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Bridgetown carries the distinction of being Barbados’ only city of size, but it’s also a unique gem in its own right. Perched among the island’s limestone cliffs and white-sand beaches, this city offers a peek at the local lifestyle both past and present. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after all, and that title doesn't get thrown around lightly. Colonial buildings hint at 17th-century beginnings, St. Ann’s Fort tells the story of an ages-old superpower, and St. Mary’s Church is a lovely respite from the modern beach buzz. Whether you’re heading to the area to kayak through the scenery or plan to explore the shore-side architecture, Bridgetown vacations are like walks through yesteryear.
Start with the sights. Though it won’t take long to hit all the hot spots — the city may be energetic, but it’s still relatively small — no vacation in Bridgetown is complete without catching a glimpse of the stately plazas and buildings. National Heroes Square is a good place to begin, and you’ll enjoy watching the city life thrum around this main square. Then, head to St. Michael’s Cathedral to see the 300-year-old stones, or browse the locally famous Fairchild Street market to marvel at the array of local produce. If you’re in the mood for a little shopping, make your way to Broad and Swan Streets; the latter is an especially beautiful spot, and its pedestrian paths snake through a variety of local boutiques and small restaurants.
Of course, Bridgetown vacation packages are also incredible starting points for exploring the nearby sailing, diving, and snorkeling sights. Make your way south to Oistins Bay for the best surfing, or book a Bridgetown all inclusive package near Folkestone Marine Park to dive and snorkel through the wrecks and reefs. You can even book excursions on a glass-bottom boat cruise to see the tropical fish without getting your feet wet.
From the perfect Barbados wedding to a calypso-soundtracked sightseeing adventure, there’s no end to what you can experience with Bridgetown all inclusive deals. In this tropical city, the rhythm of the island is always buzzing.
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