Speightstown Travel Guide

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Speightstown Things to Do

  • Beaches

    If you've seen everything there is to see in Speighstown, which isn't much, and you have some time to kill, you can do so at one of the town's many beaches. There are many to chose from, but the most popular are Almond Beach and Haywoods Beach. Accept for the ones at Almond Beach Village, and Port St. Charles, the beaches are basically just narrow...

  • Speightstown Methodist Church

    This church isn't very well known. In fact, I didn't even know about it until I arrived in town. It was the first building we saw, as we turned into the city center, so we really stumbled across it, completely by accident.The church isn't very attractive, but I still thought it's worth writing about, as it is an old one, and one of only few...

  • St. Peter's Anglican Church

    One of the island's oldest churches, St. Peter's Anglican Church was originally built in 1629, and is named after St. Peter Parish, as was customary on the island. The church is built in a Georgian style, and is one of the city's finest buildings, both inside and out. Unlike most churches on the island, St. Peter's only had to be rebuilt twice,...


Speightstown Hotels

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Speightstown Transportation

  • Take The Bus

    We took a bus to Speightstown, which is the best option if you don't have a car.We caught a private orange bus in St. Lawrence Gap, and it took us all the way to Speightstown, for just 2 BBD. You can take a white van or blue government bus as well.The ride took about an hour, as we took the back roads and made several stops on the way.We got off on...

  • Taxis Are Scarce

    I know that just because I didn't see something, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, but I was here for a good chunk of the day and didn't see a single taxi. If there are any, they are very scarce. If you're just visiting for a few hours as I did, a bus will get you here. However, if you are planning to get a hotel in Speighstown, and make this the...

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Speightstown Shopping

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    Livia's Hat Shop: Authentic Bajan Feel

    by briantravelman Written Feb 13, 2015

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    We hadn't planned on doing any shopping in Speightstown, but we were doing some exploring, and accidently stumbled upon this quaint and lovely shop. It looked very inviting, so we went inside. This place is great! The shop is located past the Arlington House, on the town's main street, not in the direction of the city center, but heading the other way, towards the residential area. The shop is owned by a nice old lady, and sells not only hats, but also Hawaiian style t-shirts, and souvenirs, and has a pretty descent selection. We spent maybe 20 minutes in there, and ended up buying a straw hat, t-shirt, and a figurine. We bought a straw hat as it was the cheapest, but she also has hats from other types of materials and styles, though these cost twice or three times as much. We tried to haggle with her for a cheaper price, but she wouldn't budge. She will also customize certain hats, like add ribbons to them. She was gonna do it for us, but we ended up buying another hat, so I have no idea if she charges extra for it, or not.
    The straw hat cost like 20 or 25 BDD. I think the t-shirt cost about the same, and the figurine around 30 BBD, but don't quote me on that, as I tend to lose track of prices.
    We later discovered that the t-shirt I purchased, had a pretty descent sized hole in it, though I can't say if it was sold to me that way, or if it tore in my backpack.

    What I loved most about this shop, is that it had a very traditional and authentic Bajan feel to it, unlike the shops you find in the major tourist areas. I wouldn't make a special trip here, but if you happened to be in Speightstown as we were, I would check this place out if you're looking for some good quality stuff, at a descent price. In fact, it's best to do your shopping in places like this, as it's much cheaper than in the touristy places, like St. Lawrence Gap.

    What to buy: Local hats, t-shirts, and souvenirs

    What to pay: Prices start around 20 BBD

    Livia's Hat Shop Straw Hat Figurine The Shirt I Bought
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Speightstown Tourist Traps

  • Sugar Mill At Almond Beach Village

    The Almond Beach Village is a 5 star resort, located next to Port St. Charles on the north end of town. The reason we came here is because there is a ruin of an old sugar mill, dating from 1865, located on the property. I thought we would just walk onto the property, like we did at the Hilton, get a few pictures, and leave. Peace of cake, right?...

  • Arlington House MUSEUM

    I know I have this house under "Things To Do", but note, that this tip is about the museum, not the actual structure.Although the house itself is lovely, and worth seeing for its architecture and historical significance, the museum it houses is nothing but one big tourist trap! I'm gonna be honest here, from the pictures I've seen of the museum,...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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