St. Peter is located in the north of Barbados and is quite unique as it stretches from the calm tranquil west coast right across to the rugged crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast.
The main town in St. Peter is Speightstown, located on the west coast and is the second largest town in Barbados. This is a very historical place and was once a bustling port for the island.
Now it has taken on a more relaxed feel and is quite pleasant to wander around and visit Mango’s restaurant, which serves exquisite cuisine or you can sample some traditional Bajan fayre at the Fisherman’s Pub on Queens Street.
Also in Speightstown, you will find St. Peter’s Parish Church, which is one of the oldest in Barbados having been built in the 1630’s, however it has been destroyed twice but is now fully restored to its former glory. You will also find All Saint’s Church in this parish more towards the middle of the island.
On the west coast in St. Peter you will find two stunning beaches, Heywoods and Mullins, which are ideal for swimming and sun bathing. On Mullins Beach you will find the Suga Suga Bar & Restaurant who provide sun loungers and waiter service and a great menu both during the day and at night.
Also around these two beaches you will find some of the finest west coast hotels such as the Almond Beach Village, Cobblers Cove, Sandridge Beach Hotel and the Sugar Cane Club.
Keeping on the west coast of St. Peter you will find Port St. Charles, an impressive development of town houses and apartments with yacht moorings. These are available for short and long-term holiday lets or are available to buy. Here you will also find La Mer restaurant, which is within the complex and offers fine dining.
Travelling towards the east coast in St. Peter you will find St. Nicholas Abbey, which was built in 1650. It is one of only three remaining Jacobean properties in the western hemisphere – another one that Barbados is also home to is Drax Hall in St. George. The house is surrounded by 225 acres of sugar cane fields is open to the public on special occasions. The house has an interesting past, which can be read by clicking on the link below.
Places of interest in St. Peter:
— St. Peter’s Parish Church
— All Saint’s Church
— St. Nicholas Abbey
Bars & Restaurants in St. Peter:
— Mango’s by the Sea
— Fisherman’s Pub
— Suga Suga
— La Mer
Accommodation in St. Peter:
— Port St. Charles
— Almond Beach Village
— Cobblers Cove
— Sandridge Beach Hotel
— Sugar Cane Club.
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Author: Brett Callaghan