on our recent months stay in barbados we had a wonderful holiday, we stayed in a rented villa on the maxwell coast. we were near the beach and oistins we visited the fish market often and found it cheap and entertaining whilest buying our fish, the people at the market were very friendly and helpfull. we also went to the west coast to see what it had to offer, i personally did not rate it , i found the beaches to narrow and nothing to offer, also there was nowhere to park as it was mostly right on the road.we went right up to port st charles as this was the beach we snorkled off of on one of the catamaran trip we were told on no uncertain terms that we could not sit on the sun beds that were on the beach .i found this very upsetting and it was the only time i felt i should not be on one of the beaches,all the local people are friendly and helpfull, why are some english and american people so spitefuland make others feel uncomfortable. we all hotfooted back down to more comfertable suroundings .well i hope others had a more agreeable time on the west coast, i personally wont be going back i will be very happy down on south coast. i do wish we had sun like them!!!!!!