Where should we stay in Barbados?
March 12, 2009 1:07 PM Subscribe
My gf (25) and I (36) will soon be heading to Barbados and need a nice, cheap, quiet place to stay, as well as some suggestions on things to do and good places to eat.
posted by coolguymichael to travel & transportation around Barbados (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
It seems like most places in Barbados are either all-inclusive mega resorts (which don't interest us at all) or dumps. We want air conditioning and a really close beach, but don't really need much else. Online reviews have been semi-helpful, but it's hard to know how much one person's 5-star or 1-star rating is worth when you don't know what their expectations were to begin with.
Once again we're looking for:
3) On the beach
We may split the trip up so that part is spent near Bridgetown and part spent in the northeast, so any location is helpful. I'm aware of the multitude of websites devoted to this, but am really seeking first-hand recommendations.
We're also looking for fun things to do there and places to eat, preferably places with a native vibe. Cost is not a factor here.
While I'm here: We went to Belize (Caye Caulker) last year and loved it. Are there other places in the Caribbean that are inexpensive, laid back, and non-crowded, but still have good diving and great food and are safe?
Thanks for your help!