6 Remarkably Romantic Activities in Barbados
With sun-kissed beaches, sapphire seas and warm hospitality, Barbados offers the ultimate in romantic holidays. Ideal for new couples, honeymooners and life-long lovers, the island has everything you need to experience unforgettable moments that you can treasure together. Here we have put together some of the best love inspired activities you can enjoy.
1. Fine wining and dining
Eating out together is an essential part of a romantic holiday but if you want to make it truly special, you have to treat yourselves to some fine dining. With stunning views over the
Caribbean, first class service and elegant décor, the west coast of Barbados has a fabulous selection of restaurants to experience.
High on your list should be the internationally renowned The Cliff restaurant, often frequented by A-Listers, where you can indulge your passion for food and stoke the fires of love by sharing a Flaming Snowball: strawberries and ice-cream encased in meringue and drenched in flaming Grand Marnier. Equally as enticing are the highly fashionable Cin Cin which offers a seductively tantalising menu of eccentric dishes and the stunning Champers with its lantern lit sea terrace and exquisite menu.
2. Dance the night away
As the saying goes, ‘couples who dance together, stay together’, so there’s nothing better for showing how much you love each other than getting on the dancefloor.
One of the island’s best nightspots is the Red Door Lounge, in Holetown. With local and international DJs and live music, this open plan lounge bar is the perfect setting to enjoy a dance together and sample some of their refreshing cocktails.
Also in Holetown, is the chic Lime Bar. Offering sumptuous surroundings and first class service, here you can enjoy the mix of DJs, musicians and live entertainment in the area’s most sophisticated venue.
For couples who like to dance long into the night, try the Boatyard, at Carlisle Bay. The great DJs and live bands which perform at this outdoor club put on lively performances that are guaranteed to get you on your feet and dancing away.
3. Sunset sensuality
Barbadian sunsets are a thing to behold and sharing them with your loved one can be a truly magical moment. One of the best ways to enjoy a romantic sunset is to take a lazy stroll along the beach at Carlisle Bay. Away from the hustle and bustle, you can spend this special time alone together, hand in hand, watching the sky turn golden and red as the sun winks out over the horizon.
Equally as blissful is taking a sunset cruise on one of the spectacular catamarans you can charter along the west coast. Here you can relax together enjoying the delicious cocktails, champagne, hors d'oeuvres and buffet food while watching the sunset and taking in the splendid views of the palm-lined Barbados shore.
4. Book a couple’s spa
For a truly relaxing way to spend time together why not unwind with a day at one of the area’s top spa centres. You’ll find the best Barbadian spa treatments in and around Holetown where blissful pampering is a speciality and a delight not to be missed.
For romantic indulgence, try the Atera Boutique Spa, at the upmarket Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. Here you can enjoy a full day of signature treatments together, served up with great products and first class personal service.
5. Make your own rum cocktails
Barbados is the home of the world’s best rum, so if you fancy cosying up with a cocktail or two, the one place you have to visit is the Mount Gay Visitors Centre in Bridgetown. Set in romantic gardens overlooking the Caribbean, you can see how this 300 year old distillery makes the perfect rum, enjoy a traditional Bajan lunch and even learn how to mix rum cocktails together.
6. Enjoy an idyllic picnic in stunning surroundings
Perhaps the best place on the island to get away from it all is Hunte’s Gardens, one of the most beautiful and spectacular places in Barbados. Situated in the island’s rainforest, this is the ideal spot for a picnic for two. With mini-gardens galore, each with a unique design, you’ll be spoilt for choice over where to unpack the hamper and pop the cork. It’s a great place to explore, a perfect setting to take memorable photos and the ideal backdrop to a romantic lunch beneath the shady canopy of exotic trees.
Barbadians believe that love is a thing to be celebrated and you’ll find the locals will go out of their way to make your romantic holiday as enjoyable and memorable as possible. You’ll also discover that Barbados has everything you need to help you and your partner create those magic moments that you can treasure forever. For a truly special romantic holiday, take a look at the gorgeous apartments and villas here at the prestigious Royal Westmoreland.