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Barbados Night Life

April 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The Night Life In Barbados – What To See

The wildly enjoyable Barbados night life revolves around three things: food, shopping and lots (and lots) of dancing. Many tourists love going to Barbados over and over solely for the night life, as the island’s locals definitely know a thing or two about partying. You should never use up all your energy enjoying the island’s beaches, rivers and Cliffside’s during the day, as the other half of Barbados comes out only after the sun goes down.

Most of Barbados’s bigger towns are dotted with several bars and clubs, which makes a place to cool down after a day’s worth of diving and snorkeling pretty easy. These night spots come in all shapes and sizes – whether you’re looking for a nice chat over a cup of coffee or some wild dancing with the locals, you won’t need to look far.

St. Lawrence Gap, simply and fondly called “The Gap,” is also a popular night destination for locals and tourists alike. The Gap is a one-and-a-half kilometer stretch of road lined with bars, night clubs, hotels, restaurants, and night markets. If you don’t feel like enjoying the Barbados night in only one place, then make it a point to visit as many points of interest on The Gap as you can – there’s always something interesting around the corner.

Another popular mainstay at St. Lawrence Gap is dancing the Soca. Some reggae and music is also popular on The Gap, and there’ll be lots of dancing everywhere you look on a good Barbadian night.

If you’re looking for a place to party and sample some of the Caribbean’s best seafood, then you might want to head to the town of Oistin, in Christ Church. Every week the locals hold a big party called the Oistin Fish Fry Festival, where you can visit mini-cities of shacks and sit down to a variety of menus. Of course, you won’t find any less Barbadian dancing in this festival, as well!

There’s pretty much something for everyone in Barbados, whether or not the sun is up. If food, shopping, and lots of dancing is your idea of the perfect holiday, then a trip to the island of Barbados might just be what the doctor ordered. What’s more, the party doesn’t stop when the sun rises – Barbados has a whole slew of enjoyable daytime activities you can enjoy, too!

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Explore Barbados

April 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Explore The Exciting Island Of Barbados

 

 

images-2Barbados is an island in the Caribbean that has something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in shopping, the ocean, the mountains, or the night life, you’re bound to find something to pique your interest in this warm, welcoming island paradise.

Barbados’s capital is Bridgetown, a city with about 80,000 inhabitants. The city is a great place to take in the local culture and enjoy some duty-free shopping. The famous river Careenage is a popular tourist destination. It was once used to ply trade routes through the city (and slowly establish a thriving commercial district), but it is now primarily used for pleasure boating trips down the historic city 

If you’re heading to Barbados to soak up the sun, then Accra Beach is a place you must visit at least a few times. Accra Beach is the most popular beach in Barbados, with white sands and clear blue waters. Tourists and locals alike love strolling and playing football on the shores, as well as doing all sorts of water sports on the water. Simply taking in the view makes for a pretty interesting day.

If you prefer to enjoy the sun in solitude, then there are some beaches on the east and north sides of the island that offer stretches of white sand with little, if any, people on it. Should make for an interesting walk beside the waves without the noise and distractions of a busier beach.

Head to the northern portions of Barbados if you prefer to enjoy the mountains. This portion of the island offers some spectacular views of the cliffs and the ocean beyond. Aptly called “North Point,” this part of Barbados is a great place to have picnics and simply enjoy the quieter, more contemplative side of the Caribbean.

Another place to visit is St. Lawrence’s Gap, an almost mile-long stretch of road that has many of Barbados’s best night spots and shopping centers. Aside from the obvious appeal of “The Gap,” this is also a great place to see the workings of this interesting little island. You won’t appreciate Barbados completely until you see dancers do the Soca at one of the island’s popular, enjoyable parties.

 

When you visit Barbados, there’s always something to do – whether in town, at the beach, in the mountains, or in the streets after dark. Better yet, why not experience all of it?

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