The beach at Paynes Bay is truly stunning. The water is turquoise and calm and perfect for swimming and water sports which are available locally. It is located right next door to the famous Sandy Lane Hotel and there are several traditional beach bars and restaurants close by.
Barbados is a stunning tropical island that is characterised by its incredible white sandy beaches, calm turquoise sea, English colonial history, festive street life, exquisite restaurants, and some of the best luxury vacation rentals in the Caribbean. The island is predominantly flat, with a few gently rolling hills to the north. The west coast is lined with fine white sand and natural coral reefs and along the east coast there’s a lively surf as the sea pounds the rocky shoreline. Paynes Bay Beach
Over the years, Barbados has become synonymous with glamour and sophistication especially the West Coast where you will find a wonderful selection of 5 star hotels and some of the most beautiful private vacation rental villas in the world. The West Coast of Barbados is also famed for its many amazing restaurants that offer everything from fine dining to authentic Caribbean dishes
Scarlet Restaurant: ‘Eat, drink, play’ is this electric restaurant slogan where superb food, fantastic cocktails and good fun lies.
Daphne’s Restaurant: Being part of the of Barbados’ acclaimed Elegant Hotels Group has drawn tourists and celebrities to this elegant Italian fine dining restaurant.
Holder’s Hill Polo Field: Known as the main Polo venue in Barbados Polo enthusiast can cheer for their team from November-May.
Paynes Bay Fish Market: One of the smaller fish markets on the island where you can buy fresh local fish or watch as the fishermen dock their boats and offload. On Fridays and Saturdays the market comes alive with coal pot fish, pork and chicken.
Mr. Vic: Mr. Vic: This is a casual restaurant that is children friendly and is a popular local hangout which dish up a combination of Caribbean/British food.
The Cliff Restaurant: Incredible setting matched with creative cuisine- a must see in Barbados
Paynes Bay Vendors: Every Friday you can catch a sumptuously fresh grilled fish, served with traditional Bajan seasonings. Of course there’s more, the vendors have a variety of Bajan delights including grilled chicken, macaroni pie, rice and peas and to wash it down Bajan rum is available along with other drinks.
The House Hotel: The House is a chic, tranquil retreat for adults to unwind and reconnect in a setting of understated elegance.
Tamarind Cove Hotel: Featuring 104 newly renovated and contemporary guest rooms on a prime 750-foot stretch of serene beach, this luxury hotel is an ideal Barbados destination for couples, families, reunions and retreats.
Treasure Beach Hotel: This Caribbean resort has airy and contemporary suites. Enjoy fresh local ingredients as you dine under the stars in this award-winning restaurant, where our dinner menu changes on a nightly basis.
Cariba Restaurant and Bar: Internationally trained chef provides modern Caribbean cuisine with an Asian twist in a traditional chattel house setting
As well as being popular with sun-worshippers, Barbados attracts snorkelers, surfers, scuba-divers, and fishermen. Barbados is also a wonderful vacation destination for the keen golfer with several championship courses designed by Tom Fazio and Robert Trent Jones. Smugglers 1 is located conveniently close to the the sea and many other recreational facilities
There are many wonderful areas for shopping. Bridgetown is definitely worth a visit and for those seeking designer shopping the brand new Lime grove Shopping Centre in Holetown offers a great selection of designer shops at duty free prices. The chattel shops in Holetown are also worth a mention for those looking for unique pieces.
If you would like to have a change of scenery from the beach, the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, near to Bath Sheba are wonderful to visit. You will also be able to gain an understanding of the complex history of Barbados by visiting some of the most impressive colonial plantation houses, such as St Nicholas Abbey. Then there is the stunning East side of the Island where the Caribbean sea meets the Atlantic Ocean with stunning and continuous swells making it the perfect place to try some surfing.
From the West Coast, south and East Coast, Barbados has a huge amount to offer added to greatly by the wonderful Bajan people who are full of charm and also always warm and friendly.