Due to our colonial past, you’ll quickly discover that a lot of Barbados’ heritage draws on both British and African traditions and culture. A walk through the historic Bridgetown will take you past our Parliament building (the third oldest in the Commonwealth), across our famous swing bridge and through the winding streets of our city centre. From our Garrison Savannah to the George Washington House (aptly named as it the only place outside of the USA that the president ever lived), there are many little-known tidbits and treasures for history buffs! Like, did you know that Barbados is the birthplace of rum and home to the world’s oldest rum? Tours of our local distilleries (which include tastings and mixology classes) are favourites among visitors and locals alike and for an authentic Bajan experience, visit one of the 1500+ rum shops on island!
Nature lovers and adventurers will also be pleased with Barbados’ offerings including Coco Hill Forest, Welchman Hall Gully, Harrison’s Cave, and the entire East Coast of the island, which looks like a very different place!