Clear ocean water slides under your board while you carve your first-ever turn on a surfboard on the perfectly novice-sized waves off the protected Surfer’s Point in Barbados. Later, sip a locally brewed Banks beer under fluttering palm trees and dream of surfing Bathsheba’s bigger waves on the other side of the island. Instructions for getting off the beaten path on this heavily visited island is made much easier with our guide to the best of Barbados.

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