BARBADOS GETAWAY 

Barbados is a beautiful island with so much to offer! Bright blue waters, white and pink sparkled sand and people so lively and lovely that we already know we won’t wanna leave! An island only 14 miles wide and 21 miles long has more attractions than we can take on in 4 days, but we’re up for the challenge and ready to make the most of this epic getaway!

Dates: April 21 - 26, 2021
Location: Christ Church, Barbados

 

Why travel with I Love Being Caribbean?
I Love Being Caribbean Global Getaways promise a beautifully unique off the beaten path experience, designed to connect to Caribbean culture and community. Global Getaways are sure to give you memories of the Caribbean to last a lifetime.

Pre-Trip Vibe Sessions with the I Love Being Caribbean team!
All Global Getaway guests will be offered a 15-minute initial call to connect with our CEO (Chief Experience Officer). Beyond the call, you’ll have access to ask any and all questions to make you comfortable via email or text. We guarantee a 48-hour response for all Getaway Travelers (response time will be expedited for emergency situations).

Schedule your Pre-Trip Vibe Session HERE

Can I bring my kids?
While we love kids (we have some of our own!), this particular getaway experience is for adults 21+.

Is this trip for me?

This is a “relish the moment, feel the rhythm, hold ah vibe, live your life kinda’ experience”!

Global Getaways are for anyone ready to experience a new culture or a culture that you already know & love in a new way! Want to meet new friends or travel with old ones? Ready to join an unforgettable and enjoyable experience that you don’t have to plan? Book today!

While we too, can appreciate an all-inclusive experience, Global Getaways are intentionally not all-inclusive. We work hard to source locally owned or operated hotels and work with Bajan  locals to collaborate for the ultimate experience. These 4 days are off the resort, off the beaten path and conscientiously cultivated for our travelers.

iLBC Global Getaways are intimate. We’re purposeful in offering small intimate tours to ensure a richer experience for all. Unlike large tour groups, traveling with a small group allows us more flexibility for authentic experiences.

 

What will we do?

While the official itinerary will be shared with confirmed travelers, here’s a few events/activities that you can expect:

  • Welcome Mixer

  • Visits to quintessential Barbados attractions, like:

    • Mount Gay Rum Distillery, the oldest rum distillery in the WORLD

    • Harrison’s Cave

    • Oistin’s Fish Fry

  • Delighting in local experiences & indulging in flavorful cuisine

  • Rum, Fun, Beach & Sun

Where will I stay?

Karibu Garden is a Bajan owned, tropical vacation property located on the South coast of Barbados. We will enjoy the comfort of our lush garden grounds, friendly staff, and unlimited access to all we’ll need to fully enjoy Barbados.

Karibu Garden is located in a historic Garrison district of Hastings. It is directly opposite St. Matthias Church, built in 1850. The villa is within walking distance to shops, eateries, beach activities, public transportation around the island, constant access to nightlife, and delicious food!
The beach is located down the street and is excellent for long walks, greeting the sunrise, or gazing at the sunset. Twenty steps away, the Boardwalk is ideal for a walk east to the popular Accra Beach, or stroll west along the picturesque beach to marvel at the colorful sunrise or sunsets.

Room Accommodations:

Our travelers can expect a modern, comfortable stay in this two-story plantation-style house that sits on an acre of rolling lawn and lush tropical garden surrounded by many mature trees and several water features. It is comprised of 1 and 2 bedroom units, all of which are self-catering. The house is superbly spacious and exquisitely furnished with Africa, Asian, Caribbean, and traditional influence.

Karibu Garden has a wealth of impressive options, from kitchens that are fully equipped with all the essentials needed, to the spacious bathrooms and dressing areas. Peaceful surroundings will relax and revitalize as you read, listen to music or just enjoy the sunshine and cool ocean breezes. At night sit back and take in the simple joy of listening to the crickets chirp.

