On Thursday, Dan and I were planning on renting scooters to explore the island, but after going outside and realizing how hot it was going to be sitting on the road as well as some safety issues as well (bus drivers are crazy over there, they’ll just pull out whenever), we decided on a car rental instead.
So the car was delivered to our hotel and off we went. The guy from the car rental place gave us some spots to see and we had picked out some places from the guide book as well. Our first stop was in Holetown for lunch. Holetown is the home of the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, where you can conveniently shop for your Louis Vuitton handbags and Cartier diamonds all in one place. Needless to say, Dan and I did not spend much time in the shopping centre. After lunch, we stopped off at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, which is a small park with donated animals and also home to green monkeys that come and go as they please. We got there right at feeding time.
Along with monkeys, there were also brocket deer, peacocks, tortoises, and iguanas at the park.
After Cherry Tree Hill, we hit some of the best beaches on the east coast. The east coast was so different from the west. There’s a lot more cliffs and you can’t swim in the sea on the east coast because of how rough the water is.
We did a pretty good job at navigating, but we did have to turn around quite a few times, a lot of “Actually, I think we were supposed to turn back there”.
And after Bottom Bay, one last stop at Crane Beach before heading back to the hotel.
We had such an amazing time, it went by way too fast though!