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The Insider's Guide to Bathsheba

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Our Guide to Bathsheba: Top Attractions, Culinary Hotspots, Nightlife, and More. Plus, Tips on Making Connections with the Locals and Finding Fun Recreational Activities

Welcome to Bathsheba! If you're planning to move to Bathsheba, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Bathsheba has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Bathsheba.

Bathsheba, located on the eastern coastline of Barbados, is a picturesque village known for its rugged beauty and natural attractions. The most iconic site is the Bathsheba Beach, also known as the Soup Bowl, which is a popular spot for surfing due to its large, foamy waves. The beach is also adorned with large rock formations, the most famous being the Bathsheba Rock, a photogenic spot that adds to the area's charm.

Another site of interest is the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, a six-acre garden home to a wide variety of tropical plants. The garden, which is a historic site, offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Flower Forest is another botanical garden in the area, offering a tranquil escape with its lush greenery and colorful flowers.

For history enthusiasts, the St. Joseph Parish Church is a must-visit. The church, which dates back to the 17th century, offers a glimpse into the island's past. The Morgan Lewis Windmill, one of the only two intact and restored sugar mills in the Caribbean, is also a popular tourist attraction.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Bathsheba is laid-back and relaxed, reflecting the overall vibe of the village. The Round House is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, offering a mix of local and international dishes. The restaurant, which is housed in a historic building, also offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantis Hotel Restaurant is another popular spot, known for its traditional Bajan buffet lunch.

For a casual dining experience, the Sea Side Bar is a local favorite. The bar offers a variety of local dishes, including flying fish and cou-cou, the national dish of Barbados. The bar also offers a selection of local and international drinks. The Dina's Bar and Café is another popular spot, known for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food.

While Bathsheba may not have a bustling nightlife like other parts of Barbados, there are still a few spots where you can enjoy a drink and some live music. The Round House and the Sea Side Bar often have live music on weekends, offering a fun and relaxed night out.

Recreational activities in Bathsheba are centered around its natural beauty. Surfing is the most popular activity, with the Soup Bowl being a favorite spot for both locals and tourists. The powerful waves and consistent breaks make it a surfer's paradise. Bathsheba Beach is also a great spot for swimming and sunbathing.

Hiking is another popular activity, with the Bathsheba Park being a popular starting point. The park offers several trails that lead to stunning viewpoints and hidden gems. The Andromeda Botanic Gardens and the Flower Forest also offer beautiful trails for a leisurely walk.

For those interested in history and culture, a visit to the St. Joseph Parish Church and the Morgan Lewis Windmill is a must. These sites offer a glimpse into the island's past and are a great way to learn more about the local culture.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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