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More of beautiful Barbados

From lovely Miami Beach in the south to the wild east coast of Bathsheba and further afield, there’s so much to see in Barbados.

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Miami Beach is one of the top swimming (and sunning) beaches in Barbados. The water is warm and gorgeous to look at. There’s a food truck called Mr. Delicious that makes good rum drinks and very good rotis for lunch.

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They’ve discovered old tunnels in central Barbados, part of British military fortifications from some 200 years ago. They’re slated to open to the public soon for tours. Well worth it!

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Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is part-owner of Bert’s Bar in southern Barbados, where Hockey Night in Canada and Senators’ games are a televison staple.

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The regular Friday night fish fry in Oistin’s is tremendous fun, with great food,music and shopping. I had truly a monster piece of fish marinated in lime and spices, plus two sides, for about $15 Cdn.

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Located in the scenic Bathsheba area on the east coast, the Round House is a fun restaurant where they make a good breakfast. The views are to die for, and they also feature jazz nights.

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The Morgan Lewis windmill is said to be one of the few, if not the only, working windmill left in the Caribbean.

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This old outhouse at the Morgan Lewis windmill might be the most scenic toilet on the island. I couldn’t resist having a friend take a photo.

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The views of the east coast of Barbados are outstanding from up around Cherry Tree Hill. It’s definitely worth renting a car and exploring this gorgeous island on your own.

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The so-called Animal Flower Cave is short on animals and flowers, but it’s a fun place to explore rock formations and muck around in watery caves. There’s good swimming, too. But watch your step.

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A visit to the house where first U.S. President George Washington stayed during a trip to Barbados is highly educational. You’ll also find disturbing displays on the slave trade.

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St. John’s Parish Church is one of the top architectural sights in Barbados, with a lovely, atmospheric exterior and an extensive cemetery.

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