My husband & I just spent 12 wonderful, sunny hot days in Barbados. Paul's condo is lovely and convenient. Nice to be a 15 minute walk to the large grocery store in Oistins, as we didn't want to eat every meal out. We walked to the Gap on three occasions to eat. Had dinner at Sharky's (yummy coconut shrimp) and try Bliss Cafe for breakfast or lunch. Excellent waffles and panini sandwiches. Beautiful fresh juices. If you like Mexican, try Cafe Sol in the Gap as well. Pretty view. Of course, if you are there on a Friday, the Fish Fry in Oistins is a must. If you don't like crowds, go on a night other than Friday. We spent a nice morning on the beach in Oistins and had lunch at Surfers Cafe. Sit on the terrace overlooking the beach if you can. Only two tables though. We did most of our swimming at the little beach across the road, which is so convenient. Pick up a roti from the food truck in front Bougainvillea Beach Resort down the road and have lunch on Maxwell Beach. Our of our two highlights was swimming with the turtles. Charles is the best guide and really knows his stuff. Excellent instruction if you've never snorkelled before and he provides the gear, if you don't have any. We probably swam with 25 turtles. Exploring the wrecks was fun too and we got to watch Charles free dive 50 meters!!! He'll arrange a driver to pick you up and drop you off after the tour. Better to call him to arrange a tour. Only takes 8 at a time. http://www.cliffsharker.com/en/
Second highlight was seeing the horses swimming. We had Bertie pick up at 5:45am and drive us into Bridgetown to Carlisle Bay to see the race horses having their morning wash and swim. Such a beautiful sight. You can walk up to the Garrisson Savannah Race Track as well. Just follow a horse and handler after their swim. After seeing the track and a few jockeys out with their horses, we had the breakfast buffet at the Raddisson overlooking the beach. After breakfast, we walked down the beach and rented chairs for the morning. Beautiful beach with crystal clear, calm water. Just perfect for swimming. Before heading back to the condo, we had lunch on the beach at Lobster Alive. Very good! One thing we didn't squeeze in was a Safari Tour to the other side of the island. Wish we had but we are such beach bums!! Drink lots of water!! Thanks again Paul. Will definitely recommend for people like us who are not interested in all inclusive resorts.
Cheers from Nova Scotia, Canada ~ Ronnie&Kevin