Hello everyone & happy Monday! I am finally back to New York & at my desk today – two things that make me crazy happy. September was such a blur of month between my work travels to Ireland & my birthday trip to Barbados (you can see all of my pics from both trips on my Instagram). So I couldn’t be more excited to be back to New York just in time for my favourite season. But before we get into Autumn in NYC, I thought it would be good to start off the week by doing a little Barbados Travel Guide. Below I go through where we stayed, what I wore & more. Loads of you have been asking about the holiday so I really hope you find it helpful…& maybe make it there one day too :)
Firstly, let’s talk about the hotels we stayed in. I really believe where you stay can either make or break a trip so the hotel is always something I put a lot of research and thought into. For this trip it was no different, I spent weeks looking into different hotels until I eventually found a group called ‘Elegant Hotels‘. I was lucky enough to then team up with the group and stay in two of their hotels in Barbados. Staying in two different places during a trip was something I had never done before but I really really loved it! Below are some points about each one:
– All-Inclusive Hotel
– Great for families
– Two pools & direct access to a beautiful beach
-Free Water Sports
– 3 Restaurants to choose from
– Really relaxed vibe & amazing staff!
Colony Club Hotel:
-Chic Decor & beautiful bedrooms
-Two Pools & direct access to a beautiful beach
-Two Restaurants (+ amazing live music)
-Breakfast is included
-Free Water Sports
– Great for couples – really romantic & calm atmosphere!
Barbados itself was everything I expected & more – pure paradise! It really was the perfect place to just switch off and rewind, I felt like a new woman after coming back, haha! Here are some things to note before booking a trip there:
– They use Barbados Dollars. (1 Barbados dollar equals to roughly 50c USD / 40c EUR.)
– Hurricane season runs from June through to October so September is a quiet time which I actually liked, plus it made everything a lot cheaper. Their busy season is December- April.
– It is VERY warm all year round.
– The locals are so welcoming & grateful of tourists!
The food was really good too! As I mentioned our first hotel was all-inclusive but during our stay in the second hotel we got to try two amazing restaurants:
And lastly, lets talk about what I wore. Believe it or not, I actually packed very well for this trip for a change. I think I was planning it for so long that in turn my outfits were planned well too. You can go as casual as you like there which is great but I did dress up a few nights as I personally love to do that on holidays. You can shop all of the outfits I wore HERE.
If you would like to see a more in depth look into the trip, be sure to check out my two vlogs which are now live on my YouTube Channel. Both of the videos give you a better look at the hotels & my outfits, and of course some funny bits! I love vlogging my trips as I think the videos will be such lovely memories to look back on in years to come so I hope you enjoy them too!
I hope you enjoyed this quick Barbados travel guide & have a fantastic week! Be sure to keep an eye out for my first vlog from Ireland which will be going live on my YT channel tomorrow!