Today I wanted to write about the restaurants and activities we did on our second trip. While we made sure to revisit our favorites, we also switched it up and did the things we didn’t get to the first time around.
Because we stayed in St. Lawrence Gap, we were lucky enough to be surrounded by great restaurants.
Harlequin– This brightly decorated restaurant was literally right next door to our hotel (bonus) and we were able to sit outside to enjoy some yummy Bajan cuisine. One dish not to miss is their Pina Colada Cheesecake!
Cafe Sol– After days of exploring or beaching it, we usually ended up here for some refreshing cocktails & yummy snacks or mid-day lunch breaks. They also have great 2 for 1 drink specials every day. The Blue Lagoon, Chi Chi, and Passionfruit Mojitos were our favorites.
Oistins Fish Fry– This is a MUST DO! So Cheap, so much authentic Bajan food, lots of fresh fish, dancing, entertainment and relaxing with the locals.We were only able to go on a week night, but apparently Friday night is the night to go (make sure to go early!). Basically there are about 20 different fish stands/restaurants in a square. You choose one to go to (they seemed to mostly have the same thing at the same prices, but we chose Pat’s Place), you order your fish( (tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish and they also have chicken),tell them how you want it prepared (blackened,grilled,fried) and pick your sides (fries,coleslaw,and make sure to try the macaroni pie). Within about 20 minutes you’ll be enjoying a plateful of food, smothered with their special hot sauce, and drinking and ice-cold beer and all for less than $30 (for 2 people, each getting 2 types of fish).
The Round House– A little hard to get to but so worth it. It is definitely the best place to eat when you are traveling around Bathsheba. The Breadfruit Chips are amazing and don’t leave without trying their Bajan Coconut Pie!
The Animal Flower Cave– This cave is full of beautiful “animal flowers” aka sea anemones, although at the time we went most of them were “sleeping”. Still it’s a pretty spectacular view of the most northern point of the island.
Catamaran tours/snorkeling- Our first trip we went out with Tiami (a tour that included lunch, drinks & relaxing) and the second time we went with our hotel. Both times were unforgettable & something I highly recommend doing. Swimming with turtles is unreal!
Just a few other random things we saw in nature-
One of the millions of these little guys we saw literally everywhere!
There are so many fruit trees all over the island. Above, is a breadfruit tree and a banana tree.
We saw these monkeys by Crane Beach, but they too could be found throughout the island. How cute are they?! I wish I could have taken one home (the Mr. and I did not see eye-to-eye on this….I have no idea why!).
Hope you guys enjoyed reading about our trips to Barbados. Have any of you ever visited and what was your favorite thing you enjoyed?