From the beach

Stepping Out

St Nicolas Abbey. The first and most shocking thing to know is it is not an abbey, never has been and there are no monks from a long-forgotten order distilling Rum; but there is Simon Warren who has restored this national treasure and saved it from the clutches of those wishing to convert it into...

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The Terrace
Reflections on the pace of change at the Coral Reef Club in Barbados

I first stayed at the Coral Reef Club in the 1990’s before Plantation Suites, Luxury Cottages or the Spa. My abiding memory was the drive through the grounds, with towering palms to reception and the view from there of the beach and sea beyond. My first impression was the hotel was not glitzy, no one...

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Italian Style

With Italian ownership it will come as no surprise that the cuisine at The Inn is distinctly influenced by the Italian kitchen. Unusually for a Caribbean hotel, the Inn wherever possible sources its meats, fish, fruit and vegetables locally. Much of vegetables, salad leaves, herbs and spices come from the hotel’s own garden and a...

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