Having spent most of the trip lounging, eating and partying on the west coast of the island, we decided it was time to venture further afield. Being just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, Barbados is the perfect size to drive around in a day. We jumped in the jeep and headed for the north of the island to discover Animal Flower Cave, which boasts the most magnificent views of choppy turquoise seas. Having witnessed a little bromance moment, it was time to head south through palm trees, sugar cane and a gully of mahogany trees before we popped up on top of Cherry Tree Hill with another beautiful view down the entire east coast. We dropped down to the coastline, passing the huge Atlantic waves of Cattlewash and Bathsheba, before stopping to pick up a picnic at our favourite little lunch stop, Cutters, for our final stop of the day, a beach party on the incongruously named Foul Bay. The flying fish cutters (sandwiches) are sublime, particularly when smothered in mind-blowing hot sauce, and the rum punch is potent to say the least. We spent the rest of the afternoon catching up with friends, splashing in the waves and dancing down that beautiful beach (you might even recognise that gorgeous leopard print scarf from a slightly different location…) Heaven!
Photos: Caroline Peers and Carl Waxberg