Leaving Barbados

After a quick four days in Barbados we are off to some tiny Caribbean islands. The Hilton Barbados was  really great hotel with spacious rooms, friendly staff, nice beaches, pools, mediocre food, and a great gym. I love me a good hotel gym. If you have planning a trip to Barbados and are looking for a luxurious hotel, the Hilton is a good bet.


We stayed on the lighthouse side of the Hilton Barbados with great views overlooking the beach and the full moon up in the sky. Sunsets here were pretty great too.

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At night, the Hilton had some BBQs on the beach and occasionally karaoke (goodness the drunk people trying to sing Adele were cringe-worthy!) The local brew, Banks, was very tasty:

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As mentioned, the food was pretty mediocre (and expensive) so at lunchtime one day we did as the Barbados-natives do(and as our cab driver suggested) and hoofed it down the street to Brown Sugar for their lunch buffet ($27). Brown Sugar had an interesting mix of native cuisine.

My salad plate:


Entrees: mac and cheese casserole, fried plantains,spare ribs, flying fish, pumpkin fritter, and eggplant creole.  The entrĂ©e round was my favorite. Fried plantains were the best!


So much so I put them on my dessert plate as well along with some bread pudding and rum sauce (!)


Next up on the vacation itinerary is a small boat cruise (less than 200 passengers) to some lesser-known Caribbean islands. We found this itinerary just to do something different and visit some different places.

Sailing away with the other sailboats:


First up is Bequia- part of the St. Vincent and Grenadines. See you soon!

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Reader Question: Have you ever done a small ship cruise? How did you like it?

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve never done a small cruise before! Hope you are having a blast.

  2. Chaitali says:

    Those are some amazing views from the hotel! And Adele is a really gutsy karaoke choice. I doubt there are many people who could pull that off, even sober. I’ve never done a cruise that small, it sounds really interesting. I look forward to hearing about it.

  3. Sabine says:

    Hi Andrea. A cruise on a small ship sounds perfect. Could you share which ship / company this is? Thanks and have fun. Sabine

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