| Originally Posted by becks |
Barbados is great! The beaches are beautiful, the locals are SO, SO nice!
It's pricey, but not so much so that you're totally floored. It's a former british colony (still part of the commonwealth). The history there is amazing - so many beautiful old churches, so many interesting former inhabitants.
There is a wide range of hotels - from true economy venues to mid-priced AI's (the Almond Resorts group is good), right on up to Sandy Lane, where you can spend thousands per night. We stayed at the Hilton (used my HiltonHonors points) and LOVED it!
They arranged a once-around-the-island tour for us and it was great - went to the rum factory, beaches on the other side of the island, a couple of old churches... so much fun!
I'm trying to post a couple of photos - but photobucket keeps crashing when I try to resize. Let me work on it a bit.
UPDATE: Okay, managed the photobucket thing - here are a couple of photos:
The Hilton beach and pools:
thanks for the pictures, it does look so beautiful there