Acitivities and Eating Out in Barbados
Surfing: the South Coast of Barbados is by far the best area for every type of surfing and Joias is ideally placed. Surf schools offering kite and wind surfing, and paddle boarding are all available within a mile of Joias.
Golf : the Barbados Golf Club is only 10 minutes away and offers a friendly welcome, a good golfing challenge and reasonably priced green fees.
On the West Coast are the more expensive Sandy Lane, Royal Westmoreland and Ape Hill courses. Whilst undoubtedly more manicured, the green fees are around treble those of The Barbados. The 9 hole course at Rockley ( 20 minutes away ) is more tolerant of the inexperienced golfer. All courses offer club hire.
Deep sea fishing: numerous options are available at the Careenage in Bridgetown, 30 minutes away.
Tennis: 5 all weather courts are available to hire at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex ( 25 minutes away).
Sailing Cruises: day trips, normally fully catered, are also available at the Careenage. Sail up the West Coast and enjoy stops for swimming, snorkelling and turtle watching.
Nightlife: whilst Joias is out of earshot of such things, the lively St Lawrence Gap with a variety of restaurants, bars and clubs, is only a 15 minute drive away. There are plenty of taxis to bring home the revellers.
Restaurants: Barbados has a huge variety of places to eat, genuinely catering for every pocket and style. The range is endless - try the cheap and cheerful ‘fish fry’ in nearby Oistins or the much more romantic roof top Cafe Luna restaurant 5 minutes from Joias. Alternatively, venture to one of the exclusive, elegant restaurants on the West Coast. There is a guide ( published annually) to all the restaurants in Barbados at Joias to help you decide.