17 May Top 10 in Barbados
Barbados, long held as little Britain in the sun, offers a unique blend of British, West Indian and African culture. The perfect mix of sun, music, ever present smiles and awesome Bajan food. They have a saying in Barbados, ‘Life didn’t begin in Barbados, it was just perfected here’…. how can we add to that? So with such an introduction what are the top things to do in Barbados, the top bars, top 10 restaurants and most unique hotels on the island? Our experienced team have put together our preferred list in no particular order to help you along the way.
Top 10 Things To Do In Barbados
- Visit Harrisons Cave
Jump aboard the electric tram and explore one of Barbados’s most famous attraction with your knowledgeable guide to show you along the way.
- Jolly Roger Cruise
Join the best party on the water. It doesn’t matter whether its early or late, the music never stops playing. But will you be brave enough to walk the plank?
- Sunset Sail
Join one of the many catamaran sunset cruises along Barbados’s west coast for a chilled glass of bubbles, a glowing red sunset and a warm feeling inside.
- Kite surfing on the East Coast
Rapidly becoming recognised as one of the world’s leading destinations for kite surfing, Barbados is blessed with big Atlantic rollers for main stream surfers, protected lagoons for kites and glorious year round sunshine.
- Atlantis Submarine
Visit the Caribbean under sea garden in a 150ft real submarine. You might even see a ship wreck or two.
- Visit Mount Gay Rum Distillery
Visit the world’s oldest rum distillery. Here they have been distilling their own golden nectar since the 1700’s
- A round of golf at The Green Monkey
The signature course at the world famous Sandy Lane Golf Club. This is a must for every good golfer.
- Discover the UNESCO listed sites in Bridgetown & The Garrison District
There is much more to Barbados than just sea. It’s rich English and Irish heritage make for a fascinating historical cocktail.
- Bajan Roots & Rhythms
The only dinner and music show on the island celebrating all that is great about Barbados’s musical vibe and heritage.
- Go on one of the free Sunday morning hikes
Join the Barbados National Trust on one of their free Sunday morning hikes. A great way to get off the beaten track and see another side of the island.
Top 10 Bars in Barbados
- Harbour Lights
Renowned beach front extravaganza located where the sun never goes down. Dance barefoot under the stars to live bands and international DJ’s. PAAARTTTTTYYYYYYY!
- Oistins Fish Fry
Go early, meet the locals, listen to some great local reggae and dine of BBQ fish straight of the local boats.
Scarlet is a lively, funky and modern bistro located on the islands west coast. The food offers some great twists on classic dish with a healthy dose of Caribbean flare.
- Cafe Sol
A vibrant Mexican Grill & bar located in the heart of St Lawrence Gap. Happy hour starts at 5pm, so don’t be late!
- Sugar Ultra Lounge
Sugar Ultra Lounge in St Lawrence Gap is the hottest, trendsetting nightclub in Barbados. Known for its perfect mix of Caribbean open-air experience and the hottest and most demanded DJs in the world. A party haven for all club goers awaits.
- South 7 Bar & Grill
South 7 Bar & Grill is located on the beautiful South Coast of Barbados. Offering an atmosphere like none other. South 7 Bar & Grill is a place to chill, relax and just have a good time!
- Mojo Bar & The Chopping Board Kitchen If you like your music you will like Mojo. If you like your food you will like Mojo. If you like music & food, you will love this place. This is one of the coolest hangout places on the south coast of Barbados.
- Blackwoods Screw Dock
Once a historic dockyard where visitors and emigrants ebbed and flowed with the tides on arriving steamships. Now one of the coolest bars in the Caribbean. You must come along and see for yourself.
- The Old Jamm Inn Live music venue in the heart of St Lawrence Gap where they offer booze, beats and burgers… you will not be disappointed.
- Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge
Exuding sophistication and comfort in a seductive setting “Drift” welcomes those looking to enjoy a drink in the ideal atmosphere to unwind or celebrate. Located on Barbados’s Platinum Coast just a few minutes from Sandy Lane.
Top 10 Restaurants In Barbados
- Daphne’s Restaurant
Daphne’s located on the Platinum coast of Barbados (west) is one of the country’s premier restaurants. Modern Italian fused with seafood, lobster and Caribbean flavours.
- L’Azure at Crane Resort
Famous for its fresh seafood and panoramic sea views for over a century, L’Azure restaurant at The Crane serves up a tempting range of classic and Caribbean delicacies.
Set in the magical backdrop of what was once a classic seaside Barbadian home build after the 2ndWorld War with coral stone and mahogany, Tides Restaurant is now one of the island’s leading restaurants located on the water’s edge of the West coast of Barbados.
