Fine dining in Barbados

Barbados is renowned for its fine dining and five-star restaurants, offering travellers a choice of dining experiences that are to be relished by anyone who appreciates good food. The island has a rich heritage when it comes to food, taking its influences from Africa, Asia and Europe to become the restaurant capital of the Caribbean. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the local culture or enjoy a relaxed, romantic meal overlooking the ocean, Barbados has something to offer even the most discerning of diners.

When you stay at Tamarind in Mullins Bay, you will be just minutes from the renowned ’ The Tides’ restaurant, which offers mouth-watering menus and beachfront dining against the vibrant aqua backdrop provided by the Caribbean sea.

Situated between Holetown and Speightstown on the prestigious West Coast, Tamarind is less than 10 minutes’ drive from a large range of fine dining and eateries, while the lively South Coast with its profusion of nightlife and music is a mere 30 minutes away.

The unpolluted seas and natural conditions that surround Barbados mean that a large variety of sea and reef fish live off its shores. Barbados is renowned for its fish dishes, particularly flying fish, and wherever you go on the island, you will always find delectable fish dishes on the menu.

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Relax and unwind

For some people, the appeal of Barbados is its unspoilt golden beaches and year round sun. After the hustle and bustle of our hectic daily lives, what could be more appealing than relaxing with a rum cocktail on a sun bed that looks out over the never-ending cobalt seas? If you get bored with sunbathing, you can always relax and unwind at a health spa, indulge in some retail therapy in the exclusive shops that epitomise luxury and style, or take a stroll around the beautiful gardens with their wide array of flora and fauna.

Of course, you may want a holiday that offers excitement, new adventures, and the vibrant sights and sounds of the Caribbean? If so, Barbados is the place for you. The island offers breathtaking views, a wide variety of water sports, scuba diving, paragliding, sailing, island hopping and much, much more. Barbados is famous for its top range golf courses, which attract keen golfers from all over the world. There are also opportunities to play polo, hockey, tennis, or even go rallying. At the end of every sun-kissed day, Barbados comes alive with a rich mixture of food, music and entertainment. Whatever holiday you want, Barbados has what you need. The memories you make in just a few weeks will echo through your lifetime.

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Culture and history

The culture and history of Barbados in many ways represents a fusion of African and British cultures. This is because the British first occupied Barbados in 1627 and the island remained a British colony until internal autonomy was granted in 1961 and complete independence gained in 1966. There are many other cultural influences evident in Barbados; from the Venezuelan Amerindians to the Caribs, Portuguese and Spanish, the island has long attracted explorers and travellers.

Today, Barbados is a cosmopolitan country that pulls you in with its heady mix of tastes, sounds and sights to create the authentic Caribbean experience. The island is rich with its own unique and eclectic culture, so whether you are interested in music, art, gardens, museums, architecture, language or natural heritage, there are so many places to visit and things to do that you’ll wish you could stay for longer.

Barbados is a place that finds its way into your soul, a place that’s alive with bright colours and natural fragrance, a place that you take with you forever.