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we are going to barbados on march 3/07, to the Turtle beach resort, we won the trip this morning and chum fm with roger rick and marilyn,,sooo excited,,we have never been there before, just some questions if anyone can help,,-is there a time difference this time of year?-how long of a flight, i heard 5 hrs-is there any kind of snorkelling around?-we were told we are staying clost to the GAP,,,anything for snorkelling aorund there, or OTHER things to do?-what and how is the money exchange?-is the electricity the same as canada?-how much is it for the room safe?-are souveniers expensive?not sure what else to ask but any other info would be greatthanksAndrew and John

Don’t know anything about Barbados… never been …BUT Congrats on winning the Trip…. Lucky You

Oh andrewandjohn, I hate you I was trying sooooo hard to get through, I wanted to go so bad. Congrats on winning.My mom is in Barbados right now and it is HOT, HOT, HOT The Gap is where all the action is. I wish I could remember all the stuff she’s told me about it but if you get bored at the resort and want to check out the local culture this is where to go. The one place I do recall is Oistins Fish Fry (hopping on the weekends I believe).Sorry she doesn’t snorkle so I can’t answer any questions.Take USD. Local currency is Bajan dollars and approx conversion is 2 Bajan $ for every USD

Have a super time and ohhh I am so jealous. Please come tell us all about it when you get back

the flight is about 9 hours long. You will love the island !The Gap is the place to be – The ship inn is great from all kinds of entertainment and the area offers many other abrs and restaurants the best of these being "Jumbies" which offers good food well cooked and great service. Go back downstairs after your meal and they have a great bar to warm up before your night of fun. Most nights they have a DJ playing classic oldies etc. Most bars have a happy hour where you get 2 drinks for the price of one. If you work it out right you can just go from happy hour to happy hour along the street as the times vary ;D.

Enjoy your trip

We went last July and stayed at Accra Beach (in the South). There is some snorkeling. We went to Carlisle Bay and saw some wrecks right off the beach. We also snorkeled between Speightstown and Holetown and saw sea turtles (as well as some nice tropical fish). Mullins Beach is nice for snorkeling too.If you want, they have tons of vendors selling "sailing/snorkeling trips" (we went "on our own" with our 5 yr old son).If you drive, beware, that the road signs are terrible (and there are lots of traffic circles). Stay away from Bridgetown if you don’t want to get lost (the roads don’t connect–they turn into one-way streets in the middle of town). After awhile, we just went around Bridgetown whenever we wanted to get anywhere. Stuff to do–the Barbados Wildlife Preserve is really nice (you get to wander around with green monkeys and tortoises), Flower Forest is nice too-interesting plants, and the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary is a very pretty garden-type area (with lots of birds). The Barbados Museum to small but interesting (history of Barbados). The "Folkstone Marine park" is kinda lame (really just a place to snorkle), and the Flower Forest is not really worth the long drive. We wanted to go to Harrison’s Cave, but it was closed. One more thing.. The food is really expensive (like most places in the Carribean, I guess). "Roti"s are great!Hope this helps. Have fun.-Laura

Take Canadian cash with you. Most of the banks are Canadian anyway. RBC and Scotia etc.
You can also use the ATMs in the Gap.

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