All units are outfitted with the following:

  •  Air-conditioners in the bedrooms

  • Ceiling Fans

  • Flat Screen TVs

  • Cable

  • Internet / (Wi-Fi)

  • A private terrace, veranda or patio with a garden view or extends into the garden

  • Private/Outdoor Shower

  • Appliances: oven/stove, fridge/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster

  • Kitchen utensils include: pots, pans, kettle, eating and cooking utensils, dishes, cups and drinking glasses

  • Iron and ironing board

  • In-room safe deposit box

  • Clothes closet with hangers

  • Linen and towels

  • Beach towels

  • Laundry facility is located on the property


Traveling with a Friend: 
Double: 2 double beds or 1 King/Queen bed option. When booking, please include roommate name if traveling with a companion or requesting a roommate.

Traveling Solo: 
Single: 1 King/Queen bed option 

What is the cost?
Solo Traveler Early Bird Rate: 

$200.00 deposit + $1600.00 one-time payment in full or

$200.00 deposit  + $1800.00 payment plan option

Traveling with a Friend/Companion Early Bird Rate:  

$400.00 deposit + $2400.00 one-time payment in full ($200 savings) or

$400.00 deposit  + $2600.00 payment plan option

Book Early & Save! Rates will increase December 1. 

Payment Plan:

You can enroll in our automatic billing and relax knowing that your future payments will be made automatically. When you book, we’ll calculate an evenly divided automatic billing plan for you and you will know in advance the day of every month that your payment will be processed. Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge.

What's Included? 

  • 5 Nights at a beautiful locally owned and operated villa in historic Garrison district of Hastings (+daily breakfast) 

  • VIP Welcome Party with a Private Bajan Chef 

  • Exclusive "Off The Beaten Path" Bajan Experiences 

  • iLBC Getaway Swag 

  • Round Trip Airport Transfers from BGI** 

What’s not included?

  • Tip/Gratuity for Drivers

  • Lunches, Dinners & Beverages

  • Souvenirs/Personal Items

  • Flight to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)

  • Travel Insurance

What if I don’t want to do all of the activities?

No problem! We just ask that you give prior notice during your booking so that we may plan accordingly. While the fees won’t change based on your choice to opt out, we honor and respect personal choice and vacation freedom.

Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended that you secure travel insurance. Many credit card companies and other insurance companies (including AAA) include travel insurance as an added benefit, check with yours before purchasing separately. For more info on travel insurance: https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/.

 

Pack with a Purpose
Pack with a Purpose is a wonderful opportunity to join our strategic giveback efforts and travel consciously! Just save some room in your luggage and pack (TBD). These donations are gifted a local charitable organization in Barbados.

Helpful Travel Notes:

  • Please make every effort to book your flight before February 21, 2021 so that we can confirm airport transportation. Please be mindful that we suggest and recommend all attendees should arrive into Barbados on April 21 before 5pm and depart April 26 between 12 – 3pm. Roundtrip airport transportation is included for attendees that arrive April 21 and depart April 26. If you are extending your stay, we can refer airport transportation options.

  • Traveling to Barbados requires a passport valid for six months beyond your travel dates. Please take a look at your passport right now to be sure that you’re not within six months of expiration (as of April 21-26, 2021).

  • When making your reservations, you can choose to pay in full or select our convenient payment plan. If you select a payment plan, you will be added to our automatic monthly payment plan option and receive monthly notices when your payment method is charged.

  • Provided full payment is received no later than your Final Payment Due date, travel documents, itineraries and travel instructions will be sent via email 30 days or earlier prior to travel.

  • It is the guests’ responsibility to notify I Love Being Caribbean of all mailing address and email address changes.

  • How much spending money will I need in Barbados? This is completely up to you! Most meals range between $20-$25 USD (depending on your dietary preference).

  • Currency: The conversion rate is currently $1 BBD to $.50 USD. There will be opportunities for you to exchange money upon arrival.

  • In most cases, refunds will not be provided. The only exception is if the trip is cancelled by I Love Being Caribbean. We highly encourage you to secure travel insurance in the event that you have to cancel your plans.