Barbados is an island known for incredible weather, white-sand beaches, and clear blue waters. What you might not be aware of are the many activities you can experience besides getting an awesome tan. Rest assured, Barbados enjoys over 3028 hours of sunshine each year, but you never know when you’re going to find yourself there on a wet day. If showers are in the forecast or you just need a break from lounging on the sand, there’s plenty to keep you busy on those off days. Whether you’re a history buff, shopaholic, or art enthusiast, there’s definitely something for those occasional rainy days when heading to the beach is simply out of the question.
1. Go Back in Time at Sunbury Plantation House
There is a place that transports visitors back in time through Barbados’ rich history. With 300 years of historical content, the fully-restored St. Philip “great house” property delivers a deliberate and extensive glimpse into a true plantation house of that time. If you’re willing to brave a few drizzles, check out machinery and vehicles used hundreds of years ago, that are available for viewing outside. Have lunch or a drink in the Courtyard Restaurant while visiting.