Barbados “Best for Foodies,” according to the UK Telegraph

Barbados “Best for Foodies,” according to the UK Telegraph
This morning’s Telegraph has a great “Best of” article about the Caribbean, naming Barbados “Best for foodies” … I’ll add TripAdvisor links to the places the Telegraph recommends. I’ll also take this opportunity to promote the St Lawrence Beach Condos on the...

Barbados At 30 Below

Barbados At 30 Below
Guest Post By Debbie Grant Have you ever tried to sit outside in the dead of winter, watch the sunset, drink wine and eat delicious appetizers on an outdoor deck?  If you’re Canadian, you probably have tried, and been successful after donning your long undies, snowmobile suit, balaclava, heated...

Five Reasons You Should be in Barbados Now

Five Reasons You Should be in Barbados Now
On Saturday I awaited the arrival of three gentlemen from England who rented an apartment from me in our building (St Lawrence Beach Condos). Like everyone who stays in one of our pretty holiday rentals, when the three guys arrived they dropped their luggage and rushed to the picture window and swooned over...

Waterfront Cafe: Fabulous Food & Jammin’ Jazz

Waterfront Cafe: Fabulous Food & Jammin’ Jazz
Colorful boats bob in the water next to our table along the harbor at the casual and friendly Waterfront Cafe in Bridgetown, Barbados, as I order (yet again) the gazpacho to start my meal. Waterfront Cafe in Bridgetown, Barbados, draws both tourists and locals. Every time I dine at Barbados’...

Barbados: How to Spot An American

Barbados: How to Spot An American
The unzipped-jeans-to-reveal a bikini, common in Miami Beach, is a fashion that has not yet appeared in Barbados. I didn’t really notice how enormously fat and slob-ish (the two NOT being related) so many Americans had become until I moved to Barbados and began to live in a culture that is a size the...

Dine & Dance In the Moonlight at St Nicholas Abbey

Dine & Dance In the Moonlight at St Nicholas Abbey
Built of limestone and brick in 1658, St Nicholas Abbey is a national treasure in Barbados, having been built just 30 years after the British settled the island and standing as possibly the last remaining authentic plantation home built in the New World. The home is a fascinating tourist attraction, sells...

Passing the Pawpaw Test at the Delish Hilton Breakfast Buffet

Passing the Pawpaw Test at the Delish Hilton Breakfast Buffet
The pawpaw/papaya test. (This photo is from a wonderful site called Happy Earth; click on photo to go there.) Yesterday, I loaded a dinner-sized plate with fresh fruit at the Barbados Hilton breakfast buffet. A gentleman behind me examined the large bowl of brilliant orange chunks of fruit in the buffet,...

In Barbados, Tapas is Tops for South Coast Dining

In Barbados, Tapas is Tops for South Coast Dining
If the Three Tenors had collaborated on a restaurant instead of  “Nessun Dorma,”  they might have founded the popular new Tapas in Barbados. Instead, three Italians well-known in the Barbados restaurant scene collaborated to make beautiful food together. Barbados' Tapas serves tapas, of...

A Spiritual Awakening in Barbados

A Spiritual Awakening in Barbados
Every once in awhile we are graced with a precious few moments in which our every earthly desire and emotional need are fed. Falling in love offers such moments. So do spiritual insights. Such moments can’t be planned because they are given when we’re not looking. They never come when we expect...

Fast Food With a View in Barbados

Fast Food With a View in Barbados
Greg and I were driving along the south coast of Barbados this afternoon when I suddenly blurted out, “Honey, pull over!” I leaped out of the car and snapped a few photos. Look at this; who wouldn’t want to dine in this setting? Dine al fresco! However, don’t expect five-star service...

Waterfront Cafe’s Big Spender

Waterfront Cafe’s Big Spender
The food at Barbados' Waterfront Cafe is one of the best-kept secrets in Barbados: Known for its wonderful jazz nights, it deserves as much recognition for its food. Waterfront has become one of my favorite places to lunch with friends. When you’re in Barbados, please eat at Waterfront Cafe....

