A Winter Break in Barbados

From serene southern beaches to rugged northern cliffs...

As the sun peeks over the horizon, painting the sky with vibrant hues, we embark on an aerial adventure from the southern shores of Barbados. The scene is straight out of a postcard – gentle waves lapping against the shore, swaying palm trees, and a sense of tranquility that defines the Caribbean.

Our drone gracefully glides over the waters just off Turtle Beach, offering a panorama of the coastline. Stretching out before us is a picture-perfect view – a sprawling expanse of powdery sand, kissed by turquoise waves, with elegant hotels dotting the shoreline. Breakwaters stand as silent guardians, ensuring the safety of swimmers and protecting the beach from erosion. Even at this early hour, there are those who have seized the opportunity to bask in the peaceful ambiance of the beach.

Venturing to the opposite end of the island, we find ourselves at the rugged beauty of the Animal Flower Cave and North Point. Here the powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the cliffs, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of sea spray!

Our journey continues in the noth, where the Harrison Point Lighthouse stands as a sentinel against the backdrop of azure waters and lush greenery. Though now abandoned, it remains a poignant reminder of days gone by, offering sweeping vistas of both the ocean and the verdant inland landscape.

With our skilled pilot, Graeme, at the controls, we explore the charming village of Bathsheba on the east coast. Here, nature takes center stage, showcasing dramatic rock formations sculpted by time and tide. Surfers love the waves, drawn to this rugged coastline in search of the ultimate thrill.

As our drone gracefully returns to its starting point at Turtle Beach, we reflect on the beauty we’ve witnessed during our brief island-wide journey. Barbados, with its diverse landscapes and vibrant culture, leaves an indelible mark on visitors with many returning repeatedly to the island.

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Reviewed by: kathy lynn ward