Island Sea-renity: Barbados

Island Sea-renity: Barbados

Home to four different turtle breeds and lined with over half a mile of coral reefs, Barbados has become a hot spot for divers and snorkelers. After hearing and researching how beautiful Barbados is, Casey and I quickly decided to spend the day exploring the beaches!

The first beach we went to was Paynes Beach. Unless you want an overcrowded and resort like feel than steer clear of this beach. We were there for a total of 5 minutes before I turned to Casey and gave him one of my “not happy” sour face looks. I don’t know about you, but when I’m on vacation I want to feel like I’m on tropical oasis with just Casey and I– not the entire Princess cruise ship!

I asked a local where we could find a more secluded beach. He mentioned to us that since Barbados has become so heavily dependent on tourism for their economy, finding a beach that isn’t packed has become rare. (Thanks for the hope, buddy) Not exactly what I wanted to hear, however he did come in handy. He said that for a $2 fee we can take the public bus 30 minutes up the road where we would find a spot called Mullin’s Beach. Casey and I were willing to check it out!

Once we arrived to Mullins Beach (which embarrassingly enough we kept calling Melas Beach), we were pleased to see it was exactly what we were searching for! A long strip of beach that hugged the coastline of sparkling blue water. A tropical bliss that made you feel like you were embracing that island culture.

 

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We spent the entire day floarting in the warm waters of Barbados and sipping on Painkillers (that’s a drink, not Advil people) that we purchased from Mullins beach bar.

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Throughout the day Casey and I snorkeled along the shore line and found a handful of beautiful, unbroken shells that even after they dried, still held their amazing vibrant color. I had to take these home with me! Maybe make a cute necklace out of one!?

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It was the best relaxing beach day with so much beauty surrounding us! With that said, of course I had to ask my photographer (aka Casey) to take some pictures in one of my favorite swimsuits by Posh Pua and my new favorite sunnies Yours Truly by Stephanie Stewart.

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As our time was drawing near and our buzz was slowly disappearing, we reluctantly decided to head back to the port terminal to embark on another cultural experience.

 

Xx Shay

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