“Duh is more in de mortar dan de pestle” – there is more to this than meets they eye!
A fair few years ago now, I visited Barbados…..the memories I took away from here are still so real, I am excited to share them with you.
Barbados will always have a place in my heart as I experienced one of the favourite moments of my life here, swimming with giant turtles. I went on a Turtle and Snorkeling Catamaran tour and it was just amazing. Swimming next to these beautiful ancient animals in their natural surrounding is enchanting, they are literally an arms stretch away, you can even see the smiles on their faces.
To me Barbados really showed me what the Caribbean spirit was all about. You don’t have to hide away in large All Inclusive hotels, in fact one of the best things is to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, eating in the local Bajan cuisine. We ate at Oistins Fish Fry, right on the beach next to the fish market – grilled fish, macaroni pie and a bottle of beer made for a great night out. There’s even a DJ in the height of the season.
As you would imagine, the beaches are fantastic – soft white sand, palm trees and beach shacks! It really is the image from a travel magazine.
Hiring a car, we got out and about to explore the island. Heading over to the east coast is like going from white to black, the contrast is incredible! With its wild coast line and uninhabited stretches of beach, it’s well worth grabbing a picnic or snack from a local street vendor and spending in some time out watching the surfers.
Jumping back in the car head down to the capital – Bridgetown. Here you can really feel the rhythm of the local culture with its colourful building, mixed with the history and architecture of one of the Unesco World Heritage sites including historic Heroes Square and its Garrison – oh and the shopping is fabulous!
There really is so much to this beautiful island, and it is a place that would suit everyone. I hope I’ve been able to give you a quick insight into my favourite parts.
Thanks for reading.
Ps. Have your camera at the ready for when the sunset – the sand turns pink, it’s pretty spectacular!