The Travel Advisory

What to see and do on Barbados

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The newly restored George Washington House and a museum within it will open to the public in January 2007.

George Washington House
Bush Hill, The Garrison, St. Michael
246-228-5461

St. Nicholas Abbey—in fact a Jacobean mansion—was sold last January by the family that owned it since 1810; the new owner intends to keep it open to the public.

St. Nicholas Abbey
Cherry Tree Hill, St. Peter
246-422-8725
www.barbados.org/nicabbey.htm

At the Sunbury Plantation House you can browse exhibits and enjoy light meals in the restaurant.

Sunbury Plantation House
6 Cross Rd., St. Philip
246-423-6270
www.barbadosgreathouse.com

Cobblers Cove, a lushly landscaped hotel complex of spacious suites flanking a World War II–era mansion, is known for its weekly caviar-and-vodka buffet.

Cobblers Cove
Speightstown, St. Peter
800-890-6060 (U.S. and Canada)
246-422-2291
www.cobblerscove.com

The Coconut Court Beach Hotel is a low-key, mid-rise property within walking distance of the George Washington House. Expect small kitchens in the guest rooms and karaoke near the pool.

Coconut Court Beach Hotel
Hastings, Christ Church
246-427-1655
www.coconut-court.com

Restaurants geared to the tourist trade are as abundant as they are pricey. Naniki offers contemporary island fare in a unique setting that includes an anthurium farm.

Naniki
Lush Life Nature Resort
Suriname, St. Joseph
246-433-1300
www.lushlife.bb

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http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2006/05/the-travel-advisory/304788/