Ancient caves, unique landforms, and historic underwater wrecks are but a sample of what awaits any curious traveller to Barbados. Barbados has much to be explored, whether by land or sea. To make it even more enticing, your island exploration can be done in the most luxurious style. Barbados tours provide plenty of sun, sea, stunning green spaces - and champagne, of course - all the elements of the perfect tropical holiday. Will it be a moonlight cruise along the shimmering island coasts? Or, maybe you would rather have an open adventure over the island’s beautiful terrain. No matter your choice, Barbados offers several luxury island tours for all preferences. One great thing about these tours is that they can all be booked before you arrive. Many of our Barbados island tour operators offer special packages onboard cruise liners and via travel agents which make your booking and planning seamless!
Charter A Yacht
Admiring the natural grandeur of a tropical island while soaking up the sunshine on a lavish yacht is the epitome of a luxurious vacation. Private yacht charters in Barbados, like Ocean Daze, Seaduced Luxury Charters and Silver Moon offer a unique and intimate view of many of the untouched charms of the island. These yachts are fully staffed, allowing you to relax and bask in the sunlit beauty of the surrounding translucent waters. Fully catered meals, personalised to your taste are prepared by some of the island’s best chefs. Of course, tantalising cocktails, champagne, and many other beverages in the fully stocked bar, only enhance your experience on the seas. If you desire to quietly recharge and relax, a chartered yacht is just what you need. Your privacy is prioritised and guaranteed as some charters sail with 12 passengers or less which ensures that you make the most of your trip. These trips can be customised for adults only if you prefer to leave the children at home.
On your tour aboard the yacht, your captain and crew will gently whisk you over the waves to visit marine attractions such as shipwrecks and popular snorkelling spots on the West Coast. Colourful lionfish, harmless jellyfish and even stingray have been known to make grand appearances while our visitors snorkel.
Board a Catamaran
If you don't care to charter an entire yacht then indulges in a catamaran cruise instead - a must on any visit to the island. Enjoy the pulsating vibes of local music while on the deck of a top of the line vessel. These cruises are enjoyed by visitors for the true Barbadian experience that is provided by the team. They include authentic local cuisine followed by a vast line up of premium beverages.
A catamaran cruise would not be complete without the vessel anchoring to allow you to explore the underwater offerings of the island. Get close to our beloved turtles, see the magnificence of the coral reefs up close and discover the antiquities of the numerous shipwrecks which lay far beneath the water’s surface. While enjoying the Barbadian sea by sunlight is a fantastic experience, the ambience and opulence are greatly amplified by night. There’s just something about dining on the water under the moon’s natural illumination that makes this simple tour feel like a special occasion.
A Private Safari
After you’ve enjoyed the scenery of the seas, the beauty of the island’s natural terrain awaits. One great way to discover more about the island’s landscape is by being part of a private island safari. Specially structured for those with a little adventure on the mind, these island tours will take you happily rocking and rolling over the breathtaking hills of Barbados. Your driver and tour guides are the stars of these tours. Countless reviews on TripAdvisor and other online forums loudly praise the hospitality and expertise of the guiding teams. They are extremely knowledgeable about the history, terrain and exciting points of interest in the country so they know exactly where you need to visit. Like many of the other tours, Island Safari expeditions can be completely personalised to suit the preferences of your group. There is no hassle when getting ready for your Island Safari. They have all your needs, wants (and whims) fully covered.
Private Hiking Tours
Should you want a more hands-on experience, then popular private hiking tours may be just the avenue for you. An added benefit is that these tours can be combined as part of a larger package involving other land or sea excursions. No need to leave the kids at the resort; hikes are ideal for children as young as eleven years old.
Hikes occur all around the island according to your preference. At the top of the island, you will make stops along Barbados’ pristine North Coast. The jagged cliffs and inclines of Barbados are sure to amaze you. One major advantage of hiking is that you get up close and personal with nature. As a tropical island, Barbados has a vast array of beautiful and vivacious plant life for you to view. Depending on your route, you may be able to see great bearded fig trees, after which Barbados was originally named. Or, on the more colourful side, there are the many bright hues of hibiscus flowers that beautifully adorn gardens and trails islandwide. Consider Xtreme Hikers Barbados as your guides, forged from a group of current and past law enforcement. You are sure to be comfortable with this team on private hikes around the island.
There is even more of the lush flora and fauna should you and your guide choose to explore the gullies found across the island such as the famed Welchman Hall Gully in St. Thomas. While your guide leads you through a few of the rugged trails, you’re sure to come across a mongoose or two, green monkeys and other curious animals along the way. After a day of exploring, in true Bajan fashion, you will be refreshed with an ice-cold rum punch and other local delicacies. Depending on the package you have booked, you can be treated to a fully catered lunch before being chauffeured back to the comforts of your accommodation.
Comfort and luxury are terms that have become synonymous with a holiday in Barbados. We want you to enjoy the sights and scenes of the island, in a way most convenient for you and your family. It may be sailing around the shimmering coastlines, happily indulging in the best culinary treats prepared by your yacht’s private chef, or, it may be exploring the natural elegance of the island’s wildlife and stunning countryside views. If you’re looking for an exquisite vacation spot, total indulgence, and unforgettable island memories you’re sure to find it all in Barbados.