Barbados, the most easterly of the Caribbean islands and boasts of a pleasant climate tempered by constant sea breezes. It's a relatively flat island composed largely of coral formations and surrounded by pristine beaches. On the West Coast, you'll find coral shore beaches of fine, white sand. Trade Winds blow through the island's Eastern Coast and waves pound the rocky shore. The constant Trade Winds give Barbados a mild and pleasant tropical climate.
Grand Barbados Beach Resort is a luxury Carlisle Bay resort nestled on the glistening white sands of the island's Southwest Coast. Considered the ideal destination for business and pleasure, it is the closest resort to the historic capital city of Bridgetown, the financial and commercial capital of Barbados and only a 15-minute drive from the Grantley Adams International Airport.
Carlisle Bay is one of Barbados' most popular dive sites, its coastline is fringed with coral reefs and ship wrecks that provide excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. The nearby Dive Shop offers Barbados ocean excursions that are second to none among the marine life of the Caribbean. The Grand Barbados Beach Resort is the perfect place for swimming, sailing or diving.
Spend your day basking in the tropical sun on the beach or around the pool or cooling in the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy water sports like snorkelling and scuba diving at Carlisle Bay (one of the most popular dive sites on the island), or explore the many shipwrecks off the coast in a glass-bottom boat. The colourful fishes will dazzle you with their bright colours as they swim through clear waters.
There is always something to do in Barbados, regardless of age. During the cricket season, the Kensington Oval is the place to be to watch a cricket match. For couples wishing to take a romantic trip on a yacht, the Barbados Yacht Club located next to the Grand Barbados Beach Resort provides such services.
Within walking distance of downtown, the Resort is also close to the festive nightlife of the "Gap" - a culturally diverse area famous for exceptional dining, lively entertainment and shopping. For active guests wishing to explore the island, the resort's concierge will be delighted to assist you in arranging an unforgettable island tour or shipping excursion. You can try the Atlantis Submarines, horseback riding, cycling or mountain biking or a helicopter tour. History buffs will enjoy the Garrison, which features a rare collection of 17th-century English cannons and the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, which details the island's rich past.
There are some worthwhile attractions and festivals in Barbados that you should plan your trip around when possible, these include Barbados Jazz Festival, International Cricket and Crop Over Celebrations.
With golden sunshine, azure-blue waters and a rainbow of tropical fish, the natural beauty of Carlisle Bay, Barbados is as colourful as its festive lifestyle. For more information about the island’s history and culture or for additional Barbados shore excursions, please visit http://www.barbados.org/.
Grand Barbados Beach Resort is a Carlisle Bay resort in the heart of the island’s best nature, beaches and nightlife. For more information on our elegant Barbados beach front properties, visit the accommodations page or call (246) 426-4000.