General George WashingtonÂ Â with his half brother, Lawrence Washington,Â sailed from the Potomac River, through the Chesapeake, on the brigantine the “Success” on a rough non-stop journey to Barbados, arriving November 2, 1751. As a Seattle and Portland travel agent I appreciate that BarbadosÂ providesÂ a backdrop richÂ in history,Â inhabited by Arawak and Carib indigenous Â peoplesÂ at the time of European colonization of the AmericasÂ in the 16th century. The island was an EnglishÂ and later BritishÂ colony from 1625 until 1966.Â Â Barbados eventually had one of the world’s biggest sugar industries after starting sugar cane cultivation in 1640.
Sandals Barbados, the most recent addition to the SandalsÂ and Beaches group of Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts,Â is only 15 minutes from the airport for an easy transfer.Â The resort itself is compact and the beach is small.Â There is a good sized beachfront pool with a swim-up pool bar and a quieter interior pool with charming red-striped cabanas. The star of the resort is the Crystal Lagoon,Â situated in the interior of the resort thatÂ offers room and suites with swim-up patios and overlookingÂ balconies.
A newÂ restaurant in the Sandals All-Inclusive group debuted at Sandals Barbados, Bombay Club, specializing in Indian Cuisine.
BARBADOS RUM PUNCH
1 of sour = 1 part West Indian lime juice
2 of sweet = 2 parts simple syrup
3 of strong = 3 parts aged Barbadian Rum
4 of weak = 4 part water or chipped ice
Â Add a dash of bitters
by Molly Sumption, Caribbean Honeymoon / Sandals Expert, Seattle & Portland / subscribe to RSS feed