The birthplace of rum now has its first vault for aficionados and connoisseurs of local and international rums. October 2018, Colony Club by Elegant Hotels launched its Rum Vault, which is described as the perfect place to have an intimate immersion into ‘the art, science and history of rum production.
Life on the beach in Barbados is more than swaying palms trees, balmy breezes and lounging the day away - it is about decadent eats, excellent drinks, friends and everything else that warms the soul. So, let us introduce you to some of the newest spots to experience the magic of Barbadian beach life.
Being a huge fan of anything Michelle touches in terms of restaurant design and service and in total adoration of anything Larry cooks, I was beside myself when he called to ask if I could come to be a ‘guinea pig’ for Dockside at Port Ferdinand. This is the new masterpiece of Larry and Michelle Rogers, which is nestled in Port Ferdinand.
This year, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. will stage its prestigious Barbados Food & Rum Festival a month early on October 18 - 21 - a move which has been reportedly received with delight by many who have been unable to participate in the festival in previous years. In addition to the date change, another novelty of this year’s event is its month-long run - yes, the whole month of October will be a celebration of food, with several pop-up events, food truck crawls, restaurant specials on the Dine Around programme as well as many other food festivities.
There is never a dull moment when it comes to dining in Barbados. With a diverse offering of restaurants that rivals the allure of its gorgeous beaches, introducing Barbados as the culinary capital of the Caribbean is no understatement. The island is home to a plethora of culinary experiences that are steeped in a blended heritage with a dash of international decadence, and the foodie paradise continues to raise the bar every year! From colourful cocktails to five courses of pure ambrosia, there is always something new instore for food lovers in Barbados.
The launch of Hugo’s Restaurant in the picturesque town of Speightstown is akin to manna from heaven! Touted as “ Something HUGE is coming to Barbados” the modern beachfront eatery did not disappoint. From start to finish, the experience was simply magical! Hugo’s officially opened their doors on December 22 but invited guests were welcomed for a much-appreciated pre launch.
Living in Barbados means waking up to warming sunshine, deep breaths of fresh island air and lovely views. But, the island is also known for its enticing food scene, something which has been recognized enough for the island to earn the title of culinary capital of the Caribbean. From Indian, Brazilian and Thai cuisine to Greek and some of the most scrumptious sushi dishes, Barbados is a melting pot of flavours that are sure to woo any foodie.
The sheer number of restaurants and eateries across the island is testament to the fact that Barbadians love food. From tartes and gourmet creations at fine dining restaurants to grilled snapper and breadfruit chips at roadside eateries, the island is ripe with foodie experiences waiting to be embraced. So, for those who consider good food as a big part of their lives, let us introduce you to the Barbadian foodie lifestyle!
Spring, Polo and Dining
The winter season has taken lovers of Barbados on a fun filled journey from the historic raceday at the Garrison Savannah to the legendary grounds of Kensington Oval. But, as spring approaches, Barbados blossoms to its prime offering a lively cocktail of its staple beautiful beaches, and a hearty dash of exciting polo action and sumptuous plantation-style dinners.
Photo by Tides Restaurant
The Tides restaurant is an icon on the west coast. It is a celebration of the seaside living, and emanates a serenity that welcomes lunch and dinner crowds to enjoy fresh sea breezes in a soothing atmosphere. But this September, the Tides Restaurant debuted a refreshed look, and as if to truly accentuate and complement its prime location on the enviable platinum coast, the restaurant has now stepped up its overall luxuriousness as it continues to plate its signature - and delectably delicious - courses.