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Romantic Must-Dos In Barbados

Calling All Island Lovebirds

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Close your eyes and imagine escaping to a paradise island with your significant other for a romantic getaway where gentle turquoise waves caress miles of white sand beaches under the golden sun. Barbados has all of this and more for couples wishing to celebrate their lives together.

At Ocean Hotels Barbados, we bring our guests' personal dreams come true by offering a dedicated Proposals Concierge to plan the perfect moment, a professional team of Wedding Planners who focus on only one ceremony per day, and honeymoon packages to remember forever.

Customisation is the key to our success, because it's 'your day, your way' when it comes to all the details. There are no cookie-cutter nuptials here, just a host of spectacular venues, décor to match your style, and the finest catered cuisine whether it's a private dinner for two or a reception for dozens.

Take for example, Sea Breeze Beach House, our popular four-star all-inclusive resort on magnificent Maxwell Beach, where you can marry with your toes in powder white sand or in a stunning gazebo offering a backdrop of panoramic Caribbean Sea views. Indoor-outdoor dining venues include beachside Aqua Terra with its romantic Sunset Deck, and accommodations include an adult-only building and pool.

At five-star all-inclusive luxury O2 Beach Club & Spa, we've welcomed brides in horse-drawn carriages to celebrate their ceremony on picturesque Dover Beach, and helped surprise many a bride-to-be with a sunset proposal captured forever by our discreet team. With so many breathtaking venues on the resort, including our air-conditioned Hawksbill Room for more formal events, the O2 team will help create the perfect moment for every guest couple.

And at The Rockley, guests can enjoy intimate wedding ceremonies and fully-catered receptions just steps away from Rockley Beach, where romantic walks are a must - especially at sunrise and sunset.

When the festivities have finished, we recommend exploring the island of Barbados and enjoying the unique Bajan culture that makes our island so special. Here are five recommendations from the Ocean Hotels team:

Beaches | At Pebbles Beach on the southeast coast, Garrison Savannah stables train their horses early in the morning which provides an experience well worth getting up for. Venture further from our resorts and enjoy a taste of the wild side at Bathsheba Beach on the east coast, where visiting surfers can catch a wave with the locals, or swim with the turtles in Carlisle Bay. 

Landmarks | Explore the tropical beauty of Andromeda Botanic Garden, described by a Royal Horticultural Society judge as 'one of the most unique and outstanding gardens in the world', or see what Barbados was like in the 17th century as you explore St. Nicholas Abbey on a self-guided tour. For lovers of rum, the Mount Gay Visitor Centre offers a Signature Rum Tasting Experience, while full-day private tours bring that authentic Bajan touch to life with a personal driver/guide.

Food & Drink | Barbados has a lot of restaurants and bars to choose from, but 'going local' is a must if you want to enjoy the daily flavours of our unique island. From beach shacks selling barbecue to vendors whipping up cutter sandwiches, not forgetting the traditional Saturday morning 'puddin' and souse', our guests find our Bajan food fascinating.

To discover the romantic possibilities at Ocean Hotels Barbados, visit our websites:

Sea Breeze Beach House

O2 Beach Club & Spa

The Rockley