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Monday, October 13, 2008

Bus to Speightstown


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Bus to Speightstown
Bridgetown, St. Michael
Barbados
Series: All around St. Michael
(07-30-2007)

If you are on a budget and would love to see the island, then the bus is the way to go. All you have to do is pick a destination (mostly from the city) and ride the bus to the end. You will, I am sure, see how love the island is.

One the most entertaining and interesting bus rides for me was to take the bus from Oistins to Speightstown, better known to the locals as the By-Pass Bus. It starts in the lovely fishing village of Oistins in the south of the island. It then hugs the scenic south coast enabling you to see some of the most breathtaking beach vistas around. At the Garrison the bus cuts inland and meanders its way through some of the most expensive old neighborhoods. Village life can be seen at many locations like Tweedside Road in Carrington Village, Hindsbury Road, Bankhall Main Road, and Black Road.

From Black Roca the bus rides the West Coast of the island. This coast is a heavy tourist area with many hotels, resorts and condos. With the likes of Sandy Lane, Porters, and Port St. Charles, you are sure to find some of the most expensive tourist accommodation in Barbados. In between you will find other fishing villages like Paynes bay, Holetown, and in the end Speightstown.

This bus ride has a lot to see. But there are many more you can seek out. The Barbados Transport Board now gives scenic tours like the Sunday Scenic Tour and the New Island Tour Service. So if you are on the island of Barbados, make sure you take a bus ride somewhere.

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4 comments:

  1. For about a year of my time in Barbados, I thought it was "SPICETOWN". :-) Imagine my surpise when I finally realised it wasn't. LOL.

    How much is it to ride the bus?

    I agree that this is a very interesting way to see the island.

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  2. The fare is $1.50 Barbados Dollars and cents...

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  3. That's what it was 10 years ago when I lived there :) I guess some things never really change.

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  4. Ann, thanks for dropping by...how have you been?

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