Is it time for you to add some new chapters to your story? Do you dream of seeing the world with all the independence and freedom you can dream of? If you are busy planning the ultimate solo travel adventure, then make sure you include the beautiful island of Barbados.
Boasting picturesque beaches, a safe environment, adventure filled activities, welcoming locals and, of course, year-round good weather, it’s no surprise why more and more solo travellers are choosing to visit the beautiful island of Barbados.
Barbados offers everything a solo traveller needs to reset, recharge, and rejuvenate, all while surrounded by the most stunning vistas imaginable.
For solo travellers that are hoping to raise their vibe and shift their energy, the Bajan way of life is the perfect starting point! Barbados is famous for its relaxed atmosphere and all-round good vibe and for solo travellers looking to socialise, Bajan people are known for being one of the most welcoming in the Caribbean.
Whether expanding your palette and tasting delicious Bajan delicacies, enjoying a tipple in the local rum shop, or grooving to calypso beats, you can be sure you’ll spend your holiday amongst good vibes. ‘Your vibe attracts your tribe’ and this is most definitely true in Barbados!
Things to See and Do
From stunning tropical landscapes and beautiful beaches to action packed activities and vibrant festivals, solo travellers can look forward to numerous ways to spend their time in Barbados.
Plan for some yoga or meditation at any of the 80 pristine white-sand beaches, many of which are recognised as the most beautiful beaches in the world – visit at sunrise and feel your stress melt away!
Unleash your inner thrill-seeker and try some water sports including jet-skiing at the ever-lively Mullins Beach, boogie boarding and paddle boarding at Pebbles Beach, surfing at the Soup Bowl and on Atlantic Shores, and high-octane kitesurfing at Silver Sands.
Explore the city of Bridgetown, the islands capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting incredible examples of colonial architecture. And, of course, don’t miss the famous Friday Night Fish Fry at the Oistins Bay Gardens, where locals and tourists alike can enjoy the amazing food and fresh seafood amongst art and craft stalls, live music, and an unbeatable Barbadian atmosphere.
Barbados is considered one of the safest Caribbean islands to visit, making it the ideal destination for those travelling solo. When travelling to a foreign destination, including Barbados, it is always wise to employ the same precautions that you would back home, including reading up on local laws and practices prior to your arrival, always keeping your belongings in view, not carrying around large amounts of cash and avoiding wearing expensive jewellery.
In terms of COVID-19, the island has handled the pandemic well, implementing a range of regulations to help suppress the spread of the virus. Learn more about this here.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful beach house, a city centre apartment or a private plush villa, you can find it all at a price which suits your pocket in Barbados. The island is home to a number of small, independent, indigenously owned hotels, guesthouses and apartments that offer quality personalised services, safety, affordability, comfort and of course, a truly Barbadian experience, making the perfect accommodation options for solo travellers.
Bayfield House is a small family-run B&B located in Mullins, St. Peter, offering ten individually furnished, en-suite rooms. Soak up the sun, relax or read on the wide breezy veranda on both floors. The B&B has a dining room and bar, which overlook a beautiful pool and tropically landscaped gardens, and offers free WIFI throughout the property.
Solo travellers will love ECO Lifestyle + Lodge, located on the Barbados’ East Coast. This intimate boutique hotel has just ten bohemian-style rooms spread across the main house and cottage, giving it a friendly and relaxed vibe ideal for small groups and the solo traveller. The hotel is Green Globe Certified with several sustainable practices in place. Guests are supplied with artisanal organic toiletries and staples including reusable water bottles, and can enjoy free Wi-Fi and workspaces, or unplug and truly unwind.
Value for Money
Solo travellers receive great value for their money in Barbados. Recent research by price-comparison website Numbeo shows the cost of rent in Barbados is 24.3% lower than that of Ireland, making it the perfect option for those solo travellers looking for cheap and cheerful accommodation. Overall, Numbeo’s findings show the cost of living in Barbados to be cheaper overall than Ireland, giving all visitors to the island more bang for their buck.
For more information on solo travel to Barbados please visit www.visitbarbados.org
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