Barbados: The Year of Wellness and Soft Adventure

20 March 2019

Oozing laidback Caribbean charm, Barbados is a delightful combination of spectacular sun-drenched coastlines for sun-worshippers, brilliant green landscapes for the adventurous and twinkling turquoise seas for water sports enthusiasts.

2019 is Barbados’ Year of Wellness and Soft Adventure, and with an incredible array of water and land-based activities available on the island, as well as a wonderful range of luxurious health and wellbeing options, you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.

The allure of this charismatic island paradise for soft adventure lovers lies in the fact that it offers such variety. From surfing and river tubing to horse riding and mountain biking, enjoy excitement as well as relaxation during your unforgettable Bajan holiday and make memories to last a lifetime!

With over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year and average year-round temperatures in the high 20’s Barbados’ reputation of beautiful weather certainly delivers.

Rebecca, Travel Counsellor

Yoga and Pilates

Barbados beach yoga

Are you ready to leave the grind of daily life behind and recharge your batteries? Then you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the wonderful experience of yoga and meditation in Barbados. Feel the Caribbean sunshine beaming down and the gentle sea breeze against your skin and enjoy yoga and Pilates like never before. Combining natural beauty and luxurious accommodation, it’s even easier to get in touch with your inner calm and reach a state of complete bliss!

Boasting some of the best yoga resorts in all of the Caribbean, the yoga classes in Barbados are unique, and the fantastic choice of centres on the island means that you’re bound to be able to find something which is perfect for your needs.

 

Paddle Boarding

Barbados swimming with turtles

No Barbados holiday would be complete without taking to the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea! Whether you want to cruise on a catamaran or get up close and personal with the aquatic life by going swimming or snorkelling, there’s something for everyone to enjoy,

If you’re ready to dip your toe into the world of paddle boarding, there’s probably no better place on the planet to do so than beautiful Barbados! The calm, clear waters of Carlisle Bay and Batts Rock on the west coast of the island are perfect for newcomers, and once you’ve found your paddle boarding legs, why not combine this unforgettable experience with a swimming tour to see some of the island’s majestic turtles?

A catamaran cruise is a must, the staff on board were superb, assisting those less confident in the water, there was the option of swimming with turtles, snorkelling was amazing with so many varieties of fish.

Caroline, Travel Counsellor

Mountain Biking

Head off the beaten track and discover the numerous scenic roads and trails to be found all over the island.

An intoxicating mix of brilliant green plants, heady floral scents and gentle rolling hills overlooking the glistening Caribbean Sea, the Barbados landscape is nothing short of spectacular. Grab your bike and discover emerald-green fields filled with sugar canes and stunning tropical flora and fauna, secluded beach coves, glorious deserted beaches and much more besides!

Horse Riding

Barbados horsing riding

Perhaps one of the most pleasurable ways of exploring Barbados’ breath-taking landscape is on horseback. There are plenty of guided tours available that will take you through trails, around the hills or along stunning stretches of coastline to discover dramatic rock formations, awe-inspiring cliff faces and cascading waterfalls

Health and Wellbeing

Barbados health and wellbeing

Featuring some of the world’s most luxurious and renowned spa resorts, revitalise mind, body and spirit in Barbados; all surrounded by palm-fringed beaches and gin-clear seas

One of the island’s best-loved health and wellbeing resorts is the beachfront Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. A timeless retreat restored from a former private Colonial Club, the resort’s soaring palm trees and lush tropical gardens offer a chilled ambience and a feeling of quiet luxury. Throughout this serene hideaway, there are numerous facilities for the health-conscious traveller to enjoy, including a fitness centre and Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes, as well as massages, facials and other spa and salon services. There’s also an organic herb and vegetable garden from where the Executive Chef chooses many of the restaurants delicious and fresh ingredients.

Another resort of note is Santosha Barbados on the island’s rugged east coast, where relaxing spa rituals will help to revive body, mind and spirit. A tranquil and remote hideaway, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with your true self!

If you’re ready to discover even more of blissful Barbados, contact your Travel Counsellor today and enjoy exclusive access to benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.

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