Outdoor Activities

1. Royal Westmoreland Golf

Golf Digest ranked Royal Westmoreland in the top 50 non-US courses and our visitors often name our golf course as their Caribbean favourite so it’s no surprise that tee spots are in high demand. Reservations are strongly advised. We have negotiated for guests of St Helena to receive reduced green fees, so please mention where you are staying to receive your discount.
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2. Sandy Lane Golf Course

Sandy Lane is a luxury golf resort in the Caribbean that offers some of the best golf in the world, with three golf courses, The Old Nine, The Country Club and the world-renowned Green Monkey: a Tom Fazio creation carved from an old stone quarry which is exclusive to Sandy Lane guests. Wherever you play, you will be enchanted by the spectacular natural beauty of the terrain and the stunning views of Barbados’ platinum coastline.
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3. Scuba Diving & Snorkelling

The fringes and reefs found off Barbados blossom with healthy sponges, coral and plant life. There are several types of reefs, each one unique in its own special way. The barrier reefs, located 1/2 – 2 miles from shore contain large coral heads which form the habitat for thousands of beautiful fish and are perfect for snorkeling. The Hawksbill turtle can also be found on these reefs.

Fringes and patching reefs are found closer to shore and have smaller coral formations and more abundant plant life then the barrier reefs. These reefs are home to Sea Horses, Frog Fish, Giant Sand Eels and many other marine creatures. Carlisle Bay, with 200 reported wrecks, and the Sacroiliac, located at Folkestone Marine Park, are two of the most popular sites. Barbados is ideal for year-round diving but is probably best in the summer months. The visibility ranges from 40 to 70ft and the water temperature is a consistent 80 degrees F.

4. Paynes Bay, Brandons, Batts Rock, Folkestone Park Beaches

The west coast of Barbados is often referred to as the “Platinum Coast” and is renowned for the clear warm waters that lap gently onto golden sands. This coast is ideal for your Caribbean vacation whether its a family holiday or a romantic getaway.

There are several magnificent beaches along this coast … which is the best? Only you can decide! You can choose fromBrandons, Batts Rock, Fitts Village, Paynes Bay, Sandy Lane and Folkestone Park in St.James or Mullins Bay and Heywoods in St.Peter, and many more along the way! At each of these beaches you will find the calm azure waters of the Caribbean Sea that are perfect for swimming and clean coral sands on which to relax and soak up the brilliant Caribbean sunshine.

5. Catamaran Cruises

Sail along Barbados’ calm, crystal clear waters to a secluded bay, where you can enjoy a fascinating visit with the Sea Turtles, a refreshing swim, a pleasant stroll on the beach or sunbathing on deck. Explore a shallow shipwreck where you can feed schools of tropical fish, there is a spectacular world of underwater life to be discovered.

6. Deep Sea Fishing

The warm waters off the coast of Barbados offer ideal fishing for Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin (Dorado), and the Marlin species. There is a fleet of Cabin Cruisers available for charter. Most charters include drinks, all tackle and bait. Contact one of the Operators to arrange your fishing trip or coastal cruise. Spin fishing from the many beaches and inshore fishing from open boats is a popular pastime for Barbadians. Fishing is in fact a way of life.

The Barbados Game Fishing Association is responsible for organizing all fishing tournaments in Barbados.

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5. Complimentary Boat & Waterskiing

If you are feeling adventurous, why not try Waterskiing just off the beach at St Helena? The boat, driver and waterskis are available complimentary for 1 hour per day.
If you want to learn to water ski, develop your skills a bit more or just want to have some fun, give this a try. It’s a great way to enjoy active sports around the island and it’s a favourite activity with our guests at St Helena. If you would like the boat for longer than the complimentary hour, this can be organised with the house manager.