St Nicholas Abbey, in spite of the name, has in fact no connection at all to the church. This has always been a sugarcane plantation home. Built in the Jacobean style, it is one of only three genuine examples of Jacobean manor houses in the western hemisphere. It was built in 1658 and was a sugarcane plantation until 1947.
Now, the building is a museum showing what life was like on the plantation in the 18th Century. There is also a rare 1930s film of life on a sugarcane plantation to view. It's described by the tourist board as one of the "seven wonders of Barbados" - this is definitely a must-see on any visit to the island.
Tourists and locals alike enjoy this traditional island-style restaurant located in the fishing... Read more