St. Lawrence Gap, , Barbados, Caribbean
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Baby Gate ??
Hello, we will be arriving in Barbados in 4 weeks time and will have a full Saturday to do some shopping in Bridgetown !!! just to speed up the shopping side of our day we will be looking to buy some kind of Baby safety gate, you know, the kind that keeps them from going upstairs or into the kitchen etc.Well, we was wondering if anyone had any ideas of where to get one in town,any shop names etc would be a great help to us.
Thanks very much for your time in reading this and all the best, Paul,Michelle and Marley.
Re: Baby Gate ??
Woolworth in Bridgetown might cell them. Krackerjack Kidz at Sheraton Mall (and I think they have a store in Canewood, but not sure, and unless you know Barbados or have a taxi, you might not be able to find it. DaCosta Mannings might have (not sure).. they have a store in the Warrens area but also at Sheraton Mall.
let me just warn you, if you can find this item, it will likely not be cheap. How long are you in Barbados.. and do you really need one.
Travel Tips for Bridgetown
If you are Jewish, you might...
If you are Jewish, you might not want to miss the Synagogue there (the photo shows the backyard of it), it is a simple and small one. If you are not, and not interested, there are other small churches to visit. We are interested mainly in the architecture of those. Every parish has its own main church, sometimes from those little churches, you can have a grand view of the countryside.
Dive Dottins Reef
Close to the wreck site is a reef that runs parallel to the coast - Dottins Reef - average depth here is around 14 - 18 meters making it an easy and relaxing dive. Lots of different corals and again it is teeming with fish both on the reef and also in mid-water.
The Boatyard beckons in Bridgetown
"Take me to the Boatyard!"
This town's actually a very nice looking town. It reminded me a bit of my town back home. Although I didn't get a chance to truly explore the entire town, it's quite a colorful place full of winding roads, crazy drivers and taxis!
Bridgetown is the capital and only major city of Barbados. Over 100,000 people live within the city and its surrounding areas.
As a popular cruise ship port, the town has a reputation for its duty-free shopping. I wasn’t there to shop, just to sightsee really, but the prices didn’t see to be particularly low. I’m sure there are plenty of bargains to be had, but I’d have been disappointed if the purpose of my visit had been to do some shopping!
The town retains a lot of evidence of its history under British rule. For example, there is a High Street and a statue of Lord Nelson, as well as various impressive colonial buildings and a racecourse.
I visited Bridgetown from the resort of Worthing. It is a short 10 minute minibus journey away and, in my opinion, half a day is enough time to see the worthwhile sights.
After leaving the central bus station, I entered the city through Independence Arch (pictured above), over Chamberlain Bridge which straddles the Careenage and brings you to National Heroes Square and the statue of Lord Nelson. There are some nice fountains in the square, and this is a good place to take photos of the Parliament Buildings.
After leaving the square, the best direction to head is along The Wharf. This is a leisurely walk and provides good views of the Careenage and the boats docked there.
Broad Street, which runs inland from the Lord Nelson statue, is said to be the heart of the city’s shopping area. This is where the famed DaCostas Mall is located – a mall with a couple of dozen shops, housed in a conspicuous pink and white colonial building.
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- Rostrevor Barbados
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Address: St. Lawrence Gap, , Barbados, Caribbean