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Finding More Than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM

20th July 2019 - 11:00am

It’s Aquaman Alan Sparling (Caribtours ASM)

It’s Aquaman Alan Sparling (Caribtours ASM)

Shane Cullen (Travelbiz.ie) reports from the turquoise waters of Barbados.

I was warned this was going to be an adventure and far from thinking this sun-kissed tropical paradise was simply a sunny seaside destination, I left Barbados with a flavour of what this beautiful island and its friendly people had to offer. During the 5 night stay, there was plenty of rum, BBQ and Caribbean music. Throw in a rainbow of feathers and sequins and you might think that sums up the island.

 

There’s more, a jeep safari took us off the beaten track to see the natural landscape of the island. It left us at the newly launched steam train that meanders through a hardwood mahogany forest leading to a vantage point overlooking the coastline.

 

On the coast, an impressively large submarine, the Atlantis, took nearly 50 passengers below the surface. While descending 150 feet, we watched thousands of fish dart through the blue waters through the large portholes. If you kept a keen lookout, there was even a shipwreck, almost indistinguishable from the seabed.

 

However, none of these compare, in my mind, to my most ingrained memory. We took a catamaran out to sea and watched the coast disappear on the horizon. Dressed in togs and equipped with snorkels we plunged off the side and into the salty waters below. We were greeted by gentle, graceful turtles which we fed. They were close enough to touch and they glided amongst us, oblivious to our awe. If wildlife doesn’t float your boat and you would rather look at the stars, we dropped anchor at 1 Sandy Lane, home to Simon Cowell and Rihanna!


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It’s Aquaman Alan Sparling (Caribtours ASM)
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
A baby whale plays with the turtles
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM
Finding more than Nemo - BA 65 Years to Barbados Mega FAM

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