Barbados after dark

As a tourist hot spot, Barbados caters exceptionally well to those who like to dine out. There are many restaurants all over the island, but especially South and West coasts. On Fridays, it’s a great idea to look for something traditional; the Oistins fish fry is one of the most popular places on a Friday night, and is the busiest place you’re likely to find. It’s an especially good experience because it’s popular with both locals and tourists. You’ll find good food, great music, and excellent company. Eat, drink and be merry.

If you like to party, you’ll find several venues as you make your way up the West Coast. First up is St Lawrence Gap, with a number of bars open all week. Make your way to Bridgetown and you’ll find Copa Cabana and the infamous Harbour Lights – for 30 USD it’s all you can drink until 4am. You’ll want to go on a Friday or Saturday. Keep travelling up the coast and you’ll reach Holetown where, on a Sunday, First Street turns into the place to be. So long as you don’t mind moving aside now and again for the traffic that you’ll be sharing the street with, you can drink and dance to your heart’s content.

Barbados tends to keep things low key, so it’s well worth asking around when you arrive to find out where the excitement is during your stay.