Resort nice – beach good , restaurant good. Barbados slightly depressed economically, bus system not for tourists – use cabs. Diving good but slow. Pick up 8:30 drive to shop, then to beach , gear up and float to boat off shore. First dive 10:00 back to resort at 2:00. Long dive day. All nice people!
Coconut Court Beach Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort is located on the south coast of Barbados in the Caribbean. Their top pick scuba diving center is located nearby in Bridgetown. So, the resort has 112 spacious studios facing the ocean with a private balcony. Moreover, they have ocean front rooms, superior ocean front rooms, and standard rooms (with a limited ocean view). At Coconut Court Beach Resort, the rooms feature ...
Resort nice - beach good , restaurant good. Barbados slightly depressed economically, bus system not for tourists - use cabs. Diving good but slow. Pick up 8:30 drive to shop, then to beach , gear up and float to boat off shore. First dive 10:00 back to resort at 2:00. Long dive day. All nice people!
Barbados beaches are fantastic, the best in the Caribbean in my opinion. Good restaurants, too many to mention and includes every type of food and price range. Great local beers and rums. Shopping is convenient with tons of artisan crafts. The "Oistens Fish Fry" on Friday's is a must. The island's biggest asset is it's people, who (on the most part) are genuinely friendly and happy. Lots of smiles in Barbados. The diving? Very few (4) shallow dives where you can off-gas on the reef. Most dives start deep, in the 100 foot range, and are terminated by the dive leaders after 35 minutes with safety stops done in the blue. Nice Caribbean reefs, pristine in many areas. No big critters. Did 20 dives, saw a couple turtles. Typical Caribbean schools of fish. Current was present on some dives, especially the Stavronokita. Hunted and speared Lionfish during dives, which was highlight. Recommend as great island, mediocre diving.
Vacation was awesome! I don't know if you have ever traveled to Barbados but it is a beautiful island and the people are SO friendly! Everyone wants to go back in a couple years. The hotel was nice, clean and they have a fabulous beach. The location was fairly close to everything...shopping, shows, tours. And the snorkeling with the seaturtles was the best. All in all I have to say it was a reasonably priced vacation. Even though it was not an all inclusive, it certainly did not break the bank to eat or drink there. I really don't think I would go with an all inclusive plan unless I just planned on laying on the beach and not leaving the resort. There are so many things to do! Why stand in one place?