As promised, I said I would share some of my photos from my recent trip to Barbados!
If you've read my blog for a while now you'll know that I've been here a few times due to the fact that I'm dating a handsome Bajan haha. Over the past six years with David, I'm still in awe that he spent his whole life in paradise. It's such a difference from my childhood in Ontario. Seriously, who can honestly say they spent their whole life on some of the world's best beaches? Not many! I will be forever jealous!
Despite having been too many times to count to visit family and friends I'm still discovering new and exciting things about this tiny island that I love so much. We've done all the touristy things a long time ago so I like to consider myself to be an "honorary Bajan" haha. One of my favourite things to do while being there is going on an island tour. Just to give you an idea about how small the island is... you can drive around the whole thing in about 2 hours. To be exact, Barbados is 166 square miles and has less than 300,000 people total... it's tiny!
Every time I visit, I love visiting the east coast. It's great because it's completely different then the rest of the island. The beaches are darker and the sea is rougher (great for surfing not so much swimming). I'm not the greatest of swimmers (it's actually a HUGE fear of mine but that's a whole different story). There is just something so beautiful about the east coast. It's so quiet and peaceful and not as touristy as the rest of the island. Locals like to come and rent houses here and spend some time away from home (home being 20 min away probably haha). It's also great because it'll never change. There is a strict law on building anything on the east coast so it's essentially untouched.
Every time I visit the east coast I love visiting an abandoned hotel at the very north point of the island. I don't know what it is but I love things that have been abandoned. David told me the hotel used to be great back in the day but lost it's charm since it's not on the best of beaches. The trees surrounding the hotel are so creepy! It's almost sad to visit because it looks like it used to be a great place.
I also got to visit Codrington College which I've never been to in the past. It's a super old building from the 1700's and it is the oldest Anglican theology college in the Western Hemisphere. It also has some of the best views of the east coast. I highly recommend it!
Just looking at these photos makes me want to go back so bad. Hey who knows, maybe I'll call it home someday! If you ever have the chance to go to Barbados I highly recommend it! Or if you're thinking about going I can gladly answer any questions you may have. If you do end up going, rent a car and explore the east coast! It may be a bumpy ride (I warned!) but it's totally worth it!
Have any of you been to Barbados and the east coast? I'd love to know!