Must-do excursions to bring your Barbados trip to life!

Last updated: Jun 5th, 2024

White sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters and breezy palm trees…welcome to Barbados! Whilst the beautiful beaches and stunning scenery are certainly a draw to this paradise island, there is so much more on offer.

We’ve listed our must-do excursions, so that you can step off the tourist trail and experience the ‘real’ Barbados on your Sports Tour.

Oistins Fish Fry

You most definitely do not want to miss out on an evening at Oistins Fish Fry as this is the ‘go to’ place for the locals. Filled with independent eateries, music and entertainment, the atmosphere here is one that you are going to want to be a part of. This is a great opportunity for students to mix with locals and get a true feel of the ‘real’ Barbados.

Catamaran Cruise

Starting at Bridgeton and sailing up the west coast, a catamaran cruise is a must! Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you head across the bright blue waters. Once away from the shore and the boat has dropped its anchor, there’ll be an opportunity to see sea turtles as they surround the boat. Seeing them in their natural habitat is an amazing experience for animal lovers. The guides really know how to look after you, offering lunch and drinks, which are both provided throughout the excursion.

Harbour Lights

Nights at the Harbour Lights are filled with live music, dancing, entertainment and locals, making this a fun and vibrant place to visit. This place is known for its themed parties and being able to put on a great Caribbean show, depicting the culture and talents of the island. Make sure you stay for the buffet BBQ! A visit here will give students a chance to really get a feel for the Caribbean culture.

Turtle Sanctuary

Give your students a once in a lifetime experience, with a visit to the sea turtle conservation project, which works to improve turtle population levels. Depending on the time of year you visit, you’ll witness the turtles coming on to the land to lay their eggs or see the eggs hatching.

Kensington Oval

Located to the west of the capital city of Bridgetown, a visit to the Kensington Oval stadium is a great way for students to spend a morning or afternoon. The stadium held the 2007 World Cup and hosts regular test matches. Incorporate a match in your itinerary for a truly memorable sporting experience!

Barbados has so much to offer to your students than just a sporting experience. With an exciting mix of unique activities, Caribbean culture, mouth-watering delicacies, thrilling entertainment and the opportunity to get up close to the wildlife, Barbados will leave you and students with long-lasting memories of a colourful country.


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