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1st time to Barbados…suggestions please! South Coast vs West Coast?

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We (3 couples) are thinking about going to Barbados this March.

None of us have been to Barbados before. I am aware that the south coast beaches are not as calm as the west coast, but how are Miami Beach and Welches beach? We were told that they have calm parts.

We are interested in staying in a vacation rental and it is much more affordable to stay in the south coast area. Does the south coast have any beaches that are good for shallow swimming/walking or should we just look at the west coast?

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