Barbados Surf Trips
Barbados Surf Trips
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Barbados Surf Trips is a full service surf vacation planning concierge. We work with each individual client to help you plan the exact surfing vacation you are looking for. We help book accommodations, airport transfers, car rental, surf tours, surf lessons, surfboard rentals, restaurants, activities.
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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Cornishknocker
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I have always taken my own boards on surf trips before so when I found out that Virgin had a new length restriction on the boards they carry I was panicking about where to hire a board, worrying about wasting valuable holiday time picking it up and returning it and was horrified at some of the board hire prices at some of the surf hire places.
I saw Melanie's website and sent a message with details of my board requirements, she responded quickly.. Had a perfect board for me which Jordan delivered at 8am on my first day on Barbados along with news of swell on the West Coast... I was in the water an hour later!
At the end of our stay the board was picked up an hour before we left giving me a surf on our last day.
All in all excellent service and great rates.. I will definitely be in touch on my next trip🤙
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for your review! Im glad we could help make your surf trip enjoyable and easy!! Hope to see you next year!
Written January 20, 2020
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Manon L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Melanie was amazing in assisting us in finding a vacation home close to the best surfing spots for our son to surf while the rest of the family got to enjoy Barbados amazing beaches (Bottom Bat is a real hidden gem). Melanie does much more than book surf lessons, she can assist with getting the perfect place to stay, renting a car or booking your activities. My son took 3 lessons with Jordan, probably the best surfer in Barbados! He enjoyed Jordan's coaching approach and valuable advice and tips. My son was able to improve his surf skills tremendously in just one week.
Written February 4, 2020
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Espen Haugen
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I rented a Salt shaker board when I was vacationing at Barbados. The dialogue with Melanie and Jordan was great, the board delivered for free (and on time) at my villa and the deposit was back on my bank account just a few days after I left. I would recommend renting a board from Barbados Surf Trips if you want to catch some good waves during your stay on the island.
Written January 9, 2020
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Thanks for your review Espen!! Glad you enjoyed the board and waves!! Thank you for booking with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written January 20, 2020
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R C
202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
My wife and I visited Barbados for the first time December 2022 and stayed at Oughterson Plantation in Saint Philip's hosted by a pleasant man name Peter.
The Plantation was 20 minutes from the airport. The property is gorgeous, breath-taking and great to connect with nature. Choices of villas depends of what a person likes. The property is gated, and the host has 7 friendly dogs, that keeps his property safe.
It was great spending the holiday with Peter, his son and the guests. We all brought something to the table for a holiday lunch and dinner with new friends.

I was super ready to try surfing for the first time. The Oughterson Plantation was 25 minutes from Freights Bay, which was said to be the best location for beginners, but it is best to go during low tide. My wife and I wanted to do so much on the island, so we decided that I tried surfing one day out of our trip. Our host allowed me to borrow a surfboard but it was not meant for my body type.
I decided to ask one of the surf instructors at the top of the stairs for a 2 hour private lesson, which was awesome. I caught some waves, after falling off of the board plenty of times. Cannot wait to return.
My wife and I traveled throughout the island, making stops at different beaches, restaurants and sites to experience as much of Barbados as possible.
I will mention a few beaches in this review. The NW side of the island is where a person would find the resorts, shops, and calm beaches, NOT to say that the other sides are not as gorgeous.
Thunder Bay was a short beach that can get crowded, but the water was calm, clear, and deep. There is food, parking, chairs and umbrellas to rent on site.
Maxwell Beach is a gorgeous beach with white sand great for swimming near resorts ... very spacious.
Welches, Mulins, Gibbs Beaches were absolutely beautiful. Great to visit and relax depending on one's taste and vibes. Dover Beach was nice with plenty of food in the area. Brandon's Bay was beautiful, calm and perfect for relaxing and swimming. Bring snacks and drinks, if staying at the far side away from crowds
... or spend time at the Bounce Waterpark, where one will find food and drinks. There are so many gorgeous beaches to mention. It is best to rent a car and driving around the island. We found places that some of the Natives did not know about. We plan on going back in the near future.

Written January 6, 2023
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Eric C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Melanie and her crew are exceptional for those wanting a great Barbados surf trip. They can set you up with boards. They can set you up with a place to stay and a car. Most importantly, they can get you to the best surf spots on the island, making sure you get to the right spot on the right day. We are grateful to Barbados Surf Trips for three different, very enjoyable, surf-filled vacations.
Written January 19, 2020
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Thank you for your review! So happy to help you with your vacations to Barbados all 3 times!! Hope there is a 4th in the near future.
Written January 20, 2020
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adamlesper
New York City, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
I rented a fish from Barbados Surf Trips. Melanie and Jordan were great. Super prompt and the board was in good condition. My first time traveling without my boards. Very easy to contact and they get tight back to you. Looks like they have selection for everyone. Would def use again but I missed my sticks.

Looks like they have the island dialed so I would trust them for any service they offer. Great island Great people
Written January 6, 2020
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Thanks for your review Adam! We appreciate it. Im glad you had a good experience with us for your board rental. We do have a selection for everyone and each year we get some new ones. Hope you can make it back to Barbados soon! take care
Written January 20, 2020
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Rebecca C
Bayport, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Our instructor, Jordan Heaselgrave, was so nice and a professional surfer too. He took us all over the island and then out at Parlour on the last day. It was way beyond my abilities without him there, but he made it possible. My son is a good surfer and it gave me a sense of what he experiences when he is out in big waves. It was also the personal thrill of a lifetime. Melanie was great to deal with and helped us with all the details, including finding the Atlantis Hotel in Bathsheba. Not your traditional resort hotel for sure, but so interesting historically and the food was fantastic. We also loved hanging out in the town nearby. Very chill. Contact Melanie and just go!
Written March 2, 2020
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ELRiley
Newcastle upon Tyne90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Couples
I was not able to bring my own surfboard from the UK due to the air company not carrying boards. However Melanie came to the rescue with an amazing Aloha 6'6" shortboard which meant i was able to surf during my holiday.
As well as dropping off the board at my hotel so it was waiting for me when we arrived Melanie was very chilled about the small ding I put in the board.

I would recommend Melanie and her company to anyone going to Barbados who wants to rent a decent short board (ie not a beginner board)
Written November 28, 2011
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Aaron G
Naperville, IL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
I rented a surfboard and scheduled lessons through Melanie. If you aren't an experienced surfer, I would recommend booking lessons so your time will be much more enjoyable in the water. Melanie also delivered the rental board and picked it up from my hotel which worked out perfectly since I didn't have a car. Emails with her before the trip were very easy and we got board sizes, locations, and times set up perfectly. This was an awesome surf trip!
Written November 6, 2017
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Lisa O
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
We were lucky enough to discover Barbados Surf Trips 3 years ago when we were planning our first trip to Barbados. We had a mix of requirements since my husband wanted to surf, my 10-year old son wanted to learn to surf and I wanted to stay on a nice beach. Melanie satisfied all of our requirements! She showed my husband around the island to all the best breaks & gave my son a lesson at Freights Bay. He was thrilled to surf alongside of her two adorable kids who are right around his age. He had a blast!

Melanie provides so much more than boards & lessons though! She knows the entire island & really listens to what you want. We are already planning our fourth trip & want to stay on the west side this time. She sent me a few villa options & nailed it! It would have taken me hours of research to find these on my own. It's like having our own personal travel agent right there in Barbados! I would highly recommend Barbados Surf Trips for ALL your travel plans (car rental, accommodations, restaurants, etc.)!
Written October 16, 2015
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