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Barbados is the Perfect Romantic Destination

Barbados is the perfect place to experience a slice of idyllic island life. From its bustling capital city of Bridgetown to its tranquil beaches that feel a world away, it’s one of our favourite destinations to unwind and recharge.

Did you know that Barbados is famed as a romantic getaway destination, perfect for weddings, honeymoons and making memories with someone special? We’re here to tell you why.

Quick facts

  • Barbados is the birthplace of rum, first distilled here in 1703 – a tour of one of the 3 major distilleries is an absolute must-do during your visit!
  • The island enjoys a packed calendar of festivals and celebrations like Crop-Over and Kadooment Day, so you’re sure to find a party somewhere during your stay.
  • Barbados is a true melting pot of cultures from Amerindian to West African to European.
  • The capital, Bridgetown, in an UNESCO World Heritage Site with the third oldest parliament building in the Commonwealth and the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the Western Hemisphere.

Island of Romance

Perfect for weddings!

Barbados is known to be one of the world’s most romantic destinations for weddings thanks to its picturesque landscape, its gorgeous beaches and blue seas, its year-round sunshine and warm, welcoming people.

The island is packed with top wedding venues!

The Flower Forest is 53 acres of natural beauty with gorgeous tropical gardens making it an ideal wedding spot just a three-minute drive from the popular Harrison’s Cave.

Guinea Plantation has been fully restored from its origin as one of the island’s first sugar plantations dating to 1654, to become a romantic accommodation and events venue. It’s a picture-perfect place for a wedding!

St. James Parish Church has a timeless quality, a historic building that’s one of the island’s most sought-after wedding venues for a good reason. Its atmosphere of sweeping romance makes it unforgettable.

Bridgetown Port

Our Favourite Romantic Spots

There are so many romantic things to see and do in Barbados.

First on your list needs to be watching the sunset from the Barbados Boardwalk. Located on the island’s southern coast, it offers some of the most spectacular views of the iconic Caribbean sunset anywhere on the Island. It’s also away from the jet skis and parties of many beaches so you can definitely find some peace and quiet to celebrate your shared love.

Barbados is rightly proud of its status as the birthplace of rum so a visit to the island’s oldest distillery, Mount Gay Rum Distillery is a must-do. Tours are available for you to learn more about the drink and for something truly satiating book the Bajan Buffet Lunch Tour and enjoy the island’s sumptuous cuisine, along with a parade of local cocktails for a romantic, lazy afternoon.

Hunte’s Gardens is a stunning natural oasis in the island’s interior. These gardens are home to an astonishing range of tropical plants. Bring along a picnic for a perfect romantic afternoon!

Barbados remains part of the British Commonwealth and much of that colonial-era heritage remains in the charming streets of Bridgetown. A port town on the crescent-shaped harbour of Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown’s boardwalks, promenades, malls and restaurants offer many lazy days of relaxation. The whole city is an UNESCO World Heritage site packed with history so don’t forget to spend some time exploring it.

Spas & Wellness

You can take some time out to enjoy the ultimate in relaxation in Barbados. The natural surrounds are relaxing enough but the islands boasts plenty of blissed-out spas and wellness destinations too. Barbados was announced Wellness Destination of the Year 2020 at the Caribbean Travel Awards, and for good reason! This Caribbean island offers an abundance of wellness activities perfect for you and your loved one to enjoy together.

Hit the Beach

Hit the Beach!

All over Barbados, you’ll discover amazing beaches. Whether you’re looking for busy sands full of activity or peaceful coves where you can get away from it all, you’ll find it here. Chill out on popular Miami Beach or surf on Silver Sands. Splash around on Dover Beach, and visit the iconic local turtles at Alleyne’s Bay, Pebbles Beach or one of their other seaside dwellings.

A Little Adventure!

How about something a bit adventurous?

Horseback riding is a perfect romantic day out and the island caters to all levels of experience. What a stunning way to take in the island’s coast and lush landscapes.

Try a lazy afternoon from the deck of a luxurious Catamaran upon the sparkling blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.

For something more fast-paced head to Bushy Park Race Track for a guided spin in a Formula 4 class car!

Go scuba diving in Carlisle Bay or Folkestone, two amazing marine conversation areas bustling with marine life.

A Culinary Destination

Barbados may draw you in with its idyllic tropical beaches and delicious rum but, time and time again, it’s the culinary experience that will have you coming back for more. Known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean, Barbados is home to a range of beautiful restaurants that are perfect for spending a romantic evening with your loved one.


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