These Barbados restaurants will give you front row seats for the most awe-inspiring sunsets, white-capped blue waves, and the slow pace of island life.
There’s no shortage of world class cuisine in Barbados — wherever you dine, you’re going to eat well — but any true foodie traveler knows that restaurants aren’t just about the food. They’re about the full experience. The ambiance, the service, those impressive personalized touches — they’re all essential to disconnecting from the “real world” and finding yourself fully immersed in the dining experience.
Don’t forget about the view. Not just any view; one of those views where you watch the waves crash against the cliffs and the sun slowly sets into a watercolorist’s dream of reds, oranges, and yellows. Barbados restaurants are known for having some of the best views in the entire Caribbean.
Here are 10 restaurants in Barbados that have breathtaking views you’ll be Instagramming from your dinner table (no filters required).
Barbados restaurants who serve up unbelievable views
Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Barbados
Open daily from sun up to sun down, The Atlantis is famous for its West Indian Buffet Lunch on Wednesdays and Sundays — an ever-changing menu of fresh, authentic Bajan and Caribbean cuisine.
St. Lawrence Gap, Worthing, Christ Church, Barbados
Listen to the waves crash up against a private beach as the sunset reflects in the Caribbean Sea below. Watch sea turtles swim around as you enjoy a picture-perfect romantic meal, then retire to the outdoor lounge for private cabanas with strong cocktails and attentive staff.
Christ Church, Barbados
Located on the rooftop of the Little Arches Hotel, Café Luna boasts panoramic views while you dine beneath the stars. Chef “Moo” cooks up some of the best food in Barbados, but he’s also quite the musician — catch him on Sunday nights at Copacabana Beach Bar & Grill.
Skeetes Hill, Christ Church, Barbados
Located in a former Bajan home on top of a cliff, Champers has unreal views that overlook the eastern end of Accra Beach. The views are even beautiful inside — the walls are lined with fascinating works of art, curated by Vanita Comissiong.
Cin Cin by the Sea
St. James, Prospect, Barbados
Pronounced “chin-chin,” Cin Cin by the Sea has a contemporary vibe and al fresco dining that offers sweeping views of the west coast of Barbados. If you’d rather sit inside at the air-conditioned bar, there’s a huge glass wall that allows you to take in the views while you drink.
Derricks, St. James, Barbados
The Cliff is famous for having some of the best views in all of Barbados, so make reservations a couple weeks in advance to be sure you get a table towards the front of the terrace (where the best views are). Arriving by yacht? There are (steep) steps along the cliff to bring you up to the restaurant.
Sunset Crest, St. James, Barbados
At Daphne’s, the service is notoriously spotty, but the food is excellent – think Italian classics meets island seafood – and the sunset views shouldn’t be missed.
The Round House
Bathsheba, St. Joseph, Barbados
Built in the 1830s, The Round House was a Bajan mansion in its past life. Today, as an inn and restaurant, it has an expansive outdoor deck area for dining that hovers right above the beach.
Holetown, St. James, Barbados
The Tides has a few different dining areas (with views of sparkling blue water as far as the eye can see), but we love the open-air “Tree House” where trees grow out of the floor and through the roof.
The Careenage, Bridgetown, Barbados
The restaurant name clearly spells out where it’s located (and what kind of view you’re going to have). Sit outside and you’ll have great views of the water, docked boats, and some solid people-watching.
You may not have to look far for the best view in Barbados
Sometimes the best view can be found not in any of the Barbados restaurants, but in the back yard of your own Barbados villa. You can enjoy the views by the pool with your morning coffee, or invite one of the island’s best chefs to cook a private dinner in your home. It’s all up to you — just tell your WIMCO Villa Specialist what you want to do, see, and experience on your vacation and he or she will make it happen for you. Browse our villas in Barbados now.
What other Barbados restaurants would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments.