Fisherpond Great House
As you make your way up the rutted track, a weathered plantation known as Fisherpond Great House materializes out of the cane fields. Built in 1635 this historic sugar plantation is perfectly perched in the lush valley of Sweet Bottom and “ranks with some of the finest restaurants in the world” according to Michael Winner, renowned food critic, writer and movie director. Fisherpond Great House is Barbados as it used to be and John and Rain Chandler, the owners of this house and operation, are the finest example of old school hospitality.
On Sundays, lounge in the oasis of tropical gardens that are surrounded by 500 acres of sugar cane, then mosey on in for a colourful buffet that boasts some of the most delectable and authentic Bajan and Caribbean cuisine on the island. From Pepperpot to creole green bananas, Fisherpond has it all. Dine off of one of a kind antiques following in the sitsteps of Prince Harry, Princess Anne, Tony Blair, Drew Barrymore, Helen Mirren et al. Lunch is BBD $115 ( US $57.50) per person excluding drinks.
As the sun sets and the cool night breeze blows among the towering cabbage palms, John and Rain will welcome you to an exclusive evening where you and your guests (must be six people or more) enjoy the magic of Fisherpond Great House all to yourselves. The magnificent mahogany dining table, built in 1705, seats 20 and has been graced by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself. Why have John, Rain and the whimsical plantation become such a yearning among locals and travelers alike? Simply because it is a labour of love and what more could you want.