Scrapbook: Barbados

I’ve had a bunch of family staying with me for the past ten days, and I’m super, super sad to see them leave today=( It’s always so much fun to play hostess and to spend some rare quality time together.

When my husband and I decided to move to Barbados, we knew we would be giving up precious time with our family and friends. No more summer bbq’s, Thanksgivings, or pumpkin picking. No more Christmas Eve’s spent with the entire family, but living in paradise does have its perks. We can treat our family to a fabulous vacation! And the best part about having guests is getting to see the island through a tourist’s eyes. When you live somewhere, it’s easy to forget about the cool things your country or city has to offer. So I put together a bit of a scrapbook about Barbados, the island I call home…for now (being an expat means a move is inevitable)!

The turquoise sea and white sandy beaches beckon you from the plane!

Grab a bucket of beer at Bert’s bar. Banks is the local beer of Barbados.

Since it’s a former British colony, British sports are very popular. Take in a cricket match at Kensington Oval, or head to one of the many polo fields and watch a polo match. Don’t forget the Champagne!

Take a catamaran tour and and snorkel with the beautiful sea turtles!

Sea turtle

Fields of sugar cane produce wonderful rum. It flows like water here! Find a rum shack with a view, or take a tour of the local distilleries, like Mount Gay or St. Nicholas Abbey.

Fields of sugar cane produce wonderful rum. Take in a factory tour or visit a rum shack with an amazing view

(clockwise l to r: rum shack, Mount Gay, St. Nicholas Abbey)

Don’t forget to book a tee time! We have some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean (see my reviews here).

Apes Hill Golf Course

Watch out for traffic jams! The blackbelly sheep tend to wander.

Barbados blackbelly sheep

To finish your day, watch the sun set over the Caribbean Sea.

Barbados sunset

Have you ever been to Barbados? Where is your favorite place to vacation?





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    It’s always sad saying good bye to family, but I’m sure that your loved ones will find any excuse to visit you in your tropical home. That turtle and sunset picture makes me want to take an island trip pronto. You’re really blessed to live in such a beautiful locale!


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      Thanks Brittney! We really are lucky to be able to live here, despite the lack of shopping, lol! It was tough saying goodbye to my family, but we had an amazing time together. Go ahead and book that holiday! It’s been a long winter 🙂

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