Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados and is home to a busy port which is well utilised by fishing boats and pleasure craft. There are plenty places of interest as well as some fantastic opportunities for tax free shopping.


Bridgetown, originally known as 'Indian Bridge', is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados. It is a busy port with a natural harbour inlet, known as the Careenage, and is well utilised by pleasure craft and fishing boats.

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Bridgetown Hotels (4)

Hilton Barbados is a five-star complex with great views over the Caribbean Sea. The resort is well suited for families and couples who are wanting a quiet holiday in the sun....

A modern and spacious hotel which is ideally suited to business or leisure travellers seeking to be within walking distance of the beach and local restaurants....

Island Inn is an All Inclusive hotel consisting of just 24 rooms, offering a relaxed atmosphere. This is the ideal choice for a tranquil beach holiday in Barbados....

A beachfront hotel situated in Carlisle Bay, offering comfortable accommodation within easy reach of the island's capital....


There is a good choice of in and around Bridgetown. Go swimming and snorkeling at Freshwater Bay, Paradise Beach and Batts Rock Beach or, laze on the beach at Needhams Point.

Carlisle Bay is a popular spot for wreck diving and you can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving at its colourful underwater park.

Things to Do

Bridgetown is the capital city and is home to many historic attractions, British colonial architecture and places of interest.

You can see St Michaels Cathedral and the Parliament Buildings, walk through National Heroes Square and see the Lord Nelson Statue and Dolphin Fountain, the Chamberlain Bridge which crosses the Carneege, Independence Square and the Independence Arch.

Out and About

The Transport Board run an island sightseeing bus tour every Sunday afternoon, departing from Independence Square.

For local handicrafts, the Pelican Village provides an attractive shopping complex on the waterfront, near the harbour.

Graph displaying average temperatures throughout the year at Bridgetown


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