Are you tired and miserable because of your job? Are you stressed and longing for some peace and quiet? Well, what you need is a vacation to rejuvenate your body and treat yourself to all the money you have been earning working day after day. Imagine waking up in the morning to the cool, relaxing breeze of the beach. Imagine seeing the beautiful sun rise to start your day. Imagine sunbathing and swimming in the cool beach water in the afternoon. What place could offer these? Barbados is the place for you. The mainland island nation of the West Indies, also known as ‘Little England’, will provide you with the revitalizing holiday getaway you have been dreaming of.
Accommodation is not a problem because there are many 5-star hotels in Barbados for you to choose from. The island has many internationally renowned hotels that provide world-class services. If you prefer to have a quieter and more private place to stay, there are many local hotels and private villas that offer timeshare. You just have to call them and book a time.
The Caribbean island has many picturesque tourist places that you can visit. You can take Zed-Rs or ZR-vans, the island’s route taxis. These vans travel to the highest point of the island. These small buses are often overcrowded as the drivers never turned away any passenger even though the bus is already full with many passengers. Zr vans are not for the faint of heart because they run so fast and stop abruptly to pick up passengers. However, Zr vans take the most scenic routes. These vans usually leave from Bridgetown or Speightstown and the fare is BDS$1.50. Taxis on the island are not metered but operate at government regulated rates.
If you prefer a more comfortable ride, some hotels provide visitors with shuttle services that travel to different scenic spots on the island. You can also rent a car for a more private trip. There are no multinational car rental companies on the island, but there are several locally owned and operated car rental agencies. You can rent almost anything from a minimoke to a limousine. These vehicles can be rented by the hour, by the day and by the week. There is also a helicopter shuttle that flies to a variety of island tourist attractions in the west coast tourist belt.
Little England is made up of eleven parishes, each with its own tourist attraction. Christ Church’s Ocean Park Barbados, St. Michael’s Barbados National Museum, St. James’ Lancaster Great House Gallery and Gardens, St. Joseph’s Andromeda Gardens are some of the many tourist places you can visit. Better check each Parish for its national attractions.
There are many activities you can do while on the mainland island. There are many caves that you can explore. Tourists can have fun strolling along the island’s boardwalk while taking in the beautiful views of the island’s white sand beaches. The island is also an ideal place for surfing and scuba diving. Souvenirs are not a problem because Little England is known for its shopping district, which sells a variety of jewelry, fine clothing, and other merchandise.
There are so many things to do and see on this mainland island and after a day of travel, Barbados’ 5-star hotels will treat you to excellent dining and a comfortable place to rest your head. So if you’re dying to get away from the toxic urban lifestyle and want a rejuvenating getaway, clear your schedules and head to the “Little England” of the Caribbean.