Isn’t It Time for a Visit to British Barbados?
The island of Barbados has the advantage of two very different coasts:
- The West Coast on the Atlantic Ocean with the rough water and prime surfing.
- On the East Coast are the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Barbados is located in the most eastern line of the Lesser Antilles, it has some beautiful sandy beaches.
The British Rule
With the 3 1/2 centuries of British rule, you can still experience some of the plantation life that was the island. Many grand houses with collections of antiques, carriages and farm implements are worth a stop. There are 3 golf courses including one designed by Robert Tent Jones.
Bridgetown is the capital city and cruise ship port. If you are on a shore excursion from a cruise ship, be sure to visit Harrison’s Cave. Amazing collection of stalactites, stalagmites, waterfalls and pools. For the shopper there are many large department stores offering great discounts. The Caribbean influence is found in many fairs and celebrations with music and food.
Accommodation are abundant. From apartments for those wanting to stay a while, to brand named hotels and many resorts are scattered around the island. Many outstanding restaurants serving international and local specialties. Many require a jacket in the evening, so go prepared. Don’t forget the Sunday buffet at the Atlantis Hotel, an island institution.
So Much to Enjoy!
Barbados is famous for it’s diving. You will find an array of both wreck and reef dive sites, and there are several well-trained, experienced and professional dive operators to lead you to them.
Rental cars are available and driving is on the left side of the road. The climate year round is 75-85 degrees and constant trade winds keep the island a paradise.
Barbados is not for the frugal with a 15 mile Millionaires’ Playground known as Platinum Coast. Even if you stay in a more reasonably priced part of Barbados, take a drive to see the elaborate gardens.
Call me 206-451-7532 (private line) to book your Barbados vacation.