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If you have the opportunity - GO GO GO


#1

I’ve been to Barbados three years in a row and my recommendation is that if you have the opportunity to go…GO GO GO!! I fell in love with this island the first time I visited and it holds a very special place in my heart. I’ve travelled to other caribbean destinations, and each has its own beauty about it, but still nothing compares to Barbados. sigh Unfortunately, I’m unable to comment on the hotels because I was staying in Christ Church at a private residence, but my parents visited Barbados for the first time this January (for the jazz festival) and they had nothing but good things to say about the Accra Beach Resort.

Just be aware that your expenses on the island will be considerably higher than in places like Cuba and the Domenican Republic. Food is quite expensive depending on your financial situation, and most resorts are not all-inclusive but have a meal plan option, and a flight alone can run about $600-800.

Regardless, this is my heaven!

If anyone needs any specific information about this island and things to do, please don’t hesitate to ask.


#2

Hi Pati,
Do you have any idea on general car rental costs compared to the other destinations?


#3

Unfortunately, I’m unable to help you in this respect. The people we stayed with had their own vehicles so this is an aspect I never looked into.


#4

I have just rented a small car with ac and lockable from LEISURE auto rental for about 300 USD for 10 days.

Pati…any good and inexpensive restuarants…bistros…local dinners???


#5

Hi Pati!
Just noticed that you were in the Czech Repulblic recently… so were we! Where did you stay? Did you see any of the countryside? We were planning to go to Budapest, too, but it didn’t pan out… Would love to hear your comments…

We also loved Barbados… very expensive, though!

Gardengal


#6

Car rental was $ 800 US for two weeks in February. We always rent a car and found that the prices have improved over the past 10 years. Hertz, Budget and the likes of them do not exist on Barbados. The island promotes local business and you will have a wide variety available to you. Start searching on the web for further information. For years we have rented with Mangera and found his services to be wonderful. He is listed in the yellow pages on the island and I imagine guest services could assist with a phone number as well.


#7

Ever seen anyone metal detecting on the beaches-the machines that go beep-beep-beep

Thanks
OttawMarc


#8

Gardengal,

WOW, it’s been quite some time since I’ve been online here…have to get back in touch with my travelling buddies!! But yes, Czech Republic was beautiful, and we got to see quite a bit of the countryside as we rented a car and drove from Prague to Wroclaw, Poland (for a cousin’s wedding). It was quite the ride.

Returning to Barbados on Dec 17th…seems that place has a hold on me…I was there in February of this year as well…I won’t complain ;D