Barbados In a Nutshell 2010 - 2011 Edition
Your constant companion for vacationing in Barbados. A handy quick-reference guide that fits into your handbag, beach bag or even your pocket, helping you plan your next lazy, fun filled day or sizzling night.
Nutshell Online! Nutshell is now an e-Guide too! We designed Barbados in a Nutshell to be your constant vacation companion. It fits into your handbag, beach bag, or even your pocket, and acts as a quick-reference guide which will help you plan your next lazy, fun-filled day! Barbados in a Nutshell is now available as an online e-Guide at www.barbadosinanutshell.com so you can peruse this handy little guide and plan your holiday before you arrive. The size is perfect for a computer screen, with live links to all advertisers' websites and e-mail addresses, so you can make enquiries and bookings ahead of time, or while you are in Barbados on your handheld. We have tried to include all of the information you will need to enjoy Barbados as much as we do, but if you can think of anything we have missed please let us know � we welcome your feedback. Our advertisers also welcome your feedback, so be sure to let them know you saw them in "the Nutshell". 2 fieroTM. hard metal; virtually scratch-proof. black dial. swiss made. water resistant. movado.com BRIDGETOWN WEST COAST #32 Broad Street, Tel. (246) 429-7072 The Promenade Shops at The Beach House, Holetown, St. James, Tel. (246) 432-7342 Credits Barbados in a Nutshell is published annually by Miller Publishing Co. Ltd. Created By SALLY MILLER Production & Ad Sales SALLY MILLER CHRISTINE WILKIE Production Co-ordinator JANELLE BRYAN Our Cover Artist Janice Brock A master of colour and form, Janice Sylvia Brock has gained international acclaim, and her paintings are keenly sought after by discerning collectors worldwide. Her work has been likened to that of Matisse and Chagall, though the vibrant hues and the sense of movement are uniquely Brock. At `Brocklands', her studio gallery overlooking the ocean in St. James, much of her recent work is on display, as well as prints of selected paintings, in over 500 square feet of exhibition space. You can also see work in progress and chat with Janice about her art. See pages 54 and 55 for more information. Production Assistants LYN ARMSTRONG SUNEETA SIMMONS Layout & Copy SALLY MILLER CHRISTINE WILKIE JANELLE BRYAN Design EIGHTZERONINE DESIGN Print Run 127,000 June 2010 - May 2011 Edgehill, St. Thomas, Barbados, W.I. Tel: (246) 421 6700 Fax: (246) 421 6707 e-mail: email@example.com �2010 MILLER PUBLISHING CO. LTD. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of the publisher. 4 Contents Mike Toy/Reproduced from the book Architecture & Design in Barbados 6 Courtesy Jammin' Cruises Activities 24 Art & Craft 50 Beaches 102 Calendar of Events 18 Coastal Cruises 70 Diving 86 Driving Tips 108 Getting Around 108 Golf 138 Island Adventures 68 Island Hopping 140 Nightlife 196 Nuts & Bolts 8 Property 116 Restaurant Guide 142 Rum Tours 100 Shopping 30 Sightseeing 88 Health & Beauty 66 Sports Bars 204 Submarine Adventures 83 Surfing 81 Courtesy Nishi Courtesy Chantours History in a Nutshell 8 World Heritage Site Nomination Barbados' historic capital city, Bridgetown, which had its 382nd anniversary in 2010, and the historic Garrison area have been nominated for inscription on the World Heritage list. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Barbados was established as the nucleus of Trans-Atlantic trade and served as headquarters of both the British Royal Navy and Army. Bridgetown is home to the third oldest Parliament in the Commonwealth; a statue of Lord Nelson which pre-dates its counterpart in London's Trafalgar Square by some 30 years; and the 350-year-old Jewish Synagogue, the oldest to be found anywhere in the entire western hemisphere. Interestingly, Barbados is the only place that George Washington ever visited outside the United States. Originally inhabited by Amerindians before being settled by the English in 1627, Barbados is the only Caribbean island which remained constantly under British rule until 1966 when she gained independence. It is no wonder the island is affectionately known as "Little England". Over the course of the last four centuries, historical events and a potent mix of African, British and other influences have bequeathed a rich and diverse cultural heritage. Bearing testament to this are the thirteen wonderful museums and two plantation houses that exist in this small island: The Barbados Museum, Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, Arlington Museum, Legends Cricket Museum, Barbados Concorde Experience, George Washington House and Museum, Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery, Folk Museum at Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park, Folkstone Underwater Museum, Mallalieu Motor Museum, Springvale EcoHeritage Museum, St. Nicholas Abbey and Sunbury House. Any visitor motivated enough to delve into Barbados' past will be richly rewarded. Nuts and Bolts ELECTRICITY - 110/230V 50Hz. CURRENCY - The Barbados Dollar is tied to the US Dollar at a rate of US$1 = Bds$1.98; other currencies fluctuate so check with the local banks or the press. CAPITAL CITY - Bridgetown. BUSINESS HOURS - Banks are generally open Monday to Thursday from 8am-3pm and Friday 8am-5pm. Supermarkets open daily from 8am and close between 7pm and 10pm in the evenings. Other retail outlets generally open Monday to Saturday at 9am and close at 5pm and 2pm on Saturday. Special opening hours in Dec. POPULATION -Approx 280,000. TAX - 15% VAT is usually included in prices quoted. 7.5% VAT and 10% service charge will be added to your hotel bill. TIPPING - Usually 10%�15%. WATER - Safe to drink from tap. ISLAND'S SIZE - 166 square miles, measuring 21 miles long x 14 miles wide. DRUGS - Narcotic drugs, including Cannabis, are illegal and the penalties for possession can be up to 20 years in prison. FLORIST - Christina Foster at Simply Flowers 437-6597. NEWSPAPERS - Two local dailies: The Advocate and The Nation. Foreign papers are available through Newspapers Direct, call 436-1314. 10 Andrew Hulsmeier Karen Cheney Andrew Hulsmeier Andrew Hulsmeier Nutlets RUM SHOPS - There are currently 1600 rum shops in Barbados. These owner-run corner stores and bars rolled into one, provide the surrounding community with a spot for social intercourse and imbibement while supplying imported staples, often on "trust". Today many offer tasty hot meals at unbeatable prices. RUM - With a starting point over 350 years ago, Barbados was the first place in the world to distill rum. Early connoisseurs included George Washington, who insisted on a barrel of Barbados rum at his inauguration. Today Barbados produces many fine brands of rum. SUGAR - For over 350 years, a unique golden crystal sugar has been the main export of Barbados. As a result there is a rich heritage of first class products made with sugar such as marmalades, chutneys, jellies and unique Bajan sweets. PEPPER SAUCE - Bajan pepper sauce is a traditional concoction made with locally grown scotch bonnet peppers. The yellow colour is derived mainly from tumeric root. Each recipe varies but may include onion, garlic, ginger root, horseradish root, shallots, white rum, mustard, vinegar and salt. It's delicious with cheese and biscuits or in a Bajan salt bread with ham. 12 Andrew Hulsmeier Courtesy Ins & Outs Gift Emporium Artie Andrew Hulsmeier www.grandbarbados.com Telephone: 426.4000 firstname.lastname@example.org insandoutsof visit honeymoons dine flights golf sailing cricket beaches weddings sightseeing villas festivals hotels history diving relax events barbados.com car hire restaurants art & craft nightlife island hopping shop fashion enjoy stay museums spas heritage real estate watersports learn Calendar of Events Courtesy National Cultural Foundation JULY 2010 3 BNB Crop Over Gala 3 Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic 4,11,18,25 Hike Barbados 4-23 Sir Garfield Sobers Int'l Schools Cricket Tourn. 18 Pan Pun de Sand 23 Pic-o-de-Crop Semi Finals 24 Junior Kadooment 25 Full Moon 25 Party Monarch Finals 30 Pic-o-de-Crop Finals 31 Foreday Morning 31 Bridgetown Market AUGUST 2010 1 Emancipation Day - Holiday 1 Bridgetown Market 1 Cohobblopot 1,8,15,22,29Hike Barbados 2 Grand Kadooment - Holiday 7 United Ins. B'dos Derby 15-21 Banks Hockey Festival 24 Full Moon SEPTEMBER 2010 Horse Racing Mr. Caribbean B'dos Fitness Competition 5,12,19,26 Hike Barbados 23 Full Moon OCTOBER 2010 Taste of B'dos Food Fest. Horse Racing 3,10,17,24,31 Hike Barbados 10 B'dos Kennel Club's All Breed Champ. Dog Show 10 Nat'l Triathlon Champ. 19-23 Sun, Sea & Slams Int'l Bridge Festival 22 Full Moon 18 Andrew Hulsmeier Getty Images Maurice Giles Calendar of Events Coast Caribbean Images NOVEMBER 2010 Horse Racing Independence Surf Fest. 1 Independence Ceremony & Bajan Folk Brew 5-8 NIFCA Performing Arts Finals 6-7 Sizzlin' Sand Beach Volleyball Nat'l Champ. 7,14,21,28Hike Barbados 11-25 NIFCA Photography & Visual Arts Exhibition 13 NIFCA Culinary Arts Cookoff 14 NIFCA Literary Arts Gala 20 Spirit of the Nation Show 21 Nation Fun Walk 21 NIFCA Performing Arts Gala 21 Full Moon 27-28 RBTT Golf Classic 30 Independence Day - Holiday DECEMBER 2010 3-5 Run B'dos Int'l 4 B'dos Museum Craft Fair 5,12,19,26 Hike Barbados 21 Full Moon 25 Christmas Day - Holiday 26 Boxing Day - Holiday 26 Horse Racing 28-2 Jan. VolleyBarbados Champ. JANUARY 2011 1 New Year's Day - Holiday 19 Full Moon 21 Errol Barrow Day - Holiday Barbados Jazz Festival www.barbadosjazzfestival.com Barbados Horticultural Society Open Gardens on Saturdays in January and February. Call 4285889. Annual Flower Show held on the last weekend in January. www.horticulturebarbdos.com 20 Courtesy Caribbean Cooking Andrew Hulsmeier Andrew Hulsmeier Calendar of Events Courtesy Brian Talma FEBRUARY 2011 Agrofest Horse Racing Waterman Festival 18 Full Moon 13-19 Holetown Festival MARCH 2011 Game Fishing Horse Racing Holder's Opera Season 19 Full Moon Barbados Int'l Game Fishing Tour't James Pierce - 426-5062 email@example.com Sandy Lane Gold Cup Call Barbados Turf Club 426-3980. Holder's Opera Season Call 432-6385. www.holders.net APRIL 2011 Horse Racing Oistins Fish Festival 17 Full Moon 22-25 Easter Weekend 28 National Heroes Day Sir Garfield Sobers Festival of Golf Call 428-8463. MAY 2011 Rally Carnival Mount Gay Boatyard Regatta Full Moon Sean Chandler Coast Caribbean Images 17 JUNE 2011 Crop Over Festival Begins 15 Full Moon Calendar Notes Barbados National Trust Open Houses held Jan.-Mar., every Wed. afternoon. Call 426-2421. Hike Barbados Every Sun. year round. Call 426-2421. Polo - December to May www.waterhallpolo.com www.barbadospoloclub.com 22 Activities Cockspur Beach Club Learn how rum is made, enjoy lunch and a Cockspur Rum Punch beachside or simply spend your day on one of the island's most beautiful beaches � the choice is yours. Whatever you seek, the Cockspur Beach Club is an experience not to be missed during your stay in Barbados. Barbados Concorde Experience The Barbados Concorde Experience offers visitors an exciting, unforgettable insight into the history and unique character of the legendary supersonic aircraft. This stunning exhibition, located adjacent to the Grantley Adams International Airport, celebrates Concorde's grace and elegance, with spectacular multi-media presentations, tempting gift shop, "Flight School" and observation deck. A truly memorable experience for all ages. Open Tuesday Saturday 9am-5pm Cockspur Beach Club Brighton, Black Rock www.betransported.com Tel: 425 9393 Call 420 7738 for more information 26 Activities Aerial Trek Zipline Segway Barbados Come and ride the world Adventures renowned Segway PT (Personal Aerial Trek has received near perfect scores from the wellregarded Zagat 2009 Survey. The thrill of the zipline adventure begins at the base where guests are given a safety briefing and outfitted with their harness system, helmets and gloves. The tour takes guests over eight platforms with experienced guides who provide interesting information on different areas of the beautiful eco-system over Jack-in-the-box gully in the parish of St. Thomas. At Aerial Trek Zipline Adventures you'll discover why they are "Above it All"!!!! Transporter) in a truly "offroad" experience. At Segway of Barbados, they take you on an adventure ride that will leave you with lasting memories long after your trip to Barbados. Experience for yourself why this tour is so unique! For more info on tour times and pricing: For Reservations call: 246.253.6772 www.segwaybarbados.com Tel: 438 � TREK (8735) firstname.lastname@example.org www.aerialtrek.com 27 The Crane The Crane Village The Crane Village is Barbados' newest shopping destination, offering superb retail and dining options in an authentic Barbadian heritage village setting, at the heart of the AAA Four-Diamond Crane Resort. With the Town Hall offering 3,000 square feet of duty free shopping with renowned brands Colombian Emeralds and Cave Shepherd � featuring the casual On the Beach brand as well as Pages bookstore and Ganzee souvenirs; stylish resort wear and Crane logo items at Apres Beach; Caribbean art and craft at Tamarind Seed and The Crane art gallery, retail therapy is assured. Offering trusted Crane quality for dining with a splash of Village style, guests will have the choice of D'Onofrio's for Southern Italian cuisine or the Village Caf�, a lovely indoor/outdoor bistro. Of course, visitors to the property can also choose to savour the tastes of the Crane's two Zagat-rated restaurants, L'Azure and Zen, both with spectacular ocean views. Guests strolling through the Village streets will enjoy the grandeur of Barbadian design captured throughout, featuring authentic elements of historic Barbadian architecture, steep gable roofs, wooden shutters and ornate fretwork, distinctive limestone walls and typical breezy verandahs; all complemented by beautiful landscaped gardens. The Crane Village: for the best of Barbadian street life without the traffic! Tel: (246) 423 6220 email@example.com 28 Shopping Andrew Hulsmeier Bridgetown, which is almost 400 years old, and the Garrison Historic Area have been nominated as a World Heritage Site Why is Barbados Ideal for Tax Free Shopping? As a visitor to the island you have the opportunity to buy an impressive selection of wonderful items at tax free prices. Tax free shopping in Barbados is as much as a third more economical than prices in Europe, the U.K. and North America. Shoppers are safe in the knowledge that the products are genuine with good after sales service. DOCUMENTS: You must present your immigration form or passport and ticket at the time of purchase and you can get your purchases over the counter. Liquor and tobacco are the only exceptions, these are delivered to your port of departure for collection. Bridgetown Shuttle There is a free shuttle service to Bridgetown from hotels on the south and west coasts, operating from Monday to Saturday at 9:30am or 11am returning at 1:30pm or 3pm and from the Crane on Thursdays at 8:45am. Contact your hotel's front desk, guest services or concierge to make arrangements or telephone them at 227 2200. 30 Andrew Hulsmeier A view across the Careenage of the Parliament Buildings from Independence Square Shopping Rolex aficionados will be pleased to learn that The Royal Shop is a Rolex dealer with an authorized service centre in Bridgetown offering excellent service. The Royal Shop In the heart of Bridgetown there is a shop filled with treasures fit for a king. The Royal Shop, authorised dealer of Rolex, is one of Barbados' leading watch and jewellery stores and continues to upgrade the quality of their shops and further expand their impressive departments. The Royal Shop carries some of the world's most impressive designs. A new and exciting range of the world's most soughtafter watches have been added to their collection including: Raymond Weil, Chopard, Maurice Lacroix, Longines, David Yurman and Movado. Other brands of watches they carry are Guess, Tissot, Swiss Army, Esquire, Seiko and Citizen. They also carry an impressive range of fine jewellery and offer a choice from an exciting array of top of the line brand name jewellery such as Marco Bicego and Iosi. Also available are elegant and sophisticated Italian necklaces along with precious and semiprecious stones and pearls. Bridgetown: #32 Broad Street Tel: 429 7072 32 Available at Shopping Diamonds International Diamonds International is the Premium Luxury Diamond brand of the Caribbean, Mexico and Pacific Riviera specialising in loose diamonds, diamond Jewellery, designer jewellery and luxury timepieces. With 11 stores conveniently located in Barbados, Diamonds International offers you the best selection of loose diamonds and diamond jewellery for example with their new 90 faceted Diamond, the Crown of Light. If you are a diamond aficionado, Diamonds International offers you the unique opportunity to create your very own self-designed piece which can be ready within hours after choosing your gemstone (dazzling diamonds or tantalising tanzanite) and setting from their fabulous collection. And should you in time wish to change your design their trade-in and upgrade policies offer you that flexibility with no loss of value on your existing piece. Discover your treasure at Diamonds International! Diamonds International is the exclusive retailer of some of the world's most prestigious watch brands and designer collections. You can choose from Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Piaget, Hublot and Panerai to Breitling, Chopard, Bvlgari, Ulysse Nardin and Jaeger-LeCoultre. Diamonds International's Watch & Design store at No. 8 Broad Street caters to the discerning shopper who knows and appreciates the world of luxury brands. The VIP Lounge, upstairs Watch & Design, offers you a cool, comfortable and private ambience to shop. Outfitted with a wine and champagne bar and paintings by local artists, you will enjoy the experience! And if you take pleasure in the art of writing, Diamonds International's Pen World will entice you with the finest writing instruments from Visconti, Delta, Graf von Faber-Castell, Pelikan and Porsche Design to name a few. Welcome to their World at: � Broad Street, Bridgetown � West Coast Mall, Holetown, St. James � Departure Lounge, Grantley Adams Airport � Sandy Lane Golf & Country Club � Royal Westmoreland Golf & Country Club, St. James. Tel: (246) 430 2400 www.diamondsinternational.com 34 Shopping DaCostas Mall DaCostas Mall on Broad Street houses an extensive variety of tax free shops offering jewellery, designer sunglasses and handbags, china, crystal, beachwear, books, cool fashion and accessories, souvenirs, shoes, cosmetics, video games, a health store and also Mall Mart supermarket. Satisfy your hunger in either of the Mall's two air-conditioned food courts where specialty coffees, subs and sandwiches as well as authentic Caribbean and international dishes are available to tempt any palate, with a comfortable seating area to relax while eating. 