With all the traveling we do, I don’t always remember to post about our trips. I figured now was as good a time as any to play catch up in the travel category so over the next month you will see lots of posts on this subject.
Barbados is an absolutely gorgeous island with amazing food, yummy rum punch, beautiful beaches, very affordable activities, super friendly people and did I mention the rum punch?! It also holds a special place in my heart as it is where I got engaged This is a partial recap of our first visit to the island.
The Tides- Maybe I’m biased because this is where I was proposed to, but I think this is the best restaurant on the island (and the only one we made sure to go back to on our 2nd trip to Barbados). With a dining area set among lush tropical plants and almost directly on the beach ( it’s hard to tell in the picture above but the oceans right on the other side of those bushes), a very kind and attentive staff, and a wonderful chef, what’s not to love? Picking favorite dishes here is hard because everything is amazing, but we loved the Crispy Crab & Prawn Cakes, the Risotto, Thai Jumbo Shrimp Curry, the Monkfish, the Tuna seared rare (pictured below) Little Sticky Toffee Pudding, The Trio of Creme Brulees and the Mars & Oreo Cheesecake is to die for!
Brown Sugar- This was our second favorite restaurant. In the midst of their tropical water gardens, dine on authentic delicious, home-made Bajan cuisine. Favorites include: Cou Cou & Flying Fish, Spiced Fish Filet, Curried Coconut Shrimp,and definitely don’t forget the Warm Paw Paw (Papaya) Pie.
Orchid World- Again, I may be biased on this because I love orchids, but if I could live in this flowery paradise I would. Absolutely stunning!
Harrison’s Cave- If you need an activity to cool you off from the heat make sure to check out this spectacular cave in the northern part of the island.
Harbour Lights- A fun all night activity, including music, dancing, and performances from locals, a traditional fish fry, free drinks and most importantly a rum buried treasure hunt (yes,you get to dig up bottles of rum!).
Mount Gay Rum- Do I even need to tell you why you should be going here? Ya, that’s what I thought…
Stay tuned for part 2, in which I’ll talk about lodging & the best beaches.