Five romantic experiences you can't miss in Barbados

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For couples in search of a romantic getaway, Barbados has everything you need for an unforgettable trip to the Caribbean. Keep reading to find out some of our top picks for romantic experiences to consider during your stay.

Dinner at Champers - Champers is perfect for food-loving couples looking to commemorate a special occasion. The south coast restaurant serves exceptionally delicious food with picturesque views of the azure waters below. In the evening, it takes on a cruise-like feel with the sound of crashing waves accompanying your tasty meal.

It’s also a great venue for group dining so if you’re visiting Barbados with family or friends, the restaurant is a great place for a relaxed yet exquisite dinner. There’s even an art gallery upstairs so don’t leave without taking a peek inside!

Wed at Fairmont Royal Pavillion - This luxury hotel on the west coast of Barbados is utterly perfect for those looking for a destination wedding. Fairmont Royal Pavillion boasts several ceremony venues on site, including an intimate outdoor space looked after by a dedicated team of gardeners and the Palm Terrace, a wonderfully bright room bedecked with palm trees and panoramic views.

The oceanfront property sits in a prime location on the powder white beach and boasts spacious, modern rooms with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. For those already married, it’s also the perfect venue to celebrate a special anniversary with a touch of romance.

St Nicholas Abbey - Newly opened in 2019 is the St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway which takes you on a steam locomotive journey through the plantation fields and tropical woodland. The ride culminates with a stop on Cherry Tree Hill where visitors can gaze down on unparalleled views of the island’s east coast, perfect for capturing a picture perfect moment.

You can also choose to visit the ‘Great House’ on your visit, one of just three Jacobean-style mansions remaining in the Western Hemisphere. As well as light refreshments and a peek into some of fascinating history, a tour of the house also includes a complimentary rum tasting!

Indulge in a couples spa treatment - After spending days luxuriating on the beautiful white sandy beaches, a spa treatment is an indulgent way to take relaxation to the next level. Many of the island’s best spas feature couples treatments on the menu where you can blissfully drift away with massages in a shared treatment room. Some, such as the romantic packages at the world-famous Sandy Lane spa, also include access to a private hydrotherapy pool and refreshments afterwards – perfection.

Sunset catamaran cruise - Out of all the romantic activities in Barbados, watching one of the magnificent sunsets from sea has to be near the top of the list. After a trip on Cool Runnings catamarans, this particular excursion comes highly recommended as it includes unlimited drinks and a fabulous buffet dinner served as you pull up in a beautiful cove. First though, you’ll have the chance to snorkel with sea turtles and see a shipwreck teeming with fish before the skies darken to reveal a blanket of shimmering stars.