36 Shopping The Runway The Runway in DaCostas Mall offers the widest GUESS collection on the island at excellent duty free prices. Accessorize your world with the trendiest bags, wallets, belts, shoes, watches and jewellery, all from the latest GUESS collection. The Runway has a superb selection of their outstanding swimsuits. The Runway also carries the most stylish names in sunglasses: Gucci, Armani, Christian Dior, Prada, Versace, YSL, Ray Ban and Oakley. The Runway in DaCostas Mall carries the most stylish selection of high quality designer sunglasses at excellent tax free prices 37 Shopping 38 Brazilian Gem Designs Different by Design Brazilian Gem Designs, now celebrating fourteen years at the Colony Club Hotel on Barbados' west coast, is the brainchild of John Beale and his Brazilian wife Leila, who is a member of the renowned Gemological Institute of America (GIA). John and Leila's jewellery background began over 25 years ago in Rio de Janeiro through a close relationship with the De Castro Family, owners of the traditional Brazilian company Gregory & Sheehan. Gregory & Sheehan was formed over 75 years ago by former managers of Cartier and Mappin & Webb. They were selected by the Brazilian Government for presenting a gift of special aquamarine jewellery to Queen Elizabeth at her coronation in 1952. John and Leila extended their Brazilian links in 1997 through an association with Hans Stern, known as the Lord of Gemstones and the founder of Brazil's most famous jewellery company, H. STERN. They were appointed the first agent in the world for H.STERN. Unlike many jewellery outlets, most of Brazilian Gem Designs' output is 18 karat and handmade. They also assist clients with designs and make pieces especially for them. Leila Beale says "Brazilian Gem Designs is art, where the gems are selected and romanced, as opposed to impersonal mass production of repetitive jewellery made from castings". She believes that "a piece of jewellery should be something special and lasting". Leila says that her shop really caters to a niche market and to those people who want a shopping experience in pleasant surroundings where they can satisfy their dreams, emotions and romantic feelings. She is pleased to hear clients say that they first visited Brazilian Gems for its reputation, but the reason for them returning is due to value. Colony Club Hotel, St. James Tel: 432 5676 or 422 2335 ext. 5031 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Shopping Harley-Davidson of the West Indies Harley-Davidson of the West Indies sells clothing for men, women and children with specially designed imprints available only in Barbados. They also sell souvenir collectibles, combing scenes unique to Barbados and the Harley-Davidson brand. Located in the historic Mount Gay Rum building�Horizon House, adjacent to the Careenage and a block off Broad Street, they are open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm. Harley-Davidson is new to Barbados but has a long history with stores and dealers in over 100 countries worldwide. Known for high quality and nostalgic designs, the merchandize appeals to all Harley enthusiasts both owners and to those who dream of riding one. Stop by and be part of the Harley-Davidson family. www.Hdwindies.com In Town Directions: The blue building, next to the Careenage, one block south of Broad Street on McGregor Street (Scotia Bank) Opening Hours: Monday � Saturday: 9am-5pm Sundays: 9am-2pm (seasonally) Contact: Tel: 436 2489 Fax: 436 2490 39 Shopping Heather Harrington Jones Heather Harrington Jones' beautifully appointed jewellery boutique is situated on the fashionable west coast, at Indigo Courtyard in the heart of Holetown. Since its inception over a decade ago, Heather has acquired a loyal clientele who anticipate the discovery of that extraordinary and exquisite item. In today's world the discerning shopper is looking, more than ever, for those three most vital factors � quality, value for money and good service. From the moment you enter the boutique these all become quite evident � clients receive a sophisticated level of service, in calm, relaxed surroundings and are invited to select from an exclusive and distinctive collection of handcrafted fine jewellery in Platinum, 18 and 22K gold, diamonds, precious and semi-precious coloured stone jewellery, handmade "one-of-a-kind" designer jewellery, designer timepieces and exceptional gifts - all at attractive duty free prices. Heather's keen eye for detail and style make visiting this jewellery store an occasion in itself. Private viewings available upon request. Indigo Courtyard, Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 6318 email@example.com www.heatherharringtonjones.com 40 Shopping Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Barbados' first mixed use Lifestyle Centre, located in the heart of Holetown, Limegrove covers 10 acres and will include approximately 100,000 square feet of retail space with parking for 300+ cars. The project has attracted major international brands such as Ralph Lauren, Cartier & Louis Vuitton who will each have a flagship store facing the main road. Limegrove will have three courtyards for patrons to enjoy, which may also be used for private functions. These include the Water Court, The Palm Court and the Garden Court. The Water Court is home to a 40 ft water feature which was inspired by a similar water wall at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Limegrove will include fine dining as well as light dining. Priva Nightclub will occupy the roof top of the tower building, the building furthest North on the Main Road. The Limegrove Cinemas will offer the best in cinema experience in the Caribbean. Upon completion, the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre will be the most stylish place to shop, dine and lime for all visitors and residents of Barbados. Limegrove is scheduled to open in December 2010. Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 5463 firstname.lastname@example.org www.limegrove.com 42 Shopping Shopping Out OfTown Holetown in St. James possibly offers the most varied shopping outside of Bridgetown. Visitors can enjoy tax free shopping at Cave Shepherd in Sunset Mall, as well as at West Coast Mall where there is a quality The Chattel House Village, Holetown selection of shops, including an impressive Diamonds International jewellery boutique which includes Pen World. They also have well-appointed diamond and watch boutiques at Fairmont Royal Pavilion, Tamarind Cove Hotel, and on the south coast at Turtle Beach Hotel. The Chattel House Village, with its brightly painted "chattel shops" houses a number of wonderful specialty shops and boutiques, including the popular Best of Barbados souvenir shop and Agabhumi where you'll find an impressive selection of resort wear and accessories from Bali. At Indigo Courtyard you'll find the exquisite Heather Harrington Jones jewellery boutique and the charming Caf� Indigo � the perfect spot for a light lunch after a morning of shopping. Tucked away in the Colony Club Hotel is the unique Brazilian Gem Designs jewellery store. The Jewellers is an elite jewellery boutique in the Spa at Sandy Lane Hotel, and at Sandy Lane Golf & Country Club and Royal Westmoreland Golf Club you'll find the exclusive Galleria selection of distinctive jewellery and timepieces. Further north is the quaint seaside town of Speightstown which still retains much of its old charm. A visit to the Arlington House Museum gives an interesting glimpse into this town's history. The main shopping centres on the south coast are Coconut Walk and Quayside Centre in Rockley, Cave Shepherd Vista Complex and Peronne Village in Worthing, the new Lanterns shopping centre in Hastings and Sheraton Mall which has the distinction of being the first, as well as the largest, mall on the island with over 120 stores and services including a food court and multiplex cinema. Further east is the recently opened Crane Village at the beautiful Crane Resort. 44 Shopping Best of Barbados Gift Shops If you want to bring a little Barbadian sunshine into your home then this is the place to find it! A wonderful array of original designs, many of them by company founder and artist Jill Walker, are presented in an extensive, functional and attractive product range! Leaders in high quality souvenirs, many of them made and designed in Barbados, Best of Barbados Gift Shops remain fresh and modern after 35 years in the business. Jill continues to paint daily but Best of Barbados is now run by her daughter Sue and husband, Chris Trew. Sue has recently introduced her artwork into the shops and her turtle paintings and beach scenes are a hit with customers! Conveniently located around the island and in the Departure Lounge at the Airport, Best of Barbados Gift Shops, with their friendly, welcoming and wellinformed staff, are a truly Bajan experience that you shouldn't miss! See their advert and FREE OFFER on the Nutshell map. www.best-of-barbados.com 46 Courtesy Best of Barbados Gift Shops Shopping Tropicana Jewellers Another great store for fantastic deals on wonderful jewellery and fashion watches is Tropicana Jewellers. They are renowned for their outstanding selection of fine sterling silver and exquisite 10kt and 14kt Italian gold jewellery, including beautiful rings, chains, earrings, pendants, bracelets and the popular West Indian Bangles. Tropicana also offers an extensive variety of brand name watches such as Anne Klein, Marc Ecko, Citizen, Casio and Seiko. With very attractive prices and friendly, helpful staff, shopping at Tropicana Jewellers can be a rewarding experience for the whole family. You can also find a wide selection of authentic electronic equipment such as Sony and Panasonic DVD, MP3 and MP4 players, portable TVs and radios as well as phones. Whether you are shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone, make sure to visit one of the two Tropicana stores. Sheraton Mall, Sargeants Village, Christ Church and Swan Street, Bridgetown 47 Shopping 48 Sapphire Jewellers Sapphire Jewellers offer a sophisticated and stylish choice for the discerning shopper who wants to acquire beautifully designed and quality crafted jewellery, without having to pay designer-label prices. Conveniently located at the easy to find Sheraton Mall, close to the south coast, Sapphire offers an exclusive and extensive selection of unusual diamond, gold, silver, crystal and coloured stone jewellery from places such as Bangkok, Italy, India and Thailand. The tantalizing range of exquisite and eye-catching pieces includes rings, chains, pendants, earrings, bracelets and cuffed bangles. For an extra touch of elegance and class, many of these unique items have been produced in gorgeous, antique settings. At Sapphire you will also discover stylish watches with the Aqua Master, Nautica, Guess, Citizen, Seiko and Jennifer Lopez lines being especially appealing. Sheraton Mall, Sargeants Village, Christ Church Tel: 435 8896 Shopping Sheraton Mall Located on the South Coast just a few minutes from St. Lawrence Gap, and just off the ABC Highway, Sheraton Mall is Barbados' premiere shopping destination featuring over 120 stores and services in one convenient location. The mall features two floors and several outside shops that offer accessories and apparel, home accessories, electronics and also has key services like a bank, pharmacy and express mail. Enjoy the multi-cultural Food Court featuring local and international cuisine. The sixscreen Multiplex Cinema and the VIP Cinema are unique to the island and offer an exciting cinema experience with the latest movie releases from 2 pm. Open Monday through Saturday from 9am until 9pm. Sargeants Village, Ch. Ch. Tel: 437 0970 www.sheratonmall.com email@example.com 49 Art & Craft Andrew Hulsmeier An open air craft stall at Bathsheba on the east coast Art & Craft Art in Barbados has evolved tremendously in recent years, and Caribbean art on the whole is receiving unprecedented international attention. This is evident in the number of art galleries which have sprung up across Barbados in the past few years. The island's `gentler side' provides a cultural haven among the action-packed activities on offer. So steal away for a day and explore some of the outstanding galleries to be found around the island. During the past decade or so more and more craftspeople have come to the fore, releasing talent that had previously remained dormant. The result of this upsurge of artistic ability is a wide variety of beautiful local craftwork, mainly created out of the island's most readily available natural resources such as clay, wood, weaving materials, shells and leather. Batik and needlework are also prominent local skills. Whilst some treasures are sought, others are chanced upon, so on your travels around Barbados take the opportunity to visit some of our lovely craft studios and shops. Chances are they will be delighted to show you their work and perhaps you'll find a unique treasure to take home as a reminder of a special holiday on our `island in the sun'. 50 Art & Craft Earthworks No ordinary pottery! Located on a hillside in the heart of St. Thomas, in a cool, hasslefree and country-comfortable setting. Mosaics decorate the exterior walls and floors and the studio is open to all visitors free of charge. Close attention is paid to detail and the focus is on producing the highest quality pottery; whether it is the smallest commissioned piece or an architectural installation. The team of diligent potters have transformed Earthworks and expanded its repertoire to display over 100 unique Earthworks designed shapes, in all sizes, and dozens of Earthworks patterns. The predominantly blue and green designs are now complemented by new and brighter tropical colours. All pieces are designed for constant use, everything is dishwasher and microwave safe, and of course, lead-free. Also at Earthworks you will find On the Wall Gallery, run by Barbadian artist Vanita Comissiong, Tulis Batik, The Art House Caf� and the delightful Ins & Outs Gift Emporium. Andrew Huslmeier Earthworks Pottery Courtesy On The Wall Vanita Comissiong Andrew Hulsmeier Ins & Outs Gift Emporium Andrew Hulmseier Tulis Batik Edghill, St. Thomas Tel: 425 0223 firstname.lastname@example.org 52 The very best quality traditional Bajan preserves, chutneys, sweets, pepper sauces, spices, rubs, pure vanilla and seasonings. Earthworks Complex, Edghill, St. Thomas Telephone: 246-438-3438 e-mail: email@example.com Art & Craft "Shell Seeker" - oil on canvas by Janice Sylvia Brock Janice Sylvia Brock A master of colour and form, Janice Sylvia Brock has gained international acclaim, and her paintings are keenly sought after by discerning collectors worldwide. Her work has been likened to that of Matisse and Chagall, though the vibrant hues and the sense of movement are uniquely Brock. She will approach a new canvas without the aid of sketches, photographs or preliminary outlines. From the first touch of colour laid onto the virgin canvas her brush strokes are utterly confident, and this is evident in the result: works which resonate with life, sensuality, and occasionally humour. At `Brocklands', her studio gallery overlooking the ocean in St. James, much of her recent work is on display, as well as prints of selected paintings, in over 500 square feet of exhibition space. You can also see work in progress and chat with Janice about her art. Viewing by appointment. Please call Brocklands Gallery: 432 6061 or 237 7670 firstname.lastname@example.org www.brock-gallery.com 54 The Paintings of International Artist Janice Sylvia Brock w w w. b r o ck - ga l l e r y. c o m Art & Craft Acrylic on Canvas by Heather-Dawn Scott The Tides Art Gallery At the Tides Art Gallery you will find an extensive collection of colourful Caribbean artwork which has been sourced from talented artists from across the region. With a variety of mediums such as oils and acrylics on canvas, watercolours and prints, as well as locally made jewellery, the Tides Art Gallery carries something for everyone. Overseas purchases are easily arranged, as we can ship all over the world, as well as provide careful boxing and packaging of artwork. The Gallery is open 9am � 11pm, Monday - Sunday. The Tides Art Gallery at the Tides Restaurant Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 2084 email@example.com www.tidesartgallery.com Acrylic on Canvas by Ann Dodson 56 Art & Craft Galleries & Studios Courtesy Tides Art Gallery The Tides Art Gallery Holetown, St. James. Tel: 432 2084. Natalya Tetrault curates a wonderful selection of fine art from Barbados and around the Caribbean. John Stuart Brocklands Gallery Courtesy Brocklands Gallery Halcyon Heights, St. James. Tel: 432 6061 or 237 7670. The home studio/gallery of Janice Sylvia Brock � over 500 square feet of exhibition space. Barbados Arts Council Janice Sylvia Brock Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown. Tel: 426 4385. Exhibitions usually change every 3 weeks. Best of Barbados Gift Shops Courtesy Best of Barbados Tel: 421 6900. Featuring the art of Jill Walker, Best of Barbados shops are the perfect place to find tasteful and authentic souvenirs. Beyond Aesthetics Gallery Jill Walker #34 Regency Park, Ch. Ch. Tel: 228 0485 or 439 9596. Authentic Barbadian art by John W.F. Walcott. A Gallery Courtesy A Gallery Catherine Forter-Chee-A-Tow Royal Westmoreland Clubhouse and The Mews, 2nd Street, Holetown. Tel: 419 7298/9. A grasp of the Caribbean through art. Owner/curator Catherine Forter-Chee-A-Tow. 58 Art & Craft A World of Sea Shells Joan Boryta perfectly captures the essence of Barbados in her landscapes, seascapes and people. Her work is available at Tides Gallery, Caribbean Gallery of Art, Pelican Village and The Waterfront Cafe. � � � � Sea Shells of all Shapes & Sizes Shell Boxes Shell Frames & Jewellery Exquisite China & Ceramics # 5 Flagstaff Hill, Clapham, St. Michael � Originals � Commissions � Prints � Notelets � Art Classes Telephone (246) 436 8803 firstname.lastname@example.org Open Mon. to Fri. 9am - 5pm & Sat. 9am - 2pm Closed on public holidays Contentment , Gibbes, St. Peter Tel: 246 422-2593 Tel/Fax: 246 422-0943 email@example.com 59 Art & Craft The Shell Gallery Courtesy The Shell Gallery "Contentment", Gibbes, St. Peter. Tel: 422 2593. Fascinating shells and shell-themed gifts from around the world. Earth & Fire Workshop The Shell Gallery Connell Town, St. Lucy. Tel: 439 9318. Visitors can try their hand at making this colourful hand-painted pottery. Courtesy Gallery of Caribbean Art Gallery of Caribbean Art Speightstown, St. Peter. Tel: 419 0858. Committed to promoting the art of Barbados and the entire Caribbean. Manipura Susan Mains Courtesy On The Wall Gallery The Milking Parlour, Walkers Dairy, St. George. Tel: 435 1952 or 230 8897. A delightful art studio featuring beautiful works of art and home d�cor products. On the Wall Gallery Earthworks Pottery, St. Thomas, Tel: 438 9246; and Champers Restaurant on the south coast, Tel: 426 3380. Featuring the work of the island's prominent artists and craft people. Sophie Barnard Pelican Craft Centre Courtesy Barbados Arts Council Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown. Tel: 427 5350. The largest art and craft centre in the Caribbean. Mangos Fine Art Gallery Neville Oluyemi Legall Speightstown, St. Peter. Tel: 422 0704. The work of renowned artist, Michael Adams. 60 Art & Craft Tropical Art Glasses Since 1995 Tropical Art Glasses has been producing wonderfully unique creations in fused glass. Their attractive and functional giftware includes plates, platters, bowls, trays, trinket boxes and colourful picture frames, all designed for daily use; exquisite glass sinks are now available in a variety of colours and designs. The entire line of products can be viewed on their website and is available island wide in the following stores: � Cave Shepherd � Broad Street, Holetown, Vista in Worthing and the Crane Resort. � Colombian Emeralds at the Hilton Hotel. � Island Crafts � Airport Departure Lounge and Pelican Craft Centre. � Tamarind Seed � Airport Check In Lounge and the Crane Resort. You can also visit the workshop located in Pelican Craft Centre, close to the Cruise Terminal, where you can watch the artisans at work, and maybe have a dance as well! ("Back in Time" music is played much of the time). Tel: 420 6894 or 243 2500 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tropicalartglasses.com 61 Art & Craft Courtesy Gallery of Caribbean Art Waterfront Caf� The Careenage, Bridgetown. Tel: 427 0093. Continuous group shows at this popular waterfront eatery. Aweipo Fine Art Gallery Melanie Bishop Courtesy Gallery of Caribbean Art The Crane Village, St. Philip. Tel: 423 6220. Curated by Julianna Inniss this beautiful gallery features the work of local and regional artists. The Old Pharmacy Gallery Speightstown, St. Peter. Tel: 252 4225. Open Mon-Sat. Everick Lynton Lancaster Art Gallery Lancaster Great House, St. James. Tel: 432 0458. Open Tue. - Sat. 10am-4pm. Courtesy Barbados Arts Council Gang of 4 Art Studio Springvale Plantation, St. Andrew Tel: 438 7883. Contemporary Caribbean art and sculpture, featuring the work of Gordon Webster, Lillian Sten, Aziza and Ras Bongo Congo. Larry Belgrave Joan Boryta # 5 Flagstaff Hill, Clapham, St. Michael. Tel: 436 8803. Joan Boryta who perfectly captures the essence of Barbados in her watercolours and oils, offers art classes on a one to one basis at your villa, hotel or on location. Courtesy Joan Boryta Joan Boryta 62 Art & Craft Broad Street 1913 Art of Historic Barbados By Michael Naemsch Michael Naemsch a teacher of history and art for 15 years has turned his interest and attention to historic Barbados. He is inspired to paint from old black and white photographs from the 1800's and the 1900's. He works in oils, watercolours and acrylic. His work is sought after by local Barbadians as well as discerning visitors. Contact him at: email@example.com www.michaelnaemschgallery.com 63 Art & Craft Pelican (Village) Craftthe Bridgetown port, Centre Pelican (Village) Craft Centre, located near and outside of the main shopping district, is the largest arts and crafts centre in the Caribbean. A modern facility with airconditioned shops, disabled facilities and parking, houses 25 shops and several workshops where visitors can observe craftsmen making pottery, basketry and straw work, glass blowing, carving, weaving, molded figure-making, sewing and cigar making. Shopping at Pelican (Village) Craft Centre affords you the opportunity to shop for authentic unique gifts, home d�cor, fashion and jewellery items made and designed by artisans in Barbados and the Caribbean. Make your selection of Batik, Pottery, Woodwork, Dolls, Metal & Wirecraft, Loom-woven crafts and lots, lots more! Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bidc.org 64 Spas & Salons The Spa at Sandy Lane Spas & Salons The Spa at Sandy Lane Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James Tel: 444 2100 Mobile Massage Services Operated by Sonia Stoute, a Barbadian, who received her training in London and holds a diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aeshetics. Sonia offers a unique, mobile aesthetics and massage service so you can enjoy a full range of spa services in the privacy and comfort of your villa, hotel room or home. Services include (in Barbados $): Swedish Body Massage - $120 Deep Tissue Massage - $140 Manicures - $50 Pedicures - $50 Reflexology - $120 Body Scrubs - $50 Facials - $100 � leg wax - $50 Full leg wax - $80 The Spa at Coral Reef Coral Reef Club, St. James Tel: 419 4121 Chakra Spa Accra Beach Hotel, Rockley, Ch. Ch. Tel: 435 8690 or 435 8920 Ozone Spa The Crane, St. Philip 423 6220 Sonia's Salon Peronne Plaza, Worthing, Ch. Ch. Tel: 435 9923 Gregory Paul Salon West Coast Mall, Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 2220 Call direct: 230 0287 Everyday 9am-7pm 66 Wellness The Clinic The Caf� The Maas Clinic & Caf� A pioneer in Wellness Tourism with both Regional and International patients achieving optimum health and rejuvenation. If you are sick and tired of battling back pain, weight gain, persistent illness, or just feeling in need of a tune-up, visit The Maas Clinic and learn how to achieve all your health goals. Aided by state-of-theart diagnostic equipment, premium quality supplements and madeto-measure nutritional advice, Osteopath and Homeopath Laurens Maas will guide you through a life and health-changing experience. "Good Food Good Mood!" That's the motto at The Maas Caf� where you'll find earth and health conscious gourmet wheat, gluten & sugar free cuisine and products. Enjoy delicious soups, wraps, salads and pizzas all made with cassava flour, plus a daily special, to eat there or take away, and find all the things you need to create a healthy kitchen. Open Mon to Fri 8 - 3.30 and Sat 9 - 12.30. Henley House, Upton, Ch. Ch. Tel: 431 9415 email@example.com www.themaasclinic.com 67 Island Adventures 68 Courtesy Atlantis Submarines In 2009, Atlantis Submarines became the first attraction in the world to achieve the double award from Green Certifications and Green Globe Island Adventures Barbados has a well-earned reputation of being an immensely satisfying holiday destination, going far beyond the usual prerequisites of a tropical beach holiday. We encourage visitors to "scratch the surface" and discover the refreshing mix that lies beneath. Whether it's serenity or excitement you seek, Barbados offers an unbeatable range of holiday activities and sightseeing trips to fill your days. The dazzling waters of the Caribbean Sea, along with the gentle southeasterly trade winds, have been beckoning sailors to these shores for centuries. With over 70 miles of pollution free coastline and the warm, azure waters of the Caribbean, Barbados offers excellent conditions for sailing and a huge fleet of vessels from which to choose � from the sleek, luxurious mega-catamarans and "party boats", to the smaller, more intimate, "take-it-easy" sailing cruises. The boats are all well maintained with fully trained captains and crew who all seem to have that wonderful Bajan spirit with warm and friendly attitudes. Swimming with the sea turtles is a wonderfully unique experience Courtesy Shasa Catamaran Cruises Coastal Cruises Thriller Ocean Tours Experience an exhilarating Powerboat Ride on Thrill Seeker a 35-ft. Scarab offshore powerboat. The 31/2 hour Adventure Tour takes in 3 snorkeling locations and a beach stop. A great opportunity to explore sunken shipwrecks, swim with the endangered sea turtles and snorkel with schools of colourful fish over a coral reef. An exclusive, 14 person tour in an intimate, friendly and uncrowded atmosphere. Transportation, all snorkeling equipment, snacks and drinks are included. Thrill Seeker is available for Private Charters. Tel: 231 8300 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thrilleroceantours.com So whether it's a snorkeling cruise, a swim with the sea turtles, or a champagne cruise at sunset, there are few experiences that will linger in the memory of holiday makers like an exhilarating cruise along the lovely coastline of the island. The pristine waters off-shore possess treasures that only a diving mask and scuba tank can reveal. So take the plunge, the scuba courses offered are designed to get you diving the same day! There are a host of fun watersports activities available above and below the waves. If you prefer to stay dry, you can explore the ocean floor in a glass bottom boat, or in a real submarine, or go big game fishing and enjoy the thrill of hooking "the big one". Sporting enthusiasts can also enjoy clay target shooting, archery and paintball at Kendal Sporting. If you are yearning for even more of an adventure, take one of the exciting 4x4 safari tours, go island hopping and discover the idyllic Tobago Cays in the Grenadines, or for a "natural high" try some surfing lessons with one of the island's top surfers. 70 Sailing Cruises Jammin' Catamaran Cruises Jammin' is the newest recreational catamaran cruising the island's coastal waters. This eye-catching 63-ft. craft has all the ingredients necessary for a fun day in the sun! Jammin's competent crew is headed by the skilled Captain Roger Kelly who guarantees all `Jammers' an unforgettable ride, while the Jammin' crew, with their dynamic personalities and friendly dispositions, ensure a truly extraordinary day on the water. All cruises offer delectable buffet meals onboard and a well stocked bar. In the water activities include swimming with the turtles and snorkeling. Their featured cruises include the breezy Early Bird Cruise which sets off in the tranquil early morning hours; the Sun Blast Cruise is the fun lovers' favourite � great for families; and for a slamming party with really great entertainment, Jammin's Twilight Cruise is the hottest affair on water. Tel: 422 1152 email@example.com www.jammincats.com 71 Sailing Cruises Photo: Bob Thomas Photo: Bob Thomas Good Times Catamaran Cruises Share your dream time with Good Times. They offer private charters and various day cruises. Be enchanted by the exciting underwater world of exotic fish, coral reefs and fascinating turtles. You can relax on the comfortable trampoline enjoying selected wines, their famous rum punch and an excellent Caribbean buffet. Their luxurious 42-foot catamaran will pick you up on the beach in front of your hotel (west coast) or transportation is provided. They also offer watersport activities with their 300 HP boat `Seadancer' like turtle trips, scuba diving and fishing. Or try jet skiing, water skiing, banana rides and lots more. Just let them know what you like best and they will organize your fun days in the sun. Tel/Fax: 422 1900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goodtimesbarbados.com 72 Sailing Cruises Shasa Catamaran Cruises A classy and comfortable 30-ft. catamaran catering specifically to small groups of 12 or less where the emphasis is definitely on personalised service in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. With more than a decade of sailing experience, Captain Jason O'Neal, has a richly deserved reputation with all of his guests, with many of them returning to sail on Shasa time and time again. Sailing options include the 3-hr. Sail & Snorkel Cruise, the popular 5-hr. Lunch Cruise and their romantic Sunset Cruises. Shasa's Private Charter itinerary offers total flexibility where you choose the setting and they do the rest! Tel: 433 8274 or 823 4670 email@example.com www.shasacatamarancruises.com 73 Fishing & Sailing Present these ads for a 10% Discount on Direct Bookings only Cannon Charters Small Cats This beautiful 42-ft. Hatteras Sports Fisherman is fullyequipped with modern electronic navigational equipment, custom built fishing rods and Penn International gold reels. Cannon can take you on a fishing safari equal to none in Barbados. Hunt for all kinds of tropical game fish like Marlin, Tuna and Sailfish or the more frequently found Wahoo and Dorado. Their experienced captain of 30 years and his mate are very serious fishermen and know these waters well. An all inclusive package of bait, refreshments, tackle and transportation awaits your call. Small Cats specialize in smaller, more personalised cruises with the emphasis on intimacy. They carry a maximum of 12 people on their popular coastal cruises, making stops for swimming and snorkeling. Your friendly Captain provides a unique opportunity to swim with a family of sea turtles in a tranquil bay, much to the delight of all on board, especially the little ones! The 3-hr. snorkeling Cruise and 5-hr. Lunch Cruise both include stops for swimming and snorkeling. Drinks, snorkeling gear & transportation provided. Tel: 424 6107 Fax: 421 7582 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fishingbarbados.com Tel: 421 6419 or 231 7306 email@example.com www.smallcatscruises.com 74 Sailing Cruises Present this ad for a 10% Discount on Direct Bookings only El Tigre Catamaran Cruises This 60-ft. catamaran will excite the sailor with her exhilarating performance while soothing the timid with her stability and comfort. El Tigre was among the top scoring attractions in Zagat's Best of Barbados Survey: "A very attentive, warm-hearted crew with a fabulously contagious Bajan spirit enhances the three and five-hour tours aboard this spacious catamaran..." Their 3-hr. Snorkel Cruise is perfect for families with young children, while the 5-hr. Lunch Cruise is loads of El Tigre crew member fun for all ages and the 3-hr. Sunset blowing the conch shell Cruise (on Wednesdays) is a wonderful way to spend an evening with friends. All cruises visit the island's friendly sea turtles for a swim and snorkel. Drinks, snorkeling gear and transport are included. Ask about their Private Cruises. Tel: 417 7245 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eltigrecruises.com 75 Sailing Cruises Tiami Luxury Catamarans Tiami Luxury Catamarans operate daily Five Star Lunch Cruises, with three stops to swim and snorkel, including one with the fascinating turtles. A sumptuous lunch along with cool refreshments from an open bar, snorkel equipment and transfers are included. The Turtles at Sunset Cocktail Cruise offers the opportunity to swim with the turtles just before the sun sets into a blaze of colour. Sumptuous canap�s and cool tropical cocktails are served as you soak up the day's last golden rays of sunshine. Tiami Luxury Catamarans specialize in private charters catered to your requirements. It really doesn't get any better than this! Tel: 430 0900 email@example.com www.tallshipscruises.com 76 Coastal Cruises Harbour Master Cruises The MV Harbour Master is a custom-built entertainment centre, 100 feet long, 40 feet wide and four decks high, with air-conditioned restrooms with hot and cold freshwater showers and the longest floating bar in the Caribbean. The lunch cruise features a beach stop, snorkeling and an option to swim with the turtles, a Bajan Buffet menu and open bar. The Starlight Dinner Cruise includes a West Indian floorshow, live band, resident DJ, a sumptuous Barbadian and International Buffet Dinner and full open bar. The MV Harbour Master is also available for private charters for weddings and birthday parties catered to your specific requirements. Tel: 430 0900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tallshipscruises.com Harbour Master Cruises 77 Glass Bottom Cruises The Looker "Why peep, when you can really LOOK?" The Looker Glass Bottom Boat is the perfect answer. What sets it apart is the unique, aerodynamic, hydrofoil design which gets passengers to the various sites in quick time, and the expansive, ultra-durable glass, viewing window offers an amazingly wide field of vision and even magnifies the view! Passengers can therefore enjoy viewing the shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay on the south coast, as well as swimming with the turtles at Six Men's Bay in the north, while taking in the west coast's scenery and beautiful coral reefs along the way. Transportation can be arranged. Refreshments and snorkeling gear are provided onboard. Private Cruises also available. Shamon Too Enjoy a glorious glass-bottom boat cruise along the dazzling west coast aboard Shamon Too. A wonderful way to see this spectacular coastline with its luxurious villas and sophisticated hotels, whilst enjoying all the wonders of the underwater world! This delightful 2-hour trip offers the opportunity to swim with the turtles and snorkel on a shipwreck where you will see a fascinating array of colourful tropical fish and beautiful coral reefs. They offer daily beach pick-ups from Folkestone Marine Reserve. Scuba diving and fishing trips can also be arranged. For bookings contact Monica Cumberbatch at Tel: 233 6089 or 421 6008 or Michael: 232 8157 email@example.com www.westwater-adventuresbarbados.com For bookings and further information call 233 9897 78 Glass Bottom Cruises 2 Hour Sunset Cruises Turtle Cruises Snorkeling Cruises Sea Spray Watersports Owned and operated by Mark Jackman, who has been running glass bottom boats for over 15 years. Join the crew on their brand new state of the art glass bottom boat "Karamar" for a two hour day tour with pick-ups from all St. James beaches. Swim with the turtles and snorkel over the shipwreck and see beautiful coral and thousands of fish! Their friendly staff will swim with those who don't feel as confident and all crew have a Ministry of International Transport licence and full public liability insurance. There is also a two hour Sunset Cruise along the West Coast Don't forget your camera! Complimentary drinks served throughout both day and sunset tours. Also available: Deep Sea fishing trips, Jet Skis and Water Skiing. firstname.lastname@example.org www.seaspraywatersports.com Tel: Karen 249 5001 79 Fishing I.O.U. Charters A Great Day's Fishing Fish for Wahoo, Dorado, Tuna, Barracuda, Sailfish, the mighty Blue Marlin and Shark. � Very competitive rates. � All tackle and bait supplied. � 36ft. purpose built Sportfisher, twin turbo diesel engines with full toilet facilities and sun deck. � British Captain with over 50 years experience. � Full safety equipment, the latest electronics and public liability insurance. � Free drinks and snacks on 4 hour charters, free drinks and lunch on 6-8 hour charters. � Parties of up to 6 and individuals catered for. Fishes 4 in comfort. Call Angie or Martyn Tel: 429 1050 or 238 9638 email@example.com www.iouchartersbarbados.net 80 Surfing Surf Barbados Mobile Surf Lessons Surfing is a great way to relieve stress and riding that first wave can change your life forever! Learning to surf with Surf Barbados can save you time and frustration. Their instructors are well trained and have spent many years surfing the waters of Barbados. All lessons are mobile so students are able to surf the best waves, wherever they may be on any given day. Lessons are held in a relaxed atmosphere � island style � no pressure! It's about having fun and enjoying the experience. 99% of their students stand up during their first lesson � an experience they never forget! Zed's Surfing Adventures A wide range of surfing lessons for the beginner designed to teach all the basics of surfing, as well as tours for the more advanced surfer. Located on the south coast at Surfer's Point, Inch Marlow, they are equipped with a wide range of soft surfboards ranging from 6ft. to 10ft. Lesson times are 9�11am and 2�4pm. Round-the-Island Surf Tours offer the ease of getting the best waves of the day and include equipment, light lunches and beverages. Surfers Point also offers accommodation. Tel: (246) 256 3906 www.surfing-barbados.com Tel: (246) 428 7873 Mobile: 262 7873 www.barbadossurf.com 81 Sporting Activities � Carrington, St. Philip, Barbados � Tel: (246) 437-5306 � firstname.lastname@example.org � www.go-kendal.com Kendal Sporting Set in 72 acres on the border of St. Philip and Christ Church, Kendal Sporting is a unique component of the Barbados sporting landscape. Here you can enjoy the best Clay Target Shooting range, Sporting Loop and indoor Hand Gun facility in the Caribbean, all in a charming country club setting. Three levels of skill allow a round of shooting to be demanding enough for the experienced shooter but still fun for the novice. A range officer is always on hand to coach and instruct the less experienced. Special shooting packages are available for visitors. Kendal is also the preferred location on the island for Paintball and Archery, both of which are available by reservation only. Please note that ID is required and the minimum age for shooting activities is 18 years. Guests can sit and enjoy good conversation at the well appointed bar, relax by the pool, or order meals from The Flying Rabbit Restaurant serving delicious meals all day. Kendal is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30am until..... Tel: (246) 437 5306 email@example.com www.go-kendal.com 82 Submarine Adventures Atlantis Submarines Celebrating 23 Years in Barbados in 2010! Now you can experience a great adventure with Atlantis... Sit back and enjoy a tour like no other � the Atlantis Submarine Expedition. Explore the amazing sea life surrounding Barbados on this fascinating voyage aboard a real submarine, where a knowledgeable co-pilot will inform you about the wonders of the deep. As the submarine dives to 55 feet, passengers can view a spectacular coral reef with dancing sea fans and an abundance of marine life through the sub's large, clear viewing windows. Before returning to the surface, the submarine descends to depths of 115 to 150 feet to view what has in the past been reserved for scuba divers only � a sunken shipwreck! Enjoy the ocean in airconditioned comfort with your family, friends or group. Celebrate any significant event on an underwater journey that is both unique and unforgettable. Atlantis Submarines was awarded Achievement of Excellence at the National Tourism Awards 2006 & 2009 from a field that included the island's top attractions and The Environmental Excellence award 2009. The Atlantis Submarine is Zagat rated and is the first attraction in the world to achieve the double award from Green Globe and Green certifications in January 2009. For more information call (246) 436 8929 or after hours at (246) 243 1069 www.atlantissubmarines.com 83 Island Tours Island Safari Come and experience tours with a difference in specially built 4x4 Land Rovers. Island Safari's entertaining and informative Safari guides will take you "off the beaten track" to some of the most spectacular out-of-the-way spots on the island. They offer a variety of unique tours including their Adventure Safari, Land and Sea and Rum Shop Safari... truly a memorable day, not to be missed! Call them for their current specials!! Custom tours can be arranged. Tel: 429 5337 Fax: 429 8147 firstname.lastname@example.org www.islandsafari.bb 84 A. Western/From the book, "Barbados � A Coral Paradise" Diving Barbados has long been known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters, friendly smiles and, of course, rum! What many people are unaware of is the spectacular beauty that lies beneath the surface of the sea. The island has been blessed with miles of coral reefs teeming with an incredible variety of sea life, excellent visibility and an abundance of fascinating ship wrecks. Most of the diving activity in Barbados takes place on the west and south coasts which are sheltered from the turbulent Atlantic Ocean and the easterly trade winds. From Maycocks Bay on the north-west coast to the South Winds Fringe in the south-west, there are few greater delights than gliding through these warm, sheltered waters and being privy to the silent underwater world of a coral garden and its inhabitants. Sales, quality service and repairs. DIVE & SNORKEL EQUIPMENT, dive lights, underwater cameras. TAX FREE SHOPPING for Visitors, (airline ticket & passport required) Over 50 years combined experience, father & son team. 86 Diving Barbados Blue 5 Star Service with Island Flair! "Their two marine biologists made each dive so enjoyable." � On Staff Marine Biologists Andre Miller and Christie Finney � NITROX available! � PADI/BSAC/NAUI diving facility � 2 fully equipped dive boats, both with shade & ladder access � Daily beginner classes - dive same day! � Our house reef has six ship wrecks. � Three dives daily (reef, wreck, drift and deep) � Power Boat, Turtle Tour & Shipwreck Snorkel Safari Tours Reefers & Wreckers Reefers and Wreckers Dive Shop, situated in Speightstown, offers diving access to the unspoilt reefs toward the north of Barbados � definite favourites among locals and visitors. They also make regular visits to the wrecks of the Stavronikita, Pamir and Carlisle Bay. The family owned business, run by brothers Philip and Michael Mahy, offers diving in small groups � no crowds, and a flexible personalised service that has earned them a loyal following of clients. Be sure to visit their new Scuba Bar above the dive shop! Tel: 434 5764 www.divebarbadosblue.com email@example.com Speightstown, St. Peter Tel: 262 6677/234 1377 or 422 5450 firstname.lastname@example.org www.scubadiving.bb 87 Sightseeing 88 Sightseeing