St Lawrence Gap in Barbados is a 1.3km stretch of road in Christ Church Parish, lined with some of the best restaurants, shops and nightlife centres in the whole of Barbados. Located on the south coast of Barbados, St Lawrence Gap is the islands nightlife centre, where cultures mix in a hedonistic cluster of bars, clubs and restaurants. This is the friendliest, most youthful and exciting place to take a holiday villa in Barbados.
During daylight hours, the beautiful white sand beaches of St Lawrence Gap are absolutely irresistible, with reliable breezes keeping the air fresh and the palm trees swaying, whilst the powder soft sands keep you comfortable. There is some fantastic swimming to be done, and snorkelling over the protected reefs just off shore is fantastic. St Lawrence Gap is a windsurfing hotspot, and on occasion, the surfing can be quite good too. The glorious Dover Beach is quite possibly the pick of the whole area. A little further afield is the Atlantis III submarine in Bridgetown, which is a fantastic way to see the bottom of the sea and all the life that lives within, without having to get wet.
Inland from the coast, the Graeme Hall Nature Reserve is one of the last remaining natural wetlands, and is home to thousands of birds and bird species. The nature reserve is a fantastic place to walk and ride, taking a few hours away from the beach. The Andromeda Gardens and Harrison’s Cave are also well worth exploring from a holiday rental in St Lawrence Gap, as is historic Gun Hill, the highest point on the island.
As evening draws in however, St Lawrence Gap comes to life. Those who love nightlife will be thrilled with the strings of bars and clubs as well as spectacular cabaret and calypso shows. Friday night in St Lawrence Gap is particularly special, especially if you combine a Friday night in St Lawrence Gap with the Oistens Fish Fry.
Enterprise Beach, or Miami Beach as it is locally known, is one of the finest beaches in the whole of Barbados. Fitting the ideal image of a Caribbean beach perfectly, Enterprise Beach is the stuff of dreams, largely kept quiet by locals, although there are a handful of stall holders selling refreshments along the back of the beach.
Throughout the year, St Lawrence Gap only sees seasonal variations of around 2˚C from the height of summer to the grips of winter, with temperatures hovering around the 30˚C mark on the vast majority of days.
St Lawrence Gap accommodation is just 6 miles from Barbados’ international airport, the Grantley Adams Airport (BGI) on the southern tip of the island. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer direct flights from the UK, most of which take off from London.