Located on the outskirts of Bridgetown is the house and community where iconic billionaire businesswoman and world-renowned entertainer Rihanna grew up. Formerly known as Westbury New Road, the name changed in 2017 to celebrate the national hero and share a part of her childhood with the world. This is now a must-visit destination for any avid Rihanna superfan.
The Animal Flower Cave/ Harrison’s Cave
Barbados is home to an array of fascinating caves to explore. The island’s lone accessible sea cave, given the name “Animal Flower Cave”, comes from the sea anemones found in the pools of the cave. Elsewhere, Harrison’s Cave is Barbados’ greatest natural wonder located in the central uplands of the island. This crystallised, limestone cave is characterised by flowing streams, deep pools of crystal-clear water and towering columns.
Mount Gay Distillery
Barbados Is the birthplace of rum and the famous location where Mount Gay Rum has been carefully distilled for over 300 years. The Mount Gay distillery is where it all began and through guided tours visitors can enjoy unparalleled access to the working estate, the lands, original well, molasses house, fermentation house, distillation house and bonds.
Morgan Lewis Mill
Interested in the history behind the island? Morgan Lewis Mill is one of the last sugar mills to have operated in Barbados, now converted into a museum for any visitor open to exploring the rich history of the nation.
Bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Bathsheba Beach is a haven for surfers and those interested in aquatic life. Here, the sea rocks the coast with dramatic waves ideal for those keen for water sports. The power of the waves along this coast is shown in its erosion, that have formed a multitude of rockpools ideal for aquatic life in the shallows.
Carlisle Bay, Barbados
The central beach of Bridgetown, Carlisle Bay is a made up of white beaches stretched beside tranquil waters. It is a picturesque area of the coast, popular with swimmers, scuba divers, and thrives next to a hub of urban activity.