Speightstown, the north's commercial center and once a thriving port city, now boasts appealing local shops and informal restaurants. Many of Speightstown's 19th-century buildings, with traditional overhanging balconies, have been restored. The island's northernmost reaches, St. Peter and St. Lucy parishes, have a varied topography and are lovely to explore. Between the tiny fishing towns along the northwestern coast and the sweeping views out over the Atlantic to the east are forest and farm, moor and mountain. Most guides include a loop through this area on a daylong island tour—it's a beautiful drive.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
Built in 1727, the mill was operational until 1945. Today it's the only remaining windmill in Barbados with its wheelhouse…Learn More >
Animal Flower Cave
Small sea anemones, or sea worms, resemble flowers when they open their tiny tentacles. They live in small pools in…Learn More >
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
This reserve at the top of Farley Hill is the habitat of herons, innumerable land turtles, screeching peacocks, shy deer,…Learn More >