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ISLAND CHILL

After a hectic few months in London this break came at the right time. This was my first time visiting Barbados and it was an experience i will never forget. 

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Arrived at Grantley Adams International and was immediately greeted by a great Bajan welcome from Sandy Lane and we were taken straight to our hotel stress free after a long flight. 

Arrival 

Driving through the gates you know its going to be a memorable trip. We were greeted  into the beautiful all marble reception overlooking the sea nothing but calm and paradise ahead of us for the next seven days. We were given cold eucalyptus towels (life) and non alcolhic cocktails while greeted by the friendly and helpful staff.  

A major culture shock from a cold December in London. 

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THINK 

PURE RELAXATION 

UNDERSTATED LUXURY 

SHAMELESS INDULGING

SPACE 

We checked into our Orchid Room which was located on the ground floor overlooking the tropical gardens and the ocean along with a patio the size of my house just a few steps to the beach and the sound of the ocean. The room was spacious equipped with a dressing room and large bathroom but still kept that homely feel and of course had marble everywhere. 

After a refreshed first night sleep and a substantial room service order we were refreshed and ready for a week of relaxation at its finest... 

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WEATHER 

πŸ‘πŸ‘ Degrees 

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Breakfast is always my favourite meal of the day and Bajan Blue hit the spot.. along with my soya latte which will keep me functioning throughout my tough day of beach, pool and book desicions. 

The breakfast spread was of course stunning from a variety of everything a person could want to kick start there morning. There was a fresh juice bar combined with a large mix of fruit and vegetable juices. As you can see I tried to be healthy but the temptation got me.. what started with a bagel alongside granola yogurt turned into full fat english breakfasts and croissants as the days went on WHEN IN ROME...😁 

GROUNDS

Arriving at night meant that we had yet to see our surroundings, we went for a walk to see everything the hotel had to offer  which defs did not disappoint.

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A SPA β“Ά DIE

Treatments Booked

BAJAN BODY SCRUB  βœ”️

FULL BODY MASSAGE OBVS βœ”οΈ

GENERAL CHILL βœ”οΈ

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Poolside  

Main Ft  

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WATERFALL OF DREAMS  βœ”️

LARGE SPACIOUS ROYAL BLUE SUN BEDS - in contrast of the pink on the beach βœ”οΈ

GREAT SERVICE βœ”οΈ 

EUCALIPTUS TOWELS βœ”οΈ

SUSHI AT THE SPA CAFE

Oh and the spa right next to you just incase πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

I think we could get used to this 

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ITS πŸ•’ FOR A TRIP TO THE BEACH 

WHY? 

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SWIMMING WITH THE TURTLES βœ”οΈ

JET SKI AROUND THE ISLAND βœ”οΈ

BAJAN BLUE RESTAURANT  βœ”️

A FEW STEPS BACK TO THE ROOM βœ”οΈ

SUNSET MERMAID SWIMS  βœ”️

ISLAND PARADISE βœ”οΈ

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DOES IT GET BETTER?

IT JUST DID 

L'ACAJOU 

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FINE DINING TAKE NOTE 

SETTING 

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UNDER A AWNING OF MAHOGANY TREES

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OVER LOOKING THE OCEAN 

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DESIGN 

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Cuisine 

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EUROPEAN FOCUSING ON FRENCH AND MEDITERANEEAN

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PICKS 

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a tall cold glass of Laurent Perrier RosΓ© Champagne CuvΓ©e Brut

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Pan Seared Yellow Fin Tuna

Tandoori Spices, Vegetable Tartar and Olivers Dressing, Lemon Gel 

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Roasted 10 oz Dry Aged Creek Stone Sirloin

Vegetables and Shallots Fricassee with Bacon Madeira Sauce 

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 with Sandy Lane truly covered it was now time explore the restaurants, night life, and sight sees of this unique island. 1 day down and we had all our days mapped out and were mentally booking to stay for an extra week... 

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 ISLAND TOUR

we decided to take a day from bronzing to go and see the island

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FIRST STOP 

HARRISONS CAVE 

BEST BITS 

TRAVEL ON A TRAM BY A TOUR GUIDE 

SEE ALL THE VARIOUS STRUCTURES AND NEW FORMATIONS 

LEAVE THE TRAM AND EXPLORE THE CAVES 

TOUCH THE WATERFALL FOR GOOD LUCK 

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SECOND STOP 

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ANDROMEDA GARDENS 

if you are flower obsessed Andromeda Gardens is a must see. Located in the parish of St Joseph. The flower forest was discovered by Iris Bannochie along with her husband. Everything you see is a collection of different plants from tropical and sub tropical destinations. Iris left Andromeda Gardens to Barbados national trust to continue the legacy. 

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FINAL STOP 

🌊 Saint Joseph 🐚🌴

WHY?

LOCATED ON THE EAST COAST

STEEP HILLS & LARGE CLIFFS

DRAMATIC VIEWS 

SURFERS DREAM

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AFTER A CULTURED DAY THERE WAS ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO DO... 

β˜•οΈ AND A GOOD πŸ›πŸ‘ 

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&NOW

SAVE THE BEST TILL LAST 

THE FOOD GUIDE

AFTER A WEEK OF LUXURY IT WAS NOW TIME TO GET BACK TO REALITY  

JETTING HOME WITH A TURTLE 

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