Discover the best things to do in Barbados near our Bridgetown beach resort

Perched on Needham’s Point peninsula along a string of pristine white-sand beaches, Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados is the perfect spot to enjoy the calm, turquoise waters of Carlisle Bay. Take in beautiful shoreline vistas from a stand-up paddleboard, or snorkel around sunken ships while keeping an eye out for sea turtles. When you’ve had enough sun and sand, there are plenty of things to do in the country’s capital, Bridgetown, from rum tastings to shopping for local crafts. The colonial house that once put up George Washington is just a few minutes’ walk from our hotel, and nearby Garrison Savannah has hosted horse races since the 19th century. If you’re an early riser, you might even catch a glimpse of the fleet-footed animals enjoying a morning swim just steps from your hotel room.

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Atlantis Submarines

2.02 mi / 3.25 km from the hotel
Get lost in a different world as you descend 150 feet beneath the waves in a real submarine lined with glass observation windows. Be on the lookout for local sea creatures as you listen to a narrated description of a shipwreck.

Flower Forest

8.81 mi / 14.18 km from the hotel
The perfect spot to spend a lovely afternoon, this botanical garden meanders over 53 acres and is home to a host of exotic birds, winding paths, and picnic areas.

George Washington House

0.19 mi / 0.31 km from the hotel
Find out more about this expertly restored house that served as a temporary home for America’s first president in 1751.

Harrison’s Cave

7.45 mi / 11.99 km from the hotel
For a break from the Caribbean sun, venture into Harrison’s Cave. Guided tours explore the vast cave system’s underground streams, pools, and chambers featuring intricate stalagmites and stalactites.

Island Safari

3.88 mi / 6.25 km from the hotel
Hop in a 4x4 for an off-road excursion into the Barbadian wilderness.

Orchid World

6.61 mi / 10.64 km from the hotel
Nature lovers adore this six-acre garden that beckons you to take a relaxing stroll among thousands of orchids and other native flowers.

Quayside Centre

1.44 mi / 2.31 km from the hotel
Find local crafts, artwork, gifts, souvenirs, and more at this one-stop shopping center. When you’re ready for a break, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

Pelican Craft Centre

1.41 mi / 2.28 km from the hotel
With dozens of stores and craft studios, this local shopping village is the perfect spot to pick up locally made souvenirs like jewelry, ceramics, and paintings.

Paddle Barbados

0.02 mi / 0.03 km from the hotel
Rent gear from Paddle Barbados to learn how to paddleboard or further develop your skills on beautiful Carlisle Bay.