Most people visiting Barbados stay on the south coast. After all, it’s got the longest beaches, the biggest range of hotels and the legendary Gap. But which town to choose? Here’s Catherine Roberts’ take on which could be best for you…
The problem with Barbados is that there are too many lovely places to choose from. Most people go for has-it-all St Lawrence Gap. But what about supersized Rockley Beach? Or peaceful Maxwell? Read on to get the lowdown on each of these towns…
Why? If you like your beaches petite, peaceful and pretty, Maxwell is for you.
Where should I stay? Butterfly Beach. From the pastel pink rooms to the beachside bar, everything here rocks a down-to-earth Bajan vibe.
Top tip: The famous Oistins Fish Fry is just around the corner. Fridays bring in the locals, while Saturdays turn into a massive party.
Why? St Lawrence is home to The Gap, Barbados’ famous strip of clubs and bars. People know how to party here – but in a more laid-back fashion. Think cocktails on bar terraces and kicking back at beachfront restaurants.
Where should I stay? If you want a hotel right in the heart of things, try the Rostrevor Apartment Hotel.
Top tip: Dover Beach shows off St Lawrence’s quiet side. It’s also one of the prettiest beaches in town.
Why? The boardwalk. It zigzags from beach to beach, taking in bars and restaurants as it goes.
Where should I stay? Try Coconut Court, just past the end of the boardwalk. Its beach is a natural beauty, shaded by supermodel-esque palm trees.
Top tip: The historic quarter of Bridgetown is within walking distance. There’s loads to do see there, including the national museum and picture-perfect Needham’s Point.
Why? The international feel. Rockley is one of the few places in Barbados that feels like a European-style beach resort.
Where should I stay? It’s big beach hotels all the way in Rockley – like the Accra Beach Hotel & Spa.
Top tip: The main beach in Rockley is called Accra Beach. That’s where you’ll find stacks of loungers and colourful snack shacks.
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Author: Catherine Roberts
Published: June 9, 2014
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