St Lawrence Gap
St Lawrence Gap
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St.Lawrence Gap, a 1.3 km stretch of road in the parish of Christ Church, is famous for its fine restaurants, diverse accommodation, lively nightlife and good shopping.
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We rented the only apartment on the beach at the Saint Lawrence Gap, so it was perfect for visiting the Gap during the day or night.
For the not-so-fortunate, we suggest that you catch the public bus or small local minivan from where ever you are staying for about $2, to St. Lawrence Gap. They will drop you off at the corner by the Castaway restaurant opposite Cafe Sol. Continue past the palm trees on the beachfront on your right, and then follow the road up the hill past the Dive bar and turn left at the Cocktail Kitchen opposite Saint Lawrence by the Sea church.
There is a great variety of bars and restaurants here that serve local Bajan dishes and cater to the tourist but be warned it gets very loud and busy at night. Take a stroll down to Sharkey’s bar for drinks with lots of colour, there is even a local rum bar nearby where you buy rum by the pint, after which there’s Hals Car Park bar for karaoke later.
In the daytime, visit the veranda at the mimosas bar and drink lots of Icy cold adult beverages while gazing out over the blue Caribbean, or wander further down the gap and you will find a variety of street vendors selling everything from fresh Coconuts to slices of Macaroni cheese. There are even signs for Cuban cigars, Barbers, island tours, a Friendship place, and lots more eating establishments.

TIP: Chickens seem to be everywhere they make great subjects for different holiday photos.
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Written August 13, 2022
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45-nomad
Ottawa, Canada232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We walked here one morning to check out the shops and pick up a few beachy dresses. Friendly area, nice shops, a great selection of places to eat and drink. It’s quiet in the morning and it gave us time to shop without crowds. Prices are average to a bit higher than average. I like to pick up things from local artists or hand made here. Look for sea island cotton designs or artwork.
Written February 23, 2020
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Will M
Minnesotta22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I felt it was a safe area, take normal precautions you would take in a USA city. There are variety of restaurants, some were closed on Monday and Tuesday. The area is mixed with new or renovated properties as well as run down properties. There are several small souvenir shops, couple of convenience stores and some vendors. The vendors are not pushy like we have experienced on other islands. Streets are maintained relatively clean. There are a lot of people walking both day and during the evening. There are local fishermen that you see go out and come back, clean the fish and you can buy from them, can’t get any fresher than that. Over all is a nice area convenient to food, beaches and transportation to other parts of the island, a good base point to explore other parts of the island, especially if you want to get the feel of the island and not be secluded in a resort. We found the people of Barbados to be very friendly and kind.
Written February 9, 2020
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kldcjd
Bull Shoals, AR21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What is going on in the Gap? Several places are closed. There were hardly any people walking around. Felt kinda creepy because no one was around. Waiter at Steak house was great. Otherwise, have run into some really rude people and the customer service has been horrible. We've been coming here for about 10 years and this is a BIG change with people and the environment.
Written January 12, 2020
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Julie F
Guildford, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Gap was fun to walk through at night with everything lit up, it felt very safe. There were lots of places to eat and I saw some night clubs. We ate mainly by the bay so we could sit looking at the water watching the little boats bob about.
Written February 18, 2020
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Laura H
55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
I visited on my own and found St Lawrence gap was fun, safe, cheap to eat & drink in, and a good location for getting about to other places. I had read a lot of bad things about people hassling selling stuff or bugging females etc but did not experience this whatsoever, so I definitely plan on visiting again. So many places to eat and drink and the beaches are nice. Everything is within walking distance and local people are so friendly and helpful.
Written April 2, 2023
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Margo T
Sheffield, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We went to this area a lot to eat, plenty of choice. As we had a car we usually drove to eat then back to our hotel to drink and chill. The downside is that if you don’t get down there before 6.30pm you will never get a parking space. If your local then taxi is the better option or bus. Very lively area late on with some great bars, I bet in the hight of season tho you would have to book a table for food and certainly have to queue for drinks but as we were out of season it was just busy enough. Definitely recommend this area if you like atmosphere as it was the most lively area around. If you walked further down the street the restaurants/hotels on the right overlook the sea so are more suitable for couples of young family groups, the bars/restaurants on the left side are more energetic and lively for groups and drinkers so all in all something for any age group. Will definitely visit again
Written June 18, 2022
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David
Florida3,446 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
The Gap is a great one-way street lined with plentiful dining establishments and bars along with a few hotels, apartments, and an old church. Really great place to go at night. Street vendors are not over a populated area and are Bajan polite. If you cannot find a place to eat here, you are out of luck.
At the start, you have a small fisherman beach. You see the fisherman diving for bait and going out in their small wooden boats. You can also watch the waves break over the reef. The other end of the gap is Sandals. I am reviewing the first 2/3.
Written May 19, 2021
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Debbie L
Watford, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Contemporary in style, fabulous menu, lobster tail Thermidor to die for, lamb rack excellent. Kellisha (The Manager) and her team all fabulous and super hard working Shandie (Shirley) lovely girl and very attentive.
Definitely recommend to anyone looking for something a little different from the St. L gap strip.
In our 8 day trip we went twice we liked it so much.
Written February 5, 2023
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ScotAlberta
Sherwood Park, Canada690 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Great tourist street and area of Barbados. About 15 minute taxi from Bridgetown filled with restaurants,.pubs, bars, shops, and Dover Beach. Great place to.stay and relax.
Written January 12, 2023
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