As relaxing as vacations are, we can all agree that all the planning that goes into our getaways can be pretty stressful. In a perfect world, we'd all just jet off at a moment's notice and not have to worry about the who, what, where, when, and why of it all. Sadly, though, that's not the case. One of the first steps of planning a vacation is, of course, deciding where to go. Sometimes you disagree with your vacation mates on what the ideal destination is and that can be a bummer. The solution is to go somewhere that has everything: relaxing beaches, fun activities, delicious food, an abundance of culture, and nightlife. What vacation destination am I talking about? Well, Barbados, of course.
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island with seventy miles of stunning coastline. From it's capital city Bridgetown, with is colonial buildings and cruise-shop port, to the many beaches, Barbados has something for everybody. While the food, history, shopping, and nightlife are all part of what makes Barbados so special, the biggest allure is the beaches. You might be wondering what makes the beaches in Barbados so different from everywhere else in the world, and the answer is that each one is completely unique and offers visitors something you can't get anywhere else. Each gorgeous beach in Barbados lets you experience something different and you'll leave this island ready to plan your next visit.
In case you doubt just how stunning Barbados really is, here are the top ten most beautiful beaches in Barbados.
If you're the kind of beach-goer that can't sit still, this is the ideal location for you. It's the perfect spot for adventurous activities like surfing, parasailing and kite surfing.
This picturesque village is home to fishing folk, guesthouses and local rum shops and restaurants.
For those who believe they were mermaids in a former life, Carlisle Bay is for you. This bay is best known for its calm waters, making perfect for swimming. Hop in the water and have fun. Maybe even go scuba diving.
Crane beach is another great spot for adventurous souls. Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beautiful beach, making it one of the most unique beaches on the island. You won't want to miss this spot.
Like Carlisle Bay, Bath Beach is another one of Barbados' best swimming beaches. There are minimal waves and almost no undertow, so, you can a day filled swimming, sun, and fun.
Located to the south of Bridgetown, Pebbles Beach has crystal clear water and beautiful views of the city. You can take in views of the ocean, as well as views of the capital city. Doesn't sound like a bad day to me.
One of the best parts of this small beach is a lively restaurant and beach bar located right on the sand. Grab a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the amazing views.
This pink-sand cove is protected by high jagged cliffs, giving it such a stunning coastline. Lined with coconut palms and crystalline waters, Bottom Bay is truly gorgeous. Be careful here, though, because those gorgeous blue waters are known for having a strong undertow. This beach is a great spot for picnic and grabbing those Instagram-perfect photos.
Located in Rockley, Accra Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Barbados. Sea and sun bathers who want to be close to amazing amenities and public transportation will love it here.
The closest beach to Bridgetown is Brownes Beach, making this beach perfect for those who want a little bit of everything all at once. Brownes Beach is pretty majestic, as well, with close to a half mile of sand.
These are just some of the beaches you can visit while in Barbados. So, what are you waiting for? Book that vacation you've been putting off. Barbados is waiting for you.