planning a trip to Barbados ...
Just before Christmas. Thinking about Barbados because wife and daughter want to snorkle while we want to surf. Most places w/ waves are too stirred up ( like Costa Rica ) for good snorkeling. Seems like Barbados has both. If anybody has any intel on the place I would like to hear it. The island is only like 12 miles long so if we rent a viila and a car we should be able to go anywhere (?). Is it nice? Super crowded? Anybody have a better option? S Pacific is too far for 1 week.
Thanks for the responses about Barbados..
The comments tell me Barbados is a nice place and not sketchy. We thought about Tortola but someone I talked to whose brother used to have a house there said the place had changed since the cruise ships arrived and that the locals ( this based on multiple visits ) are the most unfriendly they've ever seen. They aren't mean and won't hurt you but they barely tolerate you and it's unpleasant. Plus, it sounds like you have a good chance of going there and getting skunked wave wise.