MJ and I had a great time on our trip to Barbados. We rented a van and explored most of the island. I’d give this a very good rating compared to most Caribbean islands. Here is what I loved about it:
· The people are amazing and super friendly
· Around every corner is another outstanding beach….white powder sand
· Every water sport is available: surfing, sailing, scuba, snorkeling, etc…
· The geography is unique, with lots of variation around the island
· They have good infrastructure (water, electric, etc…)
· The weather is a great at an average daily temperature of 86 degrees with over 3,000 hours of sun per year
· Sea turtles…. It feels like every beach along the west coast has turtles…. Well maybe not every beach, but Carlisle Bay and Paynes Bay for sure…. Probably more, but those are the ones I can confirm.
· Churches. There are eleven parishes (sort of like a county) on the island. Each parish has a major historic church that dates back to the late 1700s or early 1800s. These are like the central hub of religion for each parish…or at least they used to be back in the day.
· Oh…did I mention the people. I have meet many friendly people in the past, but I don’t think I’ve seen or met a group as friendly as the Bajan people (Bajan means someone from Barbados)
Anyway, tonight’s picture is from Bottom Bay Barbados. This is a beach on the south coast with a wide expansive beach with smooth rolling waves riding onto the shore. The beach is semi enclosed by high coral cliffs, providing this panoramic view of the south shore. It has some cool tall palm trees that help make it beautiful and a cool atmosphere.
Our hotel has a great beach (really great), but Bottom Bay might be my favorite just because of it’s setting.