Experience Barbados, island in the sun.
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Things to do
There is a large supermarket in Fitts Village, which is just a short walk away. Opposite the supermarket, on the beach is the well-known Italian Restaurant, Il Tempio, with a very good beach bar for day time use. There are many other restaurants on the main coastal road between Bridgetown and Holetown including the legendary Cliff, Zaccios, Daphnes restaurants. For a real treat try Champers in Hastings.
The standard bus fare in Barbados is BDS$3.50, please use local currency; no foreign coins are accepted on the Transport Board buses. Please note some buses do not give change. The buses can be easily identified because they are blue and yellow, the colours of the island's flag.
Oistins Fish Fry
Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast and is a hub of activity on weekend nights. On Friday night particularly, the big thing to do is go to the fish fry at Oistins Bay Gardens. The food is the main draw - excellent fish, (tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish), lobster, chicken etc served in an extremely informal setting. You can get your fish grilled or fried depending on which vendor you choose from. It's all cooked on the spot in front of you.
Seating is plentiful, if rustic and a plate of fish (and there’s plenty fish on it) and a beer will cost you about Bds$30 (US$ 15). Food is usually available from about 7:00pm
For shopping Limegrove, Barbados' first mixed use lifestyle centre, is located in the heart of Holetown which is 5 minutes on the bus and is home to many of the world's leading retail brands.
Unparalleled in Barbados and the Caribbean region, Limegrove incorporates a range of local and global retailers in a setting built around three distinctly different courtyards including boutiques, restaurants, delis, cafes, bars, gourmet foods, an art gallery, cinemas, a spa and salon, and a range of special event spaces.
Barbados nightclubs (mainly located in St.Lawrence Gap and along Bay Street ) feature live entertainment most nights of the week. Most bands play local music - calypso and reggae - but there are several excellent R & B bands that play top international music, sometimes with a Caribbean beat!
The Lime Bar, located in Holetown, is the perfect location to mingle and meet up with friends for a drink. Every week there is live entertainment with some of the best musicians, artists and DJ's on the island. Friday nights is a popular night.
Local shops and supermarkets
- Jordan’s Supermarket is the local supermarket
- Massey Supercentre is the bigger chain and there is one in Holetown.
- Cave Shepherd for Duty Free (Bridgetown & Holetown)
- Sheraton mall
- Lime Grove mall (Holetown)
Trips and tours
There are number trips to choose from with many different providers.
- Check out the Beaches – too many to mention
- Island Safari
- The Harbour Master
- Atlantis Submarines
- Mount Gay Rum Tour
- Boat Cruises
- Harrison's Cave
- Barbados Golf Club
- Jolly Roger
- Flower Forest
- Best of Barbados Tour