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From the tender age of 15 Everick Lynton found his calling, and now explores his passion using pastels, oils, and watercolours. Intrigued by the property of light to enhance his subject matter, he masterfully captures the often elusive interplay of light and colour. His prolific output often centres around the themes of the culture and heritage of Barbados. Everick was the recipient of two NIFCA Silver Awards in 1997, and in 2007 one of his paintings was part of the CLICO calendar Vision of Verses. His paintings can be found in many private collections around the world and is available in Barbados’ leading art galleries. Visit his studio by appointment. Tel: 429 3050 or 248 3637 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Activities 10, 11 Advertisers Index 190 Art & Craft 48 Beaches 110 Buy Local 44 Calendar of Events 12, 13, 14 Car Hire 180 Credits 4 Fishing Charters 72 Glass Bottom Boats 73 Golf 22 Historic Treasures 90 Island Adventures 60 Motor Sport 74 Nightlife 172 Nuts & Bolts 8 Nuts about Nutshell 2 Property 94 Restaurant Guide 116 Safety 188 Sailing Cruises 63 Shopping 28 Sightseeing 76 Snorkeling/Diving 75 Spa Services 18 Sports Bars 170 Submarine Adventures 9, 62 Stand-Up Paddling 70 Surfing 71 Useful Directory 189
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Bridgetown - a World Heritage Site
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Nuts & Bolts
CAPITAL CITY - Bridgetown, the
main shopping centre. On June 25 2011, ‘Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison’ was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. There is no other higher form of recognition for a heritage site in the World. A convenient shuttle service operates between hotels and Bridgetown - call 227-2200. CURRENCY - The Barbados Dollar is tied to the US Dollar at a rate of US$1 = BB$1.98; other currencies fluctuate so check with the local banks or the press. 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 (2012). SIZE - 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.
Barbados Concorde Experience
“A truly memorable experience!” 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 and coffee shop, and observation deck. Fun for all ages. Normal hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-5pm. These hours may be subject to change due to private functions. Call 420 7738 for more information
Segway Barbados “Come glide with us”
Come ride the world renowned Segway PT (Personal Transporter) in a truly “off-road” experience. At Segway of Barbados, they take you on an adventure ride that will leave you with lasting memories long after your trip to Barbados. Experience for yourself why this tour is so unique!
For more information on tour times and prices or to make your reservation call: 253 6772 www.segwaybarbados.com
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Full Moon Harris Paints J24 Regattas Midsummer Creole Classic First Citizens J24 Open Championships Canada Dry Charity Golf at Royal Westmoreland
2 Full Moon 3-24 Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools Cricket Tournament 4-5 Lucky Horseshoe J24 Regattas 12 Barbados Cruising Club Regatta 25 Massy United Insurance Derby 31 Full Moon (Blue Moon)
May Day (Bank Holiday) England vs West Indies - Third Test Cricket Series Full Moon Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf International Tournament Gun Hill By Moonlight Boatyard J24 Regatta Presidents Cup/Kearns Trophy at B’dos Polo Club, Holders 28th Central American and Caribbean Bridge Federation Zonal Championships Barbados May Regatta B’dos Int’l Masters Football Festival Sol Rally Barbados Scrutineering & Scotia Bank King of the Hill Digicel B’dos Golf Club Open Gospelfest Barbados Chefette Restaurants Fun Run Whit Monday (Bank Holiday) Sol Rally Barbados
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Calendar of Events
1 Emancipation Day (Bank Holiday) 1-2 Bridgetown Market 2 Cohobblopot 3 Kadooment Day (Bank Holiday) 20-1 Barbados Historic Rally Carnival 23-29 30th B’dos Int’l Hockey Festival 29 Full Moon BarbadosinaNutshell.com
B’dos Surfing Assoc. Nationals Massy United Insurance Barbados Golf Open (TBC) Mr. Caribbean Barbados Fitness Competition Full Moon
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Last Waterman Standing SUP Around Barbados BKC All Breed Championship Dog Show 26th Annual B’dos Nat’l Triathlon B’dos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at Barbados Golf Club Full Moon
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Independence Lighting Ceremony & Bajan Folk Brew TBA NIFCA (National Independence Festival of Creative Arts) 4-8 Barbados Open Water Festival 7-8 Annual Sizzlin’ Sand Beach Volleyball Barbados Sunsplash 12-15 November Surfing Pro 15 BKC All Breed Championship Dog Show 19 Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival 21 B’dos Golf Club Independence Trophy 21-22 J24 Barbados Match Racing Championships 25 Full Moon 28-29 RBC Classic at B’dos Golf Club 30 Independence Day (Bank Holiday)
Calendar of Events
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Run Barbados Int’l 10k Series BGA President’s Putter at Royal Westmoreland Golf Club Full Moon Christmas Day (Bank Holiday) The Royal Barbados Police Force Band Christmas Concert at Queen’s Park, Bridgetown Boxing Day (Bank Holiday) Boxing Day at the Races BarbadosinaNutshell.com
1 New Year’s Day (Bank Holiday) TBA Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari 15-23 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 21 Errol Barrow Day (Bank Holiday) 21 Mount Gay Round B’dos Race 24 Full Moon 30-31 Barbados Horticultural Society Annual Flower & Garden Show
14-21 Holetown Festival 22 Full Moon 26-28 Agrofest
Calendar of Events
5 Sandy Lane Gold Cup 23 Full Moon 25 Good Friday (Bank Holiday) 26-28 Oistins Fish Festival 28 Easter Monday (Bank Holiday) TBA Holders Opera Season
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Full Moon Nat’l Heroes Day (Bank Holiday) B’dos Int’l Fishing Tournament B’dos Reggae Festival
• The B’dos Horticultural Society hosts Open Gardens on Sundays from 2-6pm in Jan. & Feb. Call (246) 428-5889 or visit www.horticulturebarbados.com • The B’dos National Trust hosts Open Houses every Wed. from 2:30-5:30pm 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 as well as details of Open House venues. • Polo Season is from December to May each year. For full details visit: www.barbadospoloclub.com • Horse Racing takes place on Saturdays throughout the year. Call (246) 626-3980 or visit: www.barbadosturfclub.org
Spa Services Section
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Barbados offers an astounding array of holistic spa services that will send you home feeling rested and rejuvenated
Well-being. Such an elemental and essential thing it is—a healthy body, mind and spirit, working holistically in harmonious balance. Life in Barbados is already conducive to well-being. Even so, we who live here sometimes need a bit of repair, or a tune-up from time to time. We are fortunate: somewhere between the doctor and the spa, there’s a world of healing modalities that assuage our aches and soothe our spirits. How perfect, too, for visitors! If holidays are for rest, recreation and renewal, then just think of the added boost that a bit of healing therapy can provide. From as far back as 1751 when George Washington brought his ailing brother to convalesce on the island, Barbados has long been renowned as a healthy destination and Spa resort. In those bygone days it was mainly the invigorating fresh-air, sea breezes and peaceful coastal locations that attracted people to Barbados. A 1911 advertisement for The Crane Hotel claimed: “The Crane Hotel is a Seaside Resort for families, invalids and pleasure seekers. The fresh and invigorating air of the Atlantic restores health without the aid of medicine...” Today, thankfully, we still have those lovely fresh breezes and welcoming coastline, but we can now also offer the exceedingly enticing combination of some of the world’s finest and most luxurious Spa facilities, accompanied by the Caribbean charm and tropical ambiance of a premier vacation destination.
“An exceptional spa experience” Bansuri Spa is a holistic day spa offering a rejuvenating atmosphere where customers will be able to relax both their body and mind in tranquil treatment rooms. Bansuri Spa offers luxurious spa treats including: Massage Rituals, Signature Warm Bamboo Massage, Body Scrubs & Wraps, Facials, Manicures & Pedicures, Waxing Services, Spa Day Packages and a Full Service Hair Salon. View the full range of Spa Treats at www.bansurispa.com. When making your booking, say “I’m a SPA NUT” and receive 5% off all your spa treats! Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Savannah Beach Hotel Hastings, Christ Church Tel: 417 6870 Ext. 3807 firstname.lastname@example.org BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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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 - $200 Deep Tissue Massage - $140 Spa Manicures - $50 (with Essie & OPI polishes) Spa Pedicures - $50 (with Essie & OPI polishes) Reflexology - $120 Body Scrubs - $50 Rejuvenating Facials with Clarins products- $100 Call direct: 230 0287 Everyday 8am-10pm. Appts. also available on Bank Holidays
Elements Spa & Mobile Spray Tan
“Tranquil, private & relaxing” Run by Champneys trained Sarah Young, Elements Spa uses the Phytomer line from Paris for a wonderful range of facials and body treatments. They offer deep tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy and Swedish massages, pedicures and manicures and their speciality, a mobile spray tanning service. The spa’s expert application of the leading Geleration manicure keeps nails beautiful for weeks. Elements Spa guarantees you a tranquil, private and relaxing experience. Go and renew your inner glow – You’re Beautiful. Open Tue - Sat 10am-6pm Mango Bay Hotel, Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 6826 email@example.com
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“Relax, rejuvenate & heal” Chakra Spa’s experienced and internationally trained therapists use luxurious products for their therapeutic services. With six well-appointed treatment rooms - including a couple’s room with private Jacuzzi, pedi-thrones, a steam room and a sauna, your Chakra experience is designed to relax, rejuvenate and heal you. View the entire Spa Menu online: www.accrabeachhotel.com Open Mon 11am-7pm, Tue-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Rockley, Christ Church Tel: 435 8690 Facebook: Chakra Spa firstname.lastname@example.org BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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The 12th Hole at Apes Hill
Golf in Barbados
For such a small Caribbean island, Barbados is truly blessed with an incredible richness of golf courses. On the south coast can be found the Barbados Golf Club, an enjoyable 18-hole championship course, and Club Rockley, a well-maintained 9-hole resort course. Both are open to the public. On the west coast, the quality of the courses and their very close proximity to each other represent a veritable ‘Golfer’s Paradise’. Endorsed by the successful staging of a world-class golf tournament, and offering four PGA standard courses, Barbados can now be considered a genuine golf destination. 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 18hole 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.
Golf Royal Westmoreland
“Consistently rated as one of the top courses in the Caribbean!” Royal Westmoreland boasts a par 72, 7,045 yard championship course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Set in a lush tropical landscape and calling for every club in your bag, it’s consistently rated as one of the top courses in the Caribbean. The tricky greens, ocean views from every hole and an amusing audience of resident monkeys place this course among the world’s best. Your golf experience is further enhanced by a pro shop offering club and shoe hire, driving range, practice greens and short game academy. Complete your visit with a bite to eat at the Clubhouse or by relaxing in the Indulgence Spa at Mullins Beach.
Golf Tee Times - (246) 419 7242 email@example.com www.royalwestmoreland.com
The upscale Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown
Duty Free and 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. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: You must present your immigration departure slip or passport with travel details at the time of purchase..
The Bridgetown Express Shuttle
There is an excellent shuttle service to Bridgetown from hotels on the south and west coasts with special discounts for shoppers. Contact your hotelâ€™s front desk, guest services or concierge to make arrangements or telephone them at 227 2200. Sheraton Mall also operates a daily shuttle service along the South Coast with stops at select hotels. Check with your hotelâ€™s Activities Desk or call Sheraton at 437 0970.
The West Wing of Parliament houses the fascinating Museum of Parliament Photo: Andrew Hulsmeier
Shopping The Royal Shop
“Barbados’ oldest and finest tax free jewellery store!” The Royal Shop is one of the oldest family owned luxury retailers in Barbados. As one of the island’s leading watch and jewellery stores, the Royal Shop is the exclusive and authorised dealer of Rolex and Tudor timepieces at Duty Free prices. Ideally located in the heart of the capital city, historic Bridgetown, you are sure to find a treasure trove that will make memories to last a lifetime. At the Royal Shop, you will find some of the world’s renowned watch brands like Raymond Weil, Rado, Chopard, Maurice LaCroix, Longines, Tissot and Movado and affordable and fashionable watches by Guess, Rebecca, Victrinox, ESQ, Ice, Swatch, Seiko, Casio and Citizen. Bedazzle her with fine diamond jewellery from the Royal Shop’s private collection and with #32 Broad Street, Bridgetown luxury brands from Chopard, Marco Bicego, Belle Étoile,Tel.Bellari and (246) 429-7072 theroyalshop-barbados.com Hulchi Belluni. You will also find the very popular and attractive beautiful black and white diamond collection by Gemoro, Italian gold necklaces and bracelets, precious and semi-precious gemstones and fresh water pearls that are perfect for every occasion. 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 www.theroyalshop-barbados.com Like Us on Facebook Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 14 locations island-wide, choose from their extensive collection of non-conflict diamonds and loose precious stones. At Diamonds International you can always upgrade your diamond jewellery as your own love story grows. Discover the uniqueness of their own patented, luxury brands such as Crown of Light, Sara G, Gift and Safi Kilima, available only at Diamonds International. Find the widest collection of jewellery and luxury timepieces for the discerning collector at any of their locations. Diamonds International is home to some of the world’s most exclusive brands such as Bulgari, Chopard, Dior, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, John Hardy, Montblanc, Panerai and Piaget. Visit their new Breitling and Cartier boutiques in Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown when on the West Coast. With these internationally recognized jewellery brands, Diamonds International is your number one retailer on the island, and not to be missed!. Private viewings are available, in the privacy of your hotel room or villa, with expertly trained and
Shopping highly professional sales executives to assist you. As visitors to Barbados are given the privilege of shopping without having to pay import duty or VAT, the prices for these amazing luxury brands are some of the best you will find anywhere in the world. Visit Diamonds International today at one of their convenient locations: #8 Upper Broad Street, Bridgetown Tel: 430 2422 Lower Broad Street, Bridgetown Tel: 430 2400 The Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, Tel: 431 9216/7 West Coast Mall, Holetown Tel: 419 2505 Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 271 8230 Grantley Adams International Airport Tel: 418 2300 Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James Tel: 432 0076 The Tamarind Hotel, St. James Tel: 419 2508 The Fairmont Royal Pavillion, St. James Tel: 419 2503 Turtle Beach Resort, Dover, Christ Church Tel: 428 7131 Royal Westmoreland Golf Club, St. James Tel: 419 2510 The Radisson Aquatica, Bay Street Tel: 228 0146 1-800-51-JEWEL www.DiamondsInternational.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Shopping Milano Diamond Gallery “A unique jewellery store!”
