The Beaches of Barbados
Hawaii has Waikiki and Italy has its Amalfi Coast, but situated around nearly the entire island of Barbados in the Caribbean are beaches where few people trod.2015-12-28
Hawaii has Waikiki and Italy has its Amalfi Coast, but situated around nearly the entire island of Barbados in the Caribbean are beaches where few people trod. If you're staying at Caribbean villas in Barbados and want to enjoy even more seclusion than your luxury rental provides, you can choose from any number of these peaceful hideaways. While you're getting some vitamin D playing in the water or relaxing on the sand, you won't be interrupted by the sounds of tour groups coming through - instead, your ears will be filled with the soothing and rhythmic waves.
Anyone who's been to Bottom Bay can attest to its unparalleled beauty. The only way you can get here is to hike down a short dirt path, but the walk is more than worth the effort. When you first see the blindingly white sands against the teal waters, you may find yourself stopping in your tracks to gaze in wonder. The beach is surrounded by tall palm trees and high cliffs, preventing anyone from the nearby suburban development from spying on you - actually, they're probably fixing their eyes on whales breaching off the shore or turtles taking a nap in the bay.
There's nothing wrong with doing the touristy thing, especially if you're staying at luxury rentals, because let's face it: Going jet skiing, kayaking and jumping on a water trampoline are fun for just about everyone. At Carlisle Bay, you can rent out a banana-colored boat and float around for hours. From your kayak, you'll still be able to hear reggae music booming from the speakers at The Boatyard club, and if you want, you can bring a sweet strawberry daiquiri or Mai Tai with you to join in the festivities.
After doing the touristy thing for a day or two, it's time to get back to the more rugged side of Barbados. At North Point, you'll be mesmerized by the pounding surf that seems to rattle the volcanic cliffs surrounding the beach. Bring a picnic with you if you want to stay for more than a few minutes or take a walk around the rocky terrain and try to find some blowholes. Be careful - when the waves come crashing, these blowholes burst with a force akin to a geyser!