Just like there are two sides to any story, there are two coasts to Barbados. There is the west coast that is lined with calm waters and all-inclusive resorts, and the coast less traveled – the east coast with its choppy waters and empty beaches.
We opted for an off-the-beaten path route and stayed at an AirBnB in St. Phillips. We had an awesome retired British couple as neighbors above us who had the knowledge from having been there for a month to show us the best beaches.
With their direction, we walked to the cliffs the first night to watch the sunset.
We got to enjoy the sunset to ourselves, and that wasn’t the last time we took in the raging Atlantic Ocean with no one else around. The next day we headed to Shark Hole Beach. It was a short walk from where we were staying and down make-shift stairs. The water was crystal clear and the sand was rough with broken shells.
The next day we had plans to go SCUBA diving, but we woke up early to hit up another beach far from the hotels and resorts called Deborah’s Cove. We walked along the cliff line from where we watched the sunset until there was an opening and another make-shift staircase.
On our last day, we wandered the coast with our British neighbors and fought the waves in Ginger Bay. Before we released our California side in the ravenous ocean, we were able to pose for one last pic.