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Top Experiences of Barbados

Top Experiences of Barbados

Exotic Barbados with its white sandy beaches is a dream destination for many. The easternmost island of the Caribbean, Barbados, is a tropical getaway that also offers a coastline on the Atlantic side according to countryaah. With a population of about 285,000, the country is popular with both world stars and package tourists – the island has everything from luxury to the usual Caribbean way of life.

Barbados is only allowed to be and enjoy the wonderful milieu

1. Snorkeling and turtles

Stunning sandy beaches and clear turquoise seawater are trademarks of Barbados. It is more accurate to take a dip in the gentle warm waters of the Caribbean, regardless of the season. An absolute activity in the holidaymaker’s program is Snorkeling as well as a boat trip during which participants are taken to meet brave turtles.

Up to 12-20 meters of views into the deep sea make snorkeling a memorable experience. If luck goes, the snorkeler can watch the turtle up close, even eye to eye. Boat trips depart from at least Bridgetown Harbor.

The south side of the island is also a suitable surfing area for beginners

The turtles will boldly watch the boaters.

2. Oistins Fish Market

This cultural Friday night event is not to be missed. The Oistins Fish Market, held every Friday night in the south of the island, brings the local population and holidaymakers together in comfort.

The food stalls offer some of the island’s most famous fish dishes, rum cola, music, dancing and performances. The pace of Reggae already rhythms the relaxed and joyful atmosphere. Friday nights in particular on this island are the best of the week!

3. Rum factory

Short for BRB by abbreviationfinder, Barbados is the birthplace of rum and the first island in the Caribbean to start making a drink. The locals are rightly very proud of their drink. For example, a factory visit to the world’s oldest rum, Mount Gay Rum, will give you a better insight into the history and preparation of the drink.

Many may not know that rum is made from a liquid pressed from sugar cane and distilled into the Caribbean style. In addition, you can visit the factory to taste both light and darker rum shades, as well as shop for gifts, for example.

4. Bridgetown

In the island’s capital, Bridgetown, you can feel the wings of history’s wings. Barbados used to be a British colony for more than three hundred years. In Bridgetown, you can take the best shopping tour on the island, for example, at the end of Broad Street.

Clothes, colorful souvenirs and rum shops are on offer. If you are not interested in running in the shops, it is worth taking a walk in the city, just because of the magnificent and colorful buildings.

Downtown Bridgetown has plenty of hustle and bustle and shopping.

5. Reggae bus

The island of Barbados is small and can be easily explored in one day. There are other options than your own rental car. In addition to local buses, the island is toured by minibuses / vans driven by private drivers, loosely called reggae buses.

It is not worth looking at the schedules on these buses or even trying to find out. The bus can accommodate more passengers than you might think, the rhythms of reggae resound and the atmosphere is relaxed. Once you get on board, you can go as far as you want for just a few Barbados dollars.

6.Compound fish and spicy fish cakes

Flying Fish is perhaps the most famous delicacy in Barbados and is consumed down with rum, of course. Coucou, which is made from cornmeal and ocher, is eaten as a side dish.

Another delicious local delicacy is fish cakes, or Spicy Fish Cakes. Spicy fish cakes can be found on the list of almost every restaurant and are served with Maria Rosie sauce. The sauce is made from mayonnaise, lime juice and tabasco, among other things.

Downtown Bridgetown

7. Surfing

Have you dreamed of surfing? Barbados is a great place to try surfing. The varied beaches offer waves for both beginners and more experienced surfers. The island east side of the strongest waves are not recommended for the novice.

Barbados has dozens of surf schools ranging from private tuition to group lessons for several students.

If surfing is not exciting, you can also enjoy water sports on the island, including snorkelling, diving or water skiing.

The south side of the island is also a suitable surfing area for beginners.

8. The Gap

When you want to head out into the evening after the Oistins Fish Market, you should head a short distance to St. Lawrence Gap. Here you will find in the evenings restaurants to suit all tastes as well as the best bars and nightclubs in the south of the island.

For example, the personal nightclub The Reggae Lounge lets you dance to the beat of reggae music well into the morning.

9. Experience Bathsheba

There are stunning rugged beaches on the east side of Barbados and on the Atlantic side. Bathsheba’s beaches serve an incredible seascape far across the Atlantic. These areas have some of the best surf beaches on the island, home to the famous surfing championships.

There are a few occasional cafes and restaurants in the area in case thirst or hunger can surprise you. However, the south and west side of the way, the service is not very much available. A visit to Bathsheba is certainly not an afterthought.

TOP EXPERIENCES OF BARBADOS

Barbados is only allowed to be and enjoy the wonderful milieu.

10. Island tour

A full tour of the island is an effective way to explore Barbados. The day tour offers stunning beaches, rugged mountains and jungle scenery. Because Barbados is small in area, with a length of only about 33.8 kilometers and a width of 22.5 kilometers, the island tour takes about five to six hours.

