Barbados

Hilton Hotels Launch “Authentically Local” Vacation Experience

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Hilton Hotels Launch “Authentically Local” Vacation Experience

(MIAMI, Fla., February 2012) – In an effort to meet travelers’ growing desire for authentic vacation experiences, a selection of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America today announced the “Authentically Local” package – an exciting new program that introduces travelers to local culture and language. Available now through Dec. 31, 2012, the “Authentically Local” package features accommodations and a number of local touches including: ·         Local culture...

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American Eagle Airlines Offering Non-Stop Service to Puerto Rico & Barbados

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American Eagle Airlines Offering Non-Stop Service to Puerto Rico & Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Nov. 17, 2011) – American Eagle Airlines nonstop service from San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)returns this Fall giving travelers a new reason to head to the Caribbean just in time before the cold winter weather hits. With flights operating from San Juan to Bridgetown on American Eagle Airlines, the regional affiliate of American Airlines, each Friday and Sunday beginning Nov. 18, travelers can escape to the island’s serene waters and warm sandy beaches in just under two and a half hours. The...

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Where in the World is Matt Lauer? Barbados, of course!

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Where in the World is Matt Lauer? Barbados, of course!

(New York, NY, November 11, 2011) – Warm Caribbean sun, exotic cuisine and friendly smiles made their way across televisions nationwide this morning as Matt Lauer of NBC’s The TODAY Show wrapped up his world-wide “Where In The World is Matt Lauer?” on the island of Barbados. Over 5.3 million viewers received a taste of the island’s idyllic white-sand platinum West coast, surfed the rugged East coast, watched as Matt learned how to “wuk-up” with Barbadian Soca star Alison Hinds and how to make the perfect rum cocktail with locally produced...

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The Off Season In Barbados

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The Off Season In Barbados

The concept of the off season has never been prominent in my thoughts until I arrived in Bathsheba on the East coast of Barbados exactly one week before Easter Sunday. I had just flown for 10 hours from Vancouver to Bridgetown via Toronto. I arrived at my hotel around 3:30 p.m. and was told that the restaurant would be closing at 7 p.m., so I would have to place my order by 6 p.m. I declined this invitation, assuming that somewhere would be open in Bathsheba. I unpacked, showered, and went downstairs at 7:20 p.m. The only person from the...

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Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport

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Caribbean Taxi Fares at the Airport

At Barbados airport, the fares to the various island destinations are posted on a board outside the arrivals area. I made sure that my taxi driver knew the fare to my destination and whether I would be paying him in US or East Caribbean dollars. From Melville Hall in Dominica the fare to Roseau, the capital, is US$50 for the 1.5 hour trip. However, there are never many taxis at the airport, so this scarcity might raise the price. When I arrived at VC Bird airport in Antigua, I headed to the taxi dispatcher, who wrote out a receipt for me so...

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The Andromeda Botanical Gardens of Barbados

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The Andromeda Botanical Gardens of Barbados

The Andromeda Botanical Gardens were created in 1954 by a local horticulturalist, Iris Bannochie, who was an avid plant collector and travelled the world gathering specimens to plant in her garden high above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. There are two trails to follow in the garden: Iris’s trail and John’s trail. Each trail has an accompanying double-sided information sheet with plenty of stops to admire the plants and flowers. The trails do merge at their ends near the Hibiscus Cafe. There are two special places in...

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Harrison’s Cave on Barbados

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Harrison’s Cave on Barbados

Harrison’s Cave is a major tourist attraction in Barbados. After I paid for my ticket, I could have walked down to the visitor’s centre, but instead I took one of the three elevators that have been strategically placed so they aren’t an eyesore. Outside the centre some hidden tape recorders play the sounds of birds and insects to give the experience a more natural feel. The story of how the cave system was created geologically is very interesting indeed as Barbados is made of coral limestone that has been lifted out of the...

