Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados, a tropical island in the middle of the Caribbean tax haven. I visited once during a cruise. It's really beautiful because although its got the characteristics of a colonial city, but clearly in the XXI century.
A trip to the beach was included in one of the trips offered on the Barbados Holiday Dream cruise organised by Pullmantur. The visit was short, I think only a couple of hours, which I know isn't very much. I was surprised how much marketing was done on this whole scenario. There is an admission charge (about 2€), which entitles you to use sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach. The beach was wonderful, large, fine golden sand, the sea like a pond, and the water was warm and clear. There were also booths that sold souvenirs and drinks. I was struck by the presence of security guards. On the beach there were also people who look like Bob Marley who offered to give you a back rub or foot massage (for a charge). This is the beach where the distillery is located in Malibu, you can visit it: See a video which explains to you the process of distillation and manufacture of the liquor, which was invented by a coconut falling in a barrel of rum on this island. Of course, there is a tasting and the sale of liquor. I found it a super site geared to tourists, although I must admit it was very well put together, and after spending all day on an excursion I appreciated a little bit of sunshine.
It is a natural park where you can see a variety of semi-wild animals. The first part of the route is through a forest where you can see turtles, hares and deer. There are also other specially marked out areas for birds, pelicans, aquarium of tropical fish and iguanas. There is another room with a few caged animals (they are too dangerous to be out in the open). There is a huge python, and green monkeys from Barbados, who were brought to the island in the 17th century from Senegal. The wildlife reserve has a bar and restaurant. It is open from 10 to 17h. Admission is $ 11.50 USD, and with this ticket you can also visit the Andromeda Botanical Garden.
This church is in the parish of St. John, at the end of the road and just over a cliff. There is a viewpoint from which there are spectacular views of the eastern part of the island, the lush vegetation and the Caribbean. The church was originally constructed in the seventeenth century, but was rebuilt several times after a fire and a hurricane destroyed it. It has a large tower and stained glass windows in a Gothic style. The highlight of the interior is the carved cedar wood in the pulpit, the benches, and the spiral staircase which leads to the choir area. The huge organ is a real antique, beautifully preserved in Barbados. On every church wall, plaques show the most illustrious and wealthy inhabitants of the island. The cemetery is located at the back of the church and has large tombs and mausoleums, including that of Ferdinando Paellologus, the last descendant of the Greek emperor, ve lived in Barbados for his final twenty years. It is a wonderful place to visit.
A 2.5-hectare botanical garden where you can see exotic plants from around the world (plants, flowers, palms, ferns, cactus, etc.). Most significant: its orchid garden, with many varieties of orchids, many of them in bloom. The garden is crossed by a river forming pools and waterfalls. The venue has a bar and souvenir shop. One of the main attractions of Barbados. Admission is together with the Natural Park Wildlife Reserve.
This is a very old house or a plantation. Once inside, you can see the rooms of the owners, their children and others that were built in 1660. Of course, it's been renovated as there are hurricanes in this area.
One of the best things you can do in Barbados is a catamaran excursion. There are several companies that offer them. You spend all day enjoying the sea. You can see shipwrecks and eat at the catamaran. There are salads, pasta, or fish (I recommend the Flying Fish, it´s delicious) and dessert is included.The best part is swimming with the turtles. It isn´t super cheap but it´s worth it.
Miami Beach has beautiful sand and clean water, great place to spend the day. The beach has free public Wi-Fi and a couple food trucks (I recommend Isabella at the top of the hill...get the pumpkin fritters).
Off the beaten path and not usually known to tourists, be sure to eat at "Chicken Rita's". This restaurant is an add-on to a private residence near Oistins fish market...best fried chicken I have ever had!