Slowly but surely getting everything in order for your special day!!!! With every piece of the puzzle that comes together I get more and more excited. :) love you two!!!!
Congrats guys on your next adventure as a couple. The website for your wedding looks great and it sounds like an amazing time to go get married in Barbados! Wishing you lots of love, health and prosperity!!!
I can't wait for your special day! I can't wait to watch it all happen. It's crazy to think we're married and engaged now, I remember doing your hair and playing house and coming to aunt jeni's for taco night. God all the fun times we had and still have. So proud of the woman you have become. May all your dreams come true! I love you so much. Yay, now I have gained an extra cousin. Love you too Chris. Remember everything will fall into place. Enjoy the planning.
I am so excited for you two!!! I can't wait to celebrate this special day with you both. Count down begins!!! ❤️❤️
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Where is Barbados?
Affectionately known as the 'jewel of the Caribbean', Barbados is the most easterly island in the Caribbean island chain. It sits just above South America, northeast of Venezuela. The Caribbean Sea lies west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.
Don't forget, it's a small island, with a total land area measuring just 166.4 square miles.
Barbados will be celebrating it's 50th Anniversary of independence from Great Britain on November 30, 2016.
What language is spoken in Barbados?
British English is the official language of the island however in more casual settings a more unique 'Bajan dialect' is spoken.
What's the weather like?
Because Barbados is considered 'the tropics', temperatures are fairly consistent. Temperatures range from 80 -86 degrees.
Important Law on Clothing:
By law, do not bring or wear any clothing with a camouflage pattern on it, regardless of the colour or what it is. No swimsuits, shorts, shirts, bags, pillows. . NOTHING.. this is a Barbados Government Law. You may not be arrested, but you will be asked to change, and it may be taken from you.
Safe for consumption
Websites to Visit for additional information:
-You want to apply months ahead of time
-For an application and additional information visit : https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html
GETTING TO BARBADOS:
-JFK Airport for direct flights
-Other airports available will have layover stops in Miami or Charlotte
-Long Term Parking at JFK: First 24 hrs $18
Over 24 hrs, each 8-hr period or part thereof* $6
* e.g.,after the first 24 hours, charges are incurred in eight-hour increments ($6 for each eight hours)
-$1US = $2BDS
-VISA & MC are recomended
- Cabs are readily available, and can be shared. Not priced per person
- "Z" Buses for $1US :ZR (pronounced Zed-R) vans which are painted white with a maroon stripe. These vans are much smaller than the minibuses and buses and typically run shorter routes concentrated in highly trafficked and highly populated areas. They are a great choice for travelling along the island's south coast. Travelling by ZR van is quite an experience as they are known for their high speed, loud music, sudden stops and packing in as many passengers as possible!
-Government Buses also are available for $1 US :The buses of the government's Barbados Transport Board are easily recognized by their blue color with yellow stripe. These buses traverse most of the island and have 3 terminals - 2 in the capital city of Bridgetown and 1 in the northern town of Speightstown.
-MAH Car Rentals
*Driving in Barbados is on the left hand side*
What to Bring:
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Island View: $167 per night w/ full breakfast buffet
Ocean View: $202 per night w/ full breakfast buffet
Rates inclusive of Taxes
Breakfast Buffet 6:30am-10:30am
Located at Coco Patch Restuarant
Accra is 20 minutes away from Grantley Adams Airport
Check in 3:00pm, Check out 12:00pm
Please contact Cherry-Anne Hunte for group rate.
Phone: 1-246-435-8920 Ext 5401
Reference #: 339295
*Check w/ your credit card provider in reference to foreign transaction fees*
Friday June 30th:
Oistens Fish Fry
Price: est $15 US
Picnic-party setting with tourists & locals
Every Friday, the Oisten's "Huts" sell their freshly caught fish platters. Chicken and other options also available.
Sunday July 2nd:
*Menu to include various Tapas, local beer & house wine
Located on the Boardwalk, a short walk from Accra Hotel
Monday July 3rd:
*Transportation from Accra Hotel to Little Arches will be provided
Accra Hotel Lobby Pick Up 8:15 am
5.5 hr Catamaran Cruise
Round Trip Hotel Transfers
• Courteous & experienced Crew
• Unlimited Drinks including our special “Jammin Punch”
• Daily Lunch Buffet
• Light Breakfast
• Swimming and Snorkelling with the Turtles
• Swimming and Snorkelling by a Ship Wreck
Mount Gay Rum Tour
-Tour & Tasting $15.00
Little Arches Hotel Cliffside Garden
Miami Beach, Barbados
*Hotel Lobby Pick up will be arranged for Guests
*Attire: Smart Casual
Cafe Luna, Little Arches
Caity's Side of the Story:
I was really excited for Chris to finally see the island of Barbados. I had previously been there with my family over the years, and always wanted to take Chris. When I heard my Aunt Dolores was going in December, I basically just invited us along. Previously I did think that maybe Chris would propose while on this trip, but up until we were leaving the house to head to the airport I had been helping him back his suitcase. I knew then that it wasn't going to happen, because he never would've let me in his bags. Oh well.
Chris' Side of the Story:
Before we left I made sure to ask Bill's "blessing", and then worked with Caity's Aunt Dolores to transport the ring down to the island for me. When we made it to the Hotel, she handed it to me as soon as we got there. I told Caity, "let's go check out the water". Almost as soon as we walked down to the water, I got to one knee and proposed .She actually hit me...but we don't have a picture of that...
Chris and I decided upon a Destination Wedding long before we were even engaged. Barbados has always been a favorite place of mine since I was young. My mother grew up in Barbados after leaving Guyana, and before finally coming to the U.S. I have been to Barbados 3 times and each time I leave loving it a little more. Finally, last December, I brought Chris along for his first time. I was nervous he wouldn't love it as much as I did, but thankfully he does!
The Island is as affordable as you want it to be. There are multiple grocery stores, if you want to pick up snacks, or liquor, or there are 5 star Restaurants, if you want a fancy dinner. Chris and I usually bring a cooler and pack a lunch for the beach afternoons, and recommend it for those looking to travel on a budget. Also, some of the beaches have food vendors located on them, such as Pebbles Beach, where you can get a fresh fish sandwhich & a beer for only $6US.
Many of the Hotels are located right on the beach, and transportation and walking are very safe. You have multiple choices- walking, bus, taxi, rental car, Z-bus etc.
We chose the southern Parish, Christ Church, for our stay. The southern part of Barbados has many walkable restaurants, the boardwalk & a mix of wavy/calm waters. The Island is safe and you do not need to stay on your Hotel grounds or be escorted off of them. Chris and I travel together and use the same safety measures we would while we were at home.
The flight from JFK is roughly 5 hours, similar to a flight from NJ to Vegas. Please remember to bring your Passports!
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