Cricket is widely regarded as the national sport of Barbados and is popular all over the West Indies. Featuring dramatic, high energy action and impressive athletic showmanship, each match is incredibly entertaining and rarely fails to deliver. Not only that, but the stadium atmosphere is also awe-inspiring.

The national Barbados cricket ground is one such stadium. Regularly featured as a primary venue for the island's international games, you'll experience an unbelievable sensation of joy from start to finish. The fan support is sensational, the matches always prove to be memorable and the facilities are phenomenal.

So, what are the top five grounds for the best West Indies cricket holidays?

1. Kensington Oval, Barbados

Home to international cricket in Barbados, Kensington Oval is iconic. The West Indies cricket ground is the oldest on the island and a stalwart when it comes to historic matches. In 1880, the first-ever Test on English soil was played between England and Australia. Now, more than a century later, it still holds up as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world.

As far as picturesque cricket pitches go, there aren't many better. The premium seats allow for prime cricket viewing of the lush green field, and the floodlights give access to incredible night-time matches. For the complete experience, the Kensington Oval tours are well worth exploring.

2. Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago

Queen's Park Oval has welcomed international touring teams to face the domestic team of Trinidad and Tobago for cricket matches in the Caribbean since 1897. The stadium can comfortably hold 25,000 spectators and features excellent team facilities such as a gym, two squash courts and two tennis courts. Having underwent renovations in 2007 for the World Cup, the ground is perfect for watching cricket.

The breathtaking Northern Range backdrop elevates the cricket venue, ensuring every match lives long in the memory. When playing England during international cricket Tests, ODIs and iT20s, the Concrete Stand can be heard chanting the team to victory - capturing the spirit of this magical game.

3. Sabina Park, Jamaica

Another incredible international cricket ground in the Caribbean is Sabina Park. Situated in Jamaica, the domestic team has provided many special moments for the fans. In particular, Garry Sobers once achieved a '365 not out' which stood as the highest Test score for many years in the cricket scene.

Featuring an atmosphere that rivals most cricket grounds, the rhythm of the catchy chants provide a unique and exciting holiday experience. Enjoy a local beer as you watch the teams battle it out and marvel at the spectacular Blue Mountains in the distance. Safely accommodating over 13,000 spectators, the West Indies cricket stadium is one of the best in the Caribbean.

4. Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, Saint Lucia

Formerly known as the Beauséjour Cricket Ground, the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium is a relatively new venue in Saint Lucia that seats 15,000 spectators - including 18 luxury hospitality suites. The modern pavilion has its own gym, lounge, balcony and conference room while the floodlights featured in the first West Indies floodlight ODI in 2006. Its impressive history is only matched by its premium hospitality.

After exploring the volcanic landscapes and hidden waterfalls of this luxury Caribbean holiday destination, visit the stadium for an exciting game of cricket. The roaring atmosphere and previous history of exhilarating matches will provide fantastic entertainment for your next tropical holiday excursion.

5. Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua

The Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, named after the legendary local cricketer, is a fabulous venue that hosts international cricket in Antigua for the annual England V West Indies tournament. Following renovations in 2007, the cricket ground initially experienced problems. But the two large stands and five-storey stands now make for prime cricket viewing experiences of international and national games.

With a capacity of 10,000, SVRS has seen many iconic cricketing moments over the years. From the first Test in 2008 to the latest ODI, the sport's greatest superstars have entertained crowds with dramatic highs and tense lows. So, for an unforgettable Caribbean break, visit in time for the next tournament.

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