Barbados Beach Vacation Rentals & the Caribbean Sea: A Video

Situated on the south coast of Barbados in the lively St Lawrence Gap on a beautiful little beach, St Lawrence Beach Condos is smack dab in the middle of many wonderful restaurants but also offers the peace and quiet of the Caribbean Sea and our private pool. Take a break from your day … it’s...

Barbados Beach Vacation Rentals

Barbados Beach Vacation Rentals
I received a query the other day about a Barbados beach vacation rental I represent here at St Lawrence Beach Condos. It was from a woman looking for a relaxing getaway for her family of five, particularly her son who will be on break from medical school. Alas, I had nothing to offer as our building has no...

Barbados Among “Best Ten Places to Live” (Well, Duh!)

Barbados Among “Best Ten Places to Live” (Well, Duh!)
Barbados made the list in the “Best Ten Places to Live” list published in today’s Telegraph.co.uk. I found myself in Barbados through the happenstance of love. But according to the article in the Telegraph, others rely on the head more than the heart. The Knight Frank research firm measured...

The Alcoholic Monkey

The Alcoholic Monkey
A friend sent this link, a 3-minute video made by the BBC about the Vervet monkeys in the Caribbean that have a taste for alcohol.  This was filmed in St Kitts.  Our monkeys in Barbados are green monkeys and I have never heard of them having a taste for alcohol or stealing drinks the way we see on this...

Getting Real on Why Travelers Visit Barbados

Getting Real on Why Travelers Visit Barbados
This is where I'm sitting as I write this post. Nice political stability we're having, huh? A few months ago I traveled from Barbados to Jamaica to attend a conference on the marketing of the Caribbean islands to tourists. One of the presenters was a Caribbean marketing expert who listed the top...

Barbados vs. San Fran. Which is “Third-World”??

Barbados vs. San Fran. Which is “Third-World”??
When I walk through St Lawrence Gap where I live, I often pass by an elderly man who’s blind or nearly so shuffling along. He has his hand out and politely asks passersby for money. (On one occasion I gave him some change and he threw it aside, saying he preferred bills. Um, okay then …)...

Five More Fun Things to Know about Bajans

Five More Fun Things to Know about Bajans
Out of the window of our Caribbean Air flight from Barbados to Jamaica yesterday, I snapped the beautiful coastline of Barbados with my iPhone. This is far north along the east coast, the Atlantic Ocean side of the island. My generalizations about Bajans in Barbados continue … These are, of course,...

Ten Fun Things to Know About Bajans

Ten Fun Things to Know About Bajans
Like all groups of people, Barbadians have a personality and traditions unique to their culture. It’s only 8 a.m. but already I’ve encountered a couple of them. So while I sit here in the Barbados airport awaiting flight to Jamaica with Greg, I’ll share a few with you. 1. Barbadians call...

Barbados on a Budget: 5 Ways to Save, from CNN

Barbados on a Budget: 5 Ways to Save, from CNN
A friend e-mailed me this article yesterday from CNN. It’s worth reading, in case you missed it. Lots of fun and good suggestions. The author was Marnie Hunter. (CNN) — Stretching out on a crescent of powdery sand in Barbados doesn’t come cheap, but there are ways to trim costs and put the...

Barbados & Grand Cayman: Compare & Contrast (Then Visit Both)

Barbados & Grand Cayman: Compare & Contrast (Then Visit Both)
Fill 'er up: a rooster on the go in Grand Cayman I’ve been in Grand Cayman for four days and still haven’t run into anyone actually from here.  The woman who gave me a pedicure is from northern England; the hairdresser, from Georgia (I admit to a fair amount of pampering); our hired driver,...

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. 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,...

Rent a Condo (Sea View & Kitchen!) For Less Than a Hotel Room

Rent a Condo (Sea View & Kitchen!) For Less Than a Hotel Room
A wonderful Barbados holiday for a reasonable cost can be had at St Lawrence Beach Condos. Most travelers to Barbados who stay at St Lawrence Beach Condominiums find out about this very nice alternative to a hotel on a for-rent-by-owner site such as HomeAway or VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner).  If you...

H1N1 “Swine Flu” Increases Caribbean Travel But Decreases Kissing

H1N1 “Swine Flu” Increases Caribbean Travel But Decreases Kissing
Travelers with a sense of humor. Click photo to see gallery of decorated flu masks. Barbados is in the clear, swine-flu-wise, although like all countries, we remain on watch. The spread of the H1N1 “swine” flu in Mexico has diverted travelers’ attention to Caribbean countries, particularly...

Barbados Guarantees Perfect Weather — or Money Back

Barbados Guarantees Perfect Weather — or Money Back
Barbados is the first and only country in the world, according to the “Barbados Perfect Weather” site, to guarantee perfect weather for your Barbados vacation. The Barbados Tourism Authority is paying visitors to the island $100 for every day you visit that the weather is less than 78 degrees and...

Bathsheba, Barbados, Makes the Sunday New York Times! Wait, is that a good thing??

Bathsheba, Barbados, Makes the Sunday New York Times!  Wait, is that a good thing??
Anywhere you go on an island that’s 14 x 21 miles in size is just a little ways away.  Geographically, anyway.  But Bathsheba, on the east coast of Barbados and just a little ways away from where I live on the south coast, is actually another world. The first time Greg took me to lunch at Round House...

Map & Geography Primer of Barbados

Map & Geography Primer of Barbados
Barbados is blessedly outside the usual hurricane path The National Geographic site offers a wonderful interactive map here.  And from TotallyBarbados: Location The island of Barbados is located in the Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. Coordinates 13 10 N, 59 32 W Neighbors St. Lucia, St....