Sports and Recreation in Barbados

Relaxation and Spa Treatments

Spa treatment overlooking the sea

If a bit of pampering and relaxation is what you are looking for, Barbados is fast becoming a top destination to relax mind, body and soul.

Several clinics and spas across the island offer a wide selection of therapies including acupuncture, reflexology, yoga, Reiki and ear candling. A range of massages are available including Swedish, deep tissue, aromatherapy or sports.

  • Dernier Cri Mobile Spa & Makeup
  • Centre for Wellbeing at Cobblers Cove
  • The Spa at Coral Reef Club
  • Sandy Lane Spa
  • Cher-Mere Day Spa
  • Yin Yang Clinic & Beauty Spa
  • Smooth Shells Day Spa

Golf

A choice of championship courses in Barbados

Fodor's "Caribbean 2006" travel guide says of Barbados... "Golfers can choose from among some of the best championship courses in the Caribbean."

Sunny weather all year round makes Barbados an ideal location for golfers. The island is home to some of the best golf course in the Caribbean including Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland.

  • Barbados Golf Club, Durants, Christ Church
  • Royal Westmoreland, Westmoreland, St. James
  • Sandy Lane, Sandy Lane, St. James
  • Rockley Golf Club, offers a 9-hole executive golf course in Rockley, Christ Church
  • Almond Beach Village, Heywoods, St. Peter

Diving & Snorkelling

Diving

Barbados is blessed with several excellent dive sites, mostly found along the west coast north of Bridgetown. As Barbados is a coral rather than a volcanic island it has an abundance of sea life, coral reefs and sponges. Interesting wrecks litter the seabed at depths from as little as 30' to the renowned wreck of the Stavronikita at 100'. The gentle warm waters of the Caribbean ensure a safe and interesting environment for the casual snorkeler or the more experienced scuba diver.

Cricket

Cricket is the national sport of Barbados. Thousands of Barbadians and visitors flock to world class cricket matches at the famous Kensington Oval ground in Bridgetown. The carnival atmosphere at a test match or a restricted over game is an unforgettable experience. However, watching local games on the beach or village green can be equally entertaining.


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