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Trip Report Lovely Barbados – Trip report; 3/2 – 3/7

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Hello all, I just got back from a lovely 5 night stay on the south coast of Barbados and I figured you would enjoy a trip report. I have posted a full trip report with pictures on my blog (http://writeanothertravelingsong.blogspot.com/), but I will detail some highlights below

Flight: American Airlines – Never again. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and regret it.

South coast beaches: My friend and I were a bit worried about rough water, but the south coast beaches were fine for us. The sand was beautiful; soft, white sand with hues of pink. I actually found it to be pinker than the sand in Bermuda.

We visited Enteprise Beach, Rockley Beach, Dover Beach, and Maxwell. Maxwell beach was absolutely beautiful and one of our favorites. Dover and Rockley were nice but a bit busy for our taste. Enterprise was my personal favorite. There was an area with small – medium waves (typical for the south coast) and a little bay area that was completely calm and flat.

Excursions: The only excursion we did was the Jammin’ catamaran and it is highly recommended. They kept the drinks flowing, the crew was great, and the west coast was lovely. The sand on the west coast was not as nice as the south though.

St. Lawrence Gap: We ate in the Gap twice. Once at Café Sol for lunch (one of the best burritos I have ever had!) and we also had dinner at Harlequin. There are lots of nice places in the Gap to eat but Harlequin seems to be one of the better values. The food was great as was the ambience. We were lucky enough to eat outside.

All in all we had a lovely trip. Barbados is a beautiful island and Bajans are extremely friendly. We won’t be returning anytime soon as there are more places I’d like to visit, but I would love to return one day in the future since we weren’t able to visit the East coast.

Two things I want to note:

1.) We traveled with a same sex couple and we had no problems at all. Everyone was friendly, courteous, and helpful to everyone in our group.
2.) We weren’t harassed on the beach by vendors/peddlers trying to sell things. We were only approached about two times the entire trip.
3.) We walked all over the place and took public transportation (in the morning, during the day, at night) and had no problems at all with safety.

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