Behind The Lens: Jim Byers Takes On Barbados

Journey through beautiful Barbados with travel writer and photographer, Jim Byers.

This exclusive gallery explores an island brimming with beauty and charm in 23 breathtaking shots.

Barbados is home to several lovely churches, including St. John’s Paris Church on the lush, eastern side of the island. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Swimming races are a great time for visitors and locals to hit the water on the west side of Barbados. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Hunte’s Gardens is a fantastic nature spot run by a lovely Barbadian named Anthony Hunte. It’s not far from Bathsheba. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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The Crane Resort is one of the most serene and beautiful in Barbados, with a stunning set of swimming pools. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Located on the south shore of Barbados, Miami Beach is one the prettiest in the Caribbean. There’s also some casual places to buy clothing and food on the beach. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Mullins Beach Bar is a fabulous place to enjoy live music and the cool beach vibes on the west side of the island. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Sunsets are particularly magical on the west coast of Barbados. This was taken at Mullins Beach Bar. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Expect silky sand and long protected beaches on the west coast of Barbados. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Barbados is famous for its curious green monkeys. You’ll often find them on the island’s wonderful golf courses. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Royal Westmoreland is one of the top golf courses in the Caribbean, with a series of unique and challenging holes. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Crane Beach is a fabulous swimming and walking beach at the Crane Resort, Nip across the road and try a flying fish sandwich and rum punch at Cutter’s Restaurant. JIM BYERS PHOTO

The Green Monkey is a terrific golf layout that’s built around a former rock quarry. Not the monkey shape inside the sand trap! JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Lovers of tropical flowers and plants will get a huge kick out of Hunte’s Gardens, located high in the hills of Barbados. JIM BYERS PHOTO

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You’ll find marvellous views of the quiet east coast of Barbados from the hills above Bathsheba. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Bathsheba is an east coast village known for great surfing and rocky outcroppings; a very different feel from the western side of the island. JIM BYERS PHOTO

The villas at Royal Westmoreland are both massive and beautifully designed, with lovely pools and landscaping all around. JIM BYERS PHOTO

Crane Beach – JIM BYERS PHOTO

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Crane Resort – JIM BYERS PHOTO

Cutters of Barbados Rum Punch – JIM BYERS PHOTO