Back-Packing the Caribbean ? Activist Hotelier gets nod for reasonable accommodations in Barbados
Adrian Loveridge is known to piss off a lot of ppl in high and low places here in Barbados – due to a number of convoluted details his annual Re-Discover The Caribbean show was postponed this year due to false terrorist charges, airfares and the sports tragedy that was Cricket World Cup, but now there seems to be some kind of light at the end of the tunnel for the embattled gent.
It seems a Canadian newspaper has been trying to find a way to trek through the Caribbean on $100 Cdn a day and here in Barbados, they view his resort as the place to go when your pocket’s thin –
One terrific option is Peach and Quiet (Inch Marlow, Christ Church; 246-428-5682), a tranquil 22-room hotel in the southern parish of Christ Church. The rooms, all recently renovated, go from $89 for a garden single to $109 for a waterfront double.
For a cheap and hearty lunch, step up to the counter at the Indian Grill (Bayside Plaza – aka – Pandora’s Plaza, Bay Street, St. Michael; 246-436-2361), a takeout spot in an otherwise forgettable strip mall south of Bridgetown, and order a roti. Fillings include fish and potato (12.95 Barbadian dollars) and a zippy curried lamb (9.95 Barbadian dollars).
This is quite a compliment since many Canadians view Barbados as a playground for richfolk only, and thus the look at where to go to ease the wallet or purse –
The resort-packed Gold Coast ? or, as some call it, the Platinum Coast ? more than lives up to its name. But if you head off to the rugged, less-populated east coast of this pear-shaped island, and choose carefully in the overdeveloped south, you can see a more authentic side of Barbados and still have a few bucks left over for a bottle of rum.