Bottom_Bay.jpg Beaches in Barbados
Barbados is very popular worldwide for its white thin sandy beaches spread all over the South coasts. There are beaches everywhere.
Along the east-coast they are wide and wind-blown. Here the shore is pounded by the Atlantic making it a delight for the surfers who come from all over the world.
On the calmer west-coasts you may walk for miles along unbroken white sand beaches, sometimes stopping at a cluster of coral rocks jutting out to sea.
All along the shore large and small beaches are broken by coral formations, the soft coral rocks weathered by the ocean surf, forming abstract sculptures pleasing to an artist's eye.
In the north coral and sandstone cliffs rise straight out of the sea reaching up to a hundred feet in height. Barbados beaches are truly some of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, in fact The Crane beach was rated "one of the ten best beaches in the world" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Barbados is a coral island and its beaches are made from finely ground coral forming a clean fine grain. (PLACE: The marvelous Bottom Bay Beach).
blue ocean villa barbados Wind and Kitesurfing in Barbados
This island is a windsurfer's and kite surfer's mecca. It's one of the best windsurfing spots of the world. East and North-east winds are constant during the entire year and with them they bring great waves for jumping or riding them with a kite or windsurf board. The incredible spot's number aloud all levels of wind-kite surfers to enjoy this magic place. South Coast is better for experts, professionals and people who are starting to move on the reef. West coast is better for beginners.
The water temperature is unbelievable, 26° C warm and constant all year round. During the period of November and June the Trade winds start to blow constantly and between December and April the conditions are absolutely perfect with a very high percentage of strong and constant winds mostly in January and February. During the hurricane season (June - November) you can often find incredible conditions with very strong winds and excellent waves too. The best spot for doing windsurfing and kite surfing is for sure Silver Sands located 100 metres far from Blue Ocean and Kabakalli Apartments and Cottage.
There are two marvellous beaches close to Kabakally Apartments: Silver Sands exactly and Silver Rock made both of a white thin wonderful sand with lot of space to switch your wind-engines! The most used sails for windsurfing are between 5 and 5.7 square metres but when storms are coming, you can either use between 3 and 4.7 sails. For Kite surfing the most used wings are between 6 and 12 metres, but for wave riding the best is the 9 square metres. There are different wind/kite surfing shops and schools where you can have your private lessons or you can rent your equipment if you do not want to bring it with you. The Brian Talma's shop (http://www.irieman-talma.com/actionstore.htm) "Irie Man Action" offers comprehensive instructional and training packages, as well as rental and retail equipment.
They provide: Beginner windsurfing lessons, Beginner surfing lessons, Intermediate and advanced windsurfing lessons, Clinics run personally by 'Irie Man' on occasion, a complete selection of fine quality rental equipment including the latest F2 wave, slalom and freestyle boards and the Arrow line of wave and wave slalom sails, Retail windsurfing and surfing equipment and a wide range of beach accessories and souvenirs, Board repairs. 'Irie Man' Shop also carries a variety of other water sports action equipment: Kayaks, Surfboards, Boogie boards and Kite Surfing Lessons. The Club Mistral is located on Silver Sands Beach and it's equipped with full Mistral board range and North Sails range, and therefore probably the widest possible offer of equipment to be tested by guests on the world market. (http://www.club-mistral.com/en/destinations/home/1/genInfo ). (WINDSURFER: Paolo Perucci in a great arial off the lip).
Always_Party.jpg Night life in Barbados
Barbados Nightclubs and Restaurants are mainly located in St. Lawrence Gap and along Bay Street and offer live entertainment most nights of the week. Most bands play local music such as reggae and calypso and there are also several excellent bands that play top international music. Here a list of the most well known places where to go:
The Coral House pub and restaurant (which is located 50 metres far from Blue Ocean Apartments), Surfer's Cafe' located in Oistins with live music shows, restaurant and bar, excellently run by Steve a great Wind and Kite surfer.      The Harbour Lights (http://www.harbourlightsbarbados.com) and The Boatyard ( ) which are bar and nightclubs with also live music located near Bridgetown; The Ship-Inn, The Reggae Lounge and Cafe' Sol which are in St. Lawrence Gap where the hearth of night life is. Bellini's Trattoria is also in St. Lawrence Gap-Good Italian food, La Mer, St. Peter-Run by top German master chef, original international cuisine, Bombas, St. James-Quaint local hang out, great sunset viewing and irie setting. Ile de France, St. James-Authentic French cuisine, Kitchen Korner, Holetown-Hip little gourmet lunch niche, Olives, Holetown-Casually elegant dining, The Mews, Holetown-Run by top Austrian chef, international class, Baku Beach, Holetown-Beach bar, brasserie and restaurant. Fisherman's Pub, St. Peter-Casual, beachfront, good local food, daily specials, Atlantis Hotel-Good buffet lunches/overlooking Bathsheba, Round House, St. Joseph-Overlooks Bathsheba, good food, pricey. Cafe' Luna is a very romantic and particular restaurant in Miami Beach. Don't miss Oistins' Fish Market on Friday with lot of great and fresh fish, live music and lot of Banks Beer and Mount Gay Rum !! (PLACE: Steve's Bar, The Coral House Restaurant and Bar).
blue ocean villa barbados Surfing in Barbados
Barbados is absolutely considered a surfer's paradise. The island's location is the most south-east of the Caribbean, faced to the Atlantic Ocean which brings great and big waves for thousands of kilometres to unload all the power it developed during its long journey over Barbados' coral reefs. It's a Coral island, so that a coral reef stretches all around Barbados' coastline, providing for unlimited surfing conditions all over. The water temperature is perfect: 24-27°C constant. No matter whether a swell approaches the island from a northerly or westerly direction or whether it's moving in from the East or the South, Barbados is guaranteed to have surf somewhere along it's shores at almost any given day of the year. The nine-times World champion Kelly Slater use to come here very frequently so that you can often find him in our best spots. (SURFER: Paolo Perucci in a lovely tube in the west coast).