Most Romantic Spots in Barbados

Candlelit Beachside Tables |Courtesy of The House by Elegant Hotels
Candlelit Beachside Tables |Courtesy of The House by Elegant Hotels
Photo of Lyndsey Kilifin
17 April 2017

If there was ever a place put on this earth to inspire romance, it must be Barbados. The simply stunning views of blue sky, aquamarine seas and lush green hills put you back in touch with nature. Guaranteed sunsets, white sandy beaches and easy-going island life conspire to create romantic moments. Culture Trip explores the most romantic spots in Barbados.

Beaches

Bottom Bay

This is one of those picture-perfect Caribbean beaches that romantic couples dream of walking along hand-in-hand. Hidden away on the south-east coast, the soft white sand is surrounded by coral cliffs and fringed by tall swaying palms. This is the place to take a blanket and picnic basket and just spend the day together.

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Bottom Bay | © Gemteck1/Flickr

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane beach is the other type of romantic beach we all imagine enjoying. Situated on the west coast, the calm Caribbean sea washes ashore onto gently sloping white sand. The sunset is unbeatable from here. Pick up a drink and stroll along the beach to find your perfect spot—this view never fails to inspire romance.

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Beach Sunset | © Guich971/Pixabay

Parks and Reserves

Codrington College

The oldest theological college in the western hemisphere has wonderfully peaceful, cool gardens and views of the Atlantic ocean. It is open to visitors from dawn to dusk and includes gardens, lily ponds, and historic old buildings. The grounds are perfect for a romantic picnic.

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Bathsheba Park

On the ruggedly beautiful east coast, the Atlantic rolls in from the horizon, sending white horses galloping over the reef. Bathsheba park sits behind the beach, and is the ideal place to watch the sunrise. The cooling trade winds, swaying palms, and soft green grass provide a delightful early morning venue.

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Bathsheba, Barbados | © Gary Bembridge/Flickr

Restaurants

Cafe Luna

Sitting atop the Little Arches Hotel, Cafe Luna offers romantic views across the Caribbean sea. The white linen covered tables are lit by lanterns and the moon. The food is outstanding—Caribbean, Mediterranean, and Asian fusion. Arrive early to enjoy cocktails as the sun sets, then take a seat for dinner as the sky turns pink and indigo before the stars make themselves known.

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Cheers | © Holgi/Pixabay

The Cliff

This exclusive restaurant seems to hover above a pretty cove of floodlit water. The food and service are faultless at this romantic torchlit venue. White linen tablecloths move gently in the breeze to the sound of the sea gently rolling against the cliff below. A pre-dinner drink at the upper-level bar is the ideal way to introduce some romance to the evening.

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Hotels

The Sandpiper

A favorite with honeymooners, The Sandpiper has a reputation for privacy and excellent service. Surrounded by tropical gardens and facing onto a white sand beach, the hotel is intimate and luxurious. Treetop suites have their own private outdoor plunge pools and views of the vividly blue sea. Perfect for a romantic break.

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Beach House Suite | Courtesy of The Sandpiper, Barbados.

The House by Elegant Hotels

An adults-only ocean retreat designed specifically for romance. Midway up the west coast of the island, The House captures the spectacular sunset perfectly and is best enjoyed from one of the candlelit beachside tables. Champagne breakfasts and massages are guaranteed to accelerate your journey into romance.

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Candlelit Beachside Tables | Courtesy of The House by Elegant Hotels

Spas

Sand Lane Hotel Spa

An altogether grand experience awaits at Sandy Lane’s spa—starting with the marble reception and sweeping staircases. Each of the treatment suits includes its own bathroom, garden, and outdoor hydrotherapy pool. The comprehensive treatment menu includes bespoke couples experiences. Spend the day and make use of the sauna and pools.

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Coral Reef Club

The spa at the Coral Reef Club is designed around a tropical garden and housed in colonial-style buildings. The tranquil symmetry and natural textures of the spa inspire relaxation before you even set foot in one of the treatment rooms. Romantic couples will enjoy the outdoor pavilion—opt for a single treatment or a full day spa and achieve bliss together.

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Hydro Pool by day | Courtesy of The Coral Reef Club, Barbados.

Activities

Sunset Catamaran Cruise

Enjoy a romantic end to the day aboard one the catamaran cruise operators based in Bridgetown. Get collected from your hotel, and enjoy swimming with turtles and fish in the crystal clear waters before cruising the coast as the sun sets over the Caribbean sea. Afterwards, enjoy dinner and drinks before returning to shore.

Catamaran | © Sebel-Design/Pixabay

Snorkeling at Carlisle Bay

The bay actually lies within the UNESCO world heritage site on the edge of Bridgetown, the island’s capital. There are a number of shipwrecks in the bay, which can be reached from the shore by good swimmers, otherwise, there are a number of small local boats that will take you out there. Snorkels are perfectly adequate as the water is clear and shallow—although scuba diving is also available at the same location. Enjoy the wrecks and the marine wildlife together, and take an underwater camera to capture the moment.