Barbados in a Nutshell 2018-2019

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Cover Artist Joanne Reed “Bathsheba” oil on canvas,16”x16”



Joanne Reed is an international artist who draws inspiration from the landscapes she inhabits. Her longstanding connection to the people and places of Barbados contrasts with elements of her Cornish roots. Using the dramatic landscapes of these two cultures, Joanne combines abstract and realistic elements in her oil paintings to capture and express the powerful beauty of the land and its people. Many of her tropical paintings, which are smaller observational works of figure and landscape, are on display and available for sale exclusively at Round House in Bathsheba, on the island’s east coast. Tel: 433 9678


Edgehill, St. Thomas, Barbados, W.I. T: (246) 421 6700 ©2018 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.

Courtesy Gallery of Caribbean Art Courtesy Green Monkey Chocolatier

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Activities 10 Advertisers index 190-192 Art & Craft 42-51 Beaches 110-117 Calendar of Events 14-17 Car Hire 182-187 Credits 4 Diving & Snorkeling 68-70 Eat & Explore 94-95 Fishing & Boat Trips 64-65 Glass Bottom Boat 64, 72 Golf 20 Historic Bridgetown & Its Garrison 93, 96-99 Hydro Sport 67 Island Tours 73 Motor Sport 9 Nightlife 178-181 Nuts & Bolts 8 Property 100-109 Restaurant Guide 118-175 Safety 188 Sail & Surf 66 Sailing Cruises 54-63 Shopping 24-41 Sightseeing 74-99 Spa Services 22 Sports Bars 176-177 Submarine Adventures 7, 71 Terrific Tours 12-13 Useful Directory 189 Water Adventures 52-71 Yoga & Meditation 23

Andrew Hulsmeier

Nuts & Bolts

Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown


Courtesy Cave Shepherd

Cave Shepherd Department Store

Mike Toy

Barbados Currency

Barbados is 166 square miles

AREA CODE - The international telephone area code for Barbados is +1 (246). CAPITAL CITY - Bridgetown, the main shopping centre. On June 25 2011, ‘Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison’ was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. CHAT offers fabulous guided audio walking tours of Bridgetown and its Garrison daily, Tel: 232 7531 or Lickrish Food Tours of Bridgetown, Tel: 622 1886. CURRENCY - The Barbados Dollar. Check press for rates. DRESS - Keep swimwear on the beach. Camouflage is prohibited. ELECTRICITY - 110/230V 50Hz. HOURS OF BUSINESS - Banks 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 Friday from 9am-5pm and on Saturday from 9am-2pm. Special opening hours in December. POPULATION - 287, 733 SIZE - Barbados is 166 square miles, measuring 21 miles long x 14 miles wide. TAX - 17.5% 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.

Motor Sport

Bushy Park Barbados “Arrive and Drive!”

Need for Speed? Come and enjoy life in the fast lane with Bushy Park’s Ultimate Driving Experiences. Choose from their Birel high performance and Biz karts for on track and off road action, Swift Cup racing cars and Radical SR3’s. Bushy Park Barbados is the premier motor sports facility in the Caribbean and host to a number of International Racing Events. Karting Experience: On track (ages 5 years +) and off road (ages 12 years +) Swift Cup Experiences Radical SR3 Experiences Customized packages available on request for special functions. Packages can also include transportation to and from Bushy Park on request. • FIA certified • Maximum weight 260lbs • Enclosed shoes are required • Safety gear provided For more information and reservations, Tel: 256 0114 or 531 1360


Activities Barbados Concorde Experience “One of the true wonders of the world!”

Barbados Concorde Experience, an opportunity to gain insight into the history and unique character of this legendary supersonic aircraft. An unforgettable exhibition, just within easy strolling distance of the Grantley Adams International Airport, celebrates the Concorde’s grace and elegance. Spectacular multimedia presentations await you. Board the aircraft and see what it was like to be among the ‘jet set’ of the day. There is a gift shop serving light refreshments, and an airport observation deck. Fun for all ages. Normal hours of operation are: Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm. Call before your visit as hours may be subject to change due to private functions. Tel: 420 7738 Web:


Terrific Activities Tours

Historic Audio Tours

“Fascinating from start to finish.” Wonderful walking tours to world heritage sites and places of historic interest enhanced by the use of Orpheo brand audio equipment. • The Development of a City – Bridgetown • The Historic Garrison and its Museum – A Military Story • Speightstown – Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner • Speightstown and its Museum – The Forgotten Town Check Chattel House Audio Tours for info on personalized & selfguided tours (in various languages). Tel: 232 7531 BOOK NOW! Discount code: BNS18


The Exchange Museum

“A Place of Mystery and Discovery.” This stunning museum provides the visitor with an appreciation of the economic history and development of Barbados as a democracy and the role played by both commerce and philanthropy in the social and political development of the island over four centuries. Traditional and modern exhibits provide an interactive experience.The centre also explores the exchange of ideas which brought Free Masonry to Barbados and invites visitors to delve into the mysteries of that fraternal organization. Open Tues to Sun 10am–6pm Admission: Adults $20 Children under 12 - $10 Scheduled Tours: 10:30am, 12:30pm 2:30pm and 4:30pm Tel: 832 1363 Spry Street, Bridgetown

Terrific Tours Activities

Lickrish Food Tours

“Eat like a local on this fascinating walking tour of historic Bridgetown!” Keen on cuisine and hungry for history? Tantalise your taste buds and fill up on fascinating facts about Barbados on a fun-filled, off-the-beaten-path excursion with Lickrish Food Tours. Sample traditional Barbadian goodies at spots best known to the locals, while your tour guide introduces you to the culture and culinary heritage of our island. It’s a unique, informative and finger-licking way to discover the true Barbados! The Original Bajan Walking Food Tour is their signature tour! Explore Bridgetown with one of their knowledgeable guides. This easy jaunt through our capital reveals some of the fascinating stories of this UNESCO World Heritage site and exposes you to many of our favourite local foods – Bajan tested, Bajan approved; it’s simply Barbados’ best food tour! Tour details: 8+ Bajan tastings (bites & sips included). Minimal wait time at food stops. Transportation options available. Tour runs from 11am to 2pm. Book now online: Or call: 622 1886


Sally Miller Rawle Culbard

Sol Rally

Nick Reid

A performance at the Celtic Festival

Cricket action at Kensington Oval

Peter Marshall

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JUNE 2018 1-3 Sol Rally Barbados 7 Crop Over in the City 9 Crop Over Craft Works Fair at the Barbados Museum, Garrison 9, 23 2nd Racing Season, Garrison 23-27 Sri Lanka vs West Indies (3rd Test) at Kensington Oval 24 Variety’s Annual Row For Charity 28 Full Moon

International Hockey Festival

JULY 2018 4-8 Dive Fest 2018 7, 21 2nd Racing Season, Garrison 9-23 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament 12-16 3rd Annual Darren Eastmond B’dos Water Polo Tournament 14 Crop Over Pan Fusion, Ilaro Court 15 Crop Over Pan Pun de Sand 20 Pic-O-De-Crop Semi Finals 22 Soca On De Hill, Farley Hill 26 Crop Over Evening of Folk 27 Full Moon 28 Junior Kadooment TBD Nissan Golf Championships 29 Soca Royale, Bushy Park AUGUST 2018 1 Emancipation Day (Public Holiday) 1 2nd Racing Season, Garrison (Massy United Insurance Derby Day) 3-4 Crop Over Foreday Morning Jam 3-6 Crop Over Bridgetown Market 4 Pic-O-De-Crop Finals 6 Kadooment Day (Public Holiday) Grand Kadooment 11, 25 2nd Racing Season, Garrison 16-20 5th Annual B’dos Open Invitational Water Polo Tournament 17-19 International Karate Daigaku (IKD) World Cup 19-25 B’dos Int’l Hockey Festival TBD Barbados Golf Open TBD Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Cricket 26 Full Moon

Festival of Speed

Kadooment Day Reveller

Calendar of Events

Beach Wellness Festival

Courtesy B’dos Tourism Marketing Inc.

NOVEMBER 2018 1 Independence Lighting Ceremony TBD Various events celebrating the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). Find more info at 3-4 Sizzlin’ Sand Beach Volleyball ‘B’dos Sunsplash’ Tournament, Brandons, St. Michael 7-11 Barbados Open Water Festival 10, 24 3rd Racing Season, Garrison 18 Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breed Championship Dog Show TBD Food and Rum Festival 23 Full Moon TBD RBC Classic Golf Tournament TBD Barbados Independence Surf Festival at Soup Bowl 30 Independence Day (Bank Holiday)

Festival of Cycling

Courtesy B’dos Tourism Marketing Inc.

OCTOBER 2018 7 Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breed Championship Dog Show 7, 21 National Dinghy Championships 14 29th Annual Barbados National Triathlon Championships 20, 21 Surfer of the Year Championships TBD Barbados Festival of Speed at Bushy Park Racing Circuit 24 Full Moon 26-28 Barbados Beach Tennis Open (To be Confirmed)

Sally Miller Courtesy B’dos Tourism Marketing Inc.

SEPTEMBER 2018 1-2 Caribbean Motor Racing Championships (To be Confirmed) 1-3 Barbados Beach Wellness Festival (To be Confirmed) 8, 22 2nd Racing Season, Garrison 9, 23 National Dinghy Championships 22 Surfer of the Year Championships TBD Barbados Festival of Cycling 24 Full Moon


Peter Marshall

Courtesy B’dos Tourism Marketing Inc. Caribbean Aerial Photography

Run Barbados

Rugby Barbados World 7s Tournament

Peter Marshall

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Food & Rum Festival

DECEMBER 2018 7-9 Run Barbados Series 8-9 Rugby Barbados World 7s at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 8, 15 3rd Racing Season, Garrison 22 Full Moon 25 Christmas Day (Bank Holiday) 25 Royal Barbados Police Force Band Concert, Queens Park 26 Boxing Day (Bank Holiday) 26 3rd Racing Season, Garrison (Boxing Day at the Races) JANUARY 2019 1 New Year’s Day (Bank Holiday) TBD B’dos Independent Film Festival TBD Naniki Barbados Music Festival 11-15 St. Peter’s Parish Church Flower & Garden Festival 16-24 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 21 Full Moon TBD Gun Hill By Moonlight 21 Errol Barrow Day (Bank Holiday) 21 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race 26-27 Barbados Horticultural Society Annual Flower & Garden Show FEBRUARY 2019 10-17 Holetown Festival 19 Full Moon TBD Gun Hill By Moonlight TBD Annual Sun, Sea & Slams International Bridge Tournament 22-24 Agrofest MARCH 2019 2 Sandy Lane Gold Cup, Garrison 20 Full Moon TBD Gun Hill By Moonlight TBD Barbados Kennel Club’s All Breed Championship Dog Show TBD Vujaday Music Festival

Mount Gay Round Barbados Race 2018

Hiking a country trail

Polo Season is January to May

Courtesy B’dos Tourism Marketing Inc.

Calendar of Events

Sandy Lane Gold Cup

Sally Miller

CALENDAR NOTES • The Barbados Horticultural Society hosts Open Gardens on Sundays from 2-6pm in Jan., Feb. & Mar. Call (246) 428-5889 or visit: • The Barbados National Trust hosts Open Houses every Wed. from 2:305:30pm from January to March each year. Hike Barbados is held every Sunday year round and hikes take place at 6am & 3:30pm. Moonlight hikes are at 5:30pm. Call (246) 426-2421 for hike calendar and details of Open House venues. • Polo Season is from January to May each year. For full details visit: • Horse Racing takes place on most Saturdays and other designated days throughout the year. Call (246) 6263980 or visit:

Holetown Festival

Barbara Secher-Greenidge

MAY 2019 1 May Day (Bank Holiday) 18 Full Moon TBD Barbados Beach Water Polo Masters Tournament TBD 2nd Racing Season, Garrison TBD Barbados Old Brigand Rum Regatta TBD Gospelfest TBD Celtic Festival Barbados 25-26 Sol Rally (Scrutineering and King of the Hill events)

Courtesy B’dos Tourism Marketing Inc.

APRIL 2019 19 Good Friday (Bank Holiday) 19 Full Moon 20-22 Oistins Fish Festival 22 Easter Monday (Bank Holiday) TBD Barbados International Fishing Tournament TBD Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf 28 National Heroes Day (Bank Holiday)


Ins & Outs

Gifts for all seasons.


Choose from our fantastic selection of top quality Barbadian books to suit every taste. Customised editions available.

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This Barbadian keepsake features the beautiful art of Jill Walker, reflecting her love for Barbados and its people.

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Golf Royal Westmoreland - a par 72, 7,045-yard course designed by acclaimed course designer, Robert Trent Jones Jnr.

A Genuine Golf Destination

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 wellmaintained 9-hole resort course. Both are open to the public. The Barbados Golf Club offers some excellent packages inclusive of transport. 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 is a genuine golf destination. Sandy Lane is home to two Tom Fazio designed courses, the Country Club and the Green Monkey; Royal Westmoreland is a very impressive Robert Trent-Jones Jr. creation; and there is a stunning 18-hole course now open at the Apes Hill Club, a spectacular residential development. The Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Tournament, held annually in April at Sandy Lane, Apes Hill Club, Royal Westmoreland and the Barbados Golf Club, is one of the Caribbean’s most outstanding golf tournaments.


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Ask about our All-Inclusive Golf Days 18-hole Championship Course • Practice Chipping & Putting Green Clubhouse, Bar & Restaurant • Tournaments and Groups Welcome Driving Range • Pro Shop • Clubs and Shoe Rental Available Standard Golf Dress Code in Effect Durants, Christ Church | 1 246 538 GOLF | 1 246 538 4653 |

Spa Services

Mobile Massage “Bringing the spa to you!”

A Barbadian, who received her training in London and holds a diploma in Beauty Therapy and Applied Aesthetics. Sonia Stoute 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, home or private yacht. Services include (in Barbados $): Swedish Body Massage - $120 Hot Stone Massage - $200 Hot Oil Massage - $140 Deep Tissue Massage - $140 Kids Massage (12yrs & under) $60 Spa Manicures - $50 Spa Pedicures - $60 Reflexology - $120 Body Scrubs - $50 Rejuvenating Facials with Clarins products- $100 Call/Text/WhatsApp: 230 0287 Everyday 8am-10pm including Sundays & Bank Holidays.


Serenity Spa

“Relax, refresh & renew!” With a holistic approach to Wellness, the Serenity Spa experience is all-encompassing spa care, in a serene, comfortable and welcoming environment. The tranquil and intimate ambiance created by the well-trained, genuine and friendly spa professionals allows you to relax, refresh and renew. Located at The Crane Resort, the Spa features a variety of Caribbean influenced massages, facials, body treatments, manicures and pedicures. Attentive service and professional staff ensure that clients’ exercise, nutrition, relaxation and self-awareness goals are accomplished.

Open: Mon–Thurs: 9am-5:30pm Fri–Sat: 9:30am-4pm The Crane Resort, St. Philip Tel: 416 6521 |

Bawa Yoga

Experience the delight of Yoga with Pamela Harris, a sought after instructor for over 17 years. Pamela offers Anusara-inspired™ yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy classes in her spacious Holetown studio. Fellow teachers bring more variety and styles. Classes cater to all levels, with dynamic sequencing, alignment, gentler flow and therapeutics. The uplifting, creative classes build strength, stamina and flexibility, aligning the body precisely and therapeutically to bring balance and vitality. You’ll find a joyful Yoga that encourages expression of the heart and looks for the good in all.

Experience health, balance, union of heart, body and mind with Bawa Yoga. Nathalie and Brittany Golding are a mother and daughter team teaching the art of moving meditation through the incredible yogic practices of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Meditation. Customised private yoga and meditation classes are offered, focusing on strength in the body and serenity in the mind. Connect to the raw beauty of the island, join one of their weekly yoga and meditation classes held under the stars, on the beach, with the waves as your orchestra.

“Bright and Energising, Cooling and Calming... ”

Highbury House, Sandy Lane, Holetown, St. James Tel: (246) 231 4468 or (246) 432 8509

“Private & group yoga/meditation classes customized to meet your every need.”

Yoga & Meditation

Sunshine Kula

Check weekly class schedule at Tel (246) 230 7476 or (246) 262 3693 Instagram: @bawayoga Facebook: /bawayoga


Courtesy Limegrove Lifestyle Centre

Shopping Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown

Duty Free & VAT Free Shopping

With no import duties or VAT charged, tax free shopping for visitors 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 and they can be sure of reliable after sales service. These two factors make Barbados the ideal place to purchase luxuries such as jewellery, watches, designer wear and cosmetics. The savings are very impressive and well worth leaving the beach for! You can get your purchases over the counter. Liquor and tobacco are the only exceptions and these are delivered to your port of departure for collection.

Tours of Bridgetown

Keen on cuisine and hungry for history? Tantalise your taste buds and fill up on fascinating facts about Barbados on a fun-filled, off-the-beaten-path excursion with Lickrish Food Tours (Tel: 622 1886). Or check Chattel House Audio Tours (CHAT) (Tel: 232 7531) for wonderful walking tours to world heritage sites and places of historic interest, enhanced by the use of Orpheo brand audio equipment, in various languages. (See pages 12 and 13).


The Boardwalk in Bridgetown runs alongside the picturesque Careenage Photo: Andrew Hulsmeier

Shopping Diamonds International

“A luxury duty free shopping experience unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean!� Step into luxury at Diamonds International, the most recommended diamond retailer of the Caribbean, Mexico and the Pacific Riviera. With 18 locations island-wide, choose from an extensive collection of non-conflict diamonds including their own stunning Crown of Light, loose precious stones including tanzanite, exquisite jewellery and luxury timepieces. #8 Upper Broad Street, Bridgetown | Tel: 430 2422 Lower Broad Street, Bridgetown | Tel: 430 2412 The Bridgetown Cruise Terminal | Tel: 431 9216/7 Waves Hotel & Spa, Prospect, St. James | Tel: 256 6041 The Tamarind Hotel, St. James | Tel: 419 2508 Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James | Tel: 271 8230 Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James | Tel: 432 0076 The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, St. James | Tel: 419 2503 Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, St. James | Tel: 419 2510 Apes Hill Club, Apes Hill, St. James | Tel: 432 4500 Grantley Adams International Airport | Tel: 418 2300 Turtle Beach Resort, Dover, Christ Church | Tel: 418 1331 The Radisson Aquatica, Bay Street, St. Michael | Tel: 228 0146 1-800-51-JEWEL | /DI.Barbados | @DiamondsInternational_Barbados


Shopping The Royal Shop’s new Rolex Shop in shop

The Royal Shop

“The exclusive retailer of Rolex timepieces and quality diamond jewellery!” The Royal Shop is the oldest jewellery and watch store in Barbados. Family owned and run it is one of the island’s leading luxury retailers, and the exclusive and authorised dealer of Rolex and Tudor timepieces at excellent duty free prices. Their store is ideally located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Historic Bridgetown. Their authorized Rolex Service Centre also offers excellent service. Make your holiday complete with a little treasure from The Royal Shop’s treasure trove. #32 Broad Street, Bridgetown | Tel: 429 7072 Bridgetown Cruise Terminal | Tel: 431 0926 Accra Beach Hotel, Rockley, Christ Church | Tel: 537 0146 Facebook /theroyalshopbarbadosofficialpage


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“Voted one of the World’s 50 Best Department Stores!” Barbados’ historic department store, a landmark in Bridgetown since 1906, remains the ‘go to’ for premier international brands at very attractive duty free prices and high quality local products. The flagship Broad Street store is also the place to find tasty Barbadian food and free wifi in their top floor food lounge. For your convenience Cave Shepherd has branches across the island. While renovating and constantly modernizing their stores, Cave Shepherd has retained its old fashioned values—members of the Cave family still walk the store enquiring if you are being assisted. At the other end of the spectrum you can now shop online and have your purchases delivered. From fragrance, liquor and confectionery to luggage, sunglasses and beachwear – Cave Shepherd is the ideal store for visitors of all generations. PBX: 629 4400 | Information Desk: 629 4401 * Flagship Store, Broad Street, Bridgetown * Nicholas House, Broad Street, Bridgetown * Sunset Mall, Sunset Crest, St. James * Massy Stores SuperCentre, Warrens. * Vista, Worthing, Ch. Ch. * Sheraton Mall, Sargeants Village, Ch. Ch. * The Crane Resort, St. Philip * Grantley Adams Int’l Airport * Bridgetown Cruise Terminal



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Art by Susan Mains

Courtesy The Green Monkey Chocolatier

Earthworks Pottery and batik tablecloth

Salted Caramel Chocolates

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Great Souvenir Suggestions

Barbados Flag inspired merchandise

POTTERY - At Earthworks Pottery, Barbadian master potters produce fantastic designs including 150 unique shapes and sizes and 40 eye-catching original patterns in quality ware that’s durable, foodsafe and made to be used. The potters in Chalky Mount in St. Andrew sell many traditional pots including the Monkey for holding water and lovely plant pots. ART - There is a wide variety of local and Caribbean art from which to choose. When you visit Speightstown, check out the Gallery of Caribbean Art which has a large selection of work. On The Wall Galleries are located at Earthworks, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and Champers. In Holetown you can see a very eclectic selection of work at Tides Art Gallery in The Tides Restaurant or visit Janice Brock in her lovely Brock Gallery a short way up the hill. CHOCOLATES - Th e G re e n Monkey Chocolatier packages a mouthwatering selection of locally crafted chocolates for the most elegant gift giving. FLY THE BARBADOS FLAG - Fly the flag of Barbados back home with a range of good quality products available from Ganzee Souvenir Shops, conveniently located at 9 locations across Barbados.

