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Sunswept Beach

Hockessin, De
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180 posts
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Sunswept Beach

We have stayed in southern Barbados and decided to try the west coast in May. We don't prefer to dress up for dinner and need advice on where to eat. Also, we will have a car and like to visit different beaches. What beach would you suggest? We like to snorkel or just enjoy the sun.

Montreal, Canada
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40 posts
8 reviews
1. Re: Sunswept Beach

Paynes Bay for the turtles

Sandy Lane beach, beautiful

Lower Carlton, quiet little beach

Carlisle Bay (south - west), for us, the best!

Maidenhead, United...
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for Barbados
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5,687 posts
4 reviews
2. Re: Sunswept Beach

Where to eat and beaches ...2 of the most discussed subjects on this forum

How do YOU define dressing up for dinner????

..also a very subjective issue on which to give advice as there are so many alternatives...but there is plenty if you use the search box

put in

'best beaches' ....'eating out' .. 'snorkeling' ...'restaurants'

...and you will get loads of advice/information

Some of my favourite beaches:

Bottom Bay

Morgan Lewis Beach

Bath Beach

Paynes bay ..to swim with Turtles

Carlisle Bay ... to snorkel the wrecks

Gibbes Beach ..idyllic

Some of my favourite restaurants

The Tides ...the best food on the island

Zaccios ...sunset cocktails then dinner

The Fish Pot ...especially lunch

Groots ... quirky

Ragamuffins ...Sunday nights

Oistins Fish Fry .... interesting chaos

Edited: 20 March 2010, 08:13
south east
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991 posts
21 reviews
3. Re: Sunswept Beach

I presume you are staying at Sunswept? There is Surfside beach bar and restaurant on the same beach - very casual. There is also Cocomos on that beach which again is smart casual (no vest tops for men). There are a lot of places in Holetown - Just Grillin - Indigos - Flindts - Angry Annies - Ragamuffins - Spagos etc - mostly all smart casual.

You can walk along the beach from Sunswept going north and head up towards Heron Bay which is a lovely walk. On the way is the Folkestone Marine Park (you could drive there and park) which is great for snorkelling - or going South down as far as Paynes Bay which is also gorgeous. If you want to visit other beaches I would drive up to Gibbs & Mullins or just drive to Paynes Bay, park on the other side of the road and take the public entrance next to the Sands. It is a beautiful beach and great for snorkelling with the turtles. Have a lovely time!

south east
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991 posts
21 reviews
4. Re: Sunswept Beach

Oops - I meant Zaccios not Cocomos! (they changed there name a while back)

Swindon, United...
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331 posts
12 reviews
5. Re: Sunswept Beach

Paynes bay

Mullins

Gibbs

Colony club

Folkstone for snorkeling (5 min walk from Sunswept)

Cheap eats.... Surfside, Just grillin

Nice Restaurants.... Tides,Beach house,Fish pot,Lone star,Cariba

Hockessin, De
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180 posts
15 reviews
6. Re: Sunswept Beach

Thanks for all the info. What I mean about dressing up for dinner is that we take t-shirts, shorts and flipflops with us, no pants or dresses.

Maidenhead, United...
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5,687 posts
4 reviews
7. Re: Sunswept Beach

From what I have observed ...even the more upmarket restaurants ...such as The Tides seem to allow 'tailored' shorts ...not sure about T shirts

More casual dress is fine at places such as Zaccios , Surfside and Just Grillin

Best way to be sure about the evening dress code is to give them a call .... phone calls are free on the island

Edited: 20 March 2010, 13:46
8. Re: Sunswept Beach

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