Sun, sea, sand and Barbados sports
Barbados sports cover almost
every discipline under the sun... that’s why there
has been such a significant growth in the sports tourism
market in Barbados. So whether it’s amateur or
professional you’ll find it here on the island... actually
there was a time when the warm tropical weather and the
beautiful beaches determined a vacation in Barbados.
Over the last twenty-five years
holiday seekers have come to expect much more than sun,
sea and sand from their Barbados vacation.I know with
Barbados being such a small island its difficult to
believe, but the island really is choc full with a wide
range of sports and leisure activities to do.
Most Barbados sports take place
in a real carnival like atmosphere… add to this unique
atmosphere you’ll find weather conditions that favour
sporting activities all year round. It is these qualities
that make sports in Barbados so endearing to competitors
and spectators the world over.
So if you are planning a club
tour or pre-season training camp Barbados is the ideal
place to look for your sports vacation packages. Below is
list of all the Barbados sports that can be part of your
holiday in the sun package. Here you’ll find a lot of
detail information about each sport.
Here are some of the leading
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
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.
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
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
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.