September in Bridgetown has some of the hottest weather all year, as heat continues to build. Average temperatures remain the same, varying between 24°C (75°F) and 29°C (84°F) so stay out of the sun during the height of the day and pack for the warmth. An average sunshine duration of 9 hours per day makes the temperatures feel even warmer, luckily there should be the odd welcome cool breeze.
If you really get too hot, head down to the beach for a dip in the ocean or lie-down in the shade, but be prepared for warm waters as the sea temperature is still an enjoyable 29°C (84°F).
This is a wet month with average rainfall of 170mm across 15 wet days so you may need an umbrella. The rainfall is higher compared to previous months and will continue to increase until November. Sudden showers are expected in the early morning hours so when planning a vacation in September, check the weather forecast for accurate predictions, as hurricane season can make storms more common. Nevertheless, it does not keep raining all day, so your trip will not be spoilt.
Where to Stay
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn has splendid rooms that give you a TV, Blu-Ray player, a fridge, a hairdryer, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is just 6 minutes from the centre of Bridgetown and Grantley Adams International Airport is under a 20 minute drive away. The hotel amenities include a hot tub, barbecue facilities, a garden, a tour desk, ticket service, luggage storage and free parking. Bayside Beach is a short walk away and Bubba's Sport Bar, Aqua Restaurant, plus other restaurants and bars are around 2.5 miles away.
Coral Sands Beach Resort is situated in Worthing, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment area and inside of a 10-minute stroll to Accra Beach, Rockley Beach and Worthing Beach. Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and St. Lawrence Bay are likewise inside of 15 minutes. An eatery, an open air pool, a poolside bar, free Wi-Fi, kitchenette, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, cable TV and balconies are available in all 31 rooms. The resort has 4 floors, all non-smoking rooms with infant beds and prides itself on being a family hotel.
Hit the Beach
Rockley beach also known as Accra beach this extremely prominent south drift beach offers a mix of energizing waves and quiet swimming. There are many water sports on the beach including windsurfing, snorkelling, Hobie Cat rides, body surfing and Boogie boarding. Vendor's kiosks have been established at Rockley Beach and you can buy colourful clothing, local jewellery and handicrafts. The Quayside Centre over the road from the beach sells some fantastic lunches and also has shops for local crafts, gifts and beachwear.
Dover Beach is situated in the middle of St. Lawrence Gap near the capital city of Bridgetown. The expansive and wide beach is very popular for a diverse range of activities including Jet skiing, Hobie Cat sailing, windsurfing and boogie boarding. The beach has a variety of stalls and kiosks selling drinks, snacks, ice cream, sunscreen, t-shirts, sunglasses, snorkelling and much mmore. Across the road at Dover Playing Field you can catch a cricket or football match in action.
Eating & Drinking Out
St. Lawrence Gap is a 1 mile long road of smart restaurants, hotels, lively bars, clubs and a diverse range of shopping. The stretch of road is commonly known by the name of "The Gap".
Reggae Lounge Dance into the night at this open air nightclub to sounds of reggae, calypso and rhythm and blues surrounded by tropical vegetation under the stars.
Old Jamm Inn One of the islands hot spots with DJ's and live music ranging from sizzling soca to hot jazz.
Lobsters Alive have enormous Caribbean spiked lobster caught by scuba jumpers in the close-by Grenadine Islands and delivered by private plane to Barbados "alive" to the vast wholesale circulation tank. It is a comfortable spot with a beach front deck and tables within the sand. The lagers are icy cold and the menu is not over complicated, this lets the dishes talk for themselves.
Things to Do
Rockley Golf and Country Club is located within 70 acres of tropical and scenic parkland between Bridgetown and Grantley Adams International Airport. The beach is a 15 minute stroll away and St. Lawrence Gap is walking distance from the club for the night life. The golf course has 9 holes and there are plenty of restaurants in the area for local dishes and international cuisine.
Atlantis Submarine Tours based in Bridgetown offers a 2 hour trip with 40 minutes submerged up to 150 feet (45 metres) deep. On this trip you can experience the Caribbean Sea with all its colour and wonders including coral, tropical fish and shipwrecks. The submarine tour has 3 daily exclusions and includes a complimentary drink.
St. Michael's Cathedral is the main Anglican place of worship in Bridgetown and was completed in 1665, the original cathedral was destroyed by a hurricane and was replaced in 1789. The stone and wood cathedral with stained glass is available for tours and is worth a visit.
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Centre is one place on the island where you will find the oldest rum brand in Barbados and claims to be the world's oldest in existence. The distillery has 3 tours, a traditional rum tasting and seeing how the rum has been produced, a Bajan buffet lunch and a cocktail tour where the rum is mixed to produce rum cocktails.
Barbados Museum and Historical Society is situated at the Barbados Garrison and is a former military prison used by the British. It became a museum in 1930, the building itself was constructed in 1817 on the second floor and the ground was constructed in 1853. The exhibits on display include old maps of the island, early inhabitants of Barbados, the Amerindians and plantation house furnishings. A good place to visit for history buffs.