Your Guide to Restaurants in Barbados

There's no denying that the Caribbean island of Barbados' impeccable coastlines, pristine mountains and lively culture are unparalleled.

There's no denying that the Caribbean island of Barbados' impeccable coastlines, pristine mountains and lively culture are unparalleled. Before you lace up your hiking boots or squeeze into a wet suit to go SCUBA diving, you should make a quick list of the restaurants you need to hit up, whether you're looking for a morning pastry or a four-star dining experience.

To get you started, here's a list of some of the island's best restaurants, beginning with the most casual and culminating with  a few more high-end establishments:

Naniki Restaurant: East Coast
Situated on the slopes of Barbados' East Coast hills, Naniki Restaurant boasts magnificent views of the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, and with its moderately priced menu, this is the perfect spot for you and your fellow vacationers to grab a refreshing lunch before heading back out on your journey across the island. The menu is primarily influenced by Caribbean cuisine, with items like ackee and saltfish with crackers, grilled dorado with lemon herb butter and Jamaican beef appetizers. You should stop by on a Sunday afternoon for the Jazz Brunch Buffet so you can ease your way into a day filled with activities.

Ragamuffins: West Coast
This funky restaurant is the only eatery on the island that was built as an authentic chattel house, which was traditionally used as a makeshift and portable building for farm workers in Barbados. You won't have to wear anything fancy to enjoy delicious West Indian curries and vegetarian dishes at this informal restaurant, and because this is a popular spot for locals, you'll have a great time talking with residents and exchanging travel stories with new friends. Reservations are essential at this popular establishment, and once you get in, you simply have to order the fresh grilled shrimp and house-made fishcakes.

David's Place: South Coast
After a day of spending time at the beach and taking in the natural sights of Barbados, it's time to head back to your Caribbean villas and get dolled up for a gourmet meal at David's Place. This sophisticated restaurant is located right along the water of St. Lawrence Bay, and as the waves gently lap against the yellow sand, you can order up a crisp cocktail and feast on escargot, pumpkin fritters and cold tomato soup - perfect for those warm tropical evenings.

Whether you're on your honeymoon or celebrating your golden anniversary, this romantic restaurant has everything you'll need to ensure your evening is as perfect as the rest of your Caribbean getaway.

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