Win a Free Caribbean Holiday at Yellow Bird Hotel in Barbados!
View the exciting video below to discover the unique island of Barbados with more things to do for more people that any other Caribbean island. Take the 5 min tour of what you can win, and why Barbados is the place to go for a great summer vacation in the Caribbean…..
When you step off the plane at Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados summer greets you with the fragrance of frangipani, sugar cane and rum.
The mood is jovial, you may be greeted by steel pans playing classic calypso music, but if not don’t worry there is always music in Barbados, everywhere.
Grab a porter after the immigration formalities. He or she will whisk you through Customs and see you to a taxi. Just ask the taxi to take you to Yellow Bird Hotel and enjoy the holiday you win with the Barbados Facebook Sweepstake!
There you will find your room waiting for you on the edge of the St. Lawrence Gap and across from the fishing boat-bobbing sea of Little Bay.
Barbados will delight you, no matter what your taste and mood – you will find it has something for you.
You can choose to sit on some of the best beaches in the world, swim with the turtles, dive underwater in a real submarine, snorkel or scuba.
Sailing on the ocean at day and at moonlight is fun, and you can party all night at the hot spots in the Gap.
Dining is very diverse, from open-air village fish fries at Oistins to the world class gourmet restaurants like The Cliff, Champers and the fun seafront Tapas – the food is a wonderful mixture of cuisines from all over the world with flavours of the Caribbean.
You will soon get to know a few Barbadians (Bajans). They are naturally charming, and will surprise you with their warmth and casual sense of fun. Beach vendors will happily discuss the meaning of life with anyone, from Pope to movie star. They usually have an inspired point of view. And they are as diverse as the island itself.
The Island is a reflection of its people. Here, the simple chattel house sits boldly in the splendor of wealthy estates. Movie stars live beside cane cutters, artisans and fishermen.
You are staying in the South, which is alive with a buzz – nightlife is the best in the Gap.
Travel along the West Coast to see Sandy Lane, one of the most elegant hotels in the world. There are private palatial villas for $25,000 a night (of course with a butler).
In Barbados, everyone is welcome and pretty soon you will feel very much at home.
North of Sandy Lane you will pass the Point St Charles Marina & Villa complex. Here condo owners and visitors moor their million $ yachts right alongside of their villas and condos on the water’s edge.
Go east and you find Bathsheba, the scrublands and rugged seascapes, pounded by the Atlantic Ocean are home to the world surfing competitions at the surfers’ Soup Bowl, so named because the sea is often white with surf like a bubbling soup. And it’s not only the surfers who play the waves, the local fish boats at Tent Bay, just south of the Soup Bowl, can be seen surfing home early in the morning from an overnight fishing trip way out at sea. It’s a historic retreat and a working fishing village. In the old days, Bajans came here for their holidays to be invigorated by the fresh sea air, the bracing winds, the ozone and the sheer delight of escaping.
On the way to the East Coast, you will go over the center of the island which is 1,115 feet at the highest point. You will have a panoramic view of the Atlantic from Cherry Tree Hill and the ruins at Farley Hill. Once the set of the movie “Island in the Sun”, Farley Hill is now the site of music events like: The Barbados Jazz Festival, Reggae on the Hill and Soca Too Sweet.
Barbados has its own blend of Caribbean music: Soca, Reggae and Calypso fused with Classical Music, Jazz, Folk, Rock and Pop. When Pavarotti sang at Holders Hill and Polo Grounds a few years ago, the evening under the stars, with 15,000 patrons, picnic baskets and blankets on the ground, was peppered with steel pans tuned to Italian opera, Mozart and Bach.
There are many outstanding musicians here, exceptional for such a tiny Island. Rihanna is certainly the best known, but the tradition goes back to the 1950s with The Merrymen taking their happy up-beat folk style calypso to the world.
Going south from the East Coast, you will find Crane Beach and The Crane Complex. Just a few years ago, this was a quaint old rustic hotel, with mahogany antiques and Italian sculptures rusting in the salt sea air. Today it is a world-class timeshare condo complex with its own Disneyland-like village, town hall, boutiques, piano bars and sushi on a cliff. All set around castle-like buildings with plush condos, many with their own pool, on a balcony overlooking the sea and beach.
Geographically, Barbados is unique and there is no better way to see this than by taking a trip in a specially made trolley underground into Harrison’s Cave with its caverns of waterfalls, lakes, stalagmites and stalactites.
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