July is the second month of the wet season in Bridgetown, Barbados with 147mm and precipitation on over half of the days of the month, but the showers are brief and pass quickly to restore blue skies. July is also part of the hurricane season, but these are very rare as the last major direct hit was in 1955 and the last hurricane to affect the island was in 1980.
Although you might encounter a shower or two, it will not disrupt your holiday too much and there are plenty of activities on the island to do if you get a rainy day.
With average temperatures of 27°C (81°F), highs of 29°C (84°F) and an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day, July is still a fantastic month of the year to visit Bridgetown. The evenings have milder, cooler temperatures of 24°C (75°F) but the sea is still perfect for swimming at 28°C (82°F).
Where to Stay
Hilton Barbados Resort situated by the Caribbean Sea and highlighting two beaches, this hotel in Needhams Point has three tennis courts and a restaurant. Every room has a sea view balcony, TV, minibar, coffee maker and there is a hot tub, an outdoor pool, plus a sauna. The hotel has two restaurants, The Grille and Lighthouse Terrace, plus two bars, Careenage Bar and Water's Edge. Nearby attractions include Rockley Golf Course, Harrisons Cave and Folkestone Marine Park and Museum.
Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, the rooms are current and smooth with coffee shading furniture, shining white materials, work areas with ergonomic seats, footstools, 42in TV, and the most recent in-room innovation. Holiday makers cherish the great white-sand shoreline and its perfectly clear water, and the hotel is close to the Garrison Historic Area. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, plus other snacks are available from the hotels two restaurants, Aquatic Club and Neptune's Grill. The hotel is near Carlisle Bay and beach.
Hit the Beach
Drill Hall Beach has a shallow reef offshore for fantastic surfing and has a large pink sandy beach area for sunbathing or general relaxing. The beach has numerous tropical trees, picnic tables and a beautiful turquoise sea. There are no restrooms at this beach, but there are plenty of local restaurants, shops and bars nearby. Needham's Point is also close to Drill Hall Beach.
Needham's Point has soft white sand, tropical trees, natural reefs and the smooth calming Caribbean Sea perfect for snorkelling or swimming. Situated near Bridgetown's edge, this beach features calm turquoise waters, soft sand for sunbathing and enough shade to retreat from the sun. There are no restrooms at this beach, but there are plenty of local restaurants, shops and bars nearby.
Eating & Drinking Out
Cuz's Fish Shack, one of the immense culinary delights of Barbados is a "cutter," a salt-bread bun loaded with egg, cheese, flying fish, ham or pork and after that cut down the middle. Some say that is the root of the name, others say this is on the grounds that it "cuts" your yearning. Whatever story you run with, this Bridgetown area is the best place to attempt one. It truly is only a shack, open from 9-5 every day and there's generally a queue that is merited. The effortlessness of the peppery breading on the marlin sandwich, consolidated with a sprinkle of vinegar and some lively pickles make it one of the best snacks on the island.
Jolly Roger dinner show, fun pirate evening incorporating round trip excursion, mixed eats from a portion of the Caribbean islands, for example, Jamaican Jerk Pork, St. Vincent Bol Jol, Trinidad Pelouri Balls, Breadfruit Chips and Fish Cakes from Barbados alongside a Baked Chicken, barbecued Tuna or BBQ Steak and unlimited beverages. The Show is fantastic with flame eating, limbo moving, stilt walkers and the famous humorous Bajan characters Town Cryer and Mother Sally.
Things to Do
Lord Nelson's Bronze Statue was built in 1813 to honour Admiral Lord Nelson when he defended Barbados and defeated the French invasion fleet. The stature is in the grounds of the Barbados National Parliament building and worth a visit for cultural or historical buffs.
Garrison Savannah area is around 2km south of Bridgetown city centre and inland from Carlisle Bay, the Garrison is a piece of the World Heritage zone and was home to the British government in the 1800s. At the centre is the Savannah, an oval-shaped former parade ground which is now used for cricket, horse races on a Saturday and jogging. Also at the Savannah are some of the more ornate buildings within the Garrison and the world's biggest collection of 17th century cannons, very interesting!
Cool Runnings specialise in catamaran cruises with limited passenger numbers to provide a unique, uncrowded and comfortable catamaran experience around the island. The company has 3 choices of cruise, a lunch cruise with wine and experience snorkelling with turtles and swimming with tropical fish. A sunset cruise with dinner, wine and a fantastic Barbados sunset, plus visiting a ship wreck. Private cruises with many options for weddings and corporate functions.
Flower forest is a tropical heaven situated in the heart of the Barbados farmland! This herbal greenery enclosure is home to a huge number of superb palms, bright bushes and tropical blooms.
Wind through the pathways, some level and some with inclines, to investigate these flawless greenery enclosures. The geography includes delicate slopes offering astonishing vistas of the lavish fields and eastern coastline, so make sure to take your camera to catch both the perspectives and the stupendous greenery! With your investigation finished and your soul restored, head to the casual bistro for a beverage, a light lunch or tea. With its amazing perspectives and serene setting Flower Forest is additionally a superb spot for weddings and other special occasions!