18th Aug 2012 3:08pm | By Editor
Ryan Adamson, 36, grew up and lives in Bathsheba, on the rugged east coast of Barbados. Adamson is the resident bar mixologist at the Mount Gay Rum Visitors Center.
What’s Barbados’s best-kept secret?
My hometown of Bathsheba. It is virtually untouched by development and has beautiful views.
Where’s good for adventure?
Scotland District, which is named after its Highlands counterpart. It’s also virtually untouched by development, and boasts Mount Hillaby – Barbados’s heighest peak at 1115ft.
It has amazing scenery, with some of the rocks dating back 50 million years. If you enjoy getting off the beaten track, this is definitely the place to visit.
Where do you go to party?
Frisky Fridays at the Mount Gay Rum Visitors Center are the best – this party is only held once a month and attracts a nice, local crowd.
Also, McBrides in St Lawrence Gap – which is packed with bars – offers a wide variety of entertainment with some of Barbados’ top bands performing.
Where do you go to chill?
Oistins, known for the freshest fish around at its Friday Night Fish Fry, is a nice quiet place to kick back any night of the week.
Where are the best beaches?
It all depends on what you are looking for at the beach.
For example: Paynes Bay is known for snorkelling with the turtles; Pebbles Beach and Browne’s Beach are known for their white sand and crystal clear water; The Crane was once ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in the world; Silver Sands and Bathsheba are known for their watersports; Accra is known to be a good hangout spot and also good for surfing.
There are too many to name...