Barbados. This little island in the sun is special to me for so many reasons. Getting on a flight to Barbados was a priority as it is a family favorite destination. I found so much more than I ever expected when I arrived.
First things first… I cannot gloss over the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Without it, many people and families wouldn’t be who or what they are today. Barbados acknowledges that part of their history with a few monuments.
Explore the shopping near Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. The area is colorful and great for walking around whether you are planning to shop or not.
Naturally, food options are plentiful on the island. One of my first stops was a beautiful place on the beach. My feet were literally in the sand and as soon as I took my last bite, I was off to play in the water.
I make the fish fry a priority on any Caribbean Island (even though I’m not a big seafood person). The fish fry in Barbados is probably the best one I’ve ever been to. I literally sat shoulder-to-shoulder with a complete stranger because it was the only way to eat my food at a table. There was dancing and all sorts of fun to be had.
St. James is the oldest Church in Barbados. I actually have ties to this island and the Church specifically because the stained glass window was donated by one of my ancestors.
I went to JuJu’s Beach Bar before snorkeling with the turtles. It’s a cute spot with great drinks.
Make the trip to Animal Flower Cave. You won’t regret it. The views are beautiful and you can jump the cliff like the locals. If you jump, you swim back through the cave. I have a fascination with sharks and wanted to go looking for them but my fellow travelers weren’t so into that idea. Maybe next trip.
St. Nicholas Abbey
If I had any real photography skills, I would do a photoshoot here. I’m also not sure why it hasn’t already been used. The natural shapes of the trees were incredible.
Cherry Tree Hill
Don’t make the mistake of skipping this area. It really is one of the most beautiful views in the entire world. I’ve traveled the globe and this is one of those breathtaking views you really just have to be grateful for. There are some sweet people selling pearls and other gems in this area. I think it’s worth a few Barbadian dollars for a keepsake for sure.