First-Timers to Barbados: “I Didn’t Think It Would Really Look Like That”

First-Timers to Barbados: “I Didn’t Think It Would Really Look Like That”

You know life is good when you're able to take a morning swim in the Caribbean Sea.

You know life is good when you're able to take a morning swim in the Caribbean Sea.

Guests who first arrive at St Lawrence Beach Condominiums for their Barbados holiday all do the same thing: they rush to the large picture windows overlooking the Caribbean Sea.  Their mouths drop.  And they say, “I didn’t think it would really look like that.”

I laugh because, of course, I had sent photos showing the sea outside their Barbados vacation rental. But a photo is a far cry from being up close and personal to the expanse of aqua.  And seeing it live confirms to new guests that I hadn’t Photoshopped the photos I sent!

Having the Caribbean Sea as our guests’ back yard creates a magical pull and during these hot days the respite is welcome.  I think pretty much everyone has been swimming; it’s fun because you can swim a long ways out and still only be thigh-deep in water.

During our early swim this morning, Greg and I glanced up to the balconies at St Lawrence Beach Condos and noticed a few guests up and stumbling about their balconies, cups of coffee in hand, residue of “glow” on their skin from last night’s Crop Over parties in which people wear color on their skin that glows when all the lights are turned off.  After swimming, we passed a guest taking a fishing rod to the jetty to try his luck at catching dinner.

A mellow morning. All’s well in Barbados. Enjoy your day, everyone.



5 Responses to “First-Timers to Barbados: “I Didn’t Think It Would Really Look Like That””

  1. greg says:

    Of course, we prefer to catch our dinner at one of the Gap’s fine restaurants or even the delicious street food. Far more civilised, I’d say.

  2. edie says:

    We came last february to the St. Lawrence Beach Condo’s and every day we would say what a view. The color of the ocean is so amazing, the warmth of the ocean is divine. The pool area is wonderful because its like sitting right on the beach without getting sandy. We looked at other places and this place has everything we were looking for. Right in St Lawrence Gap, outstanding views, private beach, great pool and patio area, decks that face the view, wonderful staff, spacious and beautifully decorated condo’s.
    We are coming back next Feb and can hardly wait to sink our toes into the warm ocean and sand.
    Believe the pictures that Jane has posted because its picture postcard perfect.

  3. Aww, Edie, thanks! You are a walking advertisement for my holiday rentals at St Lawrence Beach Condominiums!

    I look forward to seeing you again this winter! I’m saving your favorite poolside chair for you.

    P.S. Check for being walking ad is in the mail, Edie … :) Seriously … I thank you.

  4. edie says:

    Don’t expect me to wear the sandwich board while I’m out in Feb because it does nothing for my figure. haha
    cheers
    edie

  5. Edie, okay, then, no sandwich board. But don’t tell me those puffy down coats you wear up there in cold country do much for your figure, either! I grew up in Colorado .. I know puffy coats all too well .. I could weigh 135 or 185 and no one really would know the diff!

    P.S. How ’bout handing out flyers for me on a busy corner?

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