This guide to the best things to do after dinner in Barbados will help you experience the island’s vibrant nightlife scene. There are activities and options for everyone, so it’s not all about dancing and drinking here. To find the most popular nightspots in Barbados, just head towards its western and southern coasts.

    St Lawrence Gap and Holetown have world-class bars and nightclubs with a high-energy atmosphere – great for a night of partying until late. Families or couples who prefer a more laidback evening can opt for a sunset stroll on the Barbados Boardwalk or a film at the Limegrove Cinema.

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    St Lawrence Gap

    A lively nightlife street on the south coast of Barbados

    St Lawrence Gap is a 1.3-km-long stretch of road on the southern coast of Barbados. It’s in the parish of Christ Church and runs parallel to Dover Beach. Commonly referred to by locals as “the Gap”, it’s one of the best nightlife hubs on the whole island.

    Along the street, you’ll find the street has excellent restaurants, shops, clubs, and bars. The western end of St Lawrence Gap is usually the most vibrant and lively, with street vendors selling crafts and local food along the beach and boardwalk. You can also find a range of cocktail bars, bistros, and rum shops, most of which overlook the North Atlantic Ocean.

    Locatie: St Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Barbados


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    Sunset cruises

    Spend the evening watching the sunset from the water

    Sunset cruises are one of the most romantic after-dinner activities in Barbados. Join a catamaran excursion to explore the crystal-clear waters and see the island and beaches from a different perspective. There are a variety of tour companies across the island, most of which are based in Bridgetown.

    Barbados sunset cruises often include snorkelling in the late afternoon with tropical fish and sea turtles, a delicious seafood dinner, and an open bar with wine, rum, and cocktails. As these cruises end early in the evening, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the night in Barbados.


    Barbados Boardwalk

    A popular coastal boardwalk for a sunset stroll

    The Barbados Boardwalk – or Richard Haynes Boardwalk – is a popular tourist attraction on the island. The 1.6-km-long pathway traces the coast of Hastings, connecting the Accra/Rockley and Camelot beaches. It’s popular with joggers, walkers, and cyclists throughout the day.

    The best time to visit the boardwalk is around sunset, as it offers incredible views across the ocean. With many restaurants located along Rockley Beach, the Richard Haynes Boardwalk is also a convenient place for an after-dinner stroll. There are public amenities along the boardwalk, including benches and toilets. The Barbados Boardwalk is within a 10-minute drive south of Bridgetown.

    Locatie: Hastings Rocks, Bridgetown, Barbados


    Barbados beach clubs

    Spend the evening at a beachside bar

    Barbados beach clubs are scattered predominantly along the west and south coast of the island. With plenty of beaches along the stunning coastline, you can find a variety of clubs and bars with sea views. These are excellent spots to enjoy sunset drinks, a post-beach local rum, or even a late-night cocktail.

    Many Barbados beach clubs are part of upscale hotels and resorts, but you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy outdoor decks and pools. The more upmarket beach bars and clubs can be found along the coast around Holetown, St Lawrence Gap, and Brownes Beach. You'll find budget-friendly beach bars and local rum shops along Rockley Beach, Dover Beach and Oistins.



    Home to bars, restaurants, and Barbados’ famous fish fry

    Oistins is a coastal town on the southern coast of Barbados. It’s one of the main destinations in the parish of Christ Church, with plenty of restaurants, rum shops, and bars. It’s also home to some of the island’s best attractions, including St Lawrence Gap, Miami Beach and Dover Beach.

    However, it is Oistins’ fishing economy that has become one of its major drawcards. On Friday nights, one of the best things to do in Barbados is visiting the local fish fry at Oistins Bay Gardens. It’s a great place to try local seafood and soak up the lively atmosphere. From there, it’s an easy after-dinner walk to either Miami or Welches Beach.


    Baxters Road

    One of the liveliest streets in Bridgetown

    Baxters Road is one of the main thoroughfares in Bridgetown. It’s particularly known for its old buildings, which provide an insight into what the original architecture was like on the island. This stretch of road also offers one of the best food experiences in Barbados.

    Baxter’s Road hosts the oldest outdoor food market in Barbados. The fish fry was once spread along the streets, but has since relocated to a food village at the corner of Westbury Road and Passage Road. You can taste some of the best seafood in town while soaking up the local culture and architecture.

    Locatie: Baxters Rd, Bridgetown, Barbados


    Harbour Lights Barbados

    A nighttime extravaganza on the beach

    Harbour Lights Barbados is a beach club, dinner show venue, and nightclub on Brownes Beach. During the day, it offers beach loungers and umbrellas, a restaurant, and boat tours. By night, the place comes to life with a dinner show and nightclub.

    You can enjoy live music and performances by carnival dancers, stilt walkers and fire eaters, as well as a BBQ dinner on the beach. It's on every Wednesday – bookings are essential as seats get filled up fast. If you're up for a party, the Harbour Lights nightclub hosts DJs spinning the latest local and international electronic music on Fridays. The beachfront club has 2 bars and 2 dance floors, so there’s plenty of room for late-night partying in Bridgetown.

    Locatie: Marine Villa, Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados

    Telefoonnummer: +1 246-436-7225


    Limegrove Cinemas

    Spend the night watching the latest release movies

    Limegrove Cinemas is a luxurious boutique theatre in Holetown, on Barbados’ west coast. It’s part of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, one of the island’s largest shopping malls. The unique cinema includes table service, leather lounge chairs, and a Dolby Digital sound system.

    The theatre has a great kitchen serving pizzas, burgers, and a range of snacks for you to enjoy during your screening. You can also order beer, wine, and soft drinks to be delivered to your seat throughout the running time. On Tuesdays, Limegrove Cinemas offers discounted tickers.

    Locatie: Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Second St, Holetown, Barbados

    Openingstijden: Tuesday and Friday–Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm

    Telefoonnummer: +1 246-271-0071


    Rockley Beach

    Browse kiosks and enjoy a drink on the beach

    Rockley Beach is on the south coast of Barbados, in the parish of Christ Church. While it's a popular sandy strip throughout the day, it's one of the best places to be in the evening. The beach has a lively atmosphere with several kiosks selling local crafts, jewellery, beach chairs, souvenirs, and sports equipment.

    You'll also find some local bars and small food kiosks on the beach – in case you’re craving a sunset drink and local snacks. There's something to suit a range of budgets on Rockley Beach, from simple shacks to upmarket bars with open decks.

    Locatie: Rockley Beach, Bridgetown, Barbados


    Barbados nightclubs

    Spend the night dancing away to Caribbean music

    Barbados nightclubs are popular after-dinner places to head to on the Caribbean island. You will find a lively club scene, especially in St Lawrence Gap, on 1st Street in Holetown, and Bay Street in Bridgetown. You can find a range of different clubs, some playing local music and others international electronic.

    A highlight of the nightclub scene in Barbados is experiencing the local live music scene, which consists of calypso, reggae and R&B bands. In St Lawrence Gap and Holetown, many of the clubs are close to beachfront restaurants, so you can easily transition from dinner to dance.

    Elisha Donkin | Schrijver

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