Barbados' gently rolling landscape and magnificent scenery make the island a real treat to explore. Hiring a car is an excellent idea as this allows you to travel around at your own pace. You will find the foldout Digicel Road Map which is provided with this publication very useful for selecting and finding the major attractions. Touring the West and North of the Island Holetown, in the parish of St. James, is the site where John Powell landed in 1625 to claim Barbados in the name of England's King James. Nowadays it is a busy area of hotels, exquisite restaurants, trendy bars and irresistible shops. The main shopping area lies between Sunset Mall and the exquisite, new Limegrove Complex. Just north of Holetown is the Folkestone Marine Museum & Visitor's Centre, an underwater park and sanctuary providing the perfect fun-filled day for young visitors, including the opportunity to snorkel at the Marine Reserve (snorkeling equipment available for rent at the visitor's centre). Continuing north into St. Peter, make a stop at The Shell Gallery, just off Highway 1 in the Gibbes area. They have an abundance of shells from around the world and many other shell related gift items for the shell enthusiast. A short distance along the coast is Mullins Bay � an ideal spot for a swim and a bite to eat at Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant. As you head further north you'll come to Speightstown, once a fort and thriving port, today it is more a fishing port and commercial centre though much of the 19th century architecture and charm still remains. Be sure to visit Arlington House Museum which gives an interesting glimpse into the history of Speightstown. The Gallery of Caribbean Art, housed in the Northern Business Centre, is also a worthwhile stop for all art lovers. It features a wonderful collection of works from Barbados, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad and the rest of the region. As you continue north along the coast, past the exclusive Port St. Charles Marina, you'll go through the quaint little fishing village known as Six Men's which has produced some of the island's most skilled boat builders. Interestingly, during the 19th century, whalers set sail from this area � today, fishermen still bring their fresh catches Farley Hill National Park Andrew Hulsmeier Sightseeing Fish for sale at Six Men's Animal Flower Cave Barbados Wildlife Reserve The East Coast ashore here and sell them at the roadside. The delightful Fish Pot Restaurant located at Little Good Harbour is a wonderful stop for lunch or a drink as you explore the north of the island. The Animal Flower Cave, located on the rugged cliff tops at the northernmost point of the island, is a large sea cave with several huge chambers filled with pools, unusual rock formations and a few sea anemones. An informal caf� serves cold drinks and sandwiches and there are guides who will walk you through the cave. Barbados Wildlife The Reserve is set amidst a lush Mahogany grove where you can mingle with free roaming monkeys, turtles, deer, otters, mongoose and many others. There is also an exotic orchid collection, walk-in bird aviary and iguana sanctuary. Just next door, Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station houses many interesting artefacts, including pre-Colombian tools unearthed during its restoration. The forest has over 2 km of trails winding through many species of trees and plant life � intriguing, informative and educational. 90 Andrew Hulsmeier Andrew Hulsmeier Jonathon Farmer Jonathon Farmer Sightseeing Another truly fascinating stop in the north is St. Nicholas Abbey, thought to be one of only three remaining Jacobean houses in the western hemisphere, and probably the oldest original building on the island. Central & Eastern Barbados The north-eastern parish of St. Andrew is known for its dramatic landscapes and unusual rock formations. The early Scottish settlers thought that the area was much like their native Scotland and named the region The Scotland District. From here, it's downhill all the way to the invigorating east coast. In the area of Belleplaine, look out for Sand Dunes, a friendly, casual roadside bar and restaurant run by Curtis Hall � they serve ice cold drinks and the tastiest fresh grilled fish. Further along the Ermy Bourne Highway is Cattlewash, with its wild and stunning Atlantic seascape equalled by the spectacular clay escarpment of Chalky Mount, rising up dramatically inland. The quaint village of Bathsheba is just over the hill in the next bay. In the middle of the bay is Soup Bowl � the most popular surf spot on the island. The Animal Flower Cave A wonder of Barbados not to be missed. Located in the parish of St. Lucy, at the most northerly tip of the island, the coastal scenery here is spectacular. The cave originally got its name from the sea anemones found in its many rock pools. Steps lead down into the cave through an opening in the cliff. Here, the view from the naturally formed "windows" out to the sea and the pounding surf are simply awesome, so don't forget your camera. The Pirates Tavern located on the cliff top, serves delicious fresh Bajan Salt Bread cutters (sandwiches), delicious wraps and a good variety of cold drinks. Open daily 9am�5pm. There is an admission fee. North Point, St. Lucy Tel: 439 8797 email@example.com 91 Sightseeing Andrew Hulsmeier Hunte's Gardens - an oasis of tranquility Barbados has some amazing gardens which are open to the public and Andromeda Gardens is no exception. Positioned in the hills above Bathsheba, these gardens encompass some six and a half acres, with lush tropical foliage and cascading colours. It is considered one of the finest botanical gardens in the Caribbean. Follow the signs to Hunte's Gardens in the lush hills of St. Joseph � a real treat for all garden enthusiasts. Legendary horticulturalist, Anthony Hunte has lovingly landscaped an arena-sized natural sink hole into what can only be described as a stunning tropical garden! The central portion of Barbados is exceptionally verdant with rolling hills and mile upon mile of sugar cane fields. St. George and St. Thomas are the only two island parishes not bordered by the sea. Between them, they feature quite a number of places of interest. An essential stop in the lofty hills of St. Thomas is Earthworks Pottery, a spectacular working pottery carrying irresistible, functional works of art. Visitors can tour the work area of the pottery and chat with the potters. For many, Earthworks becomes one of the unique and wonderful memories of a Barbados holiday. Also at the Earthworks Complex is Vanita Comissiong's On the Wall Art Gallery, Tulis Batik and the wonderful Tree House Caf� which is attached to the art gallery where you can sit on the breezy verandah 92 Sightseeing Flower Forest Located in the lush "Scotland District", the Flower Forest Botanical Garden is a must visit for nature lovers of all ages! Take a peaceful stroll through a mature rainforest of majestic palms, colourful tropical blooms and more! This 53 acre nature reserve and garden offers spectacular views of the east coast some of the best panoramic photo ops in Barbados. There is a small caf� and art gallery/gift shop with special works by local artists. Open daily 9am - 4pm. Tel: 433 8152 firstname.lastname@example.org 93 Sightseeing Orchid World Perched some 800 ft above sea level with glorious views across the verdant St. George valley. This is one of the finest orchid gardens in the Caribbean with over 30,000 orchid plants on display, including imported varieties from Thailand, Singapore and Hawaii. A beautifully landscaped, meandering path leads visitors through welltended gardens and green houses where orchids flourish in conditions similar to their natural habitat. Friendly staff are on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge. A truly wonderful location for weddings and other special events. Open daily 9am to 5pm. and enjoy the panorama of the surrounding countryside. Also on the premises is the Ins & Outs Gift Emporium, packed with a scrumptious selection of top quality, delightfully packaged Barbadian gifts including an outstanding selection of local preserves, condiments, cakes and confectionaries. In close proximity you'll discover some of the island's most treasured sites � the exquisitely landscaped Flower Forest in St. Joseph � a tropical haven of meticulously kept gardens with sweeping views of the Atlantic coastline. Meandering pathways guide you through lush vegetation where each plant is identified with its English and Latin names. Also in the general area is one of the natural wonders of the Caribbean � Harrison's Cave, with its underground lakes and waterfalls. The nearby Welchman Hall Gully & Forest Reserve is a cool, deep, lush ravine filled with tropical vegetation. Orchid lovers will be astounded at the thousands of spectacular orchids on display at Orchid World. Meandering pathways wind their way between Groves, St. George Tel: 433 0306 94 Sightseeing beautiful outcrops of coral rock gardens, cool and shady gullies and ponds. A short distance away is Fisherpond Plantation House, built circa 1660, and lovingly restored by John and Rain Chandler who have filled it with period furniture, collections and paintings. Southern Barbados In the St. Philip countryside you can visit Sunbury Plantation House, steeped in history and offering a wonderful opportunity to view the architecture and antiques of a bygone era. This is the only plantation house with all rooms open for viewing. The spectacular Crane Resort is not far away, perched on a cliff top with panoramic views and the magnificent beach below. Adjacent to the airport is the fascinating Barbados Concorde Experience offering visitors an exciting and unforgettable insight into the history and unique character of the legendary supersonic aircraft. About five minutes past the airport is the Barbados Golf Club at Durants, a challenging links character championship course redesigned by famous golf course architect, Ron Kirby. 95 Sightseeing Harrison's Cave Barbados Golf Club Barbados Concorde Experience Jonathon Farmer The coastal town of Oistins is known as the island's fishing capital, famous for its Friday night Fish Fry. All types of fresh fish are available daily from the vendors in the fish market. The historic Garrison area is home to many of the island's historic treasures, including the Barbados Museum where the island's rich heritage and culture are depicted through several informative exhibitions. Also in the area, George Washington House is the only house outside the USA where Washington ever resided and the last Washington site to be recognized anywhere in the world. A museum on the upper floor focuses on the rich cultural heritage of the island in the 17th and 18th centuries, a time when Barbados was one of the wealthiest countries in the hemisphere, Bridgetown one of the three biggest cities with Boston and London. In Bridgetown, Nidhe Israel Synagogue & Museum, founded in 1654, is the earliest constructed synagogue still in use in the Americas. The clever use of interactive audio and video along with the exceptional high quality exhibits make a visit to the Museum of Courtesy Barbados Concorde Experience Andrew Hulsmeier Courtesy Harrison's Cave Boning Flying Fish at Oistins Parliament & the National Heroes Gallery a real pleasure. 96 Sightseeing George Washington House The Barbados National Trust Founded in 1961 to preserve the unique heritage of the island, they now boast the most stunning and comprehensive collection of restored historical sites to be found anywhere in the Caribbean. They include Gun Hill Signal Station, Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Tyrol Cot Heritage Village, Welchman Hall Gully & Tropical Forest Reserve, Morgan Lewis Windmill, Wildey House, George Washington House, Arlington House Museum, the Jewish Synagogue and the Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. Admissions range between Bds$10-15. Welchman Hall Gully Enchanted Tropical Forest Take a stroll through one of Barbados' true tropical treasures. Located in the heart of the island, only 2 minutes from Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully is a uniquely special place and definitely well worth a visit. Formed centuries ago when the roofs of caves collapsed, it is now filled with an abundance of flourishing, exotic tropical plants and trees. In the peaceful hush of the gully, visitors can often see troops of Green Monkeys frolicking in the trees � a good time to see them is around 10am and 1:30pm when they are usually fed. Open daily 9am - 4pm. For further information Tel: 426 2421 Tel: 438 6671 www.welchmanhallgully barbados.com Photo: Barbara Secher Greenidge 97 Sightseeing The Barbados Museum The history of Barbados comes to life at the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. Set in beautiful nineteenth-century buildings, the fascinating galleries sit in the heart of the Garrison Historic Area, on the outskirts of Bridgetown. A visit to this museum is a must for visitors and locals alike. The island's rich heritage and culture are depicted through exhibitions of natural history, Barbadian social history, decorative and fine art, military history and African artefacts. Look out for special exhibitions on a variety of themes throughout the year, and lots of exciting activities and events. Open Mon � Sat 9am � 5pm & Sun 2pm � 6pm Admission: Adults BDS $15.00; Children BDS $7.50 Caricom Nationals: Free Entry Bring this advert to receive a 10% discount on your admission to the Museum The Ba rbad os Museum � The Home of Barbadian Culture an d Herit age The Garrison, St. Michael Tel: 427 0201/436 1956 Fax: 429 5946 email@example.com www.barbmuse.org.bb 98 Sightseeing Andromeda Gardens Like the Greek maiden for whom the gardens are named, Andromeda Botanic Gardens clings to the rocky hillside above Barbados' spectacular Atlantic coastline. Founded over fifty years ago by world renowned horticulturalist Iris Bannochie, Andromeda's lush gardens span 6� acres and host a horticultural collection containing about 650 species from the Caribbean, Tropical Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Pacific Islands. Stroll through this quiet garden of Eden, winding your way past flowering trees, palms, orchids, and breathe in the peaceful sea air for a soulsatisfying rejuvenation. Explore meandering, cobbled paths winding around 20 foot heliconias and over lilly ponds playing host to the garden's other inhabitants � lizards, birds, dragonflies, fish catching the light and even the occasional green monkey. Andromeda has a well-stocked gift shop and a lovely caf�, making it a great stop on your island tour. Go ahead � take a stroll through Eden. Bathsheba, St. Joseph Tel: 433 9384 99 Sightseeing The Mount Gay Rum Tour A PROUD MEMBER OF SINCE 1703... THE STORY OF THE WORLD'S OLDEST RUM "Amazing! Fascinating! Unforgettable!" These are just a few of the words visitors use to describe the Mount Gay Rum Tour. Mount Gay Rum is the world's oldest rum, dating back to 1703; their friendly guides take you on a tour of its rich and colourful history, show you how rum is made and fittingly culminate with a fun-filled, taste-testing session. Regular Tours every hour, 9:30 to 3:30, Monday through Friday. Bajan Buffet Lunch Tours 12:00 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Special Cocktail Tour 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Spring Garden Highway, St. Michael Tel: 425 8757 www.mountgay.com 100 Sightseeing Caribbean Cigar Company Located at #3 Pelican Industrial Park, near Pelican Craft Centre, about 5 minutes from the Bridgetown Port and Kensington Oval, you'll find Caribbean Cigar Company � manufacturers of the finest handmade cigars from Cuban tobacco with long filler. The company is the brainchild of Rudolf Kautz-Marshall, the son and grandson of prominent cigar manufacturers in southern Germany. They currently manufacture two lines of premium cigars: Sam Lord and Royal Barbados Cigars, ensuring superior taste and texture, using only the finest raw materials (long filler � Cuban tobacco; binder � Cameroon; wrapper � Ecuador Cuban seed). The European Cigar Journal recently described the flavour of the Royal Barbados Cigar as "excellent". They encourage visitors to tour the factory and observe the methods by which over 4,000 cigars are produced every week. The cigars are sold in fine stores, restaurants and hotels across the island, as well as at the factory. the cigar with the unique mild flavour Sam Lord and Royal Barbados Cigars are available at duty-free shops island wide and also from the factory. VISITORS WELCOME All tours are free! For further details, call 437 8519 CARIBBEAN CIGAR COMPANY INC. #3 Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown, Barbados Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:437-8519 101 Beaches Let's go to the Beach! Barbados is surrounded by miles of glorious, palm-fringed, white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear, turquoise waters. Here is a brief coast-by-coast guide to some of our favourites. Check the Digicel Barbados Road Map included in this publication for the symbols indicating Vehicular and Pedestrian Beach Access. Andrew Hulsmeier West Coast Calm, clear water, good swimming and snorkeling � lots of watersports. Speightstown Area: In the north, between Little Good Harbour and Speightstown there are a number of splendid beaches with excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. The Fish Pot Restaurant is a favourite lunch stop for many visitors to the island. Between Port St. Charles and the Almond Beach Village Resort there is a road and parking area providing public access to a lovely stretch of beach. In Speightstown, visit Reefers & Wreckers Dive Shop where brothers, Michael and Philip Mahy can teach you how to scuba dive in a day! Reed's Bay, Gibbes and Mullins: Magnificent stretch of beach with glassy, turquoise water; good areas for snorkeling with a variety of watersports on offer. Reed's Bay and Gibbes are lovely quiet beaches with easy access but no beach facilities. Mullins is very busy with chair/umbrella rentals � lunch & drinks available from Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant. Folkstone Marine Reserve: A 2-km stretch of marine reserve. Good snorkeling � equipment and lockers available for rent at the Visitors Centre. Ample shade, picnic tables and parking. 102 Beaches Holetown Area: Busy beaches � lots of watersports. The Tides, Just Grillin', Caf� Indigo and Patisserie & Bistro Flindt are all in the area and are good choices for a bite to eat. For Glass Bottom Boat Tours call Monica at Shamon Too 233-6089, Mark at Sea Spray Watersports - 249 5001, or The Looker at 233-9897. They will pick you up from certain beaches. Paynes Bay: White sandy beach, a favourite with families and cruise ship passengers. Ideal swimming and snorkeling conditions � you may even spot some turtles. Fitts Village: Quiet stretch of beach - good snorkeling. Lunch at Il Tempio Restaurant & Beach Bar, happy hours 4-6pm daily, closed Mondays. Batts Rock: Heading south, take the track on the right shortly after Cin Cin Restaurant. Lots of shady trees, a small children's playground, picnic tables, shower and changing facilities. Lovely beach with good swimming and snorkeling. Brighton Beach: Home of the Cockspur Beach Club. Enjoy a tour of the rum distillery, then relax on their beautiful beach beach chairs and umbrellas available. Lunch, drinks, beach and watersports - lots of fun! Mullins Reed's Bay Paynes Bay All photos Andrew Hulsmeier Batts Rock 103 Beaches Browne's Beach (Carlisle Bay) CAUTION: When snorkeling remember to take a brightly coloured buoy/float � there is a lot of water traffic along this coast. Beware of the poisonous manchineel trees (usually marked with a red ring around the trunk) and the yellow-green "apples" found along many of the west coast beaches. Touching the trees and fruit causes severe blistering. Andrew Hulsmeier Andrew Hulsmeier South Coast Accra Beach Small to medium waves. Good conditions for body surfing, surfing and windsurfing. Browne's Beach (Carlise Bay): A stunning stretch of beach from Bridgetown to the Hilton. Great for swimming and walking. Accra Beach (Rockley Beach): Very popular � lots of activity, food stalls, parking, beach chair, umbrella & boogie board rentals. Good for body surfing and body watching! For lunch try Bert's, Fusion, or at Quayside Centre there is Just Grillin', Opa!, Italia Coffee House and Chilly Moo's for simply divine ice cream. The Boardwalk: This is a wonderful new seaside walkway from Accra Beach to Hastings. Sandy Beach & Carib Beach: Picturesque lagoon - shallow, Andrew Hulsmeier The South Coast Boardwalk Jonathon Farmer Miami Beach 104 Beaches calm water. Ideal for families. Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for rent from "Spock". Dover Beach: Long, wide stretch of beach, perfect for long walks. Some shade � breezy, with bigger waves. Beach chair and umbrella rentals, food stalls and shops. Large parking area. Miami Beach: Just south of Oistins, lovely beach and gorgeous turquoise water. Lots of shade, chairs for rent, great food and drink. Silver Sands & Surfer's Point: A haven for windsurfing, wavejumping and kitesurfing. Zed's Surfing Adventures and Surf Barbados both offer surfing lessons for beginners and surfing tours around the island for more advanced surfers. Board rentals available. DeAction Beach Shop at Silver Sands rents equipment for all types of surfing � they also offer lessons including wind and kite surfing. Courtesy Surf Barbados Brian Talma/DeAction Beach Shop Learning to Surf at South Point Kite Surfing at Silver Sands Andrew Hulsmeier Cattlewash East Coast Biggest waves � strong and dangerous undercurrents. Cattlewash: Miles upon miles of untouched beach along the island's most rugged stretch of coast. Swimming here is extremely dangerous! Sally Miller Rock Pools at Bathsheba 105 Beaches The Deli at Crane Beach Fresh Fish Fresh Local Juices Cheeses & Meats Fresh Breads Finger Foods Smoothies Ice Cold Beer! Wi-fi Coffee Sandwiches Pizzas Salads Soups Desserts Live Music on Sundays Wine Bar There are some shallow rock pools at low tide � be sure to ask the locals where the safe areas are. Sand Dunes Restaurant and The Cove serve tasty Bajan lunches � great value. Bathsheba: Fresh ocean breezes and pounding surf, a favourite with surfers. Round House is a good choice for lunch � excellent flying fish pat�. CAUTION: The east coast has very dangerous currents � it is NOT safe for swimming. South-East Coast Big waves � be sure to keep within your depth. Crane Beach: One of the world's most glorious beaches. Great body surfing. Chair and umbrella rentals. Drinks sold on the beach. Lunch at L'Azure at The Crane Resort features fresh fish and lobster. Cutters of Barbados is located very nearby and they serve delicious sandwiches, pizzas, salads, etc. They will deliver any size picnic to the beach including their great rum punch, cold beer and wonderful wine! Foul Bay: A spectacular stretch of beach with a pleasant shaded area for picnics and easy parking. Picnics delivered to the beach! Pre-order 423-0611 email@example.com http://www.cutters.bb Open daily 8:30am-6:30pm Located just north of Crane Beach 106 Beaches Courtesy The Crane The Crane Beach Exercise extreme caution when swimming as there are strong currents. For security reasons, you are advised to use the northern end where the NCC wardens are present. Bottom Bay: Beautiful, often deserted bay north of Sam Lord's Castle. Park on the clifftop and go down the steps � beach chairs available for rent. Watch out for undercurrents. Harrismith: A deserted beach that is probably best to visit in a group for a picnic. There are lovely shallow pools formed by the natural breakwater. Alex Williams Foul Bay Andrew Hulsmeier Bottom Bay 107 Getting Around Helpful Tips Hiring a car is the best way to appreciate the beauty and character of Barbados. When hiring a car, pay attention to the demonstration of the vehicle as most models are different in the Caribbean. Note the emergency hotline number of your rental company and check that they offer breakdown assistance. Most rental companies offer unlimited mileage, free delivery and pick-up to hotels, villas, airport and seaport, baby seats and free road maps. All vehicles are covered by insurance including unlimited liability for passengers and third party personal injury coverage. The Collision Damage Waiver is comprehensive insurance and is highly recommended, but does not usually cover damage to rims and tyres. Although credit card insurance covers you for most motor vehicles, it is recommended that you check which vehicles are exempt. If you have an accident, you must leave your vehicle in its position and call your car hire company and the police immediately � do not admit liability. For Police dial 211 and ambulance 511. In Barbados we drive on the left. Drivers must have a local driver's permit which can be obtained from most car rental offices, or from any local Police Station for BDS$10 - it is valid for two months from the date of issue. Seat belts are compulsory. Visitors are easily identifiable on the road by the `H' number plate and locals are usually accommodating of your confusion and make allowances. However, since the `H' does identify you as a visitor you can be a target for pickpockets and harassing vagrants. Authorized security personnel at all attractions and places of interest are usually in uniform, so do not pay anyone else who claims to be "security" to guard your vehicle. Please be careful with your possessions and place them in the boot/trunk wherever possible and ensure that the vehicle is always locked when unattended. 108 Andrew Hulsmeier Getting Around 7 for 5 Special applicable April 15 to December 14, 2010 Top Class Car Rentals With well over 10 years of growth and success, this family owned and operated company has a simple key to their success: provide Top Class service, professionally maintained, clean vehicles and competitive rates. Their extensive fleet includes vans, jeeps, cars of all sizes and mokes. They offer FREE delivery, and `Meet & Greet' airport service during regular business hours, 24hr roadside assistance, unlimited mileage and they will arrange your driver's permit (US$5.00). Here's what one of their many satisfied customers had to say:"I go to Barbados several times a year and always rent from Top Class Car Rentals. They are reliable, deliver the car punctually and are a pleasure to deal with. I have never had any problems whatsoever with them and have recommended them to several friends, who have all been equally satisfied." Jill Sherry, UK. 23 Regency Park, Christ Church Tel: (246) 228 7368/9 firstname.lastname@example.org www.topclassrentals.com 109 Getting Around Direct Rentals Discounts � Direct bookings only Direct Car Rentals is 100% Bajan owned and operated with over 33 years in the car rental industry and a reputation for excellent service. They offer the widest range of new vehicles (SUV's, cars, jeeps, mini-vans) and possibly the largest selection of SUV's available. Comprehensive insurance with unlimited passenger liability coverage, free pickup and delivery islandwide, free maps, unlimited mileage and courteous service combine to give you the best value for your money. Children's car seats are available and visitor permits are issued on the spot. Luggage transfers at competitive rates. From the fully loaded executive models to the small economy car, they have the right vehicle for you. � � Balls Plantation, Christ Church Tel: (246) 420 6372/6391 Fax: (246) 420 6383 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbadoscars.com www.barbadosrentals.net � � 110 Getting Around National Car Rentals Ltd. We offer a full range of vehicles from fully NEW loaded sedans to mokes. In addition, we have Airport the only luxury class on the island, which office! includes Mercedes. Vehicles are delivered free of charge to hotels and our rental agents can issue your local driver's permit. Grantley Adams Int'l Airport & CWTS Complex, Lower Estate, St. Michael Reservations: 422 0603 Toll Free: 1 800 581 8773 email@example.com www.carhire.tv � � � � 111 Getting Around Courtesy Rent-A-Car At Courtesy Rent-A-Car, they provide first class service every time. Their Airport and Wildey, St. Michael locations offer Executive and Luxury vehicles at excellent prices. Courtesy RentA-Car is the #1 choice in car rentals in the Caribbean. They provide first class transportation for a first class destination. Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados Tel: 431 4160 (Wildey) 418 2500 (Airport) Fax: 429 6387 Toll Free Fax: (800) 303 3806 firstname.lastname@example.org www.courtesyrentacar.com 112 Getting Around Stoutes Car Rental Explore the ever-changing vistas of Barbados in a vehicle from Stoutes Car Rental Ltd. Jeeps, mokes, vans and air-conditioned sedans available - all with detailed maps that indicate our island's historic sites, hidden beaches, horticultural treasures, harbourside nightclubs and other unique attractions. They offer a 24-hour emergency service; free pick-up and delivery; full comprehensive and CDW insurance; visitor driving permits and baby seats on request. VISA, MasterCard and American Express accepted. Grantley Adams Int'l Airport, Kirtons, St. Philip & The Cruise Terminal Tel: (246) 416 4456 Fax: (246) 416 4435 Email: email@example.com www.stoutescar.com � � � � 113 Getting Around DISCOVER BARBADOS! Jones Car Rental Service Let Jones Car Rentals assist you in this Great Discovery with selections from their varied fleet of vehicles. Make your choice from automatic airconditioned cars (large and small), Vitara Jeeps, 7 Seater Vans. Baby seats are available. Prices negotiable. Visitor's permits are issued, free and prompt delivery and pick-up. All vehicles are comprehensively insured. Passage Road, St. Michael � Tel: 42 JONES/425 6637 Fax: 426 7296 info@JonesCarRentals.com � � � www.JonesCarRentals.com 114 Getting Around A B C Deals Mangera Car Rentals Well maintained vehicles, automatic, air-conditioned cars and eight seater vans, manual and automatic jeeps, and Suzuki mokes. They will deliver to the airport or directly to your hotel or villa islandwide. Local driver's permits are issued on delivery and baby seats are also available. Major credit cards accepted. 24-hour service. Don't let the 'credit crunch' CRUNCH your pocket! Offering you A Better Car Deal on Mini-Mokes, air-conditioned cars and soft top Jeeps. Hire a car to embrace some of the most breathtaking attractions on this beautiful coral island. Complimentary airport or resort delivery and collection for your chosen vehicle with island maps provided. Make it an A B C Deals holiday! Welches Main Road, St. Michael Tel/Fax: 436 0562 Cellular: 230 0212 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.mangeracars.com Atlantic Shores, Christ Church Tel: 420 4648 Mobile: 251 5635 firstname.lastname@example.org www.abc-carhire.com � � � � 115 Property Courtesy Altman Real Estate Cuba Libre Real Estate in Barbados The property market in Barbados has long enjoyed a very solid reputation for being vibrant, rewarding and particularly secure. Today, when most of the world's major economies are experiencing substantial challenges and financial instability, the purchase of real estate in Barbados can still offer a very attractive option for international investors. Barbados has made excellent progress in recent years and the very positive international exposure that is given to this island by the world's media, as more and more celebrities choose this country as their preferred vacation destination or purchase a home here, has done a great deal to help stimulate the property market. The initial idea of owning property in Barbados usually materializes as a result of our wonderful climate, friendly people, beautiful environment, outstanding restaurants, vibrant entertainment, numerous attractions and our happy, healthy lifestyle. However, deeper thought will also recognize the easy access to Barbados, firstclass international telecommunications, world standard health care facilities and the long-standing political integrity and social stability that 116 Property St. Peter's Bay - now selling Sandy Cove The Great House Palm Grove make this country a safe jurisdiction for investment. There is a wide variety of property available, from studio apartments to plantation houses and an array of elegant residential developments, usually revolving around golf courses, a marina, a tennis resort, polo fields or lifestyle communities. Prime sites command prime prices and so, not surprisingly, it is the seafront properties, particularly on the west coast, that are the most expensive. The south and south-east coasts, and areas inland, offer a choice of attractive but more modest investment opportunities. Villa rentals can provide a healthy return and this income can cover maintenance and management fees. Investors can also anticipate capital gains on their investment in the long term. There are no restrictions on nonBarbadians owning property but you must observe the formality of getting permission from the Central Bank. Financing is not always available for nonBarbadians and so you may have to bring the full amount of the purchase price into the island. People must be sure to register their money with the Central Bank 120 Courtesy Island Villas Courtesy West Coast Villas Courtesy Island Villas Courtesy St. Peter's Bay Property Island Villas Awarded the title of `Best Real Estate Agency � The Caribbean' at the 2009 International Property Awards, Island Villas, the exclusive associate of Savills International in the Caribbean continues to offer the highest international service standards. With a portfolio including properties in Royal Westmoreland, Battaleys, Sandy Lane, Apes Hill Club and others, Island Villas offers a complete service encompassing property management, villa sales & rentals and a premium concierge service. Trents Building, Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 2647 email@example.com www.island-villas.com 121 Property Waterhall Villas 122 All photos courtesy Apes Hill Club to facilitate future repatriation. It is obviously wiser to conduct any transactions through a reputable real estate agent and attorney-atlaw. In addition to a number of successful and highly reputable local real estate companies, the growing interest in the property market in Barbados has attracted the attention of high-profile international companies such as Sotheby's, Christie's, Knight Frank and Savills. This is a great endorsement of real estate in Barbados as a safe investment for foreign purchasers. Property Courtesy Apes Hill Club Apes Hill Club The dramatically beautiful Apes Hill Club enjoys panoramic views of both the west and east coasts. Undulating hills, steep ravines, rocky cliffs, small lakes and old quarries all blend harmoniously to form wide expanses of truly magnificent scenery. Apes Hill Club has been planned around a superb 18-hole golf course, with luxury homes discretely nestled throughout the community's ample green, open space. With a Club House, Polo Centre, Beach Facility and soon to come Spa, Fitness Centre, Swimming Pool, and Tennis Courts, the Apes Hill experience is all about enjoying a high quality lifestyle. An affiliation between Sir Charles Williams, Landmark Land and Wentworth Golf and Country Club, Apes Hill Club is committed to providing the highest standards of service excellence to residents and guests. Apes Hill Club seems destined to be one of the leading sports and residential communities in the Caribbean. For further information on Sales and Rentals please call: Tel: (+1) 246 432 4500 Fax: (+1) 246 432 4501 e-mail: info @apeshillclub.com www.apeshillclub.com 123 Property Villa Life Enjoying leisure time relaxing in a beautiful villa in Barbados, be it as an owner or a visiting guest, is definitely one of life's finer luxuries. Villa life offers both the relaxed privacy of a home and the attentive service of wonderful staff. Residents have the liberty to do what they want when they want, without any need to consider the sensibilities of strangers around them and yet still be able to enjoy the benefit of dedicated helpers whose aim is to make sure their guests relax and enjoy themselves. The vast majority of rental properties in Barbados are looked after by highly accomplished management companies or real estate agencies, professionals who benefit from many years experience of taking good care of both the houses and the guests who stay in them. As such, the villas are generally well maintained and kept in immaculate condition by carefully trained staff, which usually comprises a butler, cook, housemaids, gardener and security watchman. This means that owners and visitors alike can just leave all their worries behind, totally unwind and forget about any sense of responsibility they may have left back home. To further enhance the appeal of `villa life', in recent years the overall quality of the trained staff in the houses and villas has improved considerably, especially in the kitchens. Nowadays there is not only a good supply of Bajan cooks who can expertly produce a variety of delicious local dishes, there now also exists a cadre of very gifted, fully trained chefs who are well capable of producing top class cuisine of an international standard. 126 Mike Toy Courtesy of Architecture and Design in Barbados The Crane is a world class, private residence resort Property 128 Buying Property in Barbados Property must pass conveyance of title, evidenced by the recording of the deeds and certified survey plans at the registry of title. A purchaser will require a registered Barbadian attorney to search the register and establish title to the property prior to the completion of sale. The parties sign a binding contract and the vendor's attorney holds the deposit until completion, at which time the balance of the price is paid. Once an agreement has been made and a 10% deposit of the agreed price has been paid, then the deal must proceed or the deposit is forfeited. The title may be taken in a person's name or through a corporate vehicle set up to own the property. It is possible for non-residents to purchase property through a company, that may be incorporated outside Barbados but which must be registered in Barbados. The sale of property by all persons, including citizens or permanent residents, is subject to property transfer tax of 2.5%, plus approximately 1% stamp duty. However, the first $125,000 of the sale proceeds is exempt from property transfer tax provided that there is a building on the property. Attorney's fees for both the seller and the purchaser are approximately 1.5% to 2% of the sale price. The real estate agent's commission fees are normally 5% of the sale. Both fees are subject to 15% VAT. Any owner of land in Barbados is required to pay an annual land tax at the following rates: First Bds.$125,000 = 0% Next Bds.$225,000 = 0.10% Next Bds.$500,000 = 0.65% Excess over Bds.$850,000 = 0.75% Following enactment of new legislation, there is a Bds$60,000 cap on land tax rates, provided that the house is used exclusively as a residence by the person who owns the land upon which the house is erected. Sandy Cove beachfront Golf Sandy Lane Country Club Golf in Barbados For such a small Caribbean island, Barbados is truly blessed with an incredible richness of golf courses. On the south coast can be found the Barbados Golf Club, an enjoyable 18-hole championship course, and Club Rockley, a well-maintained 9-hole resort course. Both are open to the public. On the west coast, the quality of the courses and their very close proximity to each other represent a veritable `Golfer's Paradise'. Endorsed by the successful staging of a world-class golf tournament, and offering four PGA standard courses, Barbados can now be considered a genuine golf destination. On the west coast, Sandy Lane is home to two Tom Fazio designed courses, the Country Club and the Green Monkey; while Royal Westmoreland is a very impressive Robert Trent-Jones Jr., creation. The first eighteen holes are open at the stunning Apes Hill Club where construction is well underway in this spectacular development. 