Tips & Tricks
Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race (Pebbles Beach, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael Parish) – this yachting event, held every January and conducted from the Barbados Cruising Club, dates back to the 19th century and is based upon bragging rights for the fastest “Trading Schooner”. This was a prize worth its weight in gold to captains […]
Mullins Beach (Hwy. 1, Mullins Bay, St. Peter Parish) – located just south of Speightstown, this nice beach is considered safe for swimming and snorkeling. One major nearby amenity is Mullins Restaurant (which, along with providing meals, also rents out beach chairs and umbrellas).
Mount Gay Distillery and Visitor Center (Spring Garden Highway, Bridgetown, St. Michael Parish) – drinkers all over are in some way familiar with Mount Gay brand rum. Here is the facility where it’s made. On site, there are regular 45-minute tours (from 9 am to 3:45 pm, from Monday to Friday). Along with witnessing the […]
Miami Beach (Enterprise Beach Road, Enterprise, Christ Church) — located in a mostly upscale residential area (on the island’s south central coast), this white sand beach (with cliffs on either end) is quiet except on weekends, when residents nearby come for a swim. You can find a palm-shaded parking area, snack carts, and chair rentals. […]
Silver Sands-Silver Rock Beach (off Hwy. 7, Christ Church) – located between South Point (the southernmost tip of Barbados) and Inch Marlow Point, this is another attractive stretch of white sand. Because of the strong winds here, it attracts wind surfers and kite boarders. Silver Point Hotel is within this beach’s vicinity.
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course (Ronald Mapp Hwy. Km 1.1 East, St. James Parish) – designed by renowned golf architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., this Par 72, 7,045-yard course makes skillful use of natural features and has an abundance of bunkers carved out of the astonishingly lush green turf. Voted the best golf development in the […]