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Kim’s Barbados – a true Bajan experience

March 28, 2014 | By |

Kim Odle, mother and native to the island, shares her unique perspective of Barbados and gives you the inside scoop as only a true Bajan can.

Favourite place for a day at the beach?

So many beautiful beaches! Browns and Paynes Bay are great for a picnic with family and friends.

Where can I get the best rum punch?

Mojo’s makes amazing cocktails and the vibe is nice, great hang out spot. Word of advice, rum punch is sweet with a kick, so be careful.

One place from your childhood everyone should visit?

Harrison’s Cave. You go underground on a tour of the cave. Flowing streams, deep pools, towering columns of limestone. It’s really beautiful and unique to the island.

What would surprise most Canadians about your island?

We invented rum. Mount Gay Rum is the oldest rum in the world.

When you’re feeling quiet, you go…?

To Bathsheba. It’s one of the most relaxing places on the island. Amazing views and landscapes, right by the ocean.

For a night on the town, you go…?

To St. Lawrence Gap, lots of clubs and restaurants. 2nd Street is on the West Coast and it has a mix of bars and restaurants. Oistins is in the South, and has the famous Fish Fry on Fridays.

The best place to go with kids?

Farley Hill is a park in the north of the island, amazing views and a play area for the kids.

A Bajan food we have to try?

So many choices: flying fish, fish cakes, pudding and souse, fried pork, macaroni pie. All very different and all local. Just try them all.