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Bangles from Tropicana Jewellery

Andrew Hulsmeier

WEST INDIAN BANGLES - Tropicana Jewellers have a wide selection of the traditional West Indian bangles in gold and silver to fit all ages. FIGURINES - Roslyn of Barbados sculpts, handpaints and fires a series of figurines of Barbadian women. Available at her shop at Pelican Centre. BAGS AND PURSES - Very Vanita has a range of bags and purses as well as cushions featuring the colourful work of Vanita Comissiong. The pieces feature market scenes, local flora and festivals in stunning colours. BATIK - Ayissa Textile Designs in Pelican Village produces a range of practical household items in her bespoke batik fabric.


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Life in Barbados Journal

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St. Nicholas Abbey Rum

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Stunning local cotton scarf from Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean

Bajan Pepper Sauce

The Batik Studio at Earthworks hosts Batik classes where you can make your own batik or buy one of Henderson’s stunning pieces. WEST INDIAN SEA ISLAND COTTON - One of the best quality fabrics in the world is made from our local cotton. Beach covers, scarves, nighties, shirts etc., can all be purchased from their headquarters at The Grove, St. George. T-SHIRTS - You just can’t beat a T-Shirt souvenir and Harley Davidson of the West Indies has some brilliant ones. BOOKS & CALENDARS - Miller Publishing produces over 30 titles of Barbadian books, from the bestselling Bajan Cooking in a Nutshell to their popular, annual 16-month calendar. The most recent souvenir is a very elegant journal featuring local architectural paintings by Jill Walker. Available from Best of Barbados and Pages Bookstores. RUM - Pick up a bottle of Barbados rum to take pride of place for special occasions back home. Many brands are sold in plastic bottles that pack well and are particularly handy if you have a connecting flight. Remember not to take a bottle of rum through security at airports. PEPPER SAUCE - Always a popular souvenir, Ganzee Souvenir Shops and Best of Barbados Gift Shops have good gift sets of Bajan Pepper Sauce with an excellent combination of heat and flavour.


Best of Barbados Gift Shops

“Creating Quality Art and Gifts Since 1975” For over 40 years, this family business has excited their loyal customers with locally crafted gift ideas from talented Barbadians and art from three generations of their family. Started by artist Jill Walker and her husband Jimmy, the tradition is continued by their daughter Sue Trew with her husband, Chris. Each year they develop new gift ideas and this year there’s a new coffee table book, ‘Up the Islands’. It is filled with Jill’s memories, and paintings of the West Indies at a simpler time, combined with Jimmy’s photos and excerpts from letters to his mother in the 1950s. Be sure to visit an outlet near you to see their full range! Bring in this ad to get a Jill Walker print FREE with purchases over US$30: One print per purchase - value $7. The Chattel Village, Holetown Quayside Centre, Rockley Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap Airport Departure Lounge Bridgetown Cruise Terminal


Shopping Butterfly Boutique

“Beautiful clothes for stylish people.” Stylish and affordable resort wear, swimwear and accessories pack this lovely Holetown boutique where feminine pieces shine. You’ll find unique designs by exciting new international and local designers that radiate effortless style with new stock arriving weekly, all suited to the Caribbean climate; bold-hued kaftans and beaded tunics, timeless dresses in ultra-flattering styles and chic accessories that will brighten up any ensemble. And don’t overlook the bevy of elegant, headturning swimwear, whether poolside or on the beach you’ll feel confident and comfortable in Butterfly’s extensive range of exquisite swimwear for both ladies and gents. Their flagship store in Holetown is a two-minute walk from Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, or visit them at one of their pop-up stores, and pair some exclusive retail therapy with lunch or drinks while enjoying one of their regular weekend fashion shows in some spectacular locations. Check their website or ask in store for their fashion show schedule. Open Mon-Sat 9am - 6pm 1 Sunset Boulevard, Holetown, St. James (behind Rubis Petrol Station) Tel: (246) 256 5045



Limegrove Lifestyle Centre

“The most stylish place to shop and dine in Barbados” Discover the best in fashion, food, film, art and entertainment at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, located in historic Holetown on Barbados’ famed West Coast. Shop an unmatched selection of luxury and duty-free items from leading brands like Breitling, Cartier, Longchamp, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Vilebrequin. Limegrove is also home to trendy independent boutiques carrying labels such as Fenty Puma and Isabel Marant. Sip cocktails at West bar, enjoy al fresco dining in the Water Courtyard, or a fabulous rooftop dinner experience, Bajan dishes at our Caribbean restaurant and a variety of other cuisines. Specialty stores include an Indian tea-room, gourmet local chocolatier, antique shop and the Grove Gallery, showcasing sought after Caribbean artists. Enjoy a shopping break at our two boutique cinemas, salon, spa and gym. Limegrove hosts monthly events, including a craft fair featuring local artisans and live entertainment. There is truly something for everyone! Open Mon-Sat 10am - 7pm Cinemas and select restaurants/bars open ‘til late Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 620 5463 | | Facebook: /Limegrove


Shopping Purchases are efficiently packed into a perfect parcel for hand carrying safely back home. Earthworks also make beautiful house signs


“Beautiful new lines to wow collectors!” 10 mins inland from the west coast or off the centre of the ABC Highway, on a breezy hillside in St. Thomas is the iconic Earthworks Pottery. Barbadian master potters produce quality ware that’s durable, foodsafe and made to be used. The fantastic designs include 150 unique shapes and sizes and 40 eye-catching original patterns, not counting the bespoke and personalised ware produced daily. A visit here is a one of a kind Caribbean experience that everyone enjoys. Earthworks will package your duty-free purchase for easy carriage, or ship to any destination. Repeat visitors to Barbados often return to Earthworks to add to their collection; new guests are intrigued to watch the staff of 20 busily going about their craft. Earthworks pottery is a superb Barbadian product that is not to be missed. On the property you’ll also find On The Wall Art Gallery run by Barbadian artist Vanita Comissiong, Tree Tops Café and The Batik Studio. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Tel: 425 0223 |


Edghill Heights 2, St Thomas, Barbados Tel. 246-425-0223 Fax: 246-425-2334

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Shopping Hastings Farmers Market at ArtSplash

“A fun community art centre, café, art gallery, farmers market and play park. A unique place with cool vibes... something for everyone!” Homemade, home grown or created in Barbados in the heart of the south coast just across from the beautiful Richard Haynes Boardwalk with lovely sea views, the Hastings Farmers Market at ArtSplash is held every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday! • ArtSplash Café serves super fresh natural juices, fresh fruit smoothies, great coffee, breakfast, salads and gluten free waffles and wraps • Play park with zip lines and climbing frames open during the market • Local and organic fresh fruit and vegetables • French bakery stalls and hot Bajan patties • Trini roti, fish cakes, Bajan food and breakfast goodies • Lots of plants, art & crafts and local souvenirs • Covered seating areas to sit back, relax and enjoy what the market has to offer ArtSplash Café, serving healthy eats, opens daily for breakfast & lunch until 3pm. Market open Wed, Sat and Sun 8am-2pm. ArtSplash Centre, Hastings, Ch. Ch. Tel: 228 0776 |



The Green Monkey Chocolatier

“A perfect combination of texture and flavour, making every bite a moment of pure delight.” This unique Barbadian chocolate company offers a wide variety of locally handmade creations designed to satisfy the most discerning chocolate connoisseur. Each chocolate is handmade in small batches with only fresh ingredients using traditional French artisan methods. Their wide range of artisanal chocolate temptations includes the popular Salted Caramel Truffle Collection, the Rum Collection of truffles and tropical ganache flavours such as passion fruit and mango. Along with their chocolates, you can also find exquisite French macarons, luxury candy, artisanal sorbets, gourmet teas and a wonderful collection of marmalades and jams. If you get to the boutiques early enough, you must try their famous Prosecco Pops, as they sell out fast. The Limegrove location also has a small café serving coffee, gourmet teas, champagne, their very own Green Monkey Sipping Chocolate and an extremely decadent Passion Fruit Torte – perfect for an afternoon of pure self-indulgence. Not to be missed! • Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 427 5567 • Quayside Centre, Rockley, Christ Church Tel: 435 5567


Courtesy On The Wall Art Gallery

Art & Craft

Barbadian artist, Vanita Comissiong

Art and Craft in Barbados

The island’s ‘artsy side’ offers a cultural haven among the action-packed activities on offer. The vibrant tropical colours that are all around us are

used lavishly in Barbadian art, so steal away for a day and explore the outstanding galleries highlighted on the following pages. Many of them have wonderful, inspirational shows throughout the year so be sure to check our website at to see the events that are on while you are here. And whilst some treasures are sought, others are chanced upon, so on your travels around Barbados be sure to visit some of our talented artists at their studios. They will be delighted to show you their work and you will get an interesting glimpse of Bajan life. Perhaps you’ll find a unique treasure as a reminder of your visit to our ‘island in the sun’.

There is also a wide variety of local craftwork, much of it created out of the island’s most readily available natural resources such as clay, mahogany, pandanus grass, coconut, palm fronds, bamboo, shells and leather. The Pelican Craft Centre, near the Bridgetown Port, has the largest selection of local craft on the island and you can watch many of the craftspeople at work. The Earthworks Complex in St. Thomas also presents an excellent variety

of high quality craft, particularly pottery and batik.


Dancing at Dawn

Oil on canvas by Janice Sylvia Brock

Art & Craft

Janice Sylvia Brock

“The vibrant hues, sense of movement, & the sometimes offbeat treatment of subjects, imbue her paintings with joie de vivre.” Janice Sylvia Brock has gained international acclaim as a master of colour and form. Her work has been likened to that of Matisse and Chagall, though the vibrant hues and sense of movement are uniquely Brock. From the first touch of colour laid onto virgin canvas her brush strokes are utterly confident, and this is evident in the result: works which resonate with life, sensuality, and occasionally, humour. Her paintings are keenly sought after on both sides of the Atlantic. In the USA, the White House has two of her pieces, while in the UK she was recently invited to exhibit in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery. At ‘Brocklands’, her studio gallery overlooking the ocean in St. James, much of her recent work is on display, along with prints of select paintings, in over 500 square feet of exhibition space. You can see work in progress and chat with Janice about her art. Janice’s autobiography, My Life On Canvas, can be ordered directly from the artist by email (or in the UK call 01625 585744 or 07940 744684). Viewing by appointment. Tel: (246) 432 6061 or (246) 237 7670 Brocklands Gallery, Halcyon Heights, St. James


The Paintings of International Artist

Janice Sylvia Brock

Tel: (246) 432-6061 or (246) 237-7670 |

Art & Craft Jill Walker

At 91, artist Jill Walker is considered by many as a “legend” for her wonderful record of Barbadian life over more than 50 years. She is a recipient of both a Barbados Centennial Honour and a Jubilee Honour. With her husband Jimmy, she founded the Best of Barbados Gift Shops in 1975, filled with a fabulous selection of quality merchandise made or designed in Barbados.

Art Galleries, Studios & Craft Shops Best of Barbados Gift Shops Tel: 573 6900 The Best of Barbados Gift Shops are the perfect place to find tasteful and authentic souvenirs. Featuring the art of Jill Walker, her daughter Sue Trew and Sue’s daughter, Holly, they each bring their own unique style of colourful art and giftware designs to this family-run business. On The Wall Art Gallery Earthworks Complex, St. Thomas. Tel: 438 9246 or Champers Restaurant, Ch. Ch. Tel: 234 9145 Featuring the work of many of the


island’s best known artists and craftspeople. There is something to suit everyone’s budget from small prints to magnificent canvases. The Very Vanita line includes a wide selection of gifts featuring the work of Vanita Comissiong. The Grove Gallery Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James. Tel: 234 9145 Showcasing the work of a number of local artists, in varying styles and mediums, that resonates the lifestyle and colours of the Caribbean. There is also a wonderful selection of unique, handmade craft and jewellery.

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Champers Restaurant , Skeete’s Hill, Christ Church / 246.234.9145 Earthworks Complex, Edgehill, St. Thomas / 246.438.9246 Grove Gallery, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, St. James / 246.234.9145 /

Courtesy Gallery of Caribbean Art

Art & Craft

Painting by Tracey Williams

Tiyi By Design Art Jewellery

Batik Art by Henderson Reece


Gallery of Caribbean Art Northern Business Centre, Speightstown, St. Peter Tel: 419 0858 Arguably the largest and best appointed fine art gallery in the Caribbean making it a must see for all art lovers. Located in the scenic northern town of Speightstown it encompasses a large selection of Barbadian and Caribbean art with continuously changing art pieces. Tiyi By Design Store #12, 2nd Floor Town Square Mall, Speightstown, St. Peter Tel: 422 6816 or 252 0184 An exquisite line of hand-crafted art jewellery by Barbadian metalsmith/ jeweller Ichia Tiyi. The Batik Studio Earthworks Complex, St. Thomas Tel: 424 0391 Henderson Reece is well-known for his fresh, vibrant and cheery batik creations, and excels at capturing familiar local scenes and iconic elements. He also offers very enjoyable workshops. A day under his tutelage is BB$400 (US$200) per person, including all materials and lunch. The Village Gallery The Crane, St. Philip Tel: 423 6220 This spacious gallery opens daily from 1pm to 9pm and features the work of an eclectic mix of established and upand-coming Barbadian artists.

Artists that know how to . . .

capture your attention janice elizabeth stewart virgil broodhagen

naydene gonnella heather-dawn scott

A gallery with life, colour and movement. An impressive collection of Barbadian and Caribbean art. Over 300 exhibits, constantly replenished. (246) 419 0858 . Speightstown, St. Peter Mon - Fri 10am – 4pm; Sat 10am – 2pm

Courtesy Tides Art Gallery

Art & Craft

Tides Art Gallery Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 8356 Located on the beautiful West coast of Barbados in the renowned Tides Restaurant. Here you will find an extensive collection of colourful Caribbean artwork which has been sourced from talented Barbadian and Caribbean artists from across the region as well as the UK, South America, France, Canada and the USA. Painting by Ann Dodson

Unique tableware by Earthworks Pottery

Farmers & Craft Market at ArtSplash


Earthworks Pottery Edgehill Heights 2, St. Thomas Tel: 425 0223 A fascinating, working pottery where Barbadian master potters produce quality ware, in fantastic designs, that’s durable, foodsafe and made to be used. A visit to Earthworks is a one of kind Caribbean experience that everyone enjoys and should not be missed. The ArtSplash Centre ‘Santa Neta’, Hastings, Ch. Ch. Tel: 228 0776 A vibrant, creative hub for all the family, the ArtSplash team offer private art lessons for all ages. They help you to explore your own creative path. They also provide an exhibition space for local artists. Don’t miss the Organic Farmers & Craft Market every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 8am-2pm.

Photo: Bradley Jones/Courtesy Cannon Charters

Water Adventures

The waters around Barbados offer some spectacular fishing adventures for both the novice and the experienced angler

Water Adventures

As with all islands, the sea influences many of our leisure activities and the island is blessed with a full range of sea conditions from flat calm to pounding surf. When combined with our crystal clear water, this means that we enjoy superb conditions for just about every water sport under the sun. Swimming, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, diving, sports fishing and even hydro flights – they are all practiced here and many companies offer services in these areas, including rental of equipment and lessons. Learning how to surf or dive can be a great souvenir to take home! Fancy something a bit out of the ordinary? The Atlantis Submarine offers a fascinating opportunity to explore the mysteries of the underwater world ... either by day or by night! Sailing is a big part of the Barbados experience, especially when it includes a chance to swim with the sea turtles. If you are lucky enough to be on the island around the full moon, be sure to take advantage of one of the evening cruises on offer – few things can compare to the sublime beauty of being on the water under the light of the full moon.


Spend a memorable day relaxing on a luxury catamaran and swimming with the turtles Photo courtesy Shasa Catamaran Cruises

Sailing Cruises

El Tigre

“Great excursion for all ages…an unforgettable experience.” El Tigre has a proven commitment to customer service and to making every cruise special. These classic schooner catamarans provide an elite and relaxing experience guaranteed by limiting the number of guests on board for absolute comfort. El Tigre offers daily 3-hour Snorkeling Cruises, 5-hour Lunch Cruises, Sunset Cruises and Private Cruises, each includes unlimited drinks, snorkeling gear and transportation. Escape to an underwater playground of sea turtles, tropical fish and historical shipwrecks; unwind in the shade or work on your tan on the spacious decks. On the lunch cruises you will enjoy a tasty, traditional Bajan lunch served by professional crew. Sunset Cruises provide a unique occasion to dine on delicious canapés and watch the sun set on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. If you prefer to personalize your cruise for a special event, the Private Cruise option is perfect for you. Visit the website for more details and to book online today! Tel: 417 7245 / 231 1585 |

Small Cats

“Small, intimate & loads of fun!” Small Cats specializes in private charters for families and small groups of no more than 12 people. With a commitment to making every experience a memorable one, the professional crew will entertain you as you sail along the beautiful West Coast of Barbados on this sleek catamaran. With 3-hour Snorkeling Cruises, 5-hour Lunch Cruises or exclusive Private Cruises, there is a perfect option for everyone. Imagine yourself sailing into picturesque bays to swim and snorkel with sea turtles and tropical fish. Savour delicious meals on the lunch cruises. Relax in the sun, or shade, and enjoy a wonderful time in paradise. You can also personalize your exclusive private cruise for a dream day on the water. Small Cats provides unlimited drinks, snorkeling gear and transportation on all cruises. Contact them today to reserve your place on one of their unique cruises. Tel: 421 6419 / 231 7306 |


Sailing Cruises


Bolador & Imagine

“Two exquisite catamarans with more than enough room for everyone to relax and enjoy an exhilarating day out on the water!” Owned and operated by enterprising husband and wife team, Geoff and Sharon Coyle, who always aim to make your cruise the most memorable day of your holiday ... Perhaps that’s why so many visitors return to sail with them year after year! • 3hr & 5hr Cruises: Bolador 16 guests (max) & Imagine 14 guests (max). • Private Cruises: Bolador 40 guests (max) & Imagine 25 guests (max). • Beach pickups available. For bookings & information contact Geoff & Sharon Coyle: (246) 823 5661


Sailing Cruises

Elegance Catamaran Cruises

“Enjoy luxury, style, excellence & pure elegance!� Sail away with Elegance on a 5 star luxury catamaran experience. Cruises are limited to just 14 guests, ensuring a more intimate, personalised experience. They operate a daily 5-hr lunch cruise making 3 stops to snorkel over the shipwrecks and reef and to swim with the turtles before sailing to a quiet bay where a sumptuous Bajan style buffet is served onboard. Alternatively, you can try their superb 4-hr sunset dinner cruise. Open premium brand bar and transfers included. Complimentary underwater photos of your experience. Elegance is also available for Private Charters tailored to your specific requirements. For bookings contact Sarah Tel: 830 4218 or 259 2558


Sailing Cruises Tiami Luxury Catamarans

“Not to be missed…this is as good as it gets!” Tiami Luxury Catamarans operate daily Five Star Lunch Cruises, with three stops to swim and snorkel, including one with the captivating turtles. A delectable lunch, ice cold refreshments from an open premium bar, snorkel equipment and transfers are included. Tiami Turtles at Sunset Cocktail Cruise offers the opportunity to swim with the turtles just before the sun sets in a blaze of colour. Sumptuous canapés and cool tropical cocktails are served as the day’s last golden rays of sunshine slip beyond the horizon. Interested in a Private Charter? Tiami Luxury Catamarans also offers unforgettable, tailor-made sailings just for you. Tel: 430 0900 B









Sailing Cruises Ryan & Rebecca of R&R Cruising Charters

R&R Cruising Charters “Rest, Relax… Enjoy!”

Escape the ordinary with R&R Cruising, the luxury charter specialists. Whatever your boating dreams, they can fulfill them. From a small intimate yacht for two people, to the ultimate in ocean faring luxury complete with elegant cabins, full crew and onboard chefs catering to your every need. They offer everything from deep sea fishing, swimming with the turtles or looking for stingray to stunning weddings, sunset cruises and even overnight stays. Whether you book on a shared basis or private charter, their expansive portfolio of beautiful yachts and motor boats guarantees that there will be something to suit your needs. All you have to do is relax. Tel: (246) 256 5004


Sailing Cruises

Captain Jason O’Neal

Shasa Catamaran Cruises

“A really personal experience for the fortunate few onboard.” The classy and comfortable Shasa catamarans cater specifically to small groups of 10 or less where the emphasis is definitely on personalised service in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. At 30ft., Shasa carries just 8 passengers, and Shasa II measuring 38ft., carries a maximum of 10 on shared cruises and up to 14 on Private Charters. With more than 20 years sailing experience, Captain Jason O’Neal has a richly deserved reputation with all of his guests, with many of them returning to sail on the Shasa catamarans time and time again. Sailing options include the 3-hr Sail & Snorkel Cruise, the popular 5-hr Lunch Cruise and their romantic Sunset Cruises. Their Private Charter itineraries offer total flexibility where you choose the setting and they do the rest! Tel: 823 4670


Sailing Cruises Photo: Bob Thomas

Good Times Catamaran Cruises “Nuttin’ but Good Times!”