Milano Diamond Gallery is a delight for experienced, savvy shoppers. Thanks to its global presence, Milano is able to bring the latest and finest jewellery designs into Barbados, from natural white and colour diamonds to colourful gemstones, all available at surprisingly affordable prices. Worthy of attention is Milano’s own Unity brand, focusing on ‘Big Look’ diamond jewellery and diamond tennis bracelets of all carat weights. Milano also represents Hearts On Fire - the world’s most perfectly cut diamond, Divina all natural fancy yellow diamonds, LeVian all natural Chocolate Diamonds®, Green Nile all natural Columbian emeralds, Philip Stein watches, Luminox watches and the increasingly popular Bering and Skagen watches of Denmark. Milano is the fastest growing retailer in the Caribbean with over 35 stores opened in 4 years. The sister company Kiran Group is a DTC Sight holder and the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds of a carat and under. Kiran has achieved benchmarks of quality complying with the Best Practice Principles (BPP) and Ethical norms of the industry. As diamond site-holders, they guarantee their clients are offered genuine wholesale prices on all of their GIA/EGL Certified diamonds and they also have a New York based customer service centre. Take along your copy of Barbados in a Nutshell to receive a free island-inspired lithograph as a keepsake of your visit. 29-30 Broad Street, Bridgetown Open Mon-Fri 9:30am-5pm; Sat 9:30am-3pm Tel: 429 2900 www.milanodg.com
â€œA Great Store for fantastic deals - A Swan Street Delight!â€? A versatile jewellery store offering fantastic deals, proficient craftsmanship and excellent customer service. At their convenient out of town and Historic Bridgetown stores you will find exquisite jewellery, fashion watches, interchangeable strap watches, and gift watch sets. Tropicana is renowned for an outstanding selection of fine sterling silver, 10kt and 14kt Italian gold and a dynamic line of stainless steel jewellery including lovely rings, chains, earrings, pendants and bracelets. Take a piece of the island back with you flying fish pendants and earrings and traditional West Indian Bangles for all ages in both silver and gold. Tropicana also offers an extensive variety of brand name watches such as Anne Klein, Citizen and Casio. You can also find a wide selection of authentic electronic equipment - DVDs, MP3s and MP4s, speakers, TVs, radios, car stereos and phones. Whether shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone, make sure to visit one of the two Tropicana stores. Sheraton Mall, Christ Church Tel: 437 1983 42 Swan Street, Bridgetown Tel: 431 9164 www.tropicanajewellersbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Shopping Runway Duty Free
“An unparalleled range of premium Rums from the Caribbean” Introducing “The Caribbean Rum Collection” at Runway Duty Free in the departures hall of Grantley Adams International Airport. We invite you to experience and sample an unparalleled range of premium Rums from the Caribbean. The Collection of 80 plus Rums showcase the diversity of flavours and aromas unique to the region where the sun-drenched warmth and humid climate create the ideal aging environment for Rum. Our spirits mature 2 to 3 times faster than spirits in other climates meaning a 10 year old Rum is comparable to a Whisky aged 25 to 30 years. The Caribbean Rum Collection embodies the great heritage of rum-making in the region. Generations old craftsmanship and knowledge have been blended to create an exquisite taste of the Caribbean. Departures Terminal, Grantley Adams International Airport Tel: 428 7101 Ext. 4471
Shopping Harley-Davidson of the West Indies “Fashionable and comfortable clothing for your holiday!”
Harley-Davidson of the West Indies has officially licensed H-D clothing and collectibles that meet the quality standards of the Harley-Davidson brand. Come in and see our custom shirts with logo back prints, trendy casual shirts, children’s clothing and accessories for every day. We also have a wide range of fashionable ladies’ H-D tops that will look great for your next trip to the Caribbean or simply to wear back home.
Bridgetown Cruise Terminal Tel: 430 5948 Grantley Adams International Airport Departure Terminal, Christ Church Tel: 420 1957 www.hdwindies.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Shopping Sheraton Mall
â€œThe Mall that has it All!â€? Synonymous with shopping in Barbados for over 25 years, Sheraton Mall promises a truly authentic Barbadian shopping experience. With over 120 stores including a six screen multiplex cinema, boutiques, cellular service providers, banking, pharmaceutical, doctor and homeopathic services, Sheraton Mall has everything you could possibly need. The Coca Cola Food Court features the largest multicultural selection of restaurants on the island, all conveniently housed under one roof. Located ten minutes from Oistins and fifteen from Bridgetown, Sheraton offers a daily shuttle service operating along the South Coast with stops at select hotels. Book your visit to Sheraton Mall with your South Coast hotel activities desk or contact us at 437-0970. Open 9am-9pm Monday through Saturday. Sargeants Village, Christ Church Tel: 437 0970 email@example.com www.sheratonmall.com Facebook: /SheratonMall
Shopping Best of Barbados Gift Shops “Creating Quality Art and Gifts Since 1975”
Well known for their fabulous range of quality merchandise, this established family firm is proudly celebrating 40 years in business! Started by Jill and Jimmy Walker, whose vision it was to encourage local craft by selling things made or designed in Barbados, the business is now run by the Walker’s youngest daughter Sue and her husband, Chris Trew. Jill still enjoys painting and has been joined by Sue, and Sue’s daughter Holly – creating 3 generations of art much to Jill’s delight! Be sure to go ‘sunshine shopping’ at one of their 5 locations! See their advert and FREE OFFER on the Nutshell map. The Chattel Village, Holetown Quayside Centre, Rockley Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap Airport Departure Lounge Bridgetown Cruise Terminal www.best-of-barbados.com
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
“The most stylish place to shop and dine in Barbados” Limegrove, located in Holetown, is one of the best places to shop in Barbados. This signature location is a treasure trove of duty-free jewellery, apparel and accessories, and features more than 100 of the world’s best fashion brands. Stores at Limegrove include Burberry, Cartier, HUGO BOSS, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton, M•A•C, Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Some of the best restaurants in Barbados are also located here, along with trendy bars and cafés. Dubbed by London’s “Daily Telegraph” as “the most stylish place to shop and dine” in Barbados, Limegrove is conveniently located near hotels on the island’s West Coast. It is a premium experience in fashion, food, film, art, music and culture and unquestionably one of the top places to visit in Barbados. Open Mon-Sat 10am–7pm; Sun 10am–5pm (December to April) Select restaurants, bars and cinemas: open ‘til late Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 620 5463 firstname.lastname@example.org www.limegrove.com | fb.com/Limegrove BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Shopping La Casa del Habano Cigar Shop, Lounge & Bar
â€œThe walk-in humidor is considered one of the best in the world!â€? Visit La Casa del Habano and discover their wide selection of the finest Cuban cigars. There is a fully stocked premium bar along with a comfortable lounge and outdoor deck where you can enjoy the best Blues, Jazz and Latin music in a unique atmosphere on the first floor of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. It is the perfect location for a private event, small business meeting, or for personal relaxation with your favourite cigar and a fine liquor or coffee. 1st Floor, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 621 0621 email@example.com
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Take Home the Flavours of Barbados
While your stay in Barbados will inevitably come to an end, you can always take home memories of the island in the form of these tasty souvenirs. This way you can savour the “taste of Barbados” long after your tan has faded... Mount Gay Rum: Truly a product of Barbados, Mount Gay is renowned as the world’s oldest rum, dating back to 1703. The entire range of Mount Gay products can be purchased at Runway Duty Free in the departures hall of Grantley Adams International Airport. Here you will also discover “The Caribbean Rum Collection” of over 80 premium rums from the region. Cutters’ VSRP™ (Very Special Rum Punch): Cutters of Barbados is a family delicatessen at Crane Beach, St. Philip and the creators of the award winning Cutters’ VSRP™ (Very Special Rum Punch). Be sure to stop by and pick up a bottle (the first taste is free)! Calypso Rum Cakes: Laced with generous portions of premium Barbados rum, Calypso Rum Cake comes in four delicious flavours and is available only in Barbados at the Calypso Store at the Airport and Bridgetown Cruise Terminal. (Present the ad below to receive US$2 off your purchase). Wyndhams Bajan Crafted Coffee: This simply delicious, locally roasted coffee is full of individuality, character and consistency. Available from Relish Epicurea at Limegrove and Relish Fresh Café at Simpson Motors.
Buy Local Hastings Farmers Market at ArtSplash “Home Made, Home Grown or Home Created”
Hastings Farmers Market at The ArtSplash Centre on the south coast is a fun, family-friendly way to pass a few hours. You’ll find an array of tasty goodies, wholesome treats and handmade novelties, at affordable prices, and everything is home made, home grown or home created in Barbados! There’s a natural juice bar serving fresh fruit smoothies and healthy eats, and an expresso bar/café with cakes and other sweets. Stalls offer local and organic fresh fruit and vegetables, local fruit preserves and organic honey, French baked goods, Trini roti & doubles, Tiki Pies and other breakfast fare. Besides the edibles you can purchase plants, art & crafts and a range of souvenirs; you can even get a back massage. There’s fun for the kids in a children’s play park with zip lines and climbing frames. It’s a simply lovely local experience. Market open Wed and Sat 9am-2pm. Expresso bar/café and indoor juice bar serving healthy eats open Mon - Sat 7am-4pm. The ArtSplash Centre, Hastings Main Rd, Ch. Ch. Tel: 228 0776 | www.artsplashbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Art & Craft Roslyn Watson, the creative force behind the Roslyn of Barbados Craft Shop at Pelican Village was recently honoured by UNESCO with an Award of Excellence for Handicraft
Art & Craft
Barbados has quite an astonishing array of artistic talent – the Bajan-born and artists ‘from away,’ who leave the northern climes for tropical colours and magical light, the visiting residents and those who have shaped new lives here all add to the mix. Their work and their many styles of painting, portray views of local life with realism, mystery or whimsy – together they create a wonderful picture of this blessed little island. There is also a wide variety of beautiful local craftwork to be found, 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. Pottery, batik, basket making, jewellery and wood carving are among the prominent local skills. On your travels around the island be sure to visit some of our art galleries and our talented local artists and crafts people. 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’.
Despite its small size, Barbados has an astonishing array of artsitic talent Artist: Vishni Gopwani/Gallery of Caribbean Art
Courtesy Best of Barbados Ltd. Courtesy Brocklands Gallery
Art & Craft
Galleries & Studios Best of Barbados Gift Shops
Artist, Jill Walker in her studio
Tel: 421 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 institution. Brocklands Gallery
“Shell Seeker” by Janice Sylvia Brock
Halcyon Heights, St. James. Tel: 432 6061 or 237 7670 The studio gallery of Janice Sylvia Brock. Much of her recent work is on display, as well as prints of selected paintings in over 500 square feet of exhibition space. The ArtSplash Centre
The Organic Farmers & Craft Market at The ArtSplash Centre
Exquisite art jewellery by Tiyi By Design
“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 will find a medium that’s best for you and help you to explore your own creative path. They also provide studio and exhibition space for local artists. Don’t miss their Organic Farmers & Craft Market every Wednesday and Saturday 9am-2pm.
“Contentment”, Gibbes, St. Peter. Tel: 422 2593 Fascinating display of sea shells from all over the world. One of the largest sea shell shops in the Caribbean, with some of the world’s most rare and exotic sea shells.
Pelican Village Craft Centre
Sea shells from all over the world & shell-themed gifts - chests, and boxes picture frames, china, ceramics, jewellery & accoutrements.
Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown. Tel: 427 5350 The largest art and craft centre in the Caribbean, with 25 shops and a number of craft workshops. The Barbados Arts Council Gallery is also located here, featuring the work of the island’s most accomplished artists.
Art & Craft
The Shell Gallery
Frangipani Art Gallery
“Contentment”, Gibbes, St. Peter T 246 422 2593/ 0943 firstname.lastname@example.org SEA Highway 1
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Mullins Beach Bar Rock Dundo
Sugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa, Maynards, St. Peter, Tel: 422 5026 The Savannah Hotel, Hastings, Ch. Ch., Tel: 228 3800 An outstanding selection of work by owner/curator, Marilda Weatherhead, as well as other artists from Barbados, the Caribbean, and as far afield as Peru, Bali and Vietnam.
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.
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Gina Francesca Photography
Gallery of Caribbean Art
Northern Business Centre, Speightstown, St. Peter. Tel: 419 0858 The largest and best appointed fine art gallery in the Caribbean, featuring a wide selection of Barbadian and Caribbean art with impressive exhibition space and continuously changing art pieces. The Tides Art Gallery
The Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St. James. Tel: 432 8356 Strong Caribbean flavours with a lush display of Caribbean talent. On The Wall Gallery
Art & Craft
Gallery of Caribbean Art
Stunning Earthworks tableware
On The Wall Gallery
Earthworks Complex, St. Thomas, Tel: 438 9246 or 234 9145 Champers Restaurant, Ch Ch., Tel: 426 3380 Features the work of many of the islandâ€™s best known artists and craftspeople. Earthworks Pottery
Edgehill Heights 2, St. Thomas. Tel: 425 0223. A fascinating, working pottery producing fabulous, functional works of art.
The Batik Studio
The Batik Studio
Beautiful Batik by Henderson Reece BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Earthworks Complex, St. Thomas. Tel: 424 0391. Henderson Reece creates stunning batiks depicting the Caribbean in vibrant tropical colours. Batik classes are also offered.
Art & Craft Janice Sylvia Brock
“The vibrant hues, sense of movement, & the sometimes offbeat treatment of subjects, imbue her paintings with joie de vivre.” A master of colour and form, Janice Sylvia Brock has gained international acclaim. Her work has been likened to that of Matisse and Chagall, though the vibrant hues and the sense of movement are uniquely Brock. From the first touch of colour laid onto the virgin canvas her brush strokes are utterly confident, and this is evident in the result: works which resonate with life, sensuality, and occasionally humour. 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, as well as prints of selected paintings, in over 500 square feet of exhibition space. You can also see work in progress and chat with Janice about her art. Her 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: 432 6061 or 237 7670 email@example.com www.brock-gallery.com
The Paintings of International Artist
Janice Sylvia Brock Tel: (246) 432-6061 or (246) 237-7670 | www.brock-gallery.com
Art & Craft Some of Earthworks’ newer patterns. See the potters in action Mon-Fri (except 12-1pm).
“No ordinary pottery” A breezy hillside in St. Thomas is the home of renowned Earthworks Pottery. In a country-comfortable studio open to visitors free of charge, twelve Barbadian master potters produce pieces that marry function with quality of design; from the smallest commissioned piece to the architectural installation, with close attention paid to detail. Their full repertoire includes 150 unique shapes and sizes and 40 eye-catching original patterns, not counting the bespoke and personalised designs produced daily. Each piece is tailored for constant use, dishwasher and microwave safe, and lead free. Earthworks will package your 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 and inquire about the design process! On the property you’ll also find On The Wall Gallery run by Barbadian artist Vanita Comissiong, Treetops Café and The Batik Studio. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Tel: 425 0223 firstname.lastname@example.org www.earthworks-pottery.com
Art & Craft Tropical Art Glasses
Roslyn of Barbados
Producing wonderfully unique, food & dishwasher safe, glassware since 1995. Visit their Workshop at Pelican Village in Bridgetown to see their exquisite range of products, all perfect for gift giving. Also available at Cave Shepherd stores and craft shops islandwide. The entire line can also be viewed and purchased on their website.
Since the 1960’s the place for traditional Barbadian crafts and trendy local creations is Roslyn Watson’s shop in Pelican Village. Her pottery figurines make super gifts as does Roslyn’s famous weaving. Basketry, books, clothes, jewellery and a whole cornucopia of Barbadian crafts.
