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Old 10-31-2007, 08:08 PM
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I am heading to Barbados with my brother and a friend in December. They are going to go surfing, I am going to be there for the booze, women, weather and maybe do a day of fishing. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to stay I want to be in the bar/ club area... Not looking for a $400 dollar a night type place, but some where clean. How is the fishing in December? Also what the deal with the women... mostly American foreign and the Night Life?
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:18 AM
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I was down there back in the 1970's.Man,they do have some great rum.The babes all flock down when it gets cold up north.When I was down,I hooked up with a taxi driver and payed him to show me what was happening on the island.
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My kind of guy - straight to the point! Get drunk and laid.....or get laid then drunk......food and logging is a secondary requirement. But yah got to get out fishing at least once!
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Haahhaaha oh yeah what are some recommendations on resturants?
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You're going to Bathsheba if surfing is on the agenda. Soup Bowls is the main break. I was in the line up and a random monster set approached; tried to dive and the first wave broke the board out of my hands. There is some power there.

Surf is generally on the east coast. There isn't that much night life etc. there cause the ocean is much rougher and there aren't really hotels and restaurants. Travel to the west coast for night fun. There are some high end residences and secluded resorts that ccelebrities have been noted for staying in. Pavarotti was there with that 18 year old a while back if memory serves......




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Old 11-01-2007, 10:29 AM
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How far is the west coast from the east coast? We were going to stay on the west coast and then drive to the surf spot.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:54 AM
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How far is the west coast from the east coast? We were going to stay on the west coast and then drive to the surf spot.
You can drive all the way around the island in one day. It would pretty much take all day. I would say a couple (three) hours to get from one side to the other. Maybe more, maybe less depending on where you are. Obviously, it ain't like hopping on a straight, smooth freeway and making good time. You have to stop for the roundabout, stop for the bus, stop at the rum shack, look at da boys playing dominos....the waves on the west are not good. There is one place that's fairly consistant though, sandy lane. It's a pretty cool little setup if you've got urchin in your feet and you're a little played out. Also Tropicana but it's got to be something out of the ordinary to get that worked up.

The chicks are brits and europeans. We didn't see too many American. We love football bo, and aren't going anywhere in the fall!!
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Old 11-02-2007, 07:41 AM
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Nobody else has been here?
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:27 AM
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I went for my honeymoon in late September 3 years ago. We stayed at Coral Reef Club, very nice, very british, very expensive. Tiger Woods' yacht sailed by on its way to his wedding down the road. Good restaurants in the area but not too much excitement. We went fishing one day. Although i caught a 30 # Wahoo it was a waste of money. Just draggin baits around for a few hours. Winter may be Marlin season down there?? Not sure but that might add to the fishing experience. It is a cool island with lots of history and rum, not sure about the nightlife. Surf is supposed to be very good on the east coast as you already know.
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Old 11-02-2007, 08:45 AM
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Came back from a week there, two weeks ago. We stayed on the west coast at the Fairmont. Very nice and although rather expensive, I would go back. Fishing seems to be a waste of time. I saw them all day long trolling up and down the island within 3 miles off the beach. Unless you make arrangements before you go there with a captain you have been referred to, you will get stuck with the "tourist" package (trolling around the island for baracuda)
Overall, we found Barbados a very nice place for some R&R. Get ready for the $3 USD Cokes ,$7 USD beers and $24 USD club sandwiches.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:43 PM
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Damn I guess I'll be bringing a case of miller with me.
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:55 PM
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I stayed at turtle bay 2 years ago, and have nothing good to say except the rum was fine, the night life was pretty poor, the locals were not friendly.
and too many up tight Brits around to really have any fun. didn't have a chance to fish did look around the island it is pretty and some cool history and some big surf as everyone has said on the east coast could take 1/2 a day to get there I'll never bother going back next Island for me is Bailey Island Maine!
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:01 PM
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Went to Barbados back in the 70s (I'm gettin' up there, but not quite there yet) and it was expensive back then; it just ain't a cheap place to visit. Like ocm4 we stayed at the Coral Reef Club on the western side and it was much too upper-crust British for a couple of 20-year old Yanks: white dinner jackets, clap your hands for service, etc. Unreal - we didn't expect that. However...we're also going this December for 10 days. Strictly R&R, as the place is very quiet. It's just not a place to party, but the water is beautiful, the culture is British, and the sun can be deceiving. It's almost on the equator, the trades blow daily, so you'll fry (and not realize it) unless you cover up. If we see 3 drunken Americans we'll know it's you - buy plenty of rum and sleep on the beach. Cheers!
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:53 AM
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maybe i can help a bit on this. first of all casco_schooner if you dont want to come back thats cool but dont go spreading the word about how bad the place is....actually turtle bay interesting there is no place called that here so ..... you can get to the east coast in less than one hour from anywhere on the island unless its rush hour. places to stay hmmmm there so many dont go to turtle baY might spend your whole vacation trying to find the place...stay on the south coast between hastings and oistins that will put you in the middle of everything. all the coastlines have waves just gotta know where is going off when..soupl bowl is highly overatted people surf there just to say they have. sandy lane same thing...december is when we start getting north swells that starts up west coast... east to south east wakes up the other breaks. as for fishing once again excellent time of year big wahoo marlin dolphin you name it we got it. the boats the other guys saw trolling down the west coast about 2 miles off is where there is a drop off goes from 80 ft down to hundreds. gotta take the tourist down there cause thats where its calm. the locals fish the other side wanna come see the seas we fish in??? aint got nothing to the east of us until africa.. fishing charters go with high seas charters hes got 2 boats and catches fish.....as for things to do we got a good party scene harbour lights
st lawrence gap all good places $20 us free drinks the whole night .... $7us beers come on we aint south beach there are places like that but thats the west coast and big hotels. sight seeing excellent...go down the coast on a catamaran snorkel with the turtles swim with the fish eat some good lunch drink some rum.....(just trying to get some business...im a captain on one of them) im going to stop there for now any more info gimme a shout. flat calm today looking to go fishing later guys
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:57 AM
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yesterday a 71 lb and 82 lb wahoo were taken off of the same fairmont hotel mentioned above ....yeah the fishing does stink
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:28 AM
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I stayed at the Grand Barbados Beach Resort on a couple of business trips. It's right on the beach and is very nice. It's right down the road from the main shopping/dining/partying district. The east coast is very beautiful, but the terrain is much more rugged. Not much is over there at all. If you are a golfer, the Barbados Golf Club is a nice track and not too far from the airport.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:49 AM
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fuh reel - 11/5/2007 10:53 AM

all the coastlines have waves just gotta know where is going off when..soupl bowl is highly overatted people surf there just to say they have. sandy lane same thing...
Agreed, I just didn't want to get into some of the details of more local spots. We got the north break good.

Jeremy, go to Harbor Lights and pay $20 cover all you can drink rum drinks. Those Brits aren't that stuck up. There was one who wanted an American just because she never had one.

You'll have a good time.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:16 PM
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yeah another large wahoo landed earlier this week weighed in at 89 lbs. got our surfing comp down here this weekend should be some good action dont think the waves will be that great though we'll wait to see. theres places like south point, brandons on the south that pretty much always have waves. personally i think the west coast is a waste of time staying down there......u might want to change those plans if you want more night action.
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Hey Just getting back to this, I had a friend who moved down to the Island so I was not unfamiliar Turtle bay resort is just west of ST Lawrence Gap, and I would still not go again I'm sure Tiger loved it he had a whole resort to himself and I am sure did not have to deal with the Locals hassling him about his "bad habits" I would look to a place that is way more North American friendly
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