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There are plenty of operators offering excellent diving, snorkelling, water skiing and similar activities. Windsurfing and surfing are also world class, on the South East and East coasts respectively- Silver Sands is a popular area in which to windsurf..

Also on the water there are boat or catamaran tours, a submarine that cruises the coral reefs and you may charter boats for deep-sea fishing. There are plenty of land-based sports facilities including golf courses, horse riding stables and occasional hiking and mountain biking trips. There is swimming and tennis at most resorts.

Cricket is the national passion and you really can't avoid hearing about it even if you do not wish to watch the game played.Many tourists actually plan their Barbados vacation around test cricket - and we certainly recommend watching the West Indies play live at the Kensington Oval!

We hope you will find everything you need on our site - links to golf, tennis, mountain biking, cricket, hiking, horseback riding, squash, polo, water-skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, and deep-sea fishing. Let us know if there is anything we've missed!

Local pastimes include dominoes (see how hard each domino is slammed onto the table!) road tennis (played with wooden paddles) and goat racing on the beach.

This useful sports tourism publication lists general info about sports in Barbados and offer advertising opportunities for various non-sport related companies! The magazine comes out once a year and is bright, interesting and well written. Ask for a free copy when you arrive - see your rep or find them in most hotels etc. Email sportingb@caribsurf.com Tel (246) 228 9122 Fax (246) 228 0243 Published by Hiltop Publications Ltd Editor Pamela Hiles

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Barbados Golf


Barbados Academy of Golf Balls Complex Christ Church Tel (246) 420 7405

Barbados Golf Club Durants Christ Church Tel (246) 42T TIME Fax (246) 420 8205

Rockley Golf Course The Clubhouse Rockley Tel (246) 435 783


Barbados Tennis

Barbados Lawn Tennis Association Wildey Sports Complex Tel (246) 427 5300

Ocean View Tennis Club Needhams Point St Michael Tel (246) 228 4864

West Side Tennis Club, Sunset Crest, St James Floodlight courts, general public welcome (court fees by the half hour) Tuition available. Tel (246)432 2050


Barbados Swimming

Aquatic Centre Wildey Christ Church Tel (246) 429 7946


Barbados Horse Racing / Riding / Polo

Barbados Turf Club Office Bush Hill The Garrison St Michael Tel (246) 426 3980

Federal Bookmakers Ltd Hincks St Bridgetown Tel 427 5653 Marhill St Tel 426 7351

Caribbean International Riding Centre Cleland Pitn St Andrew Tel (246) 422 7433 Email caribintridingcentre@caribsurf.com

Chandler Sammy Bridgton Riding Stable Brighton Black Rock Tel (246) 425 9381

Highland Adventure Centre Booking Tel (246) 431 8928 Centre Tel (246) 438 8069



Barbados Cricket

World Cup 2007
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Barbados will be hosting the final of the
Cricket World Cup on April 28th 2007

Cricket Souvenirs - Goodman Bobby Sports BCA Souvenir Shop Kensington Oval Tel 246 436 2721


Barbados Water Sports


 Heatwave Sailing Cruises Barbados    banana boats in Barbados!

The Wet & Wild Cruise is a combination of Watersports and Sailing. First on the agenda is snorkeling over the wreck of the Berwyn which sank in about 20' of water over 75 years ago. There you will see a host of marine life, including sea fans, corals, sponges and a multitude of brilliantly coloured tropical fish.

Our next stop is on the beach in Carlisle Bay where jet skis, kayaks, wind surfers and banana boat rides await you with the beach crew to show you how it's done

Around midday, a delicious lunch is served aboard HeatWave which is then followed by a leisurely sail along the calm and beautiful coast of Barbados. Complimentary refreshments are served from start to finish.

jet ski in Barbados with Heatwave!

HeatWave Sailing Cruises Barbados
Royal Mail Bldg,
Cavans Lane, Bridgetown,
Barbados, W.I.
Tel. / Fax. (246) 423-7871, (246)430-0293
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Barbados Walking / Hiking

Highland Adventure Centre (formerly known as Highland Outdoor Tours) has an exciting range of outdoor activities which we know will be attractive to all visitors to Barbados.

Choose from fully guided tours for Horseback Riding, Mountain Bike Riding and Hiking.
We are fully insured and our safety standards are of the highest in Barbados.

Free pick-up & drop off to your hotel
Friendly experienced guides
Complementary drinks
Outstanding views
Open year-round

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Highland Adventure Centre
Cane Field, St.Thomas, Barbados
Tel: (246) 431-8928 Fax: (246) 438-8070
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Forest Safari Barbados Joes River St Joseph Tel (246) 433 0006

Team Building and Motivational Training

Higher Heights is an organization which offers powerful experiential-based programs to corporate entities, school and community organizations, recreational groups, sport teams, tourist groups, service associations, in short to any group of persons or individuals interested in development and motivation of the individual, the team or the organization.


Higher Heights
'Evewil House',
Pilgrim Road
Christ Church,

Tel / Fax: (246) 420-4451
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Hike Barbados -
see www.barbados.org/hike.htm

Info taken from that page is as follows:

Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados. Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.
The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment) and Treading Lightly (problem-solving for sustainability).

All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop 'n' Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place (see the Calender of Hikes by clicking on the site page link)
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.
Walk Descriptions
The ""Stop 'n' Stare" group walks for 5-6 miles,
the ""Here 'n' There" group 8-10 miles,
and the ""Grin 'n' Bear" group 12-14 miles.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours.


Barbados Sports Bars

Bert's Bar Abbeville Hotel Rockley Christ Church Tel (246) 435 7924

BG's Sports Bar and Restaurant Lr Bank Hall X Rd St Michael Tel (246) 436 6168

Bubba's Sports Bar and Restaurant Rockley Main Road Christ Church Tel (246) 435 6217

The Coach House, Sandy Lane, Paynes Bay St James Tel (246) 432 1163

Double A Sports Bar Marhill St St M Tel (246) 427 2654

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Christ Church Tel (246) 435 5825

Paradise Pizza Worthing Main Road, Christ Church Tel (246) 435 6777



Barbados Shooting

Kendall Sporting Clays Inc Carington St St Ph Tel (246) 437 5306 fax (246) 437 5598

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