Barbados?

posted 1 year ago in Travel
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Sugar bee

I went there last summer and loved it!! We were there in June and the weather was quite nice. There is stuff to do but not so much that it’s overwhelming. It’s not necessarily luxurious and fancy (though there are some really nice resorts), but we loved it. We would go back, but we want something new for our honeymoon. We’re considering St. Lucia right next door :)

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Helper bee

I’m from Barbados (so therefore I’m biased) but it’s a fantastic place for a tropical vacation! The food is great, the nightlife is great (especially in St Lawrence Gap) and it’s really quite affordable. There are some nice all inclusive places if that’s what you’re into as well.

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Bumble bee

We went there July 2011 for my 30th birthday. We had a great experience! We were there for 10 days. The locals were very nice and helpful. The beaches are beautiful (my favorite was Carlisle Bay). We mostly beached it but did do a sunset catamaran/snorkling cruise, ziplined, and went to St Nicholas Abbey rum distillary. All things I would recommend. We drove around the island, you can get all over in a pretty short time. I would love to go back! We rented a condo in St Lawrence Gap that was right on the ocean and would highly recommend it. Buying food at the grocery store is pretty pricey so we did breakfast every morning in our condo, bought snacks to bring to the beach and then ate out lunch/dinner. When we went in July, there would be rain showers every day but they usually lasted 10-20 minutes and then they were done. This is where we stayed (in “One Love”): http://www.barbadosbeachvacationrentals.com/RentalSearch/gallery.aspx

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Bumble bee

@chocolatecoveredstrawberry:  To answer your question, the East coast is the Atlantic side and is more rough (we had fun watching the surfers though). The west coast is the Carribean side. 

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Helper bee

Yes the East Coast is rougher. Where u want to stay depends on your budget and what exactly you want included. The South Coast is generally more affordable and there are tons of hotels to choose from. The West Coast is more on the swanky side and therefore tends to be more expensive.

The Crane is on the south (east) coast and gorgeous! But a little further away from the action.

Here are a few websites to check out

http://www.barbados.org (for general info)

http://www.almondresorts.com

http://www.eleganthotels.com

http://www.thecrane.com

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