The Barbados 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:

Barbados Rum Punch

Thanks Mount Gay!


So a basic Barbados 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 Barbados 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 Barbados 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 Barbados Rum Punch.

Barbados 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 Barbados rum punches are a bit stronger than the other two places. You can definitely feel the punch on the first sip.

Barbados 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 Barbados 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 Barbados rum punch here… So I will leave you with a sunset shot because I think we can all agree that a Barbados Rum Punch pairs well with sunsets and sandy toes.

Barbados Rum Punch

Sunset and Bajan rum punches

Remember to have a designated driver if you plan on drinking yourself silly. These Barbados 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.


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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!