The main coastal roads of Barbados is littered with pretty, sheltered beaches, small, friendly hotels and beach bars. Nothing, not even the opposite coast, is very far away. Locals linger in the shade watching the world drift by or playing dominoes in rum shops. The time, the day, the month, seems largely immaterial. “Liming” (chilling out) is a way of life, and it is infectious. Sharing a bottle of rum, be it ESAF, Cockspur or Mount Gay, playing dominoes or cards, it's a fun way to relax.