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5 Things You Have To Experience On A Barbados Vacation [GALLERY]

Don’t you hate when people rub it in- showing you their vacation photos?  Ok, I’m not doing it for that reason.  I’m actually trying to show you that you can have a great time and not totally break the bank when you go to the Caribbean.  Here are some tings (I mean THINGS) to do, mon, when visiting Barbados, for example.

Barbados ju jus
photo by Richie Phillips



First and foremost, check out the myriad of restaurants. Some are really not that expensive, but you have to go off the beaten path.  There are many smaller places that have great ambience, are really near the water, and awesome seafood (check out the blackened flying fish, for example)

barbados beaches
photo by Richie PHillips

All beaches are PUBLIC, so you can walk, plop yourself down, jump in the water, look for shells -whatever!

shell art
Photo by Richie Phillips

Go into the stores and check out some of the local art.  This was taken in a shop that specialized in items made of shells.  Holy crap, I honestly enjoyed a store that didn’t have electronics in it.  What’s happened to me?

snorkeling Barbados
photo by Richie Phillips

Do some snorkeling.  Again, not the most expensive thing in the world, especially if you buy your gear at Walmart here at home and bring it with you.  That big blob in the middle of the picture is a sea turtle, by the way.   Here’s a better shot.

barbados turtle
photo by Richie Phillips

His head came up for air – although I think he was actually trying to score some food.

Catamaran Barbados
photo by Richie Phillips

Ok, this was a little expensive.  It cost about $100/person ($200 Barbados dollars) .  Kids were about $75.00 each.  But you’ll never forget a catamaran ride in the Caribbean.  The waters are indescribable.

barbados sunset
photo by Richie Phillips

Bonus thing to do – and it costs you nothing.  Check out the sunsets.  OMG!

As far as airfare, we (I mean Dorrie)  found flights for $400 each flying out of JFK.  So we drove there and took off.  Don’t discount JFK, BTW.  They were extremely efficient taking us  through customs, and we couldn’t believe how easy it was.

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What’s your favorite vacation spot?  Have you found any reasonable ones?  Let us know in the comments below.









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