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P&O Adonia cruise ship has experienced an incident (source http://www.shipcruise.org/po-cruises/527-adonia-cruise-itinerary-schedule )- 2 of its passengers sailing on an Around the world cruise from Southampton/UK were shot and robbed on March 17 while the ship was docked in Barbados (a call port from the Adonia cruise itinerary)
We will be taking our honeymoon in Barbados and are looking for some suggestions re: accommodations and location. About us: 29 y.o., from Canada, not resort people per se (but clearly open to resorts), looking for somewhere with minimal kids, close to action for restaurants and music. Anyone familiar with the island have suggestions? Online, there are a lot of mixed messages about where to stay. We would really appreciate some guidance! Thanks!
We (3 or 4 couples) are thinking about taking a trip this upcoming March and are looking into Barbados.
We are on a budget and I am aware that Barbados is a fairly expensive island, but we are thinking about doing a vacation rental to save with accommodation costs. We aren’t interested in glitz and glam. We just want to relax, drink, and spend time at the beach.
Ideally, we want to find a vacation rental in a relatively safe area that is within walking distance to beaches/restaurants/pubs. We prefer calm beaches to turbulent ones, but rentals in the South Coast are much cheaper than the West. Does the South Coast have any beaches that are good for shallow swimming/wading? Maybe Enterprise/Miami Beach?
I guess my main questions are:
Can Barbados be done on a budget? Is dining out very expensive? We have been to Bermuda and dining out was extremely expensive (eg; $20.00 for ... more »
Ha Ha, long time reader, first time poster....
My girlfriend and I are looking into a one week(ish) getaway in November, with the main purpose of surfing. We are beginners, so we have done it before but are not very good at it. We would like to get better. So, we are looking for a simple beach break (ie Tofino BC, Kuta Bali).
While doing some online searching, the southern coast of Barbados popped up a couple of times (Surfer's Point, Inch Marlow). I was wondering if anyone has been to these spots and what they think of them?
Other options include Pacific Coast of Costa Rica and Oahu, Hawaii (Waikiki).
Barbados seems like a really interesting place, with a unique culture and atmosphere. I'm not kidding myself as all the mentioned places are "touristy" but Barbados seems to be a wee bit less, which does make it attractive.
Oh, we live in Canada and have about a week +/-... more »
when one lands in Bridgetown for their first trip to Barbados, where is the best place to head for when departing the airport? Given arriving from a long flight, we probably want to head for a close, but nice, town to stay for the night before we plot our travelselsewhere.
Coming into Bridgetown via cruise ship. From what ive seen it seems best to go to Rockley/Accra beach. Where else should i go or just keep it simple with the limited time ? Any comments about maybe renting a bike at the port and riding to the beach ? Is there a way to walk from the port to the beach ? How much would a cab be or is there a way to catch a bus going here ? Thanks....
Travelling to Barbados in early November for 1 month with my husband. As surfing features heavily on the "things to do list", can anyone suggest a good location/place to stay. Probably somethig that's self-contained would be good as may want to do some cooking. Doesn't have to be fancy. Clean & simple in a nice location. Any other little tips would be welcome too as we have never been in this particular region of the Carribean.
Is there any bus from BGI Airport to St. Martins? If not, how long would it take to go there on foot?
I'd like to see Foul Bay while waiting for a flight. I will have approx. 2 hours of free time. Is it enough to go there, spend some time and come back to the airport?
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my fiance and I are going to spend our honeymoon in Barbados next June lets say from 10th to 24th.
is June fine or we run a risk of severe rainy days?
is it better north or south side?
We are planning to join Barbados next february for 2 weeks of holidays (or 1 month if we decide to stay after our first experience). We would like to surf most part of our time, the other part discovering the island and its wild nature. We would like to rent a studio or be in a guest house on surfers bay or surfers point or locations very closed to these places. The ideal will be in the front of the beaches and ocean but our budget for accommodation is restricted. We are looking for something simple, natural and not expensive.
Is there anybody who has a previous experience and can give us some ideas?
Alex and Anna
A girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Barbados in September. Neither of us know the island. Where should we look into staying? There are so many great sounding cities that we don't know where to start. We'd love to be on, or very close to, the beach.
We're going to Barbados in early November for a Wedding.
The wedding is taking place near Crane Beach on the south coast. We'd like to rent a villa or apartment not too far away but have heard different things about how windy the south coast might be and the safety of swimming in the sea.
Can anyone confirm or clarify this? There seem to be lots of places to rent near Sam Lords but don't want to stay there is we can use the beach or swim in the sea.
Off for 11 days in October 2012
Any suggestions of an itinerary -
Any suggestions on accommodation for a family of 4 - rooms that sleep four or a good beach.
Any suggestions of great activities for kids and costs
Thanks in advance lee
i'll be arriving via cruise ship on Dec 29th at 8am and departing at 5 pm. My preliminary plan is to go to Accra Beach . Is it easy to catch a bus to get there ? How far is Accra beach to Ostins area ? can you walk this distance and are there sidewalks etc or do i have to bus it ? Is it worth going all the way to Crane beach instead for the day ? Is there something else that is so spectacular that i should give up my beach time and do instaed ? Thanks for your input as it is appreciated.....:)
I'm traveling alone and planning to spend 1 week at St. Vincent & Grenadines or Barbados predominanlty for diving in March.
Which of the 2 would you recommend?
And which of the 2 do you recommend beside the dives.
Thanks in advance,
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