|Stormy clouds moving away|
|Sunset Beach View|
|Full moon setting over the sea|
I woke up early on the first morning and was enjoying my morning coffee on the balcony when I noticed a shimmering light on the sea. My view was slightly restricted by another building and a large tree but it was enough to entice me down to the beach with my trusty camera where I caught site of the full moon setting in the west in the beautiful morning light with the sound of the waves lightly breaking on the rocks.
|Enjoying a cold beer at Zaccios|
The island is being developed along the west coast with new villas currently under construction just north of Sandy Lane so the area will be busier as time goes by. The great thing about Barbados is that the beaches are all public so you are free to go where you like.
|Bar snacks at Lime Bar|
There's plenty to do during the day - water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling as well as fishing trips, turtle watching and trips around the island by catamaran or minibus. You'll never be bored.
The other thing (besides the food) I like about the restaurants on the west side is the ability to watch the sun go down over the horizon while you sip on cocktails or eat an early dinner. Every sunset is different which is why I and many others are so enamoured by the changing light and drama of them.
As always I recommend that if you want specific days/dates at most restaurants it's a good idea to book in advance of your trip to ensure you get a reservation. You could take a chance but you may not get the time or day you want. This is not true of all of them but if you know where you want to go it's worth the effort, and certainly for big parties an absolute must.
|Sunset The Club, Barbados|
|The beach front at Club Barbados|
|Locals playing checkers|
Cin Cin by the Sea - for a fabulous location, cocktails, great food eaten al fresco right by the sea
The Lone Star - another great location for lunch or dinner, fab food, great wine list and laid back atmosphere
The Fish Pot - Out of the way towards the north of the Island, on the water's edge for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Relaxed atmosphere and great food.
The Tides - good food, on the waterfront behind a boardwalk, great atmosphere
The Beach House - relaxed atmosphere for lunch or dinner by the sea, also drop in for coffee or drinks
Zaccios - fab for lunch right on the beach front - best to book for dinner - known for it's pizzas. I recommend the tuna fish tacos and mac pie!
Lime Bar - open for lunch or dinner - bar till the early hours. Small menu but oh so tasty! I recommend the coconut shrimp and fishcakes!
Just Grillin' Casual no frills restaurant - great value grilled food, beer and cocktails - no need to book. Also do take away.
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