Bathsheba Travel Guide

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Bathsheba Things to Do

  • Beach Photraghpy at Bathseba

    The east coast of Barbados is swept by the Alantic Ocean and is much more rugged than the Cirabbean side. The waves and winds and the tropical plants have created some great settings for photography. We were on a island bus tour so did not stay overnight but there are a couple of hotels in Bathseba.

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  • Andromeda Botanic Gardens

    Andromeda was developed in 1954 by the late horticulturist Iris Bannochie for her weekend retreat. It soon became a memorable garden and she opened it to the public. She left the property to the National Trust in 1988. It is named for the Greek goddess Andromeda who was chained to a rock - probably because of the huge limestone boulders in this...

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  • Get A Bottle of Bajan Rum

    If you like good liquor, get a bottle of Bajan rum. I think Mount Gay rum is the best. I don't like drinking liquor straight, but Mount Gay is so smooth that I can. In small doses, though. It can kick your rear in major ways--it's very powerful.Rum, I've heard, actually started in Barbados. I've heard the original term for rum is the old Bajan term...

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Bathsheba Hotels

  • Atlantis Hotel

    Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Bathsheba, Barbados, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Sea-U! Guest House Bathsheba

    Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Bathsheba, Barbados, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • New Edgewater Hotel

    This hotel was one of the FEW hotels that responded to my requests for a one night stay...I was...

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Bathsheba Restaurants

  • Good food - great view!

    The Soupbowl Cafe is situated right on Bathsheba's sea front. The view over the beach and Bathsheba's pounding waves is beautiful.The Soupbowl Cafe is generally open for lunch and dinner, although it does have a reputation for keeping irregular hours.With only half a dozen tables plus bar seats, this is a small, local cafe with great staff who can...

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  • Great Tuna Steaks at the RoundHouse in...

    When you visit Bathsheba, stop at the RoundHouse Inn restaurant. You won't leave hungry!Starting with breakfast...the ham and cheese omelets have so many eggs in them, and so much ham and cheese, you'll worry about your cholesterol....much later! And the coffee is so strong, it could wake the dead. If you normally need two cups to get moving in the...

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  • Live Music

    We walked from the Edgewater around to this place which is both a restaurant and a hotel. It is round, hence the name. They had live music and it was pretty good. The food was good, but I don't remember exactly what we had. A review from http://www.caribbean-on-line.com/diningreviews/br/020111224909.shtml on Jan 2002 says: "Food served was...

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Bathsheba Nightlife

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    by Gillybob Updated Mar 9, 2010

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    I wasn't sure where to list this bar but decided nightlife would be the best.

    This rum shack next to the manicured lawns area of Bathsheba (where most of the tourist buses will stop) is a great place to drink your Banks - at any time.

    The locals are friendly and the staff can provide you with local information including bus times.

    Definitely take time out to sit outside and enjoy your Banks with a great view out to the ocean - and at BS$3 for a bottle of Banks, its a bargain too!!

    Dress Code: Very casual - no need to drag out your latest bling or designer wear, here its about sitting back, relaxing, discussing the cricket and enjoying yourself!

    Sea Side Bar
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Bathsheba Transportation

  • Bus to Bathsheba

    I visited Bathsheba during my visit to Barbados in February 2009.Bathsheba is one of the stops on the many day tours around the island but they stop at a well-prepared tourist area with manicured lawns and souvenir sellers.Why not take one of the blue Government buses (with yellow stripe) instead?The Government buses run to Bathsheba from either...

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  • Driving Here Is Not For Normal Drivers

    Bajans, like many other Caribbean people, drive on the left, as is the British custom. ALWAYS remember that.The "national speed limit" is 30 mph--supposedly. That's actually the speed at which Bajan drivers start hitting chickens crossing the road. 60 mph is more like it.The hairpin turns are not for the fainthearted. I felt my hair turning gray...

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Bathsheba Shopping

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    by Gillybob Written Dec 26, 2009

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    Where all the tourist operated coaches stop, you will find plenty of stalls selling all sorts of tourist wares. They all offer similar goods to those found all around the island but are clearly there for tourist coach tours only. Prices are nothing special and neither are the goods themselves, however, it is a popular stop for cruise ship tours.

    What to buy: Rum products are plentiful.

    What to pay: Prices are slightly cheaper than many areas.

    Market stalls
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Bathsheba Local Customs

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    by 4tun81 Written Dec 27, 2003

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    Most Bajan restaurants either don't like any kind of smoking, or outright forbid it.

    My boyfriend likes to smoke cigars sometimes, and he thought it would be okay to smoke a cigar in the RoundHouse restaurant after dinner.

    Our waitress, using that Bajan charm of hers, asked him politely to put it out. She said, "As Barbadians, we are not used to any kind of smoke." Naturally, he did.

    You could tell the pride in her voice when she said, "As Barbadians...." Barbadians are very proud of their country, but they're not used to some American ways, like smoking in restaurants. (A custom which is gradually phasing out in this country anyway.)

    If you really need to smoke....you really don't need to go to Barbados.

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Bathsheba Warnings and Dangers

  • The waves

    Well, if you have read the intro, you can guess what the dangers here are: rips, heavy waves and reef. Don't take this wave lightly, especially with no or offshore wind when it will throw it's power

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  • Bajans Are Great--But Don't Tempt Anyone

    Since I'm a professional photographer, I carried my best equipment to Barbados. I felt safe keeping it in the room, and didn't really feel a need to keep it in the hotel safe. However, someone warned me, "Bajans are very honest people, but don't tempt them by keeping your equipment out. Hide it in the room, and lock the door when you're asleep,...

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Bathsheba Off The Beaten Path

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    by FreeCloud Written Sep 27, 2002

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    Go to Bathsheba, the middle east part of the island. Many people body surfing at the bay here. The Round Roof Inn restaurant has decent yet simple food, we loved the 'breadfruit' soup. You sit high above at the terrace of the restaurant, the ocean breeze blows your hair, touches your face, you have a great view. The restaurant has a mediterranean feeling from inside.

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    by grandmaR Updated Mar 27, 2011

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    Favorite thing: We stayed in the area in 1996 at the time of the surfing competition in November. The coast was beautiful. There are long shallow approaches to the beach so there is a long stretch for the rollers of the ocean to turn into surf.

    In 2006, we drove through Bathsheba - the surfers (photo 3) were still there even if there was no organized competition. Our friend drove us up onto a cliff and looked back down on the town and the beach and the rocks.

    Fondest memory: The beach is still as beautiful as ever, and the waves and surfers were still there. The sand is lovely for looking at and lying on. It is cooler here on the Atlantic side than on the west or south coast.

    Surf beach Surfer Town Beach from the  shore Closeup of the rocks
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