2. East Coast of Barbados
The wild and rugged east side of Barbados is like a whole other island. The expansive strip along Cattlewash to Bathsheba is essentially undeveloped and unspoiled. You can walk for miles and rarely see another soul. The pounding Atlantic surf has a different character than the calmer waters of the west coast. It’s gorgeous to look at but it’s not advisable for swimming, except in the natural rock pools that reveal themselves at low tide. It is, however, an experienced surfer’s dream – particularly in the Soup Bowl. Closer to Bathsheba you’ll find enormous boulders in the water which make spectacular photo subjects. Pack a picnic or have a bite at the historic Round House. Most tourists don’t venture to the east side of the island, but it’s well worth the 20-30 minute drive.