Seeing as the cold and dull weather is showing no sign of let up here in the UK and I thought I would cheer myself up with some wanderlust – I work for a travel company so it’s hard not to sit dreaming about holiday 24/7. This week my mind has been wandering to luxury homes in Barbados, I blame all the travel YouTubers I follow and their amazing videos making me crave the finer things in life and the hella luxury trips to beautiful places. Damn them and their drones.
Barbados is a place that has always been high on my ‘Places I MUST Visit’ list, and it’s not showing any signs of leaving that list anytime soon. But why has it been on there so long? Well, it’s always a place I have associated with luxury, relaxation and fancy pants-ness. Growing up it was unheard of for people to travel to such beautiful and exotic locations, but now it’s becoming more and more accessible – so much so that one day I know I’ll be able to discover it for myself. OK, so I might not be able to discover it in such a beautiful and luxe way like the images in this post, but a girl can dream, right?!
For me the biggest draw is the beautifully blue and clear waters, there’s just nowhere else where the waters look as stunning and welcoming. The beaches also have the same draw, white fluffy looking sand, perfectly placed sun loungers and beach bar huts stocked with tropical flavours. Due to the inspiring beaches of Barbados, I just know that if I ever got the chance to visit the paradise island that I would have to explore as many beaches as I possibly could. People usually say once you’ve seen one beach you’ve seen them all, but I can’t imagine this being true of the wonderful beaches in Barbados. So, here are a few of the many beautiful beaches I’m dreaming of visiting when I eventually get to Barbados.
Bottom Bay Beach
Located on the east coast of the island, Bottom Bay Beach is one of the top beaches on the island and one that is top of my list to tick off. Lined with mossy cliffs and palm trees it is picture perfect and looks like something straight from a postcard – which is probably is. It’s a perfect place for pretty Instagram shots and the cliffs/rocks at the sides mean you can get just high up enough to get the clear blue seas in your pictures or just get a better view of them for a view shot.
If property hunting and lusting after luxury villas is your thing, then Gibbs beach is the one for you. The shorelines are packed with exclusive beachside villas that will make your jaw drop with just how amazing they look. I am a pretty nosey person and one of my favourite things to do when on holiday is check out the local houses or estate agents – yes, I need to get out more. But I just love looking at what I could buy in a dream destination or swooning over how the other half live. So, a walk down a villa-lined beach checking out the properties is like paradise for me – and a great opportunity to fill my Instagram feed with prettiness.
Granted, this isn’t the most appealing name for a beach as it conjures up images of cows being scrubbed down in the sea, but don’t let that mental image put you off. The cows now stay up in the hills and don’t venture into the seas, phew. Cattlewash is over a mile long, and as Barbados is only a small island this makes it the longest beach they have.
Located on the west coast near to Bridgetown is the beautiful Brandon’s Beach, with the traditional white sandy beaches, clear blue waters and plenty of beach hut bars to grab a tropical cocktail in. This place would be one of the final beaches I would visit, as it looks like the perfect place to kick back and relax after a few days of beach hunting. The seas here are meant to be perfect for swimming in, so when the sun gets a little too much you can pop in the waters to cool off, or head to a beach hut bar to get some shade.
Another gem located on the east coast is Bathsheba, although from the images this doesn’t seem like the kinda of beach to sip a cocktail on and chill out all day. With the rocky coast and large rocks in the sea, to me it seems more of a beach to explore on and take lots of snaps of course.
I could seriously use a 2-week holiday in Barbados just exploring the pretty beaches as each one offers something different to see, explore or experience. Not just in terms of scenery but the local people, traditions and more importantly the local food and drink. As a veggie I sometimes struggle when I am abroad but having done a bit of research it seems Barbados is a great place for veggie dishes, and have been told to visit Artsplash, Sitar, & Café Moya, so I’d have even more of an excuse to explore the island.