Bajan-influenced tapas are the specialty, but the focus is on an inventive cocktail menu with tasty _libations such as Scarlet Rocks.
Zen Restaurant at The Crane (246-423-6220, www.the
crane.com) rests on a cliff side and offers a spectacular coastal vista. “It’s off the beaten path,” with booths, a traditional Japanese tatami room, and staff dressed as geisha girls.
“My husband and I go dancing on Thursdays at The Ship Inn (246-420-7447, www.shipinnbarbados.com). They usually have a live band. Harbour Lights (246-436-7225, www.harbourlightsbarbados.com) tends to be a younger crowd. When we want to pretend to be young we hang out there.” St. Lawrence Gap, a bustling strip that hugs the South Coast, offers an array of quaint eateries, sidewalk vendors, and chic lounges such as Pravda (246-427-1557). For an all-inclusive experience, The Plantation (246-428-5048, www.theplantation.bb) serves up Bajan Roots & Rhythms ($85 for dinner and a show). Budget three hours for the hearty traditional meal and performances.