So Dan and I are back now from our delayed honeymoon in Barbados. We had such an amazing time there, it feels strange to be back in England. No more waking up early, eating breakfast, and spending the day at the beach in the sunshine.
We woke up on 4 am on Saturday, the 18th to catch our coach to Gatwick Airport. When we finally arrived at the airport and went to check in, we realized that we weren’t seated next to each other on the plane, which kind of sucked. We tried to get our seats changed, but the plane was completely full. Luckily, a gentleman sitting next to Dan (who also had not been seated next to his wife) swapped seats with me so Dan and I could sit next to each other. After a 9 hour flight, we landed in Barbados around 4:00 in the afternoon, it was so warm and sunny!
As soon as we got to our hotel and checked in, we put on our swimsuits and headed to the beach. I think we also partook in the all inclusive bar, it was pina coladas, rum punch, and strawberry daquiris all week!
The food at the hotel was actually really nice, we pretty much started each day with a Full English, there was always some kind of fresh local fish as a lunch option, and dinner had choice of beef, chicken, and fish. We ate a lot of food, I think I am on a food come down now. On Monday, we booked reservations for the a la carte restaurant, got fancy and had lobster tail. Dan had never had it before, so good.
Sunday, we spent hanging out on the beach at the hotel and getting patchy sunburn (never using aerosol sunblock again!). And on Monday, we took the shuttle into the capitol of Barbados, Bridgetown.
The highlights of Bridgetown include the harbour, the duty free shopping center, and Harley Davidson store 🙂 We wandered around Bridgetown for awhile and then had a few beers at one of the local (tiny) bars, Banks of course, which is the official beer of Barbados.
On Tuesday, we spent another day lazing on the beach, I don’t think Dan and I really climatized to Barbados time because for the entire holiday we probably were waking up around 6:30ish and going to bed somewhat early. It was nice getting up that early, eating breakfast and then making our way down to the beach, swimming in the sea and relaxing.
On Wednesday we had booked a catamaran cruise where we were able to snorkel over a shipwreck and reef and swim with sea turtles.
I was a little nervous about the snorkeling because it makes me super claustrophobic and I kind freaked out when I did in Australia and I kind of freaked out this time to, but I still did it!
Swimming with the turtles was really fun, there were so many of them just cruising around. They got so close that you could touch them, but I didn’t because apparently they like to bite fingers.
Our cruise apparently had a 5 star lunch, but the food seemed pretty much the same as what we were getting at our 3 star hotel. The boat was a bit overcrowded, but Dan and I found a nice spot on the front of the catamaran and it was lovely to be out on the water.
And that will conclude Part One of the Barbados Holiday, I will be working on Part Two and getting that up shortly so I don’t kill your computers with all the photo uploads!