Goes Ashore in the Caribbean
to see & things to do
in Bridgetown, you’ll find one of the best facilities in the
Caribbean. The cruise
terminal contains a mini-mall of shops, public telephones, car
rental agencies, and tour operators.
Taxis are right outside ready to whisk you off to the actual
city; otherwise, it’s a half hour walk.
has an abundance of attractions and the best way to see a sampling
of them is a tour, either a ship’s shore excursion or one arranged
at the dock. Some of the
highlights are Harrison’s Cave (a fascinating underground tour),
the Flower Forest (an old sugar plantation), Francia Plantation
(explore the house and enjoy the view), and Welchman Hall Gully
(lush tropical gardens owned by the Barbados National Trust).
is the place to find colorful Caribbean handicrafts and outstanding
black coral jewelry. If you
don’t find enough shops and vendors at the cruise terminal,
downtown Bridgetown’s stores carry a wide variety of duty-free
of Barbados’ pink sand beaches rival those of Bermuda for their
beauty and are certainly among the best the Caribbean has to offer.
Beach-goers will want to head for the Gold Coast on the
island’s more protected western shore. Payne’s
Bay and Mullins Beach are good snorkeling spots. All
beaches are open to the public, even those in front of luxury
Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2013 is all you need
to plan your days ashore, PLUS a cruise primer section and cruise
line profiles by Cruise Diva, Linda Coffman
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