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Bathsheba on Barbados

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Bathsheba on Barbados

Lying on the verandah of my hotel the crash of the Atlantic Ocean waves is constant. The view both ways along the coastline shows white-topped waves smashing into the boulders and beaches. This is Bathsheba on the East coast of Barbados and it’s not visited by many tourists. In the late afternoon there were more people surfing that sitting on the beach. The waves are gradually eroding many of the rocks that sit proudly on the shoreline and the water has created spectacular sculptures for photographers. With palm trees along the coast...

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Playing Polo in Barbados

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Playing Polo in Barbados

Excitement radiates throughout my body as I don my helmet and horse and acquaint myself with my long-handled mallet. I’m in Barbados, taking a polo lesson from world-renowned player and Vice Captain of the Barbados Polo Club, Jeff Evelyn, at his private field in St. James. I trot my horse back and forth, practicing my swing as Evelyn debriefs me about the thrilling, high-speed game. It’s the second most dangerous sport in the world, after car racing, but even with the inherent risks, polo has never been known exclusively as “a man’s sport.”...

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Barbados Packs a Rum Punch

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Barbados Packs a Rum Punch

In Barbados, rum punch isn’t just a drink; it’s a way of life.  It pervades the entire culture.  More than 35,000 independently owned rum shops churn out punches to an exceptionally happy island populace on a daily basis. And some version of the national cocktail can be found at literally every restaurant, resort, street vendor or dive bar that travelers stumble into. There’s even an unofficial recipe for making a Barbadian rum punch that everyone on the island can recite at the drop of a hat: “One part sour, two parts sweet, three parts...

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Barbados Sandy Lane’s Free Golf Offer

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Sandy Lane Resort is offering and unprecedented, three rounds of golf, complimentary for bookings made and experienced in April 2007 (Minimum 3 nights stay required.) Guests are able to play the rounds of golf on The Country Club Course, which was the recent host for World Golf Championships-Barbados World Cup in December of 2006. Set against the Caribbean back drop the Country Club Course is the first course designed by Tom Fazio outside the US. The exquisite and demanding par-72, 18-hole course features lush greens, five lakes and lovely...

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Barbados, Barbados, Barbados (video podcast)

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Maryl stops by Barbados for some In The Know of this Caribbean island with Barbados Tourism at this year’s Los Angeles Times Adventurers Expo February 10-11. Learn about how Barbados is unique and a great travel destination for culture and beaches. For more on Barbados at ITKT. This podcast was produced by Wayfarer Digital for In The Know Traveler. To see our great videos and interviews you need Quick Time 7.0 or better. Or subcribe to In The Know Traveler on...

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Schooner Bay Rentals

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St. James, Barbados, September 2006: Vacation life just doesn’t get any better than the ease, comfort, convenience, security and elegant style of the residences at Schooner Bay. Overlooking one of the most magnificent beaches on the West Coast of the island, Schooner Bay condominiums offer vacation rental guests unsurpassed quality and elegance. Schooner Bay is located only a short walk from Speightstown, where one can discover a fascinating range of historical buildings and a town rich in culture and restaurants. Port St. Charles...

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Submarines, Fish, and the Carribean

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Ft. Lauderdale, FLA. (PRWEB) June 29, 2006 — Infrequent fishermen do not often have the opportunity to catch a glimpse of fierce-looking barracudas or monstrous groupers. But aboard Atlantis Adventures Submarine Expeditions, passengers can come face-to-face with some of the most exotic undersea creatures in the world—without ever going near a fishing pole. Teeth. Among the most fascinating fish in the Caribbean are the predators. You might lock eyes with a 10-foot bull shark, one of the largest and most notorious members of the shark...

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Spring Break and Golf Combo’s Await

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Wimco, the international villa company, has suggestions for the perfect spring break. Combine a Wimco villa in the Caribbean with golf for a winning score. Here are some suggestions: Barbados: This golfer’s paradise was chosen to host this year’s World Championship of Golf. There are four championship-level courses on the island including two at Sandy Lane and one at Royal Westmoreland. St. Thomas: The thrill of a lifetime awaits golfers at Mahogany Run Golf Course on the island of St. Thomas. Designed by Tom Fazio, this...

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