October 2, 2018

The Barbados Rum Story

Barbados became a British colony around 1625. During that period the British planters first planted tobacco, which drove the economy for a while, but ran into trouble when a high quality Virginia tobacco created a glut in Europe resulting in a steep drop in price. The Barbados planters quickly switched to planting sugar and in short order the sugar revolution occurred in Barbados and led to Barbados being the birthplace of rum. The by-product of sugar is molasses and is fermented into alcohol and distilled into rum. Mount Gay Rum has been in commercial production since 1703. Many other distilleries have entered the market since then, including St Nicholas Abbey Distillery; Foursquare Rum Factory and the West Indian Rum Distillery.
August 29, 2018

Oistins Fish Fry – The Authentic Bajan Experience

Oistins Fish Fry is a must do activity for almost every visitor who comes to Barbados and is situated in the Oistins Bay Gardens, in Oistins town, on the south coast of Barbados. It is the most visited attraction on island appealing to both locals and visitor with equal intensity. So why is Oistins so popular? Its authenticity intrigues its patrons… distinctly Bajan they say. Several operators serve up menus of varied fish and other seafood in a very casual atmosphere and at an extremely affordable price point. Open every night of the week, it is, however, more patronised on Fridays and Saturday evenings. Regular patrons have their preferred vendors and tend to move between a few favourites. There are however plenty of options to choose from. Open grills and the welcoming aroma of fresh food permeates the air.  Beer is the popular beverage, but other options are also available.
August 29, 2018

New Hotel Tax for Barbados

Dover Beach Blog Options As you may be aware, the people of Barbados elected a new Government on May 24, 2018. The new administration has, with dispatch, sought to rebuild the country’s social and economic well-being, in order to renew and maintain Barbados’ competitiveness as a tourism destination. As a consequence, a mandatory new room tax has been introduced, effective July 1, 2018.
August 29, 2018

Nightlife In The Gap

Everyone knows that The Gap is the entertainment hub of nightlife in Barbados. It’s the reason many visitors to Barbados choose to stay in the location, as it gives them easy access, (walking distance), to the plethora of night-time activities, which abound. The atmosphere also promotes the interaction between locals and visitors, as they both frequent the area and this has resulted in many long-lasting friendships. When you stroll the Gap, you will discover live music performances; karaoke bars; sidewalk bars; restaurants; hotels; guest houses; luxury condo accommodations; local homes; banks; supermarket; fruit vendors; internet cafes; a football and cricket ground and pavilion; road tennis courts; street food; upscale dining; assortment of kiosks offering beverages and casual local food; local souvenirs and crafts; a beautiful stretch of beach and an Anglican church for worshipping.