What to do and see in Speightstown, Barbados: The Best Places and Tips

March 2, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Speightstown /ˈspaɪts.taʊn/ SPYTS-town, also known as Little Bristol, is the second largest town centre of Barbados. It is situated 12 miles (19 km) north of the capital city of Bridgetown, in the northern parish of Saint Peter.
Restaurants in Speightstown

1. Reefers & Wreckers Dive Shop

Speightstown, Barbados
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 250 reviews

Reefers & Wreckers Dive Shop

Reviewed By condiver - New York City, New York

Had a good time diving with Phillip and taking "slow down" lessons from Captain Archie. Did six dives, Bright Ledge, Pamir Wreck, Stavronikita,Dottins reef, Great Ledge, Cement Pier. Very professional and treated each diver or divers according to their experience level. Would highly recommend. And remember "there are two speeds here on Barbados, slow and stop"-Captain Archie. LOL a good time was had by all.

2. Heywoods Beach

Speightstown, Barbados
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Heywoods Beach

Reviewed By ontheroadat62 - Stonewall, Manitoba

Information was that this was a snorkel beach without amenities. We were not disappointed with the lesser amount of people as we swam among the rocks enjoying the fish and soft rolling waves. The beach stretched out for some great photos of the shoreline.

3. Radical Water Sports

Cobblers Cove Hotel | Road View, Speightstown, Barbados
Excellent
99%
Good
1%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Radical Water Sports

Reviewed By NeilA1967 - London, United Kingdom

Tony is the best instructor we've had in Barbados! Two of the children were nervous beginners, he managed to get the whole family skiing and confidently crossing the wake on one ski. A real professional but always had time for a laugh. We particularly enjoyed singing along to "I can see clearly now" when the clouds disappeared!
Tony also organised a fun packed morning with all the inflatable toys, which everyone enjoyed and agreed was the perfect way to start the new year!
We will certainly be seeing Tony again on our next visit.

4. Arlington House Museum

Speightstown, Barbados +1 246-422-4064
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 136 reviews

Arlington House Museum

Reviewed By 4UK-abroad

Set right in the midst of Speightstown, itself boasting a beautiful town centre still reflecting it's past, the Arlington House museum is a great place to orientate oneself when new to the island. Itself a building with a fascinating past both in construction and usage over the centuries. For a very modest fee you gain a tangible feel for the island's geography, history & how trade has underpinned the evolution of island life, from the dark days of slavery right up to current times. Archeological efforts to uncover missing links to the past are underway in the neighborhood and the curators appear well up to speed with how to gather interesting life stories from a wide variety of locals. These are displayed variously using short video segments in addition to a 15 minute general introductory film that packs in a lot of useful information. A modest number of artefacts are tastefully displayed, but this is not "that sort" of a museum. Its more an illustrated journey through the history of the island, accessible to young and old, beautifully presented & in deliciously cool surroundings. I thoroughly recommend it.

5. Tiyi By Design Art Jewelry Studio

Store #12, Town Square mall | Speightstown, Speightstown BB24006, Barbados +1 246-252-0184
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 50 reviews

Tiyi By Design Art Jewelry Studio

Tiyi By Design is an exclusive Caribbean brand producing exquiste, hand crafted art jewelry. Each piece is individually designed by professional metalsmith/art jeweller, Ichia Tiyi.The artist will work in the studio for the visitor to view the process live, and they can also learn to create a small piece of jewelry for themselves.

Reviewed By Sooz E - Speightstown, Barbados

We couldn't wait to return to Ichia's lovely studio in Speightstown, just across from Jordan's Market. Having purchased from her before, we were delighted to discover many new pieces of her original designs of beautifully handcrafted unique silver jewelry. We were also thrilled to help...MoreThank you for your response. Your love for the jewelry is always appreciated and it was a pleasure to see you again. Please continue to enjoy your beautiful pieces until we see you again.

6. The Speightstown Mural

Queen's Street, Speightstown, Barbados
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 92 reviews

The Speightstown Mural

Reviewed By Skaramoosh - Edmonton, Canada

It's not a mural where you have to make an effort to go see but if you happen to be in Speightstown then by all means. Walk along the boardwalk heading south and you can spot it from the Speightstown Fish market.
The mural is a nice photo op but have seen better.

Queen's Street | Northern Business Centre, Speightstown, Barbados +1 246-419-0858
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Gallery of Caribbean Art

Reviewed By biffo-7 - essex

Currently showcasing art from around the Caribbean. Staff extremely helpful, friendly and informative.

8. Edmo Water Sports

Heywoods Estate, Speightstown BB26013, Barbados
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
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5 based on 25 reviews

Edmo Water Sports

Waterskiing, tubing, cruising on our speedboat,Jetskiing and sailing for rent at Heywoods beach Speightstown, Barbados or any beach requested, Early is the operator and will assess your ability before hiring and will run through all safety and rules.

Reviewed By joczamp123 - Barrie

Picture 2 crazy sisters "sista's" on not one but 2 catamaran trips - personal service with a smile 1 exiting and fun but safe - just amazing weather and water
We lived it so much we did it twice
Edmo and Scorpio were lovely thanks guys!

9. Saint Peter Parish Church

Speightstown, Barbados +1 246-422-3599
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Saint Peter Parish Church

Reviewed By stewartconnelly - Bergerac, France

I like this church my wife and I were married there.It was a very nice ceremony and the vicar was lovely. The church it's-self is a nice building and was recently repainted.It's nice and airy and a cool place to visit.

10. Just Chillin Water Sports

Heywoods Beach, Speightstown, Barbados +1 246-240-1840
Excellent
85%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
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5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Just Chillin Water Sports

Reviewed By 459daniellah - Nottingham, United Kingdom

We have been with just chillin for the past few years and it has been great. I have learnt to wakeboard and ski and had amazing fun on the toys. Ian and the team are excellent.

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