Come and experience this brand new luxurious state-of-the-art catamaran, the elegant Saba 50. Tailor your own private cruise or choose a day time excursion with a limited number of passengers. Be enchanted by the exciting underwater world of exotic fish, coral reefs and fascinating turtles. Enjoy freshly prepared meals from local produce accompanied with a wide selection of wines from the premium bar. The Good Times catamarans will pick up on the beach (west coast), or transportation will be provided. Try more fun watersport activities with their 18 ft. Boston Whaler, like turtle trips, scuba diving, fishing, water skiing, banana rides, etc. Enjoy your fun days with Good Times! Tel/Fax: 422 1900


Sailing Cruises Jammin’ Catamaran Cruises

“Witty & friendly crew ensure a Jammin’ good time for all ages!” Look forward to a fun-filled and entertaining, yet relaxing day on the water with Jammin’ Catamaran Cruises. 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 Sun Blast Cruise which 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: 436 4456


Sailing Cruises

Sail Calabaza

“Sail • Snorkel • Swim • Relax • Enjoy” Calabaza limits their cruises to a maximum of 12 guests so you are assured of a peaceful and relaxing time on their spacious catamaran. They offer 5-hr Lunch Cruises, 3-hr Sunset Cruises, as well as their extra special and very popular Private Cruises. Enjoy delicious Bajan snacks onboard, along with a tasty lunch, followed by dessert. There is an open bar throughout the cruise. For more information and reservations Tel: 826 4048


Fishing & Boat Trips

Team Baywatch Watersports

“Glass bottom boat tours, water taxi & loads of fun in the sun!” An established owner run watersports and taxi service operating from the west coast of Barbados. They specialize in traditional glass bottom boat cruises with drinks and two snorkeling stops at shipwrecks, coral reefs and the ever popular turtles. Private Charters available. They also offer water skiing, jet ski rentals, towables, water taxi services and live bait fishing. Capt. Mike has over 25 years experience with a friendly and helpful staff. Full safety equipment on board. Taxi services: airport transfers and trips to restaurants, supermarkets, beaches and Island Tours. Advance bookings appreciated. Contact Max or Michael Tel: 249 5115/232 8157 Trents, Holetown, St. James


Therapy Charters

“Family owned and operated.” Therapy Charters offers customized fishing charters and sport fishing trips, turtle swim tours, snorkeling and coastal tours and sunset dinner cruises. Dad’s Therapy is a clean, fully-equipped 2002 Pro-line 26’ Walk Cuddly Cabin with bathroom, dining area, live bait well, and fish boxes. Captain Kevin, a licensed fisherman fishing since the age of 16, shares techniques and experiences while having fun looking for the perfect catch. All experience levels welcome. Transportation is available for parties of six travelling together. They will prepare your catch at the end of a wonderful day of fishing. Refreshments included. Follow them @TherapyChartersBB for all their latest news and updates! Call for customised tours: 234 3433

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Cannon Charters

“Over 30 years experience.” This beautiful and comfortable 42ft. Hatteras Sports Fisherman is fully equipped with fishing rods and Penn International gold reels. Cannon can take you on a fishing safari equal to none in Barbados. Hunt for 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 serious fishermen and know these waters well. An all inclusive package of bait and refreshments, tackle and transportation awaits your call. • 4-hour Fish • 5-hour Fish & Swim • 6-hour Fish & Swim or Fish only • 8-hour Fish Tel: 424 6107 | Cell: 230 1580




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Barbados Fishing Charters on “IOU” and “Shooter” “A great day’s fishing!”

Offering two exciting fishing charter options: a great day’s fishing on IOU (36ft Enterprise), or luxury fishing charters onboard Shooter (46ft Bertram). A very experienced captain and friendly crew ensure that you always have an awesome adventure fishing for Wahoo, Dorado, Barracuda, Tuna, Sailfish and Blue Marlin. Both boats are fully equipped with all fishing gear and bait, full toilet facilities and lots of shade. Free transportation and refreshments included. Call for details on 4, 6 & 8-hour fishing charters and the very popular 5-hour Fish & Swim Charter. Tel: 269 8905


Sailing SailCruises & Surf

Blue Skies Cruises “Experience true sailing!”

Blue Skies Cruises’ Lantana is the only monohull yacht available for charter in Barbados. A beautiful 50’ Beneteau offering a “true yacht racing experience” at high speeds, or a gentle cruise along the west coast for some of the best snorkeling available. Either way, this day out on the sea has been highly acclaimed as the “perfect experience”. Owned and skippered by Barbadian born Geoffrey Evelyn − a Barbados under-14 sailing champion who has been racing and sailing across the Caribbean ever since − the boat can be booked for shared lunch cruises, private and overnight charters and crewed charters to the Grenadines. Tel: 230 6888 Shallow Draught, Bridgetown


Boosy’s Surf School “Safe, Fun, Informative & Progressive.”

Christian has been surfing for 29 years and teaching for 11. He teaches all the lessons himself and safety is Priority #1! He keeps his groups small and uses a GoPro camera during every lesson to document great memories for each student. “How you’re introduced to surfing matters!” - Boosy

Tel/WhatsApp : 267 3182 or 822 1645

Hydro Sport

Walk on

Water Jetblade Barbados

“Unlike any thrill ride you’ll ever experience!” There are water sports… and then there is Jetblade Barbados! Jetblade Barbados offers a unique experience that thrill-seekers’ dreams are made of. Perhaps the most innovative product in the hydro flight industry, Barbados has been championed as the go-to Caribbean destination for this electrifying thrill. Founder, Devon Bates says, “Our mission is to evoke primal excitement and matchless exhilaration in everyone, no matter what walk of life you come from.” Enquire about their Private Party Experience for groups of up to 12. Enjoy Barbados’ fastest growing adrenaline rush! Tel: 236 7680 Facebook: /jetbladebarbados


Diving & Snorkeling

Beneath Barbados

Ask most visitors what they love about Barbados and you’ll likely hear about the white-sand beaches, the world-class golf courses or perhaps the exceptional restaurants and nightlife. But for a growing number of visitors, the reason to visit Barbados is what lies beneath the surface of the calm Caribbean waters. The island’s marine offerings have the perfect mix of accessibility and variety. You want to explore shipwrecks? You got it. You enjoy discovering rare and cryptic species such as frogfish, seahorses and batfish? Check, check and check! You want easy access to a range of habitats? Barbados has you covered. For most divers and snorkelers though, the sheltered Carlisle Bay Marine Park is the most popular destination. With calm, clear water and a multitude of shipwrecks and other structures that draw a diversity of marine life, the park has become a dream for visitors and locals alike. With the ability to do a continuous loop through the park and see a bunch of wrecks, the Carlisle Bay “wreck trek” has few equals anywhere in the world. There’s over 90 square kilometers of coral reef surrounding Barbados, with dozens of flame-shaped fringing reefs hugging the shoreline which can be explored simply by walking off the beach, particularly along the West Coast.

John Hazell, azell, at your service for or your scuba diving and nd snorkeling equipment ment needs TAX X FREE! Open Tues to o Sat • 10am-5pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:45pm) Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, Bridgetown (opp. St. Patricks Cathedral)

(246) 426 4043 • • diverhazell




Diving & Snorkeling

There is also an off-shore bank reef located about 1km off the West and South Coasts – something few other Caribbean islands can boast. The island is also renowned for its rare and cryptic species, or “critters” as some divers and snorkelers refer to them, such as seahorses, frogfish and batfish. And sea turtles have become so common in Barbados’ waters these days, that rarely a dive or snorkel goes by without seeing at least one. In fact, the island hosts four species of nesting turtles and has the second-largest hawksbill turtle breeding population in the Caribbean. Barbados offers the opportunity to cross many items off a diver’s bucket list. But if that wasn’t enough to draw the attention of the global diving community, a new project aims to put Barbados firmly on the map (no pun intended). Reef Smart produces detailed three-dimensional underwater maps of the marine environment that are so realistic they often appear, at first glance, to be photos. These maps are developed into printed guide books, posters, interactive models for websites and even waterproof cards that divers and snorkelers can take into the water. The information can be used to help plan a route around a site, while also pointing out where particular species of interest and noteworthy structures can be found. Reef Smart has created guides in other popular dive locations, such as Bonaire and Palau, but the materials covering the underwater attractions in and around Barbados are unique in both their scale and scope. These products can raise awareness and improve safety in the water. But perhaps most importantly, they have the potential to propel Barbados to new heights (or more appropriately to new depths) as an eco- and adventure-tourism destination – two of the fastest growing tourism sectors in the world. Reef Smart’s custom-made products are available now at locations across Barbados, and online at Amazon and at


Diving & Snorkeling G Fish Watersports

“Small groups; friendly, personalised service.” A boutique style dive operation delivering a high level of customer service and satisfaction. All dives are led by a Padi professional and dive groups do not exceed 6-7 persons for the normal two tank dives. Snorkel/ Beach Crawl trips 8-10 persons max. Operating out of the Barbados Cruising Club on Pebbles Beach, one of the south coast’s most beautiful beaches, with its calm waters and close proximity to the Marine Reserve in Carlisle Bay. Loads of family fun activities like kayaking, SUP, surf lessons, sunloungers, on site restaurant and a great Rum Punch serving bar! Tel: 287 5289 Barbados Cruising Club, Pebbles Beach, St. Michael |


Atlantis Submarines

“The Most Unique Underwater Adventure!” A family friendly adventure offering the opportunity to enjoy two fascinating experiences at the same time. This is the ideal way to go for an exciting ride on a real submarine, while also exploring the captivating underwater world that is normally only accessible to scuba divers. The submarine’s knowledgeable co-pilots narrate while the pilot takes you safely down to a depth of 130 feet to reveal the magnificence of the ocean floor and all the wonderful creatures that live there, as well as an intriguing shipwreck. Atlantis Submarines offers day and night tours, and guests have the option to upgrade to priority or VIP status for up close and personal seating with the pilot. The adventure unveils the splendour of the coral reefs, swaying sea fans and a rich abundance of fish. The night dive also serves up an extra helping of novelty, as the submarine’s spotlights reveal a whole different cast of underwater characters. Night dives are followed by a short cocktail reception as you sail up the coast and have the opportunity to meet the crew. Atlantis Submarines has a 4.5 of 5 rating on TripAdvisor and was Gold certified by Green Globe in 2015 for more than 5 continuous years of excellence in its commitment to the environment.

Submarine Adventures

By Day... ...or by Night!

Tel: 436 8929 or after hours 243 1069


Glass Bottom Boat

Tranquility Cruises

“Amazing Reef Experience” Join them aboard Tranquility Cruises. The boat is fitted with ramps for easy boarding and disembarking on the beach, 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights below. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids and the young at heart on board is the waterslide. Their Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 1 hour and 30 minutes long with one stop to swim with the turtles and one to snorkel at a shipwreck. The cruise departs from Pirate’s Cove in Carlisle Bay. Please note that the sea life seen from day to day varies. 3 cruises a day: 9am, 11am & 1:30pm Sunset Cruise some days at 5pm Cruises Starting at US$20 Reservations: (246) 231 2932


Island Tours

Glory Tours

“Experience The Best of Barbados� With 17 years experience the mission at Glory Tours is to provide fun filled, adventure packed, informative tours and excursions in Barbados. They love our Island and want to share that love with you. They will show you the sights and attractions and share with you the many stories behind them. Join them at Glory Tours and they will regale you with stories of pirates, battles, love affairs and fateful journeys. This little island is quite a gem and they are excited to show and share with you, just why. Glory Tours is a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner and offers the widest selection of tours on the island. Tours Starting at US$50 Reservations: (246) 231 2932


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Barbados is a neatly packaged bundle of variety with a compelling range of scenic surprises around every corner so be sure to hire a car and go exploring!

Exploring Barbados

A mere 21 miles long by 14 miles at its widest point, you are never more than 20 minutes from the coast, and in many cases, there is usually somewhere else to visit quite close by. Hiring a car is an excellent idea as this allows you to explore at a leisurely pace and take in the sights and attractions that are of particular interest to you. You will find a selection of reputable car hire companies listed in our Car Hire section (pages 182-187). You will also find the foldout Road Map which is provided with this publication very useful for selecting and finding the major attractions.

Touring the West & North

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’s a busy area of posh hotels, exquisite restaurants, trendy bars and irresistible shops. Just north of Holetown is the architectural gem of St. James Parish Church, which stands on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land on the island and is often referred to as “God’s Acre”. Many of the original settlers and a number of prominent Barbadians were laid to rest in the church and adjoining graveyard. Tours are offered Monday to Thursday from 9am - 1pm.


View of the East Coast from Coco Hill Forest Photo courtesy BTMI

Re-discover Andromeda Botanical Gardens Photo: Andrew Hulsmeier

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The Animal Flower Cave Photo courtesy BTMI

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Quaint Speightstown

Gina Francesca Photography

Gallery of Caribbean Art

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Mullins Bay & Gibbes Beach

Port St. Charles Marina & Yacht Club

A few miles further north, Gibbes Beach and Mullins are ideal for a swim, and the colourful and very laid back Bombas Beach Bar, just north of Mullins, is a perfect stop for “refuelling”! There’s a wonderful, salty charm in the quaint little seaside town of Speightstown, the first major port and commercial centre of Barbados, with its historic buildings, shaded esplanade and waterfront boardwalk, colourful roadside vendors, fish market and charming cafés and eateries. Once known as Little Bristol because ships laden with sugar and other commodities left Speightstown bound for Bristol in England. A visit to Arlington House Museum gives an introduction to this old port town’s role in Barbados’ sugar industry and the brisk trade it once had with England. On the upper floors, kids will love the chance to captain a ship and meet a pirate! And art lovers will really enjoy a walk around the impressive Gallery of Caribbean Art, located on the upper floor of the shopping centre just next door. There are a number of splendid little restaurants and bars all along the beachfront and boardwalk where you can grab a casual bite and a cold drink before moving on. Just past the Port St. Charles and Port Ferdinand Marinas, and the swanky new Nikki Beach Club, is the charming little fishing village of Six Men’s which has produced some of

Catch 22

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River Bay

Above Barbados

Cove Bay

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Northern Coastline

Mike Toy

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 ashore here and sell them at the roadside. The delightful Fish Pot Restaurant at Little Good Harbour is a wonderful stop for lunch as you explore the north of the island. The steep, weathered cliffs of the northern coastline are constantly pounded by waves coming in from the Atlantic. The resulting erosion provides countless photo opportunities with dramatic rock formations, powerful blow holes and sea caves. Near Archer’s Bay on the north west coast you’ll find the new Catch 22 Restaurant at Sunset Point. Perched on a remote cliff top with beautiful ocean views, it’s a wonderful stop for lunch while touring the island. It’s also a great vantage point for whale watching between February and April. The Animal Flower Cave is located on the craggy cliff tops at the northernmost point of the island. This large sea cave, with several huge chambers, is filled with pools, unusual rock formations and a few sea anemones. The cliff-top restaurant offers tasty local dishes and awesome ocean views. There are also some marvellous photo opportunities to be had at River Bay, Little Bay and Cove Bay on the north east coast.


Andrew Hulsmeier Caribbean Aerial Photography

St. Nicholas Abbey

Courtesy St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey’s award winning rum

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

View from Cherry Tree Hill

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is set amidst a lush Mahogany grove where you can mingle with free roaming monkeys, turtles, deer, maras and many other animals. There is a walk-in bird sanctuary and iguana sanctuary but feeding time at 2pm is the most popular time to visit. Just next door, Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station houses many interesting artifacts, including preColombian 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 - and of course - more monkeys! Another fascinating stop in the north is St. Nicholas Abbey, one of only three remaining Jacobean houses in the western hemisphere, and probably the oldest original building on the island. Visitors can sample their award winning, special aged rum in the plantation bond where it is hand-bottled and sold. 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. The view of the Scotland District from Cherry Tree Hill (turn left when exiting St. Nicholas Abbey) is definitely photo worthy.

Did you know?

- Feeding Time is 2pm daily - We have over 200 tortoises - One entrance fee gets you into two great attractions!

Barbados Wildlife Reserve Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station Farley Hill, St. Peter · 246 422-8826 ·

Open daily 10am-5pm · Last entry 4pm · Refreshment Bar daily · Snack Restaurant Mon-Fri


Central Barbados

Welchman Hall Gully “Monkey feedings between 10:30am & 12 noon.”

Take a stroll through one of Barbados’ true tropical treasures. Located in the heart of the island, just 2 minutes from Harrison’s Cave, Welchman Hall Gully is a unique place, 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 forest, visitors can often see troops of Green Monkeys frolicking in the trees – monkeys’ feeding time is generally around 10:30am.

Open daily 9am to 4pm. December to April guided tour at 10:30am daily. Tel: 438 6671


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 parishes not bordered by the sea. An essential stop in the lofty hills of St. Thomas, just off the ABC Highway, is the delightful Earthworks Pottery, a fascinating, working pottery where Barbadian master potters produce quality ware in extraordinary designs. A visit to Earthworks is a one of a kind Caribbean experience that everyone enjoys, especially since the complex also houses On the Wall Art Gallery, The Batik Studio and the lovely Tree Tops Café where you can sit on the breezy verandah and enjoy breakfast, lunch or a cool drink. In close proximity you’ll discover some of the island’s most treasured sites, all within a relatively small radius: Welchman Hall Gully, the breathtaking Harrison’s Cave, Coco Hill Forest and Flower Forest with its towering trees, lush foliage and exotic blooms. Coco Hill Forest is a peaceful and productive Eden clinging to the ridge of land in St. Joseph that leads to the Flower Forest. In fact, the two make a good pairing for an afternoon outing. Both forests reveal the marvels of cultivation that can be achieved on these dramatic (Continued on Page 82)


Island Safari “Your Barbados Adventure Starts Here” An Island Safari tour is by far one of the best ways to explore and experience Barbados. Entertaining, knowledgeable driver guides take you “off the beaten track” in custom-built 4x4 Land Cruisers, to spectacular and secluded spots. With something to cater to everyone’s interests - Land & Sea combos, high-speed boat rides, or the popular Adventure Safari - they show you what ordinary island tours leave out. Inquire about customising your own adventure with their Private Charters: tailormade full and half day tour itineraries for individuals or groups. There is always an adventure and something new to discover with Island Safari. Check out their latest tours at

Tel: 429 5337


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View from PEG Farm and Nature Reserve

slopes, but one centres on agro-forestry and the other on the blooming beauties of tropical horticulture. Coco Hill offers guided hikes at 10am and 2pm allowing visitors to explore the forest and its fresh water streams, giant bamboo groves and majestic royal palms. With the highest point at 1,085 feet, both Coco Hill Forest and the Flower Forest enjoy amazing panoramic views of the dramatic east coast. In the lush hills of St. Joseph, follow the signs to Hunte’s Gardens – a real treat for all garden enthusiasts. Legendary horticulturalist, Anthony Hunte, welcomes you to his home where he has lovingly landscaped Castle Grant plantation into what can only be described as a spectacular tropical garden! Nearby, at the top of Horse Hill, is Naniki Restaurant, well known for its breathtaking views, peaceful surroundings and sumptuous Caribbean cuisine. Visitors to Naniki are welcome to enjoy a walk along their Nature Path or Hiking Trail for the more adventurous. Close by is the exciting new biodynamics project at PEG Farm & Nature Reserve. Offering a chance to stretch your legs and learn about cutting edge farming techniques while enjoying some of the best views of the island’s east coast along with some of their delicious fresh local juices. In the neighbouring parish of St. George, stop by the interesting Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Ginnery and Visitor Centre producers of the most fabulous West Indian Sea Island Cotton (call ahead to arrange a tour 433 3108).



Hunte’s Gardens

“At the home of legendary horticulturalist, Anthony Hunte B.C.H.” These magical gardens, featured on the BBC’s Gardeners’ World, are truly spectacular. They are set in the historic plantation, amongst the sugar factory ruins of Castle Grant, circa 1643. Roam and stay as long as you like while enjoying the subtle sound of classical music. Rum punch, lemonade and afternoon tea are served in the old stable which is now Anthony’s home. Bring a picnic - there’s plenty of seating! Follow the red and white signs Route 5 Bus from the Fairchild Street Bus Terminal Open every day 9am-5pm Tel: 433 3333 Castle Grant, St. Joseph Rated No. 1 on


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“Signature Tram Tours, Eco Adventure Tours, Scenic Gully Tours, Walk in Cave Tours.” Located in the central uplands of Barbados this breathtakingly beautiful, limestone cavern is a testament to nature’s mastery filled with streams, waterfalls, crystal clear pools and towering columns filled with crystallized flowstone and thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Go in the comfort of a tram, or check your head lamp and knee guards as you crawl and climb as only the early explorers did to see the amazing crystallized formations. You can also simply walk through the cave on foot with the adventure tour interpreter and view the spectacular formations up close. Stay and have lunch with them at their Cave Bistro or enjoy their famous rum punch at the Cave Bar.

