Golf vacations in Barbados are a very popular trend that is gaining a lot of momentum amongst golf enthusiasts, yet it is still a new enough phenomenon that these types of vacations can be a little bit more difficult to plan than the other ones.
Planning your next Caribbean vacation as a Barbados golf vacation can be difficult if you do not know exactly what it is you're doing. Beyond planning your golf outings you're going to need to take care of the standard vacation issues that everyone must deal with. You will need to secure plane tickets, local transportation and scope out local restaurants to find out where you will be eating every day.
This may all seem like a tough task but with a little help it can be a breeze. Here are 3 tips to help you out:
Tip # 1 – Choose Your Golf Course Before Your Hotel!
For starters, obviously, you're going to want to find a Barbados golf course that you are interested in playing on then find a hotel that is either on the golf course grounds or near enough that you do not mind the commute. There are a number of hotels on the island that are partnered with various golf courses offering guest discount rates and preferred tee off times. These hotels usually provide you with complementary transportation to and from the golf course. This all results in convenience and money saved!
If you are interested in playing at multiple golf courses then you'll probably also want to find a hotel that is close to all of them. For example, The Sandy Lane Golf Resort and Spa is home to 3 of the best golf courses in Barbados. Choosing to stay at this resort will give you a variety of fairways and greens to experience during your golf vacation.
But remember if you're going to be spending a lot of time on the golf course you want to make sure that the course has a great clubhouse where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner between rounds.
Tip # 2 – Online Travel Agencies Can Be As Useful As A Caddy
Perhaps the easiest way to plan a Barbados golf vacation is to use an online travel agency to get the job done for you. You can of course plan your own Barbados vacation but for someone with out a lot of free time using a travel agency is the best way to go. A travel agency can handle all the details for you; from putting you up at a hotel that's close to your favorite golf course in Barbados, to making sure you are eating at fantastic restaurants and flying at convenient times.
Now obviously, this is going to cost money. Travel agencies are not cheap and if you're planning a golf vacation you can expect to spend a little bit more money than if you were planning a regular vacation through a travel agency. However, if you do some comparison shopping and try to schedule your vacation around any discounts or sales that the travel agencies are running you can reasonably find some great deals.
If going through a travel agency is not for you, and you want to have more granular control over your vacation then planning your own itinerary is definitely the way to go. While this will ensure you the vacation of your dreams, be prepared to put in a lot of work to make sure you get exactly what you're looking for. You see, unlike with a travel agency that will handle all the obscure details for you; you have to think of everything when you plan your vacation so make sure you fully understand what it is you're going to need in order to have a great time. I would recommend you use a comprehensive Barbados vacation website to help you along the way.
Tip # 3 – Ask Other Golfers Who Have Done It Already
Another great tip is to find out from those who have already been to the island. There are many travel websites where you can ask other golfers who have traveled to the island where they stayed and what they recommend.