The island of Barbados, rightly counted among the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, is therefore the ideal solution to satisfy anyone who wants to spend a stay in peace and tranquility, immersing themselves in fairytale naturalistic scenarios and in a story to be discovered. Today we will take you to discover some of the things you absolutely must see on this island.
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The Natural Reserve of Barbados, the Natural Reserve of Barbados in Italian, is the perfect destination for those who want to take long relaxing walks through an unspoiled natural paradise, home to unique animal species such as the green monkey.
By choosing one of the Costa Cruises tours, you will be able to fully and safely visit the four hectares of woods that characterize the reserve. Walking along the winding paths that wind through the vegetation will be a unique experience. The reserve was established in the late 1980s on the initiative of Canadian primatologist Jean Baulu and his wife Suzanne to study the green monkeys typical of this 17th-century area.
It is a blend of ingredients that make Bathsheba an enchanting place. Located along the east coast of Barbados, the city has around five thousand inhabitants and has developed into a fishing village.
In the city center you can admire the suggestive churches. Among them, the Anglican Church of St. Joseph, built in the 1600s but rebuilt in the 1800s after the hurricane. The town is also appreciated all over the world for its attractions, such as the Flower Forest and the Cotton Tower, from which you can admire the District of Scotland from above.
On the outskirts of the city, it is possible to visit a completely virgin rainforest that covers an area of 340,000 square meters and is home to unusual plant species.
Don’t miss to discover Harrison’s Cave in the Italian Harrison’s Cave. This spectacular site inherited its name from Thomas Harrison, a famous landowner in the area who lived in the 18th century.
Interestingly, there is no evidence that the cave’s “father” ever visited it inside. This is certainly due to the fact that in the past the entrances to natural caves were not easily accessible; moreover the internal caves were rather insidious to the point of being visited only in the 70s.
Interest in Harrison’s cave grew in 1974 when Danish explorer Ole Sorensen, accompanied by local experts Tony Mason and Allison Thornhill, decided to explore it.
Farley Hill National Park
Farley Hill National Park offers an extremely suggestive scenery that you can visit with one of the Costa Cruises tours. In this beautiful corner of Barbados sits an ancient mansion, now in ruins, emerging amidst mahogany and palm trees, atop gentle Farley Hill overlooking the Atlantic coast.
It is the perfect place to organize picnics, excursions in unspoiled and carefree nature, enjoy the shade of the mahogany or simply lose your eyes and thoughts in the turquoise blue of the sea.
It is no coincidence that many couples choose this natural paradise as the cradle of their wedding. Farley Hill was officially declared a national park and as such can be visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 1966, the year in which the island of Barbados gained independence.
Those who had already visited it were amazed. Pirate Bay, speaking Italian, is not inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and protected as such. The bay can be visited with one of the excursions proposed by Costa Cruises and offers a tropical atmosphere with a “pirate” aftertaste and typical Caribbean characteristics.
It is the perfect place to enjoy the beach and the sea, let yourself be pampered by delicious cuisine and organize interesting parties. Many consider it an authentic oasis of relaxation: you can dine on the beach, swim among the turtles, dive, admire the countless multicolored fish.
A full day in this bay is recommended to completely regenerate, fully experiencing the unique atmosphere that the Barbados islands can offer.