This tour ticks off great beaches and Barbados’ rainbow-coloured capital. We’ll set off in an open-sided bus, and travel through Bridgetown. Highlights here include the historical parliament buildings and the statue of Lord Nelson in Heroes Square. We’ll also drive through the UNESCO-recognised Garrison area, the heart of Britain’s defense of the Caribbean in the 17th and 18th centuries. This region flaunts the world’s finest iron cannon collection. We’ll make our first stop of the day at Accra Beach – a wide stretch of fine sand, just next to the famous St Lawrence Gap. The locals will point you in the direction of this area’s many rum shops. These Bajan institutions range from roadside bars to high-end diners, all with a common denominator – shelves stacked with homegrown rum. Before we head back to the ship, we’ll pit-stop at a couple more beaches, including the popular Accra Beach. It’s brilliant for watersports, or if you don’t fancy getting wet, relax under the shade of the sea-grape trees that edge the white sand.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.