Beaches, Barbados has plenty of beautiful white sand beaches. The best beaches can be found along the Caribbean (southwestern) coast. Here you can find long stretches of white sand and calm waters. However this is also the area where most of the beach resorts are located. All beaches are 'public' although sometimes you have to cross the property of the hotels. A large part of the north, southeast, and east coasts have steep limestone cliffs, but in between those small private sandy coves with palmtrees can be found. Be careful with swimming though, currents and undertow can be strong on the east side of the island. Quiet sand beaches can also be found on the northwestern coast, like e.g. Horseshoe Bay, Cluff's Bay or Archers's Bay, these are only accessible by secondary paved/unpaved roads. Crane Bay on the southeast is probably one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, but the waves can be quite rough at times., , Golf, Sunny weather all year round makes Barbados an ideal location for golfing and the perfect vacation spot for golfers and would-be golfers! These glorious weather conditions are complimented by excellent golf courses and facilities. Included among these, and 1km from the villa, are the world class 18 hole championship facilities at Royal Westmoreland Golf & Country Club where you will have breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea from every hole. There is also the Sandy Lane Resort facilities, within 4km from the villa, where you will have a choice of playing on one of the three magnificent courses, the Old Nine or the two 18 hole championship courses. This facility recently hosted the World Golf Championships in December 2006. In addition, there is also the Barbados Golf Club located on the south coast of the island, , Polo, Witness Internation Polo action being played on world class facilities while enjoying scenic views of Barbados. Polo facilities include Water Hall, Clifton, Holders and Lion Castle., , Horse Racing, For an afternoon of fun and excitement, join the sport of kings at the Garrison Savannah! It is a day for all the family and the racing season runs for almost the entire year. The main event of the horse racing season is the Sandy Lane Gold Cup which attracts entrants from across the Caribbean., , Harrison Cave, Barbados has many limestone caverns, Harrison's cave is easily accessible and very impressive. A battery-powered tram takes you down into the lighted cavern. The Great Hall is spectacular, with its many stalagmites and stalactites. Another highlight is the waterfall., , Welchman Hall Gully, One of the many nature reserves. This beautiful national attraction is a deep ravine which was planted back in the 1860's. Here you can find many citrus, spice-bearing, and even rare trees. You can take a fascinating walk through one of the deep ravines. The path leads along limestone walls thick with vegetation. Walk through the jungle, pass a massive pillar (>4 ft, formed by joining of stalactite and stalagmite, considered one of the largest in the world), palms, nutmegs, continue through an open area. And above all enjoy the beautiful views!, , The Flower Forest, It consists of a 50 acre tropical garden, situated on Richmond Plantation 850 ft high. Here you can find a great variety of tropical fruit trees, like, breadfruit, nutmeg, Barbados cherry, soursop, guava, etc. Also colorful tropical flowers like red ginger, petrea coral lilies. Along the footpath benches can be found to enjoy the spectacular views. A reward awaits you in the bar where you can have some of those well deserved exotic fruit drinks at the bar., , Strolls, If you want to take a stroll in shady gardens containing a variety of beautiful flowers, go to Farley Hill National Park in St. Peter, The Flower Forest or Andromeda Gardens in St. Joseph and Orchid World., , Cruising, Take a cruise on the ever popular Jolly Roger Pirate Cruises. It is non stop fun and adventure in cruising and the trip is definitely worth your while., , Diving & Snorkelling, Barbados is surrounded by coral reefs. Best area for snorkeling is along the west coast, with reefs in 20 to 30 ft. of water, close to shore. More spectacular scuba diving is done at the outer barrier reefs where also some shipwrecks can be found. Barbados provides year round diving conditions and a good selection of well-equipped and well-trained dive centres, Hightide watersports, Reefer & Wreckers and Westside Scuba centre among them. The island is blessed with miles of coral reefs teeming with an incredible variety of sea life, excellent visibility and an abundance of fascinating ship wrecks., , Submarine Adventure, Experience a great adventure with Atlantis Submarines. Explore the amazing sea life at depths up to 150 feet below the surface in air-conditioned comfort., , Catamaran Cruises, Enjoy the cystal clear waters on the West coast of Barbados aboard an elegant catamaran. Cool Runnings and Silver Moon can ensure your have a pleasurable day., , Other Attractions, Other fine attractions include Grenade Hall Signal Station, The Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Swimming with the Turtles and the Animal Flower Cave.