Barbados Travel Guide

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Bridgetown

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64,186,21

Bathsheba

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18,60,3

Worthing

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17,37,10

Saint Lawrence

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17,58,12

Holetown

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3,9,5

Oistins

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11,35,1

Welchman Hall

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4,11,0

Speightstown

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9,20,1

Dover

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4,14,1

Garrison

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11,46,0

Animal Flower Cave

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2,5,0

Silver Sands

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0,0,2

Pie Corner

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2,5,0

Cattlewash

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1,3,1

Bridgetown

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  • The Crazy Man At Burger King

    Bridgetown Warnings and Dangers

    As I promised, here's my story about the crazy guy at Burger King.I'm writing this story for the Burger King next to the Fairchild Bus Terminal, as there is another one further in town.Their security guard needs to be fired, IMMEDIATELY! But this only leads to the question as to why this Burger King has a security guard in the first place.Although...

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  • Little Arches Hotel

    Bridgetown Hotels

    Enterprise Coast Rd, , Barbados, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Carlisle Bay Beach Bars

    Bridgetown Warnings and Dangers

    If you expect to be treated nicely by restaurant staff, avoid some of the beach bars at Carlisle. We were completely treated like trash.Here's what happened. It was hot outside, and we had been walking for quite a while, so we popped into this beachside restaurant called "Lobster Alive". We ordered two beers, and sat down at a table to drink them....

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Bathsheba

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  • Bathsheba Views

    Bathsheba Favorites

    We stayed in the area in 1996 at the time of the surfing competition in November. The coast was beautiful. There are long shallow approaches to the beach so there is a long stretch for the rollers of the ocean to turn into surf. In 2006, we drove through Bathsheba - the surfers (photo 3) were still there even if there was no organized competition....

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  • Atlantis Hotel

    Bathsheba Hotels

    Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Bathsheba, Barbados, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Beach Photraghpy at Bathseba

    Bathsheba Things to Do

    The east coast of Barbados is swept by the Alantic Ocean and is much more rugged than the Cirabbean side. The waves and winds and the tropical plants have created some great settings for photography. We were on a island bus tour so did not stay overnight but there are a couple of hotels in Bathseba.

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Worthing

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  • Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary

    Worthing Things to Do

    This was my favorite spot in the St. Lawrence area. This place is spectacular! If you're looking for some peace and quiet away from the noise and crowds of St. Lawrence Gap, this is a great place to come. This place truly is peaceful. You can relax under the gazebos, and hear nothing but birds, accept when I'm there. LOLThis beautiful sanctuary is...

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  • Coral Sands Beach Resort

    Worthing Hotels

    Worthing Beach, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Come For The Coffee, Stay For The Nature

    Worthing Restaurants

    This small café is located on the grounds of the picturesque, Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. From what I saw, they sell mostly sweets, like cakes and cookies. We didn't actually eat anything from here, as we weren't hungry, and I'm not a huge fan of sweets. We just bought a coke and coffee, so we could get inside the nature sanctuary. But I still...

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Saint Lawrence

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  • St. Lawrence Gap Sign

    Saint Lawrence Things to Do

    This sign has become a bit of a tourist attraction, and it's a custom for tourists like myself, to take pictures with the sign. It's just something you HAVE to do, while you're here. If you want to join the crowd, the sign is located along the main road, at the west end of the Gap.

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  • Southern Palms

    Saint Lawrence Hotels

    Travelled to this hotel shortly after 9/11 so it was extremely quiet. It is a very large hotel...

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  • The Aloe Man

    Saint Lawrence Local Customs

    This guy was hilarious! We had only been in town for about an hour, and barely made it a few yards from our hotel, when this local guy yelled at us from across the street, "Don't walk there, come walk over here on the sidewalk!" We went across the street to him, and he said, "Is this your first time on Barbados? Don't be sacred!", and greeted us...

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Holetown

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  • Smoke or Coke sellers

    Holetown Tourist Traps

    The rastas at Paynes Bay may offer you "smoke or coke". Once you refuse they will not hassle you again. The rastas seemed like good guys. There is a nice coral reef just off the shore at Paynes Bay where i swam with turtles, squid, and lots of amazing tropical fish. You may also get offered some natural aloe vera plant for your sunburn. I got some...

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  • The Sandpiper

    Holetown Hotels

    Holetown, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Bus to Bathsheba

    Holetown Transportation

    You can get to Bathsheba from Holetown quite easily. Take the bus to Speightstown and then from Speightstown to Bathsheba (9am from Speightstown). They are really cheap and you get to see lots of locals this way.

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Oistins

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  • Great Food, Bad Attitude

    Oistins Restaurants

    We came to Oistins for the Friday Night Fish Fry, and this is the restaurant we ate at. I didn't want to eat at the Uncle George's everyone recommended, as I like to try the places, that aren't so well known. Plus, I didn't feel it was fair to other restaurants in the area, especially since I heard the food quality is pretty much the same...

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  • Butterfly Beach Hotel

    Oistins Hotels

    Maxwell Main Road, Oistins, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Manchineel Trees

    Oistins Warnings and Dangers

    If you're planning to spend some time on the beach, be very careful what tree you sit, or put your stuff under. I saw some Manchineel trees, growing right on the swimming beach. Some are clearly marked, others are not. And unless you're good at botany, you won't know for sure if you're looking at one. Some unfortunate tourists had hung their stuff...

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Welchman Hall

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  • Welshman Hall Gully

    Welchman Hall Things to Do

    Welchman Hall Gully, located in the parish of St.Thomas, is a three-quarter mile (1.2km) long "gully" (really a garden) and home to a number of tropical plants trees, including nutmeg, bamboo, clove and palms. There was a self guiding tour which identified various interesting plants such as the toothpick tree. The green monkeys are supposed to...

