A week in Barbados
Trip Start Mar 17, 2006
1Trip End Mar 23, 2007
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We stayed at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort in southern Barbados. The resort was very clean, oceanfront with three pools on the property, two restaurants, a swim up pool bar and childcare services. This was a very beautiful resort and within walking distance to the St.Lawrence Gap. On the south side of the island there are big waves, on the western side of the island the waves are minimal, very calm and great for snorkeling.
If you want to take a cruise, book it as soon as you arrive at the hotel as they fill up quickly. We booked a three hour swim and snorkel with "El Tigre" catamaran sailing cruises. If we could do it again we would have booked the five hour lunch cruise because we had so much fun. The morning of the cruise we were picked up in a bus, this was the longest part of the trip as we had to stop at all the resorts to pickup people along the way, it took about an hour.
We spent one day touring the northern and eastern sides of Barbados with my cousin who lives in the area. We drove to one of the best rated beaches in the world, Crane beach, located on the east shore. This is a beautiful long stretch of beach with big surfer waves. We stopped at the Crane Resort for a drink and take in the view. You can book a taxi to drive you around the island for the day and show you all the highlights at a reasonable rate.
Where I stayed