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Barbados Rain and Shine.

Sorry I haven”t written for a few days, the sun and all inclusive cocktails might have got the better of me!

Day 6:

The last 3 days have been spent between the pool, the beach, the waterfront restaurant and the bar. Reading, listening to music, swimming in the sea and just generally relaxing – total bliss.

On Sunday evening we decided to use the Elegant Hotels “dine around” programme. This means you can dine in ANY of their properties on the island whenever you like. As we are staying at one of their all inclusive properties, we get a huge discount from the menu prices and paid a set fee of 30 USD pp which allowed us to order up to 3 courses from the a la carte menu. As we had fallen in love with Tamarind so much, we decided to go back there to eat and enjoyed yet another delicious meal in a breathtaking beach/pool setting.

After a bottle of wine and three divine courses, we headed in to nearby holetown. There had been a big reggae festival on during the day and combining this with the fact it was a bank holiday weekend in Barbados, the atmosphere in holetown was fantastic. There was street Karaoke with locals and tourists taking their turn Danske Spil koncernen kontrolleresaf Spillemyndigheden00:00Hent vores online casino danmark klient og kom hurtigt og nemti gang med at spille alle vores online casino danmark spilVores spilleautomater er fyldt med sp?nding, bonusrunder og ekstra funktioner. on the mic, numerous bars/shacks open offering delicious cocktails with varied music and of course the infamous piano bar… It was lovely to see everybody together dancing, drinking and singing. Its not many caribbean islands you can do this with the locals and feel totally safe, one of the other things I love about Barbados.

Day 7:
Unfortunately today was a bit of a washout weather wise, we”d never seen rain like it! The caribbean weather can often be showery but it was unusual to get a full day of rain in April. Their rainy season is May – November making the best time to do December – April. Barbados is a very popular christmas/new year destination for tourists, but make sure you book early to get a reasonable flight rate and the hotels book up very far in advance, most with a minimum stay of 7 nights enforced over the peak periods.

As we”d been in our room most of the day we decided to dine out this evening. Turtle Beach is located right next to St Lawrence Gap which is the liveliest “party” area of Barbados with a wide selection of bars and very good restaurants to choose from. We opted for mexican “Cafe Sol” which was a superb, friendly restaurant over looking the bay. After two jugs of sangraia, fajhitas, tachos and buffalo wings we were suitably full and made the sort walk back to the hotel for our nightcap before bed.

Day 8:
We didn”t leave the resort once today, there was no need! The sun was well and truly back out to play so we made the most of our time on the perfect beach here, having breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel.

We chose to dine at the Waterfront restaurant which was offering an a la carte menu instead of the usual buffet. It was a very nice meal in a lovely setting – you can”t beat “on the beach” dining in the Caribbean!

All that sun had taken its toll and we headed to bed for an early night in our huge suite…

 

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