The South Coast is the place to be for charm
The 430 square kilometer island has a high standard of living and is rated fourth by The UN for the most developed developing nation. You will feel at home on this island, which is small in size, but vast in beauty. If you are thinking about purchasing a timeshare here, note that rainy season is from June to October. There are small hotels and private villas for rent on the island, but you must book months and sometimes years in advance.
The South Coast is a very popular destination for people who enjoy small villages. There are many good restaurants in the area serving flying fish and pepperpot (pork stew), and the Friday night fish fry in Oistins should not be missed. Rum is the drink on the island.
Public transportation is easily accessible on the island, but renting a car for any long stays is generally a must. The cost of living is average, but North American mainstays, like cooked chickens from the grocery store, can be very expensive because Barbados imports many of its supplies.
Our favorite Barbados timeshare locations:
Divi Southwinds Beach & Racquet Club. - ChristChurch
Crane Beach Resort - St.Phillip
There are some great things to see and do in Barbados . Here are some highlights:
Atlantis Submarine Expedition Tour - Bridgetown. The sub dives to 55 feet to show off the marine life and coral reef and as a finale it dives to 150 feet to show you a sunken shipwreck. The 45-min tour runs Tuesday to Saturday and the operators will pick up from most hotels. Children have to be 36-inches. Prices start about $90 US.
Natural Wonders of Barbados - Bridgetown runs from 8.15am to 4.30pm and explores Earthworks Pottery, Orchid World, East Coast Cattlewash, Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Batik Studio, The Bamboo House, St.John's Church and the Bathsheba Community Center. The tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, but it only runs Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The seven and a half hour tour costs upwards of $68, with children's prices available.
Airport transfers start from $22.50 and can be purchased in advance.