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“You’ve got time,” the LIAT representative said with a smirk. I wanted to know how late my ‘on schedule’ departure from Barbados would be because, still catching up from tropical storms earlier in the week, my Barbados stop had shrunken to a few hours.
Unusually for the Caribbean, Barbados’ main attraction is its UNESCO-listed old town in the capital, Bridgetown. Many Caribbean capitals are not attractive and some not places to be after dark. Like Antigua, Barbados is mostly flat and is dotted by resorts and beaches, without major natural attractions in the interior. I love the Barbados trident flag, and I reveled in ways it is used to embellish buildings.
In this series:
- Caribbean Lesser Antilles Island Hopping Itinerary
- US Bank FlexPerks Flight Booking Battle Tales
- Grenada: Everyman of the Caribbean
- Dominica: Pirate’s Cove of the Caribbean
- Montserrat: Volcano Island
- Antigua: Nelson’s Resorts
- Barbados: Flying Fish, Grounded Concorde
- St Vincent
- St Lucia
- Caribbean Island Hopping in the Tropical Storms
- Is LIAT the Worst Airline in the World?
- British Airways Caribbean Hopper Routes on Avios
- Caribbean Tip – Don’t Let Your Phone Auto-Adjust the Time
The mix of classic and quirky 1970s architecture in Bridgetown is a delight. Easily my favorite Caribbean capital so far.
I had one meal in Barbados: the requisite flying fish and local juices at Mustor’s.
Adjacent to the airport, noted by the huge hangar with “CONCORDE” painted on the side, is the Barbados Concorde Experience. I did not know the Concorde served London-Barbados. You see the plane and what appears to be excellent exhibits. My flight was only going to be a little late so did not have time to do justice to the rather steep $20 admission so I settled for a peek from the gift shop. This is an excellent option for a layover.