Boasting soft, powdery beaches and strikingly blue waters, Barbados’ tropical island landscape oozes calm, peace and romance – the ideal aura for your couples’ getaway. With endless stretches of stunning scenery and plenty of places to hide away from the crowds, the island feels like it's exclusively yours. In this unique sense of seclusion, you and your loved one can enjoy a range of activities, from laidback moments on the beach to hands-on adventures of discovery.

Our Travel Specialists have found the very best things to do in Barbados to help you make the most of the island and enjoy quality time together, from the finest resorts to the most peaceful dining spots. Read on to find more of our expert insight, so you can create a couples’ holiday to remember.

Is Barbados Good for Couples?

Whether you're celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or simply longing for sun-filled bliss, Barbados is the perfect destination for couples. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and romantic sunsets, the island offers an idyllic backdrop for a romantic getaway. You can enjoy private saunters along the beach, embrace luxury living in boutique resorts, and savour intimate candlelit dinners by the sea.

Barbados is bursting with thrilling activities you can enjoy together, including snorkelling, sailing, and fascinating hikes through the island's natural beauty. The warm and welcoming Bajan culture adds to the overall charm, ensuring a memorable and romantic experience that ticks every box.

Best Couples’ Resorts in Barbados

You’ll find adult-only bliss at The House by Elegant Hotels, a beachfront gem that puts your needs first from the get-go. Your stay starts with a complimentary jet lag revival massage, and continues in the same luxury vein, with attentive service from your personal Ambassador 24/7. Relish daily complimentary canapés and sundowner cocktails, complimentary watersports to get your hearts racing, and your very own private residence with spectacular ocean views.

At Treasure Beach, another Elegant Hotels property, the experience is just as soothing, with all-inclusive service on the stunning Platinum West Coast. Admire the sparkling Caribbean Sea from the private balcony of your sophisticated suite, with the options of a garden or a pool, or a majestic private plunge pool if you opt for the Deluxe and Luxury Ocean View offerings. Spend your days together relaxing on the beach, learning new skills together at the Chef’s CALA cuisine cooking class, or waterskiing, kayaking, snorkelling, and stand-up paddle boarding.

Luxury resorts only scratch the surface of what Barbados has to offer. The island’s sandy shores, luscious forests and lapping waters pave the way for a whole range of extraordinary activities that will make your getaway truly memorable. Here’s a list of our favourite activities to enjoy together in the sunshine.

Private Sunset Sail

There’s nothing quite like the Caribbean sunset, and you can drink in all its captivating hues with a soothing evening cruise. Our Private Epicurean Sunset Sail provides a dreamy sailing experience, ensuring complete seclusion and intimacy for you amid the stunning backdrop of Barbados' picturesque scenery.

This tranquil four-hour journey features a range of extra special touches to make the experience truly magical. Savour a complimentary sweet glass of bubbly and delicious Amuse-bouches under the blood orange skies as your favourite music sets the mood. Along the way, you’ll pause at a beautiful bay for some afternoon swimming, and then one of Barbados’ famed West Coast beaches for a delightful evening dining experience perfected by your private chef. From the Barbadian shores to the far reaches of the sea, every detail is meticulously tailored to create an unforgettable journey.

Rum Cocktail Workshop

The creation of Barbados’ world-renowned cocktails is a fine art, and one that you can perfect at the Mount Gay Cocktail Workshop. Take a new skill back home with you as a reminder of your incredible holiday together – and to impress future dinner party guests!

Get hands-on in this insightful class, as an award-winning mixologist leads you through every motion, from mixing and muddling to shaking and stirring, and offer a sprinkling of engaging stories about the nation’s intriguing cocktail history. The Mount Gay Rum Distillery is the best place to learn the ropes, with centuries of rum-making experience gathered between its walls. A welcome cocktail greets you upon arrival, while a generous tasting session awaits after the class. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in Barbados’ culture and to get to know like-minded couples enjoying their own romantic getaway.

Dine at The Lone Star

One of the most talked-about beachfront restaurants in Barbados, The Lone Star Restaurant offers an exquisite menu to match its surroundings on the glistening Platinum Coast. Choose from a range of fresh European fare, enhanced with Caribbean influences, within a relaxed dining area where you might spot some famous faces.

