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#11 MsShelley

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    Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:28 AM

    Quote:
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    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:

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    The bay

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    thanks for the pictures, it does look so beautiful there

    #12 pryzeless

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      Posted 15 March 2008 - 11:36 AM

      It is one of the stops on our honeymoon cruise but I don't know much about it. Haven't started my cruise port research yet. If anyone knows, where is the best place to go if you only have 1 day?

      #13 Lorilou

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        Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:00 PM

        Shelley,
        I've been to Barbados for 10 days in Oct. 2006. it was FANTASTIC. you are right, the beaches were great. The people very friendly. The inexpensive food was all fried, so that was a downer. you can get good food, just have to pay more. we ended up getting breakfast and lunch from the grocery on most days and then went out to dinner. we stayed near Christchurch which is where the bars and restaurants are. We did a submarine tour, snorkeled and shopped downtown. it was lovely. I'll see if i can post some pics.

        #14 MsShelley

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          Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:03 PM

          thank you, that sounds great!

          #15 Lorilou

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            Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:07 PM

            Click the image to open in full size.
            private beach on snorkel trip
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            Beach in front of hotel and saw sea turtles every day.
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            view from room

            #16 MsShelley

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              Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:09 PM

              thank you Lori, for posting these. I think you have helped me make up my mind. Barbados it is!

              #17 Lorilou

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                Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:14 PM

                no problem. the weather was FANTASTIC and the beaches were the most beautiful i've ever seen. Good luck and if you have any other questions, let me know.

                #18 MsShelley

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                  Posted 15 March 2008 - 01:15 PM

                  I will, thank so much

                  #19 montegobay09

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                    Posted 11 November 2008 - 01:28 PM

                    We initially began planning our wedding for Barbados in April 2009 because FI is from there. We were basing our decision on 2008 prices and had even decided on a resort. Then, when the 2009 prices came out we were shocked to see that the AI cost per person would be upwards of $3000 per person. While we were willing to pay that, we couldn't ask our guests to pay that much so we decided to stick with a DW but just a more affordable one. We plan on going to Barbados in 2010 as an anniversary honeymoon.




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