St Lucy

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Located in the far north of the island and characterised by its wild and craggy coast, Saint Lucy is one Barbados' eleven parishes. The main attraction in the area is Animal Flower Cave.

pros

  • +  The Animal Flower Cave.
  • +  The unspoilt coastline.

cons

  • -  The sea can get very rough on the east coast.
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    Visit St Lucy

    • To see :

      The main attraction in the area is Animal Flower Cave, part of a network of caves carved out by the sea where visitors can admire many sea anemones.

    • To do :

      The hiking routes here make it possible for visitors to admire impressive views of the landscapes along the wild and craggy north coast.

    • To think about :

      Take light clothing with you but keep in mind that some of the air-conditioned places can get a little chilly. As a general rule of thumb, opt for something a little more elegant in the evening. Be aware that even though Barbados lives to the same rhythm as the rest of the Caribbean, it is still rather conservative.

    • To avoid :

      The sea towards St. John's Parish Church on the east coast is often rough and unpredictable. There are signs on the beaches warning of dangerous currents. Do not follow the example of the inhabitants, who do not necessarily adhere to the rules when it comes to swimming in the sea. Also, it's a good idea to keep an eye on your personal belongings in the evening around Saint Lawrence Gap.

    • To try :

      The seafood is abundant. There is a wide range of fish to be enjoyed in Barbados. The most common, the flying fish, can be found in both refined cuisine and in sandwiches. Just add yam, plantain and sweet potato and you've created a traditional dish. Try the 'cou-cou', a dish made from maize flour and okra, a vegetable. 'Pepperpot' is a spicy stew composed of vegetables served with the inevitable rice and red beans cooked in coconut milk. 'Conkies' are a combination of maize flour, coconut, pumpkin, grape, sweet potato and spices, and are steam-cooked in banana leaves. Chicken is seasoned with curry and accompanied by a Creole sauce made from tomatoes, peppers and onions. Enjoy the papaya, pineapple, mango, guava, coconut, and the fruit from the bread tree. Discover Barbados rum, which is a dark amber colour and strong in taste. Mountgay and Cockspur and white rums such as Alleynes are all produced on the island.

    • To bring back :

      Watchmaker's shops, jeweller's shops, imitation jewellery shops, cosmetics, mobile phones... Most of the biggest brands are sold in the island's duty-free shops. To buy goods tax-free you need to show your passport and your return travel ticket. The shops are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm from Monday to Friday and until noon on Saturdays. In Bridgetown, the supermarkets close at 6:00pm. For the more elegant shops, head for Broad Street, where you will find them in the colonial houses. Cheapside Market is a large public market where local products are sold. Pelican Village has many art and craft shops. When looking for souvenirs, don't forget about Barbados rum, which is difficult to find in England.

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    Our Barbados expert

    Francesca Long Section editor

    The tiny island of Barbados is easy and cheap to get around by public transport (you can get from one side to the other for very little in around an hour). Known for its blinding beaches like the one at Carlisle Bay, go in search of more secluded spots as well for the ultimate paradise experience. Foul Bay, as its name might suggest, has a bad reputation but it's actually a stunning stretch of coast.

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