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Just a short entry to say that we arrived in Barbados yesterday morning (9th December) after approx 24 days crossing the Atlantic. Weather was a bit of a mix with some good winds mid trip and also for the last couple of days with some very light winds and even calms at times. Not much marine life sighted on the way over. The usual Dolphins ...
... should of seen a whole garden of them!
After all the excitement of the cave we headed for St Nicholas Abbey which is a rum and sugar museum that use to be a sugar plantation 300 odd years ago. It was a beautiful old house that continues to make it's own rum and sugar. We also saw a short movie on the history of the plantation which gave a little insight into what it was like back in the the 1900's.
Driving back along the coast we ...
... in the face and screamed until my feet turned red. My first word was "no" as in, nobody or nothing gets in my way. Or best put in Dirty Dancing, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." That's just how I roll. So while the trip to Ireland was cancelled and my dreams of drinking local whiskey were put on hold, my vacation time was not. I still had the freedom to go somewhere and the funds to do so (full refund on the flight and nearly full on the ...
... or Indonesia or Malaysia or Thailand), and I'm convinced they drive from the airport to their hotel with their eyes closed (or in the dark), sip Pina Coladas for a week and never give a second thought to where the people who work there really live or how they really live. If you've read this blog before, you know we have a love for discovering the "real" side of the places we visit. And this bus ride, was the first part of that discovery here ...
... to hang out at kids club occasionally and take the boredom out of some of the days. Our journey went from Barcelona to Malaga to Madeira to the Canary Islands (where we had been for the last 10 days) then 5 days across the Atlantic to St Maarten, then San Juan Puerto Rico. We got to do a few nice things along the way, Sightseeing and shopping in Malaga, in Madeira we took a toboggan ride down a mountain. No there is no snow there but you hop into a ...
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- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Yellow Bird Hotel St Lawrence Gap
Great place to stay
We have been staying at the Yellow Bird for the past ten years. We consider it our second home now. The people involved in the hotel are super friendly and very helpful. A beautiful view and a great place to stay.
We had just the best time!
The hotel is in an excellant location overlooking a beautiful sandy bay at the begining of the St Lawernce Gap, with its own bistro that serves excellent food. We just found every thing during our stay including the staff /rooms/view and location to be just the best we could have hoped for, so much so that we are returning to the Yellow Bird again later this month!
Awesome place to stay
What an awesome place to stay, where the ocean faces you every morning..within walking distance to the 'GAP' and wonderful, friendly staff and management..looking forward to stay there again
Great value for money
Ive Just come back from a fantastic stay in Barbados. Everything worked out great couldnt have asked for better. The weather was brilliant do not believe the weather forecast on the internet sites!!!!! Have no complaints about this hotel at all, staff were so nice, rooms were lovely overlooking the sea. Our toilet was blocked when we checked in on a friday afternoon, as soon as we told reception they sent someone up straight away no messing about. This hotel is well worth the money and would deffinately stay here again.
Good value, but watch out there's a thief about!
We stayed in one of the Yellow Bird apartments three times, every time was really good value for money and the bar and restaurant were great. We went deep sea fishing, caught tuna and brought it back to Yellow Bird where they cooked it for us -excellent and they enjoyed it too of course!
Lovely beaches nearby and the excellent Cafe Sol restaurant/bar just 2 minutes walk.
The only thing that ruined our visiting here again was that our friends, staying in the next room, had money stolen from their room. Yes - we know - don't keep money in the room but it was £1 coins won on the fruit machine at the airport, only about £30, hidden in the back of the top wardrobe in their room, wrapped up in a dress. The maid must've been a'huntin! Would go back to Yellow Bird but will USE THE SAFE!!!
Barbados is fantastic, have been round the world but nothing compares to it's excellent atmosphere -not even Tobago, Pat!!
A pleasant Surprise
Our first visit to Barbados, altho we went with a couple of pros( they know who they are)... we were somewhat prepared for the food prices..so the well equipped kitchen- fridge stove microwave was perfect for our budget and exactly what we needed. Stayed in the penthouse suite which was huge and comes with a jacuzzi bath. A fabulous view from the windows to the beach which is just across the one way street. We walked to convenience store, internet cafe,and several restaurants. We did have a problem with getting beach towels, however, so my advice is to bring your own. This is a great spot for people who are accustomed to doing their own thing in their own time. If you visit, remember Michelle in the Bay Bistro, who made us very welcome!