A Day in Barbados Washed Down With a Rum Punch

A Day in Barbados Washed Down With a Rum Punch
History (and a bit of mischief): Tristan & Ethan having fun at Arlington House. Greg and I took a double dose of vitamins on Wednesday morning so we could keep up with his grandsons Ethan and Tristan for the day while we explored a bit of our island home of Barbados. We picked the boys up, swapped lots...

Yummers! Great Barbados Dining — for Less!

Yummers! Great Barbados Dining — for Less!
Yes, please, I'd love a discount. The whole world’s on sale these days.  Of course, some offers are worth more than others.  A “meal deal” at a burger barn?  Even if it’s free, no thanks.  But this offer is one I can pull my chair up to.  And it is free! It’s the...

Doing Lunch at Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant

Doing Lunch at Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant
Mullins Beach Bar & Restaurant, on the west coast of Barbados Mullins Bay is a beautiful and peaceful west coast Barbados beach.  Waves are almost nonexistent against the shore of this idyllic crescent-shaped beach.  The calm, clear water and white sand is what the “Platinum Coast” of...

Barbados Beach Picnic: Eat Like a King on a Pauper’s Budget

Barbados Beach Picnic: Eat Like a King on a Pauper’s Budget
Live like a king: dine on the beach in Barbados (here, Dover Beach) A five-star setting for our simple, delish meal on Dover Beach last week One of the very best places to eat in Barbados is on the beach.  Too expensive, you say?  Mmm, not necessarily. A couple of ways to enjoy low-cost fine seaside...

How Many Barbados Restaurants Will the ’09 Recession Kill Off?

How Many Barbados Restaurants Will the ’09 Recession Kill Off?
People getting together try to keep conversation light, but invariably the talk comes ’round to, “Is (fill in the blank) in trouble?” I knew it was a bad sign the other night when I walked down St Lawrence Gap and saw The Restaurant at South Sea closed at dinnertime.  Is South Sea in...

Cafe Sol & Earthworks Make Beautiful Music Together in St Lawrence Gap

Cafe Sol & Earthworks Make Beautiful Music Together in St Lawrence Gap
Some art is useful, sophisticated yet accessible, and available to anyone who passes by.  The new outside wall at the (very yummy) Mexican restaurant Cafe Sol across the street from where I live in St Lawrence Gap in Barbados is an example of such art. I’ve been watching the progression of work on the...

Barbados: Six Yummy Foods For Your Sweet Tooth

Barbados: Six Yummy Foods For Your Sweet Tooth
Lovers of sweets will love Barbados. Here are a few of this American’s faves: 1. Rum anything. Rum baba, rum cake, Great Cake, rum bread pudding, rum raisin ice cream .. you get the idea. Rum’s sugar content itself offers a pleasant sugar/alcohol high.  Rum was born in Barbados and is a religion...

Dining at Lone Star & Cricket Tickets in 12 Easy Steps

Dining at Lone Star & Cricket Tickets in 12 Easy Steps
Barbados: Dining Out Chichi I was so relieved that I wore my expensive designer sunglasses to lunch at The Lone Star yesterday because clearly the clientele there are the type who notice.  I’ve been hanging on the south coast too much where nobody notices or gives a hoot, so I forget sometimes that...

Why Does Michael Winner Despise Sandy Lane’s Bajan Blue Restaurant?

Why Does Michael Winner Despise Sandy Lane’s Bajan Blue Restaurant?
Michael Winner, who doesn't care for Bajan Blue Restaurant in Barbados. Gotta luv his sense of humor, though: here, in his former chubby self, he's having fun for his 2003 Christmas card (dressed as a fairy, in case you didn't notice). Michael Winner’s critique in the online London Times...

Don’t Let Her Sweet Looks Fool You: She’s Too Hot to Handle

Don’t Let Her Sweet Looks Fool You: She’s Too Hot to Handle
Such a sweet young thing: cute, little, and plump. But beware.  This one’s too hot the handle.  In fact, the scotch bonnet chili pepper is the Jessica Rabbit of the chili world. And like many a vixen who’ve taken down strong men, this one can, too. This walnut-sized, irregularly shaped...

No Starbucks in Barbados But We Get By …

No Starbucks in Barbados But We Get By …
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