Barbados, Where You Can Swim With Turtles & See A Shipwreck Up Close

Barbados, Where You Can Swim With Turtles & See A Shipwreck Up Close

#Barbados is a tropical paradise. Fairly easy to get to, with flights in and out and cruise ships willing to drop you off on it's sandy shores, the island provides a ton of ways to stay #active. You can #dive down to shipwrecks and snorkel with fish, and if you really wanted, you could make your stay last for months!


Upon landing in Barbados, you know you are in paradise. A favorite cruise ship pit-stop, tourism makes up most of the economy here, aside from the rum making of course.

There are several ways to enjoy the island, fly in and stay for a weekend or a month, or take a cruise with Barbados in the itinerary and explore for a day.

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There’s a lot to do in a day. For $50, you can swim with the turtles and see a shipwreck up close. And in the afternoon, enjoy lounging by the beach with a Barbados rum, and with only $10 for three drinks, it is definitely a way to end a day.

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I’ve met a lot of people who stay here for a month or two, from the US, Canada, and South Africa. Barbados is popular for snorkeling, diving and turtles, but surfing is also a big thing down here from December to March on the East Coast. And it's usually around this time of the year that the vacationers spend a month just living the island life.

It's usually around this time of the year that the vacationers spend a month just living the island life.

Boatyard is a popular beach destination where you can check out the snorkeling scene and see turtles, and at least three shipwrecks. Once you step foot on Boatyard, there is a lot of scalpers who will offer boat tours, snorkeling rentals, jet ski and turtle encounters. You can bargain for a good rate if you're with a big group, but either way, it's worth it.

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Amazing architecture

My favorite activity is the shipwreck snorkeling. It is always a different discovery of ocean life every time we snorkel down there. It takes about 40 minutes to swim from the shore to the shipwreck site, or you can go with the boat tour and they will drop you off at the shipwreck where you can swim for 45 minutes. The boat tours are fun and usually come with a free rum and a short cruise. Some boats even have a dance-off with the tour guides, where they will teach you the Caribbean moves!

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They currently have a hop-on hop-off bus that offers unlimited rum and non alcoholic drinks and they take you to the top tourist spots on the island. They have family rates that are good when you have kids with you.

Aside from beach activities, check out Harrison's Cave or visit the gardens and batik shops for some leisurely walking. For lodging, you can stay in the center of Bridgetown, or opt to be closer to the water.

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Enjoy a day in Barbados and experience its beauty or spend a month and love the island completely!

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