Barbuda has a quieter vibe than its sister island, but you’ll find some cosy locations to spend the evening. For tourists looking to unwind after a relaxing beach day, Barbuda is the island to find serenity. Hang out at beach shacks, seafood restaurants, or continue the fun on white-sand beaches. Barbuda is the place where you’ll find that Caribbean Island paradise you’ve imagined in your dreams.

    As the day winds down, Barbuda has several idyllic spots to watch a gorgeous sunset. With your drink in hand and surrounded by friendly locals, Barbuda boasts a chill atmosphere that’s hard to match. Start with these locations to find the best spot for a tranquil evening in Barbuda.


    ArtCafe Gallery

    An art gallery with a peaceful garden

    ArtCafe Gallery enjoys a quiet location and serves as a homestay for travellers wishing to spend the night in Barbuda. A 5-minute drive from Codrington village along Rte 1, the gallery has a large garden where you can walk around to smell radiant flowers and watch birds and grazing goats. Head inside to view the small art gallery with creations from talented artists.

    The outdoor space has cooking equipment and seats where you can prepare a fun picnic for your party. Call the staff before your arrival to inquire about serving refreshing cocktails for the group. And to cool off from the Caribbean heat, soak in their spring water-fed ‘pond’.

    Location: Two Foot, Bay Road, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 268-726-9118


    Princess Diana Beach

    Refreshing drinks and evening dips

    Princess Diana Beach draws beachgoers to its smooth sands and crystal-clear water. The gentle waves make it a fabulous place to swim before watching a breathtaking sunset. As your toes sink into the sand, the beach appears to stretch forever. Gaze at beach houses and palm trees while absorbing the tranquillity of this beautiful location.

    Picnic tables near the water provide an ideal spot to have a meal with a partner or family. Whether you pack a few snacks or grab food from the nearby shack, it’s a chill seaside hangout. And for a little shade, take cover beneath a palm tree or umbrella until the sun goes down.

    Location: Codrington, Antigua & Barbuda


    Byrons Café

    Chill by the wharf to soul music

    Byrons Café is a mainstay in the village of Codrington that provides a chill place to hang out beside the wharf. Locals gather at the waterfront and share stories about the island. Hang outside to watch boats sailing by the village or spot wildlife around the property.

    The staff usually plays reggae or soul music to set a relaxed mood for patrons at the café. While listening to the joyful beats, you can sip a refreshing drink from the bar or try the daily food special.

    Location: Codrington, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 268-734-1893


    Uncle Roddy's Beach Bar & Grill

    Dreamy sunsets and cold beers

    Uncle Roddy’s Beach Bar & Grill is a fabulous place to admire a Caribbean sunset. The friendly staff provides a gracious Caribbean welcome as you head to relax on the deck or adjacent beach. It’s recommended to make a reservation beforehand, especially if you’d like a snack during your visit.

    Grab a seat or lounge on a comfy couch to enjoy the view of the seaside cottages next to the restaurant. Order a soothing glass of wine, cold beer, or handcrafted cocktail as you await the sunset. Lounge on a beach chair near the water as you catch those last rays of sunshine.

    Location: Codrington, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm

    Phone: +1 268-722-3050



    Unwind with beachside views and delicious cocktails

    Shack-A-Kai is an ideal spot on a picturesque natural beach in Barbuda where you can chill with a refreshing drink. The beach bar serves spirits, beer, soft drinks, and other cold beverages while you enjoy the Caribbean breeze. If you’re still craving food, grab some lobster and pair it with fresh coconut water.

    Shack-A-Kai sits on Barbuda’s south side and offers breathtaking ocean views. As the day winds down, grab a lounge chair to gaze at the turquoise waters while sipping your drink. Whether you prefer a quiet evening or want to plan an event, Shack-A-Kai offers an easygoing vibe.

    Location: Codrington, Antigua & Barbuda

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm

    Daniel Grenier | Contributing Writer

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