Barbados seems to be the place to go if you want a purely enjoyful holiday somewhere in the Caribbean. Its got azure waters, white sandy beaches, the litteracy rate is as high as 98 percent and everything simply works! Even though it seems to have reaped well of wealthy European visitors, the place has its charm and locals are welcoming and friendly. Buses run like in the rest of the Caribbean where they go when full, but here the standard seemed to be a bit better for them than the ones I have been riding in Dominica the last days.
The last days in Dominica without showers, electricity etc have been quite rough so it was good to spend a night in a suite at Accra Beach Resort where I had a king bed, excellent meals and my own jacuzzi in the room. It was too big for me so I invited some people from the beach for a bath and which was a great way of getting to know locals.
The area around also had all kinds of shops to buy in stuff that I found out that I needed and all kinds of restaurants like an all vegan place and Acke Tree which served “doubles” a indian/caribbean dish which consisted of two round tortillas that were rolles around curry sauce with chickpeas, potatoes and such.
Swimming in Brownies Beach looking for turtles I also found some shipwrecks and walking around Carlisle Bay in the capital Bridgetown by sunset was a pleasant experience.
Doing laundry, sowing and relaxing by the pool at Accra Hotel has made ready for another few rough weeks camping in the caribbean.
Next trip has just been booked and in one month I will set off on a trip with the goal to visit every country in the Carribean!
Im keeping my trip exactly 90 days to be covered by my credit card Insurance with Bank Norwegian, I will visit 19 new countries with 11 of them being Carribean Islands:
Bahamas: November 8th on a day Trip from Miami
Jamaica November from 10th to 16th of November
Antigua & Barbuda from 16th to 18th of November
St.Kitts & Nevis from 18th to 19th of November
Dominica from 19th to 23rd of November
Barbados from 23rd to 24th of November
St.Lucia from 24th to 26th of November
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines to Grenada from 26th of Nov- 5th of Dec
Trinidad & Tobago from 5th – 11th of December
Suriname to Guyana from 11th to 17th of December
Mexico, Belize Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua between 18th of December and 19th of January
Haiti to Dominican Republic from January 19th to February 2nd
I’ve just ordered a know roaming global SIM to log my travels on the way, so stay tuned!