If you’re looking for a way to bring Barbados to mum for Mother’s Day or any other day, try traditional Bajan bakes. Similar to a muffin, these fluffy, golden rounds can be enjoyed alone or with jam, oats, or even cheese.
Check out our recipe from Ayo. Our talented Chef for the luxurious vacation rental, High Breeze
Fresh Bajan Bakes Recipe
3 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder (optional, the difference between hard and light and fluffy texture )
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups oil ( sunflower, canola or vegetable )
Mixed all dry ingredients. Add water until a thick batter is formed. Heat oil, use spoon to scoop batter fry until golden brown.
Because we could all use a glass of Barbados’ finest right about now and we’re committed to bringing you a taste of Barbados. Sharing with you our famous rum punch recipe to try out no matter where you are.
A favorite to many seeking a Barbados vacation escape, we hope that you can find peace within, whether you’re inside or outside. Stay healthy and keep moving with one of our favorite yogis Bawa Yoga. Follow her on Instagram @bawayoga. Barbados will always be a place of refuge for those seeking peace and respite.
It is clear that the best defense against this virus is to stop it from spreading. To do that we must stay ahead of the spread by limiting and even stopping all contact. To protect us, you, Barbados and the world we are doing our part. We are now fully virtual everywhere we can be. Nearly two weeks ago we transitioned our staff complement to ‘work from home’ arrangements. Last week we had 100% compliance. All office systems are up and running and all staff can fully function remotely. We are still open for business in the sense that whatever can be done without physically being there at our office, we are doing. We couldn’t be more proud of the way our team has pulled together to make the virtual adjustment in such a short period of time.
Many countries are wishing that they had moved earlier. Last weekend restrictions came into effect and then last night, further restrictions were deemed necessary. In both cases we were ahead of the required mandates and we intend to stay ahead so that we can serve you with total confidence. Everyone is reachable by telephone, email and mobile. Property managers have new robust protocols for visits to properties both residential and commercial for essential and security reasons only. Staff in the properties have separate protocols as well and are keeping the curfew. Valuers are completing engagements where site visits had been completed and all reports are now delivered digitally. Property showings for brokerage are no longer possible, although the new video walk throughs are available for many listings and this reduces the number of properties you need to visit in person when the restrictions are lifted. Our holiday rentals division is the most impacted at this point and we miss our guests. But they will be back and we will be here, stronger and better.
Staying ahead of the curve is in our DNA. We hope you understand and appreciate the actions we have taken and we look forward to working with you in this temporary virtual world but more importantly to meeting you in person in the post COVID-19 world.
Stay safe, stay strong, stay positive, stay connected.
The team at Blue Sky Luxury.
Do you have the travel bug in 2020?
Barbados has been named as one of the 50 best places to visit this year by Travel + Leisure. The magazine reports that in putting this list of destinations together they “hit the books, scouring tourism statistics, scoping out major events, charting new flight routes, and logging hotel debuts.” Getting further insight from their A-List travel advisors, trusted writers, hospitality insiders, and other industry pros, Travel + Leisure was able to secure the scoop on the best vacation spots for 2020. They’ve got their sights set on Barbados and so should you – add a Barbados holiday to your travel plans for 2020!
Make your travel experience even better by booking with us! Our Concierge Can team can provide you with all the tools you need to create lasting memories. Also, be sure to check out our Specials page for fantastic offers.
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Tucked away in the popular community of 2nd Street in Holetown, St. James, you’ll find The Mews. The ‘not so typical’ restaurant showcases a unique layout that’s a true time capsule of traditional Barbadian architecture and its preservation allows for guests to sit in a truly quaint environment. Enjoy the view and your meal on the balconies overlooking the active nightlife below, the interior courtyard, private dining rooms, or the quirky nooks and crannies scattered about this one of a kind gem.
Inside the kitchen, you’ll find a team championed by new Executive Chef Anife Best, who has put his personal spin on the Euro-Caribbean cuisine that the restaurant is known for with a focus on ‘farm-to-table’ fine dining. As a locally owned restaurant, the Mews celebrates flavours of Barbados with fresh, local ingredients and produce all sourced in Barbados.
The Mews offers a Farm Fresh Special Menu that is curated based on that availability of fresh produce. You’ll find delicacies such as the Pickled Codfish or Local Pumpkin Soup along with Mahi Mahi Aglio e Olio or Clifton’s Pork Chops. From their traditional menu, you’ll find starters such as Lemon Butter Scallops & Shrimp and Confit of Duck, sumptuous entrées including Curried Rabbit and even a 28 Day Aged Grilled 10 oz Ribeye Steak … and if you can still fit dessert, we’d recommend the Sticky Caramel Bread Pudding or the Chocolate Tart with warm Coffee Ganache.