138 Golf for all!... Barbados Golf Club, Durants, Christ Church Tel: 42T TIME (428 8463) Fax: 420 8205 firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbadosgolfclub.com Island Hopping 140 Courtesy Chantours Escape to the idyllic islands of the Grenadines - for a day or more Island Hopping Barbados is the gateway to many of the neighbouring islands in the Caribbean. Regularly scheduled flights and private jet charters make it easy to escape to enchanting hideaways like Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, the idyllic islands of the Grenadines, and even the British Virgin Islands or French West Indies. Chantours is a Barbados-based company specialising in island hopping adventures and exclusive yacht charters and villa rentals in the Grenadines and many of the other Caribbean islands. They can arrange anything from the exceptional and exclusive, to the simple and sublime. One of their more popular excursions is a oneday sailing tour aboard a 45-ft. luxury catamaran visiting the Grenadine islands of Mustique, the Tobago Cays, Palm Island, Mayreau, Morpion and Petit St. Vincent all in one glorious day, with flights to and from the Grenadines included. Alternatively, you can escape for a day (or more) of golf and spa indulgences at the exclusive Raffles Resort on Canouan Island. FOR AS LITTLE AS A DAY Indulge... While holidaying in Barbados, indulge in our: � One day sailing excursions in the Grenadine Islands. Explore Union, Mayreau, the Tobago Cays and Palm Island or perhaps Mustique, Morpion and enchanting Petit St Vincent with a small group or privately. � Enjoy a private luxury yacht for a day in Barbados, we will tailor everything from the cuisine and bar to your itinerary. � Discover the Grenadines on board a luxurious crewed catamaran for 2 nights/3 days with our new stateroom packages. No need to charter your own yacht, sail the islands in style. � Sleek motor yachts, to luxurious sailing yachts and catamarans, we have the right crewed yacht for you in your preferred destination. Simply choose your guests and we will take care of the rest. � Exclusive hotel and villa packages...Escape to St Barths and many more! � Private aircraft charters. Sunset Crest Plaza #2 St. James Barbados Tel: 246 432 5591 Fax: 246 432 5540 email@example.com www.chantours.com CARIBBEAN INC. Restaurant Guide 142 Courtesy Champers Restaurant Guide It is said that variety is the spice of life, and the culinary diversity of Barbados dining makes for refreshing points of difference for visitors to our shores. To make it easier for you to make your choice, we have included Restaurant Classifications on pages 144 to 149 and to help you find the locations of the restaurants, there are area maps for the west coast on page 150 and the south coast on page 166. Wherever you decide to dine be sure to try the island's national dish, flying fish, along with the wide variety of possibly unfamiliar fresh fish caught daily off the island's shores. A delicious choice is Mahi Mahi or Dorado referred to locally as Dolphin. This moist, flaky fish is absolutely delicious and is not in any way related to the mammal porpoise, known as `Flipper'. Other delicious catches include Barracuda, Red Snapper, Tuna and King Fish. Unless otherwise stated all prices are in Barbados dollars and include 15% VAT. A restaurant bill is usually not presented until it is requested. Although most restaurants welcome walk-in diners there are many that are fully booked in advance, especially from December to May, so reservations are recommended. Bon Apetite! Reproduced from the book, The Restaurants of Barbados Mike Toy/The Cliff Restaurant Guide Arti/Courtesy Bajan Cooking in a Nutshell Breakfast Bubba's 168, 205 Caf� Indigo 159 Caf� Luna 190 Cutters 106, 195 D'Onofrios (Sunday only) 191 Fusion 172 Italia Coffee House 174 L'Azure (The Crane) 192 Lucky Horseshoe 187 Mama Mia Italian Deli 169 194 Round House Spago (Settlers Beach) 158 Southern Palms Hotel 186 Sunday Lunch East/South-East coast Cutters 106, 195 D'Onofrios 191 L'Azure (The Crane) 192 Round House 194 South coast Bert's Brown Sugar Caf� Luna Fusion Grille at The Hilton, The Lobster Alive (Live Music) Lucky Horseshoe Ship Inn, The 185, Southern Palms Hotel Tapas 204 168 190 172 167 151 187 199 186 170 161 164 152 153 158 Afternoon Tea Chatters Tea Room 160 Cutters 106, 195 Italia Coffee House 174 L'Azure (The Crane) 192 Southern Palms Hotel 186 Sunbury Plantation 95, Map West coast Beach House, The Il Tempio Mullins Sassafras at Sugar Hill Spago (Settlers Beach) Country Sunbury House 95, Map 144 Restaurant Guide Mike Toy/Courtesy The Restaurants of Barbados Lunch Ackee Tree Apsara & Tamnak Thai Beach House, The Bert's Brown Sugar Bubba's 168, Caf� Indigo Caf� Luna Champers Cin Cin (Mon - Fri) Cutters 106, Daphne's D'Onofrios Fusion Grille at the Hilton, The Il Tempio Just Grillin' 159, 173 177 161 204 168 205 159 190 176 165 195 160 191 172 167 164 175 L'Azure (The Crane) 192 Lobster Alive (Live Music) 151 Lucky Horseshoe 187 Mama Mia Italian Deli 169 Mullins 152 Muscovado 171 New Century 187 Opa 174 Paulo's Churrasco do Brazil181 Round House 194 Sand Dunes 195 Sassafras at Sugar Hill 153 Ship Inn, The 185, 199 Southern Palms Hotel 186 Spago (Settlers Beach) 158 Sunbury House 95, Map Tapas 170 Tides, The 155 145 Restaurant Guide Mike Toy/Courtesy Restaurants of Barbados - Tides Eclectic Azul Caf� Luna Cariba Champers Cin Cin Cliff, The Daphne's D'Onofrios Fairmont Royal Pavilion Grille at The Hilton, The Josef's L'Azure (The Crane) Mews, The Mullins Muscovado Nishi Pisces Sassafras at Sugar Hill Southern Palms Hotel Tides, The 189 190 162 176 165 163 160 191 154 167 183 192 157 152 171 156 180 153 186 155 Bistros Beach House, The 161 Bellini's Trattoria 178 Brown Sugar 168 Caf� Indigo 159 Cariba 162 Champers 176 Cin Cin 165 Cutters 106, 195 D'Onofrios 191 Elbow Room 157 Lobster Alive 151 Luigi's 188 Mama Mia Italian Deli 169 Mews, The 157 Mullins 152 Nishi 156 Opa 174 Round House 194 Sassafras at Sugar Hill 153 Ship Inn, The 185, 199 Spago 158 Tapas 170 146 Restaurant Guide Bar Meals/Tapas Azul Bert's Bubba's Cin Cin Cutters Elbow Room Fusion Il Tempio Lucky Horseshoe McBride's Irish Pub Nishi Sand Dunes Ship Inn, The Tapas Azul Cin Cin Fusion 189 204 168, 205 165 106, 195 157 172 164 187 184 156 195 185, 199 170 189 165 172 Courtesy Nishi Steak Houses/Grills Caf� Sol Elbow Room Just Grillin' 159, Lobster Alive Lucky Horseshoe Paulo's Churrasco do Brazil Sand Dunes Ship Inn, The 185, 182 157 175 151 187 181 195 199 161 164 151 152 170 Dining Lounges Beach Bars Beach House, The Il Tempio Lobster Alive Mullins Tapas (on the boardwalk) Sports Bars Bert's Bubba's Lucky Horseshoe Ship Inn, The 204 168, 205 187 185, 199 Private Dining Room Apsara & Tamnak Thai Cin Cin Josef's Mews, The Paulo's Churrasco do Brazil Tapas Tides, The Zen (The Crane) 177 165 183 157 181 170 155 193 Ice Cream Parlour Chilly Moo's 175 Caf�s Caf� Indigo 159 Cutters 106, 195 Il Tempio 164 Italia Coffee House 174 Opa 174 147 Restaurant Guide Bajan & Caribbean Indian Ackee Tree 173 Beach House, The 161 Brown Sugar 168 Caf� Indigo 159 Cariba 162 Champers 176 Cin Cin 165 Cutters 106, 195 David's Place 179 Lobster Alive 151 Mullins 152 Muscovado 171 Pisces 180 Round House 194 Sand Dunes 195 Sassafras at Sugar Hill 153 Ship Inn, The 185, 199 Southern Palms Hotel 186 Ackee Tree (West Indian) Apsara Sitar 173 177 158 Mediterranean Beach House, The Cin Cin Daphne's D'Onofrios Mama Mia Italian Deli Tapas 161 165 160 191 169 Greek Opa 174 Japanese/Sushi Caf� Luna (Thurs. & Fri.) Fusion Josef's Nishi Zen (The Crane) 190 172 183 156 193 Italian Bellini's Trattoria Daphne's D'Onofrios Il Tempio Luigi's Mama Mia Italian Deli Spago Tapas 178 160 191 164 188 169 158 170 Mexican Caf� Sol 182 Irish McBride's Irish Pub 184 Asian Fusion Josef's Sassafras at Sugar Hill Tamnak Thai Zen (The Crane) 172 183 153 177 193 Chinese New Century 187 Brazilian Paulo's Churrasco do Brazil 181 148 Restaurant Guide Seafood The quality of seafood in Barbados is excellent and almost all restaurants have an ample selection... Vegetarian Almost everywhere, but notably the following... Ackee Tree 173 Apsara & Tamnak Thai 177 Bellini's Trattoria 178 Brown Sugar 168 Champers 176 Cin Cin 165 Cliff, The 163 Cutters 106, 195 Daphne's 160 David's Place 179 D'Onofrios 191 Il Tempio 164 Josef's 183 Nishi 156 Pisces 180 Sitar 158 Spago 158 Tapas 170 Zen (The Crane) 193 Ackee Tree 173 Apsara & Tamnak Thai 177 Beach House, The 161 Bellini's Trattoria 178 Brown Sugar 168 Caf� Luna 190 Cariba 162 Champers 176 Cin Cin 165 Cliff, The 163 Cutters 106, 195 D'Onofrios 191 David's Place 179 Daphne's 160 Fairmont Royal Pavilion 154 Fusion 172 Il Tempio 164 Josef's 183 Just Grillin' 159, 175 L'Azure (The Crane) 192 Lobster Alive 151 Mews, The 157 Mullins 152 Nishi 156 Pisces 180 Southern Palms Hotel 186 170 Tapas Tides, The 155 Courtesy Sitar 149 Clinketts Colleton Maynards Six Mens Retreat H1B Little Good Harbour Port St. Charles Almond Beach Village SPEIGHTSTOWN Caspian Apartments Mangos by the Sea Schooner Bay Cobblers Cove Hotel St. Peter's Bay All Saints ChurchBenny Mile And A Quater Hall Lakes French Village Mount Mount Brevitor Brevitor Prospect Ashton Hall White Rockless Douglas Hall Orange The Whim Hill The Rock Richmond s Farm Warleigh Hill Roebuck Road Fours Hill Sedge Farm Pond Hayman's Black Bess Battaleys Factory Farrs Ebworth Rose Hill Pleasant Portland Hall ST. PE TER map showing the location of restaurants listed on pgs 152 - 165 Sassafras (at Sugar Hill) Reeds House Gibbes Rock Dundo Sion Hill Springhead Taits Lower Carlton Upper Carlton Westmoreland H2A West Coast Mullins Restaurant H1B Bakers Mullins Mangrove ST. JAMES Water Hall St. Silas Chapel Deans Orange Hill Endeavour Apes Hill Weston Sugar The Hill Garden Royal Westmoreland Golf Course Fairmont Royal Pavillion Mount Palm Terrace Restaurant Standfast LancasterHope HOLETOWN Second Street Glitter Bay Porters Plumtree Colony Club Hotel Coral Reef Club GreenWich Settlers Beach Hotel The Sandpiper Inn Folkstone St. James Parish Church Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Rock Hall Discovery Bay Hotel Trents & Portvale Sugar Factory Patisserie Flindt Ridgeway Mango Bay Hotel Lascelles Sunswept Hotel Sunset Crest H1 Nishi Spago The Mews Elbow Room Sitar Lexy Just Grillin'West The Tides Golf Course Villas on the Beach Beach House Arch Hall Bennets Italia Co ee House Almond Beach Club Sandy Lane Hotel St. James Apt. Hotel Treasure Beach Hotel Tamarind Cove Hotel The House Daphne's Sandy Lane Golf Course Norwood Sandy Lane Paynes Bay Holders Hill The Cli Cariba Crystal Cove Resort The Moorings St. John's the Baptist Baily Shop Hill Hill Church Durants Reeds Redmans Edge Hill Thorpes Hill Haynesville Arthurs Seat Appleby Halls Welches Prior Oxnards Park Fitts West Terrace Husbands H2 A Chatters Tea Room / Paulo's Churrasco Bagatelle do Brasil Terrace Bagatelle Hoytes Bagatelle Great House Il Tempio Palm Shores Waves Hotel Prospect H2 Caf� Indigo Bean-n-Bagel s Seaview St. Thomas Road Parish Church Molyneux Content A Clermont WARRENS Cin Cin Restaurant Walmer Loge Paradise Villas y s Highwa ins u mm Wanstead don C Eden Lodge Lazaretto r Go Jackson Friendship Terrace Green Hill Cave Hill Lodge Hill Rock Dundo H2 Restaurant Guide Lobster Alive (and all that Jazz) Caribbean Spiny Lobster, flown in from The Grenadines to a big central distribution tank at the restaurant on Carlisle Bay (next to the Boatyard). Good parking; wheel chair friendly. Come by boat? Wade ashore anchorage! Beach umbrellas, Jet Skis, dive shop. Open for lunch and dinner every day except Sunday (Jazz Lunch only). Live Jazz piano trio 4/7 in season. Varied Menu! Kids meals/Veggies. Enquire for Cooked takeaway/delivery. Reduced Summer openings. Reservations strongly advised. Tel: 435 0305 www.lobsteralive.net 151 Restaurant Guide 152 Mullins Beach Restaurant Nestled on a beautiful palm fringed, crescent shaped shoreline on the most famous of all West Coast Beaches... shoes are optional at this casually trendy, yet elegant daytime Beach Bar. Experience a delightful gourmet lunch or an elegant dinner at this dining hotspot just a footstep from the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea. Perhaps you will choose to relax as you sip a tropical cocktail while watching the sun go down on another day in paradise. Friendly staff look forward to serving their guests in a serene atmosphere. The selection of food ranges from traditional Caribbean to International cuisine prepared by one of Barbados' finest chefs. Lunch: 11:30am - 3:30pm Dinner: 7pm - 10pm Mullins, St. Peter Reservations: 422 2044 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mullinsbarbados.com Restaurant Guide Sassafras at Sugar Hill Sassafras at Sugar Hill is set in an elegant, exclusive environment where you can experience exciting, eclectic eats tinged with flavours of the east. In a cool, chic and comfy space, chatter casually while consuming contemporary Caribbean cocktails and sit back and take in the spectacular, sprawling view and sensational style. Sassafras at Sugar Hill scintillates, stimulates and satisfies! Lunch � Tuesday through Saturday. Dinner � Wednesday, Thursday & Friday. Sunday Dim Sum Brunch. Mount Standfast, St. James Reservations: 422 6644 or 419 9100 email@example.com www.sassafras246.com 153 Restaurant Guide Palm Terrace Located in the luxurious Royal Pavilion Hotel, Gourmet magazine boasts "The Hotel's Palm Terrace Restaurant, with pink archways topped by a translucent roof that allows sunlight to filter onto the indoor palms, is one of the island's most visually captivating restaurants." Executive Chef Didier Virot offers contemporary Caribbean cuisine at the water's edge, overlooking the hotel's half a mile of beachfront, as well as nightly entertainment. Few places can match the casual elegance and romantic ocean setting. Fairmont Royal Pavilion, St. James Reservations: 422 5555 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fairmont.com 154 Restaurant Guide The Tides With a magnificent location on the edge of the sea, The Tides was voted second most popular restaurant by Zagat 2009. The Zagat report contains compliments such as "never an off-day", "imaginative", "consistently excellent", "beautifully presented" and "doting staff that are the epitome of excellence". By virtue of their hard work and dedication, Chef Guy Beasley, his wife Tammie, manager Henry Sealy and their first-class team have developed a restaurant of the highest order that has earned its right to be a must-do dining experience for both lunch and dinner. A cool and comfortable, coral stone lounge offers a relaxed atmosphere for cocktails and houses the Tides Art Gallery with an excellent private curator. Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 8356 email@example.com www.tidesbarbados.com 155 Restaurant Guide Nishi Restaurant The latest gastronomic delight on Barbados' Platinum Coast offers something completely new. A sophisticated twist of informal eating and drinking with a diverse and creative menu of Asian and Caribbean Cuisine. In the chic bistro downstairs featuring a western Caribbean Menu, diners are offered a choice of air conditioned or outdoor dining under the stars. There is also a Sushi Bar upstairs featuring top Sushi Chefs from the far east. The menu is comprehensive and encompasses both traditional as well as the latest evolution of Japanese cuisine. The bar offers an extensive range of cocktails. Open 7 days a week for dinner only. Families Welcome! Reservations Recommended: 432 8287 or 432 2112 firstname.lastname@example.org 2nd Street, Holetown, St. James www.nishi-restaurant.com 156 Restaurant Guide The Mews Definitely one of the quaintest restaurants on the island. The Mews excels in excellent and alluring International and European dishes presented with classic simplicity and style. After hours the cosy bar becomes a bustling after dinner rendezvous and drinking spot. Enjoy a friendly intimate atmosphere in this charming and sometimes surprising place! Dinner Monday to Sunday from 6:30p.m - Only open Sundays in season. - with live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights - in season. Complimentary parking. Reservations recommended. Elbow Room Sit back in this casual dining establishment and prepare yourself for a unique treat. Diners become the chefs when they are presented with generous cuts of their favourite meats and seafood sizzling on a searing hot, lava rock, ready to be cooked to perfection! After dinner and especially on weekends, the restaurant's laid back atmosphere is kicked up a notch as Elbow Room transforms itself into the most buzzing nightspot on the popular 2nd street strip with an atmosphere in and around that's hard to beat. Open from 6:30pm Mon - Sat. Second Street, Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 1122 email@example.com Second Street, Holetown, St. James. Tel: 432 1927 or 826 3957 www.elbowroombarbados.com 157 Restaurant Guide Spago Sitar Sitar offers the best of north and south indian cuisine in a unique and healthy style. From the tantalizing Tandoori to the spicy hot Vindaloos, oven fresh nans and creative vegetarian curries, let them treat you to a truly unforgettable culinary experience as well as warm Indian hospitality. Takeaway available. New South Coast Location At The Lanterns Second Street, Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 2248 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sitarbarbados.com Spago is very popular for their authentic Italian cuisine with great stone oven pizzas, fresh pasta, fresh fish and steaks and delicious homemade desserts. There are three locations: One in the heart of Holetown, a second on the water's edge at Settlers' Beach Villa Hotel and now there is the Spago Pizzeria at the new complex, The Lanterns at Hastings. Live entertainment. Takeaway available. � Second Street, Holetown Tel: 432 7394 � Settlers Beach, St. James Tel: 422 3245 � The Lanterns, Hastings www.spagobarbados.com Reservations Recommended 158 Restaurant Guide Caf� Indigo A charming restaurant situated on the upper level of a lovely Caribbean-style building in Holetown. Indigo is a family oriented restaurant offering excellent quality and unsurpassed good value, specializing in a variety of fish and chicken dishes and U.S. steaks. Open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Saturday 8:30am5pm; dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays only until 8:45pm. Credit Cards accepted. Just Grillin' West This hugely popular south coast grill and bar has opened a second location in Holetown, much to the delight of the west coast crowd! With a selection of up to 5 varieties of fresh fish daily, many agree that it is among the best grilled fish to be had on the island. Other selections from the grill include shrimp, steak, chicken and burgers served with your choice of any two delicious side orders including Caesar salad, coleslaw, grilled vegetables or potatoes. With meals ranging in price from US$6�$18, Just Grillin' offers some of the best value around. Ready-to-go salads and takeaway service also available. Open Mon�Sat 11:30am�10pm Sun 5:30pm�10pm. Indigo Courtyard Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 0968 Sunset Crest, Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 5410 159 Restaurant Guide Chatters Tea Room A totally TEAmendous experience! Chatters Tea Room is situated in the tranquil surroundings of Bagatelle Great House (circa 1645). Enjoy petite sandwiches, tarts and their famous scones with strawberries and clotted cream, accompanied by a wide variety of teas. Relax on their outdoor patio overlooking the gardens or in their charming Victorian Tea Room and savour a TEAmendous experience. Daphne's Daphne's, one of the top restaurants in Barbados, reflects the style and grace of its sister establishment, the famous Daphne's of London. Manager Marco Pavone is an excellent host and he will welcome you to this elegant beachside restaurant, which offers `al fresco' and covered dining in a friendly atmosphere. Though the menu is based on classic Italian cuisine, Chef Marco Festini Cromer adds his modern style to better suit contemporary tastes. Extensive wine list - Italian, New World and Classical French Wines. The Cocktail Bar at Daphne's offers half-price Cocktail Hours from 5-7pm and bar snacks are also available. Open daily. Reservations: 438 7403 Bagatelle Great House, Bagatelle, St. Thomas Paynes Bay, St. James Reservations: 432 2731 www.daphnesbarbados.com 160 Restaurant Guide The Beach House A breathtaking beachfront site at the centre of things in Holetown with cheerful staff and great food. The daytime beach menu appeals to hungry as well as healthy eaters and there is an excellent Caribbean lunch buffet featuring real West Indian dishes. The Evening Menu blends local flavours with a Mediterranean culinary flair and the romantic candlelit atmosphere ensures a truly memorable experience. The Beach House is somewhere you will enjoy and leave wanting to come back next day, next week, next month or next time you visit Barbados. Great for sundowners. Live Jazz on Fridays. Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 1163 Fax: 432 5407 email@example.com www.thebeachhousebarbados.com 161 Restaurant Guide 162 Cariba Restaurant Tucked away on a quiet west coast side street, in a traditional chattel house setting, Cariba offers "modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist". Internationally trained Executive Chef/proprietor, Glen Bent has worked in 5-star establishments all over the world, including the prestigious Sandy Lane Hotel right here in Barbados. He and his wife Faye opened Cariba in January 2008 and already they have earned a loyal following. The comfortable and relaxed atmosphere combined with Glen's innovative flair in the kitchen and Faye's warmth and hospitality make Cariba a favourite with resident and visiting gourmet food lovers. Private catering available. Starters: $18-$35; Mains: $45-$75 Dinner: Tues�Sat 6 - 9:30pm Closed Sundays & Mondays. #1 Clarkes Gap, Derricks, St. James Reservations: 432 8737 firstname.lastname@example.org Restaurant Guide The Cliff The Cliff is the first choice of many people for a special dinner or celebration. The oceanfront, cliff top setting is by any standard a stunning location. While chef Paul Owens consistently gains accolades from top food writers, praising his creative talents, he and his team of 12 chefs are committed to improving upon their performance using only the finest fresh ingredients and producing consistency of quality. The restaurant was recently renovated, bringing many stylish refinements to the overall dining experience. Available for private functions. Open Monday to Saturday and Sunday during the high season. Reservations required. 