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Top 10 Restaurants in Barbados

Top 10 Restaurants in Barbados
Destination(s): Bridgetown

A nation surrounded by water, Barbados’ culinary tradition is rich in seafood like salmon, shark, tuna, cod, crab, and lobster, but flying fish, Barbados’ national symbol, is the most popular choice for seafood on the island’s menus. Restaurants specializing in Bajan food also make use of local tropical fruits like mangos, papaya, and breadfruit. We’ve compiled a list of our top 10 picks for restaurants in Barbados – representing the best of both Bajan and international cuisine. Consider: the lively Waterfront Café for seafood, a place where you can watch the nearby boats and shoppers by day and listen to live music at night; The Tides Restaurant for international cuisine surrounded by coral and marine décor (just be sure to make room for dessert); Aqua for fresh, trendy food in a European meets the Caribbean ambiance on the water; and The Boardwalk Bar & Grill for casual, family friendly meals like hamburgers and hotdogs. read more about Top 10 Restaurants in Barbados... Read More

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Barbados

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Barbados
Destination(s): Bridgetown

One of the advantages of Barbados having so many beautiful upscale beach resorts and hotels around the island is the five-star restaurants and dining rooms that have been built into them. But you don’t actually have to be a resort guest to enjoy Barbados’ fine dining options and treat yourself to an impressive meal, as we’ve demonstrated by putting together a list of the top 10 five-star restaurants in Barbados. You can dine al fresco on local Bajan cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere overlooking the beach at Bajan Blue, in the luxe hotel Sandy Lane; find Caribbean-inspired a la carte and buffet menus in the open-air The Sandpiper Restaurant surrounded by tropical gardens and koi ponds, in The Sandpiper Hotel; and eat local seafood and colorfully-decorated dishes (the Sunday buffets are also worth a look) at the sunny L’Azure Restaurant with views to Crane Beach, in The Crane Beach Hotel. read more about Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Barbados... Read More

Top 10 Nightlife in Barbados

Top 10 Nightlife in Barbados
Destination(s): Bridgetown

In a country that claims to have invented rum and has three world-famous rum distilleries, Barbados is definitely the place to go to try rum punch and myriad other rum-infused cocktails – preferably while dancing to the sound of Barbados’ infectious Caribbean rhythms, of course. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 picks for enjoying the nightlife in Barbados to the fullest. Hit Harbour Lights for a place to dance, drink, and see lots of party action in Bridgetown with other visitors to the island; Acqua Restaurant and Lounge for a relaxed, upscale environment overlooking the water, with a wide selection of international drinks in the rare case that you’re all ‘rummed’ out; Reggae Lounge for an open-air party of drinking, reggae music, dancing on the sand, and tropical plants; and the beachside Sharkey’s Bar for cocktails and beach chairs by day and a happening party bar by night. read more about Top 10 Nightlife in Barbados... Read More

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Jamaica

Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Jamaica
Destination(s): Jamaica

Look no further for the ten best five star dining experiences in Jamaica. The island always lives up to its reputation as a fantastic travel destination, but never more so than while enjoying luxury cuisine. Ambrosia serves seafood fresh from the catch alongside Mediterranean pasta dishes. Before or after dining, enjoy the seaside views from the courtyard. Bibibips Restaurant teems with flavors of Jamaica like jerk meat and lobster tail. Enjoy an early dinner and have a drink as the sun goes down on the open-air dining space. Curried goat and fish are on the menu at Bellfield 1794 Restaurant & Greathouse. Once a site for milling sugar, the restaurant exudes historical ambiance. The tastes of Western Europe often represent the epitome of fine cuisine, but where to find examples of this cooking in Jamaica? Cafe Aubergine Bistro & Wine Bar serves dishes from Spain, Italy, and France all in a cozy, but urbane setting. Jamaica bursts with fine dining, so choose the right restaurant to celebrate your visit to the island. read more about Top 10 Five Star Restaurants in Jamaica... Read More

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Barbados

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Barbados
Destination(s): Bridgetown

