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Barbados

One week in Barbados

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If you're Australian and my age or older, chances are you remember the Models' 80's hit, Barbados.
I don't know if they made it here, but after hearing it all those times on the way to school on EoN FM... I finally got here.
Everyone will have heard about Baijan singer Rhianna!!

Barbados

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... is a tiny flat island and often referred to as Little Britain. It's the most "British" of the islands, and riding around the suburbs on a bus, you could easily be in Kent during summer.
I stayed here for a week, surfing most of the time at the amazing beaches, and also got to see some of the amazing wonders there.

Beaches and Surfing

The beaches here are nothing short of spectacular - fine white sand and rolling waves.
The surf here is perfect!!

I surfed here with Zed's Surfing Academy. The local instructors here helped me lift my surf game immeasurably.
Folks from all over the world come to surf here. I surfed with folks from Canada, UK and Hong Kong!!

Nature

Harrisons cave is huge full of amazing stalagtites. The tour here is really worthwhile
There are some amazing anomalies in the coast as well as the pristine beaches.

We met these cheeky monkeys outside too...
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Shopping and Nightlife

Barbados isn't exactly a shopping or party mecca. I didn't find any malls though there probably are some.
All of the entertainment is centred around St Lawrence gap (where the best hotels are too).
I hit some of the nightclubs along there. The only jumping spot was the Old Jam Inn... they had an fantastic funk band playing and then the DJ blasted Soca and some Dancehall until 3am.
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Trinidad Stopover

I stopped for just two days in Trinidad on the way to Curacao. It was my second time there and I had a great time visiting some of the music clubs. The steel drum/pan was invented here - as was Calypso music and more recently, Soca.
I'm looking forward to going to Carnival here. Apparently Brian Lara hosts a charity party at his house every year for USD$250 per head, so my cab driver told me anyways.

The Hyatt Regency there is an absolute marvel!! This is the view from the pool as a massive storm approached...
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... on to Curaçao

Posted by SkinnyFists 12:39 Archived in Barbados Tagged surf barbados harrisons_cave models_band lawrence_gap little_britain Comments (0)

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