“Functional Art Glass”
Tel: 420 6894 or 243 2500 Pelican Village, Bridgetown email@example.com www.tropicalartglasses.com
“Authentic Barbadian Crafts”
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 10am-3pm on Sat. Tel: 426 3852 Pelican Village, Bridgetown firstname.lastname@example.org
Art & Craft
“Caribbean Images in acrylics, collage, encaustic, mosaics” The highly respected artist Heidi Berger is well known and loved for her beautiful work that consistently reflects her favourite theme, “in her own space”, which relates to the lives of women in Barbados. Many of Heidi Berger’s award-winning paintings adorn the walls of homes all over the world. Heidi has given tirelessly of her time to share her knowledge with the artist community in Barbados and her work can be found in the leading art galleries throughout the island. Heidi, who specializes in portraits, also does commissions. Studio Visits Welcomed. Please call to arrange. Tel: (246) 843 5296 Rockley, Christ Church email@example.com www.heidiberger.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Courtesy Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences
Stand-Up Paddling is great excercise and a wonderful way to explore the coastline
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 – 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! Sailing is also 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. The Atlantis Submarine offers a fascinating opportunity to explore the mysteries of the underwater world ... either by day or by night! And if you’re a devout landlubber, why not hop on a bus and explore the island? Or better yet, get off the beaten track with the folks at Island Safari and see some of the most spectacular, out-of-the-way spots on the island!
Go on a sailing cruise early on in your holiday because chances are you will want to go again . . . the catamarans are smooth, fast and very comfortable Photo: Andrew Hulsmeier
“The Unique Underwater Adventure!” Atlantis offers you 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 fascinating underwater world that is normally only accessible to scuba divers. The submarine’s knowledgeable co-pilots take 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 offers day and night tours. Both unveil 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 where you have the opportunity to meet the crew. Atlantis Submarines has received national and international awards for customer service and commitment to the environment. Green Globe and Green certified since 2009. Tel: 436 8929 or after hours 243 1069 www.atlantissubmarines.com/barbados www.facebook.com/AtlantisBarbados www.twitter.com/AtlantisSubs_BB
Tiami Luxury Catamarans “It really doesn’t get any better than this!”
Tiami Luxury Catamarans operate daily Five Star Lunch Cruises, with three stops to swim and snorkel, including one with the fascinating turtles. A sumptuous lunch along with cool refreshments from an open premium bar, snorkel equipment and transfers are included. The Turtles at Sunset Cocktail Cruise offers the opportunity to swim with the turtles just before the sun sets into a blaze of colour. Sumptuous canapés and cool tropical cocktails are served as you soak up the day’s last golden rays of sunshine. Tiami Luxury Catamarans specialize in private charters catered to your requirements. It really doesn’t get any better than this!
Tel: 430 0900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tiamicatamarancruises.com www.tiamicatamarancruises.mobi
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Sailing Cruises Shasa Catamaran Cruises
“A really personal experience for the fortunate few onboard.” A classy, comfortable 30-ft. catamaran catering specifically to small groups of 12 or less where the emphasis is definitely on personalised service in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. With more than 15 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 Shasa time and time again. Sailing options include the 3hr Sail & Snorkel Cruise, the popular 5hr Lunch Cruise and their romantic Sunset Cruises. Shasa’s Private Charter itinerary offers total flexibility where you choose the setting and they do the rest! Tel: 823 4670 email@example.com www.shasacatamarancruises.com
“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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.calabazasailingcruises.com www.barbadossailingcruises.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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: 422 1152 email@example.com www.jammincats.com
Elegance Catamaran Cruises
â€œEnjoy luxury, style, excellence & pure elegance!â€? 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 5hr 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 4hr Sunset Dinner Cruise. Open premium brand bar and transfers included.
Elegance is also available for Private Charters tailored to your specific requirements. For bookings contact Sarah Tel: 830 4218 or 259 2558 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elegancebarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Your hosts, Ryan & Rebecca
R&R Cruising Charters “Rest, Relax... Enjoy!” Escape the ordinary with ‘Second Chance’, an immaculate 47 foot luxury catamaran with four stylish, air-conditioned, double cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Based on the West Coast, in the stunning Port St. Charles Marina, each cruise is tailored to suit your individual needs. Whether a freshly prepared onboard BBQ lunch with your choice of menu, a romantic lobster and champagne dinner or even an overnight stay; join a shared cruise or take a private charter; swim with the turtles, explore the reefs, enjoy the sunset with your choice of cuisine or simply lie back, relax and listen to the ocean while the crew pampers you. Towels, toiletries, masks, snorkels, fins and life vests are provided. Transportation included. Tel: (246) 256 5004 email@example.com www.randrcruisingbarbados.com
Photo: Bob Thomas
Photo: Bob Thomas
Good Times Catamaran Cruises â€œAlways good times on board!â€?
Share your dream time with Good Times. They offer private charters and various day cruises. Be enchanted by the exciting underwater world of exotic fish, coral reefs and fascinating turtles. You can relax on the comfortable trampoline enjoying selected wines, their famous rum punch and an excellent Caribbean buffet. Their luxurious 42-foot catamaran will pick you up on the beach in front of your hotel (west coast) or transportation will be provided. They also offer a host of watersports activities like water skiing, wake boarding, banana rides and other fun rides with their Boston Whaler speedboat. You can also do turtle trips, scuba diving, fishing and lots more. Just let them know what you like best and they will organise all your fun in the sun.
Tel/Fax: 422 1900 firstname.lastname@example.org www.goodtimesbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“Friendly, Fit, Fun in the Sun!” Bajans are among the friendliest people in the world and Ryan of What’SUP Barbados is a perfect example! SUP’ing (or Stand Up Paddle boarding) is the world’s fastest growing watersport and Barbados is a great place to learn. Ryan is WPA Certified and prefers working with smaller groups where he can give individual attention, ensuring you the best experience possible. His company is mobile, going where the conditions are best and caters to all levels from beginner to experienced, offering SUP tours, rentals, fitness and even SUP Yoga! Ask about the “Pick-up & Paddle” Special which includes transport. Mention this ad for a discount. Tel: 243 7878 email@example.com www.surfsupbarbados.com
“SUP & Snorkel, Kayak, Boogie Board & More!” Paddle Barbados, a leader in SUP lessons, rentals and tours has a team of experienced professionals that will have you up and paddling in no time! They offer a range of options to suit all levels of experience – beginner/flat-water lessons to advanced wave riding tours – all in Barbados’ best, safest conditions. Paddle Barbados also offers kayaks, snorkel gear and boogie board rentals and beach chairs and umbrellas during the week. So, whether you want to SUP the day away, kayak the bay, snorkel with the turtles, or simply relax on a beautiful beach, make Paddle Barbados a must-do on your list. See their reviews on TripAdvisor. Tel: 249 2SUP (2787) firstname.lastname@example.org www.paddlebarbados.com Facebook: /PaddleBarbados
Boosy’s Surf School
“Safe, Fun, Informative & Progressive” Christian has been surfing for 25 years and teaching for 9. He teaches all the lessons himself, and safety is Priority #1! He keeps his groups small and uses a GoPro camera on every lesson to record each student riding the waves. “I enjoy helping people to create and document great memories while surfing in Barbados.” - Boosy
Tel: 267 3182 or 822 1645 www.learntosurfbarbados.com Facebook: /BoosysSurfSchool Instagram: /bajanboosy YouTube: /boosysurfs2bfree BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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Barbados Fishing Charters on IOU and Shooter “A great day’s fishing!”
We offer two exciting fishing charter options - a great day’s fishing on IOU (36ft Enterprise) or luxury fishing charters on Shooter (46ft Bertram). Their very experienced and friendly captain and crew ensure that you always have a great day on the water. Fish 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, drinks, snacks and sandwiches.
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“Over 30 years experience” This beautiful and comfortable 42-ft. Hatteras Sports Fisherman is fully equipped with modern electronic navigational equipment, custom-built fishing rods and Penn International gold reels. Cannon can take you on a fishing safari equal to none in Barbados. Hunt for 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.
Call for details on our 4, 6 & 8hr charters as well as our very popular 5 hr Fish and Swim charter. Tel: 269 8905 Tel: 424 6107 | Fax: 421 7582 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbadosfishingcharters.com www.fishingbarbados.com
“Snorkel and swim with turtles” Enjoy a glorious glass-bottom boat cruise along the dazzling west coast aboard Shamon Too. A wonderful way to see this spectacular coastline with its luxurious villas and sophisticated hotels, whilst enjoying all the wonders of the underwater world! This delightful 2-hour trip offers the opportunity to swim with the turtles and snorkel on a shipwreck where you will see a fascinating array of colourful tropical fish and beautiful coral reefs. The boat is suitable for infants and children. Fishing trips and pick-ups can be arranged. For bookings contact Monica Cumberbatch at Tel: 233 6089 (for pick-ups) or 421 6008 email@example.com www.westwater-adventuresbarbados.com
“Glass bottom boat tours, water taxi & loads of fun in the sun!” A firmly established owner run watersports and taxi service company operating from the west coast of Barbados. They specialize in traditional glass bottom boat cruises with two snorkeling stops at shipwrecks, coral reefs and the ever popular turtles. They also offer water skiing, jet ski rentals, towables, water taxi services and live bait fishing. Capt. Mike has over 20 years experience with a friendly and helpful staff. Full safety equipment on board. On the land side they also shuttle you to and from the airport, restaurants, supermarkets, beach and island tours.
Glass Bottom Boats
Team Baywatch Watersports
Trents, Holetown, St. James Contact Max or Michael Tel: 249 5115/232 8157 firstname.lastname@example.org www.teambaywatch.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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 Karts, Suzuki Swift Sports Cup cars and Radical SR3s. Bushy Park Barbados is the premier motorsport’s facility in the Caribbean and host to a number of International Racing Events. Karting Experiences: Open Track - US$35 or Grand Prix - US$70 Swift Sport Experiences: US$50 to US$300 Radical SR3 Experiences: US$100 to US$600 Customized packages available for special functions. • FIA certified • Minimum height for Go Karts - 5ft • Enclosed shoes are required • Safety gear provided
For more information and reservations, Tel: (246) 256-0114 email@example.com www.bushyparkbarbados.com www.facebook.com/BushyParkBarbados
There are excellent snorkeling opportunities in Barbados. Go into the sea anywhere where it is calm enough to snorkel and there will almost certainly be something to see. Naturally, some fish are easier to see or find than others, but a helpful hint would be to look around obstacles such as rocks, logs, cement blocks and old reef structures. Fish use these odd fixtures as a hiding place or home and often congregate there. Holetown, on the west coast, has two large buoyed off snorkeling areas, both part of the Folkestone Marine Park. The park has a purpose-sunk barge, which has attracted a wealth of marine life. The south coast’s best snorkeling area is the Carlisle Bay Marine Park with six fabulous wrecks, all covered in colourful marine life. As well as exploring on your own, it is possible to experience the joy of snorkeling if you take a day-cruise on one of the pleasure boats, most of which provide equipment and instruction free of charge and take you to one of the designated dive areas. Be sure to have a floating marker at all times. Hazell’s Water World in Carlisle Bay stocks an excellent range of snorkeling equipment for rent or purchase at Tax Free prices.
Snorkeling & Diving
Exploring our Underwater World
Sightseeing Cove Bay on the north-east coast
Measuring just a compact 21 x 14 miles, Barbados is a neatly packaged bundle of variety with something different around every corner. Whether for a random exploring adventure or a planned visit to some attractions, the island provides a compelling range of scenic surprises, a fascinating history and rich architectural heritage, and a chance to interact with our people who are considered to be among the friendliest in the world! Be sure to hire a car, go on a guided tour, or treat yourself to an exhilarating off-the-beaten-track 4 x 4 jeep safari with the folks at Island Safari. The different parts of Barbados are so diverse that it really would be a shame not to explore the island. There is a treasure trove of attractions for you to visit, ranging from lush, tropical gardens to historical plantation houses and heritage sites, to magnificent underground caverns. You will find a selection of reputable car hire companies listed in our Car Hire section (pages 180-187). You will also find the fold-out Road Map which is provided with this publication very useful for selecting and finding the major attractions.
Touring the West & North
The west coast is home to Holetown, in the parish of St. James, the site where John Powell landed in 1625 to claim Barbados in the name of England’s King James. Nowadays, it is a busy area of posh hotels, exquisite restaurants, trendy bars and irresistible shops. Shopping in this area has recently been taken up several notches with the opening of the magnificent Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, a vibrant community for shops, entertainment and enjoyment, with many of the world’s leading retail brands opening flagship stores there alongside trendy cafés, gourmet food stores and state of the art movie theatres. Just north of Holetown is 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. Continuing north into St. Peter, make a stop at The Shell Gallery, just off Highway 1 in the Gibbes area. They have an abundance of rare and exotic shells from around the world and many other shell related gift items for the shell enthusiast. BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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Arlington House Museum
Bombas Beach Bar
The dramatic northern coastline BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Touring the West & North cont’d. Nearby, Gibbes Beach and Mullins are perfect for a swim and a bite to eat at the brightly painted, very laid back, Bombas Beach Bar. A few miles further north is Speightstown, once a fort and thriving port, today it is a fishing port and commercial centre though much of the 19th century architecture and charm still remain. It was often referred to as “Little Bristol” because of the trading connections with Bristol in England. For an interesting glimpse into the history of Speightstown, visit Arlington House Interactive Museum. The quaint little fishing village of Six Men’s has produced some of the island’s most skilled boat builders. Interestingly, during the 19th century, whalers set sail from this area. Today, fishermen still bring their fresh catches 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 full fury of the Atlantic Ocean pounds the steep, weathered cliffs of the northern coastline. The resulting erosion provides countless photo opportunities with dramatic rock formations, powerful blow holes and sea caves. tour cont’d. overleaf
“Your Barbados Adventure Starts Here” An Island Safari tour is one of the best ways to explore and experience Barbados. Entertaining and knowledgeable driver guides will take you “off the beaten track” to spectacular spots, in specially built 4x4 Land Cruisers. With something to cater to everyone’s interests, you can inquire about their many other tour offerings. Whether they be Land & Sea combos, High-Speed boat rides or specially arranged Private Charters, there is always an adventure and something new to discover with Island Safari! Ask about their most popular - Adventure Safari! Book via email to firstname.lastname@example.org using this promo code (NUTSABOUTSAFARI) for special offers on direct bookings!
Tel: 429 5337 email@example.com www.islandsafari.bb BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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Monkeys at the Wildlife Reserve
St. Nicholas Abbey
Explore the north with Segway Barbados
Welchman Hall Gully BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Touring the West & North contâ€™d. The Animal Flower Cave is located on the rugged 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. There are some wonderful photo opportunities to be had along the rugged north eastern coastline, particularly at Little Bay and Cove Bay. 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 much-improved walkin bird sanctuary and iguana sanctuary. Just next door, Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station houses many interesting artifacts, including pre-Colombian tools unearthed during its restoration. The forest has over 2 km of trails winding through many species of trees and plant life â€“ intriguing, informative and educational. Another fascinating stop in the north is St. Nicholas Abbey, thought to be one of only three remaining Jacobean houses in the western hemisphere, and probably the oldest original building on the island. Visitors can also view the restored 1890 steam mill grinding sugar cane in the old syrup factory and sample their special aged rum in the plantation bond where it is hand-bottled and sold.