Tel: 417 3700 Welchman Hall, St. Thomas



Luxury in every thread Enduring, luxurious, and timeless, West Indian Sea Island Cotton is one of the most precious in the world, renowned for softness natural sheen and fineness. Our scarves, designed and made in Italy, use only world-class cotton from Barbadian fields.









Coco Hill Forest

“Guided hikes through an agro-forest of fruit trees and vegetables in the lush Scotland District with spectacular views.� Opened to the public for the first time in 2018, this beautiful 53-acre tropical forest is home to thousands of fruit trees, surrounded by vegetables, herbs and spices. With traditional vertical forest planting they grow coconut, banana, mango, avocado, paw paw, guava, coffee, cocoa, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, lettuce and basil to name a few. Their mission is to help create food security through permaculture and organic farming. A guided hike and tour is offered which allows guests to explore the forest with its fresh water streams, giant bamboo groves and majestic royal palms. With the highest point at 1,085 feet, the forest has amazing panoramic views of the dramatic and beautiful east coast. Open Daily: 9:30am-4:30pm Guided Tours & Hike: 10am & 2pm Tel: (246) 235 4926 Richmond Road, St. Joseph


Photos: Andrew Hulsmeier

A walk through this magnificent tropical forest reveals a close-up view of rare and exotic tropical blooms and foliage with lovely birdsong.


Etlingera hemispherica “Flower Forest”

Angela’s fish cakes

Flower Forest

“This garden gets better every year and brings peace and energy to those who visit.” Located within a 53-acre nature reserve 750 ft. above sea level in the scenic Scotland District, the Flower Forest Botanical Garden offers visitors a golden opportunity to enjoy a close-up view of rare and exotic tropical blooms and foliage, while also admiring spectacular panoramic vistas of the East Coast. An easy stroll through the peaceful gardens and mature forest reveals majestic palms and a variety of specialist hybrid flowers, many of which have been included in the Barbados Horticultural Society’s Gold Medal exhibits at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show in London. With its magnificent natural beauty, the Flower Forest can provide an ideal location for weddings and events. A Café serves light lunches, snacks, cold drinks and teas. Open 8am - 4pm daily Tel: 433 8152


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Sightseeing Surfers at the famous ‘Soup Bowl’ in Bathsheba

The Rugged East Coast The Ermy Bourne Highway hugs the east coast from Belleplaine at the northern end through to Cattlewash. In the area of Belleplaine, stop by Sand Dunes, a friendly, casual roadside bar and restaurant run by Curtis Hall – they serve ice cold drinks and the tastiest, fresh grilled fish with macaroni pie. Their flying fish cutter is also considered one of the best on the island. Further along the Ermy Bourne Highway is Cattlewash and its wild, Atlantic seascape, with the spectacular clay escarpment of Chalky Mount, rising up dramatically inland. The recently opened Chill ’n Breeze, right on the beach at Barclays Park, is a wonderful spot to stop for a rum punch and sample their locally inspired menu while enjoying the fresh sea breeze. The quaint, seaside village of Bathsheba is just over the next hill. In the middle of the bay is ‘Soup Bowl’, a favourite surf spot with top surfers from around the world! The view and the lunch at Round House are equally enjoyable! Another wonderful stop for lunch on the east coast is the historic Atlantis Hotel in Tent Bay. Having undergone an extensive and thoughtful renovation some years ago, Atlantis still retains its unique charm and famous West Indian Buffet lunches on Wednesdays and Sundays (reservations strongly advised: 433 9445). The menu is varied and offers authentic Bajan and Caribbean cuisine.


Sightseeing Andromeda Botanic Gardens

“The only RHS partner garden in the Caribbean.” A journey through this enchanting seaside landscape in Bathsheba reveals surprises around every corner. Created by multi-award winning horticulturalist Iris Bannochie who planted an unparalleled variety of plants collected from around the world. Today the management team of Passiflora Ltd. work with international volunteers and interns to bring you a magical organic garden. It is a garden both for pleasure and science, fostering conservation, research and education. The experience also includes an al fresco café where you can enjoy Rob’s homemade goodies including icecream made with organic herbs, delicious pastries and fresh breads. Entry Fees BB$30. RHS Members Free National Trust members 1/2 price Open Daily 9am-4:30pm Telephone 433 9384 Bathsheba, St. Joseph


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Tent Bay

Andromeda Gardens

All photos: Andrew Hulsmeier

Codrington College


Ragged Point & East Point Lighthouse

In the hills just above Atlantis, you’ll find Andromeda Botanic Gardens, encompassing some 6 acres of tropical gardens with a profusion of exotic flowers, plants and trees collected from around the world. There is a magnificent specimen of a bearded fig tree, which apparently gave Barbados its name when the Portuguese stopped off in 1536 and named the island Los Barbados, meaning ‘the bearded ones’. From here it’s an easy drive over the hills to Martin’s Bay, a sleepy fishing village, home to the popular Bay Tavern restaurant which serves up a diverse selection of really tasty local fare. The rocky nature of the bay also makes it an ideal spot for local lobster fishermen. Set upon a splendid cliff above Martin’s Bay is St. John’s Parish Church with its fascinating graveyard and sweeping views of the east coast. Codrington College, with its long, impressive driveway, lined by soaring Royal Palms, is a 17th century theological college. Set in beautiful and peaceful grounds with old coral stone buildings and a small chapel, the complex stands on a cliff 360 ft above sea level with sweeping views of the coastline below. From here, take an amble over to Ragged Point, the most easterly point of the island, and stop by East Point Grill to sample some of award winning local Chef Michael Hinds’ mouth watering menu offerings!



PEG Farm & Nature Reserve “All about People Environment Growth”

Let the fantastic east coast views along Hackleton’s Cliff take your breath away as you enjoy a fascinating walk around PEG’s unique farm. At PEG, they are practicing a new style of agriculture - biodynamics, free range animal husbandry, permaculture and holistic management. Led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable local guides, their walking Eco Tour explores every aspect of the farm. This includes learning about their cutting edge farming principles, traditional uses of native Bajan plants in their medicinal garden, seeing free range animals such as cows, chickens and pigs and finding out how their farm is working to create a more sustainable Barbados! Grab a locally grown bite to eat from their Farm Café or immerse yourselves completely in nature at their PEG Campsite. Day passes are available to explore on your own and the admission fee is fully redeemable with any PEG products. Open Everyday!

To book your tour: Tel: 433 9806


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The popular Oistins Fish Fry

The Lively South Coast

The south coast is home to many of the island’s hotels, lovely beaches, the popular Oistins Fish Fry and St. Lawrence Gap with its outstanding restaurants and vibrant nightlife scene. Take a leisurely stroll along the lovely Richard Haynes Boardwalk on the south coast which meanders along the waterfront between Rockley and Hastings. A number of inviting watering holes and good restaurants pop up all along the way, Blakey’s on the Boardwalk, the new Salt Café and Tapas are great choices for a casual meal or a few cold ones! Near the southern tip of the island is the coastal town of Oistins – 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. Nearby Surfer’s Café is a casual little waterside restaurant with a laid back atmosphere, cool vibes and rustic charm - great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Less than ten minutes from Oistins is the Barbados Golf Club at Durants, a challenging links character championship course. Next to the airport, the fascinating Barbados Concorde Experience, offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable insight into the history and unique character of the legendary supersonic aircraft. The spectacular Crane Resort is not far away, perched on a cliff top with panoramic views and the magnificent beach below.



Museum of Parliament & National Heroes Gallery “Fun and fascinating for all ages.”

This small state-of-the-art museum is located in the west wing of the stunning Neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings, which were built entirely of hand cut and carved local coral limestone in the 1870’s. The clever use of interactive audio and video make a visit to the Museum of Parliament and National Heroes Gallery fun for all ages. Guided tours of the hallowed chambers of the Senate and Parliament are included (once not in session). There is a series of intricate stained glass windows depicting the ruling monarchs from the time of Barbados’ settlement in 1627 to 1870. A beautiful young Queen Victoria stands out over the speaker’s chair and interestingly, Oliver Cromwell is also included in the line up. Open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 9am - 4pm; Sat 9am - 3pm. Closed Tue and Sun. Group rates available. Tel: 310 5400 / 426 3725 Parliament Buildings, Bridgetown


Contemporary Caribbean Cooking

Cou Cou & Salt Fish

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Roadside Coconut Vendor

Contemporary Caribbean Cooking

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Bajan Treats to Sample along the Way

Flying Fish Cutter

Pudding and Souse


With scores of world-class restaurants from coast to coast, Barbados runs the full gamut of choice when it comes to dining out. But, if you want to really immerse yourself in the Bajan culture, then hit the island’s streets and sample some of the weird and wonderful, sumptuous local fare that we Bajans love to eat! Along the highways and byways, you’ll see roadside vendors selling everything from coconut water, roasted nuts and ackees, to roast corn and barbequed pigtails. Bajans are passionate about pork – the ham and pork cutters sold in rum shops are irresistible. Our seasonings and condiments are equally special, and give Bajan dishes their unique flavour. Pudding and Souse, traditionally eaten on Saturdays, is an old island favourite. The pudding is made from grated, wellseasoned sweet potato which is stuffed into the cleaned pig’s intestines and then steamed. It’s served with the souse, made from pig’s “features” (head), “trotters” (feet) and flesh which are cooked and pickled with lime juice, onion, cucumber, hot and sweet peppers and parsley. Many people across the island make and sell pudding and souse every Saturday, and every Bajan has their favourite source. Of note, is a place in Lemon Arbor, St. John called the Village Bar, where throngs of Bajans go for their weekly “fix”!


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Dolphin also known as Mahi Mahi

Courtesy Cannon Fishing Charters

Rum Shop Menu

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Eat & Explore

Roast Corn at the Roadside

Sally Miller

Breadfruit is an island staple, a large, green, football-sized fruit, which grows on a tree. Similar to potato with a slightly more creamy texture and subtle difference in taste that makes it an appealing alternative. It is served lathered in a tomato and onion butter sauce or pickled in a fresh cucumber and lime souse. It can be mashed into a cou cou or fried into crisp, wafer thin chips. Flying fish is an essential part of the Bajan Experience, not only does it make up part of our national dish (flying fish and cou cou), but it has become a sort of culinary emblem of Barbados. In fact, there is an abundance of fish to be found on just about every local menu. The most popular are Barracuda, King Fish (Wahoo), Tuna and Mahi-Mahi which is often referred to locally as dolphin–definitely not to be confused with the “Flipper” variety (porpoise), all are delicious and usually served either grilled, blackened or pan fried and generously seasoned with our unique Bajan green seasoning. Lionfish is a relative newcomer to local menus and it’s absolutely delicious - be sure to sample it while you’re here! Weekend Fish Frys around the island attract people to flaming coal pots and sizzling grills; Oistins is the most popular, but in the tiny fishing village of Half Moon Fort in the north of the island, the lesser known Merton’s Place sits on a seaside cliff in an area known as Moontown – a real Bajan experience!



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Cave Shepherd on Broad Street in historic Bridgetown, circa 1900

Historic Bridgetown & its Garrison

In June 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Distinguished by an outstanding degree of preservation, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison offer a rare and fascinating insight into our wealthy British colonial history. Bridgetown itself, with its splendid cathedrals, churches, ancient Jewish Synagogue, 100 year old department store Cave Shepherd, bridges, sugar warehouses, the Neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings beside the Careenage with the extraordinary Blackwoods Screw Dock really make walking through the capital a trip back in time. For a tour with a difference, contact the folks at Lickrish Food Tours (622 1886) who offer fun and informative, off-thebeaten-path culinary walking tours of Bridgetown. Chattel House Audio Tours (232 7531) also offer guided and self-guided historic walking tours (in various

languages) using their Orpheo brand of audio equipment.

The clever use of interactive audio and video along with the exceptional, high quality exhibits make a visit to the Museum of Parliament & the National Heroes Gallery a real pleasure. Another captivating attraction is the new Exchange Museum on Spry Street, housed within a beautifully restored 18th century building, it’s Barbados’ largest interactive centre with fascinating displays exploring commerce in the city over the past four centuries. Interestingly, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, founded in 1654, is the earliest constructed synagogue still in use in the Americas. Extensive restorations


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of the entire complex in 2016 now make this one of Bridgetown’s most outstanding attractions. There is also much to explore in the Garrison Historic Area where a collection of solid and graceful Georgian structures encircle one of the oldest racetracks in the world. Based in the beautiful old military prison, the Barbados Museum depicts the island’s colourful past, including its African heritage. Deep within the eerie bulwark of St. Ann’s Fort, the National Armoury & Cannon Museum displays the world’s finest collection of 17th century English iron cannon. The George Washington Attraction (pg. 99) is the only house outside of the USA where young George Washington resided during his visit in 1751 — the tour includes an interesting film about Washington’s time here and a chance to explore the recently rediscovered network of ‘secret’ tunnels running beneath the Garrison complex. Every Thursday at 12 noon there is a Changing of the Sentry Ceremony at the Main Guard, performed in the 1858 Zouave uniform. A full 3 hour Garrison Tour is offered on Thursdays to coincide with the Changing of the Sentry Ceremony. For information on tours of The Garrison, contact James Blades on 233 2601 or Peter Stevens 233 1648.

“See how cigars are rolled by hand – All tours are free!” Manufacturers of the finest hand made cigars from Cuban tobacco with long filler. The company manufactures 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 describes the flavour of the Royal Barbados Cigar as “excellent”. Visitors are encouraged to tour the factory and observe the methods by which these top quality cigars are produced every week. Sold in fine stores, restaurants and hotels, as well as at the factory. #3 Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown Tel: (246) 437 8519


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The Barbados Museum

“Get a superb overview of 10,000 years of Barbadian history.” The best way to learn about Barbados is through a visit to the Barbados Museum & Historical Society located in the island’s sole UNESCO World Heritage Property. Before the establishment of the Society in 1933 and the museum’s opening in 1934, its 19th century buildings used to be the Garrison’s military prison. Explore the exhibits to learn about the island’s natural, social and military history, decorative and fine art and African artefacts. Research your family history and more in the Shilstone Memorial Library and get locally-made keepsakes from The Museum Shop. Please contact them or check their website for dates of historic tours and other exciting activities. The Barbados Museum – The Home of Barbadian Culture and Heritage

Open Mon – Sat 9am – 5pm & Sun 2pm – 6pm. Admission: Adults BB$20; Children BB$10. Tel: 538 0201 | Fax: 429 5946 The Garrison, St. Michael


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Property “Bougainvillea” at Royal Westmoreland

Investing in the Good Life

Barbados has been described as the ‘best compromise in the Caribbean’ – essentially meaning that while nowhere in the world is perfect, this small island manages to offer a little bit of everything to everybody, creating a happy balance that can rarely be found elsewhere. Firstly, this small isolated tropical island is easy to get to from the UK, the USA and Canada. Barbadians are generally well-educated and helpful people who are happy to welcome visitors into their life. Barbados is peaceful and safe. Children grow up happy here. The island is blessed with remarkable natural beauty, spectacular beaches, ideal sea conditions and the most benign climate imaginable. Sports and outdoors activities are a natural way of life. There is a plethora of entertainment, nightlife and dining options. Barbados works. Barbados is good for you. The world’s most successful entrepreneurs can make money anywhere and live anywhere, yet many of them have chosen to invest in a home in Barbados. That vote of confidence in Barbados indicates that they can enjoy a lifestyle in this island that is at least as comfortable as in their homeland – possibly even more so, due to the intangible but invaluable attributes of enjoying a more relaxed frame of mind and improved health and well-being.


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While signature properties at the very top of the market continued to sell even after the post-2008 economic slump, including several recent houses that have been listed or sold for figures in excess of US$50 million, general prices in Barbados have dropped by about 20%. This was mainly due to a significant decrease in interest from overseas buyers and an overstock of inventory, especially on the west coast where significant construction continued despite the lull in sales activity. In the opinion of most realtors, this 20% drop in prices was in effect a correction of the values. General consensus is that after a 5-year decline the market has now bottomed out and prices will not go any lower, with investors possibly benefitting from some of the best buying opportunities in years. Given that there is still a substantial amount of completed inventory available for sale, in addition to attractive pricing, it is fair to assume that there will be greater potential for appreciation as this existing stock continues to sell and diminish. Positive indicators for the property market in Barbados include a general increase in tourism arrivals and, more significantly, a big increase in bookings for villa rentals. Based on previous history, when the rental market booms like this it often gives a bump-start to property sales activity. And from an overall perspective, there have been definite signs of revived interest in the market. Barbados offers a diverse range of properties for sale, including the everpopular beachside apartments, individual houses, lifestyle themed resorts and country homes. For many reasons, this is an opportune time to buy.


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Owning a second home in Barbados

According to the United Kingdom’s The Telegraph newspaper, “Barbados is fast becoming the holiday home destination of choice.” Aside from Barbados’ impressive global ranking and purely emotional decision-making, here are some added incentives that you may not have considered about owning a second home in Barbados: 1. Ownership of a second home in Barbados offers much more than just ‘bricks and mortar’. The wonderful staff who care for your home and look after you will seem like ‘family’. That is what many owners like most about their home. 2. With home ownership you can be eligible for special recognition with regard to spending longer periods in Barbados. That can also help you to get to know Barbados more intimately and enjoy it even more. 3. Historically, through capital appreciation and rental income, second homes in Barbados have generally proven to be a good investment. 4. With Barbados as your home base, you are closely connected to our Caribbean neighbours and can ‘nip off’ to the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, go hiking in Dominica, sail the Grenadines and so much more. 5. You’ll find it difficult not to boast about your home in Barbados!


Property Royal Westmoreland

“Where beautiful living meets World Class community and amenities” Royal Westmoreland, one of the most prestigious developments in the world, is the highly sought after address for the discerning home buyer. This resort community of over 230 exclusive, luxury villas and apartments is set within 750 acres of stunning Barbados scenery, on the breathtaking Platinum Coast. Owning a home at Royal Westmoreland is your key to privileges such as membership in one of the world’s most beautiful and enjoyable championship golf courses, the Members Only private beach club at Mullins Beach, gym membership, beautiful clay tennis court, community lap pool, exercise classes, tennis & golf clinics and an enviable social calendar of Member activities. Residents also enjoy making firm and lasting friendships in this like-minded active community. Home ownership options range from fractional ownership in a gorgeous 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom villa, 1-3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom semidetached homes with private pools and our signature architecturally designed villas. Royal Westmoreland is the private golf club community in Barbados. Contact us for a private resort tour!

Barbados Office - Tel: (246) 422 4653


Royal Palm Villa Five beautiful, four bedroom, detached luxury villas Fractional ownership from only ÂŁ81,000




An elegant lifestyle awaits you as a Royal Westmoreland homeowner and club member. Here you are part of an exclusive mature resort community of privileged and discerning homeowners. The property ownership offering is perfect for those who are accustomed to luxurious living, a high degree of privacy, world class amenities and exceptional service.

For further information contact our sales team Barbados: 246 419 0394 | UK: 01524 917318 | Email: Alternatively view our properties online

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Beaches Accra Beach on the South Coast

Barbados Beach Therapy

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 favourite beaches. Check the Barbados in a Nutshell Road Map, included in this publication, for the symbols indicating Vehicular and Pedestrian Beach Access. For ready-to-go picnic lunches, contact Relish Epicurea (537 0077) at Limegrove, or Cutters Deli (423 0611) near the Crane Beach.

A Few Words of Caution

• Remember, Barbados is only 13 degrees north of the equator so be sure to use a sunscreen with a high protection factor and reapply regularly. • When snorkeling, remember to take a brightly coloured buoy/float so that you are clearly visible to water craft – these are available from Hazell’s Water World (page 68). • Beware of the poisonous manchineel trees (usually marked with a red ring around the trunk) with their yellow-green ‘apples’ found along the west coast Manchineel beaches - the tree and its fruit cause severe blistering.


Gibbes Beach on the West Coast Andrew Hulsmeier

Crane Beach on the South-East Coast Courtesy The Crane Resort

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Bathsheba on the East Coast Andrew Hulsmeier

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South Coast Beaches

Carlisle Bay


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Jetblade in Carlisle Bay

TheRichard boardwalk Haynes on the Boardwalk south coast

Small to medium waves, except Carlisle Bay and Sandy Beach lagoon which are both very calm. Good conditions for body surfing, surfing, wind and kitesurfing. Carlisle Bay: A stunning, long, wide crescent of powdery white sand stretching from Bridgetown to the Hilton Hotel. A great beach to watch the sunset. Home to the Carlisle Bay Marine Reserve, a haven for snorkelers and beginner scuba divers, with six amazing shipwrecks and an abundance of marine life. A variety of watersports and turtle tours are available, as well as the new and hugely popular hydro flight jet packs from Jetblade (call Devon at 236 7680). Umbrellas and sun loungers for rent at Lobster Alive and Harbour Lights along with drinks and food. – sit with your toes in the sand and devour a freshly cooked lobster! Accra Beach (Rockley Beach): Very popular – lots of activity, food stalls, parking, beach chair, umbrella & boogie board rentals. Pick up a tasty Bajan lunch at Chicken George. Good for body surfing and body watching! The western end is notorious for dangerous currents. Hastings: There are some lovely, shallow swimming areas along


Sandy Beach

Dover Beach

Miami Beach

Inch Marlow

All Photos: Andrew Hulsmeier

the Hastings Boardwalk, perfect for cooling off after a jog. Grab a bite to eat at Salt Café, Blakey’s or Tapas. Sandy Beach & Carib Beach: Picturesque lagoon with calm, shallow water. Ideal for families with young children. Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for rent from “Spock”. Dover Beach: ­Long, wide stretch of beach with shady areas. Breezy, with some swells. Beach chair and umbrella rentals. The Garden Terrace at Southern Palms Hotel is a good choice for lunch and drinks. Nearby, Irie Foods (in 2nd Ave. Dover) is a popular, reasonably priced eatery serving finger licking jerk chicken and pork. Enterprise Beach: Just south of Oistins and known locally as Miami Beach. Magical beach with lots of shade and picnic tables. Surfers Café in Oistins is a trendy little spot serving lunch and dinner. Silver Sands & Inch Marlow: World-class beach for windsurfing, and kitesurfing. DeAction Beach Shop at Silver Sands offers equipment and lessons. Boosy’s Surf School does surfing lessons for beginners and surfing tours (contact Christian 267 3182). Nearby, Mahmood Patel’s seaside Mamu’s Café serves delicious farm to table cuisine with produce from his Coco Hill Forest.



