Caribbean Cruising '22: Beautiful Barbados

Suzanna Pinder on 11 March 2022
January has been a little different for me this year, fulfilling a long time ambition of sailing across the Atlantic! Setting off from Lanzarote, we made landfall in Barbados 18 days later. A mixed bag of weather and some fairly confused seas, but we generally enjoyed fair winds, fabulous fresh fish straight from the sea to plate, awesome star spotting and swimming in the middle of nowhere with over 5,000m beneath us - that was a bit eerie!

Exploring Barbados has been interesting. From the west coast, brimming with hotels and tourist hotspots, to the more chilled east coast and fun surf beaches, from opulent hotels to relaxed lodgings and fine dining to street side vendors, there’s certainly something and somewhere for everyone.

Barbados feels a very safe island and I can see why it is so popular with British Tourists. The leafy colonial style resorts and villas, palm fringed tranquil beaches, world renowned restaurants and perfect golf courses – it is an island exactly as described in the travel brochures!

There’s plenty of wildlife in Barbados too. We have seen many turtles bobbing about, dolphins dancing around the boats and cheeky monkeys swinging through the trees, even in the town centres!

Our last treat in Barbados was to see England play West Indies in the T20 cricket in Bridgetown (the very close 4th match). A great afternoon and a real highlight of our stay on the island.

Next on our itinerary is Grenada, before meandering up through the Caribbean chain. With no fixed plan, we will go where the wind blows us… so stay tuned for regular updates!

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