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Visiting Barbados When visiting Barbados, don’t just focus on visiting the popular attractions such as Harrison’s Cave or Crane Beach.Dig further into their culture and uncoversomeof the hidden, but equally notable treasures. Hidden Gems- Hunte’s Garden Hunte’s Garden is not as popular as AndromedaGarden, but it has a lot to offer. Hunte’s Garden is fairlynew and has onlybeen aroundabout 7 years. This garden was createdby horticulturistAnthony Hunte on his own property. It is a tropicalparadisethat includes thousandsof different plants. He has a descending staircasewith benches for you to rest and gaze at statues of St. Anthony, Buddha and Neptune. Don’t forget your glass of rum punch with admission. Hidden Gems- Sunbury Plantation House The Sunbury Plantation House is almost as old as the popular St. NicholasAbbey. This Plantation is a formersugar estate. It is also the onlygreat house on the island that has all the rooms open for viewing. When visiting you will see a grand collectionofantiques and artifacts. They have to Caribbean’slargest collectionof horse-drawnbuggies. Hidden Gems- Mullins Beach Mullins Beach is less known than CraneBeach, but offersa better environment for swimmingand snorkeling. Mullins Beach has powderywhite sand with palm trees, and calm, clear water. It was named Fodor’sChoicein the book535 Best Beaches in the U.S., Caribbean,and Mexico. Hidden Gems- Nidhe Israel Museum This museum has a unique home,as it is locatedin an old Jewish Schoolhouse. They have an interactive multimediadisplay that tells the story of the Sephardic Jews. The Sephardic Jewsfled from Recife,Brazil when they faced persecution. This museum offersinformationabout the earliest settlersas the BarbadosMuseum offersinformationabout the settlersfrom prehistoric to moderntimes. You canalso visit the Nidhe IsraelSynagoguenearby. Hidden Gems- Animal Flower Cave The Animal FlowerCave is a great alternative to visiting the well known Harrison’sCave. The Animal FlowerCave provides viewsof rock-carvedarchways and flower-shapedsea anemones. You cantake a dip in one of their swimmingholes. Hidden Gems- Brighton Market Is locatedin St. George. Is not as big as the CheapsideMarket,but it is wortha visit. The Brighton Market focusesonhaving locallygrownproduces. It is an open-air marketthat is open Saturdays 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Grab a homemadebreakfast or a coffee while you are there. Conclusion No matter what you choose to do in Barbados,you will be guaranteed to have a wonderfultime,but why not focuson visiting someofthese hidden gems.You are less likely to encounter largecrowds,and can help bring awarenessto thesewonderful, but well known locations. Call:+1-902-826-7713 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.themaritimeexplorer.ca
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