West Coast Beaches

Little Bristol

“Great seaside spot for a drink or a casual meal in Speightstown.” This popular little deck bar on the sea and sand of Speightstown is famous for their shark wraps and burgers but the chicken rotis, sandwiches, fish cakes and salads are delicious. They’re also well known for their souse on Saturdays and the weekly local specials. The live entertainment on Wednesdays and Fridays is rocking but it’s a perfect place for lunch, sundowners or just a casual drink anytime.

Closed Monday Open Tue-Sun 10am-7:30pm No Reservations First come, First served Telephone: 439 1592 Queen St., Speightstown, St. Peter


Calm, clear water, good swimming and snorkeling – lots of watersports. The earlier you get to there, the better– the west is best in the mornings while there’s still some shade on the beaches. If you need masks and fins for snorkeling, visit Hazell’s Water World in Carlisle Bay (see page 68). Speightstown Area: In the north, between Half Moon Fort and Speightstown, there are a number of quiet beaches with excellent conditions for swimming, snorkeling and paddle boarding. There are quite a few very good restaurants and great little eateries in and around Speightstown, some to look out for include: The Orange Street Grocer, Juma’s, The Lobster Pot, Nino’s, The Beach Shack, The Top Deck and Little Bristol. Between Port St. Charles and Almond Beach Resort there is a public access road leading to a parking area and a glorious stretch of beach in front of the marina. The Port St. Charles Yacht Club is idyllic for lunch. Mullins Bay: Mullins Beach Bar is now a private ‘members only’ club associated with Royal Westmoreland. On either side are chair/umbrella rentals and drinks available with toys in the sea for clambering about on and constant availability of watersports operators. Bombas, just north of Mullins, is a wonderfully laid back beach bar serving tasty food and cold drinks.



Reeds Bay


Batts Rock

All Photos: Andrew Hulsmeier

Gibbes Beach: A sweeping, sandy stretch of beach with lots of large shady trees and some of the most desirable villas on the island. No facilities. Alleyne’s Bay: Lovely stretch of beach with clear water (and sometimes turtles); beach chair rentals. Reeds Bay: A long, wide arc of golden sand, with great swimming conditions. It’s usually quiet except for visiting catamarans. Halfway along is the new Coconut Palms West serving cold drinks and food with chairs for rent. The owner, Judall, also offers sunset suppers. Folkestone Marine Reserve: Large marine reserve with good snorkeling conditions–equipment available for rent at the visitors centre. For Glass Bottom Boat Tours call Max or Michael at Team Baywatch Watersports (249 5115 ­­ or 232 8157). Holetown: Zaccios Beach Bar & Restaurant is right on the beach serving food and drinks all day with beach chair and umbrella rentals. Paynes Bay: Long stretch of beach, a favourite with families and cruise ship passengers. Good for long strolls, swimming and snorkeling – you may even spot some turtles! The public access path next to One Sandy Lane, is the closest access to the splendid Sandy Lane Beach which also has excellent swimming conditions. Batts Rock: Quiet beach with good snorkeling conditions and facilities.


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South-East Coast

Crane Beach

Foul Bay

All Photos: Andrew Hulsmeier

Bottom Bay



Big waves, some strong currents – be sure to keep within your depth. Crane Beach: One of the world’s most glorious beaches. The public access at the eastern end is not suitable for the physically challenged. Great for boogie boarding. Chair, umbrella and board rentals. Drinks sold on the beach. Lunch at L’Azure at The Crane Resort. Cutters of Barbados, located nearby, serve delicious food. They will deliver lunch to the beach, including their famous cutters and rum punch! Foul Bay: A spectacular stretch of beach with easy parking and shady areas for picnics. Exercise extreme caution when swimming as there are strong currents. For security reasons, use the northern end where the NCC wardens are present. Bottom Bay: Beautiful, often deserted bay. Park on the clifftop and go down the steps – beach chairs available for rent. Watch out for undercurrents. Just beyond Bottom Bay is the East Point lighthouse which has been beautifully restored and is worth a visit just for the view. East Point Grill is a cool, spacious ‘liming spot’ to sit and enjoy a cold drink and some tasty local food their ribs are very popular.



Pools at Bathsheba

Little Bay

All Photos: Andrew Hulsmeier

CAUTION: The east coast has strong and very dangerous undercurrents – it is NOT SAFE FOR SWIMMING but has some spectacular photo opps! Bath: Bath is the exception on the east coast with its own look and character. It is lovely for a calm dip with plenty of shade and scope for coastal walks. Facilities but no refreshments or chairs available. Bathsheba: Fresh ocean breezes and pounding surf. ‘Soup Bowl’ is a famous surf break with local and international surfers. Due to very strong currents, swimming here is restricted to shallow rock pools where you can take a dip at low tide. Exercise extreme caution. Round House and Atlantis Hotel are great choices for lunch. Cattlewash: Miles upon miles of untouched beach along the island’s most rugged stretch of coast. Swimming here is extremely dangerous! The new seaside Chill ‘N Breeze is a great new spot to book for lunch or just pop in for a drink and chill out. Little Bay: Quite close to North Point, this dramatically beautiful and very unique beach is a must see. Swimming is possible but keep to the edge and don’t swim if the sea is particularly rough. No facilities.

Beaches Section

East Coast


Courtesy Daphne’s Restaurant

Restaurant Guide

Eating out in Barbados

Although most restaurants welcome walk-in diners, there are many that are fully booked in advance, especially between December and May, so reservations are highly recommended. Sunset varies between 5:30pm in December and 6:30pm in June. An early evening reservation, sipping cocktails while the sun goes down on either the south or west coast, is a wonderful idea. The quality of the restaurants in Barbados is superb, ranging from fine dining establishments to friendly beach bars and bistros, so visitors can enjoy a wonderful variety of dining options while on the island. Wherever you decide to dine, be sure to try the island’s fresh fish. A very good 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 beloved porpoise, known as ‘Flipper’. Other recommended catches include Flying Fish, Barracuda, Red Snapper, Tuna and King Fish. Shrimp here are usually very large and very good. Most of the beef served is very high quality US Prime. Unless otherwise stated all prices are in Barbados dollars and include 17.5% VAT. A restaurant bill is usually not presented until it is requested. Bon Appétit!


Courtesy Surfer’s Café

Courtesy Hugo’s

Restaurant Guide


Champers 173 Cin Cin 141 Cliff, The 155 Cliff Beach Club, The 154 Daphne’s 153 D’Onofrios Trattoria 135 Garden Terrace, The 159 Hugo’s 141 L’Azure 137 Muscovado 165 Nishi 149 Primo Bar & Bistro 141 Salt Café 166 Sandy Lane 152 Tides Restaurant, The 151 Top Deck, The 147


Tapas | Bar Snacks

Animal Flower Cave 127 Beach Shack, The 143 Blakey’s on the Boardwalk 164 Bubba’s 168, 177 Chicken George 168 Cin Cin 141 Cutters 133 Little Bristol 114 Lucky Horseshoe 176 Nishi 149 Orange Street Grocer 142 Primo Bar & Bistro 141 Relish Epicurea 142 Round House 129 Salt Café 166 Surfers Café 175 Tapas 167 Yacht Club at Port St. Charles 140 Zen 136

Courtesy Bombas Beach Bar

Beach Shack, The 143 Bombas Beach Bar 139 Chicken George 168 Chill ‘n Breeze 130 Juma’s 144 Little Bristol 114 Lobster Alive 125 Lobster Pot 146 Surfers Café 175 Tapas 167 Top Deck, The 147 Yacht Club at Port St. Charles 140 152 Zaccios 150 Sandy Lane Salt Café 166 Seahorse Seafood Restaurant 174 Bistros | Cafés 162 Animal Flower Cave 127 Siam Thai Restaurant 163 Artsplash Café 164 Sizzle Steak House 175 Atlantis Hotel, The 132 Surfer’s Café Brown Sugar 160 Tapas 167 Calabash Café 162 UMI 163 Cariba 157 Yacht Club at Port St. Charles 140 Catch 22 127 Zaccios 150 Coffee Bean 170 Cutters 133 Good Vegan Options 172 D’Onofrios Trattoria 135 Apsara Samudra 148 Golden Apple Café 165 Asian Spice Irie Foods 171 Champers 173 154 Juma’s 144 Cliff Beach Club, The Lobster Alive 125 Naniki 133 142 Lobster Pot, The 146 Orange Street Grocer 142 Naniki 133 Relish Epicurea 152 Nino’s by the Sea 145 Sandy Lane Nishi 149 Tagore’s 170 Open Kitchen 156 Tapas 167 Orange Street Grocer 142 Zen 136 Primo 141 Relish Epicurea 142 Dinner Shows 180, 181 Round House 129 Harbour Lights Sanctuary Café 171

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Beach Bars


Courtesy Buzo Osteria

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Bajan | Caribbean

Animal Flower Cave 127 Atlantis Hotel, The 132 Bombas Beach Bar 139 Brown Sugar 160 Cariba 157 Catch 22 127 Champers 173 Chicken George 168 Chill ‘n Breeze 130 Cutters 133 East Point Grill 134 Garden Terrace, The 159 Golden Apple Café 165 Irie Foods 171 Little Bristol 114 Muscovado 165 Naniki 133 Round House 129 Salt Café 166 Sand Dunes 131 Seahorse Seafood Restaurant 174 Top Deck, The 147 Zaccios 150


Apsara Samudra 172 Asian Spice 148 Tagore’s 170

Japanese | Sushi

Nishi 149 Top Deck, The 147 UMI 163 Zen 136


Buzo Osteria 161 Daphne’s 153 D’Onofrios Trattoria 135 Nino’s by the Sea 145 Tapas 167

Jamaican Irie Foods


Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil

171 174

Courtesy Blakey’s on the Boardwalk

Apsara Samudra 172 Asian Spice 148 Cariba 157 Salt Café 166 Siam Thai Restaurant 162 UMI 163 Zen 136


Champers 173 Cin Cin 141 Daphne’s 153 D’Onofrios Trattoria 135 Open Kitchen 156 Orange Street Grocer 142 Relish Epicurea 142 Tapas 167

Steak Houses | Grills

Just Grillin’ 148, 169 Lobster Alive 125 Lucky Horseshoe 176 Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil 174 Sand Dunes 131 Sizzle Steak House 163 Surfer’s Café 175 ports Bars S Bubba’s Lucky Horseshoe


Buzo Osteria D’Onofrios Trattoria Nineteen on the Green Nino’s by the Sea Open Kitchen Orange Street Grocer Zaccios

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Artsplash Café 164 Atlantis Hotel, The 132 Coffee Bean 170 Cutters 133 Garden Terrace, The 159 Golden Apple Café 165 Juma’s 144 168, 177 L’Azure 137 176 176 Lucky Horseshoe Nino’s by the Sea 145 Open Kitchen 156 161 Orange Street Grocer (Sun.) 142 142 135 Relish Epicurea 129 21 Round House 171 145 Sanctuary Café 131 156 Sand Dunes 152 142 Sandy Lane 175 150 Surfer’s Café


Courtesy Asian Spice Indian Restaurant

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L unch Animal Flower Cave 127 Artsplash Café 164 Atlantis Hotel, The 132 Beach Shack, The 143 Blakey’s on the Boardwalk 164 Bombas Beach Bar 139 Brown Sugar 160 Bubba’s 168, 177 Buzo Osteria 161 Catch 22 127 Champers 173 Chicken George 168 Chill ‘n Breeze 130 Cin Cin 141 Cliff Beach Club, The 154 Coffee Bean 170 Cutters 133 Daphne’s 153 East Point Grill 134 Garden Terrace, The 159 Golden Apple Café 165 Hugo’s 141 Irie Foods 171 Juma’s 144 Just Grillin’ 148, 169 L’Azure 137 Little Bristol 114 Lobster Alive (Jazz) 125 Lobster Pot, The 146

Lucky Horseshoe 176 Naniki 133 Nino’s by the Sea 145 Open Kitchen 156 Orange Street Grocer 142 Relish Epicurea 142 Round House 129 Salt Café 166 Sanctuary Café 171 Sand Dunes 131 Sandy Lane 152 Surfer’s Café 175 Tagore’s 170 Tapas 167 Tides Restaurant, The 151 Top Deck, The 147 Yacht Club at Port St. Charles 140 Zaccios 150

Afternoon Tea

Atlantis Hotel, The 132 Coffee Bean 170 Cutters 133 Garden Terrace, The 159 L’Azure 137 Open Kitchen 156 Relish Epicurea 142 Sanctuary Café 171 Sandy Lane 152

Restaurant Guide Art Taylor’s Lobster Alive and all that jazz

“Freshest lobster, in a beachfront setting with live jazz!” On the beach in Carlisle Bay close to Bridgetown, this popular ‘shabby chic’ restaurant is THE place to eat lobster. Owner/manager Art Taylor pilots his own aircraft to the Grenadines to fly in live lobsters to stock the restaurant’s large tank. Enjoy Trotty’s jazz steel pan at lunchtime or go for nostalgic jazz standards with quality jazz groups most nights and Sunday Lunch. Good wine list. Wheel chair and Kids Friendly. Great restaurant to reach by boat. Beach umbrellas and facilities. Enquire about “Takeaways” - live or cooked. Serving lunch and dinner everday. (Closed Sunday & Monday nights) Reservations advised. Reduced openings & jazz sessions in summer. Enquiries: 435 0305 On the beach in Carlisle Bay, close to Bridgetown.


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Archers Bay


Coles Cave


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Bethesda HopeChapel


Harris Spring Hall



Antilles Flat


Upper Salmonds

Coconut Hall

Mount Poyer Friendship

River Bay

Spring Garden


St. Clement Rockfield


Chance Hall

Well Road

St. Clements Jemmotts Mount Church View Josey Hill Free Hill


Mother’s Day Bay


Half Acre


Cookram Rock H1B

Maycock’s Bay



St. Lucy Church

Sutherland Road



The Baltic St. Philip the Less Church Gays


Nikki Beach Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences


Luke Hill



Pleasant eal Hall Hig hway

Rose Hill SPEIGHTSTOWN Farm Mile and s aRoad Quarter


Sugar Cane Club & Spa Frangipani Art Gallery


Hayman’s Factory

French Village




Barbados Wildlife Reserve & Grenade Hall Signal Station & Forest

Benny Hall

Farley Hill National Park Cleland Mount Prospect


Ashton Hall


Cherry Tree Hill




All Saints Church


Mount Brevitor

Moore Hill


Moun Stepne

St. Nicholas Abbey

Diamond Corner



Six Mens Bay

Heywoods Beach

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Alleynedale Hall

Fustic Clinketts

Port St. Charles Port St. Charles Yacht Club Whispers on the Riviera

Date Tree Hill



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Half Moon Fort

Lamberts Alexandra

Church Hill

Babbs Allmans

Merton’s Place Moontown

Smiton’s Bay


Mount Gay


Fryer’s Well Bay

Little Good Harbour The Fish Pot

Mount Gilboa

Nesfield Bourbon

Checker Hall

Fryer’s Well Point




Pie Corner Cave Hill Backstage Alley

Rock Hall


Black Bird Rock


The Spout Seaview

St. Swithins Church


Harrison’s Point Lighthouse Great Head

Hangman’s Bay


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Long Rock


The C abbe n


Connell Town Earth & Fire Bright Hall Workshop

Grape Hall

Stroud Bay

Duppies Norse’s Bay

Animal Flower Cave Sandy Hill Point The Restaurant at La Cuevita Abbott’s Bay Animal Flower Cave Souvenir Shop


Catch 22 Seaside Restaurant Sunset Point Salmond

Cowpen Rock Green Point Crab Hill


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“Glorious food and splendid views!”

The Restaurant at Animal Flower Cave “Good food - stunning views”

Something wonderfully different on the dining scene! Located right out on the most northerly point of Barbados, it feels almost like dining at sea! Owners Mannie & Little Bay Sue Ward serve tasty local dishes Cuckold Point using fresh local produce. Lovely The Landlock children’s area. Sun Deck and Bar Corben’s Bay for enjoying drinks. Visit and swim Paul’s Point in (Gay’s the cave. Cove Bay Cove)

It’s hard to talk about Catch-22 without mentioning the view… Given its magnificent cliff top location near Archer’s Bay in the north west, superb views come as standard! The kitchen matches the seaside vibe with a menu of dishes ranging from fresh Lobster, Lionfish and Ceviche to burgers, salads and pasta. It’s a great spot for whale watching between January and April, and day passes are now available to enjoy a day lounging by their 75ft cliff-top swimming pool.

Restaurant Guide


Pico Teneriffe The Risk



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Morgan Lewis Mill

The Choyce

Open for lunch daily 11am-3pm Reservations recommended on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Reservations: 439 8797 The Chase North Point, St. Lucy Morgan Lewis Beach Morgan Lewis The Savannah Shorey Village



Sand Quarry

Starters BB$16-28; Mains BB$28-50 Lobster BB$85 Lionfish BB$40 Open Tues - Fri 11am-6pm. Sat & Sun - 11am-7pm. Closed Mondays. Reservations: 622 1825 Sunset Point, Salmond, St. Lucy

127 Walker’s Beach

Lakes Beach



Lakes Chalky Mount Potteries


Less Beholden

Chalky Mount

St. Simons

ST. JOSEPH Upper Parks


St. Elizabeth’s


Lammings Codrington College

Society Church

Sealy Hall

Airy Hill


Clifton Polo Club


Chandelier Weddings Fisherpond Parish House P Land


Selmans Summervale



Foster Hall


Spooners Pasture Pool Wakefield Tenantry Tenantry Lemon FOUR CROSS BayleysArbour



Uplands Factory Mapps

River Phinneys


Golden OrchidBushy WorldPark FairfieldRidge Sandford Wellhouse Racing Circuit Exclusive Cottons of The Caribbean BushyInc. Park Market Padmore St. Judes Holy Trinity Hill Eastbourne Retreat Church St. Augustine Ellesmere Wood Church Jezreel H 5 Harrow Prerogative Old Post King GeorgeV Cottage Robinsons Office FairMemorial Park Prospect Drax Hall View Ruby Lucas Work Hall Greens Street Newbury Bairds Beulah Greens Congo Road


RoebuckPoint Street

GroveApple Hall

Chapel Harmony Hall Harrismith


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The Glebe

WalkersNursery Terrace Jordans Four Roads

Ellco Rentals

St. George P Parish Church Charles Rowe Mangrove Bridge



Foursquare Rum Factory Manipura and Park

Good Intent



Stoutes Eastlyn Car Rental



Diamond Valley

Cliff Cottage

Haynes Hill




Peat Bay

Mass Stre


Palmetto Bay


Bottom Bay Harrismith Kendal



Woodland Sam Lord’s

Drax Hall Jump

Drax Hall Woods

Cutters of Barbados


Hill View

C V S Par

Cottage Vale

Byde Mill H 4 B Halton


Crane Beach Melverton

Hopeland Waverly Rices

We Pot House

SamHLord’s Castle (closed) 4

Dawlish Falmouth

Beachy Head

Glebe Land



Todds Shrewbury

Castle Terrace

Eastmont Gall Hill Verdun The Chair Small Verdun Town Kitridge Chapel Bay


Lynches Cherry



Airy Hill

Golden Grove


Long Bay Chapel Drax Hall Hope Rare Bird Long Free Hill Art Experience Bay Drax Hall Gun Hill Signal Station Sacred Heart Shark’s Hole Stroude Drax Hall SIX CROSS Union RC Church Land Francia Salisbury Marchfield Atlantic Park (His. Building) ROADS Hall Thorpes H 5Workmans Wynter Crawford Cottage Sterling Bel Air Gun Hill Hilbury Emerald CityGrove Roundabout

Flat Rock


Sweet Vineyard Vale

Sealy Hill Wakefield


St. John’s Church

Small Hope Industry Hall Sherbourne

St. Catherine’s Church

Gang of 4 Art Studio at The Hope Sanctuary

Church View

Ragged Point East Point Lighthouse Deebles Point


Belair St. Helens


Claybury Golden Grove Redland Great House Farm Shop Redland




Mount Grill Tabor Culpepper East Point MarleyChurch Vale Wilson Hill Villa Nova


St. Philip’s Parish Church



Model Home of Beach Houses - Now Open

Three Houses Park


Church Village

Newcastle Clifton Hall


Whitehaven Culpepper Island




Skeete’s Bay

Fish Market




Hall Hole Cummins


Parris Thicket Hill



Strong Hope




St. Margaret’s Church

Martin’s Bay Bell Point Easy

Blackmans Hill

St. Ann’s Church Andrew Sugar Factory

St. Margarets



Supers Coffee Gully

Stewart Hill Park Bushy Mount Pleasant Clifton





Walkers Spring

n-the-Box Gully

Hunte’s St.Marks Church Horse Hill Gardens Castle St. Marks Grant Bonwell



Clifton Massiah Hill

Cliff l Trek ne ntures

Bowling Surinam Alley Hill Cotton Tower



Mount Wilton



Haynes Hill

Naniki Restaurant



SugarSargeant Hill

Allen View



St. Joseph Horse Hill Church


Atlantis Hotel

Hillcrest & Restaurant Tent Bay Andromeda Botanic Gardens Three Boy’s Rock Foster Hall

Cleaver’s Hill






Melvin Hill



Round House Inn & Restaurant Soup Bowl (Surf Spot)



Round Rock Cattlewash Springfield

Parks Fruitful Hill

Flower Forest Botanical Gardens

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Chill ‘n Breeze Restaurant

Cattlewash Beach

Bissex Hill

Cane Garden

Boarded Hall


Barclays Park


St. Sylvans

Mount All



Bruce Vale


Barclays Park & Picnic Site

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Restaurant Guide Belle Hill

Sand Dunes Bar & Restaurant

Windy Hill



The Crane Resort Cot Stonehaven D’Onofrio’s/L’Azure/Zen at The Crane Resort St. Lukes

Crane ChurchBay

Cobbler’s Rock


Sunbury Plantation Hou

Congor Bay

Round House

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or Rocks

Bath its unique hilltop perch and breathtaking panorama of “With Picnic Area Bathsheba and its pounding surf, Round House is a “must-do” Conset Bay Coachpart Hill of every visitor’s Barbados experience.” Bath




Ridgein historic Bathsheba on the rugged east coast, Round House has Located been a beloved destination of locals and visitors alike for over 100 years. Built Codrington College Palmers in the early 1800’s, the property offers commanding views of the Atlantic Sealy Hall coast and an undisturbed stretch of beach framed by natural tidal pools. Bascombe This popular spot offers casual dining all day long in high season, with an Palmers siah internationally inspired menu that emphasizes fresh, organic and locallyeet Stewart sourced ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Indoor and outdoor Hill Mount Pleasant seating overlooking the beach provides some of the most iconic views Barbados has to offer, and a prime spot for watching surfers brave the waves at one of the world’s most famous surf breaks. 4 B Pollards Mill


Sargeant Street


Parish Land


Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oughterson Low seasonVineyard closes at 4pm. Summervale Oughterson Reservations: 433 9678 Gaskin Church Village Bathsheba, St. Joseph t. Philip’s rish Church | Padmore

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Restaurant Guide


Chill ‘n Breeze “Dine and Unwind!”

