Spring in Barbados

Nathan Bowler, one of our Merit Travel consultants travelled to Barbados in May 2017. We’ve asked him a few quick questions about his Barbadian experience.


How did you get to Barbados and who did you travel with? I flew to Barbados with Westjet and the Barbados Tourism Board catered for my accommodation and touring. I’d recommend travelling with Sun Tour Operators for anyone planning a holiday to Barbados.

What photo sums up your experience? We had a lot of fun walking around taking photos of ‘touristy’ things like signage and historical buildings. Barbados is a fun safe island to walk around and enjoy the sun and culture.

What was your favourite or most interesting meal? Rum cake. The name speaks for itself.

Why should I go to Barbados? Barbados is a small island but has lots to see and do, it’s super safe with virtually no crime, and has that great laid-back Caribbean vibe.

What should I know before I go? Bring sun screen and bring Barbadian dollars. Don’t worry too much about bugs or animals. If you’re on a budget, try to book an all-inclusive hotel because meals can be pricey.

Was there any place you wish you could have spent more time? In Bridgetown, whilst our hotel, the Almond Beach All-Inclusive was superb, the location was far from the main city of Bridgetown. Saying that, it’s a great location if you are after peace, quiet and relaxation.

What was an activity you’d recommend for visitors? A Jeep tour around the island is offered by most hotels and it’s a great way to see the different landscapes and coasts.

What type of person would love this destination? Anyone who loves food, music, and beach.

Is Barbados somewhere I’d go alone, with my partner, with my kids or with my Grandparents? You can go solo, as a couple, or as a family, there’s something to do for everyone.

Is there something you would do differently if you visited Barbados again? Next time, I would stay near Bridgetown to experience the city.

When is it best to visit Barbados? It’s best to travel to Barbados between April-June and November-December because you’re outside the hurricane window, although hurricanes rarely touch Barbados because it’s quite south of the normal paths. It’s also ideal as it’s on the shoulder season; meaning less tourists, but still great weather!

What was the WOW factor moment you experienced in Barbados? We did a snorkeling tour with sea turtles and that was absolutely amazing. They swam right up to us sometimes and they’re huge and friendly.

Nathan can be contacted for any questions you have about Barbados! Happy to help! contact me via NBowler@MeritTravel.com


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