This gorgeous West Indies island has been a home from home to me for most of my life, from visiting as a young teen to spending time with my family here as an adult. It is a special place I am lucky enough to regularly visit.
Over the years I’ve watched the food scene grow, change and metamorphize. From the heyday of Groots and The Cliff, to the continuing popularity of Friday night at Oistins.
Some of my favourite places to visit
ECO Lifestyle & Lodge
An idyllic spot on the East Coast of Barbados. Come here for outstanding dishes, fusing local flavours and created by talented Executive Chef Alisha. A popular spot for brunch, make sure to book well in advance.
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The Local, Speightstown
A newer eaterie up in pretty Speightstown, the Local highlights local ingredients and produce in their creative dishes. Head here for a gorgeous meal on the pretty deck, a browse in their boutique and some excellent cocktail.
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La Cabane, Batts Rock
A beautiful beach restaurant & bar, La Cabane is located on the idyllic and tree filled Batts Rock. Watch out for live music nights and enjoy their excellent Rum Punch.
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Mount Gay Tour
One of Barbados most famous exports (along with Rihanna!), the Mount Gay rum tour is a fun & educational experience around their disiterlly. Their wise and witty tours are both informative whilst also being enjoyable. My favourite part: they encourage drinking throughout the tour!
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Looking for a more genteel rum tour? Head to the boutique Foursquare Rum Distillery for a self-guided walk around that you can do at your own pace. Finish up at the bar where you can do a rum flight with the informative bar staff explaining all the differences.
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A beach side restaurant that is perfect for anytime of the day. From nachos to carpaccio, pizza and more, you will find their twist on a classic irresistible to enjoy
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A must try for those visiting Barbados, this food walking tour takes you through Bridgetown to enjoy a range of local favourites. Your friendly guide will ensure an informative, fun and unique experience.
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Rum Vaults, Colony Club
No trip to Barbados is complete without discovering the delicious rum drinks the island has in store for you. For a more discreet and personalised introduction to the world or rum head to the Rum Vaults. Enjoy over 150 types of rum from Barbados and around the globe, enjoy a meal pairing and have expert Corrie guide you through the experience. Definitely one not to miss.
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Others to also try out:
Oistin's Market, essential Friday night stop
Animal Flower Cave Restaurant, for lunch with a view
Fusions Rooftop, for drinks