In addition to promoting Farm-to-Table fine dining and an overflowing wine list, guests will enjoy a wide variety of local art on display throughout the restaurant featuring spectacular pieces by local artists. If you’re looking to be entertained, look no further as you’ll be serenaded by local musicians and artists as you enjoy your meal…. especially on Friday night when you’ll be guaranteed live entertainment in any season.
The Mews is an excellent choice for a night out, as 2nd Street becomes ‘the spot’ to ‘lime’. With quite a few bars in the area, 2nd street has a great night life with The Mews at the heart of the action.
Other than the festive season in Barbados (take a peek our winter getaways), November is one of our favourite times of the year as we celebrate Independence Day and a plethora of fun activities. If you love the water, November offers the Barbados Open Water Festival and the Live Like Zander Junior PRO WSL (World Surf League) & Thomo QS 1000 WSL.
The Barbados Open Water Festival
This annual event and draws locals and visitors alike from all countries to take part in this fun, five-day competition. Check out last year’s blog where we interviewed veteran competitor Amanda Garcia – Property Manager of luxury villa Crystal Springs. This year, participants can take part in practice swims, optional dinners, and four races. If you’re staying on the South Coast, Sapphire Beach condominiums are close to the action and lots of fine dining and entertainment options. We highly recommend checking out the nightlife in “The Gap” as well.
Dates: 6th Nov 2019 – 9th November 2019 | Location: St. Michael
World Surf League Live Like Zander Jr Pro and the WSL (World Surf League) Thomo QS 1000
This event is very near and dear to our hearts as it’s held in honour of Zander Venezia and Bill Thomson. The World Surf League (WSL) Junior is in loving memory of Zander while the homo 2019 QS 1000 in loving memory of Bill. Held at the famous Soup Bowl in Bathsheba, the event is always exciting and, a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the local Barbados community.
Dates: 7th November 2019 – 10th November 2019 | Location: St. Michael
Here are your new weekend plans so let’s get Ready, Set and Surf in Barbados! Socialising included!
*Photos compliments Global Swim Series and Barbados Surfing Association.
We’re all guilty of making those last-minute travel plans but with winter right around the corner, you’ll want to forget the freeze and stay warm at any of our stunning holiday rentals. From our intimate beachfront retreats to fully staffed luxury villas, you can decide on luxury your way.
Tucked away between the serenity of Gibbes Beach and the highly popular Mullins Beach, Hemingway House is a beautiful two-story retreat that boasts unique vantages of the ocean and is ideal for families or groups. View Availability
Sugar Hill – Illusion
A luxurious villa situated in the exclusive Sugar Hill community, Sugar Hill-Illusion wows with its grand sweeping staircase leading down to the impressive pool and fantastic view to sea. View Availability
Sugar Hill – Sunwatch
Palm Beach 405
Offering guests breezy open-plan living against a backdrop of white sand beach and turquoise ocean, Palm Beach 405 is situated on Barbados’ South Coast in a prime beachfront location. View Availability
Leith Court 16
Barbados beckons! Get the details on these and more of our most coveted vacation villas available for the Christmas and New Year by viewing the special here!
Rose in hand and toes in the sand.
We have all been in anticipation about what is happening on Mullins Beach for several weeks now. At last, The Sea Shed has arrived and has opened its doors.
Barefoot chic with an element of rustic luxury, this new seaside venue will offer a European-Caribbean beach club vibe with fresh foods inspired by French and local traditions.
“Sea to Slate” is the philosophy of this new trendy spot which simply means bringing fresh fish from the sea to your plate. Catch of the day? Yes please.
Other dishes include fresh lobster and octopus, stone-oven pizza, lasagna and the all time favourite burger, just to name a few. Mouthwatering cocktails and fine wines can also be found here.
Well known, Chef Jeremy Dupire is at the helm of this place and with him he brings a wealth of knowledge, talent and whole-hearted dedication to ensure an unforgettable food experience for you.
Beach service opens from 10am and includes beach loungers and umbrellas. The restaurant opens from 12noon and takes reservations up to 8pm daily. Closed on Tuesdays.
It’s new. It’s sexy. And the food is to-die-for. A must try!
For reservations – (246) 572-5111
Facebook – Sea Shed Barbados
Instagram – seashed_barbados