Places in West Coast
Easily the most evocative small town on Barbados, Speightstown combines old colonial charms with a vibe that has more rough edges than the endlessly upscale precincts to the south. Since the main road was moved to the charmless bypass east, traffic is modest, so take time strolling to look up at the battered old wooden facades.
Just past the road that turns inland to St Lucy, Shermans is a narrow enclave of fine holiday homes and lovely local places; they seem to be competing to grow the most flowers. The narrow road runs through the tiny fishing village of Fustic, which has a couple of good rum shops.
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Tips and articles
What you need to know about the chikungunya virus in the Caribbean
As thousands of holidaymakers pack their bags for a Christmas or New Year break in the Caribbean, the chikungunya virus that has spread like wildfire through the region and, to a lesser extent, other parts of the Amer...
Crop Over: a guide to festival-time in Barbados
'P7240251' by Meg Stewart. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Location: National Stadium, Bridgetown, Barbados Dates: first week in August. 4-5 Aug 2013; 3-4 Aug 2014; 2-3 Aug 2015...
Mini guide to Barbados
The very mention of Barbados makes you mentally float away to the sounds of gentle waves and clinking glasses, right? In this excerpt from Lonely Planet Magazine we're highlighting the best bits of Barbados - what to ...