Barbados loves to lime (party) and you'll have no trouble finding somewhere to have a few drinks, even in the smallest towns. The main nightlife on the island is concentrated around St Lawrence Gap on the south coast, but there are also good venues in Holetown on the west coast.

Floating Clubs: A Very Bajan Party

Nocturnal party cruises on large boats are hugely popular among young Bajans. While in some respects a floating disco sounds like a nightmare – not being able to hail a cab once you've had one too many, or being stuck with nowhere to go if you manage to get lucky – taking a party cruise will give you a unique window into local culture.

The cruises are usually independently organized by local promoters who hire the boat and DJs and put on an open bar. The are usually given eye-catching names and are advertised on posters around town and on websites such as www.bajantube.com.

Buy your ticket in advance and put on your best drinking fins.