This was our 14th trip to Barbados and have always stayed on the South Coast and loved it. With heavy hearts we swapped to the West Coast this time, due to the sewage problems. So I thought I would just post about what we found different and our new experiences, (yes you can still find different things to do every trip).
The South has more traffic, partly due to the fact that there are no ZR’s on the West. This made getting home from anywhere so much quicker.
The sea in the south is mostly choppier plus there was a lot of seaweed. We always have enjoyed the West Coast beaches. Finally of course, the reason we moved, the sewage. We passed by several times and it varied each time, but it was smelly!
We found we had to walk further to restaurants on the West (we stayed at All Seasons Europa).
It was hotter and we were bitten by mossies or sand flies a lot more, despite trying everything.
Our new experiences this year, Cool Runnings Sunset Cruise, we have always done the lunch cruise, so that was different and we really loved it. We were also lucky enough to see a huge stingray as well as the turtles and fish. Waterfront Cafe Jazz night was thoroughly enjoyed. We visited Port St. Charles Yacht Club for lunch, swimming and lounging. It rained whilst we lunched but still a very good day.
Our favourite eating places were The Rum Stop at Limegrove, their Rum Punches were the best! The food was also good! Lemongrass again at Limegrove, The Beach House, lovely food but miserable waiter. Also Surfside especially on Sunday evening with the Steelpan band.
Overall that leaves us confused, do we choose South or West next year. Decisions, decisions!!