First off, thanks so much to everyone who posts on this forum. We found so much info here. Spent a fabulous week in Barbados. We intended to take the bus from the airport to our hotel in Rockley, but a reggae bus stopped first, and off we went!
The bus system is easy and cheap. We mostly rode the bus, but we walked a lot too-watch out for holes in the sometimes narrow sidewalks, and bring a flashlight for night time.
We rented a car for our own island tour for a day and had great fun getting lost, but hardly too lost as eventually we always found the sea! We learned about rum and sugar cane at our interesting visit to St Nickolas Abbey.
We spent a wonderful day at Crane Beach, had lunch at L'Azure overlooking the water. We walked to the Gap, had a delicious breakfast at Happy Days, a great meal at Harlequin, and had no trouble finding a cab to take us back to our hotel.
We wandered the boardwalk, ate a terrific meal at Tapas. We found a farmers market on Saturday morning, with great channas, fresh baked (gluten free)breads, and all natural smoothies-AND-local art!
We enjoyed dixieland jazz at the Waterfront Cafe, with great food, great service and just so much fun!
We pampered ourselves on our Silver Moon catamaran trip--truly a day in paradise.
We also were able to get groceries and beer at a local convenience store across from our hotel.
Can you tell we had a special, wonderful trip? Thanks to all. Be glad to answer any questions if I can help.