All roads lead to rum in Barbados

All roads leads to Rum in Barbados 😁

Join Neil as he enjoys rum punch at Hackleton’s Cliff (and learns why Mr.Hackleton rode his horse off the cliff!), explores the sugar plantation and rum distillery at St Nicholas Abbey, and discovers the intriguing history of rum-making on the island.

Along the way he'll take you to a historic windmill used for grinding canes, a modern distillery, and a beautifully restored plantation house that is now a charming guesthouse.

His story unfolds at

Barbados Weather in May

Thinking of traveling to Barbados in May but concerned about what the weather is like and the possibility of rain?

May is a great month to visit the island, as the rainy season has not yet begun so there is plenty of sunshine and little rain. It's quite a breezy time as well with the trade winds cooling you off as you relax on the beach or explore the island.

In mid-April, hotels switch from the higher "Winter Season" rates to more budget-friendly "Summer Rates" and also offer lots of special offers, discounts and deals. In July and early August the rates will increase again for the Crop Over carnival season. So in May you'll benefit from great rates and deals on your Barbados accommodation.

Beaches Near The Cruise Port in Bridgetown, Barbados

If you're visiting Barbados as part of a Caribbean cruise, one of the best ways to spend the day on the island is at one of our wonderful beaches.

Unlike many of our neighbouring Caribbean islands which are volcanic in nature (and hence have black sands), Barbados is a coral island with white sandy beaches.

The cruise port is located on the west coast of the island on the outskirts of the capital city Bridgetown. On this tranquil west coast the turquoise waters gently lap the shores, creating ideal conditions for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and jetskiing.

Several beaches are within easy walking distance (or a short taxi ride) from the cruise port.
The map below shows the location of the Bridgetown harbour (where your cruise ship will dock) and our favourite nearby beaches.

We've selected a variety of beaches - from quiet shores where you can sunbathe and enjoy the tranquility of an island retreat, to lively beach clubs with flowing drinks and lots …

Vujaday Barbados Finale - Samples & Review


This video show a sample of the final night of the Vujaday Music Festival Barbados - It showcases Francesca Lambardo and Lee Burridge two of the international all star cast of renowned DJs. We hear the the 'on the spot' live creations by Lee Burridge who moves to the beat of the audience rather that the other way around. You can actually see him tune to what they like and respond to their response instinctively.

Francesca added a smokey hot feel to her rendition of FEVER. Fever bubbled with a sultry tone for an impromptu birthday celebration with its own firework candles sparkling while champagne bubbled to the beat.

The stage lit up the night with its "pyrotechnic display of exploding lights bubbling across the screen".

See complete review and fascinating photo-journal and video by Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia at

Music Mastery at Red Door Lounge, Barbados

International rhythms & local culture blend in musical mastery as the latest hits, best classics, and greatest mixes fill the air at Red Door Lounge on the trendy west coast of Barbados.

Here's what some guests had to say about their experiences at the club:

The music at Red Door was definitely one of the best sets I have heard at an overseas bar with a great mix of old & new songs to change it up, "every song was a banger".
Music is great we danced all night!
dancing to the dj was a lot of fun
I’ve been to bars in countries around the world and this place is definitely among the best!
Love this place. Great drinks and great music. Want something to do on a Friday night? Look no further. Looking forward to going back!

Enjoying Barbados As A Family

With hectic schedules and digital distractions, it's easy to drift apart as a family, to lead separate lives, and even, despite all the activity around you, to feel alone.

A vacation is the perfect remedy... a chance to switch off the stress and enjoy new adventures as a family. The Caribbean island of Barbados is one of the best destinations for your next family vacation, with lots of activities and family-friendly events to experience, diverse dining options, and accommodation for every budget.

TripSavvy does a great job in the recent post of short listing 10 of the top activities for children and families at

From the awesomeness of swimming with sea turtles and a trip on a real submarine, to the fun of a cricket match or cave exploration, you can even party with the pirates and visit the local green monkeys!

Best wishes for a wonderful family getaway on our beautiful island.