Due to Hurricane Maria, we had to change our travel destination to the beautiful island of Barbados.
Barbados is the eastern-most Caribbean Island. The island, which is less than one million years old, was created by the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates, along with a volcanic eruption. Later coral formed, accumulating to approximately 300 feet. It is geologically unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years.
The Portuguese came to Barbados en route to Brazil. It was at that time the island was named Los Barbados (bearded ones) by the Portuguese explorer Pedro a Campos. It was named after the island's fig trees which have a beard-like appearance.
Sea life is abundant in Barbados. You may see turtles (Leatherback and Hawksbill), sharks, dolphins, lionfish, flying fish, eels, crayfish, barracudas, sea cockroaches (which is sort of like a crab), sea urchins, Man O' War (jellyfish-like) and Portuguese Man O' War.
Barbados wildlife is not extensive, but there is a golf course on the island named after the famous green monkey of Barbados – many can be seen inland and also often spotted in the gardens of hotels and accommodation along the West Coast, especially early in the morning. The limited Barbados wildlife you might see on the island are the green monkey, as mentioned previously, and bats, mongooses, whistling frogs, lizards, toads, snakes (very few), the hare (although these are very rarely spotted) and magical fireflies.
Birds in Barbados
Around 100 different bird species have been recorded in Barbados, around twenty species of birds are residents – you’ll see plenty of the beautiful hummingbird, also heron, egret, finches and pigeons; in addition there are around 80 different species of birds that migrate or pass through the island – these include terns, sandpipers, warblers, falcons and ducks.
If you are looking for a unique island experience, then please join us in Barbados.
Your Vacation Includes
** 7 nights at Divi Southwinds Resort w/2 in a 1 bedroom Gardenview Condo
** All Meals and snacks at Pure Ocean Restaurant
** Unlimited beverages - Alcoholic or Non-alcoholic
** 5 days of 2-tank morning boat dives, transportation to dive shop is included (15 minute drive from resort)
** Use of non-motorized water sports equipment
** Hotel taxes
This resort is also in walking distance to many restaurants in the St Lawrence Gap area of Barbados. There is also shopping in town there as well.
** Activities include: Mini Golf, , Tennis, 3 Freshwater pools, Poolside cabanas, fitness center, WiFi Access Included,
** Amenities with a fee are, kayaks, jet skis, wave runners, parasailing, water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, fishing, Day Spa, Bicycle rentals. There is a rental car desk at the resort as well.
Does not include Airfare to Barbados. We will take taxi's to the resort from the airport and share this expense. Does not include Dive master tips.
Diver $2045 p.p
Non-Diver $1545 p.p.