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Barbados: An Emerald in the Caribbean

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 1:30 AM

 

By John D. Wilson, The Big Mozey Photos (c) The Holiday Place

 

The beautiful island of Barbados is 7 hours away from London, Great Britain, for a wonderful Barbados Holiday. Within that short period, you could leave the drizzle and grey skies of Great Britain and be on the shores of the Caribbean in a luxurious hotel like the Sandy Lane. Play a game of golf in the morning and enjoy a drink or two of the magnificent Mount Gay Rum that’s produced on the island. Stroll back to the hotel for an hour in the spa, loosening up those tight muscles after the bogies and pars on the golf course.


Don’t want all the luxury, but do want to get away from it all? On a Barbados Holiday, you could get away from it all! How about a cozy house all to yourself? A 2-bedroom house, fully equipped for only $25.00 per night! Off the main streets, this house would be ideal for a break from the hustle and bustle of the city life. You still be able to enjoy the great golf available on the island and the great beaches. One just has more privacy and a little less opulence than the Sandy Lane.


The rich history of the colonial period and the unique culture of the Caribbean islands will certainly keep you occupied for your sightseeing enjoyment. Harbor Lights Beach Dinner show offers stilt walkers, limbo women and fire-eating and twirling performers.


 


Go on a tour of the aquatic life in the Atlantis Submarine – see all the aquatic life without even getting wet! Rent a fishing boat for catching wahoo, barracuda, marlin and many other species of game fish. The barrier reefs that surround Barbados are ideal for snorkeling or scuba diving. It is just not the reefs that make snorkeling and scuba diving exciting. There are over 200 shipwrecks located within a short boat ride from the shore. For the outdoor types, there is also horseback riding, kayaking, kite sailing, para-sailing and much more.


For those that are not “high” activity fans, there are the south and west coast beaches that offer miles and miles of white sand to sink your toes into. For the more energetic, the northern shore offers high cliffs overlooking the deep blue Caribbean Sea. Among the cliffs are secluded coves that are an ideal spot for an afternoon of relaxing without any interruptions.


For nightlife entertainment, along the Bay Street and the St.Lawrence gap, bar and restaurants offer live bands throughout the week. The Whistling Frog’s party nights should not be missed while in Barbados. Street parties, live bands and karaoke provide entertainment attended by many of Barbados' locals. Harbor Lights is an open air nightclub, set on a beautiful beach setting with live bands, DJ’s and they even have “Open Bar” deals. Barbados does offer a variety of shopping, including a duty-free zone. Perfumes, cigarettes, electronics, etc. are all available for your shopping pleasure.


Instead of tolerating the gloomy weather due in the fall in Great Britain, why not treat yourself to a Barbados Holiday, and get some sun! 

 

Categories: Caribbean

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