Lose yourself on the beautiful beaches in Barbados, where the only cold thing you will experience this winter is the ice cold tropical cocktail in your hand. St. Lawrence Gap is regarded as one of the liveliest locations with a vivacious nightlife, delicious restaurants and beautiful beaches that are filled with numerous potential activities to fill your day. I have found a wonderful 10 day trip with flight and hotel included through hotels.com and budgetair.ie. The Rostrevor Hotel has received 4/5 stars (Tripadvisor) and is literally inches away from the sand.
St. Lawrence Gap is located on the south coast of the Caribbean, and is regarded as the main nightlife strip on the island. The strip is about 1.5 km away from the more expensive and luxurious places, where if you would love a nice candle lit dinner and scrumptious wine, do visit. However, on the beaches here, you will find the youth and feel that festive-like atmosphere along with a wide array of awesome water activities and sports.
If you want to do a tour on the island, why not do it on a 4X4 open aired car with Adventureland tours and go on an off roading adventure through the grasslands and tropical areas! Or if you want to do a tour by sea, take a canoe tour that takes you around the island where dedicated tour guides give you the history of Barbados and surrounding Caribbean islands as well as finding out where to go for food, escape tourist attractions, etc.
Now, when I, your travelling Guru who may in fact know the best places for restaurants, I must ask you to visit the Bellini’s Trattoria. Hence the name it is Italian, yet it is also known for its amazing Seafood menu. If you are a vegetarian, Harlequi restaurant is known for their superb veggie dishes, along with meat-eater options.
If you want to catch your own dinner, join the Cabin cruisers where you can fish for Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado and Marlin. On this fishing trip, drinks, tackle and bait are included. However you must know, this is for travelers who want a real local experience, as many inhabitants in Barbados do actually catch their dinner to bring home to their families to fry up and serve. A few options for charter boats are the High Seas Fishing Charters where their motto is “We Fish Where The Big Fish Play.” Another option that caters to both expert and beginners is the IOU Charters. They have a British captain who has over 45 years of experience. This trip is combined with the option of swimming with radiant sea turtles.
For Nightlife options, visit the Harbour lights open air night club. Here you will find local and international DJ’s, and the location is beach front. How much better can it be then walking home down the coastline or sleep on the beach!
If any of this sounds good to you, you better book now. Such a deal is rare to come across. This traveling Guru is a veteran when it comes to traveling to St. Lawrence Gap, and I must say, it was truly one of the best vacations of my life.
- Barbados: 10 Days incl. Hotel and Flights for only €821
- Travel period: 12/11/2014 – 21/11/2014
- Travel duration: 10 days
- Air temperature during stay: 25°C
- Water temperature during stay:26°C
- Airport of departure: Dublin
- Destination: Barbados
- Airline: Air Canada
- Hotel: Rostrevor Hotel
- Rating: 83% on TripAdvisor out of 320 reviews
- Location: Saint Lawrence Gap, Barbados
- Airport transfer: Taxi (13€, 18 min), also for a small surcharge, airport shuttle to and from airport from hotel
- Rental car: 56€ per day
- Price: only €821 per person based on two adults sharing