Newest Review: ... money is not an issue. Be prepared to fork out quite a bit of cash in Barbados, however. It is not a cheap place to visit!) In ad... more
heaven on earth
Member Name: jesika_jay
Date: 15/07/02, updated on 15/07/02 (310 review reads)
Advantages: luxurious beaches, cheap prices, friendly people
Disadvantages: coming home!
I visited Baarbados last year for the first time and it was Heavan! Unfortunately, I only had a week in this tropical paradise, which absolutely flew by... now to describe my heaven, as im sure you al want to go there...
...Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of sea by volcanic activity in a far away time. On the west coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea. Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Along the East Coast a lively surf is blown briskly by the strong and constant trade winds and the waves pound against a rocky shore. The constant breeze of the trade winds give Barbados a mild and pleasant tropical climate.
Barbados is mostly a flat coral island with excellent beaches, but there are rolling hills and many deep ridges and gullies, with an interesting distribution of flora and fauna. Within the Barbados coral core there is a vast array of caves and underground lakes which provide an excellent supply of drinking water that is amongst the purest in the world. In terms of geography, Barbados is unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years. This and other anomalies make Barbados quite phenomenal, and there are geological structures that you will find only in Barbados.
Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. But what makes Barbados even more special, and the reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island year after year, is the people. Barbadians, called Bajans, are warm and friendly people, a lot different from those over here! Always ready to greet you with a sincere smile. Barbadians make you feel welcome and special, in this lovely Caribbean Island. You'll feel its your home and you will want to come back again and again, as I do.
The other good thing a
bout Barbados are the prices. You can generally find some really good bargains on some very interesting and unique items, which are sold on the many weekly markets they have in places such as Bridgetown, which is where i visited. Food and drink is quite cheap also.
There are a range of beautiful hotels along the beach in Bridgetown, which can be a bit pricy to stay in, but are well worth it. But if you can't afford that, there are plenty of other nice places to stay, all of which are clean and friendly places (within my knowledge)
Finally, I'd like to stress how easy I found it to travel to Barbados and book my holiday; there were so many tour operators doing such a broad range of holidays to the place, htat i was spoilt for choice! I assume this is because Barbados is such a popular and ideal place to go, suitable for all. All airports do many flights there as it in such demand, so boook early... and enjoy.