Barbados Travel

Barbados Travel Secrets takes you on an insider's tour of one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.  Rather than the usual commercial site, this is a guided island adventure with a local.

If you're heading to the island, you've probably already spent hours online warming up for what I like to call the Olympic triple jump:

Deciding when to go, where to stay, and what to do.  Let's make these hurdles easier! 

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You know, I've always wanted to see a site that reveals the secret spots that would make it fun and easy to visit my home.  

I grew up minutes from Bridgetown and get a kick out of showing off the island.  Read more on my inspiration for this guide.

Hang around a bit.  You will find my handpicked selections of the best places to stay, the most memorable things to do, and a few little tips in between.  

For a location to be featured, I have either visited myself, or received enough raving personal reviews from visitors like you.

So, if you're looking for a site that is run by someone who knows that it takes far more than a tourist brochure and a list of hotels to plan an amazing vacation, you've found your spot!

Rohan Gilkes

P.S. If there's a location you would like to see featured you have my attention!

P.P.S. Also, be sure to share your Barbados experience with other visitors!

On to the fun!  But first (hit Ctrl D) to Bookmark!
We add pages regularly and would love for you to stop back to visit.  
Scroll down for a Table of contents of the site.  It's just one more way for you to navigate.

My inspiration for this website

 Barbados shore excursions scene

I admit to being a bit picky when I travel.  I don't have to stay at the finest villas or eat at the priciest restaurants though.

I'm happy to find locations that put a smile on my face and meet people that make me laugh.

Thats one of the reasons you will find plenty of photos on this site-you should be able to get a good idea of what locations fit your particular taste.  

If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. Toni Morrison.

This site was born in November 2007 (She's still a baby).  

Growing up my friends and I lived this beautiful Barbados island to the fullest. We swam the white-sand beaches, soaked up the amazing nightlife, lounged at the most relaxing beach-bars and restaurants, hiked and explored the cave systems and nature reserves...

We did it all!

I poured all my experiences and passion for the island into this site. Take your time exploring it because it will help you plan a fun vacation.  You’ll find personal Barbados travel tips on

·     Best beaches 
·     Best Barbados villa rentals
·     Interesting ways to see the island
·     Hidden away locations if you want to get off the beaten path
·     How to visit the island on a shoe-string budget
·    Tastiest Barbadian Restaurants
·     Sweetest diving and snorkeling experiences
·     Barbados Real Estate ideas
·     My #1 tip for exploring the island, stories from readers...and more.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Mark Twain

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