It’s a pretty stunning place to have on your grid anyway. But did you know where the most Instagrammable locations in Barbados are?
When it comes to natural beauty, its’ very difficult to beat Barbados. Home to 8 Cultural Heritage Conservation Areas, stunning beaches, historical landmarks, and a lot more besides.
Of course, all this makes for some excellent photos.
If you’re looking to get the perfect shot, here are some of the most Instagrammable locations you’ll find in Barbados.
What Are the Most Instagrammable Spots in Barbados?
If you’re looking to fill up your grid with envy-inducing snaps during your Barbados break, these are the locations you should be heading to.
- Cherry Tree Hill
- Bathsheba Beach
- Farley Hill National Park
- Queen’s Street
- North Point
- St Nicholas Abbey’s Heritage Railway
- Harrison’s Cave
1. Cherry Tree Hill
If you want the very best sweeping views of Barbados’ ‘Scotland District’, then Cherry Tree Hill is the place to go. Located 850 feet above sea level, you’ll get the very best views here.
“The name Cherry Tree Hill comes from the story that the road here was lined was cherry blossoms in years past” says Leanne Bowman, a travel writer with Paper Fellows and UK Writings. “Now though, you’ll see that the road is lined with mahogany trees and is a sight to behold.”
While you’re there, you should make sure to check out St. Nicholas’ Abbey, which was built in 1657, and the abbey’s great house which now houses a rum distillery.
2. Bathsheba Beach
If you’re a surfer, then you’ll want to check out Bathsheba Beach on Barbados’s east coast.
It’s not a stretch of sand for the average beachgoer, as there are powerful waves. Surfers love it though and the area has been affectionately dubbed “The Soup Bowl“.
It’s not all about the waves here, though. You’ll also be able to enjoy some really gorgeous sunrises if you’re early enough. The beach is home to dramatic rock formations too, which are just what you’re looking for in the perfect vacation snap.
3. Farley Hill National Park
Farley Hill National Park is a unique location, as the park was once home to Farley Hill House.
This was a mansion built in the 1800s and was designed to entertain royalty. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1965, but its bones can still be seen here today.
Now, the land has been designated a National Park, and there are some really beautiful views here. It’s a popular spot for weddings thanks to the scenery, as the wedding party can get some beautiful and unique shots here.
What’s really interesting is that there’s also a music venue here, where you can see a variety of performers. Make sure you check out who’s playing here if you’re planning to visit.
4. Queen’s Street
Queen’s Street is a thoroughfare in Speightstown, on the northwest coast of Barbados.
Here, you can find lots of colorful buildings that are home to all kinds of establishments, including bars, restaurants, shops, and a gallery too. There are also lots of vendors selling fresh produce and lip-smacking street food.
One of the most interesting things about the area is the Speightstown Mural. An 80-foot mural depicting the history of Barbados.
Additionally, if you’re in the area, there are several beautiful beaches nearby too. There are lots of opportunities to take interesting pictures here, and show off your trip to your followers.
5. North Point
At North Point, you can get immersed in one of the best free attractions in Barbados, its natural beauty.
“One high point here is the Animal Flower Cave” says Tim Price, a blogger at Boom Essays and Dissertation Services. “Here, you can find cave openings that look out to sea which are amazing for photos.”
There are also lots of natural formations, and even the chance to spot whales.
Alternatively, there’s a range of man-made attractions to check out here too including the North Point Lighthouse. While no longer operational, it’s still a really interesting site to explore. Make sure you also check out the ruins of the lightkeepers’ quarters.
6. St Nicholas Abbey’s Heritage Railway
We mentioned St. Nicholas Abbey back in the number one spot on this list, but if you’re going to visit the Abbey you’ll want to make sure that you check out the Heritage Railway too.
This railway hosts a steam locomotive that takes you on a trip through the plantation on Cherry Tree Hill.
Getting some shots of the train, or even from the train itself, will certainly be unique. It’s not every day you can ride a real-life steam train, after all.
7. Harrison’s Cave
Harrison’s Cave is home to natural pools of clear water, and formations that are thousands of years old. Located underground, it’s an adventure like no other in Barbados.
If you want to explore the caves, you can take the tram tour which lets you learn more about the caves and their history. You can also walk around them but, if you do, make sure you’re bringing the right shoes for the trip.
These are just a few of the best spots in Barbados to take the best Instagram pictures. It’s a gorgeous country, so you’ll be glad that you took the time to check out some of these areas.
Discover More in Barbados
Filling up your timeline at the most instagrammable locations in Barbados is one way to explore the island. However, there are plenty more amazing sites to see.
Click the button below to find out the 5 things you should definitely do on your visit. As recommended by our Barbados travel veteran.