6 Ways to Celebrate Your Special Wedding Anniversary in Barbados
While all wedding anniversaries are a reason to celebrate, there are some milestones that you should push the boat out for. Today, many couples choose to do this by going on a special holiday. If that sounds like the ideal way for you and your husband or wife to mark the big occasion, then you should consider a trip to the wonderful island of Barbados.
With its sun-baked beaches, aquamarine seas and welcoming hospitality, Barbados is the perfect place for a celebratory holiday, offering couples everything they need to create unforgettable memories that you can treasure just like your first honeymoon. Here, are some of the magical activities you can both enjoy.
Dance and romance
There’s no better way to kindle the fire of passion than dancing the night away together and the west coast has some fabulous nightspots where you can boogie into the small hours to an array of different music styles. In Holetown, you’ll find the Red Door lounge, a highly popular venue for visitors, and the elegant, upmarket Lime Bar. Both of these offer a mix of DJs, live music and other entertainment as well as serving some of the island’s best rum cocktails. Alternatively, make the beach your venue and dance until the early hours at the outdoor Boatyard Club, in Carlisle Bay.
Dining out in style
No celebration is complete without a special dinner for two and, in Barbados, you can indulge yourselves to your heart’s delight at the many exceptional restaurants that perch themselves along the stunning west coast. For the best experience, go at dusk when you can watch the awe-inspiring Caribbean sunsets while enjoying fabulous dishes with first-class service in sumptuous surroundings.
Treat your better half in style with dinner at the internationally renowned Cliff Restaurant where chef, Paul Owens, serves up a magnificent menu of mouth-watering dishes and desserts. Just as tempting is the sophisticated Cin Cin, with its fascinatingly eccentric menu, and the chic Champers, which offers the chance to eat al fresco on its alluring, lantern-lit terrace.
If you don’t feel like leaving the villa, let Royal Westmoreland arrange a private chef to come and cook a delicious meal for you. Your dinner will be cooked up for you whilst you enjoy sipping your champagne on the patio or balcony of your own villa.
Sail into the sunset
For a truly magical anniversary experience, why not book a personal catamaran tour just for the two of you? Doing this as the sun sets will give you the chance to share one of Barbados’ most glorious sights, watching the magnificent colours of the sun as it dips over the horizon, turning the evening sky red and gold before the stars begin to twinkle. It’s an experience best enjoyed with a glass of bubbly or famous Rum Punch. There are plenty of sunset cruises available along the west coast and some of the catamarans offer all the luxuries you’ll need for your celebration, inclusive of cocktails, champagne, hors d'oeuvres and buffet food.
A once in a lifetime adventure
A milestone wedding anniversary deserves a once in a lifetime experience and one of the best on offer in Barbados is a trip to the bottom of the ocean in a specially built, tourist submarine. Few people ever get the opportunity to enjoy a submarine, so take the chance while you have it. The Atlantis will take you on a truly remarkable journey, 150ft beneath the waves, to see the stunning coral reefs and shipwrecks off the coast of Barbados as well as the amazing sea creatures that live on them. There’s even a night dive where you can spot the rarely seen nocturnal predators out hunting.
An anniversary pampering
One of the most popular ways to celebrate an anniversary in Barbados is to treat yourselves to a day of luxurious pampering. It’s a time where you can both relax, unwind and be totally looked after by someone else. The way to do this is to book a day at one of the west coast’s leading spas. There are many to choose from, with the most luxurious being in and around Holetown. Here you’ll find superb treatments carried out by expert professionals in the most sumptuous of surroundings. Why not book a treatment at Singita Wellness Spa located on Mullins Beach, with exclusive packages now available only to Royal Westmoreland holiday guests.
Discover the joys of Barbadian rum
Rum is to Barbados what Whisky is to Scotland. It was first created here, we’ve been distilling it for over 300 years and it’s our national tipple. We also make the best rum in the world. If you’re an adult who likes an occasional drink, you can’t come to Barbados and not sample the fantastic rums and rum cocktails on offer.
The best place to do this is at the Mount Gay Visitors Centre in Bridgetown. Mount Gay Distillery is the world’s oldest and the visitors' centre is the place to enjoy a tasting and to learn how to make cocktails for yourself – and drink them, of course. While you are there, make sure you enjoy a traditional Bajan lunch in the stunning gardens overlooking the Caribbean.
A wedding anniversary is a celebration of your love for each other and on big occasions, you deserve to do this in style. Barbados, with its glorious weather, fantastic beaches and wonderfully hospitable people offers you the ideal place and experiences to make your anniversary truly memorable.
If you are looking for a special place to stay on your anniversary holiday, take a look at the magnificent apartments and villas here at the prestigious Royal Westmoreland.