An island tour can be done either with a guide or by renting a car on your own. Local buses and reggae buses also run around the island at reasonable prices.

Greenland – Midnight Sun, Whales and Mighty Icebergs

Greenland – Midnight Sun, Whales and Mighty Icebergs

Inuit, whales, icebergs, glaciers, icy winds and warm locals. A paddling trip to Greenland is a trip nearby. Close to the water, close to nature, close to experiences that are not available at home. When the clouds burst open and the sun comes out, everything is perfect with heat, tailwind, flat sea and sun protection factor 30! A little hardship and many experiences are promised on this trip in the midnight sun among icebergs and whales. Short for GRL by abbreviationfinder, Greenland is one of countries starting with G listed on countryaah.

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Greenland – 12 days

Day 1 Copenhagen – Uummannaq

Early departure by flight from Copenhagen to Qaarsut via Greenland International Airport in Kangerlussuaq. In Qaarsut we change means of transport to a helicopter for a 10 minute journey to the island of Uummannaq. Before the end of a long day, your guide will tell you what is important to keep in mind when paddling in Arctic conditions and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. We shoot a little during the day already the first day to get “in phase” with the midnight sun. The best time of day is when the sun is low for several hours and colors the landscape and icebergs beautifully red.

Day 2 Introduction / Paddling

During the day we get acquainted with the equipment we will use during the paddling. Everyone gets the opportunity to make individual adjustments and we end the day with a paddle around Uummannaq for a first feeling of paddling in Arctic waters. Day stage: Approx. 18 km

Day 3 Canoeing

We launch our kayaks and meet Storön. The crossing is 9 kilometers, but because the island is so high and the air so clear, one can easily be misled into thinking that it is a few kilometers there. Storön offers both a lunch place and a night camp. Day stage: Approx. 20 km

Day 4 Canoeing

After a hearty breakfast we pack the kayaks and slide further north. The long days allow us to paddle at a leisurely pace when it suits us best and with plenty of room for flexibility. We expect to land at one of the fjord estuaries and enjoy the western sun that gilds the slope where the fresh water meanders down to the sea. During the summer, many whales spend their time in Arctic waters and hopefully we see whales on several occasions. Some of the marine mammals we hope to see are herring whales, humpback whales, humpback whales, harp seals, and ringed seals. Day stage: Approx. 20 km

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Day 5 Canoeing / Hiking

We explore one of the fjord intestines in the area and take the opportunity to hike up to the nearby lake to explore the ice sheet in the distance. If we are lucky, we will see mountain foxes who are vigilantly keeping an eye on us. Day stage: Approx. 15 km

Day 6 Canoeing

Our stage to the next camp site offers a slightly shorter paddling. Once there, there is of course the opportunity to explore the surroundings further with our kayaks. We camp on a sandy beach with fantastic views of the fjord and icebergs. Here we find well-preserved remains of ancient cultures buried in stone tombs along the shore. Our guide tells about how the Inuit survived in one of the most barren places on earth and about the kayak’s function from the past to the present. During the entire paddling, we naturally try to give as much space and flexibility as possible to activities such as photography, fishing and shorter hikes. Day stage: Approx. 10 km

Day 7 Canoeing

During the morning we are awakened by huge “thunder sounds” from the nearby glacier, Sermilik, where the ice sheet flows into the sea. When the glacier front collapses, the water fills with amounts of ice and a roaring sound fills the fjord. We paddle closer to the glacier, and are probably met by seals resting on the ice. We return to our camp where we stay another night. If the weather is good, as it often is, today we see the mouth of the Uummannaqfjord. The 120 km long fjord is perfect for kayaking with its protected location. The high mountains and islands protect against any westerly winds that can cause waves. Day stage: 20-30 km

Day 8 Canoeing

We paddle south and have our eyes wide open in search of whales. It is precisely this stretch that we are most likely to see the majestic mammals swim past us. From here we also have a view of the mighty Nussuaq peninsula. Day stage: Approx. 10 km

Day 9 Paddling / Uummannaq

We start our paddling again towards Ummaannaq and if we are lucky we catch fish that gild our last meal in the field (weather and wind decide when we make the last crossing back to Uummannaq)

Day 10 Buffer Day / Uummannaq

“Extra day” to compensate for any delays during the trip. If everything went as planned, we will use this day to explore Uummannaq and its surroundings, see below.

We spend the day exploring the island of Uummannaq itself. We go on a hike up the mountain for a dizzying view of the area. The evening then ends with a wonderful outdoor barbecue where we enjoy the last sunset and discuss the week that has been.

Day 11 Buffer Day / Uummannaq

After a quiet morning return to Copenhagen via Kangerlussuaq.

Day 12 Return home

You land again in Copenhagen in the morning

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