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Dennis Jones is a Jamaican-born international economist, who has lived most of the time in the UK and USA, and latterly in Guinea, west Africa. He moved back to the Caribbean in 2007. This blog contains his observations on life on this small eastern Caribbean island, as well as views on life and issues on a broader landscape, especially the Caribbean and Africa.

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Friday, July 20, 2007

What you need to know about dining, accommodation, and activities

I found three very interesting sites, each covering topics on which I had been tempted to try to start another blog. One, Barbados Restaurants, covers eating places in Barbados (such as my wife's favourite ice cream shop), and has weekly updates, including information on closures. This is a very good comparison with the recently published Zagat Guide on Barbados, and has been going for considerably longer. It does not have a rating system, but says very clearly if a restaurant has merit or not. It also has pictures of all the places, which a major step up from Zagat (see link).

A companion blog is Barbados Accommodations, which similarly surveys many of the islands hotels, guests houses etc. It even has an entry for a yet-to-open Courtyard Marriott, Barbados, to be located in the Garrison area of Hastings. No entry has yet been made for the to-be-constructed Four Seasons, though I heard some Chinese (oops) whispers that a posting will be made soon.

Thirdly, there is a blog on Barbados Activities. This is far more diverse, and could cover anywhere and anything that happens in Barbados. It was interesting to see some postings about the recent Barbados open squash tournament alongside entries for places like Jumbies, and the beautiful Andromeda Botanical Gardens.

These blogs are very well presented, informative, easy on the eye and well worth regular visits.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Thanks for these blog links! They really are informative and I shall be visiting them quite regularly.

I also find your blog very informative and have added it to the useful links on the Caribbean at
Travelers To Go
.
Keep up the good job!