Top 5 Spots for a Delicious Bajan Rum Punch

The Bajan Rum Punch, one of Barbados’ most popular cocktails. Probably because it is so fruity and refreshing. Everyone mixes theirs differently, and not everyone likes to share their special recipe. There is a standard recipe that most of them follow:

Bajan Rum Punch

Thanks Mount Gay!

 

So a basic Bajan rum punch would be one part lime, 2 parts simple syrup, 3 parts rum, 4 parts water and some people sprinkle some grated nutmeg on top. So now you can easily make one at home. But while you’re in Barbados you aren’t going to waste time making your own. You need to test them out and try all the different variations. These selections have been verified by a few friends, but if you think somewhere else needs to be added just comment below!

Here are my top 5 places for a delicious Bajan Rum Punch:

1.      Mount Gay Rum Tour

Why not go straight to the source. These guys know rum and know how to make a classic rum punch. This rum punch was so light and refreshing that you couldn’t even tell there was rum in it. Or maybe that was because we tried all the other rums before… Definitely have a seat even if you are not doing the Mount Gay Rum Tour, and try a rum punch or any of their amazing rums cocktails!

 

2.      Atlantis Restaurant

Atlantis is located on the East Coast, it’s a great spot over-looking the sea. They serve their rum punch in a cute mason jar with an umbrella in it. Theirs is also very smooth, light and refreshing. Just another perfect spot to enjoy an awesome Bajan Rum Punch.

Bajan Rum Punch

Atlantis Rum Punch is just so photogenic

 

3.      The Beach House

A perfect location for a cocktail, located on the west coast in Holetown. Come down here for a sundowner or two or three. These rum punches are a bit stronger than the other two places. You can definitely feel the punch on the first sip.

Bajan Rum Punch

Sundowners at The Beach House, Bajan Rum Punches are a must!

 

4.      Surfside Bar

Another spot on the west coast, located right behind the Holetown Police Station. These rum punches are strong but good. They also have the option for you to buy a half gallon for $25 US if you’re going hardcore. Or you could just save some for another beach day. Come for sundowners and stay for dinner. They also have a live band on a Sunday.

 

5.      Barbados Yacht Club

Ask anyone about a Yacht Club rum punch, they will tell you not to drink more than two.  These taste like juice but are extremely strong. They grate fresh nutmeg on top of each one which adds a great flavor to it. Everyone has mixed feelings about this one. Some say it is the best and others say they are just way too strong. Drink with caution, after 2 drinks they start to taste like a fruit punch but they still contain the same amount of rum! After all the research for this post I forgot to snap a shot of my bajan rum punch here… So I will leave you with a sunset shot because I think we can all agree that a Bajan Rum Punch pairs well with sunsets and sandy toes.

Bajan Rum Punch

Sunset and Bajan rum punches

Remember to have a designated driver if you plan on drinking yourself silly. These rum punches can hit you like a full bus. These are also just a few of my favorite places to have a rum punch. Almost everywhere serves their specialty rum punch so you can definitely sample a lot more.

Have you had an awesome rum punch here? Where did you get it?

Let me know in the comments so I can try it out too!

15 Comments

  • Rhiannon April 15, 2017 at 6:42 am

    I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a rum fan. But I am currently drinking wine, and the more I drink, the more I will want to book a flight and get me some rum at this beautiful location! Gorgeous photos 🙂

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  • Jennifer April 24, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I love Mount Gay rum! And I don’t usually like rum. These cocktails sound like a delicious balance between rum and other ingredients that bring out the subtle flavours of a good rum.

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  • Maggie April 24, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    I’m not much of a rum fan, but I’d love to have a glass of wine in the Atlantis restaurant! What a gorgeous view. I think anything tastes awesome when you are looking at the ocean!

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  • Naomi April 24, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Excellent tips! I love it when you find these local experiences to make an unique visit. I think I’d go to the Beach House. That seems a not-to-miss spot.

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  • Rashmi and Chalukya April 25, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I ain’t a fan of rum either but loved the idea of flavor parts to balance the taste which must be a completely different experience. Those views from the Atlantis hotel are awe-inspiring.

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  • Mel April 25, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Ok, now I NEED a bajan rum cocktail ;). And I think I’d like to have it at the Atlantis Restaurant because I love the mason jar and the view looks spectacular. It would be fun to use all of these places as the outline for an itinerary.

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  • Kristine April 26, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Mmmm I love rum based cocktails. I’d love to try that bajan rum punch. And go on a rum tour. I also wanna go to Barbados… Rihanna’s home country ! 🙂

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  • Judy April 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

    What an interesting article! I’m not much of a rum fan but I like the idea of hunting down cocktails. This is definitely a plan I’d follow if they are as delicious as they sound!

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  • Arzo Travels April 26, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    I am not so much of an alcohol drinker but definitely would not mind a nice drink in one of the places. The views are amazing, especially at Atlantis restaurant. Cannot wait to have my own drink there.

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  • Pat @ ETA Australia May 3, 2017 at 12:37 am

    Very much interesting. I imagine myself drinking Bajan rum punch while sitting in the lounge though I haven’t tried drinking this cocktail yet and I wonder how it tastes.

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  • Simon May 10, 2017 at 6:57 am

    Good article and some great places
    Suggested to drink rum punch at, but being an avid rum-fan and having lived here 10 years now, I feel that two essential places have been missed off this list….the Round House in Bathsheba, which not only offers stunning Atlantic views but whose rum punch has improved immensely in the last few years and is definitely worth the trip, and then, of course , for the genuine devotee, there is Cutters, in St Philip. In fact, Cutters should be in a list of its own, because good as the others may be, Cutters had raised the game to such an extent that it is in a league of its own. Once you’ve had one, you’ll know what the fuss is about…it is the holy grail of Rum Punch.

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    • Stace May 10, 2017 at 7:24 am

      I must admit I haven’t tried either of the above! Clearly I need to!
      Looks like I need to add a ‘readers recommendations’ here.

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    • Sylvia May 11, 2017 at 6:36 am

      I totally agree with Simon.
      Cutters is the Number 1 Rum Punch.
      I believe I know this Simon.

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      • Stace May 11, 2017 at 6:40 am

        Looks like I have to go try it out this weekend!

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  • Bill Hale May 11, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I love the rum punch at Thrones on the Beach. The sunset is unsurpassed, and when Austin hands you the glass, you are set for a sublime experience.

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