A journey into the South-East of the island takes you deep into the heart of sugar cane country and out to some of the most beautiful beaches in Barbados. These are easily accessible and are marked by big waves and strong currents, but also boast stunning panoramic views. Care should be taken when swimming at these beaches as waves break onshore and there can be strong undertow in places.
Among these are Foul Bay - a wide open expanse of beach home to a small fleet of fishing boats, with some shady picnic areas; Harrismith - descend the long flight of steps from the old ruin, enjoy the shallow pools at low tide but don't go beyond the shoreline reef; and Bottom Bay - coconut palms, soft sand, brisk breezes, sparkling water - you're going to want to spend some time here!
Another popular South-East retreat is The Crane Beach where rugged cliffs meet pink-tinged sand and prime boogey-boarding surf. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous named it "one of the ten best beaches in the world" and a climb up the stairs at the end of the beach puts you in the midst of the fabulous Crane Resort and Residences. The Crane offers short and long stay accommodation, good shopping and fine-dining restaurants for both in-house guests and visitors to the property.
Another great stop for quality local cuisine in the South-East is Cutters of Barbados, or journey away from the coast to Sunbury Great House. Or to experience Barbados fast food, you may wish to pull into Six Roads for a quick bite at a branch of our local fast food chain, Chefette Restaurant. Let us know how it compares to Mickey D's.
There is also a Chefette Restaurant at the Grantley Adams International Airport. Our airport is a major South-East landmark as a major hub for regional and international air transportation handling and recently underwent a major renovation to better handle the over 2 million passengers who enter and exit Barbados annually.
Next door to the airport is the Concorde Experience, where one of the legendary Concorde jets, which once regularly serviced Barbados, is a fascinating attraction. A short drive downhill past the rear of the airport will put you on the South Coast in one of main towns, Oistins.