Lone Star is the only restaurant in Barbados located on the beach, offering an incredibly idyllic setting as the backdrop to your delectable dishes and fruity cocktails. You can call on the restaurant’s experienced sommelier to guide you through their extensive list of wine options, too. The charming Star Bar sits nearby, echoing the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere, and serving a range of traditional rums, cocktails and refreshing champagne.

Full Day Island Tour

Barbados abounds with fascinating landmarks to explore, with something to attract all kinds of couples. On our Private Full Day Island Tour, our Travel Specialists help you outline your perfect day of discovery, offering our best recommendations based on your interests.

You can visit the breathtaking waterside Animal Flower Cave on the northern tip of the island, where the Caribbean and Atlantic meet, or head to the east coast to admire the golden sands of Bathsheba Beach. On the west coast, you can sit back on the beach and wait for some sea turtles to pay a visit. Your private driver will chauffeur you between each corner of the island as you explore all the best bits of Barbados that appeal to you.

Beach Day

Barbados is renowned for its diverse collection of stunning beaches, each offering a distinct and unforgettable experience for couples seeking a romantic holiday. There are two stand-out beaches we’d highly recommend offering a different seaside experience.

Nestled on Barbados' rugged east coast, Bathsheba Beach is a surfer's paradise and a hidden gem for couples seeking tranquillity. The beach is known for its dramatic rock formations, tidal pools, and crashing waves, creating a captivating and untamed atmosphere. You can relish in the serenity as you stroll along the soft sandy shores, admiring the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

On the vibrant south coast, Accra Beach is a lively and vibrant destination. You can soak up the sun on its expansive stretch of golden sand, dotted with palm trees offering shade and intimacy. The beach offers a variety of water sports activities, from snorkelling to jet skiing, providing adventurous couples with thrilling experiences. After a day of excitement, indulge in a romantic beachfront dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, savouring exquisite local cuisine as the sun sets over the horizon.

Trip to Harrison’s Cave

Nestled within the heart of Barbados lies the captivating Harrison's Cave, a natural wonder that never fails to mesmerise. Located in the central uplands of the island, this enchanting limestone cavern takes couples on a remarkable underground adventure.

Explore the awe-inspiring beauty of stalactites, stalagmites, and crystallized formations as you journey through the illuminated pathways. Hold hands and immerse yourselves in the mysterious ambiance, creating cherished memories together.

The tram tour is the most popular way of exploring this landmark. An excellent tour guide sits on board with you, offering essential insight into the stunning phenomena unfolding before you. with visitors driven in electrically operated trams down through the extensive system of caves. At the lowest level point in the cave, you can leave the tram and walk alongside a marvellous waterfall, and watch as it plunges into a deep pool below.

Sandy Lane Spa Treatments

Star-studded Sandy Lane is an opulent retreat in Barbados, offering exquisite spa treatments that transport couples into a realm of pure bliss. Located amid lush tropical gardens and overlooking pristine beaches, the spa at Sandy Lane is a sanctuary of rejuvenation and indulgence.

Choose from a range of lavish treatments to pamper yourselves, from soothing massages to revitalising facials and invigorating body wraps. You can also enjoy customised spa packages, including romantic couple's massages, where skilled therapists synchronise their techniques to create a harmonious and blissful experience for both of you. Following your treatment, you can retreat to the state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pools, saunas, and steam rooms for extra relaxation together.

Hiking in the Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Embark on an exhilarating hiking adventure in the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, where nature lovers and couples alike can be immersed in the island's remarkable biodiversity.

Located within a lush mahogany forest in the parish of Saint Peter, the reserve offers scenic trails that wind through pristine landscapes and introduce visitors to an array of fascinating wildlife. Explore the diverse ecosystems and spot native species such as green monkeys, tortoises, and exotic birds roaming freely in their natural habitat. This is a self-guided tour, so you have all the time in the world to admire your favourite animals and capture lots of photos.

Craving a blissful couples’ escape to Barbados?

If you’re feeling inspired by our Barbados couples’ holiday ideas, speak to one of our Travel Specialists. We can help you arrange a deeply romantic getaway to one of the most desirable islands in the world, with personalised touches to make the experience truly yours.

Why we're the Barbados experts
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  • Barbados lounge passes included on return

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