Barbados’ natural beauty could well be considered an aphrodisiac. With the island’s azure-blue waters, white sand, abundant palm fronds, and sunny days, many couples choose the postcard-perfect Caribbean retreat for getting married or renewing their vows. You don’t necessarily have to get married to admire Barbados’ natural beauty in your lover’s arms though. We’ve compiled our top 10 picks of romantic things to do in Barbados. You can enjoy the feeling of having a white sand beach all to yourselves at the non-touristy Foul Bay Beach; frolic amongst the six acres of tropical plants (and be on the lookout for hummingbirds) at the Andromeda Botanic Gardens overlooking Bathsheba; relax under the beach umbrellas at St. Peter or snorkel among protected reefs in the sanctuary of the crystal-clear waters found along all the West Coast Beaches; and take gentle hikes amidst the tropical trails of Joe’s River Tropical Rainforest, complete with privileged views of the eastern coastline. read more about Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in Barbados... Read More

The Best Things To Do in Jamaica

The Best Things To Do in Jamaica
Destination(s): Jamaica

Jamaica is considered the entertainment capital of the world by the locals. You will never find yourself far from a roadside party or session. The country is blessed with an abundance of natural gems, to entertain the most sedentary bird-watcher or beach bum to the most active outdoorsman. The natives are renowned craftsmen, and the island is culturally rich, with an active theatrical segment. read more about The Best Things To Do in Jamaica... Read More

Top 10 Hotels in the Dominican Republic

Top 10 Hotels in the Dominican Republic
Destination(s): Dominican Republic

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Week-long Trip to St. Croix

Week-long Trip to St. Croix
Destination(s): St. Thomas

St. Croix is one of the "undiscovered" eco-tourism destinations in the Caribbean. The island of St. Croix is not overrun by tourism like St. Thoma* can be. It is a tranquil uncrowded destination with lots to do. St. Croix is an island of many natural wonders. You can find your own private spot on an unspoiled beach, snorkel intricate reefs, take world-cla** dives and hike through various ecosystems. The different parts of St. Croix offer a variety of micro-climates and vegetation. You can take a tour the the lush mountainous rainforest of the West End. Rocky red cliffs and spiny desert vegetation make up the Ea*t End. Gra**y plains on the south provide grazing for agriculture. S***tered mangroves and salt ponds serve a* habitats for crustaceans and migratory birds. There are a number of eco-friendly events throughout the year including the Agricultural Fair, Mango Melee, turtle nesting watches, coa*tal and organic walks and beach clean ups. You will have plenty of dive sites to choose from including coral reefs, shipwrecks and a 3200 foot drop called the "The Wall". St. Croix may not be the obvious choice, but after a bit of research you will discover that St. Croix rivals any of the premier eco-tourist destinations in the Caribbean. read more about Week-long Trip to St. Croix... Read More

Top 10 Nightlife in Jamaica

Top 10 Nightlife in Jamaica
Destination(s): Jamaica

When visiting Jamaica, build time into your schedule for some of the island’s best nightlife spots with our top 10 nightlife guide for Jamaica. Margueritaville Sports Bar & Grill offers an open-air building with multiple bars and a clear view of the sea from the dance floor. Blue Beat Jazz & Martini Bar offers up jazzy cocktails like the Tropical Blues. Live jazz and the occasional celebrity set the atmosphere--this is one very happening spot on the Hip Strip. Above the Breezes Montego Bay Resort sits Hurricane's Disco. The dance floor and bar provide little room, but admission is low, and for a premium, all drinks are included. Asylum fills to capacity most every night with its high-energy vibe, and the crowd seems to love every track played by the DJ. Take the energy down several notches at Village, an open-air club where friends can actually manage a conversation. Jamaican nightlife ranges from relaxed to frenetic, but whatever your preference, check out our suggestions to plan your night out on the island. read more about Top 10 Nightlife in Jamaica... Read More

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Jamaica

Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Jamaica
Destination(s): Jamaica

Choose one of our top ten restaurants to satisfy your hunger during your stay in beautiful Jamaica. The Pelican in Montego Bay serves up standard fare such as sandwiches and burgers, along with a wide variety of Jamaican specialities like stewed peas and rice, and curried lobster. For a relaxed, nostalgic experience, the Richmond Hill Inn serves up a solid menu including shrimp, chicken, and red snapper, and also has one of the islands most favored bars. We suggest you try favorites such as grilled fish kabobs, sweet and sour fish, or crab cakes at Heather’s. The Crab Bar & Grill features a different theme each day such as all you can eat crabs, BBQ Sundays, and happy hour and game night. Local hot spot Up On D'Roof offers such tantalizing dishes as Shrimp or Conch and Chicken in Curried Sauce, or Boston Double Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Pineapple. Jamrock Sports Bar & Grill is popular for its fun atmosphere and real Jamaican food. read more about Top 10 Fun Restaurants in Jamaica... Read More