Animal Flower Cave “A must-see for nature lovers”
A natural wonder not to be missed, located at the most northerly tip of Barbados where the coastal scenery is spectacular. The name comes from the sea anemones present when the cave was discovered in 1753. The Animal Flowers are seasonal and not always in residence but the owners do try to maintain a presence. Waves permitting, you can have a delicious swim in the cave’s natural rock pool. Don’t forget your camera because the view from the naturallyformed “windows” to the sea and the pounding surf is awesome! An ideal place for whale watching from February to April. New to the attraction and the island is a fabulous daytime restaurant, owner run by Mannie and Sue Ward, it’s a wonderful addition to the local dining scene. Tasty local dishes utilise farmers produce and fresh local fish and seafood. Enjoy a light lunch whilst experiencing Barbados’ best ocean view, where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet. It feels almost like dining at sea! Open daily 9am – 5pm. Lunch: kitchen is open from 11am - 4pm. There is an admission fee for the Cave. North Point, St. Lucy Tel: 439 8797 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.animalflowercave.com | Facebook: /animalflowercave BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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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 is Earthworks Pottery, a working pottery carrying irresistible, functional works of art. Visitors Welchman Hall Gully can tour the work area of the pottery and chat with the potters. “An enchanted Tropical Forest” On the grounds you’ll also find On Take a stroll through one of the Wall Art Gallery, Tulis Batik Barbados’ true tropical treasures. and the lovely Treetops Café Located in the heart of the where you can sit on the breezy island, 2 minutes from Harrison’s verandah and enjoy the panorama Cave, Welchman Hall Gully is of the surrounding countryside. a unique place, definitely well In close proximity you’ll discover worth a visit. Formed centuries some of the island’s most treasured ago when the roofs of caves sites, all within a relatively small collapsed, it is now filled with an radius: Welchman Hall Gully; the abundance of flourishing, exotic breathtaking Harrison’s Cave, and tropical plants and trees. In the the exquisitely landscaped Flower peaceful hush of the forest, Forest. visitors can often see troops of In St. George, orchid lovers will Green Monkeys frolicking in the be astounded at the thousands trees – monkeys’ feeding time is of spectacular orchids on display generally around 10:30am. at Orchid World. While in the area, visit the interesting Exclusive Open daily 9am – 4pm Free guided tour Cottons of the Caribbean Ginnery December - April and Visitor Centre (call ahead to at 10:30am, arrange a tour 433 3108). Monday to Friday. Follow the signs to Hunte’s Tel: 438 6671 Gardens in the lush hills of St. www.welchmanhallgullybarbados.com Joseph – a real treat for all tour cont’d. overleaf
Photos: Andrew Hulsmeier
The Jade Vine blooms from Valentine’s Day to the end of May.
Angela’s fish cakes
Majestic trees and tropical blooms!
“This garden is getting better every year and brings peace and energy to those who visit.” Find your tranquility at the Flower Forest Botanical Garden - a fairly easy walk! A stroll through this peaceful, mature rainforest reveals majestic palms, colourful tropical blooms and more! Owner David Spieler has introduced various specialist hybrid flowers which are included in the Barbados Horticultural Society’s gold medal exhibits at Chelsea Flower Show in London. This 53 acre garden and nature reserve in the Scotland District offers a spectacular vista of the East Coast. Their café serves light meals - Bajan fish cakes, salads, sandwiches - drinks and icecream. Pick up a souvenir at their cosy gift shop. The garden gazebo is lovely for destination weddings. Open 8am - 4pm daily. Tel: 433 8152 email@example.com www.flowerforestbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Central Barbados cont’d. garden enthusiasts. Legendary horticulturalist, Anthony Hunte has lovingly landscaped an arena-sized natural sink hole into what can only be described as a stunning tropical garden! Flower Forest
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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. 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 quaint, seaside village of Bathsheba is just over the hill. In the middle of the bay is Soup Bowl – a favourite surf spot with top surfers from around the world! Have lunch at Round House in Bathsheba, or at Naniki near Horse Hill. Another first-class stop for lunch on the east coast is the historic Atlantis Hotel in Tent Bay. Having undergone an extensive and thoughtful renovation in recent times, Atlantis still retains its unique charm and famous buffet lunches!
Cotton ginnery tour
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Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean “Cotton Experience Tour - From Field to Fabric!!”
In Barbados, West Indian Sea Island Cotton (WISIC) is produced by Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Inc., at its ginnery in the countryside. WISIC boasts a rich heritage and distinguished reputation: likened to silk and cashmere, this internationally certified fibre is among the best cottons available and the source of the most brilliant of cotton fine fabrics. This year Exclusive Cottons offers WISIC fabrics by the meter, ladies lingerie, gents boxers and some of the most luxurious bed sheets money can buy! Visit their Ginnery and Visitor Centre to purchase their products, or have them custom made, hand-painted or embroidered. Take in a “Cotton Experience” tour – an inclusive look at the industry from field to fabric, with friendly and knowledgeable guides to introduce Barbados’ remarkable, regal cotton! Hourly guided tours from 10am to 2pm, Mon to Fri. Calling ahead is recommended. Groves, St. George Tel: 433 3108 www.eccicotton.bb BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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St. Lawrence Gap
South Coast Boardwalk
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This lively coast is home to many of the island’s hotels and is renowned for its famous Oistins Fish Fry and St. Lawrence Gap with its vibrant nightlife scene. Be sure to take a leisurely stroll along the lovely South Coast boardwalk which meanders along the waterfront between Rockley and Hastings. A number of inviting watering holes and good restaurants pop up all along the way, notably Accra Deck, Blakey’s, Naru and Tapas, which all come highly recommended. 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. The very fascinating Barbados Concorde Experience, located next to the airport, 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. In the St. Philip countryside you can visit Sunbury House, steeped in history, it’s the only plantation house with all rooms open for viewing.
Caribbean Cigar Company
“Touring the factory is a must and all tours are free” Located at #3 Pelican Industrial Park, near Pelican Craft Centre, about 5 minutes from the Bridgetown Port and Kensington Oval, you’ll find Caribbean Cigar Company – manufacturers of the finest handmade cigars from Cuban tobacco with long filler. The company currently 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 recently described the flavour of the Royal Barbados Cigar as “excellent”. They encourage visitors to tour the factory and observe the methods by which over 4,000 cigars are produced every week. The cigars are sold in fine stores, restaurants and hotels islandwide, as well as at the factory. All tours are free! #3 Pelican Industrial Park, Bridgetown For further details call (246) 437 8519 firstname.lastname@example.org www.royalbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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Bridgetown and its Garrison
The nation’s distinguished capital, Bridgetown and its Garrison is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Mount Gay Rum Visitors Centre, located on the Spring Garden H’way, is where you can see how the world’s oldest rum is made and enjoy a tasting session afterwards! Bridgetown - Circa 1880 Bridgetown itself, with its splendid churches, ancient Jewish Synagogue, old balconied shop houses, bridges, sugar warehouses and the Neo-Gothic Parliament Buildings beside the Careenage, really makes walking through the capital and exploring the Garrison like taking a trip back in time. 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. Interestingly, the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, founded in 1654, is the earliest constructed synagogue still in use in the Americas. 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. The George Washington Attraction 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 11:45am there is a Changing of the Sentry Ceremony at the Main Guard, performed in the 1858 Zouave uniform. Visitors really enjoy this colourful event. A full 3 hour Garrison Tour is offered on Thursdays to coincide with the Changing of the Sentry Ceremony. For further information on tours contact James Blades on 233 2601 or Peter Stevens 233 1648. www.barbadosgarrison.org BarbadosinaNutshell.com
The Barbados Museum
“Get a superb overview of 10,000yrs 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$20.00; Children BB$10.
Bring this advert to receive a 10% discount on your admission to the Museum.
The Garrison, St. Michael Tel: 427 0201 | Fax: 429 5946 email@example.com www.barbadosmuseum.org
Museum of Parliament & National Heroes Gallery “Fun and fascinating for all ages”
The clever use of interactive audio and video along with the exceptional high quality exhibits make a visit to the Museum of Parliament and the National Heroes Gallery fun for all ages. The heroes are cleverly depicted by extraordinary art installations, or ‘icons’. 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 enthusiastic staff who run the museum also include guided tours of the hallowed chambers of the Senate and Parliament (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 and Wed to Fri 10am - 4pm. Sat 10am - 3pm. Closed Tues. Group rates available. Parliament Buildings, Trafalgar Street, Bridgetown. Tel: 310 5400/1 | firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbadosparliament.com
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Property Real Estate in Barbados
The property market in Barbados has long enjoyed a very solid reputation for being vibrant, rewarding and particularly secure. Today, when most of the worldâ€™s major economies are experiencing substantial challenges and financial instability, the purchase of real estate in Barbados can still offer a very attractive option for international investors. Barbados has made excellent progress in recent years and the very positive international exposure that is given to this island by the worldâ€™s media, as more and more celebrities choose this country as their preferred vacation destination or purchase a home here, has done a great deal to help stimulate the property market. The initial idea of owning property in Barbados usually materializes as a result of our wonderful climate, friendly people, beautiful environment, outstanding restaurants, vibrant entertainment, numerous attractions and our happy, healthy lifestyle. However, deeper thought will also recognize the easy access to Barbados, first-class international telecommunications, world standard health care facilities and the longstanding political integrity and social stability that make this country a safe jurisdiction for investment.
Property must pass conveyance of title, evidenced by the recording of the deeds and certified survey plans at the registry of title. A purchaser will require a registered Barbadian attorney to search the register and establish title to the property prior to the completion of sale. The parties sign a binding contract and the vendor’s attorney holds the deposit until completion, at which time the balance of the price is paid. Once an agreement has been made and a 10% deposit of the agreed price has been paid, then the deal must proceed or the deposit is forfeited. The title may be taken in a person’s name or through a corporate vehicle set up to own the property. It is possible for nonresidents to purchase property through a company that may be incorporated outside Barbados, but which must be registered in Barbados. The sale of property by all persons, including citizens or permanent residents, is subject to property transfer tax of 2.5%, plus approximately 1% stamp duty. However, the first $125,000 of the sale proceeds is exempt from property transfer tax provided that there is a building on the property. Attorney’s fees for the seller and
The exciting news at Apes Hill Club is the construction of their new Clubhouse
the purchaser are approximately 1.5% to 2% of the sale price. The real estate agent’s commission fees are normally 5% of the sale. Both fees are subject to 15% VAT. Any owner of land in Barbados is required to pay an annual land tax at the following rates: First BB$125,000 = 0%, next BB$225,000 = 0.10%, next BB$500,000 = 0.65%, excess over BB$850,000 = 0.75% Following enactment of new legislation, there is a BB$60,000 cap on land tax rates, provided that the house is used exclusively as a residence by the person who owns the land upon which the house is erected. Barbados has attracted the attention of highprofile international companies such as Sotheby’s, Knight Frank and Savills. This is a great endorsement of real estate in Barbados as a safe investment for foreign purchasers. BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Property Apes Hill Club
â€œA vibrant community in the most stunning part of Barbados!â€? With its picture-perfect, elevated location on 470 acres of beautiful land overlooking the West Coast, and considered by many to be the most spectacular residential community in Barbados, Apes Hill Club is generating growing interest amongst switched-on investors who prefer to own a highly desirable home away from the hustle and bustle below. Neatly designed around a spectacular 18-hole golf course and a magnificent Polo Centre, surrounded by nature at its cool and breezy best, Apes Hill Club offers residents an unparalleled amount of green open space and out-of-the-way privacy. There is a wide range of lot sizes and homes available for selection, including the recently released, very attractively priced Courtyard Villas, which are being sold off plan for US$1.3million unfurnished and are scheduled to be completed a year after purchase. This special package includes a golf membership and the first year dues. The new Clubhouse, which is now under construction, will host a professional shop, locker rooms, restaurant, bar, resort swimming pool and a fitness centre. The tennis courts are already open for play. Potential purchasers are welcome to visit Apes Hill Club to personally experience this vibrant, people-oriented community, while viewing the high quality of homes that have already been built. For further information on Sales and Rentals please call: 432 4500 email@example.com | www.apeshillclub.com
Property Royal Westmoreland
“Luxury, exclusivity, security, an active lifestyle and the ultimate in stylish Bajan living” Royal Westmoreland, one of the most prestigious developments in the world, is a highly sought after address for the affluent home buyer. This resort community of over 200 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 of one of the world’s most beautiful and challenging championship golf courses, their private beach club at Mullins Bay, spa and gym membership. Residents also enjoy making firm and lasting friendships in this like-minded community. Its newest product: villa shared ownership, is a move from strength to strength. Royal Westmoreland offers luxury, exclusivity, security, an active lifestyle and the ultimate in stylish Bajan living. Home Ownership Barbados Office - Tel: (246) 422 4653 UK Office - Tel: +44 (0)1524 889558 firstname.lastname@example.org www.royalwestmoreland.com
Property Saint Peter’s Bay “Capture your moment” Comprising fifty-seven beachfront homes, including six spectacular penthouse suites and three even more spectacular, deluxe penthouse suites, Saint Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residences is providing the ultimate vacation experience. The UNNA group’s optimum blend of outstanding service combined with superb amenities and great fun delivers an unforgettable villa experience. The many A-list celebrities hosted enjoy themselves enormously, thanks to the exceptional hospitality services provided in a private, safe and secure, yet relaxed environment. People of all ages and all tastes can be accommodated very happily. Guests looking for company can mingle around the cool and breezy gazebo bar, while those who prefer peaceful relaxation might choose the sanctuary of their own dining room, complete with the services of a personal chef. Everything is possible at Saint Peter’s Bay. And the many 5-Star Reviews posted on Trip Advisor certainly suggest that anybody staying at Saint Peter’s Bay will enjoy a happy and memorable vacation. Tel: 419 9602 St. Peter email@example.com www.stpetersbaybarbados.com
Port Ferdinand “Encapsulating the spirit of ‘Luxury with Soul’” Occupying a dramatic, 16-acre, inland waterway on the picturesque St. Peter coastline, close to historic Speightstown, Port Ferdinand comprises 46 luxurious waterfront homes completed for purchase, each with its own berth. These splendid homes are available for shortterm vacations, thus affording potential homeowners an opportunity to literally test the waters of Port Ferdinand, which boast a full complement of 120 yacht berths. Operated by UNNA Resorts, Port Ferdinand is the newest luxury tourism product for Barbados and offers a world class amenity-rich vacation. Its unparalleled range of services and activities includes 13°/59°, the resort’s unique fine dining restaurant - or for more casual fare choose either the pool-island bar & restaurant, or dockside gourmet store - a watersports centre, gym, full service spa, indoor and outdoor kids clubs, adult games room with a golf simulator, beach facility and bar, and a business centre.
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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 decisionmaking, 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!
Beaches Alleyne’s Bay, perfect for strolling, snorkeling and swimming with the turtles
Time for some Beach Therapy
Barbados is surrounded by miles of glorious, palm-fringed, white sand beaches lapped by crystal clear, turquoise waters. Here is a brief coastby-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 (621 0077) at Limegrove, or Cutters Deli (423 0611) near the Crane Beach. See page 120 for all the restaurants that offer a take-away service. A FEW WORDS OF CAUTION: When snorkeling remember to take a brightly coloured buoy/float so that you are clearly visible to water craft. Remember, Barbados is only 13 degrees north of the equator so be sure to protect yourself from the sun. 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 beaches - the tree and its fruit cause severe blistering.
