Barbados Travel Tips
Join Me at Oistins!
Locals and tourists line up every night for the fish fry at Oistins, where you can feast on a variety of fresh fish in an informal setting. It's the delicious, fresh seafood that brings people to this spot near the beach. You can dine on such seafood favorites as tuna, swordfish, mahi-mahi and flying fish. All the fish is cooked right in front of you, too.
If you want more of a party atmosphere, then Friday night is when you should go! There will be lots of live music, arts and crafts for sale and people stopping by for some fresh fish and a chance to see the stunning sunset off the pier.
Bottom Bay Beach is on the south coast of the island is semi-enclosed by coral cliffs, but offers panoramic views of the south shore. With the coral cliffs and the shady palm trees, you’ll want your picture taken here!
This bite-sized beach is not too crowded and the perfect place to spend a day in the sun or having a picnic by the ocean. And, the tide isn't too strong so you can give body surfing a try.
If These Walls Could Talk
Located on the north side of Holetown, you'll find Coxie's Chattel Bar. The little pink house barely fits a dozen people, so you'll get to enjoy an authentic cocktail in a cozy setting!
Coxie himself will be serving up the drinks, plus he'll provide political talk, stories and plenty of rum punch. This cozy pink house has been in the family for years so you're bound to hear some interesting tales. One inside tale: his grandmother gave birth to seven children in this house.
Run Barbados Run
Run Barbados has become a local and tourist favorite. Held in December, the run includes a Midnight Fun Mile, 10k, 5k and 3k and a full marathon and a half marathon. And, when you finish the race, you can take a dip in the blue ocean waters!
The run has been going on for over 25 years and is one of the oldest marathons in the Caribbean. And, the run isn't just for the serious marathoners. In fact, you can find all kinds of entertainment and festivities during the entire week of the run! And what better location than being in sunny Barbados!
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