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It’s been a week since I returned from my weekend in at the Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados and I’m starting to miss it already. It was one of the best birthday celebrations and I got to spend it with not one, but 3 of my cousins.
Of all the places on earth, why would we go to Barbados? Well, my cousin and I always knew that our family has roots in the island and we’ve never been. Since we were kids, we have been to Trinidad a handful of times and though we enjoy visiting family there, it’s not much of a vacation when going. In addition to finding out similarities and differences between the two islands, we also wanted to get away from the busy city life and celebrate my upcoming 30th birthday.
My cousin and I chose to stay at the Bougainvillea Resort which is about 15 minutes from the airport and 5-10 minutes away from Barbados’ popular nightlife hangouts: Oistin’s and the St. Lawrence Gap. Like most airports, there are flat fare rate fares to all destinations on the island.
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Bougainvillea Beach Resort Room & Amenities
From the time we stepped foot in the lobby of the Bougainvillea Beach Resort, we knew we would have a peaceful stay. Our assigned room wasn’t available yet due to our 2 AM arrival, but the front desk associate Brian found us a room equivalent to the one paid for. The Junior Suite included a queen-sized bed, full bathroom with tub and shower, kitchenette area with a fridge, microwave, hot plate and sink and separate seating areas to watch TV and eat. We also had an outside terrace with lounging area and view overlooking the pool and beach. When waking up the Saturday morning, my cousin was in such disbelief, she had to ‘touch the water to know it was real’.
The Bougainvillea Resort also provides entertainment for guests daily. On our last night, we were able to attend the Manager’s Rum Punch party and BBQ Buffet that included live music. They also provide movie night and live shows throughout the week.
From the friendly staff to the location, beautiful views and great weather, we want to go back. If we plan another cousin’s trip, I’d definitely consider the Bougainvillea Resort again. We would also like to do more research on my paternal grandfather’s family to see if we have relatives on the island, so at least a week minimum is needed. If you’re looking for a nice resort with awesome service, visit the Bougainvillea Beach Resort Barbados on their official site or be social and follow on Twitter, and Instagram. You can also read previous guest reviews of on TripAdvisor.
Have you been to Barbados before?