From street parties to surfing Kelly Slater’s favorite break, we’ve sourced the best ways to soak up coastal culture on this cool Caribbean isle.
The perfect balm to combat winter chill? Beaches, Bajan food and a warm Barbadian welcome, of course. The Caribbean island of Barbados is just 34km (21mi) long and no more than 23km (14mi) wide. But with 96km (60mi) of coastline, extensive coral reefs and two protected marine parks, Barbados is the ideal escape for a winter-sun holiday.
The largest floating water park in the Caribbean features a mammoth playground of jumps and slides in the warm, crystal-clear waters of Brandon Beach, Bridgetown, on the west coast of Barbados. Families with children of all ages can enjoy circuits encompassing large slides, jumps and obstacles, as well as a Wetball park, swimming school, restaurant and bar. Rascals Waterpark is an easy 15-minute walk from the island capital Bridgetown.