Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Bridgetown, Barbados
  • Bridgetown, Barbados
Travel & Leisure

Twice a week, Lobster Alive owner Art Taylor flies to Bequia Island to pick up 700 pounds of spiny lobster, which he then serves at this waterfront restaurant on Carlisle Bay. Lobsters are boiled in seawater, finished on the barbecue, and served with garlic butter on the shaded outdoor deck.

Bridgetown, Barbados

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Must-Sees from the Editors of Travel + Leisure

Carlisle Bay Marine Park

A sugary white beach sprinkled with sand dollars and gentle waters made for snorkeling draw active types to this crescent-shaped shore, but somehow it never feels crowded. Sea horses dart among six shipwrecks, including the Cornwallis, a Canadian freighter sunk by a German torpedo during World War II.

St. Nicholas Abbey

The circa-1650 St. Nicholas Abbey has a dark history: John Yeamans, who would later become the governor of South Carolina, had his partner, Benjamin Berringer, poisoned so he could marry Berringer's widow and become owner of St. Nicholas. It’s now one of just three remaining Jacobean plantation great houses in the Western Hemisphere.

Farley Hill National Park

This 30-acre park is built around the ruins of the Farley Hill house, a coral-stone mansion dating from 1818. After serving as the backdrop for the 1957 film Island in the Sun, the mansion was partially destroyed in a fire; however, the stone walls still stand, affording a frame for panoramic ocean views.

Be sure to visit our Shore Excursions page or speak with our onboard Destination Concierge for arrangements to any of these must-sees.

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