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Barbados 'not on a budget'

A March 2002 trip to Barbados by Holiday Jo

Quote: I spent 10 days in Barbados with my partner, and had an absolutely fabulous, if not expensive, time. We managed to see both sides of the island as we stayed twin centre, one week in Crane Beach and the second at St. Lawrence Gap.

Barbados 'not on a budget'

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Overview

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If I had to pick my favourite moments, they would have to be: The view from Crane Beach Timeshare. As you can imagine, the timeshare is directly on Crane Beach, which is one of the most famous beaches in Barbados and is located on the southeast coast. The beaches were white sand and there was a nice breeze to keep us cool whilst we climbed down the cliffs to the beach. Barbados Wildlife Reserve. This was an experience not to be missed; just be careful where you walk, as you will find tortoises and other animals in your pathway, and these are huge. I loved the monkey reserve; at certain times during the day, they have a feeding session where all the monkeys come out of the trees and c...Read More

The Crane Residences

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Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:Crane Beach is on its own, quite remote from any other areas, so a car is an essential. We hired a mini Moke from the resort, which was very reasonably priced and was the perfect size for the two of us. By far the best thing nearby is Crane Beach. It is just a few steps down the cliff front to the beach and the view from the top is absolutely amazing. Crane Beach is named as one of the 10 best beaches in the world and it is easy to see why. It has white/pink sands, blue sea, and if you just walk along the beach for 10-15 minutes, you would think you were the only people on the beach. Perfect! If you are feeling active and want to see the island, then Crane Beach is ...Read More

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

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Attraction

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This is by far one of my top attractions in Barbados, as you are allowed to get so close to the animals to the point where you have to watch under your feet so as not to tread on any them. One of the most terrifying things for me was the giant tortoises -- they were huge and just wander around the pathways so you have to watch where you walk. They also have a snake and spider sanctuary, and they are so close up they give you a fright, but these at least are behind glass so you don’t need to worry. As you walk around the park, there are signs dotted around that tell your lots about the animals, their habitats, and what happens to them in Barbados. All of these are fascinating and make ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 3, 2004