Opened in August 2017, Chill ‘n Breeze offers fantastic views of the rolling waves of the rugged Atlantic Ocean on the east coast. Feast on popular menu items like flying fish, whole snapper, tasty stews, lobster and other Bajan delights while taking in the views of the east coast and the greenery of Barclays Park. There is no “bad” seat at Chill ‘n Breeze ... Chill in the comfy lounge while enjoying cocktails, such as their famous rum punch, or savour a meal in the spacious dining room or on the breezy patio. Spend the day! Lounge chairs are available so you can relax and enjoy the scenery of the park whilst indulging in a delicious picnic lunch. Open daily 10am-5pm. Starters from $15; Sandwiches from $35; Mains from $45 Sunday 3 Course Lunch with Live Music $85 Reservations recommended: 232 4979 / 231 1405 Barclays Park, Ermy Bourne Highway, St. Andrew |


Restaurant Guide

Sand Dunes

“A great local favourite!” An easy-on-the-wallet roadside café that’s the perfect stop for a cold drink, light snack or a tasty Bajan lunch while touring the east coast. It’s a popular spot with the local crowd and there is always a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Daily menu favourites include flying fish, Bajan beef stew, baked chicken, macaroni pie, sandwiches and their delicious fresh fish-off-the-grill which makes the trip all the more worthwhile! On Tuesdays and Fridays try their tasty breadfruit cou-cou with flying fish or grilled mahi mahi, and on Saturdays their ever-popular Puddin’ & Souse is known to draw a crowd! Open daily from 9am-6pm. Breakfast & lunch served daily, dinner by reservation only. Tel: 422 9427 Ermy Bourne Highway, East Coast Road, St. Andrew


Restaurant Guide

The Atlantis Hotel

“Seaside dining on the spectacular east coast for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner!” On the water’s edge in picturesque Tent Bay in Bathsheba, the historic Atlantis Hotel is a treasured Barbadian tradition. With similar emphasis on fresh, local ingredients as its sister restaurant, The Fish Pot, the Atlantis Restaurant offers delectable local dishes prepared with a cool modern twist. Their legendary Wednesday and Sunday lunch buffets are popular with residents and offer a veritable feast of Barbadian delights. A selection of vegetarian dishes available by their accommodating Vegan Chef. They also offer a fabulous breakfast buffet every other Sunday – very popular, so be sure to book! With its delicious food, dramatic coastal setting and cooling east coast breezes, Atlantis is a wonderfully authentic Barbados experience. Breakfast 8-10am; Lunch Noon-3:30pm; Dinner 5-8pm Breakfast Buffet - Every other Sunday BB$55 West Indian Buffet Lunch - Wed and Sun Starters from BB$15; Mains from BB$30 Tel/Reservations: 433 9445 Tent Bay, St. Joseph BOOK ONLINE:



“A truly Caribbean experience.” Nestled on the lush slopes of the scenic Scotland District with an awesome view to the Atlantic, Naniki is well known for its sumptuous Caribbean cuisine. The menu features a wonderful variety of Caribbean delicacies, including: catch of the day, curried or grilled chicken, roast pork served with local favourites like yam, breadfruit, sweet potato and their special coconut bakes. À la carte lunch is served daily while on Sundays ‘A Taste of the Caribbean’ buffet lunch is accompanied by great jazz. 1 or 3 hr hikes through the valley on Saturdays at 10am include lunch and a vegetarian menu is also available. Check websites for music festivals, yoga retreats, weddings & other special events.

Lunch Tues-Sun. Closed Mondays. Tel: 433 1300 Suriname, St. Joseph

Restaurant Guide


Your deli at Crane Beach!

TEL: 423-0611


Restaurant Guide East Point Grill

“Good food and great view!� Pick a day and visit East Point Grill located at Ragged Point, St. Philip (Next to the East Point Lighthouse). Thursday Night: Karaoke. Fridays: Family Night. Saturdays: All Day Lime. Sundays: nothing beats their Sunday Lunch Buffet (Kids 4 & under EAT FREE!). For the meat lovers, you have to try the beef brisket and the pork spare ribs are amazing! Menu options are available for vegetarians as well. They offer great food and amazing views of the east coast of the island. Open: Thurs - Sat 11am - Until. Sun: 12 noon - 4.30pm Tel: 622 3019 Ragged Point, St. Philip


Restaurant Guide

D’Onofrio’s Trattoria

“Great Italian home cooking at the heart of Crane Village” Nestled at the heart of the charming Crane Village, D’Onofrio’s serves up the finest authentic Southern Italian fare in a casual atmosphere. Classic dishes are inspired by the simple flavours and Old World traditions of Italy, but done to modern standards of taste and excellence. With a wide choice of pizzas and pastas, D’Onofrio’s is perfect for a casual dinner for couples and families alike. Open daily 6-9pm Starters BB$24-48 Mains BB$20-55 Desserts BB$22-24 Reservations: 423 6220 The Crane, St. Philip


Restaurant Guide Zen

“Authentic, Asian-inspired restaurant in an amazing setting” Zagat rated Barbados’ No. 1 for Food, Zen offers authentic Japanese and Thai delicacies in a magnificent setting on Barbados’ southeast coast. Zen’s sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior decor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of Crane Beach. Private booths, designed in traditional Japanese style, and a large Tatami room with a recessed floor, provide an option for parties up to 16 to dine in privacy. Open for Dinner 6-9pm. Closed Tuesdays. Starters BB$12-46 Mains BB$20-88 Desserts BB$14-25 The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220


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“Exquisite Food & Desserts. Elegant & Enchanting Ambiance.” Famous for perfectly prepared fresh seafood and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and the magnificent Crane Beach, L’Azure Restaurant serves up a tempting range of classic international and Caribbean delicacies. From salads to steaks and mouth-watering desserts, L’Azure maintains its long-held reputation for elegant dining. The atmosphere offers elegance and beauty to patrons sitting inside or on the balcony. Open daily 7:30am-9pm. Closed for dinner Wednesdays & Thursdays. Starters BB$20-56 Mains BB$48-116 Desserts BB$18-24 The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220



Port Ferdinand Marina & Luxury Residences

All Saints Church Benny Mile And A Quater Hall Lakes French Village Mount Mount Brevitor Brevitor Prospect Ashton Hall White Rockless Hall Orange The Whim Hill The Rock

Maynards Six Mens Retreat H1B

Port St. Charles Port St. Charles Yacht Club Almond Beach Village Douglas Hugo’s/Nino’s by the Sea Orange Street Grocer Little Bristol s Farm Warleigh The Beach Shack Road The Lobster Pot/Juma’s Farm The Top Deck Hayman’s Schooner Bay Battaleys Factory Cobblers Cove Hotel Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences Bombas Beach Bar Mullins




Black Bess Bakers

Springhead Taits

Lower Carlton

Lower Carlton

Reeds Bay


St. Alban’s Church

Alleynes Bay St. Francis R.C. Church

Upper Carlton

Weston Sugar The Hill Garden

Colony Club Hotel Coral Reef Club


Water Hall St. Silas Chapel

Royal Westmoreland Golf Course

Fairmont Royal Pavilion Mount Glitter Bay Standfast

Apes Hill

Deans Orange Hill



Endeavour Plumtree

Greenwich Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum & Portvale Sugar Factory Ridgeway

The Sandpiper Folkstone St. James Parish Church Discovery Bay Hotel Limegrove Lifestyle Mango Bay Hotel Centre Relish at Limegrove Lascelles



Sion Hill

Reeds House

Roebuck Sedge Pond

Fours Hill

Rock Dundo

Gibbes Bay

West Coast map showing the location of restaurants listed on pgs 139 - 157

Richmond Hill


Mullins Beach

The Legend Condos


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Little Good Harbour

Pleasant Portland Hall

Farrs Ebworth Rose Hill


Seaview Road


Rock Hall

St. Thomas Parish Church H2


Molyneux Content s Zaccios Sunset Villas on the Beach Golf Course Crest Arch Hall The Tides Bennets Just Grillin’ West Sandy Lane Coffee Bean / Asian Spice Golf Course Norwood The Club Barbados Resort & Spa Sandy Lane Sandy Lane Hotel Bagatelle L’Acajou/Bajan Blue at Sandy Lane Paynes Bay Terrace Bagatelle Holders Hill Treasure Beach Hotel Hoytes Great House Bagatelle Tamarind Hotel Baily Shop Hill St. John’s the Baptist The House Hill Church Durants Reeds Redmans Edge Hill Daphne’s Thorpes Hill Haynesville Arthurs Seat The Cliff/The Cliff Beach Club Appleby Halls Welches Prior Cariba Oxnards Open Park Crystal Cove Resort Fitts West Terrace Kitchen H1






y s Highwa ins u mm Wanstead don C Eden Lodge Lazaretto r Go




Waves Hotel Cin Cin

Cave Hill

Lodge Hill Rock Dundo

Jackson Friendship Terrace Green Hill Friendship

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Bombas Beach Bar

“Easy, breezy beach bar bursting with irie vibes!” Your favourite beach bar is back and buzzing, with its colourful setting, eclectic music and friendly service, fresh and organic foods set the scene. Wayne arrives daily with the seafood catch from local fishermen and organic salad produce fresh from the farm. Everything on the menu is great, but definitely try the Lionfish which Wayne cooks to perfection! Visiting turtles at high tide wow diners, stunning sunsets and evenings under the stars make Bombas somewhere you will want to dine more than once. A small boutique on the premises features colourful sarongs and jewellery from Tanzania. Starters from BB$18; Salads from BB$28; Mains from BB$32. Open Sun-Fri from 11am, and Sat from 4pm for dinner and drinks in high season (Dec-Apr). Closed Saturdays in low season (May-Nov). Reservations: 432 5664­ Turtle Bay (North of Mullins), St. Peter |


Restaurant Guide Port St. Charles Yacht Club “Relaxed dining by the sea.”

Chic but casual bar and restaurant in an open air setting with friendly service. Deck loungers are provided for relaxing and a staircase into the sea complements the pool for swimming. A wide range of international cuisine prepared by their world class chef. Popular for curries, coconut shrimp and seafood pasta. On Sunday’s from December until April (Seasonal) there is Roast Beef and yorkshire pudding with live steelpan music. Live music for dancing on Friday nights! Bar Service (in season) · Tues-Sat 10am-10pm; Lunch (everyday) · 12-4pm Dinner · 6:30-9:30pm (Tues-Sat in season. Thurs-Sat in Summer) Starters · BB$25-34 Mains · BB$40-75 Reservations: 419 1000 Port St. Charles, St. Peter



Cin Cin

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Hugo’s | Cin Cin | Primo “Superb seaside dining!”

Three of the island’s finest restaurants, offering eclectic menus with a subtle West Indian influence, all in refreshingly contemporary and très elegant settings, with uninterrupted views of the sea. Beyond the food, the service is a big part of what makes these restaurants so special and their standard of “no compromise on quality” has gained them a loyal following. Note, opening times may vary in the low season, please check at time of booking.

Open daily Lunch 11:30am-3pm Dinner 5:30pm-10pm Reservations: 624 4846 Speightstown, St. Peter

Lunch Monday to Friday. Dinner nightly from 6pm.

Dinner nightly from 6pm.

Reservations: 629 4557 Prospect, St. James

Reservations: 573 7777 St. Lawrence Gap, Ch. Ch.


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Orange Street Grocer “Simple, modern European cuisine at its finest.”

An intimate, owner run bistro offering reasonably priced, casual oceanfront dining in a friendly atmosphere. Choose whether you want to curl up on the sofa with a cup of freshly ground coffee and a homemade pastry enjoying their free wifi, or simply relax with friends in the open air enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine. Their thin crust pizzas, baked to order in a traditional wood fired oven, are a MUST! Or sample one of their creative, daily changing organic salads. IN SEASON: Open Mon-Wed 8:30am-6pm, Thurs-Sat 8.30am10pm (Live entertainment Thurs & Sat), Sunday 9am-1pm. OFF SEASON: Open Mon-Thurs 8.30am-6pm, Fri & Sat 8.30am10pm (Live entertainment Sat), Closed Sundays. Tel: 419 0838 Speightstown, St. Peter


Relish Epicurea

“The kind of food that makes you say, “Wow, that was good!”” Relish’s menu is anchored on world flavours with lots of healthy options but the culinary emphasis is on cleverly created dishes using island inspired ingredients. The team of young, internationally trained chefs delivers unique, creative and unexpected flavours in every dish. Best All Day West Coast Breakfast and Bajan Sharing Plates - Bol Jol, Flying Fish, Salt Fish & Ackee. Rocking rum punch & fun wine wall. Specialty event catering and management services offered. Open Mon-Sat 9am-7pm (9am5pm May-Nov) Sunday 9am-3pm Breakfast BB$6-45 Café Menu BB$18-75 Orders/Reservations: 537 0077 • Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James • Simpson Motors, Warrens Facebook: /relishepicurea




The Beach Shack

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“A welcome new addition to Speightstown.” The Beach Shack is located right on the beautiful beach of Speightstown Bay and offers fantastic homemade burgers, ribs, chicken wings and fresh fish as well as retro classic desserts such as Knickerbocker Glory and Banana Split. They serve great cocktails too - Mojitos, Daiquiris, Mudslides and try their tantalising Beach Shack Rum Punch! Complimentary beach loungers and umbrellas are available for guests’ use, and there’s regular live music.

Open 10am to 9pm every day. Live music on Thurs, Sat & Sun afternoons DJ on Sun afternoons Tel: 662 1667 Speightstown, St. Peter


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“Lovely beach - open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.” Juma’s is located on the oceanfront with all tables overlooking the beautiful and unspoilt Speightstown beach. The restaurant is owner run by Mark and his chef wife, Jules, whose menu is highly eclectic and features Thai, Bajan and French dishes. Thai curries, homemade desserts and cocktails are among the delightful offerings. Subs and burgers are available at lunchtime; and there is an extensive wine list. Juma’s is furnished with unique, custom built mahogany tables and a collection of African art. Complimentary transport to and from the restaurant from anywhere on the west coast is provided, as well as beach loungers and umbrellas. Juma’s received the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014, 2015 & 2016. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Starters from BB$15; Mains from BB$40. Reservations: 432 0232 or 234 7286 Speightstown, St. Peter



Nino’s By The Sea

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“A cosy little seaside Italian in Speightstown!” Nino’s By The Sea opened in May 2016 on the boardwalk in Speightstown, with fantastic sea views from both its ground floor and first floor dining areas. Serving modern Italian food including fantastic pizza and pasta dishes with delicious Italian coffee, pastries and desserts. Chef Willis Griffith will wow your tastebuds with his outstanding cuisine!

Open everyday from 9am-9pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Starters from BB$15 Mains from BB$40. Reservations: 622 2432 Speightstown, St. Peter


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The Lobster Pot

“Perfect for informal and relaxed dining.” The Lobster Pot can be found on one of the finest beaches on the West Coast, and is considered the ultimate place to relax and unwind. A new and unique dining experience, The Lobster Pot’s menu places heavy emphasis on fresh seafood, and in particular of course, lobster. The restaurant offers oceanfront dining on a deck shaded by mature almond trees. Complimentary beach loungers and umbrellas are available for all of their guests along with free Wi-Fi and shower facilities. Complimentary transport is provided to and from anywhere on the west coast. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Mon - Sun 9am-9:30pm. Starters from BB$20; Mains from BB$50. Reservations: 432 0287 or 231 7286 Speightstown, St. Peter



The Top Deck by Jason Howard

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“Caribbean fine dining in a fabulous beach front location.” Barbadian born and Vincentian by descent, Chef Jason Howard is marking his place in history as a Modern Caribbean chef. He brings the Caribbean flavours/cuisine into this era with modern techniques, creating perfectly balanced and exquisitely presented dishes. Jason is a UK Master Chef Professional 2015 semifinalist, with what the judges called the best-ever presented and tasting Caribbean food they’ve had on the show in its 8 seasons. He is also a 2017 Iconoclast James Beard House Awardee. The Top Deck by Jason Howard is set to offer true Caribbean fine dining to Speightstown, having opened in January 2018. The Top Deck will feature a set 7-course menu and a Barbadian inspired Sushi bar. Starters from BB$25; Mains from BB$60 Open: Lunch · 12-3pm | Dinner · 6pm-10pm Tel/Reservations: 230 7155 Speightstown, St. Peter


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Asian Spice Indian Restaurant

“Authentic North Indian Cuisine.” Anyone who loves their Indian food should head to Asian Spice. The menu features Northern Indian Mughlai cuisine and the kitchen uses traditional methods of preparation, making good use of quality ingredients to create an impressive array of dishes - from traditional Tandoori favourites and delectable, melt-in-your-mouth kebabs, to rich and creamy Kormas and superb vegetarian and vegan selections, invigorated with authentic spices to create a truly palate-pleasing dining experience. Lunch from 11:30am Dinner 6-10pm. Take away available. Indian Restaurant Reservations: 432 1321 All Seasons Resort, Palm Ave., Sunset Crest, St. James


Just Grillin’ West

“Good food and great prices!” Just Grillin’ West offers some of the best value around. A great casual dining option, with meals ranging in price from US$8.50–$22, the menu features a selection of up to 5 varieties of fresh fish daily. Many agree it is among the tastiest grilled fish to be had on the island. Other selections from the grill include shrimp, steak, spare ribs, chicken and burgers, served with your choice of any two delicious side orders including Caesar salad, coleslaw, grilled vegetables or potatoes. Ready-to-go salads and take-away service also available. Open Mon–Sat 11:30am–10pm Sun 5:30–10pm Tel: 432 5410 Sunset Crest, Holetown, St. James

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“Are they mad? Sushi and pies?” Nishi is a chic, elegantly casual bistro, ownerrun by hosts Steve Prebble & Chris Maskery. Their award-winning restaurant presents the best of British, Caribbean and Japanese cuisines - traditional specialties like English pies and lovely puddings, regional dishes as well as highly popular sushi. Nishi’s sushi chefs, born and trained in the Far East, have earned a solid reputation for preparing both traditional sushi and the latest trends in Japanese cuisine. Dine under the stars in the lit courtyard or in air-conditioned comfort. Families are welcome! Sushi specials are available during the week and Nishi’s bar serves a brilliant range of cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. Open for dinner nightly in season. Closed Mondays from May to Oct. Take-away available from 5 - 7pm. Reservations Recommended: 432 8287 or 432 2112 2nd Street, Holetown, St. James





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“Sun, Sea, Sand & Cocktails is all you need!�



Zaccios Restaurant & Beach Bar



Zaccios is a happening owner run beach bar in the heart of Holetown. Drop in for lunch or stay and enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. They offer a wide selection of meals with an international flair. The pizzas are very popular but they also do delicious vegetarian dishes, seafood, fish, high quality steaks and burgers and tasty pastas. All menu items are available for delivery! (special conditions apply). For dinner we suggest making a reservation especially for boardwalk seating. A great place to enjoy a cool drink and watch the beautiful sunsets. Open everyday 11am - 11pm (last order for food is 10pm ) Happy Hour from 4 - 7pm. Starters BB$17-29; Mains BB$28-99. Reservations: 432 0134 Holetown, St. James


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The Tides Restaurant

“A fantastic dining experience awaits you.” Long rated as one of Barbados’ top fine dining restaurants, Tides is now also one of the most spectacular, following a major redesign in 2016 that offers the choice of dining in air-conditioning or open-air. Situated right on the water’s edge, Tides offers the ideal combination of a fantastic ambiance, the delectable culinary creations of Executive Chef/ Co-owner Guy Beasley and his team, and excellent service. Renowned for their superb seafood selection. Lunch in winter months from Sunday to Friday. Lunch in summer on Sundays only. Dinner Monday to Sunday 6-9:30pm Starters BB$34-68; Mains BB$88-115 Tel/Reservations: 432 8356 Balmore House, Holetown, St. James


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Sandy Lane

“Experience the luxury of this five-star, beachfront resort!” L’Acajou - Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Caribbean Sea is L’Acajou, Sandy Lane’s signature restaurant. The romantic L’Acajou specializes in light, gourmet European cuisine with an emphasis on French and Mediterranean paired with an impressive range of Old and New World wines. The stunning, open-air beachfront setting of this chic, fine dining restaurant is simply magical. Set the tone for a wonderful evening by starting with canapés and champagne cocktails in the L’Acajou Bar. Bajan Blue - Located on the oceanfront Lower Terrace, this informal restaurant offers sumptuous all day dining with a mélange of European, Caribbean and Asian influenced cuisine. The elaborate Sunday Brunch is a must, as are the spectacular themed buffet evenings. Other features include the modern wine bar, sushi station and state-of-the-art grill. Reservations: 444 2030 Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James


“An elegant, beachside location with classic Italian cuisine.”

