Dear Barbados, I love you. Your skin warming sunshine, more than welcoming and accommodating people with their Bajan accents, decadent food (shocking, I know), cute and curious creatures and beautiful resorts have me missing you already. It was 5 days of pure bliss. The perfect combination of exploring, relaxation, partying and adventures. It could not have been a better island experience. Let’s dance.
I didn’t know how to break up these entries originally so I am just going to separate them up by days and give you a tour sunrise to sunset around the island with random facts and experiences thrown in there. Usually I would have written while there but I was way too preoccupied exploring everything the island had to offer with the beau… You know how it is.
So the first day we went out on a boat, just the two of us and Brian. Brian Gibson- he is the man and I highly recommend him if you stay on the West Coast of the island by the Tamarind Hotel where we stayed- which I also highly recommend. And when I say “highly recommend” I’m serious, just do it and thank me later.
Here are some photos of the resort:
View from our porch.
My type of pool:)
The view…I know.
Okay back to the adventure. So Brian took us out to snorkel with the turtles, thousands of fishies and then we explored the sunken shipwreck. So calm and peaceful, you just get lost in the sea and the view of the island from the water was breathtaking. Definitely good for the mind, body and soul. Yes I am extremely intellectual from time to time. Weird, I know.
While we were out there for two hours Brian snapped some photos of us and emailed them to me later that night. How cool is that? These candid photos are prized possessions compared to those cheesy dolphin ones you get in Mexico or the Bahamas, you know? So editorial. (insert hair flip emoji). He was surprisingly a great photographer plus he let us use the camera down there. On top of all this greatness we had some Banks beer and Rum punch on board which was pretty sweet as well. In that moment there was not one more thing I could ask for. Completely content.
Fun Fact: The locals do not call themselves Barbadians (for obvious reasons-sounds like barbarians) but Bajans. Pronounced Bayjan.
Then we had a let lunch at Daphne’s and this sounds random but wow their olives are really on point.
Then later that night we explored 1st and 2nd street in Holetown and ate at The Mews. Such a quaint and cozy restaurant. I asked for the vegetarian menu and the owner came over and asked me to describe what I would like and then made me a special dish. Amazing. He seemed as if he were a younger retired man from Europe. Kind of living the life. Not mad at it.
Oh and if you feel like doing a little luxury shopping, they have that across the street as well with a bar in the middle. And no do not worry, the stores are not open at night so you will not make an purchases you can’t remember.
Keep an open mind and love.
Quotes of the day:
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
— Marcel Proust
“All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien