Barbados is more than just a beach holiday: things to do after your wedding
If you’re getting hitched in Barbados you’d be crazy not to stay for a few days after the ceremony. There’s no reason not to dive straight into your honeymoon, but did you know that there’s more to do on this beautiful island during your ‘weddingmoon’ than simply sunbathe?
For the adrenaline junkies
If the serenity of a wedding ceremony has left you both yearning for something more extreme, Barbados is just the place for you. Despite its small size, the island has a personalised driving experience around a dedicated race-track, located in Gaskin. You can stick to go-karts or hop in a full-sized sports car and tear up the tarmac together.
Extreme water sports are an obvious choice on the island, particularly for those of you who like the idea of getting your pulses racing in a clear blue sea. Dotted around the island’s coasts are schools for surfing, paddle-boarding, and kite-boarding. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an amateur or a pro, there are places for you to get the most out of your sea-taming experience.
For the cultural couple
For newlyweds who love nothing more than soaking up culture, there’s a wealth of days and nights to be organised which are unique to the island of Barbados.
For art lovers, visit one or all of the galleries dotted around the island – or if you prefer, organise a guided tour through a British Airway’s Concorde, or even an astronomical evening of star-gazing and planet-gazing at the Harry Bayley Observatory.
Organise a trip to the natural wonder that is Harrison’s Cave and you can take an underground tour on foot or by tram. The underground waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites are an amateur photographer’s dream.
There’s also plenty of culture that doesn’t require booking in advance – Oistins Fish Fry has everything you could want from a truly immersive cultural experience – the food, music, and atmosphere of the island condensed into one night – it’s a miniature festival that is on all the time. The Fish Fry is a celebration of local produce that foodies will love.
For the laid-back lovebirds
Whilst weddings are a special day that you’ll never forget, there can be a great deal of stress during the planning and in the build-up. A spa day is a luxury, but a spa day on a tropical island is the ultimate in relaxation and is guaranteed to undo any tension that has been brought on from the planning of your big day.
Skin therapies and beauty treatments will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised. Luxury estates like Royal Westmoreland offer a luxury spa to anyone staying and are open to the public, for a small charge.
When it comes to eating out, you’ll find everything from authentic food trucks to lavish restaurants, turning the local produce into beautiful Caribbean dishes. Reserve a table at one of the many beautiful beach-side restaurants and you can watch the sun set over a glass of wine and some incredible fine dining.
Though small, Barbados has everything newlyweds need.