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A Walk-through Paradise: The Club, Barbados

I love the holidays up in the winter-y north, but I’ll take a jaunt to the islands any day. The trip to Barbados was a wonderful escape form the cold both in the UK and the US, especially when I saw where we’d stay for a few days.

Down a long road lined with trees and Rhianna’s hometown mansion is The Club. All-inclusive, catering toward an adult-only crowd, this property is one of the Elite Island Resorts’ more laid back and relaxing spots for vacation.

Rather than drone on about how great the break was, here’s a little photo walk-through of the best bits, courtesy of me and The Club!

It’d about a 20-30 minute drive to The Club from the airport, on a quiet road by the west coast.

The Club opens up to bungalows and rooms surrounding a floral three-pool lounge area. There is access to the main restaurant and bar steps away, as well as the sea for swimming and sun bathing.

Back towards the entrance, don’t miss the chance to buy a new sundress at the small boutique store, or have a peek at the rum bar and traditional restaurant.

All rooms have an outdoor patio or balcony overlook the pool or the sea. Grassy areas are ideal for reading a book or playing some cornhole!

The showstoppers are facing out to the sea though – well worth the splurge for this view!

Speaking of the sea, there’s plenty of space to swim and snorkel right outside your suite. The loungers are along a seawall, but there’s some sand to get between your toes too.

After a soak, don’t forget to visit the beachside bar for a signature rum punch!

Most meals are served with a view. Breakfast is an unlimited hearty buffet (with mimosas if you’d like!) and lunch is often served in this style too.

Dinner includes a three-course menu featuring local catches of the day and decadent steaks. After dinner though the real fun begins….

The Club has entertainment almost every night, from traditional dance to DJs. During the day there are also classes in weaving, rowdy team games and pool games too. Grab a nightcap and join in anytime – or take your Irish coffee back to the room for some peaceful rest.

I’d love to return to Barbados and have The Club be the place to stay. It’s an ideal base near town and all other activities, like catamaran tours, Oistin’s fish fry and the Mont Gay Rum Distillery (but you can sample plenty on resort too!)

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Author EileenCotterWright

Eileen Cotter Wright is a Boston, MA expat living in London, UK. She is a freelance writer and owner of group travel site PureWander.com. Despite losing her passport the first day she left her home country, she's continued to roam the earth with gusto for about a decade. You can keep up with her hot mess adventures on Twitter @Crooked_Flight.

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