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Daphne’s, one of Barbados’ top restaurants, reflects the vibrance and style of its famous sister establishment, Daphne’s of London. The menu, based on classic Italian favourites, boasts the inspired epicurean signature of Milan-born Chef Michele Blasi in an assortment of islandinspired seasonal dishes for even the most discerning of tastes. This is complemented by an extensive list of Italian, New World and Classical French wines. For a fabulous seaside lunch try their delicious, authentic pizzas with a glass of cold pinot grigio, or artisanal pastas infused with fresh herbs and paired with fish caught fresh just offshore. Management and staff, all excellent hosts, will welcome you to this elegant beachside eatery that offers ‘al fresco’ and covered dining in an amiable atmosphere. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Starters BB$38-56; Mains BB$54-138 Sunset cocktail happy hour with bar eats from 5-7pm daily. Open daily for lunch and dinner in the Winter season. Closed Mon: Summer season Reservations: 432 2731/8501 Paynes Bay, St. James


Restaurant Guide The Cliff Beach Club

“Good food in a relaxed setting.” Located next door to its world renowned sister restaurant, The Cliff, the new Cliff Beach Club offers an exciting alternative for anybody who wants to enjoy an eclectic menu of lovely food in a chic but relaxed environment. With an open plan design that maximizes the wonderful oceanside setting, this is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner, or simply to enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the island’s best ‘bar with a view’. Starters BB$25-60; Mains BB$55-105 Open: Lunch Mon-Sun 12-3pm Dinner Mon-Sat 7-10pm Days and times subject to change Reservations: 432 0797 Derricks, St. James


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The Cliff

“Patrons acclaim this as consistently one of their favourites.� The Cliff is the first choice of many people for any special celebration. The cliff top oceanfront setting is truly magical but it is the food which makes The Cliff so special. Chef Paul Owens and his team of 12 chefs remain committed to improving upon their performance using only the finest fresh ingredients. Excellent waiters and knowledgeable wine stewards. The Cliff Lounge is also superb to drop in for cocktails. Available for private functions. Open Mon - Sat (Sundays during high season). Reservations required. Set price menu. Please call for current pricing. Available for private functions. Reservations: 432 1922 Derricks, St. James


Restaurant Guide Open Kitchen Café & Bistro

“Great Food, Wine Cave, Excellent Value, Great Fun.” A very chic and popular concept bistro with an emphasis on local and organic produce, gourmet coffee and pizza. Their Friday and Saturday night a la carte dinners, with occasional live entertainment, are a great place to meet people and have a blast. Their breakfast and lunch selections include daily specials, and never disappoint! Choose from the extensive selection at the Wine Cave, the superb en suite cellar-style wine shop. Located just five minutes off the ABC Highway in the hub of home decor stores at Canewood. Great food! Excellent value! Fun For Groups. Take Out Available. Breakfast & lunch Mon to Sat. Dinner Fri & Sat. Reservations: 622 1819 #1 Millhouse, Canewood, St. Michael /OpenKitchenBarbados


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“Modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist.” Tucked away on the idyllic west coast, Cariba’s menu showcases the considerable culinary talents of Executive Chef/proprietor Glen Bent, who has worked in 5-star establishments all over the world, including the prestigious Sandy Lane Hotel right here in Barbados. The expansive, please-all menu of Caribbean favourites with an Asian infusion, includes seafood, vegetarian and gluten-free selections served in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, by friendly, attentive staff. The food is carefully cooked, well-presented and delicious, making Cariba a favourite with resident and visiting gourmet food lovers. Standout dishes include the curries, grilled lobster and the very popular bread and butter pudding. Live music on Sundays in high season. Starters BB$22-36; Mains BB$50-98; Desserts:- BB$12-24 Open daily 6-9:30pm (Dec - Apr); Mon to Sat 6-9:30pm (May - Nov). Reservations: 432 8737 Derricks, St. James



Salt Café

Blakey’s ArtSplash Café Tapas Tagore’s

Muscovado Golden Apple Café

Marriott Courtyard Buzo Osteria Italiana The Soco Hotel

Sugar Bay Hotel Sizzle Steak House UMI Coffee Bean


Hilton Barbados

Bubba’s Sports Bar


Sanctuary Café


Infinity On The Beach

The Garden Terrace

Divi Southwinds Hotel

Paulo’s/Seahorse Primo Bar & Bistro Apsara Samudra


Sandals Beach Resort

Ocean 15 Apts. Ocean Two Resort

Irie Foods


Cane Hill

Gall Hill


Calabash Café Siam Bar & Restaurant

Maxwell Coast Road:

Surfers Café



Bougainvillea Resort

Maxwell Coast Rd.

Wotton Montrose

Silver Hill



Staple Grove


Kendal Hill Maxwell Hill Top Rock Maxwell


St. Davids

Sheraton Centre Globe & Food Court Drive-In

Dover St. Lawrence Gap

St. Lawrence

Graeme Hall


Elizabeth Park


Sheraton Park

Bartletts Sargeants

Regency Park


Castaways Bar & Grill




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s Waters





Highgate Brittons Hill

Navy Gardens St. Matthias Marine Gardens







Chicken George Beach Bar Coffee Bean/Peronne Village Just Grillin’ Chilly Moo’s Lucky Horseshoe

Brown Sugar

Government Headquarters

Needham’s Point

Lobster Alive


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The Garden Terrace

“Southern Palms is a wonderful spot to enjoy live music” For a delicious lunch by the ocean sipping Caribbean cocktails or a starlight dinner with dancing, Southern Palms is a delightful hotel in St. Lawrence Gap set against stunning beachfront. The restaurant, The Garden Terrace, provides year round live entertainment for dancing. Sunday lunch is their famous buffet with live steelpan band, popular with both visitors to the island and residents. Monday night dinner is Country & West Indian with the Redmen, and Thursday night is BBQ with a steelband beneath the stars. Popular band ‘Syndikyt’ plays on Saturday night with à la carte dining or roast beef menu. Dining at Southern Palm’s Garden Terrace is a great night out! All Day Snack Menu 11am-10pm. Buffet Breakfast. Lunch Starter from BB$16; Main Course from BB$24; Dinner Starters from BB$16; Mains from BB$55. Reservations: 428 7171 | Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church


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Brown Sugar

“The home of Bajan Cuisine” Brown Sugar is the place to sample the authentic flavours of Bajan cuisine served with efficient and friendly hospitality, in a charming traditional Barbadian home in the Garrison Historic Area. TRADITIONAL BAJAN “ALL YOU CAN EAT” BUFFET EXPERIENCE

• LUNCH is a sumptuous 4 course Bajan buffet featuring favourites such as pepperpot, flying fish, rice & peas, sweet potato, macaroni cheese, local soups and a variety of salads served with their famous blended fruit punch, and of course, rum punch. The National Dish of cou cou and flying fish is served on Wed and Fri, while pudding & souse is served Wed, Fri and Sun. Everything on the buffet is gluten free on Friday. • DINNER is the best in ‘Island Cuisine’. There is à la carte dining every night with a delightful mélange of local and Caribbean cuisine. Lunch Sunday-Friday from 12-3:30pm Dinner every night from 6:30pm Lunch Weekdays BB$59 Sunday BB$69 with complimentary drink Dinner Starters BB$15-34 Mains BB$39-95 Reservations: 426 7684 or 436 7069 Aquatic Gap, St. Michael


“Food, love and passion!�

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Buzo Osteria Italiana

Chef Cristian Grini from Urbino in Italy has created a really beautiful restaurant that buzzes with a lively ambiance, close to the Historic Garrison area, on one of the popular coasts in Barbados. Buzo Osteria Italiana is one of the hottest restaurant additions boasting a stunning martini bar featuring terrific signature cocktails, and a show kitchen and pizza bar. For a more informal dining experience, Buzo offers a remote controlled covered outdoor dining deck. An outstanding reasonably priced menu features generous portions of antipasti, fresh pasta dishes, pizzas and excellent meat, fish/seafood and vegetarian choices. The quality of service and well-trained, friendly staff is among the best on the island. Starters BB$20-39; Mains BB$26-135 Open 11am-10pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun Reservations Recommended: 629 BUZO (2896) The Pavilion, Hastings, Ch. Ch.


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Siam Bar & Restaurant Calabash Café “Wonderful taste of Thailand!”

“Breathtaking ocean views!”

Siam is a must-visit for an amazing gastronomic experience. Choose from an array of truly unique cocktails on the oceanfront boardwalk while enjoying the delectable Thai-fusion cuisine in a serene beachfront setting. Siam Bar & Restaurant is perfect for couples on a romantic evening out, or for groups celebrating together.

Enjoy the expert skills of their chefs as they bring you international cuisine accentuated by the local flavours of Barbados. Bougainvillea Barbados’ signature restaurant is as equally famous for its breathtaking views of the South Coast as it is for satisfying the senses with sumptuous delicacies. .

Dinner Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat & Sun Closed Mon and Fri

Open Daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon: BBQ Buffet with live music Thurs: Caribbean Buffet and show

Reservations: 628 1042 Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church

Reservations: 628 1042 Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church

Sizzle Steak House

Perched atop the boho-chic inspired Sugar Bay Barbados resort, their menu offers savoury Asian-fusion and a variety of traditional sushi and sashimi made to order by the skillful chef. Patrons not in the mood for the fresh raw delicacy will appreciate the many Asian classic dishes at UMI. We recommend their Asian-themed cocktails.

Sizzle Steak House blends the best cuts of beef and the flavours of the Caribbean prepared to perfection featuring a selection of delectable sauces. Sizzle Steak House is an exceptional dining experience not to be missed. It’s perfect for couples or families.

Dinner Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Closed Tue and Thur

Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat Closed Sundays

Reservations required 622 1101 Sugar Bay Barbados Garrison Historic Area, Christ Church

Reservations required 622 1101 Sugar Bay Chattel Plaza Garrison Historic Area, Christ Church

“Really good Asian food!”

“Great value for money!”

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Artsplash Café “Eat raw, drink raw!”

A casual restaurant and bar, with lots of island atmosphere, located on the south coast boardwalk in Hastings. With its indoor and outdoor seating and great sea views, Blakey’s is the perfect spot to relax with family and friends. The affordable menu offers local favourites like pepperpot, along with pasta selections, pizza and burgers. Live entertainment most weekends draws a lively crowd.

This trendy south coast café is very popular for their healthy selection of fresh breakfasts, lunches, snacks, local juices and smoothies. They also serve Lavazza coffee that can be enjoyed with free wifi. The seaview verandah is still the best place to cool down near the boardwalk and relax with friends! Serving a very tasty brunch menu every Sunday. Farmers Market – Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 8am to 2pm. Art Gallery open daily.

Dinner nightly from 6pm. Lunch Tues-Thurs from 12pm, Fri & Sat from 11:30am; Sun & Mon bar opens at 3:30pm (bar snacks served 4-6pm). Take out available.

Mon to Fri, 7:00am – 3:00pm. Sat, 8:00am – 3:00pm. Sun, 8:00am – 2:00pm.

Reservations: 228 5284 Hastings, Christ Church

Telephone: 228 0776 Hastings Main Rd., Ch. Ch.

“Perfect spot to enjoy a good meal with family and friends!”

“Great food and some of the best value for money in Barbados”

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Muscovado Restaurant & Golden Apple Café

These two restaurants in Hotel PomMarine are part of the Hospitality Institute of the Barbados Community College and they provide some of the best value on the island. The young students are charming in their diligent efforts to please. The Institute is the proud recipient of numerous global awards. • LUNCH IN GOLDEN APPLE CAFÉ Open seasonally (call to enquire), Mon-Fri 12-2:30pm Daily Caféteria Lunch Service BB$18-30 • FINE DINING IN MUSCOVADO RESTAURANT Sep 15-Dec 15 & Feb 20-Apr 30 3 course lunch BB$40, Tues-Fri 12-2:30pm 5 course gourmet dinner BB$85, includes a glass of wine, Fridays 7-9:30pm B a r a Lunch n d R e BB$70 s t a u r a n t Sunday Family Buffet a t H o t e l P o m M a r i n e inclusive of a carvery: Children 5-12yrs dine for 1/2 price, under 5yrs dine free. Reservations: 228 0900 Hotel PomMarine, Marine Gardens, Ch. Ch. |

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Salt Café

“Hand-crafted comfort food.” Simon And Lauren Tempro (get it? SALT) recently opened this remarkable little restaurant on the South Coast and it’s been an instant hit! The menu is thoughtful and creative, from the much-requested Truffle Fries and Baos to the decadent Salted Caramel Brownie. International flair abounds in the Asian Wings and Far Eastern Salad but you can also savour the local flavours of Sweet Potato Crusted Fish and Crispy Fried Chicken ... You’ll be thinking about your meal for days afterward and will no doubt return time and time again to make your way through the enticing menu! Reservations recommended. Appetizers BB$11-26; Mains BB$34-58 Open for Lunch and dinner: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 10pm Reservations: 537 SALT (7258) Hastings Main Road, Christ Church @saltcafebarbados


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“Reserve early and request a water-side table” This trendy restaurant, wonderfully positioned along the south coast boardwalk, is not only known for its breathtaking view but for exceptional service and delicious cuisine. No small wonder it’s a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. With a wide variety of tapas dishes and an à la carte menu, there is more than enough to satisfy any palate. Just a few feet away from the water’s edge, the atmosphere at the bar is casual and the conversation bubbly. Dining is intimate with sweeping views of the island’s southern coastline from both floors of the restaurant. Outdoor seating alongside the boardwalk and shoreline has been a very popular addition, making Tapas the ideal spot for sunset cocktails and a romantic dinner under the stars. Open Daily from 11:30am, last order 10:30pm. Reservations: 228 0704 Hastings, Christ Church


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Chicken George Beach Bar

“A favourite local hangout for over 25 years!” An island experience you’ll remember long after your tan has faded! Here you’ll find everything you need for a relaxed beach day: a great beach, beautiful clear water, beach chair/umbrella rentals… and of course, Chicken George - a cool, casual, family run beach bar where you can hang out and enjoy tasty local favourites, friendly service, beastly cold beers, boozy cocktails and a mean rum punch! And sports fans can catch the action live on TV without having to leave the beach! Free WiFi Open daily 10am-8pm Tel: 828 5974 Accra Beach, Rockley, Christ Church Facebook: Jason ChickenGeorge



“Great food, fun & sports action” Bubba’s offers an unbeatable combination of cuisine and atmosphere. You can enjoy all the sports action live via two satellite dishes on three 10-ft. screens and 17 additional TVs. An extensive à la carte menu features their popular Buffalo Wings, tasty burgers, sandwiches and garden-fresh salads. Try their massive 20oz. steak if you dare! Kids menu available. Be sure to check out their full-on Sunday Breakfast. Happy Hours daily.

Open daily: Monday - Thursday 11:30am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am–12am, Sunday 8am–11pm. Call for weekly game specials. Tel: 435 8731 Rockley Main Road, Ch. Ch.

Just Grillin’ South

Create your own flavour! At Chilly Moo’s there are dozens of delicious mix-ins like candy, syrup, fruit and nuts – smashed together on a frozen granite slab with your choice of 20 delicious flavours of ice cream and stuffed into one of their homemade cookie dough waffle cones to produce a unique creation! (Tastebuds required). Try one of their divine Smoothies, Shakes, Sundaes or Floats!

This popular open-air grill and bar serves some of the best fresh grilled fish on the island, with a choice of up to five varieties of fresh fish daily. The atmosphere is friendly and very casual with meals ranging between US$8.50 and US$22 – among the best value anywhere. Other selections from the grill include shrimp, steak, chicken, spare ribs and burgers served with your choice of any two delicious side orders including Caesar salad, grilled vegetables, coleslaw or potatoes.

“Loads of flavours to choose from!”

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday-Sunday, 11am-11pm. Tel: 437 1877 Quayside Centre, Rockley, Christ Church

“Good food and great prices.”

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Chilly Moo’s

Take away service available. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sunday 5:30-10pm. Tel: 435 6469 Quayside Centre, Rockley, Ch. Ch.


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Coffee Bean

“Barbados’ premium café” • DELICIOUS COFFEE Espresso, cappuccino, iced latte, mocha frappe and teas with carrot cake, cookies and pastries. • BREAKFAST OR LUNCH Pastas with a choice of two sauces Caesar, Greek and Garden salads Grilled, jerk or curried chicken Crab backs or crab salad Wraps, bagels, paninis, sandwiches Daily Caribbean soup special Spicy Barbadian patties and sushi

Call about south coast delivery. • Hastings 437 BEAN (2326) Easy walking distance from The Garrison Historic Area • Peronne Village 426 1094 Behind Massy Stores, Worthing • Welches 421 BEAN (2326) The Walk, adjacent to Cost-U-Less • Sunset Mall 422 BEAN (2326) Sunset Crest (Near Cave Shepherd) • Bridgetown 629 4681 Top floor, Cave Shepherd



“Authentic East Indian Kebabs, Curries and Tandoori!” For many years fans of Sitar have been yearning for a branch on the South Coast and finally their wish has come true! Ideally located at Lanterns Mall in Hastings, the latest addition to the Sitar Foods Family, Tagore’s offers Sitar favourites along with a few new dishes served in a casual café setting. The menu includes: Seek Kebab, Tandoori, Tikka, Korma, Madras, Vindaloo, Jalfrezi, Butter Chicken and many tantalizing vegetarian dishes. For the first time Indian style Chinese has been introduced to the island. A centuries old style of cooking influenced by our neighbours to the east, for all those who like their Chinese with a little more spice and zest! Eat in or takeaway. Tel: 622 1899 1st Floor, Lanterns Mall, Hastings, Christ Church

“Nyam and Jam!”

Sanctuary Café

“An amazing south coast oasis!”

About as close as you’ll get to Jamaica in Barbados! Irie Foods is probably best known for their char-grilled jerk chicken and pork, but it’s not just the jerk that stands out… Dishes such as ackee & salt fish, curry goat and Escovitch fish share the menu with roti and oxtail & beans, accompanied by a host of tasty staples like rice & peas, roast breadfruit, plantain and ‘festival’.

