4 ‘Chill’ Things to Do in Barbados Right Now

Summer is in full swing in Barbados and it’s the perfect time to take it easy. Our concierge team proposes a quiet start to July with some relaxing and rejuvenating activities. Here are our top picks if you’re traveling to Barbados over the next few weeks.

Dine Around

Barbados Restaurant The Gazebo at Saint Peter's Bay
The culinary scene in Barbados features dining options for every palate and preference.

Dining in Barbados is more than an afterthought, it is an attraction on its own. There are many iconic eateries and restaurants in Barbados, and the island is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean.

Sample traditional Bajan food at Sharkey’s in St. Lawrence Gap, Cuz’s Fish Stand at Needham’s Point or The Caboose in Speightstown. Enjoy international cuisine served in the opulent settings of Lone Star, QP Bistro, The Tides or Fish Pot Restaurant.

Stay close to the sea at beach bars and restaurants such as Carib Beach Bar in the south; La Cabane or Calma Beach Club on the west; Sea Shed or One Eleven East on the north-west coast; and head to the east coast for Zemi Cafe.

You can grab a quick bite at one of the island’s food courts. Some options include Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Worthing Square, Lantern’s at Hastings, Quayside Centre, or Savvy on the Bay. Or maybe you prefer to indulge in a vegan and gluten-free dish or catch a game with some eats at a local sports bar. And don’t miss the Oistins Fish Fry for delicious grilled seafood, music, and a fun Barbadian vibe – it’s a must-visit for seafood lovers.


Enjoy our Gardens

Hunte's Gardens Barbados
Enjoy a quiet day at one of Barbados’ tranquil gardens.

Of course, Barbados’ natural endeavors extend beyond the beach. Our gardens and parks welcome you to enjoy a serene and scenic natural immersion.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens is the oldest and largest garden in Barbados. Horticulturalist Iris Bannochie created the garden seven decades ago at her residence located uphill from the islands east coast. The 8-acre undulating landscape is home to an impressive collection of tropical plants and exotic flowers, all perfectly capturing the island’s horticultural history.

Another signature garden experience is that of Hunte’s Gardens, nestled in a collapsed gully at Coffee Gully, St. Joseph. Mr. Hunte’s meticulous curation of colorful blooms, verdant flora and tranquil spots encompass this geography perfectly. Mr. Hunte is also happy to host visitors to a refreshing cup and rousing conversation.

For those looking for a more physically demanding nature experience, visit Coco Hill or Naniki for an immersive walk – or hike – through dense island flora.

Visit a Farmers’ Market

Barbados Brighton Farmers Market
Fresh finds and country vibes. Barbados’ farmers’ markets are perfect for those looking to slow down and support local farmers and artisans

In Barbados, farmers’ markets are weekend hubs of activity where patrons enjoy fresh, locally grown produce, handmade crafts, and traditional Bajan delicacies.

Every Saturday, the Brighton Farmers’ Market comes alive, combining fresh produce and local culture in a charming rural setting. Locals and visitors converge to have an al fresco, countryside breakfast where vendors ply their produce and artisanal goods. And, on occasion, there are even relaxing yoga sessions that patrons may join.

Holder’s Farmers Market in Barbados is a beloved gathering spot hosted on the grounds of the historic Holders House. This weekly market is held each Sunday on the west coast, and is a treasure trove of local produce, artisanal goods, and culinary delights. Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade breads, and locally produced cheeses, and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With live music often adding to the ambiance, Holder’s Farmers Market is not just a place to shop but a community experience.

Enjoy Barbados Beaches

Barbados Beaches Saint Peter's Bay
Be sure to explore all options to maximize your Barbados beach experience.

Snorkel, wing foil, jet ski, surfing, catamaran cruises and more are available for you to explore our beautiful Barbados beaches. Visit the top-rated Crane Beach for a lounge day, or head to Barbados’ capital of Bridgetown for a snorkel on the reefs and wrecks at Carlisle Bay.

Stick around in the capital for a submarine dive at Atlantis Submarines or have our concierge team book a luxury catamaran cruise for you and your loved ones. Or simply enjoy a rum punch on a pristine Barbados beach.

For guests at Saint Peter’s Bay, you have the perk of enjoying our feels-private west coast beach. Enjoy our plush loungers, complimentary non-motorized watersports and attentive beach runners to complete your beach day bliss.


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