we are lucky to be visiting Barbados over Christmas 2009. We will be self-catering so have a few questions about eating out on Christmas Day and transport / services on Boxing Day. We are staying north of Holetown, nearer Speightstown.
Although I am happy to cook a mini Christmas dinner we thought it may be nice to eat in a restaurant for the festive atmosphere - any suggestions that are available to non-residents (if hotel) or is there anywhere Local to eat on that day? We'd prefer fairly casual and more than happy to eat in local cheap and cheerful eatery but considering hotels too ! Also, do the public buses run on Boxing Day so we can go to the Races? Are the 'starmarts' open for essentials like milk?
any other suggestions for celebrating Christmas in Barbados? Do people picnic on the beach like in Aus or is it really a 'family at home' time?