So, you’ve booked the trip to Barbados, you’ve settled in at the hotel, you’ve enjoyed most of the amenities and you look over to your partner and wonder – “what will we do next?” It’s a question that lingers for most traveling couples, especially in this new age of finding perfectly ‘Instagrammable’ moments. In Barbados, you’ll find that there are quite a few unique date ideas for a night out with the love of your life. For the movie lovers, you can find a cozy park at the Globe Drive-In theatre. We recommend grabbing their popcorn and stellar burgers to complement the film – or films – and the comfy quality time. If you’re looking for something with more movement, you can try a night of dancing or casually listening to live music in St. Lawrence Gap, (within walking distance of Dover Beach Hotel) or Second Street in Holetown. TML […]
The cherry tree because they know that the Barbados cherry is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C in the world, exceeded only by the rosehip. One cherry can contain 134% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C, which is a known anti-oxidant, good for building collagen, protecting mucus membranes and preventing scurvy. It is also an excellent astringent. (The cherry is also a significant source of Vitamin A.) Used in both modern and folk medicine, it treats liver complaints, diarrhoea, dysentery, coughs and colds. It is even used to fight cancer, especially that of the colon.
Fancy a coconut? If you longingly imagine a machete-wielding vendor on the roadside presenting you with an expertly cut shell, which serves as a natural cup for coconut juice drunk with a straw, you are not necessarily a visitor but quite possibly a Barbadian. The novel presentation appeals to both visitors and locals and the coconut water, perfect for quenching thirst and pleasingly low in calories, also appeals to both groups. The coconut water has other merits as well. It helps deal with problems of the kidney and bladder of concern to all. Coconut water is not the only gift of the coconut. Coconut jelly, when grated, makes an excellent ingredient in coconut bread, sugar cakes and ice cream, served in hotels and homes alike, and is also a great treat when eaten, scooped out straight from the coconut.
The Gem of the Caribbean Sea. Little England. Bim. These are all names that have been affectionately given to Barbados over the years. One other notable one is ‘the Land of the Flying Fish’. These small fish glide for significant distances above the surface of the water and have given many a spectator the illusion of flight. While they can be found in other territories, Barbados is known for its preparation of Flying Fish as a delicacy, so much so that they became part of our national dish, Cou Cou and Flying Fish. Locals and visitors also enjoy them in Flying Fish Cutters and at many a restaurant, they are included as parts of gourmet main dishes.