Barbados is known as a glamorous island that attracts jetsetters from around the world, and there is plenty to keep visitors entertained. After a relaxing day by the beach or on the golf course, head out into the night to get to know some of the island’s top nightlife spots.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing cocktail or somewhere to dance until the early hours, you’ll find it in Barbados. The Caribbean island is easy to get around and you can easily travel between venues on a night out.
St Lawrence Gap on the south coast is home to a concentration of bars and clubs that cater to locals and tourists alike, and the centre of Holetown is home to a number of sophisticated venues, particularly on First and Second Streets.
For those who enjoy a good cigar, La Casa Del Habano offers the best that Cuba produces. The comfortable lounge is open until midnight, serving a fine selection of liquors to enjoy with your cigar. It’s a great spot for a relaxing evening.
Several venues host dinner shows, with the most famous taking place at the Harbour Lights open-air nightclub on Mondays and Wednesdays. There is a band and live acts to entertain you while you drink and make merry, with transport back to your property after the show.
If you happen to be around on Friday evening, take the chance to see how the locals party at the Oistins fish fry. The street party is jam packed with stalls serving locally-caught fish and rum cocktails, all to a raucous soundtrack of calypso and reggae.
Anyone planning on partying will soon get used to the local taste for rum. There are lots of tasty concoctions to try, but do remember that the drinks are poured strong! Hundreds of tiny rum shops dot Barbados, with locals cramming in to drink local rum such as Mount Gay. You can try some of the exquisite spirits in more comfortable surroundings at Scarlet, a cocktail bar with an extensive drinks list on Paynes Bay. Alternatively you can pop into the air-conditioned lounge at Cin Cin for a tipple, or find a table at The Mews bar in Holetown.
Later on it’s time to check out Red Door Lounge, on Second Street in Holetown. This trendy spot has become one of the places to see and be seen on the island, with live music to provide a soundtrack as you dance and people watch until the early hours.
From early evening dinner shows to cocktails in the small hours, you are spoilt for choice for nightlife in Barbados. Get a taste of local culture at Oistins, watch talented mixologists practice their trade at Scarlet, or dance to live bands at Red Door Lounge, before heading back to your property for some well-earned rest and recuperation.
The varied nightlife is just one of many reasons why Barbados is such a popular place to visit, or invest in property. At Unique Living we have a great selection of properties for sale, so take a look at our latest listings today.