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Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

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Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

I am a 40ish solo female traveller looking to visit Barbados in Mid-May. Which is Hotel is best for me. I am not interested in fancy meals or unnecessary amenties. I want clean, safe, friendly. I like the pool/beach during the day and a lively dance club at night. Maybe a tour here or there.

Where is it safe for me to stay. I am looking at Coconut Court Beach Hotel and a few others in that range.

Been to Barbados on cruise ships and loved it. I want to stay 7 nights. Is that too long a visit? Will I get bored?

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1. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

It sounds as though you want to be closer to the Gap than Coconut Court. The Gap has lots of nightlife within one street, so that would be the ideal place for you. If you want to be right in the Gap, then have a look at Yellow Bird, South Gap, Rostrevor. Slightly further out you'll find Divi Southwinds and Southern Palms. Then along the main south coast road but within a 15 min walk of the Gap you have Coral Mist/Blue Orchids, Southern Surf, South Beach, Accra Beach Hotel, Worthing Court, Blue Horizon, Allamanda.

Out of those I have stayed at Coral Mist and Southern Surf as a lone female and had a good time, although neither provide for any socialising with other guests apart from the weekly rum punch party at CM.

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2. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

i would suggest the ROSTREVOR, it is right in the gap, but you ont hear the noise, and is walking distance to much nightlife...and in may it is very reasonably priced.

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3. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

you might also want to consider staying in a guest house as it's a great way to meet fellow travellers and the cost is much less. look on www.shoestringbarbados.com for those located near or in the gap.

cheers, rootsie!

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4. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

I agree with the suggestion of a guesthouse - take a look at the Rio, it ticks all of your boxes and is very budget friendly! The only thing it doesn't have is its own pool, but you can use the one at Divi next door. It's a really friendly place and has lots of solo travellers in comparison to other places, I've made some great friends there!

It's not far from the action of the Gap either, so you'll find plenty to do of an evening - and probably won't want to do much in the day! Having said that, if you do want action during the day, there's lots to see and do on the island, no chance of getting bored!

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5. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

Wow!! So many great suggestions. I will have tons of fun just doing the research.

Other other thing. . . .

When I visited Barbados on the cruiseship, I went to Boatyard Beach twice. The water was to die for. Like a giant bathtub. Sand was powder white.

What other beaches boost that type of calm, clear water with soft soft sand. I am not much of a swimmer (more a splasher) and I like my toes to be comfy so I really like soft sand.

What are the best beaches for a splasher with spoiled toes??

I like the idea of a guest house. I will look into that.

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6. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

Wow!! So many great suggestions. I will have tons of fun just doing the research.

One other thing. . . .

When I visited Barbados on the cruiseship, I went to Boatyard Beach twice. The water was to die for. Like a giant bathtub. Sand was powder white.

What other beaches boost that type of calm, clear water with soft soft sand. I am not much of a swimmer (more a splasher) and I like my toes to be comfy so I really like soft sand.

What are the best beaches for a splasher with spoiled toes??

I like the idea of a guest house. I will look into that.

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7. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

you also could look into yellow bird apartment there are on the beginning of the gap ideal for the night live on the gap.

also the other end of the gap is oceans 11 although never stayed there seem to be very accomodating for the single traveller.

you are never far from a nice beach oceans 11 is near dover beach.

jac

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8. Re: Solo Female Traveller Likes the Nightlife -- Where Do I Stay

On the whole, the beaches on the south coast have more wave action than on the west coast, but they're also a bit wider.

I love Dover Beach (closest to the Gap), or a bit further along there's Turtle Beach - both of which are gorgeous! Or you can get a bus up to Miami/Enterprise beach which is by Oistins just a couple of miles up the road.

Towards Bridgetown there's Accra and Rockley beaches that are similar to Dover and it's only 20 or so minutes into Bridgetown if you wanted to go back to the Boatyard!

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