Glass Bottom Boat Trips - fun for all ages
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Pretty Speightstown beach
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Calm, clear water, good swimming and snorkeling – lots of watersports. If you need masks and fins for snorkeling visit Hazell’s Water World in Carlisle Bay (see page 74). The earlier you get to the beach on the west coast, the better–it’s best in the mornings while there’s still some shade on the beaches. For Glass Bottom Boat Tours call Monica at Shamon Too (233 6089) or Max and Michael at Team Baywatch Watersports (249 5115 or 232 8157). Speightstown Area: In the north, between Half Moon Fort and Speightstown, there are a number of quiet beaches with excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions. South of Port St. Charles there is parking and public access to a lovely stretch of beach. Mullins Bay: Mullins is very busy with chair/umbrella rentals, drinks and food from the beach bar, 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. Gibbes Beach: A sweeping, sandy stretch of beach with lots of large shady trees and some of the most desirable villas on the island.
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Zaccios in Holetown
Lunch at Daphne’s in Paynes Bay
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Alleyne’s Bay: Magnificent stretch of beach with glassy, turquoise water; good areas for snorkeling, chair rentals. Santi Beach Bar & Grill offers bar service on the beach. Reed’s Bay: A lovely, long beach, great swimming conditions. Usually quiet with some shady spots. There’s a small area next to St. Alban’s Church for parking. Heron Bay: Limited parking on the road between Colony Club and Heron Bay House – a quiet beach with excellent swimming. Folkestone Marine Reserve: Large area of marine reserve. Good snorkeling–equipment and lockers available for rent at the visitors centre. Ample shade, picnic tables and parking. Holetown: Zaccios Beach Bar & Restaurant is right on the beach serving food and drinks all day with beach chair and umbrella rentals. Paynes Bay: A favourite with families and cruise ship passengers. Ideal swimming and snorkeling conditions – you may even spot some turtles. Public access path next to Number One Sandy Lane, is the closest access to the splendid Sandy Lane beach which also has excellent swimming conditions. Fitts Village: Quiet beach with good snorkeling conditions. Lunch at Il Tempio, happy hours 4-6pm daily, closed Mondays. Brighton Beach & Batts Rock: A long, quiet stretch of beach just off the Spring Garden Highway.
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Paddle Boarding at Pebbles Beach
Small to medium waves except Carlisle Bay and Sandy Beach which are both very calm. Good conditions for body surfing, surfing, wind & kite surfing. Carlisle Bay: A stunning stretch of beach from Bridgetown to the Hilton Hotel. Great for swimming and walking. Umbrellas and sun loungers available for rent at Harbour Lights along with drinks and local food off the grill. Lobster Alive rents chairs and umbrellas. You can sit in your swimsuit with your toes in the sand and devour a freshly cooked lobster! Pebbles Beach: Located between the Hilton Hotel and the Radisson Aquatica Hotel. Lovely beach, amazing swimming conditions. Look out for Paddle Barbados and What’SUP and do some Stand Up Paddling, then try a Bajan fish cutter from Cuz’s food stall. Accra Beach (Rockley Beach): Very popular – lots of activity, food stalls, parking, beach chair, umbrella & boogie board rentals. Good for body surfing and body watching! Sandy Beach & Carib Beach: Picturesque lagoon – shallow, calm water. Ideal for families with young children. Beach chairs, umbrellas and towels for rent from “Spock”. Dover Beach: Long, wide stretch of beach, perfect for long walks. Some shade – breezy, with bigger waves.
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Beach chair and umbrella rentals. Pureocean Restaurant at the western end of the beach is a great choice for lunch and drinks. Miami Beach: Just south of Oistins, lovely beach and gorgeous turquoise water. Lots of shade, picnic tables, chairs for rent. Delicious fish cakes from the Mr. Delicious food truck! Silver Sands & Surfer’s Point: A haven for windsurfing, wavejumping and kitesurfing. DeAction Beach Shop at Silver Sands rents equipment for all types of surfing and offers lessons in Kite and Windsurfing. Boosy’s Surf School offers surfing lessons for beginners and surfing tours around the island for more advanced surfers. Board rentals available.
Kitesurfing at Silver Sands
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Big waves, some currents – be sure to keep within your depth. Crane Beach: One of the world’s most glorious beaches. Great for boogie boarding. Chair and umbrella rentals. Drinks sold on the beach. Lunch at L’Azure or The Carriage House at The Crane Resort features fresh fish and lobster. Cutters of Barbados is located very nearby and they serve delicious sandwiches, pizzas, salads, etc. They will deliver any size picnic to the beach, including their special rum punch, beer and wine!
Bathsheba rock pools at low tide
Foul Bay: A spectacular stretch of beach with a shaded area for picnics and easy parking. Exercise extreme caution when swimming as there are strong currents. For security reasons, you are advised to use the northern end where the NCC wardens are present. Bottom Bay: Beautiful, often deserted bay north of the Crane and east point. Park on the clifftop and go down the steps – beach chairs available for rent. Watch out for undercurrents. Harrismith: A deserted beach that is probably best to visit in a group for a picnic. There are lovely shallow pools formed by a natural breakwater.
Biggest waves – strong and dangerous undercurrents. Cattlewash: Miles upon miles of untouched beach along the island’s most rugged stretch of coast. Swimming here is extremely dangerous! There are some shallow rock pools at low tide. Exercise extreme caution. Bathsheba: Fresh ocean breezes and pounding surf, a favourite with surfers. Round House and Atlantis are perfect choices for lunch. CAUTION: The east coast has very dangerous currents–it is NOT safe for swimming!
Eat, drink and be merry!
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!
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Apsara Samudra 166 Atlantis Hotel 127 Beach House 146 Bert’s 170 Blakey’s on the Boardwalk 157 Bombas Beach Bar 133 Brown Sugar 156 Bubba’s 160 Café Indigo 143 Camelot at Cobblers Cove 135 Carriage House 128 Champers 162 Cin Cin 152 Coffee Bean 157 Cutters 122 Daphne’s 149 Golden Apple Café 158 Il Tempio 150 Island Plates 138 Jules 142 Juma’s 136 Just Grillin’ 159 L’Azure 131 Lime Bar & Restaurant 178 Lobster Alive (Jazz) 123 Lobster Pot 137 Mama Mia 156 Naniki 126 New Century 167 Orange Street Grocer 138 Pureocean 164 Relish Epicurea 135 Round House 125 Sanctuary Café 167 Sand Dunes 126 Sandy Lane 148 Santi Beach Bar & Grill 139 Tapas 161 The Garden Terrace 155 Zaccios 147
Atlantis Hotel 127 Bubba’s 160 Café Indigo 143 Camelot at Cobblers Cove 135 Coffee Bean 157 Cutters 122 Golden Apple Café 158 Island Plates 138 Jules 142 Juma’s 136 L’Azure 131 Lime Bar & Restaurant 178 Mama Mia 156 Pureocean 164 Relish Epicurea 135 Round House 125 Sanctuary Café 167 Sand Dunes 126 Sandy Lane 148 Santi Beach Bar & Grill 139 The Garden Terrace 155
Atlantis Hotel 127 Camelot at Cobblers Cove 135 Coffee Bean 157 Cutters 122 Island Plates 138 L’Azure 131 Relish Epicurea 135 Sanctuary Café 167 Sandy Lane 148 Santi Beach Bar & Grill 139 The Garden Terrace 155
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Lobster Alive (and all that Jazz)
â€œFreshest lobster, in a beachfront setting, with excellent service!â€? Caribbean Spiny Lobster, flown in from The Grenadines to a big central distribution tank at the restaurant on Carlisle Bay. Good parking; wheelchair friendly. Come by boat? Wade ashore anchorage! Beach umbrellas and beach bar. Open for lunch and dinner every day. Sunday lunch with swing jazz sextet - wonderful jazz musicians. Smooth Jazz Quartet Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday dinner. Varied Menu! Kids meals/Veggies. Enquire for cooked takeaway/delivery. Reduced Summer openings. Enquire about Jazz nights. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Reservations strongly advised. Jazz sessions and reduced openings in summer. On the beach in Carlisle Bay, close to Bridgetown. Reservations: 435 0305 email@example.com www.lobsteralive.net BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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“With its unique hilltop perch and breathtaking panorama of Bathsheba and its pounding surf, Round House is a “must-do” part of every visitor’s Barbados experience.”
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Hill Bathsheba, St. Joseph Mount Pleasant | Office: 433 9079 Reservations: 433 9678 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.roundhousebarbados.com
“A great local favourite!”
“A truly Caribbean experience” Nestled in verdant hills overlooking the east coast, Naniki is known as much for breathtaking views as for its sumptuous Caribbean cuisine. Large picture windows and a cool outdoor deck allow for bird’s eye views of the Atlantic and surrounding countryside. The menu features a wonderful variety of Caribbean delicacies, including grilled seafood, chicken or pork served with local favourites like yam, breadfruit and sweet potato. Vegetarian menu also available. À la carte lunch is served daily while on Sundays “A Taste of the Caribbean” buffet lunch is accompanied by live jazz.
A brightly-painted roadside café that is the perfect stop for a cold drink, light snack or a great Bajan lunch while touring the east coast. It’s a popular spot with the local crowd and there is always a warm, friendly atmosphere. Daily menu favourites include flying fish, fresh grilled fish, Bajan beef stew, baked chicken, macaroni pie, bar snacks and sandwiches. In the evenings, their Fresh Fish-off-the-Grill is worth the trip! 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 for lunch Tues-Sun. Open daily from 9am to 9pm. Breakfast is served daily. Ermy Bourne Highway, East Coast Road, St. Andrew Tel: 422 9427
Suriname, St. Joseph Tel: 433 1300 email@example.com www.lushlife.bb
The Atlantis Hotel
“Breezy, tranquil, east coast eatery, delicious local fare.” Overlooking picturesque Tent Bay in Bathsheba, the historic Atlantis Hotel is synonymous with high quality, traditional Barbadian fare. This has been the driving passion of the team (of Fish Pot fame) that has restored this local icon to former glory. Their legendary Sunday and Wednesday Buffet Lunches offer a veritable feast of ‘Bajan’ delights, while the regular menu presents delectable native dishes prepared in more modern style. With its delicious food, dramatic coastal setting and cooling east coast breezes, Atlantis is a wonderfully authentic Barbados experience. The restaurant is open each day for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner*, or just drop in for drinks and the fabulous view! Starters BB$15-25; Mains BB$25-95; Buffet BB$70-90. Reservations are recommended for Buffet evenings. *On Sundays breakfast, lunch and tea only are served.
Tent Bay, Bathsheba, St. Joseph Reservations: 433 9445 or 433 7180 firstname.lastname@example.org www.atlantishotelbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide The Carriage House
“Beautiful surroundings to enjoy a light lunch” In keeping with the continued expansion and development of The Crane, the official stable of the historic “Crane Beach Hotel” over 100 years ago has been transformed into a poolside bar and grill The Carriage House Bar & Restaurant. Serving a variety of light and delectable food items and refreshments the eatery overlooks four waterfalls and infinity edge pools and offers stunning cliffside vistas. The “ruins”, as The Carriage House is referred to, maintains remnants of architectural past in keeping with the overall style of the resort where modern day amenities are constantly melding with old world charm. Open Daily: 10am - 6pm. Lunch from Noon - 5pm. Dinner seasonally. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 email@example.com www.thecrane.com
D’Onofrio’s Trattoria “Great Italian home cooking”
For casual family dining and a taste of Italian home cooking head to D’Onofrio’s in the charming Crane Village. Toast to good friends and good health with a glass of Prosecco while you savour the aromas of authentic Italian cuisine prepared to your liking. An extensive selection of fine wines complement classic regional dishes, inspired by the simple flavours and old-world traditions of Italy antipasti, homemade pastas, paninis, salads, and hand tossed thin crust pizzas. Dine indoors or on our garden terrace. Create your own special occasion and discover the meaning of la dolce vita at D’Onofrio’s. Open Daily: 6pm - 9pm. Lunch seasonally. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecrane.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“The private Tatami room is great for dinner with friends” Zagat Rated #1 for Food in Barbados, Zen offers authentic Thai and Japanese delicacies in a magnificent setting on the island’s southeast coast. Zen’s sophisticated, Asian-inspired architecture and interior décor complement its dramatic setting, complete with an all-glass frontage offering spectacular views of the sea. The centre-piece of the restaurant is a 12-person sushi bar overlooking the sea 50 feet below, where sushi chefs prepare delicious, exotic fare as you relax, chat and enjoy the amazing view. The intimate Tatami room, designed in traditional Japanese style, provides an option for larger parties to dine in privacy. Reservations required. Open 6pm – 9pm. Closed on Tuesdays. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 email@example.com www.thecrane.com
“The Sunday Gospel Breakfast with live performances and a steel-pan accompanied Bajan buffet lunch is a must!” Celebrating over 125 years of hospitality, The Crane is renowned for both its deliciously prepared seafood and breathtaking scenic beauty. Lunches feature an excellent and varied International and Caribbean menu in a relaxed atmosphere, boasting spectacular panoramic views of Crane Beach, named “one of the top ten beaches in the world” by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. In the evening, the restaurant’s romantic candlelit ambiance is the perfect complement to any special occasion. A well-established tradition, Sundays at The Crane are extraspecial, offering a Sunday Gospel Breakfast with live performances and a steel-pan accompanied Bajan buffet lunch. Reservations required. Open Daily: 7:30am - 9pm. The Crane, St. Philip Reservations: 423 6220 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecrane.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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Rock Dundo Springhead Taits
Upper Carlton Westmoreland
Weston Sugar The Hill Santi Beach Bar & Grill Garden
Water Hall St. Silas Chapel
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course
Orange Hill Fairmont Royal Pavilion Mount Glitter Bay Standfast First & Second Streets LancasterHope Endeavour Elbow Room Porters Plumtree Colony Club Hotel ST. J A M ES Jules Coral Reef Club Nishi Greenwich Settlers Beach Hotel Red Door Lounge Sir Frank Hutson The Sandpiper Folkstone Sitar Sugar Museum St. James Parish Church & Portvale Discovery Bay Hotel The Mews Rock Hall Sugar Factory Limegrove Lifestyle Mango Bay Hotel Centre Ridgeway Relish at Limegrove Lascelles Seaview St. Thomas Lime Bar & Restaurant Road Parish Church Café Indigo Molyneux Content s Zaccios Sunset Villas on the Beach Golf Course Crest Arch Hall The Beach House/Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge 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 Appleby Halls Welches Cariba Prior Oxnards Park Crystal Cove Resort West Terrace Fitts Husbands Il Tempio H2
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Bombas Beach Bar
“Easy, breezy beach bar bursting with irie vibes!” Your favourite beach bar is back and buzzing in a new location north of Mullins at Turtle Bay. Bringing back its colourful setting, eclectic music and friendly service, fresh and organic foods set the scene. Wayne arrives daily with the seafood catch from his local fishermen and organic salads from Nature’s Produce. 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$15; Salads from BB$25; Mains from BB$36. Open Tues-Fri from 11am, Sat & Mon from 4pm for dinner and drinks in high season. Closed Saturdays in low season. Turtle Bay (North of Mullins), St. Peter Reservations: 432 5664 email@example.com www.bombasbeachbar.net BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide 13°/59° “Evolving menus of tasting dishes delivered with style” 13°/59° offers dockside dining on the Marina at the luxurious Port Ferdinand. This unique restaurant believes in supporting local farmers, fishermen and passionate producers. Offering a dining experience of international standards, 13°/59° draws on extensive knowledge from around the world, combining beautiful Barbadian ingredients with modern cookery techniques. This allows the restaurant to continually deliver evolving menus of tasting dishes with creativity and style. An extensive array of options is offered - from a 2 or 3 course menu, to their signature 9 course tasting menu with associated wine pairing. Open Sunday: Brunch 11am - 3:30pm (with live entertainment); Dinner 6pm - 12am | Monday Closed | Tuesday - Saturday: Dinner 6pm - 12am Port Ferdinand, St. Peter Reservations: 272 2020 firstname.lastname@example.org
The menu is anchored on world flavours with lots of healthy options, but the culinary emphasis is on cleverly created dishes and fantastic flavours. The kind of food that makes you say, “Wow, that was good!” The wine list is refreshingly varied and the staff, bright and bubbly. Relish’s flair for creating fresh, exciting, sensual food extends to their private dinners and specialty event catering services.
