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Showing posts from August, 2011

Bottom Bay, Barbados | Beautiful Places to Visit

Bottom Bay, Barbados | Beautiful Places to Visit : "On the southeast coast of Barbados is the lovely and relaxing Bottom Bay. This gorgeous white sand beach is a fantastic spot for a day trip or a picnic. The sound of waves crashing along the shore makes the perfect soundtrack for a relaxing afternoon. The swaying coconut palms create just the right amount of shade over the soft sand. Visitors can try their hand at surfing, though swimming is discouraged at some times of the year due to the strength of the waves. "

Looking beyond Barbados' beaches : "My friend gave me good advice because she had been there, done that: Skip the lush landscape and beautiful beaches in Barbados - every Caribbean island has those - and instead visit two fascinating and historically important attractions in Barbados' capital city, Bridgetown. A week later, during its Exotic Southern Caribbean itinerary, my cruise ship (Celebrity Constellation) made port in Bridgetown, located in the parish of St. Michael on Barbados' southwest coast. With 80,000 people, this is the most densely populated of Barbados' 11 parishes, and it oozes with British history."

Seaweed threat

Image via Wikipedia : MASSES OF  SARGASSUM , a brown seaweed that has been washing up on Barbados’ shores within recent weeks, could pose a threat to the vital tourism industry and sea creatures such as turtles. Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), Dr Leo Brewster, said yesterday there was a large quantity of the seaweed out in the ocean, and approaching islands of the eastern Caribbean, waiting to be dumped here in the coming months. Related articles Mysterious seaweed dump chokes S.Leone's coastline ( Tons of mysterious smelly seaweed blanket beaches in Sierra Leone ( Returning the seaweed to the sea (

Rihanna rocks the Oval!

The Barbados Advocate "It was the concert of the year – maybe even the decade. And it was so hard! Barbadian superstar, Rihanna, brought her LOUD tour to Kensington Oval last night in front of a sold-out crowd of 25 000 locals and visitors who lapped up every minute of the singer’s exciting performance."