Leave your shorts and swim suits out for just a bit longer and jet off to Barbados for the Fall getaway of a lifetime! This fall, there is so much to do on island that we’re having trouble choosing one specific event and activity for you to enjoy. Whether you decide to participate, indulge or just enjoy from the comfort of the sidelines, check out some of the Fall fun Barbados has in store for you with our top picks to enjoy!
Photo compliments Mahalia’s Corner
From as early as September, change the pace of your stay with the enchanting sounds of some of the island’s most talented performers! Come out to Mahalia’s Corner, wher you will have a divine evening of musical renditions from young budding artistes to globally known local and regional talent such as the Queen of Soca – Alison Hinds! Believe it when we say that you will quickly realize that our super-star Diva Rihanna is just one of many extremely talented Barbados-bred vocalists!
Dates: September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th | Location: LLyod Erskine Sandiford Centre | Tickets: Purchase here
Food & Rum Festival While in the Caribbean’s culinary capital and the birthplace of rum, you must introduce your taste buds to the Barbadian flair for flavours. Therefore, we welcome you to come out and enjoy the 2018 Barbados Food & Rum Festival, headlined by Michelin-star Chef Tom Aikens and hosted by some of the best of the best of Barbadian chefs and mixologists. From October 18 to 20, tuck your toes in the sand, enjoy a riveting polo match or don your dinner jackets and gowns as you enjoy tummy-warming canapés, three course meals and fine rum at some of the island’s most exclusive and equally stunning venues. Whatever you decide, we promise it will leave you wanting for more!
Dates: October 18th – October 21st | Location: Various on Island | Tickets: Purchase here
Now let’s get into the water! The 6th edition of the Barbados Open Water Festival 2018 is one of the biggest competitive events to hit the island’s shores – literally! With a register of varying watersports enthusiasts, the participants usually represent the disciplines of water polo, swimming, triathlons as well as Olympians, world champions, swim clubs as well as recreational swimmers! It all goes down from November 7 through 11 with open water swim events (1.5km, 3.3km, 5km and 10km), ‘Just for Fun’ swim races, stand up paddle board races and kayak team relay races.
Dates: November 7th – 11th | Location: Carlisle Bay | To Enter: Register here
If you’re ready to pull out those running shoes and break a sweat, then we have just what the holiday doctor has ordered. From December 7 to 9, the Run Barbados Marathon Weekend takes place at various locations around the island, where professionals and hobbyists, veterans and school children and everyone else in between gather to post their personal bests! The weekend’s schedule features the Marathon, Half Marathon, the Fun Mile, 5K Charity Walk and 5K and 10K runs – as well as entertainment and fun for the whole family!
Dates: December 7th – 9th | Location: Various on Island | To Enter: Register here
While hitting repeat on your lazy beach days, consider another option to explore and enjoy Mother Nature’s gifts to our beautiful island Barbados. Discover the flora and fauna found only off the island’s beaten paths by joining the Barbados National Trust on their Hike Barbados programme! Hikers and nature lovers can look forward to traversing rolling cane fields, scenic treks descending into serene gullies for a perspective of the island that many locals have not even experienced!
Therefore, if food, music or an active-holiday are the orders of the day, we’re sure you’ll enjoy our suggestions. However, these are just the tip of the iceberg of Fall activities! Barbados has lots more great events and activities scheduled. If you’re curious about where you can stay close to your preferred activity. Contact our experts or find out how you can save up to 20% OFF on your Barbados Fall holiday!