163 Restaurant Guide 164 Il Tempio The Only Authentic Italian Restaurant situated on the beach beside the tranquil waters of the west coast, dubbed "the best Italian food in Barbados" by opera great, the late Luciano Pavarotti. Italian owners Anna, Leo and Alessandro welcome you, while their Italian chef delights your senses with tantalizing dishes. Il Tempio was featured in the February 2007 edition of Cond� Naste Traveler as one of the "coolest beachfront restaurants in the Caribbean". Recently the NY Times Frommer's Review said, "The chef's light touch is ideal for tropical dining. The homemade pastas are a delight... and the main dishes are equally delectable..." Lunch: Noon - 2.30pm. Dinner: 6pm - 10pm. Happy Hours: 4pm - 6pm daily; Fridays & Sundays 4pm - 7pm with complimentary finger food. Closed Mondays and for the months of August & September. Visa & MasterCard accepted. Fitts Village, St. James Reservations: 417 0057 email@example.com www.iltempiorestaurant.com www.diningwithus.net Restaurant Guide Cin Cin by the sea This year's best news for lovers of good food is that Larry Rogers is back in business on the west coast. Having enjoyed outstanding success with the original Olives and La Terra, Larry and his wife Michelle have now opened the very exciting Cin Cin, a refreshingly contemporary and elegant restaurant. The open terrace is perfect for `al fresco' ocean side dining at night; while the air-conditioned inner restaurant offers a welcome refuge from the heat of the day at lunchtime, with an expansive glass wall still allowing uninterrupted views of the sea. The trendy bar lounge area, which is also air-conditioned, is a great location for sipping cocktails or enjoying a light bite. With his trademark flair for creating an eclectic range of Mediterranean style dishes with a Caribbean twist, Larry always strives to give his guests an enjoyable eating experience. As the name suggests, Cin Cin is chic and it's fun. And Larry's food is as good as ever. Prospect, St. James Reservations: 424 4557 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cincinbarbados.com 165 s Pinelands Upton Kent Henrys Highgate Brittons Hill Clapham Regency Park Government Headquarters Bayville BAYVIEW HOSPITAL Brown Sugar F M H EMERGENCY MEDICAL CLINIC QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL Staple Grove Wildey St. Davids Elizabeth Park Sheraton Park Bannatyne Garrison Bartletts Sargeants Warners H6 s & Food Court Sheraton Centre Globe Drive-In Italia Coffee House Needham's Point Hilton Barbados The Grille at The Hilton 39 Steps Navy Gardens St. Matthias Marine Gardens Vauxhall Kingsland s s Waters Rockley Blue Graeme Hall Worthing St. Lawrence Kendal Hill Wotton Silver Hill Spago Mama Mia Tapas Muscovado Black Pearl Ackee Tree Restaurant Bubba's Sports Bar Just Grillin' Chilly Moo's Italia Coffee House Opa Bert's Bar Champers Fusion Restaurant & Lounge Maxwell Hill Top Rock Maxwell Montrose s David's Place Bellini's Paulo's Churrasco Pisces Caf� Sol Josef's McBride's Irish Pub Dover Welches Cane Hill Gall Hill Maxwell Coast Rd. H7 Luigi's Italian Restaurant New Century Chinese Caf� Luna Bougainvillea Beach Resort Apsara & Tamnak Thai Azul Restaurant Lucky Horseshoe The Ship Inn Ocean 11 Apts. South Coast Map showing the location of restaurants listed on pgs. 167 - 195 Divi Southwinds Hotel The Garden Terrace Almond Casuarina Beach Resort Restaurant Guide The Grille at The Hilton A lavish and uniquely designed interior provides the setting for a most memorable dining experience, serving some of the best Certified Angus Beef Steaks and freshest seafood on the island. Juicy Petit Filets and thick Ribeye's, to name a few, are carefully crafted to perfection in front of your eyes on the in-room grill and are served with a choice of sides. Along with the signature steaks, consider starting your meal with their specialty dish � Caribbean Lobster Tail Salad or an array of other starters. Hilton Barbados, Needham's Point, St. Michael Reservations: 426 0200 Ext#5971 167 Restaurant Guide Brown Sugar Brown Sugar is the place to sample the authentic flavours of Bajan cuisine served with warm hospitality in a charming traditional Barbadian home. Their Planter's Buffet Luncheon is an all-you-can-eat four-course feast of Barbadian specialties including flying fish, cou cou, the famous pepperpot and freshly made desserts. Bajan culinary delights are served at an elegant and romantic lamplit dinner. Enjoy live entertainment on some nights. Buffet Lunch Sun-Fri Dinner everynight Bubba's Sports Bar & Restaurant Bubba's offers an unbeatable combination of cuisine and atmosphere. You can enjoy all the sports action live via 2 satellite dishes on three 10-ft. screens and 12 additional TVs. The extensive a la carte menu features their popular Buffalo Wings, the tastiest burgers, sandwiches and garden-fresh salads - try their massive 20oz. steak if you dare! Daily specials and kids menu. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner - breakfast on Sundays only. Happy Hours daily. Call for weekly game specials. Aquatic Gap, St. Michael Reservations: 426 7684 email@example.com www.brownsugarbarbados.com Rockley Main Road, Christ Church Tel: 435 8731 firstname.lastname@example.org 168 Restaurant Guide Mama Mia Italian Deli & Pizzeria A little taste of Italy right here in beautiful Barbados! If you like: Cappuccino & Espresso, Homemade Lasagna & Fettuccine, Panini, Fresh Salads, Antipasto, Bruschetta, Thin Crust Pizza with Homemade Mozzarella, Cakes, Ice Cream, Milk Shakes & Frapp�... Then you'll love Mama Mia! This warm and friendly, family-run Italian deli and pizzeria offers an outstanding selection of healthy, reasonably priced Italian fare, served by smiling staff in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere. Also available, Specialty Gourmet Items imported from Italy. Tel: 434 DELI (3354) Hastings Main Road, Ch. Ch. Open Monday � Saturday 8:30am � 9pm & Wildey, St. Michael Open Monday � Friday 7:30am � 3:30pm & 169 Restaurant Guide 170 Tapas For elegant dining, a stylish atmosphere, and a great view � Tapas is the place! Beautifully positioned alongside the popular south coast boardwalk, this trendy newcomer is already well known for their excellent food, good service and great value for money. This fashionable, two-storey restaurant and wine bar features a wide variety of tapas dishes, as well as an a la carte menu. On the lower level patrons can enjoy the casual, bubbly atmosphere just a few feet from the water's edge, while upstairs you have a more intimate, fine dining experience, with sweeping views of the island's southern coastline. Open daily from 12 noon, last orders10:30pm. Fridays and Saturdays - Tapas menu until late. The perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or any special occasion! Hastings, Christ Church Reservations: 228 0704 email@example.com www.tapasbarbados.com Restaurant Guide Muscovado Bar and Restaurant Centered around the training and refining of their students you will find the cuisine at Muscovado to be as creative as it is enjoyable. The Muscovado Bar and Restaurant has been the recipient of a number of quality awards from Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva and Madrid. Caribbean and international dishes are featured on the daily menu. The most popular night is the Gourmet Evening featuring a seven course meal each Friday from 7.00pm until 9.30pm. An average dinner for two $150.00 - $200.00. Dress: Elegantly Casual. Hotel PomMarine Marine Gardens Hastings, Christ Church Reservations: 228 0900 Fax: 228 0907 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 171 Restaurant Guide 172 The Ackee Tree Restaurant Renowned Home Of The One-Pound Roti The Ackee Tree has a well-earned reputation for authentic West Indian curry dishes, served in generous portions, all with a distinct Caribbean twist! They offer excellent value for money, so filling your stomach doesn't have to mean emptying your wallet! A delicious West Indian breakfast is served from 8am to 10am, and at lunchtime you can enjoy a tantalizing selection of curries, or build-your-own Roti! The menu combines traditional `IndoCaribbean' recipes with a great selection of accompaniments, so guests are guaranteed a meal that is full of authentic flavours. Take Away Service is also available. Open Monday to Saturday Breakfast: 8am � 10am. Lunch 10:30am � 6pm. Dinner: 6pm - 9pm. Coconut Walk, Hastings, Ch. Ch. Tel: 434 ROTI (7684) www.ackeetreecurry.com Restaurant Guide Fusion Restaurant & Lounge This refreshing newcomer brings a real measure of Eastern flavour to the island's bustling south coast. The innovative menu of Asian-influenced dishes offers authentic Thai, Japanese and Cantonese cuisine, including their famous Fusion Sushi, in portions small (tapas) and large � all geared to be shared! Diners have the choice of being served in the spacious, airconditioned dining area with its chic, contemporary d�cor, or al fresco on the outdoor lounge area � perfect for lounging and enjoying cocktails from their extensive cocktail menu. Fusion consistently offers a great night out with superb food, first class service and plenty of atmosphere � ideal for corporate entertaining, large gatherings of friends or an intimate evening for two. Lunch: Tues - Sat 11am - 3pm Dinner: Tues - Thur & Sunday 6:30pm�11pm and Friday & Saturday 6:30pm�1am Closed Mondays. South Beach Hotel, Rockley, Ch. Ch. Tel: 436 1538 173 Restaurant Guide OPA! A taste of Greece Come and experience Authentic Greek Food, at a great price. They are located on the south coast of the island, at Quayside Centre across from Accra Beach Hotel. Some of their traditional Greek dishes are Souvlaki, Gyros, Moussaka and Spanakopita, to name a few. So if you are looking for a place to experience great food, and a taste of Greece, be sure to pay them a visit! Chilly Moo's Create your own flavour! At Chilly Moo's they've got dozens of delicious mix-ins like candy, syrup, fruit and nuts � all smashed together on their frozen granite slab and stuffed into one of their homemade cookie dough waffle cones to produce a unique creation! (Tastebuds required). Try one of their Sundaes, Shakes, Smoothies or Floats! Open Mon�Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri�Sun 11am-11pm. OPA! Quayside Centre, Rockley, Christ Church Tel: 426 0279; email: email@example.com Lunch: 11:00am-10:00pm Open: Monday to Sunday Tel: 435 1877 Quayside Centre, Rockley, Ch. Ch. 174 Restaurant Guide Italia Coffee House BARBADOS' FIRST PREMIUM ITALIAN COFFEE HOUSE Authentic espresso, cappuccino and so much more! Treat yourself to an iced latte or mocha frappe today! Kids love our natural fruit smoothies and thick Italian milkshakes. 6 GREAT LOCATIONS: � DaCostas Mall, Broad St. 8am�5pm (Mon � Thur) 8am�6pm (Fri) 8am�4pm (Sat) 431 0888 Just Grillin' This popular open-air grill and bar serves some of the best fresh grilled fish on the island, with a choice of up to 5 varieties of fresh fish daily. The atmosphere is friendly and very casual with meals ranging between US$6 and US$18 � among the best value anywhere. Other selections from the grill include shrimp, steak, chicken and burgers served with your choice of any two delicious side orders including Caesar Salad, coleslaw, grilled vegetables or potatoes. Take away service is also available. Open Mon-Sat 11.30am-10pm. Sun 5.30pm-10pm. � Lower Broad Street, B'town 6am�7pm (Mon � Fri) 6am�5pm (Sat) 430 6620 � Quayside, Rockley, Ch.Ch. 7am�11pm (Daily) 435 8165 � Sheraton Centre, Ch. Ch. 7am�9pm (Mon � Sat) 434 0444 � Sunset Crest, St. James 7am�6pm (Mon � Sat) 7am�3pm (Sun) 432 6812 Mobile Van 253 8588 � The Boardwalk, Quayside Centre, Rockley, Ch. Ch. Tel: 435 6469 175 Restaurant Guide 176 Champers One of the leading restaurants on the south coast, with a solid reputation for consistently good food and value for money. Champers is nestled in a quiet lane off the main south coast road, in an attractive, traditional Barbadian building, with a beautiful cliff-top setting at the water's edge and outdoor bar that overlooks Accra Beach. Alive with vibrant Caribbean design and atmosphere, Champers offers a choice of `bubbly fun' in its downstairs area or the enhanced elegance of its spacious dining room upstairs. Champers has original art on display, as well as a dedicated gallery. Private dining room available. Zagat 2010 "Most Popular Restaurant in Barbados". Lunch: Starters $18.50-$32; Mains $40-$75. Dinner: Starters $18.50$38; Mains $52-$98. Desserts: $20. Wine $50-$444. Champagne $180-$402. Open for lunch Monday - Saturday. Dinner seven days a week. Reservations: 434 3463 or 435 6644 firstname.lastname@example.org Skeetes Hill, Rockley, Ch. Ch. www.champersbarbados.com Restaurant Guide Apsara & Tamnak Thai Lovers of good Asian food will be delighted to discover Apsara and Tamnak Thai, where authentic chefs work tirelessly to impress diners with the cuisine of their respective homelands, India and Thailand. Native delicacies from both regions are lovingly prepared, graciously presented and served in the beautiful surroundings of an open verandah by attentive wait staff. Set in the grounds of an elegant, 200 year-old plantation house, Apsara and Tamnak Thai bring a real measure of Eastern splendour to the bustling south coast, with Eastern accents and water features in the lush tropical garden creating a welcome feeling of serenity. Voted one of the island's most popular restaurants in the recent Zagat survey. Lunch: Monday to Friday - Menu selections starting at $20. Dinner: Monday to Sunday - Starters: $20-$35. Mains: Average $50-$80. Dessert: $15-$20. Facilities for the disabled. Major credit cards accepted. Morecambe House (behind Cave Shepherd Vista) Worthing, Christ Church Reservations: 435 5454/5446 email@example.com www.apsarabarbados.com 177 Restaurant Guide 178 Bellini's Trattoria The Perfect Place for Great Italian Cuisine Bellini's cool balcony overlooking the lights and life of St. Lawrence Bay and lagoon make this one of the most beautiful settings on the south coast. The menu offers the finest selection of Italian cuisine, beautifully prepared with fresh herbs and tasty sauces. Selections include fresh seafood, steak, chicken and gourmet pizzas; the chef's secret... the pasta is made fresh daily and pasta lovers know the difference! There is also a good selection of Italian wines and liqueurs, and their Bellini Cocktail made with iced Champagne and fruit nectar, is a favourite with repeat clientele. Open every night from 6pm � last seating 10pm. Starters from $13, Main Courses from $39, Pizza from $27. All major credit cards accepted. Little Bay Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church firstname.lastname@example.org www.bellinisbarbados.com Reservations Recommended Tel: 420 7587 Restaurant Guide David's Place David's Place can be relied on for authentic Barbadian cuisine. Particularly popular for their flying fish and true Bajan pepperpot. Personal attention by David and his staff provide excellent friendly service. Soft strains of semi-classical music, and the soothing sounds of waves gently rippling across the glittering water of St. Lawrence Bay. All this comes together to provide an unforgettable dining experience. Open 6pm to 10pm Tuesday to Sunday. Please dress for dining. All major credit cards accepted. Free and convenient parking available. St. Lawrence Main Road, Worthing, Christ Church Reservations preferred Tel: 435 9755 email@example.com 179 Restaurant Guide 180 Pisces This distinguished landmark restaurant, established in 1972, is nestled on the water's edge in the bustling atmosphere of St. Lawrence Gap. Pisces has long been one of the island's more sought after spots to dine, with its beautiful oceanfront setting and lush indoor gardens. Under the patronage of well known Barbadian chef, Larry Rogers, who has a flair for seducing your palate with simple yet delectable dishes with a distinct Caribbean flavour. Pisces offers diners an international menu with a subtle West Indian influence and features an extensive variety of fresh seafood. This seaside restaurant with its friendly service and comfortable, yet charming ambiance should not be missed. Dinner nightly 6pm-10pm. Full Bar. Elegantly Casual Attire. Visa, MasterCard & Amex accepted. St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church For Reservations or Enquiries: Tel: 435 6564 firstname.lastname@example.org www.piscesbarbados.com Restaurant Guide Paulo's Churrasco do Brasil The Real Taste of Brasil! Paulo's Churrasco do Brasil is a churrascaria (steak-house) specializing in open-fire cooking. Flame-grilled meats are carved directly onto your plate by `Passadors' (meat waiters) who continually make their rounds among the tables. Have more of everything, or just your favourites, the choice is yours! This unique experience is now available at both locations � Bagatelle Great House (circa 1645) and St. Lawrence Gap. Bagatelle Great House, St. Thomas Reservations 421 6767 Dinner served Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30pm Lunch served Sundays from 12 noon to 3:00pm St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Reservations 428 6767 Dinner served daily from 6:30pm Lunch served daily (except Saturdays) from 12 noon to 3:00pm 181 Restaurant Guide 182 Caf� Sol Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar Situated in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap, Caf� Sol is the island's original Mexican restaurant. This lively, fun spot bursts to life 7 days a week, as visitors and locals alike feast from an extensive "Tex-Mex" menu and enjoy pulsating Latin sounds in an easy-going and informal atmosphere. The well-stocked bar features an outdoor wrap-around seating area where you can sit and watch the world go by. Enjoy their 2 nightly happy hours: 5-7pm and 10-12pm. Margaritas are a specialty - 15 fruity flavours on offer - and for the very brave, they are also available by the pitcher! The menu boasts a wide variety of Mexican favourites, from cheese nachos to sirloin steak soft tacos, all at very affordable prices. Also available is a "Gringo" menu for the less adventurous, featuring chargrilled chicken and steak, BBQ Burgers and lots more. Open for dinner 7 days a week from 6pm to 11pm. There's rarely a time when Caf� Sol can't satisfy whatever hunger ails you! St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Tel: 420 7655 Fax: 420 7645 www.cafesolbarbados.com Restaurant Guide Josef's Restaurant & Tapas Lounge Not only does Josef's enjoy what is possibly one of the best seaside locations on the island, it is also considered one of the finest dining experiences in Barbados. Set on the edge of a cliff, mere feet above the ocean and surrounded by beautiful gardens and dining gazebos, Josef's offers international haute cuisine with a fusion of Caribbean and Asian flavours. Two creative menus offer diners an outstanding choice of eclectic cuisine with an exquisite selection of Thai and Sushi combinations. The recently added Tapas Lounge has been designed for discerning tastes, with casual elegance in mind, enhancing what is already a most pleasurable dining experience. Josef's provides the perfect location for weddings, large gatherings or intimate dinners for two. Ask about their five-star catering service for private functions. Open for dinner nightly from 6:30-10pm. Tel: 420 7638 email@example.com www.josefsinbarbados.com BARBADOS 183 Restaurant Guide 184 McBride's Pub & Cookhouse � Great Grub � Irish Pub � Night Club The one and only authentic Irish Pub in Barbados located in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap. McBride's offers casual dining in a fun, friendly atmosphere on their torch-lit deck or in the air-conditioned comfort of the dining room. After dinner the place transforms from a laid-back pub with great grub into a late night hot spot with live, rocking entertainment! Widely known for their broad variety of nightly themed entertainment, McBride's recently rated number 3 for "best nightlife in Barbados" by Zagat's Best of Barbados survey. Current line-up: Happy Mondays � DJ party all night, 2 for 1 drinks 9pm-close; Tuesdays � Live atlernative rock with Look Who's Left; Wednesdays � Live Reggae featuring Buggie & the Fully Loaded Band; Thursdays � Live Caribbean Pop with Nexcyx; Fridays � Ladies Night with live Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Soca & Calypso by Masala; Saturdays � 70's & 80's Dance Party; Sundays � Hip Hop, R&B, House & Techno Dance Party. At McBride's every night is a party!! St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Tel: 435 6352 Fax: 435 6483 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mcbridesbarbados.com Restaurant Guide The Ship Inn Where it's at in "The Gap" Bajan Buffet Lunch - Great value. Cooked the traditional Bajan way. Served noon - 3pm Sunday to Friday. Come and enjoy their sumptuous Roast Leg of Pork on Sunday served by their own "Carver" Steve or Cou Cou and steamed flying fish on a Wednesday. The Restaurant - Served on the deck under the stars, a varied a la carte menu featuring a selection of tasty International dishes. Served daily from 6:00pm-10:30pm. St. Lawrence Gap, Ch. Ch. Tel: 420 SHIP (7447) Fax: 420 7661 email@example.com www.theshipinn.com.bb 185 Restaurant