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  • Great Views!

    Welchman Hall Restaurants

    This bar has great views over a couple of hills to the coast. Beautiful scenery helps you relax with a Banks in your hand. It also serves a limited number of dishes - check the blackboard for what's on offer during your visit. Macaroni pie - a great Bajan dish and a great snack prior to my walk in Welchman Hall Gully.

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  • Welchman Hall Gully

    Welchman Hall Things to Do

    Welchman Hall gully is a great place if you like hiking, plants and natural history. The gully has a tranquil feel and reminds you of how the island must have been 300 years ago. The gully has a tropical forest, in which you will find Barbadian and other exotic tropical plants. The gully is one of the last remaining tropical landscapes that is...

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Speightstown

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  • Beaches

    Speightstown Things to Do

    If you've seen everything there is to see in Speighstown, which isn't much, and you have some time to kill, you can do so at one of the town's many beaches. There are many to chose from, but the most popular are Almond Beach and Haywoods Beach. Accept for the ones at Almond Beach Village, and Port St. Charles, the beaches are basically just narrow...

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  • Cassandra 2

    Speightstown Hotels

    Road View, SPEIGHTSTOWN, BB

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Taxis Are Scarce

    Speightstown Transportation

    I know that just because I didn't see something, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist, but I was here for a good chunk of the day and didn't see a single taxi. If there are any, they are very scarce. If you're just visiting for a few hours as I did, a bus will get you here. However, if you are planning to get a hotel in Speighstown, and make this the...

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Dover

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  • Good selection

    Dover Shopping

    If you're staying in one of the hotels which have kitchenettes or in self-catering accommodation in the Dover area, this is a great place to stock up on some of the essentials. This (super)market also offers some hot dishes although I never got chance to try any of them as they were always sold out when I stopped in - always a good sign,...

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  • Turtle Beach Resort All-Inclusive

    Dover Hotels

    Dover, Barbados

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Not quite bargains!

    Dover Shopping

    Dover Beach facilities have a selection of shops at their seaside shopping area. The shops here are geared towards the tourists selling a selection of crafts, clothing and souvenirs. Prices are more reasonable than at the Chattel House Village but are still not some of the cheapest you can get - the street vendors in the area are best for prices....

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Garrison

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  • Take The Bus

    Garrison Transportation

    The bus is the cheapest way to get to the Garrison. It only costs 2 BBD, and it's really easy. just make sure you have exact change. There are three different types of buses, Blue Government Buses, Orange/Yellow private mini buses, and White Vans. They all run the same route, but the white vans run the most frequently. Every few minutes. Than the...

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  • Barbados Museum

    Garrison Things to Do

    The Barbados Museum is located on the NE end of the historic Garrison Savannah. The building itself was built between 1817 and 1853, and is a former British Military Prison, and is a beautiful example of British Colonial architecture. The museum showcases the entire history, culture, and ecosystem of Barbados, even showcasing the island's African...

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  • Changing Of The Sentry

    Garrison Things to Do

    Once a week from June to March, visitors to the Garrison are treated to a beautiful ceremony, known as the Changing of the Sentry. The ceremony has been taking place in front of the Main Guard since December 2011, and is a reenactment of a ceremony that dates back to the 1700s. "Sentry", is basically another word for guard, and the event is very...

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Animal Flower Cave

  • Cliffs around the Animal Flower Caves

    Animal Flower Cave Things to Do

    The scenery around the Animal Flower Caves is spectacular. You can walk along the edge and see the ruggedly-carved bay and awesome coast for free. It makes a nice place for a picnic lunch on a warm day. This is where some of the individual guided tours stop for a picnic.If the waves are crashing on the cliffs, you can still enter the caves, but you...

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  • Animal Flower Cave

    Animal Flower Cave Tourist Traps

    We drove out to the northernmost part of Barbados (St. Lucy Parish) to see the Animal Flower Caves. daily 0900-1700 : 809-439-8797. I expected to see the anenomes.We were told we had to pay a guide a fee to go through the caves, but there was no one available at that moment, so we bought sandwiches at the bar there and took them outside to eat....

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Pie Corner

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  • Hike in the country side. ...

    Pie Corner Off The Beaten Path

    Hike in the country side. This is in St.Lucy parish. The local people emphasized that these are not goats but sheep indeed!

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  • Walk along the Little Bay...

    Pie Corner Off The Beaten Path

    Walk along the Little Bay (north east part of the island). Take a bus with one transfer to this peaceful coastline area. We walked miles here for a whole afternoon, NONE else was there but us! Magnificent view. If you are brave enough, you can climb up to the top of this Donut Hole arch. You can hear the wave soaring, deep blue water splashes...

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Cattlewash

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  • Health Retreat

    Cattlewash Favorites

    In the old days, wealthy visitors came To Barbados to take advantage of the healthy climate. Cattlewash was one of the best known health resort areas because of the climate and fresh breezes. George Washington sent his half brother to Barbados to fight against a severe lung infection. The area is now very popular with Bajans for a get away in the...

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  • Kingsley Club

    Cattlewash Hotels

    Cattle Wash-on-sea, St Joseph, Saint Joseph

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  • Jul 5, 2013 at 4:17 AM

    Barbados is amazing my self and my husband have just returned from out third visit here and every time it seems to get better and better . We usually stay in an all inclusive resort but this time we decided to do a self catering holiday and rented a private villa and all I can say is wow !!! the rentals here are luxurious and any one looking at maybe renting when they visit should definitely consider using http://coldwellbankerbarbados.com/ as they were fantastic . Truelt beautiful part of the world !

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