Great little hotel for the money
This hotel was actually pretty nice. I was expecting much less and was pleasantly surprised! Great location on the beach and the staff was very friendly. I'm not a very needy person so I didn't have to bother the staff with much but they were extremely nice checking in/out and when I pass by on the way to my room. The rooms were decent and had an oven/stovetop, fridge and microwave. We were able to buy a few groceries down the street and save a little $$$. We only ate at their restaurant once but it was good! Transportation to and from the airport and around the city was a breeze with Barbados' .25 cent trips you can take on the Taxi Buses. I would highly recommend this hotel, especially for the price...you can't beat it!!!
Just returned from beautiful barbados and the yellow bird hotel. We spent a week at paradise beach villas on the West Coast (see review) and a week at yellow bird. The hotel itself is old and the furnishings, towels and bedding seemed quite worn but the staff was nice and they fixed anything right away. Sheets are changed twice a week and towels every other day. We took along our own beach towels. There's a fully equipped kitchen and microwave. The location is excellent, the beginning of the gap. It's a trendy area with alot of restaurants (oceans next door were a little noisy at times) if you're on the main floor as we were. A good location for young people especially. The view was fabulous. The beach was shallow, warm, beautiful. we had the garden area almost next to the pool which seemed to be open all the time. It wasn't very busy when we arrived but got more so later. Never crowded though. The Bistro restaurant is great, good food and drinks, reasonably priced. They had the tastiest eggs for breakfast. We were annoyed by the South Beach people who were trying to sell time shares in the gap this year (stayed at Causarina Hotel, end of gap last year, just great). We had the occasional breakfast at the bean and bagel. The one in the gap not as good as last year (burnt toast and lumpy, undercooked eggs and no cherries with the fruit punch). We found the Holetown and Bidgetown locations much better. Paradise Pizza is a good 15 minute walk or 5 min drive around the corner. Their pizza was good, reasonably priced at $28 bajan delivered for a large pepperoni. The roti hut is next to them. We' d heard that they offered the best rotis on the island but preferred chefettes even though the roti hut's were larger. The lucky horseshoe and extreme club, a cinema, supermarkets and banks all within walking distance. They're also a few laundromats in Worthing and the beach is great. We had breakfast at a place called fy1 in the gap. It was reasonably priced but our breakfast was spoiled due to the fact that our toast, pancakes, bacon and eggs were served stone cold. Sweet potatoes was recommended to us but we found the portions to be quite small and the food just fair. A great place we found in the gap last year and enjoyed again this year was a place called Just stop. The homemade bajan cooking was delicious. We sampled curried chicken, curried lamb chops, flying fish and chicken. They have only 7 tables inside and one outside but should expand. Good food. The 4x4 adventure tour is always good. We drove to the wildlife reserve and watched the animals feeding. We waited for a long time but missed the green monkeys. We were told that they'd be fed at 2pm. We waited until after 4pm and they'd still not arrived. Harbour lights and catamaran cruises are good. Harrison cave is a must see but better to see it in a tour with other sights, too pricey as a single tour. Barbados is a beautiful island, go and enjoy! we hate to be back in 40 below weather.
Miss that bajan sunshine!
Definately worth a stay
we have just returned from a two week stay at this hotel. All rooms face the sea and the view we had from our balcony was just fantastic.
Although not five star luxury, the rooms were fairly big and above all clean. The kitchen facilities (including microwave) were adequate and the fridge (always topped up with ice by the maid) was a God send in the heat. Its right at the start of St Lawrence Gap and so restaurants and bars are withing easy reach. The bus stop is right outside the hotel making transportation to Bridgetown, Oistins and Sam Lods Castle really easy - and cheap. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.
If you're looking for the height of luxury this is not the place but worht a visit if you want somewhere not too expensive, clean and friendly.
Yellow bird - Aug 21, 22, 2003
Our two nights at Yellow Bird were pleasant. It is located at the beginning of the "Gap", where everything seems to be happening in the evening. The rooms faced the beach, with only a narrow street separating one from the sand. This is also the walking route to the restaurants. The hotel is not new, but very clean, and the staff is very helpful. The restaurant on the main floor serves very good drinks (we had the rum punch) and the food (breakfast, snacks and dinner) was good, too. The beach is quite wide in this area, and it's possible to walk for miles in and out of the water, past some expensive properties, and some restaurants where one can stop off and get refreshments. and then come back to Yellow Bird where the price was right. There are no elevators here and there are 3 floors, so pack light or get your workout.