“Restaurant of the Year, 2014”
“Nothing is ordinary at Relish!”
Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
(9am-5pm from May - Nov)
Sunday 9am-3pm. Breakfast BB$6-40; Café Menu BB$18-60
• Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James, • Port Ferdinand Marina, St. Peter • Simpson Motors, Warrens Orders and Reservations: 621 0077 email@example.com
At Cobblers Cove
Camelot, the stunning oceanfront restaurant at the Cobblers Cove Hotel is popular with both guests and locals and has well earned its 2014 election as Restaurant of the Year, serving up local ingredients and the daily catch (caught by Barker, the hotel’s own fisherman), that goes straight from the sea to the menu. Barbados-born chef, Michael Harrison’s menu of islandinspired creations celebrates local flavours in award-winning style. Fridays feature a celebration of seafood, boasting the finest caviar, oysters, lobster and the delectable catch of the day.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cobblers Cove Hotel, Road View, Speightstown, St. Peter Reservations: 422 2291 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cobblerscove.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“Oceanfront. Open 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. Lovely 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 an astounding 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. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Starters from BB$15 | Mains from BB$40. Speightstown, St. Peter Reservations: 432 0232 or 234 7286 email@example.com www.jumasrestaurant.com
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. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tues - Sun | 9am-9:30pm. Starters from BB$20 | Mains from BB$50. Speightstown, St. Peter Reservations: 432 0287 or 231 7286 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thelobsterpotbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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The Orange Street Grocer “Wood fired pizza, organic salads, modern European cuisine”
The Orange Street Grocer is an intimate, owner run bistro that offers reasonably priced, casual oceanfront dining with a friendly atmosphere. Choose whether you want to curl up on the sofa with a cup of freshly ground coffee and a homemade muffin 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. Simple, modern European cuisine at its finest.
“Really good, wholesome food!” This casual little bistro, run by Barbadian sisters, Pat and Marie, places emphasis on fresh and wholesome. Daily specials might include Pat’s tasty homemade frittatas, curries or an ultimate salad – glutenfree and vegan options available – all served with a smile, and at prices that please. Try their delicious curry on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The kitchen also turns out breakfasts daily. Their health-boosting smoothies are a great start to your morning or to refresh you throughout the day. Packed lunches and dinners to go, as well as meals cooked to order for delivery. Contact them about their home dining experience.
Mon - Thu 8:30am - 6pm; Fri & Sat 8:30am - 10pm; Sun - Closed. Open most Bank Holidays.
Open Mon-Sat 8:30am-3pm; Dinner (Oct-May) Mon & Thurs 7-10pm.
Orange Street, Speightstown, St. Peter Tel: 419 0838 email@example.com www.theorangestreetgrocer.com
The Town Square Speightstown, St. Peter Tel: 252 7793 IslandPlates.Dining@gmail.com
Santi Beach Bar & Grill “Perfect for sundowners and casual beachside dining” There is another cool beach bar on the west coast situated on the stunning Alleyne’s Bay beach where the turtles choose to hang out. Owner manager Adrian Heywood and his business partner Steve Plant have created a really great spot with comfortable chairs and umbrellas and excellent service. Well known Chef Scott Ames has developed a superb menu featuring his famously delicious sushi, super salads, fresh fish and steaks. He has also added his special flair to a variety of local dishes. The grill on the beach is fired up daily and food and drinks can be served to you on the beach or in the restaurant! Relax in one of their amazing beach loungers with a cold beer or cocktail, swim with the turtles from their bamboo raft or simply sit and enjoy the view from the deck. Lunch and Dinner Daily Breakfast in season Reasonably priced menu Alleyne’s Bay, St. James Reservations: 422 0359 firstname.lastname@example.org BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“Wonderful food - happening bar” For a perfect evening with friends, try The Mews - a friendly, intimate atmosphere in a charming, lively locale. Select from three distinct Euro-Caribbean menus - Classic, Bistro and Tapas and dine in cosy comfort. After hours, the bar becomes a bustling drinking spot. Live entertainment Friday nights. Private complimentary car park. Tapas/drinks served from 5:30pm. Dinner from 6:30pm nightly. (Sundays, only in season). Reservations are recommended. Available for private functions/ bespoke catering.
Second Street, Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 1122 email@example.com www.themewsbarbados.com Fb /themewsrestaurantbarbados
“Stone grilling at your table!” Elbow Room, a laid-back restaurant in Holetown offers a unique dining experience where diners become the chefs, cooking generous cuts of their favourite meats and seafood on a sizzling lava rock. Delicious ‘off-the-stone’ specials available nightly for the less adventurous! Come in and sample our excellent cocktail menu from 6:30pm with Happy Hours on select nights. It’s the perfect spot for a casual drink with friends, or a great party into the early morning, especially on weekends! Great atmosphere, people and music! Starters BB$15-20 Mains BB$35-85 Open for Dinner: Mon-Sat: 6:30- 9:30pm Bar open 6:30pm - til late. 2nd Street, Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 1927 firstname.lastname@example.org www.elbowroombarbados.com
“Are they mad? Sushi and pies?” Nishi is a chic, elegantly casual bistro, owner-run by hosts Paul Edwards and Steve Prebble. Their award-winning restaurant presents the best of British, Caribbean and Japanese cuisines - traditional specialties like English pie 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. 2nd Street, Holetown, St. James Reservations Recommended: 432 8287 or 432 2112 email@example.com www.nishi-restaurant.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“Authentic regional Italian menu with a unique European flair” Jules Restaurant & Bar is the newest addition to Barbados’ dining scene, located on 1st Street across from Limegrove. Italian cuisine is strongly represented on the menu which is simple, seasonal and phenomenally good. Featured are beautiful homemade pastas, flavourful sauces and a risotto that is judged to be “perfection”. Jules is committed to sourcing fresh local produce, quality meats and daily catches from local fishermen. There’s an exciting selection of Caribbean and Urban cocktails with a superb wine list designed to complement the cuisine. Jules Restaurant & Bar was originally historic Pilgrim House and has been fully renovated and outfitted, with a chic and relaxing ambiance featuring aviation touches. Jules and the entire crew are ready to serve you; your experience is their top priority; so sit back and prepare yourself for a culinary take-off. Jules, the first stop on 1st Street is a Jewel that is “Simply Brilliant!” Open for Morning Treats, Lunch & Dinner. Closed Tuesdays. Dinner Starters BB$16-35 | Mains BB$55-110 1st Street, Holetown, St, James Reservations: 432 8889 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.jules1st.com
“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$7–$19, 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-togo salads and take-away service also available.
“Good value. Great for families!” A charming restaurant set on the upper level of a lovely Caribbeanstyle building in Holetown. Indigo is a family-oriented restaurant offering unsurpassed good value and excellent quality, specializing in a variety of fish and chicken dishes, U.S. steaks, pizzas, paninis, garden fresh salads and homemade pies.
Just Grillin’ West
Credit Cards accepted. Open for breakfast and lunch Mon-Sat 8:30am-4:30pm. Dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays only until 8:45pm.
Open Mon–Sat 11:30am–10pm Sun 5:30–10pm Sunset Crest, Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 5410 www.justgrillinbarbados.com
Indigo Courtyard Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 0968 BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide Sitar
“Indian cuisine in a unique style” For 16 years, Sitar Restaurant has been offering the best of North and South Indian cuisine in a unique and healthy style – from tantalising tandoori to rich creamy kormas, oven-fresh naans and mouth watering vegetarian dishes. Light eaters can make selections from a menu of tasty bites while sipping on smooth cocktails at a cozy and well stocked bar. After dining in a/c comfort, feel free to smoke the hookah on the balcony overlooking the most popular spot on the west coast. Be prepared for a truly unforgettable culinary experience served with warm Indian hospitality. Open for dinner from Mon-Sun, 6:30-10:30pm. 2nd Street, Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 2248/422 8779 email@example.com www.sitarbarbados.com
“Authentic Mughlai dishes!”
“Modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist”
The relaxed poolside setting of Asian Spice’s airy cosy dining room, with pretty ceiling-hung lanterns, compliments the menu: a mélange of exotic Northern Indian and Mughlai cuisine. Indian chefs create their authentic dishes - from traditional Tandoori favourites and delectable melt-inyour-mouth kebabs, to rich and creamy Kormas, as well as superb vegetarian and vegan selections, invigorated with authentic spices to create a truly palate-pleasing dining experience.
Cariba is owner run by Executive Chef Glen Bent and his wife Faye, whose warm hospitality perfectly complements his innovative flair in the kitchen. This synergy has earned them a loyal following of repeat clients and made their cosy eatery a favourite with gourmet foodies, who rate their flavourful cuisine highly. Glen is internationallytrained and has worked in 5-star establishments all over the world, Take away available for lunch including Sandy Lane Hotel. and dinner.
Open daily 6-9:30pm (Dec - Apr). Mon to Sat 6-9:30pm (May - Nov). Private catering available. Derricks, St. James Reservations: 432 8737 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caribarestaurant.com
Open for dinner 6:30-10pm.
All Seasons Resort, Palm Ave., Sunset Crest, St. James Reservations: 432 1321 email@example.com www.allseasonsresort.bb BarbadosinaNutshell.com
The Beach House
“Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014” The aptly named Beach House Restaurant sits on a gorgeous stretch of West Coast shoreline in Holetown. Daytime menus feature fresh, local, daily specials alongside international favourites; while romantic flamelit evenings serve up Caribbean flavours with Mediterranean flair for dinner. Have cocktails next door at Drift as a sunset appéritif or starlit digestif. Friday evenings are buzzing and Sunday’s famous Caribbean lunch buffet is a feast to remember. The chef’s special midweek buffet on Wednesdays is also great. The Beach House is ideal for special occasions and private parties, large or small. Free Wifi is available and the property is fully accessible. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Lunch BB$29-68. Dinner Starters BB$14-32 | Mains BB$29-100. Holetown, St. James Reservations: 432 1163 | www.thebeachhousebarbados.com firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: /TheBeachHouseRestaurantBarbados
Zaccios Restaurant & Beach Bar
â€œGreat Food, Great Drinks, Great People!â€? Zaccios Restaurant is located on one of the lovely beaches on the west coast of Barbados, in the heart of Holetown. This location makes it easily accessible by car, public transport and by sea. Spend a relaxing day on the beach - they also rent beach chairs and umbrellas if desired. Zaccios offers a wide variety of meals. The cuisine is an international mix, including vegetarian dishes, seafood, fish, prime choices of meat and pizzas or pastas. Drop in for lunch or stay for the day and enjoy the beach. For dinner we suggest making a reservation especially for boardwalk seating. Come and enjoy a cool drink and watch the beautiful sunsets by the ocean. Open everyday 11am - 11pm. Happy Hour from 4 - 6pm. Lunch Starters BB$17-27; Mains BB$33-60. Dinner Starters BB$15-29; Mains BB$29-85. Reservations/Tel: 432 0134 Holetown, St. James email@example.com www.zaccios.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“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 lower oceanfront 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. Sandy Lane Hotel, St. James Reservations: 444 2030 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sandylane.com
“An elegant, beachside location with classic Italian cuisine.” Daphne’s, one of the top restaurants in Barbados, reflects the style and grace of its sister establishment, the famous Daphne’s of London. Manager Marco Alleyne, an excellent host, will welcome you to this elegant beachside restaurant that offers ‘al fresco’ and covered dining in an amiable atmosphere. Though the menu is based on classic Italian cuisine, Chef Marco Festini Cromer adds his modern style to better suit contemporary tastes. This is complemented by an extensive list of Italian, New World and Classical French wines. In 2014 Daphne’s was awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Nov - Apr. Closed Mon: May - Oct. Starters BB$38-56 | Mains BB$54-138 | Desserts BB$28 Half-price cocktails from 5-7pm. Bar snacks available. Paynes Bay, St. James Reservations: 432 2731 email@example.com www.daphnesbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“Beautiful beachside location. A taste of Italy!” The only authentic Italian Restaurant situated on the beach, beside the tranquil waters of the west coast, dubbed “the best Italian food in Barbados” by opera great, the late Luciano Pavarotti. Italian owners, Anna and Leo, welcome you, while Alessandro, chef and owner, delights your senses with tantalizing dishes. Il Tempio was featured in Condé Naste Traveler as one of the “coolest beachfront restaurants in the Caribbean”. The NY Times Frommer’s Review said, “The chef’s light touch is ideal for tropical dining. The homemade pastas are a delight... and the main dishes are equally delectable...” Visa and MasterCard accepted. Open: Lunch Noon-2:30pm, Dinner 6-10pm. Happy Hours: 4-6pm daily; Fri & Sun 4-7pm with complimentary finger food. Reservations: 417 0057 Fitts Village, St. James firstname.lastname@example.org www.iltempiorestaurant.com www.diningwithus.net
The Cliff Restaurant & Lounge
â€œPatrons acclaim this as consistently one of the very bestâ€? Long established as one of the Caribbeanâ€™s top restaurants, The Cliff is the first choice of many for any special celebration. The stunning, oceanfront, cliff-top setting and ambiance are captivating but the food itself is what sets The Cliff apart from its contemporaries. Chef Paul Owens continually gains accolades from top food writers who praise his creative talents. He and his team of 12 chefs remain committed to improving upon their performance, using only the finest fresh ingredients and producing consistent quality. Attentive waiters and knowledgeable wine stewards provide the highest standards in service. The Cliff Lounge is also a superb place to drop in for cocktails. Open Mon - Sat (Sundays during high season). Reservations required. Set price menu. Please call for current pricing. Available for private functions. Derricks, St. James Reservations: 432 1922 email@example.com www.thecliffbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“A cool hot spot not to be missed!” As the name suggests Cin Cin (pronounced Chin Chin) is chic and fun! Since Larry Rogers and his wife Michelle opened in June 2011, Cin Cin has enjoyed resounding success. Refreshingly contemporary and très elegant with uninterrupted views of the Caribbean sea meeting the horizon. The ‘al fresco’ terrace is perfect for waterside dining under the stars, while the air-conditioned inner restaurant provides a cool sanctuary allowing sweeping vistas of the ocean framed by an expansive glass wall. Cin Cin features a trendy bar lounge area, perfect for sipping cocktails or simply enjoying a light bite served by friendly and efficient staff. Larry has a flair for creating an eclectic range of Mediterranean style dishes with a Caribbean twist using the freshest of ingredients. His distinctive style and standard of “no compromise on quality” has gained him a loyal following over the years...many from the “Olives” and “La Terra” days. Open for lunch Monday to Friday, dinner nightly. Reservations: 424 4557 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cincinbarbados.com
s Lobster Alive
Government Headquarters Brown Sugar
Needham’s Point Hilton Barbados
Kent Elizabeth Park
s & Food Court
Maxwell Coast Rd.
