Far away from the everyday, along with a dusting of white sand between your toes, you can expect a sprinkling of romance on your Barbados getaway.
Whether it's a dreamy honeymoon, anniversary sojourn or just time for the two of you, this seemingly tiny, twenty-one-mile island may be small in size, but it's the shining star of the Caribbean for couples seeking uninterrupted romance. Whether it's frolicking along the shore, exploring the island's historical landmarks, diving with marine life or dining at prestigious restaurants including The Lone Star and The Cliff, you'll be seduced by Barbados in no time.
A Couple Of Adventures
Although some may travel to Barbados in search of beach bliss, don't be fooled, this is an island with lots to do. The warm waters play host to boundless watersports, including kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding, while snorkelling and scuba diving will reveal the residents of the underwater world, including hawksbill turtles and schools of tropical fish. Alternatively, stay above water and explore the coast aboard luxury catamaran, Seaduced. Sail in style as you enjoy the chic yacht's modern facilities, along with the service of an attentive crew and plenty of perfectly chilled Champagne!
Since being given the name 'Los Barbados' by Portuguese sailors in the 1500s, Barbados' legacy has continued to blossom into the colourful heritage that's evident today. If you're a couple of history buffs, bring the past to life and explore the island's landmarks and monuments, including the 350-year-old St. Nicholas Abbey and insightful Arlington House Museum. The wilder sights and scenery of Barbados are best seen by Island Safari, allowing you to travel on and off-road by 4WD with a local guide to uncover natural wonders and hidden gems.
Wining and Dining
Barbados' restaurant scene is one of the best in the Caribbean. Frequented by A-listers, it's essential to experience the island's fine dining together, whether you're perched on water's edge or a cliff-top. Lovingly nicknamed 'the Ivy of the Caribbean', boutique hotel and renowned eatery The Lone Star is famed for stellar service and enviable views of Barbados' Platinum Coast. While the menu of European specialities with Caribbean flair is utterly mouthwatering, don't depart without savouring an expertly mixed rum cocktail in the famous Star Bar.
The Cliff Restaurant
The Lone Star
Dining Along Barbados Waterfront
Internationally renowned restaurant The Cliff should also feature highly on any gourmand's bucket list. As you admire dramatic panoramas of the horizon from your table by candlelight, share in your passion for food as you relish the masterful menu of Chef Paul Owens. For those in search of a contemporary culinary destination, Cin Cin (pronounced Chin Chin) is unmissable. Take a seat and dine alfresco on the waterside terrace, with signature dishes comprising a wealth of fresh seafood which promises to leave your palate more than satisfied.
Switch off from your day-to-day and detoxify yourself with Barbados' fresh sea air. Early birds may enjoy sunrise yoga on the beach, while others may prefer to relax with a blissful beauty treatment late afternoon. Embellished with exotic flora and soothing waterfalls, the spa at Coral Reef Club sets the scene for complete serenity. Choose a couples' massage and indulge in 50 or 80 minutes together in the privacy of the garden pavilion, while post-treatment, you can fully unwind in a quiet, shaded cabana. Those staying at sister property The Sandpiper can also immerse themselves in this tranquil setting, easily accessed via a five-minute transfer.
Another of Barbados' naturally beautiful haunts, why not stroll through the peaceful ambience of Hunte's Gardens? This picturesque botanical haven is formed of a series of 'mini gardens', which an easy-to-walk path will guide you through, set to the sound of continuously playing classical music. Following your journey through the rare flora and vibrant displays, rest your legs with a coffee, tea or traditional rum punch on one of the carefully hidden benches, or climb to the heights of the top house to listen to the fascinating stories of eccentric owner, Anthony Hunte.