Local Information

Speightstown

Within Speightstown situated on the Platinum Coast of Barbados, the following can be found, all within a 5 to 10 minute walk of Frangipani apartment at Schooner Bay.

Juma's Restaurant – great fresh Caribbean food.

The Lobster Pot - classic French, Bajan and Thai cuisine.

The Orange Street Grocer - a variety of bistro offerings.

The Fisherman's pub – a local hang-out for music with cabaret on Wednesday evenings.

Arlington House - an interactive museum dating from colonial days, providing a wealth of history of the area.

The Gallery of Caribbean Art - featuring art from all over the Caribbean. All work is for sale.

Archers Hall - an exclusive interior design showroom gives lots of classical and contemporary interior ideas you may wish to take with you.

Port Ferdinand - a sixteen-acre enclave on the northwest coast of Barbados.

There is also the local supermarket, Jordan's, a variety of shops, cafes, a bank and Dive Barbados fulfill the needs of even the most discerning traveller. A little further on through Speightstown are Port St Charles Marina and The Fish Pot restaurant offering fantastic cuisine.

The beach outside Schooner Bay occasionally has small exclusive weddings. Lisa St. Clair Hutchinson is a local wedding planner and can arrange your Barbados wedding effortlessly - she may be contacted at cupid@barbadosweddings.com. Alternately visit her website at www.barbadosweddings.com

There are many international and local car hire companies. We can recommend Stoutes Car Hire. Contact Ann at: ann@stoutescar.com

Taxis are plentiful, easily available and are reasonably priced. Buses to all parts of the island go through Speightstown and provide a cost-effective and reliable mode of transportation, running to a timetable.

Holetown

Holetown, also on the West Coast of Barbados and a 10 minute drive, hosts an abundance of shops including the idyllic brightly painted Chattel houses where everything from designer clothing to spices can be found. Designer shopping mall Lime Grove opened it's doors in 2010 - Louis Vuitton, Chanel and many other couture labels feature. Holetown boasts world class hotels, Sandy Lane, Coral Reef Club, Royal Pavilion and The Sandpiper, as well as some of the best restaurants on the island - such as L’Acajou and Bajan Blue at Sandy Lane, The Cliff Beach Club, The Tides and Daphnes, as well as the world famous Cliff restaurant a little further south of Holetown.

Try Scarlets for wonderful cocktails and food in an air conditioned chattel house.

Zaccios - beachfronted Caribbean food.

Spago - Italian.

The Ebow Room - hot stone cooking.

Ragamuffins – cabaret entertainment and food.

The Lonestar - Italian.

And so many more: Cin Cin, Sea Cat (Bajan), Lemongrass and several restaurants in Limegrove, Cafe Indigo, Nishi.

Wherever you wind up, there’s something for all tastes, age groups and budgets and a chance you’ll be brushing shoulders with the rich and famous as the West Coast is THE place to be.

Barbados is the holiday home destination for many celebrities. Famous celebs who either own property or holiday on the West Coast of Barbados include; Gary Lineker, Hugh Grant, Mylene Class, Wayne and Colleen Rooney and Cliff Richard to name a few.

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