A Love For Romance: Barbados & Sandals Resorts – A Match Made In Heaven

Situated in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea, Barbados stands as a jewel in the crown of the Caribbean. When it comes to capturing the essence of love, Sandals Resorts effortlessly weaves together the unique charm of Barbados with its scenic island beauty to create an unforgettable romantic escape.

Read on as we immerse you in the enchanting world of Barbados, sharing why it is hailed as one of the world’s most stunning destinations. And while you’re reading, why not listen to our uniquely curated 'A Love for Romance' playlist that features the very best love songs to create that romantic atmosphere?

A symphony of romance

Known as the "Gem of the Caribbean," Barbados sets the stage for an idyllic love story. Its picturesque beaches, gentle waters, and lush landscapes create a backdrop that radiates romance at every turn. From the historic charm of Bridgetown to the serenity of the Platinum Coast, Barbados gives an enchanting allure, making it a haven for couples seeking the perfect romantic getaway. And where better to experience this getaway than Sandals Barbados in St. Lawrence Gap?

Crafting romantic escapes

At Sandals Resorts, our commitment to romance has helped us curate the perfect cozy retreat in the heart of Barbados. From luxurious accommodations with breathtaking ocean views to private candlelit dinners on the beach, we offer one-of-a-kind experiences designed to ignite the flames of your passion. When you couple our attention to detail, personalized service, and thoughtful touches with your love, every moment is a celebration of the bond you share.

Love blooms in the Caribbean

Barbados, with its warm tropical climate, swaying palm trees, and vibrant sunsets, provides an unrivalled setting for your love to flourish. At Sandals Resorts, you and your special someone can explore secluded coves, enjoy sunset cruises, and indulge in spa treatments for two, creating romantic memories that will last a lifetime.

A love affair with cuisine

Romance is often connected with exquisite dining experiences, and Barbados' culinary scene is a testament to this truth. Sandals Barbados elevates the dining experience to new heights, offering a fusion of international and local flavors. From romantic beach dinners to rooftop dining with panoramic views, every meal is an intimate celebration of love. Amongst the many wonderful dishes in Barbados, one stands out above the rest. If there’s one Bajan dish that you won’t want to miss out on, it’s this one – coucou and flying fish.

Coucou and Flying Fish Recipe


For the fish:

4 fillets of flying fish (if this isn’t available where you live, you can substitute with sea bass)
Juice of a lime
Pinch of garlic powder
Black pepper

For the seasoning:

1 onion
3 spring onions
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp fresh ginger
1 scotch bonnet chilli
1 tbsp of thyme leaves
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1 lime
100ml vinegar

For the sauce:

Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 onion
1 tsp garlic
1 pepper
1 tomato
5g of thyme
10g of curry powder
5g of garlic powder
6 tbsp of olive oil
100g of butter

For the coucou:

140g cornmeal
620ml water
4 okra
1 onion
Fresh thyme

How to cook coucou and flying fish:

Step 1: First, make the seasoning. Combine all the ingredients for the seasoning, except for the vinegar, in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Put the paste into a sealable jar and add the vinegar. Shake well and season according to your preferences. You’ll want to leave this for around two hours before you use it, so set it aside to infuse.

Step 2: Season the fish with lime, salt and pepper.

Step 3: Put the sauce ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a simmer, with a little oil. Add one tablespoon of the seasoning you prepared earlier.

Step 4: In a separate pan, combine the ingredients for the coucou, except for the cornmeal, and bring to the boil. You’ll want this on a high heat. Once cooked, strain the mixture and discard the onion and thyme. Keep the pieces of okra to use later.

Step 5: Put the coucou pan back on the heat and add cornmeal, mixing well until you form a thick mixture. Add in the okra.

While you enjoy your taste of Barbados, why not indulge in a traditional Bajan drink that’s perfect for sharing with your significant other?

Barbados Rum Punch Recipe


2 cups water
1 ½ cups Barbados dark rum
1 cup simple syrup preferably homemade
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
8 dashes bitters
Freshly grated nutmeg


In a large pitcher, add the water, rum, simple syrup, lime juice and bitters. With a large spoon, stir together the ingredients until well combined. Pour the punch into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with grated nutmeg right on top of the drink and enjoy.

Set the scene for love whilst you cook with our 'A Love for Romance' playlist:


Barbados, with its natural beauty and welcoming spirit, paired with the unparalleled romantic experience curated by Sandals Resorts, creates a love story that goes beyond the ordinary. Together, they embody the spirit of romance, providing couples with a canvas on which to paint their own love story.

As the sun sets over the blue waters of Barbados, and the stars emerge in the Caribbean sky, love blooms in a way that is uniquely, undeniably, and irresistibly romantic. We invite you to surrender to the magic of Barbados and Sandals Resorts, where every moment is a celebration of love in the heart of the Caribbean.

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