Guide 186 The Garden Terrace Southern Palms is a delightful beach front hotel in St. Lawrence Gap and the restaurant, The Garden Terrace, overlooks a magnificent beach. There is a buffet lunch with steelband on Sundays which is popular with both visitors to the island and residents. Monday night may be buffet or a la carte selection, (changes seasonally) with live band for dancing, and on Thursday night it's BBQ with live Steelband underneath the stars. Popular band `Syndikyt' plays on Saturday night with a la carte dining or roast beef menu. All Day Snack Menu 11am-10pm. Buffet Breakfast. Lunch Starter: From $15. Lunch Main Course: From $22. Dinner: Starters from $15; Mains: From $50. Prices are in BDS Dollars and include VAT. 10% SC is added to the bill. All major credit cards accepted. Southern Palms Hotel St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Reservations: 428 7171 www.southernpalms.net Restaurant Guide Lucky Horseshoe 24 � Seven Steakhouse. Saloon. Slots. Lucky Horseshoe, with two locations at Warrens and Worthing, offers great dining and entertainment for the whole family. The 24-hour menu offers Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a full bar selection. Large screen TVs show the latest in sports and music. There are slot machines for adults, and a Super Value Kids Menu and Kids Eat Free special for children under 10. New Century Chinese A wide array of classic Chinese food � all the favourites, including Roast Duck (order 6 hrs ahead), Hot & Spicy Shrimp and Crispy Beef and the portions are generous! Owner run by Ken Chow and his wife, New Century is strategically located just 5 minutes walk from St. Lawrence Gap on the south coast main road. In addition to dining in the spacious dining room, they also offer a fast and friendly take away service and will deliver anywhere between Oistins and Barbados Hilton. Well stocked bar, including imported Chinese beer. Open daily. Lunch: 11am-3pm Dinner: 5.30pm-10.30pm. Worthing, Christ Church Tel: 435 5825 Warrens, St. Michael Tel: 425 5825 www.luckyh.com Top Rock, Christ Church Reservations/Take Away Orders Tel: 420 2822 187 Restaurant Guide Luigi's Italian Restaurant Sit back and relax in this quiet and cozy trattoria, at the far end of the Gap and enjoy one of the best things Italy has to offer: its food! Italian owner, Davide is always on hand to offer suggestions from the traditional Italian menu: wonderful selections of fresh homemade pastas, meat and fish dishes and delicious homemade desserts, including their famous Tiramisu! Everything is prepared daily with market-fresh ingredients and served with the renowned Italian warmth and hospitality. Kid portions available. Dover, Christ Church Reservations: 428 9218 firstname.lastname@example.org www.luigisbarbados.com ... dal 1963 188 Restaurant Guide Azul Restaurant With breathtaking views of the ocean and the twinkling lights of Oistins Bay by night, Azul Restaurant offers a seductive atmosphere with an eclectic menu to tempt any palette. Whether you are looking for a romantic evening for two seated along the cliff overlooking the sea, or a cozy area to lounge with friends over cocktails and our sampling menu, Azul offers a chic twist on Caribbean fine dining. Their creative team of local chefs provide not only enticing and delicious food, but a truly memorable experience through their interaction with guests and their fine display of skills in Azul's open-concept kitchen. Appetizers: BDS$19 - $45; Entrees: BDS$54 - $125; Desserts: BDS$18�$35. View a sample of the menu at www.azul.bb Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church Reservations: 428 2825 email@example.com 189 Restaurant Guide 190 Caf� Luna at Little Arches Hotel One of Barbados' most charming and distinctive boutique hotels. Little Arches is smartly nestled away from all the hustle and bustle, just south of Oistins Bay and overlooking the sweeping vistas of Enterprise (Miami) Beach. Here you will discover one of the best-kept secrets in Barbados � located on the rooftop of this charming property is an open-air terracotta terrace; Caf� Luna, which features romantic al fresco dining with inventive meals being served. Little Arches guests can enjoy international cuisine served with a unique flair and sample sushi specials on Thursday and Friday nights and lobster (seasonal) on Saturdays. Caf� Luna has been rated Top 3 in many categories including "Best Food", "Best Decor" and "Best Hotel Dining" overall in Barbados in the most recent Zagat Survey Guide. Enjoy the romance of this intimate little hotel and be sure to bring your camera! Little Arches Hotel, Enterprise Beach Road, Christ Church Tel: 420 4689 Fax: 418 0207 firstname.lastname@example.org www.littlearches.com Restaurant Guide D'Onofrios For a taste of home cooking, head to D'Onofrio's, Barbados' newest Italian restaurant located within the charming Crane Village. Toast to good friends and good health with a glass of Prosecco while you savour the aromas of authentic Italian cuisine being prepared to your liking. An extensive selection of fine wines complement classic regional dishes inspired by the simple flavours and oldworld traditions of Italy. For more casual fare, enjoy a selection of antipasti and pizzas in our garden terrace, open for lunch and dinner. Create your own special occasion and discover the meaning of la dolce vita at D'Onofrio's. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 191 Restaurant Guide L'Azure "Heaven on Earth..." Zagat Survey 2009. Celebrating over 120 years of hospitality, The Crane has been renowned for over a century for both its deliciously prepared seafood and its breathtaking scenic beauty. Lunches feature an excellent and varied International and Caribbean menu in a relaxed atmosphere, boasting spectacular panoramic views of Crane Beach, named "one of the top ten beaches in the world" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. In the evening, the restaurant's romantic candlelit ambiance is the perfect complement to any special occasion. A well-established tradition, Sundays at The Crane are extraspecial, offering a Sunday Gospel Breakfast with live performances and a steel-pan accompanied Bajan buffet lunch. Reservations recommended. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 192 Restaurant Guide Zen Zagat Rated #1 for Food in Barbados, Zen offers authentic Thai and Japanese delicacies in a magnificent setting on the island's south east coast. Zen's sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior d�cor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of the sea. The centre-piece of the restaurant is a 12-person sushi bar overlooking the sea 50 feet below, where sushi chefs prepare delicious, exotic fare as you relax, chat and enjoy the amazing view. Intimate Tatami rooms, designed in traditional Japanese style, provide an option for parties from four to fourteen to dine in privacy. Reservations required. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 193 Restaurant Guide 194 Round House This early 19th century landmark with its breathtaking views, fresh ocean breezes and pounding surf, is not `just' a beautiful place. Owners Robert and Gail Manley are constantly ensuring that their delicious, wholesome fare is first rate with the freshest ingredients. They are famous for their flying fish pat� and fresh Bruschetta and the baked Brie in a rum nut sauce goes beautifully with a nice bottle of wine. The bar features Mount Gay Rum along with over 70 rums from around the world. Dinner on a moonlight night is unforgettable and well worth the 1/2-hr taxi ride. For dinner, reservations are appreciated; on music nights and Sunday lunch reservations are recommended. Wednesday and Saturday evenings often feature live music � call to check out what's on. Sunday Lunch � Guitarist, Aubrey Cummins 12:30pm-4pm. Closed for dinner on Sundays. Four rooms en-suite available. Prices reasonable. Bathsheba, St. Joseph Reservations: 433 9678 email@example.com www.roundhousebarbados.com Restaurant Guide This brightly-painted roadside caf� is the perfect stop for a cold drink, light snack or a great Bajan lunch while touring the east coast. It's a popular spot with the local crowd and there is always a warm and friendly atmosphere. Daily menu favourites include flying fish, fresh grilled fish, Bajan beef stew, baked chicken, macaroni pie and chow mein, as well as a selection of bar snacks and sandwiches. In the evenings, their Fresh Fish-off-the-Grill is definitely worth the trip! Friday evenings are especially lively and on Saturdays their everpopular Puddin' & Souse is known to draw a crowd! Open daily from 9am to 9pm. Breakfast is served daily. Cutters of Barbados Sand Dunes Restaurant & Bar Voted #1 Rum Punch fish, �oBajan Specialties - flying baked ham, peas & rice, pumpkin fritters, plantain, okra, rum & raisin ice cream. �oComfortable, indoor airconditioned. Out door seating too! � Great Coffees, salads, pizzas and comfort foods. �oIce Cold Beers, smoothies, wines and fresh local juices. � Fresh Bread, fresh fish, cold cuts, cheeses and sandwiches. �oLive Music for Sunday family lunches, guest performers welcome. �oWine Bar �oCatering and Delivery The Deli at Crane Beach Open 8:30am-6:30pm The Crane, St. Philip Tel: 423 0611 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cutters.bb Located just north of Crane Beach Ermy Bourne Highway, East Coast Road, St. Andrew Tel: 422 9427 195 Nightlife Courtesy Elbow Room 2nd Street in Holetown is a popular meeting spot for party goers and is home to several lively bars and restaurants which offer a great variety of dining experiences Bajan Nightlife The night time entertainment in Barbados ranks among the highest in the Caribbean. Not only do the locals love to party, but being such a popular destination with visitors, there is absolutely no shortage of night clubs, bars, reggae clubs, pubs, rum shops, dinner shows and the list goes on. Island Hot Spots THE MEWS: Primarily known for their food, but the bar has rapidly developed into one of the more popular on the west coast. Suitably lively on Fridays and Saturdays. Live entertainment on Fridays. ELBOW ROOM: Popular 2nd Street Holetown restaurant which transforms into a fun-filled bar, especially on the weekends when there is good live entertainment. SPAGO: Well known for their authentic Italian cuisine and great pizzas, Spago's outdoor deck on 2nd Street draws a lively crowd who party into the wee hours. LEXY: Stylish piano/cabaret bar on 2nd Street Holetown. Sing-along and dance the night away to all-time favourites performed by a team 196 Nightlife of international piano players and Broadway performer/owner Alex Santoriello. NISHI: Chic new bistro and Sushi Bar on 2nd Street - great cocktail menu and late night dining. IL TEMPIO: Italian hospitality at its best - a wonderful spot to enjoy after-dinner drinks around the beach bar. Daily Happy Hours 4-6pm (4-7pm on Fridays and Sundays only, with complimentary finger food). Closed Mondays. Nishi Cocktails WATERFRONT CAF�: Renowned watering hole and eatery. Lovely casual setting, buzzing atmosphere; Caribbean Buffet on Tuesday nights with Steel Pan. All other nights feature Jazz in varying styles. HARBOUR LIGHTS: Popular open-air, beach front club. Best Nights: Mon & Wed - Beach Extravaganza & Dinner Show; Weekend Wednesday's DRINKS FREE 9pm � 2am, look out for free Margarita specials; Oh What `a Friday - Free drinks 9.30pm-3am. 39 STEPS: Charming little wine bar in Hastings. Good food, excellent selection of wines; live jazz every other Saturday, guitar duo every other Friday. BUBBA'S: Lively sports bar in Rockley. Catch all the sports Il Tempio Live Jazz at the Waterfront Caf� Harbour Lights' Beach Extravaganza 197 Nightlife Fusion Restaurant & Lounge Caf� Sol McBride's Irish Pub action live via two satellite dishes on three 10ft. screens and twelve additional TVs. FUSION: Mood-enhancing surroundings, upbeat waiters and plenty of atmosphere make this a popular spot for dining as well as lounging over cocktails and hookahs. CAF� SOL: Lively Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar located on the busiest corner in The Gap; the perfect spot to have a few drinks and meet (or make) a few friends before heading off to the other clubs and bars. Two Happy Hours daily, 6-7pm and 10-11pm. MCBRIDE'S: Popular Irish Pub in The Gap, widely known for their broad variety of nightly themed entertainment - see page 184 for details. THE SHIP INN: One of Barbados' oldest and best known nightspots � live bands on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; top DJ's nightly; indoor and outdoor bars. Catch a game in their sports bar. BAJAN ROOTS & RHYTHMS: Spectacular all-inclusive cultural extravaganza of song, dance and music of the islands held at the Plantation Garden Theatre every Wednesday and Friday. Bajan Roots & Rhythms Dinner Show 198 Nightlife The Ship Inn Celebrating over 30 Years in the Business of Entertaining Dine in one of the restaurants, catch a game in the sports bar, share the company of good friends at the garden bar or dance the night away in the nightclub and let it all go under the stars. � 3 Nights of Live Bands & 7 Nights of DJs � Great Entertainment, Great Food, Great People � No Cover Charge for Diners St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church email@example.com www.theshipinn.com.bb Enquiries: 420 SHIP (7447) 199 Nightlife Harbour Lights Harbour Lights is a renowned open air, beach front nightclub perfectly positioned on the stunning Carlisle Bay beach. It is a favourite "liming" spot with locals and visitors alike and considered the place to be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Famous for its Free Drinks Club Nights the resident DJs play a mix of the hottest local & international dance tracks. Look out for their amazing shooter specials or join in the fun at the bar and spin the wheel to try your luck at winning a round! The Monday and Wednesday Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show is a fantastic evening out for all ages. Imagine... dancing barefoot in the sand under the coconut trees to the pulsating beat of a live calypso band...sipping exotic drinks, feasting on a sumptuous Bar-B-Que dinner and enjoying the absolute best in local entertainment. Get in the swing of things as the live band jump starts the night with the sweet sounds of calypso music to set you in the mood for a high energy evening. Be amazed by the skilful performances of the stiltmen, the acrobatics of the green monkey and the shaggy bear as they keep you on the edge of your seat. The infectious beat of the tuk band and the scintillating performance of the Caribbean dancer and the limbo queen all add to the excitement of this authentic Bajan evening. What's Included: Unlimited free drinks all evening, dinner and round trip transportation between your hotel and Harbour Lights. All ages welcome between 7pm and 10:30pm, drinks remain free until 2:00am. Dress is casual so that you can relax & enjoy a highly entertaining evening. Best value for money, not to be missed! Zagat Rated ~ Most Popular Nightlife. Tel: 436 7225 firstname.lastname@example.org www.harbourlightsbarbados.com 200 Nightlife Bajan Roots & Rhythms A PROUD MEMBER OF Bajan Roots & Rhythms, held at The Plantation Theatre, is the only dinner and stage show in Barbados designed to offer visitors a genuine representation of Barbadian and Caribbean culture. This cultural extravaganza is an allinclusive value package providing unrivalled live entertainment. While you are enjoying your dinner you can listen to the sweet sounds of steel pan music, then sit back and relax while enjoying our spectacular dance show. If you like a challenge, join in the fun with the limbo queen. From complimentary transport to and from your hotel, to the authentic Bajan buffet and dancing to the sounds of a local icon, it all adds up to one of the best nights out in Barbados. The Plantation Theatre St. Lawrence Main Road, Christ Church Tel: 428 5048 / 826 9145 email@example.com www.plantationtheatre.com 202 Sports Bars Bert's Eat, Drink, Chill. Bert Inniss With a dash of sports & a splash of island ambience, Bert's is the perfect place to Eat, Drink & Chill on the south coast! Sports fans will love the worldwide satellite sports coverage - the authentic stone-fired pizzas & world famous daiquiris are second to none. Bert's extensive menu offers traditional Bajan fare, original favourites, and a great selection for kids. Try a weekday lunch combo in the air-conditioned dining room or call the pizza hotline for takeout. See you at Bert's! Open every day from 11:30am. Happy Hour-and-a-Half 4:30�6pm. Major credit cards accepted. Rockley, Christ Church For Reservations Tel: 435 7924 Pizza Hotline: 431 1111 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.bertsbarbados.com 204 Sports Bars Bubba's Sports Bar Bubba's offers an unbeatable combination of cuisine and atmosphere. You can enjoy all the sports action live via 2 satellite dishes on three 10ft. screens and 12 additional TVs. You can be assured that whether it's English Premiere League Football, NBA Basketball, NFL Football or Formula One Racing - you can catch them all at Bubba's! Full menu ranging from tasty appetizers to an extensive a la carte menu. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner - breakfast on Sundays only - Happy Hours daily. Call for weekly game specials. Rockley Main Road, Christ Church Tel: 435 8731 email@example.com 205 Mobile Tiki Bar Tiki Barbados The Mobile Tiki Bar If you're ready to blend some rum with some sand, sea and fun, it sounds like you're ready to Tiki!!! Tiki Barbados is a MOBILE TIKI BAR which journeys to different locations daily! They offer over 70 must-try Tiki House Cocktails, ranging from the famous "Don the Beachcomber" originals, to their very own intriguing Bajan specials! Tiki followers can also create their own blended cocktails from over 30 exotic fruit flavours to savour! Enjoy a cocktail on your own, or share one with your friends in their 48 ounce Scorpion Bowls or, if you're really adventurous, in one of their 3 litre "Rum Barrels"! Contact them for all your daily cocktail adventures, private parties, special events, weddings, luau's, etc. If you're ready to join in the cocktail frenzy... Call: 256 TIKI (8454) firstname.lastname@example.org www.tikibarbados.com 206 Index Nutshell on Line! 2 Credits 4 Contents 6 History in a Nutshell 8 Nuts & Bolts 10 Nutlets 12 insandoutsofbarbados.com 14 BarbadosBooks.com 16 Calendar of Events 18, 20, 22 Cellular Services Lime Digicel Activities The Crane Village Earthworks Pottery 51, 52, Map Galleries & Studios 58, 60, 62 Ins & Outs Gift Emporium 53 Janice Sylvia Brock 54-55 Joan Boryta 59 Pelican Craft Centre 64-65 Shell Gallery, The 59 Tides Art Gallery, The 56-57 Tropical Art Glasses 61 Spas & Salons Mobile Massage Services Wellness Maas Clinic & Caf�, The Island Adventures 66 66 67 67 68-87 70-77 19, 21, 23 5, Map 26-27 28-29 Shopping 30-49 Agabhumi 45 Best of Barbados 46, Map Brazilian Gem Designs 38, BC DaCostas Mall 36 Diamonds Int'l IFC,1,34,35,IBC Harley Davidson 7, 39 Heather Harrington Jones 40-41 Limegrove Lifestyle Centre 42-43 Royal Shop, The 32-33 Runway,The 37 Sapphire Jewellers 48 Sheraton Mall 49 Shopping out of Town 44 Tropicana Jewellers 47 Art & Craft Art of Historic B'dos by Michael Naemsch 50-65 63 Cruises El Tigre Good Times Harbour Master Jammin' Shasa Small Cats Thriller Ocean Tours Tiami Game Fishing 75 72 77 71 73 74 70 76 74 & 80 Cannon Charters I.O.U. Charters Glass Bottom Cruises 74 80 78-79 Shamon Too Sea Spray The Looker Surfing 78 79 78 81 Surf Barbados Zed's Surfing Adventures 81 81 207 Index Sporting Activities 82 Kendal Sporting Submarine Adventures 82 83 Atlantis Submarines Island Tours 11,83 84 Mangera Car Rentals National Car Rentals Stoutes Car Rental Top Class Car Rentals 115 111 113 109 Coconut Tours Island Safari Diving Barbados Blue Hazell's Water World Reefers & Wreckers 85 84 86-87 87 86 87 Property 116-127 Altman Real Estate 117, Map Apes Hill Club 123-125 ASK Real Estate 127 Crane, The 28-29, 129-137, Map 121 Island Villas St. Peter's Bay 118-119, Map Golf Barbados Golf Club Island Hopping Chantours Restaurant Guide 138-139 139 140-141 141 142-195 Sightseeing 88-101 Andromeda Gardens 99, Map Animal Flower Cave 91 Barbados Museum 98 Barbados National Trust 97 Barbados Wildlife Reserve Map Caribbean Cigar Co. 101 Flower Forest 93, Map Grenade Hall Map Hunte's Gardens Map Mount Gay Rum Tour 100 Orchid World 94 Sunbury Pltn. Hse. 95, Map Welchman Hall Gully 97 Beaches Cutters Getting Around ABC Deals Courtesy Car Rentals Direct Rentals Ltd. Helpful Tips Jones Car Rentals 102-107 106 108-115 115 112 110 108 114 Nightlife 196-203 Bajan Roots & Rhythms 202-203 Harbour Lights 200-201 Ship Inn, The 199 Sports Bars Bert's Bubba's Sports Bar Mobile Tiki Bar Maps South Coast Map West Coast Map 204-205 204 205 206 166 150 208 Brazilian Gem Designs es ig n by D t ifferen D Located at the Colony Club Hotel, St. James, Barbados Tel: 432-5676 or 422-2335 ext. 5031 email@example.com More information on page 38