St Lawrence Gap, Barbados
Located on the south coast of Barbados, 5km south of the island's capital, Bridgetown, St. Lawrence Gap is a 1.5km stretch of sand along which you will find the best, and busiest, bars, restaurants, nightclubs and discos in Barbados. Often referred to simply as 'The Gap', St. Lawrence Gap is the unrivalled centre of Barbados's party scene, and is a must-visit for those looking to let their hair down and make the most of the Caribbean atmosphere.
Party in Barbados
St. Lawrence Gap is the one part of Barbados that you can be sure will never sleep. Daily, street vendors mingle with market stalls and upmarket boutiques, as locals and tourists alike crowd The Gap, looking not only to sell or to buy but just to experience the atmosphere as cultures from across the world meet and merge along this short stretch of sand. If you are around during the day, and looking for something to do, explore the new market, or visit the St. Lawrence Gap Anglican church to really get a feel for the local area. Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary is also close by- within walking distance- boasting some of the Island's best remaining wetlands and attracting large numbers of exotic birds.
St. Lawrence Gap may be the destination of choice for those people looking to party, but that doesn't mean it isn't the place to be for beach-lovers as well. Dover beach, along which The Gap is situated, is a truly beautiful stretch of white, powdery sand that has benefited in recent times from the renovation of the area and now boasts improved facilities, from toilets and showers to food and shopping kiosks. The beach is also a great spot for water sports, in particular wind surfing, snorkelling and swimming.
St Lawrence Gap is also unrivalled when it comes to eating out. Put simply, whether you are looking for an informal supper or are out for a fine dining extravaganza, there is nothing you could want that you will not find here. From Bajan specialities to favourite English comfort foods, The Gap is awash with cafés and restaurants that can cater to every need.
After dark is when The Gap comes into its own, as countless bars, discos and nightclubs open their doors and welcome locals and tourists alike. Whether you are looking to have a sunset drink over-looking the beach or want to stay out all night and watch the sun come up, St. Lawrence Gap is the place to go to party in Barbados. As well as the usual bars and nightclubs, The Gap also boasts some of the best live music on the island, including the world famous Bajan Roots and Rhythms, held at the Plantation Garden Theatre and promising visitors a genuine representation of West Indian culture. For visits to the buzzing capital of Barbados check out holidays to Bridgetown
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If your idea of Caribbean paradise is a place that never sleeps, where the music is loud and the people are impossibly friendly, then it will be impossible not to pay a visit to St. Lawrence Gap. The atmosphere of the Caribbean is at its strongest here, meaning that St. Lawrence Gap offers a truly unique experience of Barbados, one you will never forget. Book all your holidays to the Caribbean with lastminute.com.