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Barbados: A taste of Paradise – Day 2

After a very comfortable sleep we woke very early (jetlagged!) So opted for an early breakfast. We were seated by the pool and guided to the extensive breakfast buffet. Omelettes and eggs were made to order, an array of cheeses, hams and pastries were also available as well as bacon, sausage, tomatoes, beans, cereals… The list is endless! Fresh coffee, tea and juices were served and the early caribbean sunshine shone as we tucked in to our first delightful meal of the day.

At 845, aqua aerobics commenced in the spa pool area. A gruelling workout but needed after the breakfast! It was a well attended class with about 10 ladies choosing to join in. There is a daily programme at the Tamarind with various activities for guests to choose from, however, if you’re anything like me you will find the best positioned sun lounger and set up camp there for the day!!

After 3 chapters of my book, a couple of naps and a dip in the sea it was time for lunch. Chicken ceaser salad served by the pool at the Tamarind was very reasonably priced, around 15 USD and was delicious! An afternoon of more relaxation followed… Although Tamarind is a B & B property, the friendly staff bring round fresh fruit refreshments, cold flannels and ice lollies throughout the day which are always very well received.

This evening I had planned to go to The House to see the recent refurbishments. The House is an adults only exclusive haven, a home away from home, situated next door to Tamarind and Daphne’s restaurant. With only 34 suites, this boutique property is ideal for romantic retreats. The bedrooms are all beautiful in design and layout and the ambassador service is a great concept, this is my favourite Elegant Hotels property.

We were treated to a mouthwatering watermelon martini on the decking of The House before dinner at Daphne’s. Daphne’s is also owned by Elegant Hotels and is one of the most awarded Italian restaurants on the island. The setting is picture perfect, right out on the beach and was clearly very popular among couples. The beef tenderloin was divine, served with a mushroom and truffle sauce, asparagus and mozzerella croquette potatoes, washed down with a bubbly prosseco. Three of us had 3 courses, a bottle of prosecco and a bottle of pinto grigio to a total cost of 300 USD which although might seem high, the setting, the service and the quality of food make for an unforgettable night and I would urge anyone staying in Barabdos to treat themselves to a night at this stunning establishment.

Our first full day in the sun, a lovely evening and delicious meal was the perfect way to kick start the holiday and we are all now completely relaxed and ready for tomorrow…




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