Barbados can offer peace and tranquility for those who seek the ultimate in relaxation.
But for those who wish to party day and night Barbados can also offer non stop action with a wealth of bars and night clubs, beach parties, festivals, a piano bar and live performances from some of the world's best known artists.
We have highlighted some of the best party spots, bars and clubs around Barbados on both the south and west coasts.
Check out our monthly event calendars where you will find all of the national bank holidays, entertainment, business and sporting events happening in Barbados.
Our list is updated on a daily basis and can be a great source of information on how to plan your entertainment in Barbados.
Before we embark on our tour of the islands best day and night spots for entertainment, let us tell you about something that features very heavily in the culture and history of Barbados. And that something is rum!
For centuries Barbados has been growing sugar cane, from sugar cane we then make molasses, this then becomes an a very potent alcoholic beverage called rum.
It is a very light rum and quite pleasant to drink. The name rum is taken from the word rumbustious, as this is the effect it has on people when consumed.
It features in the majority of cocktails served in bars and is really very strong, especially for people who haven't drunk it before.
Therefore we at Totally Barbados feel it is our duty to advise visitors to drink in moderation and to be sensible about the amount of alcohol consumed during your stay, while we want you to have the best holiday, we also want you to have a safe and pleasant time on the island.
You should also note that Barbados like other parts of the world has HIV/AIDS and therefore you should practice safe sex, as you would at home and always use protection.
To celebrate the end of the sugar cane cutting we have a long festival which runs from May until August called Crop Over, this takes place at various venues across the island and is all about music and dance.
For a full breakdown of events and activities please see the sections listed at the bottom of this page.
The north of the island is quite quiet and apart from local rum shops, you won't find much in the way of party action, but if you head south down to the west coast you will find that there are plenty of bars and nightlife.
By: Brett Callaghan