Perfect 20th Anniversary Getaway
My wife and I wanted something very special for our 20th wedding anniversary and Barbados was the ideal choice! The beautiful website pictures pale in comparison to the REAL thing. Crisp blue skies, crystal clear water, hypnotic waves whooshing against the beach, private pool, solitude right in the middle of all the action - perfect, perfect, perfect! Better than anything we had ever experienced, even Hawaii.
The condo location was fabulous, on the water and right across from the best happy-hour and late night clubs on the island. Our bedroom was downstairs so we were not disturbed by any of the many late-late-night entertainment clubs. Huge bathrooms, bedrooms and storage, very modern kitchen with everything we needed, and a veranda view that stretched for hundreds of blue-sky miles. Certainly the best value of the many, many rentals we reviewed.
We first toured the island via private taxi to get the "big picture". It was worth the fare. Later we walked the short distance along the harbor to catch local buses (75 cents US) for shopping and dining along the west coast. Very easy.
We love fish and dining out was such a delicious treat. Friday night's Fish Fry was the BEST food and very inexpensive. Every meal, whether at a cafe or fine restaurant, was superb - flying fish, marlin, mahi mahi, kingfish, shrimp - all fresh with beautiful presentation. Even the tap water is enjoyable.
Jane made our planning and arrival so easy. She answered every possible newbie question and supplied us with a ton of visitor pamphlets and great recommendations. I cannot say enough about the kind, caring, and professional staff. Jerry (evening watchman) was a fountain of heart-warming insight into the true Bajan life.
And oh - I've never heard so much laughter and seen so many bright gleaming smiles. Bajans are blessed and they pass those blessings on to their visitors. We always felt safe and received warm greetings from dozens of strangers. I think everyone works for the Visitor Bureau because folks would greet us on the street and ask if we were enjoying our time. I believe their strong Christian faith gives the entire island its peaceful atmosphere.
So much to see and do, yet quiet, slow and very romantic. I'm already trying to determine how we can retire to this paradise on Earth.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 10/10
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