Barbados: Chasing Spirits

View Larger VideoView Larger Map| |The resulting spirits move on to Barbados' thousand-or-so rum shops & the top shelves of bars around the world. It's no wonder another name for rum is "Barbados water." (To read the full story now, get the digital version of the April/May issue.)Plan Your Trip: Barbados * Fly on American Airlines, which offers nonstop daily flights from most major hubs to Barbados airport (BGI). aa.com * Stay at Little Good Harbour in the quiet fishing community of Shermans, which is on the northwest coast of Barbados. The family-run oceanfront villas offer residential-style units, some that occupy a restored 17th- century fort. Far from the traffic of Bridgetown, the resort is most famous for its restaurant, The Fish Pot. Try not to stare at British "royalty" like the Blairs and Beckhams enjoying the seaside seating and fresh seafood. littlegoodharbourbarbados.com * Eat a coconut-shrimp-and-chili-sauce appetizer at Champers Wine Bar and Restaurant, perched over Accra Beach on the south coast. Ask for waterside seating, and savor Parmesan-crusted barracuda as waves surge below. champersbarbados.com * See St. Nicholas Abbey in St. Andrews Parish. The working sugar plantation includes a preserved Jacobean mansion that was built back in 1658. Watch a video that showcases life on the plantation. Chase it with a taste of St. Nicholas Abbey's latest batch of rum. stnicholasabbey.com * Learn more at visitbarbados.org.|