Barbados beaches. Crystal clear Caribbean waters lapping soft, white powdery sand. Palm trees laden with ripe coconuts. Blue skies stretching into an endless horizon. West coast Barbados beaches have all that, and more. Did I mention the stunning sunsets? But on the Atlantic facing East coast Barbados is rugged, dramatic and altogether different. We took a mini Bajan road trip to check out the sightseeing on the wild side of Barbados.
Barbados in February. Does it get any better? White powdery sand, turquoise seas, wall-to-wall sunshine, rum punch and reggae. That’s what I was expecting from my first visit to Barbados in the Caribbean when we jetted off from a cold, grey Gatwick last month. The island was happy to oblige and ticked all the boxes but she also threw in a few happy surprises including the wonderful Barbados boutique hotel Cobblers Cove and further round the island the wild and dramatic scenery of the East Coast beaches.
I’m a doer. I get antsy after fifteen minutes on a sun-lounger and I find it hard to sit still for long. When I’m travelling I’m happiest exploring, checking out food markets, taking photos or talking to local people. So, when someone suggested a craft holiday in Spain I didn’t need to think twice. A chance to explore a new destination, meet local people and indulge my artistic side with a group of friends. Perfect. Creative Escapes sounded like my kind of trip.