Author: Tanya Barrow

Luxury villa on award winning Royal Westmoreland golf course

Garrison horses daybreak swim

During a recent stay some guests of ours found a few mentions on line that the race horses that live at Garrison are taken for a swim every morning at daybreak.   There wasn’t a huge amount of information available except a vague location and the suggestion it was at dawn.   Thinking this might…
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Mullins Bay Beach

Staying at Royal Westmoreland allows you access to the private beach club at Mullins Bay.   There is even a shuttle bus several times a day from Royal Westmoreland to Mullins Beach so you don’t have to worry about driving home when you have enjoyed a sunset cocktail. The Royal Westmoreland website says: There’s plenty…
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John Moore Bar

Lonely Planet says: One of the most atmospheric bars on this coast, John Moore is a fantastic place to escape the confines of your hotel and meet some Bajan characters.   and if you read any other article that mentions John Moore Bar the chances are it is in a piece on the best places…
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Earthworks pottery

You won’t get very far on the island before you see the brightly coloured plates, bowls and mugs that greet you in cafes and bars, or on the shelves in gift shops. They are all made on the island, at Earthworks, a family own pottery that sits up on the hill in St Thomas.  …
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Rotis

If you have ever looked at a menu in Barbados the chances are you have seen the word “roti” mentioned on it somewhere.   The dictionary definition suggests that a roti is an Indian flat bread, but in Barbados they are more than that, they are stuffed. And what that stuffing consists of can vary…
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Oistins and Friday Night Fish Fry

  As anybody what you should do on a Friday night in Barbados, regardless of which part of the island you are on, and they will reply “Oistions Fish Fry”. By day Oistins is a quiet, sleepy town that consists of just main road with a few bars facing the sea, and a few fast…
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Hunte’s Gardens

It is hard to believe that where Hunte’s Gardens now stands used to be a sinkhole, and indeed was still a sinkhole until Anthony Hunte bought it, and the adjacent land and house back in 1990.   Secondly it hard to believe that the garden that now greets you as you step through the majestic…
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Getting around Barbados

    It is hard to get lost in Barbados.   On a island that is only 14 by 22 miles you are never going to too far away from where you wanted to be or think you should be.   Over the years we have found that the maps are not quite as accurate…
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Fish markets in Barbados

Fish markets are dotted along the main roads of Barbados and vary in size from just a table to a municipal building housing several fishermen selling their catch. It doesn’t matter which one you visit but we strongly suggest you visit at least a few of them whilst you are on the island. Typically the…
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Mount Gay Rum, Barbados

    You won’t have even left the airport terminal on your first visit to Barbados before you realise that rum is synonymous with Barbados.   It is where rum was first made, as a bi product of the sugar trade, and it was on ships leaving Barbados that sailors discovered the longer the rum…
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