Sun, sea, sand and Barbados sports holidays
Of all the sports on the island Cricket has held the dominant position as king of sports, since the days when the island was a colony of the British. The spectator appeal of cricket is most noticeable when the English and the Aussies are in town, at this time Kensington Oval; the island’s premier cricket venue is at its most enthralling.
Nothing beats the friendly rivalry at cricket. The
atmosphere is electric as fans heckle each other by sing
nursery rhymes like... London Bridge is falling down or
the very popular rally round the West Indies.
Learn more about Barbados cricket
Barbados Horse Racing
You’ll find that a couple of Barbados sports have really become festive events… and the sport of kings is one of them. Horse racing takes place at the historic Garrison Savannah most Saturday afternoons.The premier event is the prestigious Sandy Lane Gold Cup, which for the last twenty-eight years has been held during the first week of March.
The gold cup, which features a festive entertainment
package... with, choreographed dances and a high
quality field of horses has captured the imagination
of both visitors and locals alike since its inception
Learn more about Barbados Horse Racing
One of the flagship events in the Barbados sports tourism calendar is the Barbados Marathon... Known as the Run Barbados Series this event has been an integral part of sports tourism on the island during the last twenty-six years.
Every year hundreds of visiting athletes and
spectators from all over the world descend on this
idyllic paradise during the first week of November
for this challenging but fun run in the sun. Learn
more about the Barbados Marathon and Run
Motor sports have emerged as the biggest spectator sport on the island with both circuit racing and rallying commanding a large enthusiastic following… It has even gained a large international following over the last eight years as hundreds of competitors and friends from around the world visit the island to take part in the Barbados Rally Carnival.
It has become an integral part of the sports tourism package offering visiting competitors, their families and friends a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the fast pace of motor sports... Combined with the leisurely laid back atmosphere of one of the most idyllic vacation paradises anywhere in the world. Learn more about Barbados Motor Sports
Barbados is a very unique island with a number of differences in culture and cultural activities... So it should come as no surprise that polo has been on the island since 1884. Although it has been a part of the sporting landscape in Barbados for over one hundred years many visitors are still caught by surprise when they see a game in progress.
So if polo is your game you can catch a game at
one of the world-class polo fields here on the
more about Barbados Polo
The Barbados Banks Hockey Festival
Did you know that visiting players have
regarded the Banks Hockey Festival as the best
hockey festival in the world? Well it is true!
This exciting hockey festival takes place
during the last week of August and has been an
annual fixture on the Barbados sports tourism
calendar since 1986.
And over the last twenty-three years numerous clubs from all over the world have travel to this island paradise to take part in this fun one-week tournament. Learn more about Barbados Banks Hockey Festival.
Barbados has been blessed with natural beauty, a diverse coastline and some of the most idyllic weather you can imagine. So it should come as no surprise that the island has a thriving beach culture filled with a variety of water sports.
It is the ultimate destination for the
water sports enthusiast that’s why thousands
of people descend on the island’s
spectacular beaches every year to take part
in surfing, diving, snorkeling, sailing and
more about Barbados Surfing
One of Barbados main assets is it’s near perfect weather all year round… with this idyllic weather comes the ability to play all year round. This is one of the main reasons why Barbados golf holidays are among the best anywhere in the world.
It’s not just the ideal natural
conditions that make this destination so
special… golf in Barbados offers the
enthusiast a wide variety of options to
suit everyone's skilled level and pocket.
more about Barbados Golf
Barbados International Masters Football Festival
The Barbados International Masters Football Festival has been a fixture on the Barbados Sports calendar for over a decade... And every year a number of teams travel to the island to take part in this festival. These include teams from the United Kingdom, North America and throughout the Caribbean…
So if you are passionate about
football, idyllic tropical weather and
sizzling nightlife activity then the
Barbados Masters Football festival is
the ideal holiday package for you. Learn
more about Barbados International
Master Football Festival.