Barbados Traveler Review 2007 – Pat & George Walker from Essex, England
Pat and George Walker
Pat & George Walker from Brentwood, Essex, England have been visiting Barbados for over 20 years and now they have retired they visit the Barbados as often as they can, with this being their fourth trip so far this year.
They say that Barbados meets all of their expectations and that they love it here. Now they stay in a rented self-catering apartment, as they feel quite at home here and they like to come and go as they please. They said that over the years they have stayed in some lovely hotels here, but they don’t like to be tied to meal times, so self-catering suits them much better.
Now that they have found a nice apartment that they like, right on the beach at Holetown on the west coast, they just keep returning! They love the beach at Holetown as it so close to all the amenities, there is a supermarket, shopping centre and good local bars right next door to them. They also love the beach at Payne’s Bay and spend a lot of time there too.
Their favourite restaurant is Spago’s on 2nd Street in Holetown, they say it is great value for money and they really enjoy eating there. When it comes to a favourite bar they like Cocomo’s during the day and at night they like to go to TML’s One Love a local rum shop on 1st Street in Holetown. They recommend going there for the karaoke on a Sunday night as they have often witnessed famous people coming up to the microphone such as Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff & were even treated one evening to Aretha Franklin!
They have been on a tour of the island and say that their favourite beauty spots are Bathsheba for its breathtaking view and North Point in St. Lucy for the panoramic view.
For things to do in Barbados, they recommend Harrison Cave, taking a trip on the Atlantis Submarine, swimming with turtles, snorkelling over a ship wreck, taking a trip in glass bottom boat but they say one of the best experiences that they have had in Barbados is going on a helicopter and seeing the island from the sky.
They say the highlight of their trip this year was the earthquake that Barbados felt on Thursday 29th of November 2007.
When in Barbados the Walkers feel quite at home and have given up renting a car as they say the bus is very convenient for them and gets them where they need to go.
When asked about how prices compare in Barbados, they feel that prices are on par with the UK and sometimes slightly more expensive on the west coast where they usually stay. They advise that the drinks are cheaper than at home, but that food prices are quite high in Barbados.