Attractions near the Barbados Beach Club Resort
St Lawrence Gap
Known locally as “The Gap” where people of all ages, from every part of the world, line the streets.
The Gap has something for everyone. By day, there are shops, bars, and restaurants. You can have coffee, snack, or ice cream. Or just sit and look at the ocean. When the sun goes down street vendors ply their trade. Here you will find unusual souvenirs, handcrafted jewelry, and basket weaving.
There are many bars. Names like Scoopie’s Jazz Bar, The Cove Night Club, and Big Mamas Sports Bar will catch your eye. Find a bar with your kind of music and chat to the locals.
You will find restaurants to cover every taste. There are Bajan, Italian, and Mexican places. Then there are Chinese, Thai, Irish, and Brazilian eateries. And English, Indian, American, Jamaican cuisine. And let’s not forget the amazing Street Food.
If St Lawrence Gap is walking distance one way from the Beach Club, then Oistins is a short stroll the other way.
Oistins is famous for its Friday Fish Fry. Imagine the smell of swordfish sizzling on the BBQ. Then there’s tuna, marlin, mahi-mahi, and flying fish. The chicken and lobster is thrown in for good measure! Add to this the background beat of old classics like Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff and modern sounds in calypso. And the feeling is laid back.
You can join in the dancing, just chill out. You may even discover great art and craft items on sale. There're stalls with jewellery, ceramics, leather and straw craft, pottery, wood carvings, clothing, and original paintings and prints.
Oistins Bay Gardens is the place to be on a Friday night!
Things to do in Barbados
If you want a break from sitting on the beach and enjoying good food, there are many attractions in Barbados. You can use the concierge at the Barbados Beach Club to plan any activities or excursions that take your fancy. Here is a small sample of places to go:
Mount Gay Rum Factory
Here it is! The world’s oldest rum distillery. Over three hundred years of history and you get to sample it.
You can explore the history, heritage, and craft of Mount Gay Rums. Or join in the fun for a cocktail mixing session and learn a few blending techniques.
Choose from full tasting tours, cocktail tours, and food pairing tours, and take home your favourites.
Only 5 miles from the Beach Club Resort. With its colourful streets and iconic historic buildings, there is plenty to see and do in Bridgetown.
The city is renowned for its British colonial architecture, museums; the horse racing track, cathedrals, and shipwreck dive sites.
Spend a day here! For cricket lovers, a visit to the Kensington Oval (site of the 2007 Cricket World Cup final) would be a rewarding experience.
The historic section of Bridgetown and its Garrison became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
This stunning subterranean cave was discovered in 1795. You will find it in the central uplands of the island. This limestone cave is distinguished by deep pools of crystal water, towering columns, and flowing streams
There’s a tour for everyone, a tram tour, eco-adventure, walk-in tour, scenic gully, and junior explorer’s tour.
Animal Flower Cave
The Animal Flower Cave is at the northern tip of Barbados in the parish of St. Lucy.
The cave gets its name from the sea anemones found in the pools of the cave. You can swim in the pools.
There are openings to the sea, offering spectacular views! Inside the cave, you will discover exciting coloured formations. These are fashioned by centuries of oxidation of the copper and iron.
The Clifftop Bar and Restaurant, and the cliffs surrounding the Cave, present outstanding views of the Atlantic breakers crashing against the cliffs of the northern coastline.
Only a 30-minute drive from the Barbados Beach Club Resort, Hunte's Gardens offers garden enthusiasts and nature lovers one of the finest experiences in the East Caribbean.
Anthony Hunte, the legendary horticulturist, created this masterpiece in a sink-hole gully in the centre of a tropical forest.
In this magical place, you will find sunny, open spaces, and mysterious, dark places, in the heart of the real Caribbean jungle.
Through the gardens, you'll find tropical flowers, trees, statues, antiques and other beautiful decorative pieces that add to this amazing experience.
St Lawrence Gap (a 10-minute walk)
Oistins (a 10-minute walk)
Bridgetown (5.1 miles/8.3 km)
Mount Gay Rum Factory (6.7 miles/10.8 km)
Grantley Adams International Airport (7.2 miles/9.9 km
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