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were to twin with Barbados

we want to go on a three week holiday in February 2009 we want to twin Barbados and another island we have been to st Lucia and Antigua has any one got any good suggestions were to go and ma be some nice friendly hotels.

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1. Re: were to twin with Barbados

Antigua is nice and IMHO has far superior beaches to Barbados. Its a different island completely to Barbados though and you can't really get out and about at night like you can in Barbados (only because there is nowhere to go!).

Antigua may be a good twin - try either Galley Bay or Blue Waters - both very nice hotels.

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like i said we have already stayed in Antigua and was rather disappointed with the island we did not think there was much to do there.sorry but it would be very boring if we all liked the same places.but many thanks for your reply

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I would look into the possibility of some kind of "island hop" round the Grenadine chain of islands, this is the real West indies to me,relatively unspoilt without being uncivilised,can be expensive but a real adventure.

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I agree with JTD, the Grenadines are lovely. You'd need to fly into Barbados and then take a local flight either to St Vincent or Union Island and then hop from there. Bequia is a very popular choice, I personally loved Mayreau, but it is very very small! If you do the Grenadines, a day trip to the Tobago Cays is an absolute must!

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5. Re: were to twin with Barbados

If she didn't find much to do on Antigua then she probably won't like the Grenadines. With the possible exception of Bequia, but there's still not a lot to do beyond the natural wonders, beach, and water activities. No tourist spots like shopping, casinos, busy nightclubs, etc.

Now, if she's looking for gorgeous scenery and a taste of the "old-style" Caribbean it's the place to be.

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6. Re: were to twin with Barbados

Any islands you can visit by boat?

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7. Re: were to twin with Barbados

i think you got me wrong when i said that i did not think there was a lot to do in Antigua .i do not want bars and shopping and night clubs as you suggested what i do like is nice place's to eat that

you can walk to ,i don't want to be confined to the hotel there are some lovely places to go and visit by day .maybe our hotel was not in the best place for walking out there was nothing to do local.

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8. Re: were to twin with Barbados

I think my message was taken wrong. I thought it was a great idea to visit another island while were there in Barbados too. I wanted to know if there were any island close enough you could visit by boat for the day.

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9. Re: were to twin with Barbados

Nothing you can visit for the day as such except the Grenadines trip, BDS is stuck out to sea so to speak away from the other islands so anything has to be by air to be practical.

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10. Re: were to twin with Barbados

Have you looked at Bequia? Carib Safari can arrange trips there from Barbados. We are still at planning stage! But lower bay and Port Elizabeth seem to have quite a few bars/restaurants all within walking distance and small hotels and seems to be quite a small friendly island. You can also go on daytrips from there to Mustique and the Tobago Cays