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Barbados

Barbados

October 25, 2013 No Comments Awash in balmy breezes, lush wildlife, and steeped in history that includes real pirates of the Caribbean, the island of Barbados has long captivated visitors from far and wide. It was named Los Barbudos or “the bearded ones” by the Spanish after the island’s fig trees which have a bearded appearance with their long vine-like ...

 

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Mount Gay Rum Distillery, Barbados

Mount Gay Rum Distillery, Barbados

May 11, 2011 No Comments Mount Gay Rum is the world’s oldest rum, dating back to 1703. Although it may not be your typical children’s venue, we did take ours along (ages 7 and 9) for the short informative tour (being a short tour kept their interest as well as ours), but skipped the tasting session. It was interesting to learn ...

 

Atlantis Submarine Tour, Barbados

Atlantis Submarine Tour, Barbados

May 11, 2011 No Comments The Barbados Atlantis Submarine is a fun, safe and comfortable way for people of all ages to explore the rich marine life in the dazzling waters of the Caribbean Sea.  We took our 2 children (ages 7 and 9) on this exciting tour. After a short ferry ride on a boat that took us out ...

 

Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

Welchman Hall Gully Barbados

May 10, 2011 No Comments A tropical lush rain forest, the Welchman Hall Gully in Barbados is a sensual delight for hiking and nature lovers. With its dense vegetation, one gets the feel for what the island was like a few hundred years ago when it was first discovered. It is like a place out of the movie Jurassic Park. We ...

 

St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, Barbados

St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, Barbados

May 9, 2011 No Comments One of Barbados’ most historic landmarks, St. Nicholas Abbey is a Jacobean Mansion built in 1658. The plantation and its buildings appear as they did for several centuries, and include the great house, a rum and sugar bond, a boiling house, and the plantation itself. The residence is open for touring by the public where ...

 

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Farley Hill National Park, Barbados

Farley Hill National Park, Barbados

May 9, 2011 1 Comment Farley Hill National Park, located in St. Peter, Barbados, near the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, is a 17-acre lush property with mahogany trees and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. The ruins of the great 19th century manor on the property lend an old world dilapidated grace to the landscape. Several times a year, Farley Hill ...

 

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Harrison’s Cave Barbados

Harrison’s Cave Barbados

May 8, 2011 No Comments One of the natural wonders of the Caribbean, Harrison’s Cave is located in the heart of Barbados in St. Thomas, close to Welchman Hall Gully and Forest Reserve. This amazing phenomenon is comprised of a series of living caverns with underground lakes and waterfalls, stalactites and stalagmites. It is a massive stream cave system at ...

 

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Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

May 8, 2011 3 Comments Barbados Wildlife Reserve Welcome Sign Better than a traditional zoo, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is an open sanctuary in the Grenade Hall Forest where animals roam freely in a lush mahogany  grove across the road from the Farley Hill National Park in St. Peter. It has the feeling of a primeval wood with a tropical ...

 

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Barbados – Our Tropical Paradise Family Vacation

Barbados – Our Tropical Paradise Family Vacation

May 6, 2011 2 Comments Barbados – “Los Barbudos” – or the bearded ones – was named by the Spanish after the island’s fig trees which have a bearded appearance with their long vine-like hanging roots. It is the eastern-most Caribbean island and quite unique in that it was formed by the merging of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates, ...