You’ll get to see the Sandy Lane brigade if you sail by the secluded complex, lying on their loungers and ne’er getting out to see Barbados.
Barbados is rightly renowned around the world for these pink beaches but it also boasts a wonderful capital.
Howzat: At the Kensington Oval Barbados Bridgetown
The British settled around a primitive bridge in the Careenage region which would be how the town that later grew up came to be called Bridgetown.
The Fun Five: My Barbados party
Today’s Bridgetown where Royal Caribbean will be home porting for winter 2021/22 is a hive of activity, culture and colour.
The harbour is adorned with Bajan clothes shops and bar/restaurants while out on the water stand catamaran party boats.
Taste of Barbados: Mount Gay
Ready to take you out on the water for a Soca sing-a-long and dip in the sea with the turtles and schools of multi-coloured fish.
While if you want to dive for other treasures then try the glass-bottomed boats on a trip out to see shipwrecks.
Hamper time: In Barbados
Talking of wrecks you will be after overindulging at Mas and no that’s not a typo, it’s what Bajans call a party.
While limin’ is their pre-drinking which starts when you get up, with the best spots advertised on the news reels in the bus station.
Soca star: Lewis Hamilton at Crop Over in Bridgetown
Cave Shepherd department store in Broad Street is a Bridgetown institution where you might even get a Kiss from Rihanna.
Carry on cruising
So I’ve gone a bit off message here aa I’m looking to promote RC’s home porting here but I’m just giving you a glimpse of Bridgetown life.
Cocktail o’clock in Barbados
Which you won’t get from inside your ivory tower at Sandy Lane.
And guess what, it only gets better with RC also announcing a home porting for Scarborough in Tobago.
When we were being hosted by Auntie All and Uncle Kenneth who treated us like family and threw their doors open to them too… on their day off.
Deal me in
RC are flagging up a special seven-nighter Southern Caribbean Explorer from Barbados from €394pp for December 5, and other offers.
And this takes in seven (count them) islands.
And they are also offering up to €150 off your Stateroom.
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