Sun, ocean, open roof buses with music… This was my idea of Barbados. Trying to forget about a long winter and get some of that oh so necessary vitamin D, I packed my bags and ended up on an island that hadn’t changed all that much since last time I was there. But this time I was in a new hotel and I was hooked, I could have stayed by the pool the whole week because strange things were happening right there, things that kept many of us glued to the hotel premises…
It was not charter but…
How odd to end up experiencing a spontaneous charter vacation. The hotel was pretty simple, small units surrounding a little pool. Good pricing for people set on discovering the island east of the West Indies. The very first night it turned out that a really cool crowd had chosen this very same hotel for the same week and friendships develop as we ended up chatting by the pool sipping tropical drinks. In fact, we spontaneously started a bingo game and people left their preferred casino online on their smartphones to join the “old timers” game.
You read it right, first night was bingo and the adventure continued the next day when instead of renting a car to go check out the historical sugar cane plantations with a friend I decided to simply stay by the pool for poetry morning. This was hilarious and it was surprising to see how some really good weather and relaxed atmosphere got the creativity going. A guy named John was still busy playing on an online site called Cloud casino and I came up with a cool verse on clouds and no clouds which afterwards I thought it better to keep in my head! Later that day at the beach we were still reading the bits out loud and laughing at the humor of it all.
Driving on the left side is crazy
The next day we did make it out on the road and while I thought that I pretty much have a grip on driving now (remember that I got my license before the Marbella trip) I was not ready for left side driving at all. It was a total freak out and I soon asked one of our new friends to grab the wheel so that I could keep an eye on all the sites. I don’t understand how they do it, sorry guys, but driving on the left side is not, well, right.
Word of my expertise came out
Thinking the whole charter feeling was just a first two days thing in the hotel, I was a bit baffled when I was asked to give some beauty tips. People who can play games on their mobiles can also check out blogs and so we had a little beauty get together discussing make up, fashion and other interesting things. We had an interesting debate on sunblock and whether it is overrated or not. I think I managed to convince them to put some on the for the next morning, after all there is a reason that BB cream is such a hit all over the planet.
Sing along evening
The coolest thing during my hotel Barbados stay was definitely the sing along evening. This was an event worthy of any Gran Canarias hotel experience. The night before going back home the whole gang had gathered by the pool and someone had brought a guitar. We started with some calmer tunes that most seemed to know and then it got a bit funny as some guy brought out a boom box and started playing the type of music you hear on the buses on Barbados.
We ended up circling the pool in the most geeky and hysterical way. I hope no one filmed it, I would deny being there if anyone saw someone that looked like me! It was so goofy and funny. I can honestly say that the best memories from my Barbados vacation came from the hotel where I met such cool people not looking for a charter trip but ending up having one.