I thought I would temporarily break from writing my blog about my travel through Colombia to bring you some information that I learned recently about a interesting island in the Caribbean
I am not in the habit of blogging about places that I personally haven’t visited, but I felt this was too good to pass up.
Take a look at this approach photo:
Don’t confuse it with Bermuda or Barbados. It’s Barbuda. It is not necessarily well known because there isn’t much there. Not much……. except some stunning beaches
I had first heard of Barbuda over 20 years ago when I was spending some time on the island on Antigua. At that time I was told I needed to visit Barbuda someday because not many people traveled there. Over the years I have kept it in the back of my mind.
It was not until this year that my interest in Barbuda was re-awakened by a chance meeting on the island of Anguilla with a Brit named Mark who lives on Antigua and has for the last 20 years. Mark and his girlfriend happened to be staying in the apartment just beneath ours on Meads Bay, Anguilla. Mark is a friendly chap who shares my interest in travel and out of the way places. He told me about spending time on Barbuda and how remote and unspoiled it was. He had his laptop with him and he showed me many, many pictures of the beach and the small inn (4 rooms) where they had stayed.
I asked Mark to forward some of his photos to me and I would put them on my blog. He said if you are looking for a true unspoiled island getaway then Barbuda is for you.
(All photos are courtesy of Mark Harrold)
Mark told me about spending some time in one of 2-3 beach cottages on North Beach. Here is a link to the cottages:
Barbuda can be reached by boat from Antigua but Mark advised against it because of the possibility of rough seas. His recommendation was to take Carib Air from Antigua. I took a look at their web site www.carib-aviation.com and it looks like most days they fly twice a day to Barbuda for $44 each way from VC Bird International Airport on Antigua. Looks like they fly the DHC-6 Twin Otter 20 passenger STOL(short take off and landing) that are known throughout the Caribbean.
Here are a couple of other links that list some info about the island.
Barbuda looks like an island of which dreams are made. Not many people have heard about it, friendly people, safe, no major developments and maybe the best of all……your friends haven’t been there yet!!