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Hi all,

 Our Travel Agent is suggesting Almond Casaurina Beach Resort in Barbados for our wedding (November 2012). I can't seem to find any threads with brides getting married in Barbados. We are from Vancouver BC and need a family friendly resort. Any insight or feedback is appreciated!

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Here is a link to the island subforum:

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/f/36/the-islands-weddings

 

And here is a link to the search results for threads containing Barbados:

http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/search.php?search=barbados

 

It seems that it's mentioned a lot in newbie threads, but it doesn't appear to have it's own thread.  Feel free to use this thread to post all the info that you find and eventually maybe this can be the information thread! 

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Hi McLecker,

 

I recently returned from Barbados and stayed next to the Almond.  To be honest, it's okay from what I saw.  It has a lot of grown trees, and it's at the end of the Gap area.  A bit of a walk, but the beach that is close to it is Dover Beach.  We found Dover Beach to have had a lot of big waves, so we took the bus ($2.00) to Accra which is not bad.  There is a resort called Accra.

 

I too am considering Barbados for my 2012 wedding and it's like pulling teeth as they don't offer all inclusive, and if they do, it's really expensive compare to your Cuba & DR destinations.  So I am racking my nerves.  If you do decide on a location, let me know, I am from Toronto so we're fellow Canucks. :)

 

I have some pictures of the Almond Resort if you PM me I can send it to you.  Oh! BTW, the exchange is $2.00 (Bajan dollars) to $1.00 Cdn.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

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Hi Jonesy, thank you very much for that info. Honestly, I didn't think Almond looked all that  great from the pics. Glad to know we were bang on. That was about the cheapest option from Vancouver ($2100) and anything more than that, I wouldn't be comfortable asking guests to pay.... so veto'ing Barbados. Good luck with you search! Hope you find something you love!

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Hi McLecker,

 

Yes, I think we found a place, it's quite cosy.  If you want details let me know, but if you've changed location entirely....good luck.  The prices I'm working with is quite far and the hotel looks great. 

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Sexyvt123 - Congrats on your engagement!  I'd love to hear more about your planing and actual wedding experience.  We're considering a June 2014 destination wedding at The Crane, with guests staying at Ocean Two since it's closer to night life in The Gap.  Most of our guests are coming from NY and Trinidad, so we also want planned activities for them like an island tour the day after the wedding.  Any insights that you have would be appreciated, because I'm not finding too many "real brides" that have posted online about their experiences at The Crane.  All the best with your planning!

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Hi Barbados Brides-To-Be, One of the activities I would recommend doing with your guest is renting the Stiletto Catamaran Cruise. These guys were absolutely fun, and their food was delish. I found their boat to be clean, safety was first and they were easy going. I've been to Barbados three times and all three times I've used them. I travelled from Toronto, but visit Trinidad frequently. We stayed in the Gap area by a little boutique apartment called "Le Meridan". Best of Luck...

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