Senior year of college, I had the opportunity to go to Barbados through my university. Through fundraising, we raised enough money and I only had to pay $200 to go, talk about a bargain!
These are some of the interesting things we did along the south coast:
what to see/do
- Oistins: The fishing town in Barbados offers: live music, fish fry’s and local vendors. Oistins on a Friday night is the best time to go as the atmosphere is lively.
- Barbados Museum of Parliament & the National Heroes Gallery: This museum offers a self-guided tour and educates you on 10 heroes in Barbados. The two heroes that stood out to me were Sarah Gills and Bussa. Sarah is the only woman in the local heroes, which was interesting in itself; she was an important leader post-slavery. Information on Bussa’s life is unknown; we do know he started a rebellion in Barbados on Easter on a sugar plantation. It wasn’t successful, unfortunately, and Bussa died that day. However, it played a significant role in the future of Barbados.
- Maxwell Beach: We stayed at Sunbay hotel, across the street from Maxwell beach. It’s a great place to relax because it isn’t crowded with tourists.
what to Eat/Drink
- Bubba’s Sports Bar: This restaurant offers good food with a sports atmosphere. There’s flat screen TV’s around the entire place playing different sports games.
- Tiki Bar: Tiki Bar provides views of Rockley beach, so you can enjoy the breeze while you eat. Tiki bar has large portions of delicious food! The seafood plate I ordered was filled with shrimp, chips and salsa (which included catfish) and other seafood.