Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Oh Barbados....how I would love to return!
I was looking through some photo files on my computer and came across the pictures from our vacation in January 2009. I can't believe how far away it feels - we went to Barbados for 2 weeks and it was heavenly. (What a cute little bum my boy has!)
After much debate, we decided to stay at a resort hotel for our time there. We thought it might be nice having all sorts of meal options and things available to us, considering we had our son (barely 2 years old at the time) with us.
For the first week, we stayed just outside of Speightstown. It is a cute little town, within walking distance from our hotel. We had the best lunch at the Fisherman's Pub - A very casual, local place, that served enormous helpings of all things "Bajan". I'm talking macaroni pie (I thought I died and went to heaven), cou cou, flying fish fritters, and numerous other baked and fried fishes and meats. I think the lady there thought my hubby was too thin, because his plate was piled so high, it could have easily fed 2 hungry men! (And he ate it all!)
The people in Speightstown were really friendly and I was interested to know that some of the architecture there is some of the oldest on the island.
For our second week, we went to a sister resort in St. Lawrence Gap (which is a really lively and busy strip of restaurants and bars.) Our place was in walking distance, but it felt really remote, which was nice. I was really impressed with this resort's lunch time buffet - I know buffets are usually not that great, but they had a huge assortment of freshly grilled fish and meat, and a ton of freshly steamed veggies and salads. I also liked all the fresh fruit they had out. I think the three of us had one of our best trips yet, and I would SO love to go back. But, Barbados isn't necessarily affordable to go for 2 weeks every year. We'll see if we can make it work for our trip this coming winter.
If you want to visit some of the most lovely beaches, and meet some wonderful people, and eat yummy food, Barbados is for you. Please try a flying fish sandwich. And some macaroni pie. And some local beer. And go to the Oistins Fish fry (every Friday night.) And go to Harrison's Caves. And hang out in Bridgetown. Ok, I could go on and on. (Sigh.)
Happy day dreaming,