Barbados Island Travel Guide
Barbados Island Attractions
The Rum Factory and Heritage Park Get the taste of Barbados with a tour of this factory located at Four Square, St Phillip in the heart of sugar cane country. Learn how the islands favourite drink is made and maybe buy a bottle at the shop.
Barbados Museum Housed in a former military prison of St Ann's Garrison, St Michael, and the museum houses an interesting array of artefacts piecing together the history and culture of the island.
Sunbury House Located in the St Phillip region and well signposted. All the rooms at this extensive plantation house are open and showcase a unique collection of antiques and furniture. Lovely wooded grounds and a fine restaurant make for a good excursion.
Folkestone Marine Park At St James just north of Holetown. Its worthwhile renting snorkelling gear to view the reef. There is a museum, which houses marine displays and an aquarium.
Miami / Enterprise Beach Picturesque beach right next to Oistins Town a popular fishing village. This beach is very popular for both visitors and locals alike. It beautiful blue waters separate into two separate areas for swimmers. One side for more advanced swimmers and good enough for body and boogie board surfing. The other side perfect for small children and non-swimmers with very few waves. There is lots of trees and shade available after you have perfected your tan on the spacious white sand. Also some of the best local food is available at a bus like canteen "Mr Delicious Snack Bar" where you can get Rum Punches, Flying Fish Sandwiches, Fish Cakes and alot more.
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Barbados Island Beaches
Mullins Bay On the west coast you will enjoy this magnificent stretch of beach where you will find calm warm azure blue waters, lovely clean sands and safe swimming or snorkelling.
River Bay Protected inlet on the north coast surrounded by hills and greenery. Interesting coral and many little coves and bays to explore in the area. Animal Flower Cave is nearby and worth exploring.
Bath Beach A good description of this east coast beach as swimming here is like a bath. The shade is perfect for the family picnic. Surfing can be enjoyed here at high tide.
Barbados Island Restaurants and Bars
Barbados Island Restaurants
Naniki Meaning 'full of Life' in Indian, this spectacular seafood restaurant is to be found in the Lush Life nature reserve. Offering a tempting array of fresh sea treats in a fabulous setting overlooking wooded hills and the sea.
Ragamuffins Bar and Restaurant Located in Holetown and a traditional favourite with locals and visitors. Featuring seafood and Steaks in a laid-back atmosphere ensuring you just sit back relax and enjoy your supper. Gets lively later at night.
Atlantis Restaurant In the lovely old traditional hotel with the same name at St Josephs. Specialising in Bajan cuisine and an institution with the islanders who flock here for the Sunday Buffet. The taste of Barbados is here.
Lone Star Restaurant Right on the oceanfront in St James you will find Caribbean dining at it's best. For a romantic candle lit meal overlooking the ocean and great reasonably priced food you could do no better. The Champagne and Caviar lounge is for the purists.
Barbados Island Bars & Clubs
Bubbas Sports Bar Located in Christ Church, this bar/restaurant caters for the sports fan with 3 big screens and lots of TVs. Large bar with a good selection of beverages. Enjoy a 5-day test match here.
Mc Brides Pub and Cookhouse To be found at St Lawrence Gap on the south coast. Genuine Irish pub/restaurant hosting live Irish music for the nightly hooley mixed with limbo dancing.
Club Xtreme - Located on the south coast this massive club rocks every night with its state of the art sound system and lighting. Hot DJs set you dancing to the greatest party music.
Harbour Lights Bay Street is where its all happening at this busy club that throngs with locals and tourists who dance to the live music at weekends and some other nights.
The Boatyard A must go to in Carlisle Bay where there every night is party night with regular live music right on the beach.
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