Barbados Journals

Barbados: Home to Flying Fish

A March 2004 trip to Barbados by smilingtraveller

Time Out at the Gap Photo, Christ Church, Barbados More Photos
Quote: A 3 day weekend in Barbados had me sitting in pink sands, enjoying Stalagmites in a hidden Cave and shopping in the downtown--plenty of fun!

Time Out at the Gap

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Time Out at the Gap Photo, Christ Church, Barbados
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I was curious what Barbados would be like, so I embarked on a lone 3-day weekend away from my Caribbean home at the time. The Time Out at Gap is a nice hotel and offers everything for someone who isn’t looking for an upscale place. Time Out is located in the St. Lawrence area, and although I thought I was going to be in the middle of all the action, I wasn’t. The Gap is located almost in a village that has other hotels, restaurants, and pub/dance areas, but not really the places where locals hangout. It’s safe to walk down by yourself to a restaurant/pub and grab a bite to eat/drink.I ate at Whistling Frog and Restaurant and Bar. They make a really good mac and cheese pie. The local cuisine is Creo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Time Out at the Gap
St. Lawrence Gap
Christ Church, Barbados
+246-420-5021

Bridgetown

Attraction | "Shopping District"

Bridgetown Photo, Bridgetown, Barbados
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There are many places to shop in Bridgetown, and they are all accessible by a good shuttle bus from your hotel. I walked around and looked into many typical tourist stores that carry magnets to mugs with Barbados written all over them. I found the prices in U.S. dollars (being a Canadian) to be quite annoying since I felt like I was in the U.S., and not in Barbados.The island is very North American, and lacks the feeling that you get when visiting St. Lucia or Trinidad. I suppose the British had more of a lasting impression! The exchange when I went was $1 to C$3. There is a Woolworths downtown, along with many high end jewellery stores, such as Colombian Emeralds. On the bridge, there are ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Bridgetown

Bridgetown
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Bridgetown

Attraction

Bridgetown Photo, Bridgetown, Barbados
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The heart of Barbados is located around Trafalgar Square. It hosts many high end stores and restaurants, but I enjoyed the architecture and people- watching the most. You are safe to take a walking tour of the downtown by foot, but be prepared to wear a hat, it can get really hot! I saw the monument dedicated to Lord Nelson which was erected in 1813. I also learned a lot about the history of Barbados through chatting with locals. They told me about the National Flag and flowers. Check out my photos to learn for yourself.!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 17, 2006

Bridgetown

Bridgetown
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Harrison's Cave

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Attraction

Harrison's Cave Photo, Barbados, Caribbean
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This is a delight from being in the sun all day. I spent most of my time in Barbados on the beach so I was looking for something out of the sun and unique—this was it! The Harrison's Cave is a natural wonder (one of Barbados' seven wonders) that has accumulated bedrock chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and forming pedestals from the ground. Technically they are known as stalactites (ceiling) and stalagmites (ground). These magnificent deposits are accumulated limestone that hardens and forms this huge unique pillars. There is very fresh, clean water cascading over each corner. When you arrive, you pay around $12 to $17 to enter the park and inside they take you on a tram that des...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 3, 2006

Harrison's Cave

Welchman Hall, Barbados
(246) 438-6640