When I visited the ECO Lifestyle + Lodge it was still called the Sea-U Guesthouse, and dinner was by appointment only.
Since their revamp and new name the ECO Restaurant now has Le Cordon Bleu-trained Executive Chef Alisha Dawn Stoute and she has collaborated with renowned plant-based chef Manuela Scalini to create inventive, clean and wholesome dishes that offer a new take on Barbadian cuisine. The kitchen sources farm-fresh ingredients including organic fruits, vegetables and dairy as well as cage-free eggs and fish caught locally and sustainably. Working with local fishermen and farmers, they have created a true farm and sea-to-table restaurant, that I can not wait to go back and try again.
After lunch at the Atlantis Hotel, I took a short walk down the beach where I saw this colorful boat up on blocks in front of the Tent Bay Fish Market. I ended up taking a few shots in front of this colorful local fishing boat to show off the beautiful sarong that I was wearing from ECO Lifestyle + Lodge.
I loved that in every guest room ECO Lifestyle + Lodge two beautiful sarongs are provided for guests to use as coverups for the beach, I loved this one so much I almost bought it to take home (however I decided that my photos and memories of this beach day were enough and choose to practice minimalism instead). My swimsuit is from ethical eco conscious Australian brand Allerton Swimwear.
While they caution swimming on the Atlantic side of the island of Barbados, I could not help but head to the beach and spend some time in the water. Please note that I swam competitively USS and was a lifeguard for many years, so if you are not an advanced swimmer, stay on the beach and out of the water or you risk drowning.
I choose to wear my green bikini from ethical eco conscious independent sustainable designer Pirra Griffiths, who launched her environmentally conscious brand Allerton Swimwear in 2015. This Australian label is one of my favorites because of their commitment to help change the garment industry from the inside out. Allerton chooses responsible fabric choices (including fabrics that are made of recycled materials, as well as reclaimed or deadstock fabrics), ethically manufactures their garments, and provides female garment workers with both fair and safe working conditions.
xoxo Noelle Lynne
Founder & Editor of Florum