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Irie Foods

This unique café is a refuge of peace and quiet on the south coast, great for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or just a chat over a beverage and a tasty snack. They do wonderful hot and cold coffees, Dine in or take away. teas, delicious sweet treats, good quality sandwiches, pastas and salads as well as hot daily specials. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 100% wheelchair accessible. Mon-Sat: 7am-10pm Free WIFI available. Open 9am-5pm, Tue-Sat Closed Sun & Mon Tel/Reservations: 435 9727 Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, Worthing, Christ Church

(Sundays & holidays: 7am-10pm in winter season.) Tel: 420 4743 2nd Ave., Dover, Christ Church


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Apsara Samudra

“Classic Indian & Thai cuisine served in an enchanting waterside setting.” Renowned for the excellence of their Indian and Thai cuisine, Apsara welcomes you to its lovely seaside home in bustling St. Lawrence Gap. Apsara’s slatted pavilions and beguiling swings step down into gentle terraces, through the dense foliage of a tropical landscape, to the brilliant sun dappled Caribbean Sea that laps below your feet. The caress of ocean breezes and the romantic flicker of the flambeaux create an atmosphere of enchantment that embraces you as you dine. Diners have a choice of sitting indoors in the breezy dining room, or outdoors where the brilliance of the Caribbean Sea is challenged by the excellence of the food! Whichever you decide we know you will succumb to the charms of Apsara. Open for dinner Mon - Sat from 6pm. Closed Sundays. Starters BB$15-48; Mains BB$50-80; Desserts BB$15-18. Available for weddings and private functions. Reservations: 420 5453 or 420 5454 Waverley House, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church


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“One of Barbados’ most popular restaurants.” Champers’ solid reputation for consistently good food and value for money has made it one of the leading restaurants on the South Coast. Set away from the main road, right at the water’s edge, this elegant clifftop eatery ‘bubbles’ with atmosphere and has well earned its fiercely loyal clientele of locals and visitors. Champers is owner-run by much admired restaurateur, Chiryl Newman, who ensures the highest quality, locally grown produce and Barbados-caught fish and seafood are served. The restaurant boasts a dedicated gallery of original Caribbean art and several perfect options for weddings and corporate functions. Open for lunch Sun to Fri, and dinner every night. Dinner Starters BB$20-40; Mains BB$55-99. Wine BB$50-455; Champagne BB$185-$425. Reservations: 434 3463 or 435 6644 Skeetes Hill, Rockley, Ch. Ch.


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Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil

“Indulge in the real taste of Brasil!” Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil is a true Brazilian churrascaria (steakhouse), serving a wide selection of unlimited, top quality meats and poultry, traditionally seasoned and charcoal grilled the way the gauchos did in Southern Brazil centuries ago. Flame-grilled meats are carved directly onto your plate by ‘Passadors’ who continually make their rounds among the tables. Have more of everything, or just your favourites, the choice is yours!

Open daily from 6pm. St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Reservations: 537 6767


Seahorse Seafood Restaurant & Bar

“Get hooked on our wide range of locally-sourced seafood!” A brand new seafood dining experience in St. Lawrence Gap featuring a menu that’s abundant with fresh local seafood. Open for lunch and dinner, Seahorse offers a boatload of dining options from pickled sea cat and conch, to the freshest of local fish, lobster and the chef’s daily sushi selection. The place exudes an irresistibly casual atmosphere with a warm and friendly Caribbean style. The open deck is the perfect spot to catch the sunset over St. Lawrence Bay while enjoying one of their delightfully boozy cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Reservations: 823 7374

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Surfer’s Café

“Laid back atmosphere with cool vibes and rustic charm!” An awesome, family-styled, surfer themed restaurant, located on the western edge of Oistins, and in close proximity to two of the island’s most popular surf spots: Freights Bay and South Point to the south east. From the balcony, guests can enjoy unrestricted views of beautiful Oistins Bay; the nearby fishing village is always a hive of activity and the locally hand crafted fishing boats can be seen coming and going. It’s also an ideal location to view breathtaking sunsets while enjoying an early dinner, or cocktails. Live music some nights. Open: Mon, Tues, Sat, Sun 7:30am - 10pm; Wed to Fri 7:30am - 12am Tel: 420 9283 Oistins Main Road, Christ Church


Sports Bars Lucky Horseshoe

“Steakhouse. Saloon. Slots.” With 4 locations – City Centre, Warrens, Worthing and Bagatelle – Lucky Horseshoe 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 or music. For adult entertainment there is a range of slot machines, while families should check out the Super Value Kids’ Menu or the Kids Eat Free special for children 7 years and under. They look forward to welcoming you soon! Open 24/7 • Worthing, Christ Church • Warrens, St. Michael • Bagatelle, St. Thomas • City Centre, Bridgetown Tel: 537 5825


Sports Bars

Bubba’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

“With 20 well placed screens, plenty of space & great menu selections, Bubba’s is for fans of all sports!” 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 17 additional TVs. You can be assured that whether it’s English Premier 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 à la carte menu. Be sure to check out their full-on Sunday Breakfast. Open Mon to Thu: 11:30am–11pm, Fri & Sat: 11am–12am, Sun: 8am–11pm. Daily happy hours. Call for weekly game specials. Tel: 435 8731 Rockley Main Road, Christ Church


Courtesy Harbour Lights

Nightlife The Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show at Harbour Lights is loads of fun for all ages

Island Hot Spots Harbour Lights: Popular open-air, beachfront club. Best Nights: Mondays and Wednesdays - Beach Extravaganza & Dinner Show on the beach; Weekend Wednesdays - Free drinks 9:00pm–2:00am; Oh What a Friday Free drinks 9.30pm-3:00am. Blakey’s on the Boardwalk: Whether you go there to wine or dine, Blakey’s is always full of atmosphere! The boardwalk location makes it a great spot for sundown cocktails. Live music most weekends. The Old Jamm Inn: “Booze, Beats & Burgers” 7 days a week. Enjoy the

music of some of Barbados’ best musicians on their open deck in the Caribbean air, under the stars.

Oistins Fish Fry: Centred around the Oistins Fish Market, a great opportunity to soak up some real Bajan atmosphere, enjoy the local music and sample all types of fresh fish, deliciously seasoned the Bajan way, and eaten hot off the grill.


Blakey’s on the Boardwalk

Gina Francesca Photography

Little Bristol Beach Bar

Courtesy Little Bristol Beach Bar

Leo shaking up cocktails at Il Tempio

Courtesy Il Tempio


Surfer’s Café

Courtesy Surfer’s Café

Surfer’s Café: Overlooking the sea on the western edge of Oistins with a laid back atmosphere, cool vibes and rustic charm. Live music on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30pm with 2 happy hours from 6-7pm and 9:30-10:30pm. DJ music on Fridays and live music on Sundays from 7pm. Merton’s Place: A no-frills seaside joint in the tiny fishing village of Half Moon Fort in St. Lucy. Open for dinner Thursday through Saturday serving a variety of market fresh fish, chicken and pork cooked in coal pots on a wood fire, with a selection of local sides. Little Bristol: On the beach in Speightstown, next to Fisherman’s Pub. Wonderfully laid-back setting, with a deck overlooking the sea perfect for catching the incredible sunsets. Live music Wednesdays and Fridays. The Wreck: Just north of Mullins, this upbeat roadside bar serves great food and drink in a casual, easygoing setting. In the heart of Holetown, First & Second Streets offer a buzzing, upbeat nightlife scene with a number of trendy bars and restaurants that are suitably lively on Fridays and Saturdays. Il Tempio: Italian hospitality at its best – great spot to enjoy drinks around the beach bar. Daily Happy Hours 4-6pm (4-7pm on Fri. and Sun. only, with complimentary finger food).


Nightlife Harbour Lights

“Unrivalled entertainment at an unbeatable price.” Harbour Lights, the renowned open air, beachfront club on stunning Carlisle Bay, is the favourite spot of visitors and locals. Liven up your Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show - discover the island’s rich Afro-Caribbean heritage, traced through the melodies of three Caribbean bands and a full cast of performers. Immerse yourself in Bajan scenes and social pasttimes reenacted by symbolic cultural characters. There is non-stop action as towering stiltwalkers, once known as the ‘guardians of the village’, showcase acrobatic skills. The excitement heats up with the flaming limbo dancer and iconic fire eater Cassius Clay. Experience electrifying rhythms and be mesmerized by Carnival beauties and ‘Mudda Sally’s’ ‘movementations’. Complementing the entertainment package, is a delicious, spice-infused BBQ dinner straight from the grill and freeflowing drinks throughout the evening. Harbour Lights goes until late with a full fledged nightclub experience after the dinner show that’s not to be missed. What’s Included: Transfers, Dinner, Drinks and Show. Show Dates: Monday & Wednesday | All ages welcome 7-10:30pm Nightclub: Wednesday 9pm - 2am, Friday 9:30pm - 3am Tel: 436 7225 | | #harbourlights


Photo: Niall Thomas/BeSocial

Car Hire

Hiring a Car

Visitors must produce a valid driver’s licence in order to obtain a Visitor’s Permit which is usually issued by the car hire companies or from the Barbados Licensing Authority in The Pine, St. Michael, Oistins or Speightstown for BB$10 – it is valid for two months from the date of issue.

Driving Tips in a Nutshell

• In Barbados we drive on the left. • Seat belts are compulsory. • The roundabout system of lanes: when taking the first left exit off the roundabout you should remain in the left lane; when proceeding straight, take either lane and filter at the exit, all other exits off the roundabout remain in the right lane. At roundabouts always give way to traffic approaching from the right. • The main ABC Highway runs from the Grantley Adams International Airport, parallel to the South Coast and then to the West Coast. • Highways 1-7 all start in Bridgetown and branch out across the island. • Highways A-Z are the smaller roads in between. • When you hear the honk of a horn it has a variety of meanings. It could be a warning, or a ‘hello’ to a passing friend or an ‘excuse me, I’m coming’. • When someone flashes their lights at you at a junction it usually means ‘proceed, I’m letting you go first’.


Car Hire

Courtesy Rent-A-Car “First class transportation.”

With their 35 year track record for courteous and efficient service, along with first class transportation, Courtesy Rent-A-Car is Barbados’ #1 choice for car rentals. Their well-maintained fleet comprises the finest Economy to Executive and Luxury vehicles at excellent prices. Visit them at convenient Airport, Cruise Terminal or Wildey locations, or to book online, check availability or reservation status and take advantage of special offers. • GPS technology available on request • 24 hr Emergency/Breakdown Service • Free Pickup/Delivery islandwide • Affiliate of Hertz in Barbados • Associates of local NISSAN and Hyundai agents Tel: (246) 431 4160 (Wildey) (246) 418 2500 (Airport) Wildey, St. Michael


Car Hire National Car Rentals


DELIVEE to hoteERY guest ls & house s

“Over 300 vehicles, 24 hour emergency service & unlimited mileage.”

We offer a full range of vehicles from fully loaded sedans to mokes. In addition, we have the only luxury class on the island, which includes Mercedes. Vehicles are delivered free of charge to hotels and guest houses and our rental agents can issue your local driver’s permit.

Reservations: (246) 434 8414/50 Toll Free: 1 800 581 8773 Grantley Adams Int’l Airport and CWTS Complex, Lower Estate, St. Michael






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Stoutes Car Rentals

“All kinds of vehicles for every adventure.” Stoutes Car Rental Ltd. is a family-owned company that offers jeeps, mokes, vans and air-conditioned sedans for short and long-term rental in Barbados. The company’s large fleet of well-maintained vehicles is backed by decades of experience. Seasoned staff meet arriving clients at the airport or deliver the vehicles to any local address, providing them with detailed maps of the island and directions to their destination. Visitor driving permits, GPS systems and child seats are supplied if requested, and 24 hour roadside assistance is offered to all customers. ®




Tel: (246) 416 4456 Fax: (246) 416 4435 Grantley Adams Int’l Airport and Kirtons, St. Philip


Car Hire Direct Rentals

“GPS with BajanNav available.” Trusted for 42 years, with a fleet of over 100 new vehicles, Direct Rentals offer only current and upto-date models. Choose from our economy range of vehicles, SUVs or People Carriers with the knowledge that your vehicle is fully insured and well maintained. Competitive rates and seasonal discounts for direct bookings make us the ideal choice for your vacation or business needs!

Tel: (246) 420 6372 Balls Plantation, Christ Church


Top Car Rentals

“We’ll ensure your car rental experience is as smooth as a Bajan rum punch!” Why choose us over other car rental companies? • Established for over 40 years – so we’re experienced • Competitive rates – value for your $ • Vehicles fully insured & properly licensed – no worries • 24hr prompt emergency service – no worries, no problems! • Modern, well-maintained fleet • Prompt, efficient, friendly service

Call to reserve your car today! Tel: (246) 435 0378 Rockley New Rd., Christ Church

15% Mangera Car Rentals “36 years of great service!”

Mangera’s well-maintained vehicles: automatic, air-conditioned cars and eight seater vans, manual and automatic jeeps, and Suzuki mokes will be delivered 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.

Tel/Fax: (246) 436 0562 Cell: (246) 230 0212 Welches Main Road, St. Michael

Car Hire

Jones Car Rentals “Reliable and economical!”

Let Jones Car Rentals assist you in discovering Barbados with selections from their varied, well-maintained fleet of vehicles. Make your choice from automatic, air-conditioned cars (large and small), executive and economy sedans, Grand Vitara Jeeps and 7 seater deluxe vans. • Prices negotiable. • Visitor’s permits issued. • All vehicles comprehensively insured. • Free & prompt delivery/pick-up. • Baby seats available. • 24-hr. Emergency Response

Tel: (246) 42 JONES/425 6637 Passage Road, St. Michael


Safety Don’t leave valuables unattended

Use a good sun screen

Beware of falling coconuts

Sea urchins


SAFETY Barbados is considered to be a safe place but always be as cautious as you would be at home. Exercise common sense when venturing into isolated locations; secure your valuables; never leave your belongings unattended on the beach or in full view in a locked car; always leave your key at front desk as lost keys mean insecurity. Barbados has never had a shark attack. The most common sharks are Nurse Sharks, which do not attack. There are no poisonous spiders or snakes but a centipede bite, though not poisonous, can be very painful. BE AWARE Barbados is close to the equator and the sun can cause severe damage to the skin, so be sure to use a good sun screen and sit under an umbrella. Before sitting under a coconut tree, check that there are no brown coconuts or drooping brown branches that are apt to fall. If you are stuck by the spines of the black sea urchins found on the reef, although painful, they are harmless and will eventually dissolve and be absorbed by the body. Only pull them out if they are clearly protruding.

Eye Q - Stylist Opticians:

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Emergency only: 211 Crime Stoppers Hotline: 429 8787 St. James. Tel: 419 3937 AMBULANCE SERVICES Private Ambulance:

622 3061/2 / 228 8633 QEH Ambulance:

511 or 426 0016 MEDICAL CENTRES Sandy Crest Medical Centre:

(Open 24-Hrs.) Sunset Crest, Holetown, St. James. Tel: 419 4911 Elcourt Clinic:

(Open daily 7:30am-10pm) Maxwell, Christ Church. Tel: 428 9452 FMH Emergency Clinic:

Open daily 8am–midnight. 3rd Ave., Belleville, St. Michael. Tel: 228 6120 Queen Elizabeth Hospital:

Martindales Road, St. Michael. Tel: 436 6450 Decompression Chamber:

Barbados Defence Force Medical Unit, The Garrison, St. Michael. Tel: 436 6185/6/7/8 Ext. 2556 EYE CARE Express Optical:

Cave Shepherd, Broad St., B’town. Tel: 629 4653 Sheraton Mall, Ch. Ch. Tel: 437 0896

Harcourt Carter Optical:

Belleville, St. Michael. Tel: 417 5650 Dome Mall, Warrens, Tel: 417 5651 Sargeants Village, Ch. Ch. Tel: 417 5652 DENTISTS B’dos Dental Association:

For your dental needs call the BDA for a referral to a dentist in your area. Tel: 228 6488 PHARMACIES Massy Stores Pharmacy:

Useful Directory


Worthing, Christ Church Tel: 435 0020 Oistins, Christ Church Tel: 428 6057 Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael Tel: 434 1023 Sunset Crest, St. James Tel: 432 1290 Warrens, St. Michael Tel: 417 5231/3 Lewis Drug Mart:

Rockley, Christ Church Tel: 435 8090 iMart:

Tel: 271 DRUG (3784) Locations: The Walk, Welches, St. Thomas. Lanterns Mall, Hastings, Ch. Ch. Carlton Pharmacy, Carlton, St. Michael


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Activities 10-11 Barbados Concorde Exp. 10, 11

Restaurant Guide 118-175 Apsara Samudra 172 Artsplash Café 164 Art & Craft 42-51 148 Gallery of Caribbean Art 49 Asian Spice 132 Janice Sylvia Brock 44, 45 Atlantis Hotel, The 143 On The Wall Art Gallery 47 Beach Shack, The Tides Art Gallery 51 Blakey’s on the Boardwalk 164 Bombas Beach Bar 139 Beaches 110-117 Brown Sugar 160 Little Bristol 114 Bubba’s Sports Bar 168 Car Hire 182-187 Buzo Osteria Italiana 161 Courtesy Rent-A-Car 11, 183 Calabash Café 162 Direct Car Rentals 186 Cariba 157 Jones Car Rental 187 Catch-22 127 Mangera Car Rentals 187 Champers 173 National Car Rentals 184 Stoutes Car Rentals 185 Chicken George Beach Bar 168 130 Top Car Rentals 186 Chill ‘n Breeze Chilly Moo’s 169 Golf 20-21 Cin Cin 141 Barbados Golf Club 21, Map Cliff, The 155 154 Island Tours 73 Cliff Beach Club, The 170 Glory Tours 73 Coffee Bean Island Safari 81 Cutters 133 Team Baywatch Taxi 192 Daphne’s 153 D’onofrio’s Trattoria 135 Motor Sport 9 East Point Grill 134 Bushy Park Barbados 9, Map Garden Terrace, The 159 Golden Apple Café 165 Nightlife 178-181 Hugo’ s 141 Harbour Lights 180, 181 Irie Foods 171 Property 100-109 Juma’s 144 Beach Houses by Crane Resorts Just Grillin’ South 169 108, 109 Just Grillin’ West 148 Crane Resorts 106, 107 L’Azure 137 Realtors Limited 103 Lobster Alive 125 Royal Westmoreland 104, 105 Lobster Pot, The 146 Muscovado 165 Naniki 133

Limegrove Lifestyle Ctr. 37, Map Milano Diamond Gallery 3, Map Royal Shop, The IFC, 28, 29, IBC, Map Tropicana Jewellers 33, Map

Shopping 24-41 18, 19 Best of Barbados 35, Map Butterfly Boutique 36 Cave Shepherd 5, 30 Diamonds Int’l 1, 26, 27, BC Earthworks Pottery 38, 39, Map Ganzee/Caribbean Kidz 31, Map Harley-Davidson Map Hastings Farmers Market 40 Green Monkey Chocolatier, The 41

Sports Bars Bubba’s Sports Bar Lucky Horseshoe

Sightseeing 74-99 Andromeda Gardens 89, Map Barbados Museum, The 98 B’dos Wildlife Reserve 79, Map Caribbean Cigar Co. 97 Coco Hill Forest 86 Exclusive Cottons (ECCI) 85 Flower Forest 87, Map George Washington House 99 Grenade Hall 79, Map Harrison’s Cave 84 Hunte’s Gardens 83, Map Island Safari 81 Museum of Parliament 93, Map PEG Farm & Nature Reserve 91 Welchman Hall Gully 80 Spa Services Mobile Massage Serenity Spa

Taxi Services Team Baywatch Taxi Terrific Tours Exchange Museum, The Historic Audio Tours Lickrish Food Tours

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Nino’s By The Sea 145 Nishi 149 Open Kitchen Café & Bistro 156 Orange Street Grocer 142 Paulo’s Churrasco do Brasil 174 Port St. Charles Yacht Club 140 Primo Bar & Bistro 141 Relish Epicurea 142 Restaurant at Animal Flower Cave, The 127 Round House 129 Salt Café 166 Sanctuary Café 171 Sand Dunes 131 Sandy Lane 152 Seahorse Seafood Rest. 174 Siam Bar & Rest. 162 Sizzle Steak House 163 Surfer’s Café 175 Tagore’s 170 Tapas 167 Tides Restaurant, The 151 Top Deck, The 147 UMI 163 Zaccios 150 Zen 136

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Water Adventures

G Fish Watersports 70 Hazell’s Water World 68 Reef Smart Guides 69 Fishing & Boat Trips 64-65 Barbados Fishing Charters 65 Cannon Charters 65 Team Baywatch 64 Therapy Charters 64 Glass Bottom Boat 64 Team Baywatch 64 Tranquility Cruises 72 Hydro Sport 67 Jetblade Barbados 67 Sail & Surf 66 Blue Skies Cruises 66 Boosy’s Surf School 66 Sailing Cruises 54-63 Bolador Tours Inc. 56 El Tigre/Small Cats 54, 55 Elegance 57 Good Times 61 Jammin’ 62 R&R Cruising Charters 59 Sail Calabaza 63 Shasa 60 Tiami Cruises 58, Map Submarine Adventures 71 Atlantis Submarines 7, 71 Yoga & Meditation Bawa Yoga Sunshine Kula



Diving & Snorkeling 68-70

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Team Baywatch Taxi

“Providing reliable transportation.” Team Baywatch is an owner run taxi service company operating from the west coast of Barbados. Hassle-free, dependable airport transfers and trips to restaurants, supermarkets, beaches, shopping etc. They also offer Island Tours. Max and Julia are prompt, reliable, and take pride in providing a safe, comfortable experience. Luxury transfers are available and advance bookings are appreciated.

Trents, Holetown, St. James Contact Max or Julia Tel: (1 246) 249 5115/242 2108



Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Holetown, St. James T: 271-8230