Maxwell Hill Top Rock
Sheraton Centre Globe Drive-In
Bartletts Sargeants Warners
Ocean 15 Apts.
Infinity On The Beach
New Century Chinese Luigi’s Also in St. Lawrence Gap/Dover:
St. Lawrence Gap
St. Lawrence Sanctuary Café Chez Max Café Sol Apsara Samudra
Divi Southwinds Hotel Pureocean
Highgate Brittons Hill
F M H EMERGENCY MEDICAL CLINIC QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL
Bayville BAYVIEW HOSPITAL
Bert’s Bar Champers
The Accra Deck
Navy Gardens St. Matthias Marine Gardens
The Coffee Bean Mama Mia Marriott Courtyard The Soco Hotel
Bubba’s Sports Bar Just Grillin’ Chilly Moo’s
Muscovado Golden Apple Café
The Coffee Bean @ Peronne Village
The Garden Terrace
Sandals Beach Resort
South Coast map showing the location of restaurants listed on pgs 123 and 155 - 169
The Garden Terrace “The Pink Pearl of Barbados!”
For a delicious lunch by the beach sipping Caribbean cocktails or a dinner with live entertainment for dancing, Southern Palms is a delightful beach front hotel in St. Lawrence Gap and the restaurant, The Garden Terrace, is right on a stunning beach with year round entertainment. Sunday lunch, famous buffet with live steel band popular with both visitors to the island and residents. Monday night dinner is accompanied with live band for dancing, and on Thursday night it’s BBQ with live Steelband underneath the stars. Popular band ‘Syndikyt’ plays on Saturday night with à la carte dining or roast beef menu. Dining at Southern Palm’s Garden Terrace is fun! 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$60. Prices include VAT. 10% SC is added to the bill.
Southern Palms Hotel, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Reservations: 428 7171 | www.southernpalms.net BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide 156
Brown Sugar Mama Mia
“The home of Bajan Cuisine”
Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11:30-10pm & Sun 5-10pm
Brown Sugar is the place to sample the authentic flavours of Bajan cuisine served with warm hospitality in a charming traditional Barbadian home. • LUNCH Sumptuous 4 Course Bajan Buffet The Best in Island Cuisine Sunday-Friday from 12pm-2:30pm • DINNER À La Carte Dining nightly from 6pm A delightful mélange of local & Caribbean cuisine. • TRADITIONAL BAJAN ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFET EXPERIENCE Live Musical Entertainment Monday nights from 6pm-9:30pm
Hastings Main Road, Christ Church Reservations: 434 DELI (3354) email@example.com www.mamamiadeli.com
Aquatic Gap, St. Michael Reservations: 426 7684 firstname.lastname@example.org www.brownsugarbarbados.net
Italian Deli & Pizzeria “Their pizzas are hard to resist” A warm welcome awaits you from “Mama” and her friendly staff who set the tone of this charming Italian eatery. Savour the aroma of freshly ground coffee, the sizzle of Paninis straight off the grill and the unmistakable smell of an authentic Italian pizza from their genuine Italian pizza oven. At Mama Mia you’ll relish the undeniable taste of Italy!
“Perfect spot to enjoy a good meal with family and friends!” 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.
Take out available. Open: Dinner Tues - Sun from 6pm; Lunch Tues - Sat from 11am. Closed Mondays (Apr to Nov). Hastings, Christ Church Reservations: 228 5284 email@example.com
The 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 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 227 2117 Top floor, Cave Shepherd
Muscovado & Golden Apple Café
“Great food and good value for money!” These two restaurants in the PomMarine Hotel 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 CAFE - Open year round Sunday Buffet $60 - Soup, Roasts, 3 Salads, Fish, 3 Starches, Desserts Daily Lunch Buffet BB$30 Mon - Fri from 12pm - 2:30pm • GOURMET DINNERS IN MUSCOVADO 7 courses including a glass of wine BB$75 Each Friday 7pm - 9:30pm Sept 15th - Dec 15th & Jan 20th - Apr 30th Reservations: 228 0900 PomMarine Hotel, Marine Gardens, Christ Church firstname.lastname@example.org www.pommarine.com
“Loads of flavours to choose from!”
Just Grillin’ South
“Good food and great prices!”
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 icecream 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$7 and US$19 – 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 Open Quayside, Rockley: Caesar salad, grilled vegetables, Mon-Thurs, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sun, 11am-11pm. coleslaw or potatoes. Take away service available. Open Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm, Sunday 5:30-10pm. Tel: 435 6469 Quayside Centre, Rockley, Christ Church www.justgrillinbarbados.com
Open Sheraton Mall: Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm.
Tel: 437 1877 Rockley, Christ Church Tel: 434 0498 Sheraton Mall, Sargeants Village Christ Church BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“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 gardenfresh salads. Try their massive 20oz. steak if you dare! Kids menu available. Happy Hours daily. Open daily: Monday - Thursday 11:30am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am–1am, Sunday 8am–11pm. Call for weekly game specials.
Rockley Main Road, Ch. Ch. Tel: 435 8731 email@example.com www.bubbassportsbar.net
The Accra Deck
“Impeccable dining by the oceanfront” An exquisite restaurant serving Contemporary European cuisine with a Caribbean flair. The alluring dishes prepared by The Accra Deck’s experienced culinary team are enhanced by the amazing beach-front setting of beautiful Rockley Beach. Reservations are required for the restaurant and the dress code is elegantly casual: No tees or shorts allowed. Open Friday to Wednesday. Dinner only from 6:30pm. Last order at 9:30pm.
Reservations: 435 8920 Ext. 7200 Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Rockley, Christ Church firstname.lastname@example.org
“Reserve early and request a water-side table” This trendy restaurant, beautifully positioned along the south coast boardwalk, is not only known for its breathtaking view but also for its exceptional service and delicious cuisine which makes it a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. With a wide variety of tapas dishes, as well as an À La Carte menu, there is more than enough to satisfy any palate. One can enjoy the casual, bubbly atmosphere at the bar just a few feet from the water’s edge, or a more intimate, fine dining experience with sweeping views of the island’s southern coastline. Outdoor seating alongside the boardwalk and the shoreline has been a popular addition, making it the perfect spot for a romantic sunset or dinner under the stars. Open Daily from 12 noon, last order 10:30pm. Reservations: 228 0704 Hastings, Christ Church email@example.com www.tapasbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide Champers
“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 Sunday to Friday, and dinner seven days a week. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.champersbarbados.com
Restaurant Guide Café Sol Mexican Grill & Margarita Bar “Barbados’ original Mexican restaurant”
At the entrance to The Gap with a fabulous ocean view, Café Sol is the island’s original Mexican restaurant. Enjoy 2 happy hours nightly at this lively, fun spot: 5-7pm and 10-12pm. Margaritas are a specialty with 15 fruity flavours on offer! The menu boasts a wide variety of Mexican favourites, from Cheese Nachos to Chicken Chimichangas and Shrimp Fajitas. A “Gringo” menu features non-Mexican fare such as Striploin Steaks, Mojito Chicken, Buffalo Wings and much more. Open for dinner nightly and for lunch from Tuesday - Sunday from 11:30am - There’s rarely a time when Café Sol can’t satisfy whatever hunger ails you! Starters BB$14-18; Mains BB$30-44; Desserts BB$10-16. St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Tel: 420 7655 email@example.com www.cafesolbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide Pureocean
â€œSpectacular beachside setting ... Pure Magic!â€? Pureocean Restaurant is making a splash with its pure taste. Located on one of the most spectacular beaches in Barbados, Pureocean is PURE magic for the eyes and the taste buds! The menu features an exciting array of dishes which can be described as Bajan cuisine with international flair. It includes Bajan classics such as Pudding and Souse along with unique creations like Smoked Spice Rubbed Pork Tenders with a Tangy Caribbean Tamarind Sauce, and perhaps most unexpected - mauby ice cream! The perfect setting for cocktails at sunset followed by a sumptuous meal. Reservations: 418 7300 Ext. 7412 St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Facebook /PureOcean www.diviresorts.com
“Chef Max delivers fabulous flavours - you won’t want your meal to end!”
Located right on the bay at the corner of St. Lawrence Gap, this waterside charmer allows you to sit back and admire splendid ocean views while savouring the wonderful cuisine of award winning chef, Max Benz. Well known for his love of good food and dedication to top quality local ingredients, Chez Max offers the perfect mix – a European menu with a Bajan twist. Menu favourites include Pink Peppercorn Crusted Red Snapper with a Spicy Tomato Salsa, Coconut Curry Shrimp on a Cornmeal Cou-Cou Cake with a hint of White Chocolate, and Tempura Battered King Fish with a Tropical Fruit Salsa. Chef Max also welcomes requests from diners and will do special orders on request – just ask! A daily 3 course table d’hôte menu provides excellent value at BB$79. Reservations recommended. Starters BB$20-28; Mains BB$52-76. Open daily for dinner from 6-10pm. Closed Mondays. Available for Weddings and Private Functions. Reservations: 230 0369 or 427 2433 St. Lawrence Main Road, Worthing, Christ Church firstname.lastname@example.org www.chezmax-barbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“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. Available for weddings and private functions. Starters BB$15-48; Mains BB$50-80; Desserts BB$15-18. Open for dinner nightly from 6pm. Waverley House, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church Reservations: 420 5453 or 420 5454 email@example.com www.apsara-samudra.com
“Classic Chinese. Fast service.” A wide array of classic Chinese dishes – all the favourites, including Roast Duck (order 6 hrs. ahead), Hot & Spicy Shrimp and Crispy Beef and the portions are generous! Owner run by Ken Chow and his wife, New Century is located just 5 minutes walk from St. Lawrence Gap on the south coast main road. In addition to dining in the spacious dining room, they also offer a fast and friendly take away service and will deliver for a fee, anywhere between Oistins and Barbados Hilton. Well stocked bar, including imported Chinese beer. Visit their website for more details and to view menu. Open Daily - Lunch (downstairs) 11am-3pm; Dinner (upstairs) 5:3010:30pm. Top Rock, Christ Church Reservations/TakeAway/Delivery: 420 2822/428 5438 www.sunislandbarbados.com
“A great spot to relax & unwind” This unique lakeside café is an ideal haven on the south coast for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or just a chat over coffee with a tasty snack. They do wonderful coffees and teas, delicious sweet treats, good quality sandwiches, pastas, salads and hot daily specials. 100% wheelchair accessible. Free WIFI available. Tel/Reservations: 435 9727 Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, Worthing, Christ Church firstname.lastname@example.org BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Restaurant Guide Luigi’s Italian Restaurant
“Authentic Italian - a real Italian experience!” Luigi’s has been serving their genuine Italian cuisine for over 50 years! A long time favourite with Bajans and visitors, this charming, cozy trattoria promises hearty, traditional Italian fare in a relaxed, rustic setting. Italian owner, Davide Chiesa is always on hand to offer suggestions from the authentic Italian menu, including their famous Cotoletta alla Milanese, a wonderful selection of fresh homemade pastas and their legendary Tiramisu! Everything is prepared daily with market-fresh ingredients and served with the renowned Italian warmth and hospitality. Children’s portions available. Open Daily: Boxing Day to Easter, closed Sundays otherwise. (Closed for holidays mid May to end of Jun and Sep to mid-Oct.) Dover, Christ Church Reservations Tel: 628 9218 | Cell/Whatsapp: 268 2163 email@example.com www.luigisbarbados.com
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“Fine dining at an affordable price”
Courtesy Living Barbados
One of Barbados’ most charming and distinctive boutique hotels, Little Arches is nestled away from the hustle and bustle just south of Oistins Bay, overlooking the sweeping vistas of Enterprise (Miami) Beach. Here you will discover one of the best-kept secrets in Barbados. Located on the rooftop is an open-air terracotta terrace - Café Luna - which features romantic al fresco dining and inventive international cuisine. Fine dining at an affordable price is their hallmark and a full a la carte menu is served, along with the new ‘Back to Bajan’ menu, showcasing local ingredients and produce. Guests can sample sushi specials on Thursday and Friday nights and lobster (seasonal) on Saturdays. Enjoy the romance of this intimate hotel and be sure to bring your camera! Open nightly for dinner from 6-10pm. Cocktails from 4-6pm. Starters from BB$20; Mains BB$35-85; Back to Bajan Menu BB$89 for 3 courses. Little Arches Boutique Hotel, Enterprise Beach Road, Christ Church Tel: 428 6172/420 4689 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cafelunabarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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 Buffet Breakfast. Open 7 days a week - Monday to Thursday: 11:30am–11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am–1:00am, Sundays: 8:00am–11:00pm. Daily Happy Hours. Call for weekly game specials. Rockley Main Road, Christ Church Tel: 435 8731 email@example.com www.bubbassportsbar.net
“A dash of sports and a splash of island ambience – the perfect mix!” Eat, drink and chill at Bert’s for the perfect mix of island ambience, international sports coverage, world famous daiquiris and authentic stone fired pizza. Enjoy a weekday lunch combo in the air-conditioned dining room, pull up a stool at the island bar to catch the game or chill poolside with an ice cold draft or daiquiri. Bert’s menu offers traditional Bajan fare, Bert’s original favourites, vegetarian and healthy choices, and delicious meal options just for kids. Open from 11:00am (and earlier for the big sports matches). Happy Hour & a Half: 4:30-6pm daily. Rockley, Christ Church Reservations: 435 7924 | Pizza Hotline: 431 1111 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bertsbarbados.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Courtesy Red Door Lounge
Nightlife The trendy Red Door Lounge on equally trendy Second Street in Holetown
The night time entertainment in Barbados ranks among the best in the Caribbean. Not only do the locals love to party, but being such a popular destination with visitors, there is absolutely no shortage of night clubs, bars, reggae clubs, pubs, rum shops, dinner shows and great “liming spots”.
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: 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. Bubba’s: Lively sports bar in Rockley. Catch all the sports action live via two satellite dishes on three 10ft. screens and 17 additional TVs. Bert’s Bar: Famous for their daiquiris and great island ambience, Bert’s is the perfect place to eat, drink and chill!
Oistins Fish Fry
Courtesy Brian “deAction Man” Talma
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. Drift: Great place to enjoy fine wines, select cocktails or a cold beer in a stunning oceanfront setting. The Mews: Primarily known for their food, the bar has rapidly developed into one of the more popular on the west coast. Suitably lively on Fridays and Saturdays. Elbow Room: Popular 2nd Street restaurant in Holetown which transforms into a lively bar on weekends when there is good live entertainment and DJs. La Casa del Habano: On the 1st floor of Limegrove in Holetown, with a wide selection of the finest Cuban cigars, a fully stocked premium bar, comfy lounge and outdoor deck all provide a lovely setting to enjoy Blues, Jazz and Latin music. Nishi: Chic bistro and Sushi Bar on 2nd Street – great cocktail menu and late night dining. 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). Closed Mondays.
Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge
Nishi on Second Street
Catch the Happy Hours at Il Tempio BarbadosinaNutshell.com
“Whether you are looking for prime entertainment or the ultimate party place, Harbour Lights has something for everyone.” Perfectly positioned on the stunning Carlisle Bay beach, Harbour Lights, the renowned open air, beachfront club, is the favourite spot of visitors and locals alike. Liven up your Monday and Wednesday evening at the Beach Extravaganza Dinner show and discover the island’s rich Afro Caribbean heritage, traced through the melodious sounds of three Caribbean bands and the complete cast of performers. Immerse yourself in the Bajan scenes, reenacted by the symbolic cultural characters who engage in the many elements of social past times. There is non stop action as the towering stiltwalkers, once known as the guardians of the village, showcase their acrobatic skills. The excitement heats up with the flaming limbo dancer and the iconic fire eater Cassius Clay. Come experience the electrifying rhythms and be mesmerized by the Carnival beauties and “movementations” of “Mudda Sally”. Complementing the entertainment package, is a delicious spice infused BBQ dinner straight from the grill and free flowing drinks throughout the evening. Harbour Lights goes until late with a full fledged nightclub experience after the dinner show. It’s unrivaled entertainment at an unbeatable price, 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 | email@example.com www.harbourlightsbarbados.com | #harbourlights
Nightlife St. Lawrence Gap
“A mile-long strip famous for its fine restaurants, diverse accommodation, lively nightlife, fantastic beaches and shopping.” Located on the south coast of Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap (or simply The Gap as it’s locally known) is a mile-long strip bustling with activity and packed with a huge variety of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and some of the best beaches on the island! During the day take in the fabulous Dover Beach with its powder white sand, watersports and enjoy a little local flavour with food from one of the many Bajan food vendors housed in quaint beach huts by the sea. But it’s after the sun goes down that The Gap really comes to life! Ever since the early 50’s, St. Lawrence Gap has been renowned for its nightlife; today the island beat still permeates – and everyone dances to it – young and old, and everyone in between. The Gap pulsates to the sound of late night entertainment from Reggae to Rock, R&B to Soca and Jazz, you will likely even come across a karaoke session if that’s your thing! Local rum shops rub shoulders with fine-dining, oceanfront restaurants, Mexican food is served up a stone’s throw away from Brazilian and everyone gets to pause and take in the most spectacular sunsets across the bay. Go for Indian, go for steaks, go for cocktails, but whatever you do, just go! St. Lawrence, Christ Church Facebook: /StLawrenceGap
Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge
“A perfect place to be, meet with friends and relax in comfort!” Inspired by the ocean, Drift is the new chic West Coast lounge bar next to The Beach House in Holetown. Exuding sophistication and comfort in a seductive setting, Drift welcomes those who wish to enjoy fine wines, select cocktails or just a cold beer in a stunning oceanfront setting. Whether it’s a date, get-together, corporate event, or just you, Drift is the perfect place to be, meet with friends and relax in comfort. A delicious “night bites” selection complements your evening and on the first Thursday of each month Drift welcomes executive chef Scott Ames and The Bento Box sushi extravaganza! The Drift Art Gallery features works by local and international artists. Open daily from 5pm until late. Free Wifi. Night Bite platters from $25. Holetown, St. James Tel: 432 1163 firstname.lastname@example.org www.driftinbarbados.com Facebook: /DriftBarbados BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Nightlife Lime Bar & Restaurant
“A relaxing, stylish and modern blend of bar and restaurant in an al fresco courtyard setting.” Located in the first courtyard of Limegrove’s luxurious facility in Holetown, Lime Bar & Restaurant has quickly become the new buzzword on the west coast’s nightlife scene, popular for its cool and edgy approach to liming, dining and drinking out. Every week they feature live entertainment catering to all generations, with a great selection of the island’s top musicians and entertainers. Lime Bar is the perfect location for mingling, having fun and meeting new friends. Join them on Facebook or visit their website to see what’s on and receive special event invitations. Open Monday - Saturday from 10am until... Sundays from 5pm Tel: 271 8261 Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James email@example.com www.limebarbarbados.com Facebook: /limegrovebar
Red Door Lounge
“An intimate and trendy lounge, with an upscale, urban vibe.” Barbados’ premier nightlife hideaway on Holetown’s trendy Second Street is an intimate and trendy lounge with an upscale, urban vibe. Featuring the island’s most prestigious interior environment with a daring selection of cocktails, wines and spirits. Come for the COCKTAILS and TAPAS and stick around for the great entertainment - lively DJ sessions, live piano, bands and singers, who transform the place into a late night hot spot! Open from 8pm until the early hours, Wednesday to Sunday. Mango Bay Hotel, Second Street, Holetown, St. James For Table Reservations & Inquiries - Tel: 620 3761 firstname.lastname@example.org RedDoorBarbados.com
Car Hire Highways 1-7 all start in Bridgetown and branch out across the island. Highways A-Z are the smaller roads in between.
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. When hiring a car pay close attention to the demonstration of the vehicle, as many models are different in the Caribbean. Note the emergency hotline number of your rental company and check that they offer breakdown assistance. Many of the rental companies offer unlimited mileage, free delivery to and pick-up from hotels, villas, airport and seaport; baby seats and free road maps.
Driving Tips in a Nutshell
• In Barbados we drive on the left and seat belts are compulsory. • Download the free MyDestination/Barbados Travel App to help you find your way around. For a fee of US$6 you can upgrade to unlock the Interactive Map that leverages the GPS in your device to show you the best attractions nearby. The map also uses the compass to guide you to a place once you select it - all available in offline mode too! It also has a wealth of useful information for visitors.
Barbados is 21 miles long (34 km) and 14 miles (23 km) wide, covering an area of 166 sq miles (432 sq km). The island has one of the most dense road networks in the world. Photo: Andrew Hulsmeier
If you get lost, just follow the Bus Stop signs “To City” and you will find your way to Bridgetown
• The price of gasoline fluctuates throughout the year, however, at press time the price was BB$3.02/litre. • Speed limits vary depending on the area, but generally in built up areas or the city its 40 km/h, rural areas outside the city, 60 km/h and the ABC Highway, 80 km/h. • When you hear the honk of a horn it can have a variety of meanings: it could be a warning, or a “hello” to a passing friend, or an “Excuse me, I’m coming!” If someone flashes their headlights at you at a junction it usually means “Proceed, I’m letting you go first.” • Correct procedure for 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. • Visitors are easily identifiable on the road by the ‘H’ number plate and Bajans are usually accommodating of your confusion and always willing to point you in the right direction. However, since the ‘H’ does identify you as a visitor you can be a target for pickpockets and harassing vagrants. Authorized security personnel at all attractions and places of interest are usually in uniform, so do not pay anyone else who claims to be “security” to guard your vehicle. • Please be careful with your possessions and place them in the boot/ trunk wherever possible and ensure that the vehicle is always locked when unattended. • If you have an accident, leave your vehicle in its position and call your car hire company and the police immediately - do not admit liability. For Police dial 211 and ambulance 511.
Jones Car Rental Service “Free and prompt delivery and pick-up”
Let Jones Car Rentals assist you in this Great Discovery with selections from their varied fleet of vehicles. Make your choice from automatic air-conditioned cars (large or small), executive and economy sedans, Grand Vitara Jeeps, 7 seater deluxe vans. • Prices negotiable. • Baby seats available. • Visitor’s permits issued. • Free and Prompt delivery/pick-up. • All vehicles comprehensively insured. • 24-hr. Emergency Response Passage Road, St. Michael Tel: 42 JONES/425 6637 Fax: 426 7296 info@JonesCarRentals.com www.JonesCarRentals.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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 our rental agents can issue your local driver’s permit. Grantley Adams Int’l Airport and CWTS Complex, Lower Estate, St. Michael Reservations: 434 8414 Toll Free: 1 800 581 8773 email@example.com www.carhire.tv
Stoutes Car Rental
“24 hour roadside assistance to all customers” 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. Their 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. A 24 hour roadside assistance is offered to all customers. The company’s large fleet of well maintained vehicles is backed by decades of experience. ®
Grantley Adams Int’l Airport and Kirtons, St. Philip Tel: 416 4456 Fax: 416 4435 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stoutescar.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
15% Top Car Rentals
“We’ll ensure your car rental experience is as smooth as a Bajan rum punch!”
Mangera Car Rentals “33 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.
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! Tel/Fax: 436 0562 • Modern, well-maintained fleet Cellular: 230 0212 • Prompt, efficient, friendly service Welches Main Road, St. Michael email@example.com
Call us to reserve your car today! Tel: 435 0378 Rockley New Rd., Christ Church firstname.lastname@example.org www.barbadoscarrentals.com
Trusted for over 38 years, with a fleet of over 100 new vehicles, Direct Rentals offer only current and up-to-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!
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 courtesyrentacar.com to book online, check availability or reservation status and take advantage of special offers.
“GPS with BajanNav available”
“First class transportation”
• 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
Balls Plantation, Christ Church Tel: 420 6372 Fax: 420 6383 email@example.com www.barbadosrentals.net
Wildey, St. Michael Tel: 431 4160 (Wildey) or 418 2500 (Airport) firstname.lastname@example.org www.courtesyrentacar.com BarbadosinaNutshell.com
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Protect your skin from the sun
Falling dry coconuts and branches can be dangerous
Courtesy â€˜Barbados, A Coral Paradiseâ€™
Do not leave valuables unattended
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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.
AMBULANCE SERVICES Private Ambulance: 435 9425 / 438 4357 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 24-Hrs.) Maxwell, Christ Church. Tel: 428 9452 FMH Emergency Clinic: Open 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 5483 OPTICIANS Express Optical: Sheraton Mall Tel: 437 0896 Cave Shepherd Tel: 227 2164
Eye Q - Stylist Opticians: Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, St. James. Tel: 419 3937 Harcourt Carter Optical: Belleville – Tel: 429 5565 Warrens – Tel: 417 9600 Super Centre JB’s – Tel: 228 1940 DENTISTS B’dos Dental Association: For your dental needs call the BDA for a referral to a dentist in your area. Tel: 228 6488 email@example.com PHARMACIES Massy Stores Pharmacy: SuperCentre Worthing Tel: 435 0020 SuperCentre Oistins Tel: 428 6057 SuperCentre Sunset Crest Tel: 432 1290 SuperCentre Warrens Tel: 417 5232 Lewis Drug Mart: Rockley, Christ Church. Tel: 435 8090 iMart Tel: 271 Drugs (3784) Cost U Less, Welches, St. Thomas. Lanterns Mall, Hastings, Ch. Ch. Carlton Pharmacy, Carlton, St. Michael
POLICE Emergency only: 211 Hotline: 429 8787
Activities 10-11 B’dos Concorde Experience 10 Segway Barbados 10
George Washington Attraction 91 Museum of Parliament 92, 93
Art & Craft 48-59 Earthworks Pottery 56, 57, Map Gallery of Caribbean Art 53 Heidi Berger 59 Janice Sylvia Brock 54, 55 Roslyn of Barbados 58 The Shell Gallery 51 Tropical Art Glasses 58
Buy Local 44 Hastings Farmers Market 45 The Cliff Bakery 46, 47 Tortuga Barbados Ltd. 44
Barbados Fishing Charters Cannon Charters
Shamon Too Team Baywatch W/Sports
Bushy Park Barbados
Glass Bottom Boats
Elegance Catamaran Cruises 67 Good Times Catamaran Cruises 69 Jammin’ Catamaran Cruises 66 R&R Cruising Charters 68 Sail Calabaza 65 Car Hire 180-187 Shasa Catamaran Cruises 64 Courtesy Rent-A-Car 187 Tiami Luxury Catamarans 63 Direct Rentals 187 Snorkeling & Diving 75 Jones Car Rental 183 Hazell’s Water World Inc. 75 Mangera Car Rentals 186 Stand-Up Paddling 70 National Car Rentals 184 Paddle Barbados 70 Stoutes Car Rental 185 What’SUP Barbados 70 Top Car Rentals 186 Submarine Adventures 62 Atlantis Submarines 62 Cellular Services 5 Surfing 71 LIME 5 Boosy’s Surf School 71 Golf 22-27 Apes Hill Club 24, 25 Barbados Golf Club 23, Map Royal Westmoreland 26, 27 Historic Treasures Barbados Museum
Nightlife 172-179 Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge 177 Harbour Lights 174, 175 Lime Bar & Restaurant 178 Red Door Lounge 179 St. Lawrence Gap 176
Golden Apple Café 158 Il Tempio 150 Island Plates 138 Jules 142 Juma’s 136 Just Grillin’ South 159 Just Grillin’ West 143 L’Azure 131 123 Restaurant Guide 116-169 Lobster Alive Classifications 118-121 Luigi’s 168 156 East Coast Maps 124 Mama Mia South Coast Map 154 Muscovado 158 West Coast Map 132 Naniki 126 167 13°/59° at Port Ferdinand 134 New Century Nishi 141 Accra Deck 160 138 Apsara Samudra 166 Orange Street Grocer Pureocean 164 Asian Spice 145 Relish Epicurea 135 Atlantis Hotel 127 Round House 125 Blakey’s 157 Sanctuary Café 167 Bombas Beach Bar 133 Sand Dunes 126 Brown Sugar 156 Sandy Lane 148 Bubba’s Sports Bar 160 Santi Beach Bar & Grill 139 Café Indigo 143 Sitar 144 Café Luna 169 Sundae Funday Café Sol 163 Ice Cream Parlor Map Camelot at Cobblers Cove 135 Tapas 161 Cariba 145 The Beach House 146 Champers 162 The Carriage House 128 Chez Max 165 The Cliff 151 Chilly Moo’s 159 The Coffee Bean 157 Cin Cin 152 The Garden Terrace 155 Cutters 122 The Lobster Pot 137 Daphne’s 149 The Mews 140 D’Onofrio’s Trattoria 129 Zaccios 147 Elbow Room 140 Zen 130 BarbadosinaNutshell.com
Property 94-109 Altman Real Estate 109 Apes Hill Club 102, 103 Crane Resorts 69-101, Map Port Ferdinand Marina 107, Map Royal Westmoreland 104, 105 Saint Peter’s Bay 106, Map
Shopping 28-43 Best of Barbados 40, Map Diamonds International 32, 33 Harley-Davidson 37, Map La Casa Del Habano 42 Limegrove Lifestyle Centre 41, Map Milano Diamond Gallery 34, Map Relish Epicurea 43 Runway Duty Free 36, Map Sheraton Mall 38, 39 The Royal Shop 30, 31, Map Tropicana Jewellers 35, Map Sightseeing 76-89 Animal Flower Cave 81 Barbados Wildlife Reserve Map Caribbean Cigar Co. 87 Exclusive Cottons of the Cbean 85 Flower Forest 83, Map Grenade Hall Forest Map Hunte’s Gardens Map Island Safari 79 Mount Gay Distilleries 89 Welchman Hall Gully 82 Spa Services Bansuri Spa Chakra Spa Elements Spa Mobile Massage
Team Baywatch Taxi Services
“Providing reliable transportation”
Team Baywatch is an owner run taxi service company operating from the west coast of Barbados. They shuttle passengers for the airport, restaurants, supermarkets, beaches and shopping etc. and also offer island tours. Max and Julia are prompt and reliable and take pride in providing a safe, comfortable drive for passengers. 18-21 Luxury transfers also available. 19 21 20 20
Sports Bars 170-171 Trents, Holetown, St. James Bert’s 170 Contact Max or Michael Bubba’s 171 Tel: (1 246) 249 5115/242 2108 firstname.lastname@example.org www.teambaywatch.com
POIS MOI COLLECTION
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 271-8230 * 1-800-51-JEWEL