5 reasons to go for a family holiday to Barbados

5 reasons to go for a family holiday to Barbados

If you are like me you will think long and hard before you book your family holiday. You are probably thinking that a holiday with your kids in tow is not really a holiday but that is not true. I know families that went around the globe travelling with their young children so a trip to Barbados is not really harder than what they’ve done.

So if you are still in two minds about booking your Barbados holiday please keep reading and you will find lots of reasons why you should go for it.

Beautiful and white sand beaches

Just imagine yourself chatting with your other half while enjoying a nice exotic cocktail on a white sand beach in Barbados. Next to you your children are enjoying their time too playing in the sand and water. There are not a lot of children I know that don’t enjoy spending their whole day at the beach so you are in for a win with this.

 

Atlantis Adventures 

 
 

When we looked up to see what is interesting to do in Barbados with our kids my husband was the one that spotted one this adventure. He was really excited! Pretty much like a child. So you can imagine that if he got so excited what will the kids reaction will be! I one feel a bit scared of the whole business…going underwater freaks me out a little bit but the opportunity to see the underseas creatures and corals makes me really curious and I would probably go for it. I mean if you are there how could you lose the chance for such an experience.

Sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, moray eels, thousands of colourful fish and many kinds of coral will convince you too I am sure.

Plus as I could find out from their website(link above) there are 5 types of guided tours – the night one sounds like a very interesting choice.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

This is not a zoo. The reserve is located in a natural mahogany wood so you have the opportunity to walk freely through the reserve and watch the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. Apparently the stars of the reserve are the green monkeys:

 

But your kids will enjoy seeing other animals too – parrots, flamingos, peacocks, pelicans and birds; snakes, iguanas, turtles and tortoises plus some non-native animals like brocket deer, agouti, caiman and armadillo.

Overall a must go place if you are visiting Barbados with children small or big.

Harrison’s Cave

The cave got it’s name from the old owner of the land back in 1700’s, Thomas Harrison. In 1974 the cave was finally mapped and the government realised its potential as a touristic attraction. It finally opened in 1981. The job they done excavating the tunnels for the tram is amazing!

Harrison’s Cave by Kevin Knoll

A unique phenomenon of nature, Harrison’s Cave is an amazing gallery of stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave, and stalagmites that emerge from the ground, with streams of crystal-clear running water that drop from breathtaking waterfalls to form deep emerald pools. The stalactites and stalagmites were formed over thousands of years and in some places the stalactites have reached down to the stalagmites and a spectacular pillar has been formed.

(Source http://www.barbados.org/hcave.htm)

Swimming with turtles

Now if you have older kids this is a great activity to do with them. I don’t think kids under the age of 12 will be able to swim with the turtles but you can always check.

The video I found on Barbados.org says everything about swimming with turtles so no more from me on this subject.

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7 Comments

  1. June 8, 2014 / 9:49 am

    OK, that’s enough convincing, I’m there!

  2. June 8, 2014 / 11:10 am

    The Atlantis adventure sounds amazing!

  3. June 8, 2014 / 12:21 pm

    You had me sold on the idea of a holiday to Barbados at ‘white sandy beaches’ !

  4. June 8, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    That is most definitely a place on my list! Looks amazing! 🙂

  5. June 9, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Barbados looks beautiful! I’d love to go on the undersea adventure.

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