This itinerary features the most noteworthy experiences in Barbados, including wonderful ecotourism activities and leisurely day trips.
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North America30 days / January 2021
Highs & Lows
Snorkeling with sea turtles
Lack of Affordable Transportation
In January 2021, I decided to visit the tropical island of Barbados for one month. During my trip, I stayed with family members in the residential development of Port St. Charles on the West coast of the island. I spent my time exploring the island’s unique beaches, fantastic restaurants, and historical landmarks.
Barbados is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts. During my trip I was able to take part in many different ecotourism activities such as kayaking, sailing, hiking, and snorkeling. I spent a great deal of my time on Barbados’ less traveled North and East coasts, visiting the surfing town of Bathsheba and the calm waters of Bath Beach.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I decided to stay in Port St. Charles, which offers condominium rentals through private owners. The development had access to two beaches, a restaurant, and a concierge service. However, If I had decided to stay longer I would have stayed in an area with a better walking distance to other amenities.
How was the food?
As I mentioned previously, there are a wide variety of great restaurants to choose from in Barbados. If you are interested in trying some of the local delicacies, fried flying fish, Mac pie, pepper pot, cou cou, and pudding and souse are all great options.
The sun in Barbados is very strong and travelers should be conscious of their sun exposure. I would highly recommend packing a high SPF sunblock, sun shirt for snorkeling and swimming, as well as a hat that offers substantial face protection.
Transportation in Barbados can be very expensive- especially taxis! I would highly recommend staying in an area that is a short walking distance from restaurants, the beach, and a grocery store. There are extensive bus lines throughout the island; however it can be hard to determine when they will arrive and if there will be sufficient space during peak times.
I was very fortunate to stay with a family member that was currently living in Barbados. I booked my kayaking tour through Viator and the Catamaran tour through Silver Moon Catamaran Cruises.