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Central Eastern Barbados

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Central Eastern Barbados covers the parishes of Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph and Saint Thomas.

Cities[edit]

  • Bathsheba is a small town on the open and rugged coast of Barbados with breakers crashing in from the Atlantic. The eastern coast of Bim has been compared to the Cornish coast. Bathsheba is the wilder side of Barbados, away from the crowds and swanky hotels and it's worth it.

Get in[edit]

  • Hire a car (preferably open) for a day or two in Barbados and cross the island to the eastern coast to experience this marvelous place and you might just come across a green Barbados monkey on the road to the sea.
  • Buses do run from the capital city, Bridgetown, but not frequent enough to be useful. Expect long walks between sites if you do manage to find a bus out here.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

  • 1 Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall, St. Thomas, +1 246 417-3700, fax: +1 246 417-3709, e-mail: . M-Su 8:45-15:45. is a large crystallized limestone cavern. Tours are offered with take about 3 hours. Currently closed for redevelopment. B$130. Harrison's Cave on Wikipedia Harrison's Cave (Q5665387) on Wikidata
  • 2 Gun Hill Signal Station. Located in the parish of St. George, Gun Hill Signal Station was built in 1818 by the British as a look out point. Well restored, the lookout tower provides a panoramic view of the western side of the island. A statue of a lion carved out of a single block of stone sits below the station. Gun Hill Signal Station on Wikipedia Gun Hill Signal Station (Q5618328) on Wikidata
Bathsheba Water Front
  • Long Pond
  • the old Sugar Mill, both of which are worth a visit.
  • Take a walk along this breezy coast and stare in wonder at the enormous boulders dominating Bathsheba, then visit Andromeda Gardens, or go north to Codrington College and St. Lucy.
  • Saint Joseph Anglican Church

Do[edit]

  • Generally, the waves are too rough for ordinary swimmers, although surfers and windsurfers are drawn to the waves here.
  • Bath Beach - One of the best 'bathing beaches' on this coast is a little to the south.

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Zen - an excellent Japanese/Thai restaurant at The Crane, St. Philip with authentic Japanese décor and an amazing view of Crane beach. Extensive menu featuring sushi, sashimi and Thai curries among others.
  • Naniki - situated in a breezy, lush environment, Naniki offers delicious Barbadian food including a selection of vegetarian dishes and seafood. Sunday buffet.
  • Lemon Arbor - a very informal lunch spot located in a rural village. Open weekends only - try and arrive before noon to avoid the crowds. Delicious Bajan dishes including Pudding & Souse, fried or barbecued pork, chicken and fish, and sea cat at reasonable prices. Near Four Roads, St. John.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Sea-U Guest House hotel (Located above Bathsheba on the east coast can be a little difficult to find but it is worth the trip). It sits above and slightly south of Bathsheba and overlooks the ocean which is a 5-minute walk away. It offers meals and breakfast is especially recommended. Has wireless broadband. Staff are knowledgeable and provide good guidance. Charming guest house with stunning ocean views in Bathsheba at the untamed east coast Bathsheba. 7 rooms in two traditional Bajan style houses surrounded by tropical garden with hammocks. Restaurant featuring fresh baked bread and home style dinners.
  • The Crane Beach Hotel, +1 243 423 6220, fax: +1 246 423 5343, e-mail: . The Crane has been a destination for vacationers for over a hundred years and, with its cliff top setting on the rough East Coast but with a sheltered and calm beach close at hand, is still a choice place to stay.

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