Experience the Bajan lifestyle!
Music is everywhere – whether Calypso, R&B or Reggae it’s the soul of the island. Talented local artists play live music in charming venues across the island. Barbados boasts the purest water supply you will find anywhere. The best way to get around the island is by renting a mini-moke, the popular ‘cult’ vehicle.
Bridgetown is the capital city of Barbados. Less than 5 minutes’ walk from Bridgetown along Bay Street is the beautiful beach of Carlisle Bay.
St. James is famous for its white powdery beaches. The Animal Flower Cave in St. Lucy is worth a visit. It is a cavern, home to sea anemones which form the shape of beautiful flowers. St. Lucy is the North Point of Barbados, it hosts a beautiful lighthouse and spectacular views. Visit the Harrison’s Cave in St. Thomas. St. Josephs unique coastline is stunning. You’ll find great surfing spots. The Flower Forest is on the hillside with spectacular views over little fishing villages. Drive to the top of Hackleton Cliff, the view from the top is amazing.
Barbodos has to offer countless diving locations which makes it the perfect dive destination. One of the most popular of the dive sites on the west coast is Dottins. It’s great for all levels of scuba diving. Maycock’s Reef is located on the north coast of Barbados and offers divers a chance to see coral formations that will hold you in awe.
Some of my favourite beaches are Accra Beach, Sany Beach, Silver Sands and the Bottom Bay Beach located in the South of the island. Carlisle Bay, Six Men Bay and Sandy Lane Beach on the Westcoast. And the Cove Bay, River Bay, Martin’s Bay and Cattlewash Beach in the North. Surfer’s Bay and Freight’s Bay in Christ Church are great places for surfing. Brighton Beach features a beautiful and healthy reef for snorkeling.
Oistins is a fishing town on the south coast. Try the fish fry at Oistins Bay Gardens on fridays. The fish is excellent and it’s all cooked on the spot in front of you.
Ital Is Vital (Upper Church Str. ,Speightstown) – Fresh and healthy food. A charming little place. The prices are very reasonabl. There is also a range of natural juices made with local fruit. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Barbados. Speightstown is a sleepy fishing village with old English architecture. Try the Island Plates for local cuisine. Eventhough it’s hidden just off the main street near Jordans Supermarket, it has its own cute charm. The food is of good quality, healthy, fresh and homemade ,all served with a smile, and at prices that please. This clean and delightful cafe is a must when visiting Barbados (The Town Centre, Speightstown). If you’re looking for more expensive food Cin Cin by the Sea in Prospect is absolutely perfect for a romantic dinner. It’s a Mediterranean restaurant with a Caribbean twist. The view is breathtaking and the food and atmosphere is great. The Tides is another top restaurant in Holetown. Fabulous food in a great setting.