Lawrence Gap Barbados
"Nightlife, Restaurants and Hotels All In One"
St Lawrence Gap Barbados, or quite simply just 'The Gap’
as it is referred to locally, is an ideal spot for anyone seeking some
entertainment or a bit of Barbados nightlife.
it is this main stretch of street (1.6 km / 1 mile long) that
is home to
everything from restaurants and pubs; right through to open-air reggae
clubs and shops.
It is a case of "You
name it, You’ll find
Where is St. Lawrence Gap?
St Lawrence Gap Barbados is
situated along the south west coast of the
island in the parish of Christ Church, just to the seaward side of
Highway 7 or "The South Coast
is a mere 9 km or 6 miles from the Grantley Adams
International Airport and a 15 to 20 minute drive from Bridgetown,
the capital of Barbados.
is very easy for you to find your way to St Lawrence Gap during your Barbados vacation as there is a
regular public transport link between the major south coast town of
Oistins and the capital of Bridgetown.
This bus and minivan
route runs along
Highway 7, taking you right by the entrance to St Lawrence Gap Barbados.
south coast is altogether very laid back with a typically Caribbean
atmosphere and this is most certainly something St Lawrence Gap
Walking along The Gap Barbados, you feel completely comfortable and at
the atmosphere can become quite electrifying, especially as the sun
goes down and people get ready to party.
But the best thing about St Lawrence
Gap in Barbados is the fact that it is far from being as tacky
some other Caribbean destinations you may think of. You
can certainly have fun here without the commercialism of Tourism being
This is no doubt reflected through the fact that tourists
and locals alike aim for this area while enjoying each
other’s company, partying and dinning together!
A Map Of St Lawrence Gap Barbados
To give you a fell for the way St Lawrence Gap is layed out here is a
detailed map of the area.
This map is one of the many detailed city maps created by
PocketFlyers, creator and distrubutor of a wide range of
pocket size Barbados flyers for visiting tourists. So be sure
to pickup some of these flyers from one of their islandwide boxes.
To zoom in on the map just click on it, and a larger version will open up in a new window. I encourage you to use it as
reference as I go through the various attractions and nightlife
activites available along this Barbados strip.
What Will You Find Along St Lawrence
The Gap is home to dozens of restaurants and cafés where you will have a choice of
everything from your favourite English fare; to the more local Bajan
specialities. Which incidentally must be tried whilst you are here.
are also a number of bars and clubs here and most of them are open
the day for a sneaky afternoon drink, or even the wee morning hours for
are also numerous hotels and villas along the strip giving you the
option of staying as close to this Barbados entertainment district as you
possibly can. This is especially ideal for the young
travellers in their late teens to early thirties.
• Hotels in St
Lawrence Gap Barbados
you do decide to choose St Lawrence Gap as your Barbados vacation
spot there are a variety of hotels varying in prices and
quality to choose from. The majority of these hotels in St
Lawrence Gap are beachfront hotels situated on St Lawrence Bay.
a quick list of some of these resorts below:
• Divi Southwinds
• Dover Beach Hotel
• Escape At The Gap
• Meridian Inn
• Ocean 11 Apartment Hotel
• Rostrevor Hotel
• South Gap Hotel
• Southern Palms
• Time Out At The Gap
• Yellowbird Hotel
• The Nightlife and Bars in St
For the nightlife along this street,
you will find that any night is a good night to pay a visit to The Gap Barbados.
nights tend to have the better offers,
with "Buy One One, Get One Free" offers on drinks abound.
This is the
night when many locals head down to St. Lawrence Gap to join in on the
entertainment, fun and Barbados
The two most popular Barbados nightlife venues in St. Lawrence Gap are Jumbies and McBride's Irish Pub,
with both offering you live music and drinks specials.
a margarita bar, is also a hot spot offering great cocktails and drink
specials throughout the week.
The reggae lovers will enjoy a
visit to The Reggae
Lounge, a mostly outdoors reggae venue! You cannot come
to the Caribbean without spending at least one night of your holiday
dancing under the stars to music that is so quintessentially Caribbean!
For those of
you who are missing the
comforts of the more traditional British pub there is The Ship
which will provide a welcome resting place for you to have dinner and
some drinks, catch a sports game and then follow it up with some live
music and dancing.
Out At the Gap, is a touch further south towards the end
of St Lawrence Gap Barbados and is an ideal opportunity to
soak in some jazz, rhythm and blues music when on vacation in Barbados.
Last but not least, for the Karaoke lovers, the Whistling Frog is
the place to be. This is a more laid back bar at the south
end of the street. This end of The Gap Barbados is further
away from the more popular bars and restaurants providing a very
• Restaurants in St Lawrence Gap
in St.Lawrence Gap can get quite busy, especially the
more popular ones, so it is best to book in advance, especially on the
Three of the nicest restaurants that I recommend you visit in St
Lawrence Gap Barbados are The
Restaurant at Southsea, Josef's Restaurant
and Pisces Seafood
Restaurant at Southsea Barbados is an award winning, 4 Diamond Triple A,
Barbados restaurant in St Lawrence Gap that is located right along the
waters edge with outstanding service, which I believe to be one of the
best restaurants in Barbados.
is found across the street from the irish pub, McBride's, and is one of
the finest dining experiences in Barbados fusing Caribbean and Asian
You can't miss
Pisces Seafood Restaurant as it
hugs the water's edge of the sandy bay located at the entrance to
Gap. At this restaurant you can enjoy a variety of seafood with a
distinct Caribbean flavour while surrounded by lush indoor
• Shopping in St Lawrence Gap
Moving on to the shopping
opportunities in The Gap. There
are a myriad of different shops found along this strip.
Chattel House Shopping
Village is a delightful retail therapy venue where you
will find a
number of stores all in the same convenient location. Many of these
shops sell very unique souvenirs that you will not find anywhere else.
Best of Barbados Gift Shop
across the street at the Southern Palms Hotel will provide you
with the ideal opportunity to purchase charming Bajan
souvenirs and you’ll be
delighted to take some of these back as gifts for your loved ones.
atmosphere of The Gap Barbados comes alive even more, through the fact that
there are a number of reputable street vendors to be found along the
length of the street, all competing for your tourist dollars.
This is your chance to buy that "Conch Shell", authentic
Caribbean wood carving or necklace you always wanted.
This truly does add to the authenticity of the
place and it certainly helps to make St Lawrence Gap Barbados a
entertainment district, that always aims to impress its many visitors.