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Wanderlust Wednesdays: Barbados

Last week I recapped my trip to Barbados which was full of wedding fun and festivities but we also had a couple days to play tourist and explore the island so I have some must-dos to share for anyone thinking of visiting Barbados in the future. 

Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruise

This daytime lunch cruise on the Cool Runnings catamaran is a must! We started at 9:30 am and cruised along Barbados' coast stopping off to snorkel and swim. We explored a ship wreck, saw lots of colorful fish and swam with turtles. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and provided great entertainment throughout the day. We also had a lunch buffet which was amazing and drinks kept flowing throughout the day. The rum punch was exceptional!

The Crane Beach Resort

The Crane looks like something out of a magazine. We visited this world famous resort to have lunch at the poolside restaurant and to explore the beautiful property and scenery.

Bathsheba Beach

Bathsheba sits on the east coast of Barbados and is popular among surfers for the nice waves especially in the "Soup Bowl" which brings surfers from around the world. As a visitor, it's a nice view and place to relax to take in the views.

Tapas Restaurant

We enjoyed an ocean-front dinner with friends at Tapas. The Spanish style tapas menu didn't disappoint and the service was exceptional. Although it was too dark outside to enjoy the oceanfront scenery, the sound of the waves crashing made for a good ambiance.

Accra Beach

Accra Deck Restaurant

We enjoyed an amazing Sunday breakfast buffet over looking the beach and ocean at the Accra Deck located at the Accra Beach Hotel.

I can't wait to return to Barbados in the future. It's seriously a gorgeous island with lots of Caribbean charm, good food, and friendly locals.

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Wedding Weekend in Barbados

Hi everyone! I'm officially back in action after spending the past several days in Barbados for a friend's wedding. We had an amazing trip and I plan to post a "Guide to Barbados" next week. Just a little late but I'm joining Biana for her Weekending linkup to recap our (long) weekend trip.

K and I arrived in Barbados late on Wednesday night so we had just enough time to grab some dinner and hit the sack before waking up super early on Thursday to head to the marina where we took a catamaran cruise around the island. We enjoyed the crystal blue waters around Barbados' coast and went snorkeling where we saw a ship wreck, tons of beautiful fish, and also swam with some friendly turtles. I wish I owned an underwater camera to capture our snorkeling adventures.

Thursday night was girls night with the bride-to-be, her bridesmaids, mom and other ladies in the family. The bridesmaids cooked up a local fish dinner, and we had some wine and just hung out since we had to be up bright and early on Friday to start the hair and makeup process. 

Friday morning came quickly and we got started at 8am at the wedding venue which was a beautiful villa that sits on Barbados' west coast. The girls spent the day getting prepped and hanging out with the bride.

It was then time for the ceremony, which was at a beautiful church cathedral and the reception was back at the villa. It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've attended to date and the bride looked stunning!

On Saturday, a friend of mine who lives in Barbados took us on our own private tour of the island. We stopped off at The Crane resort which looks like something out of a magazine to have lunch and check out the amazing views.

We drove around the east coast and checked out a few other beaches and lookout points. Barbados is definitely in my top 5 list of most beautiful Caribbean islands. The color of the ocean and scenery is incredible.

On Sunday we hit the beach by our hotel super early for one last swim and lounge on the beach before meeting up with some family for breakfast/brunch and then packing up to head to the airport.

As I always say after vacation - it was way too short!! But we packed our days and nights full so we didn't waste a minute of Barbados' beauty and spending time with family and friends.

I'm looking forward to catching up on some blog reading this week and getting back into my regular routine.

Island Time

I'm traveling to Barbados today for one of my best friend's weddings on Friday so I will be unplugging for a few days and focusing on bridesmaid responsibilities + relaxing on the beach when time allows me to do that.  Learning from past trips, I really need to live in the moment instead of worrying about online things and work emails which stress me out. Feel free to follow my adventures on Instagram when I happen to get some Wi-Fi access!!

Other than the wedding festivities, we have plans to swim with the turtles, drive around the entire island (which takes 3 hours) and spend Halloween night out and about with friends. I look forward to reading everyone's Halloween/weekend whereabouts next week.

Happy hump day my pretty friends! I hope Friday gets here quickly for you! xoxo