- Cafe Luna
One of the most romantic restaurants in Barbados, Cafe Luna is the award-winning restaurant on the rooftop of Little Arches Hotel. It boasts one-of-a-kind panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea in a Mediterranean-style al fresco setting
- Chillin and Grillin This is a traditional island style restaurant nestled within the lively Oistins Bay Garden on the south coast. Well known for its casual atmosphere and fresh well seasoned fish & meat.
A live and vibrant Caribbean design and atmosphere, Champers offers the romance of waterside dining in its Gazebo or Open Terrace.
- Cariba Restaurant
Offering a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, Cariba offers modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist.
- Fish Pot Restaurant
Situated near the northern tip of the country, the journey to The Fish Pot Restaurant is truly worth it. Your informal dining experience is complimented by uninterrupted horizon views through large picture windows, coral stone walls, eclectic artwork set in the back drop of an old fort. Magnificent.
- Beach One
Beach One is a Tropical Lounge and Restaurant located in heart of St. Lawrence Gap. Picture an award-winning five star restaurant in the spirit of Miami’s Art Deco South Beach District, now place that image into a stunning setting on a gorgeous Caribbean beach and you have Beach One.
- Cin Cin by the Sea
Contemporary, elegant restaurant offering ‘alfresco dining’ with sweeping views of the west coast of Barbados. A trendy hot spot that features an air-conditioned lounge bar with an expansive glass wall allowing uninterrupted ocean views serving quintessentially Mediterranean-style cuisine with a Caribbean twist.
Top 10 unique hotels Barbados
- Little Arches
One of Barbados’ most distinctive boutique hotels, Little Arches, a unique award winning Conde Nast Johansens recommended property for adults only. Featuring many exceptional elements from bespoke furnishings to celebrated international dining.
- Mango Bay
Mango Bay is ideal for those seeking the convenience of an all-inclusive beach holiday combined with the personal and friendly service of a small resort. It enjoys a sought-after beachfront setting in St. James, on the famous west coast of Barbados. The restaurants, bars and boutiques of fashionable Holetown St. James along with the Limegrove Lifestyle centre are just footsteps away
- Ocean Two
A beachfront resort on the south coast of Barbados offering unparalleled luxury and service. Ocean Two offers a wide variety of amenities and exclusive facilities to compliment the exquisitely furnished hotel rooms and suites. Whether you are a couple looking for that perfect place to start your forever, a couple seeking a bit of solitude and romance, or a family, Ocean Two has something special for you.
- Cobblers Cove
Located on the platinum west coast of Barbados, Cobblers Cove offers a haven of grace and tranquillity to discerning travellers. The beachside hotel has 40 suites, each individually decorated and open to the ocean and tropical garden surroundings. Serving the finest food on the island, The Camelot Restaurant is a destination in itself!
- Bellevue Plantation
No villa rental experience on Barbados compares to Bellevue Plantation. Live as the original planters did, looked after by staff who are at hand to help with all aspects of your stay, from preparing authentic cuisine to guiding you through all the beautiful attractions of the island.
Set along a prime 750-foot stretch of serene beach, this luxury hotel is a Caribbean refuge for couples, families,reunions and Savour complimentary breakfast each morning, indulge in the balmy climate at the resort’s new open-air dining venues and explore Barbados’ many wonders just moments away.
- The House
Unique among Caribbean destinations, The House is a chic, tranquil retreat where adults can unwind and reconnect in a setting of understated elegance. Once you settle in, pamper yourself with a complimentary jet lag revival massage in a beach cabana before enjoying afternoon tea and evening canapés. After sunrise, feast on a complimentary champagne breakfast before exploring the best of Barbados.
- Coral Reef Club
Set amidst twelve acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm West Coast of Barbados, Coral Reef Club is the epitome of West Indian elegance. This family owned and run luxury resort renowned for its special ambiance and classic island style. A five star hotel, it is one of the finest in the Caribbean.
Discreetly one of the most exclusive small hotels in the West Indies. The hotel is embraced by lush gardens filled with tropical flora, creating an atmosphere of ultimate privacy. The hotel is situated on a beautiful sandy beach gently lapped by turquoise waters and bordered by a tree shaded wooden deck.
- Little Good Harbour: Located in a quiet fishing village on the West Coast of Barbados, this family-run hotel is the quintessentialhome away from home. Ideal for couples, families and groups, the luxury cottages are fully equipped to ensure a stress-free holiday from start to finish.
So we hope you enjoyed your time being tempted by some of many wonderful places to visit and things to do in Barbados. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means just a list of the places and venues that we think offer memorable and standout experiences. So if you are tempted by what Barbados has to offer then you might want to visit our handpicked Barbados hotels or drop us a line with any questions you might have.