I'll be in Barbados for 1 day on December 19th on a stop on my cruise and am wondering if I could get some advice about a little plan I have cooked up for that day. I will only be in port from 8 AM - 5 PM. I'm wondering if you think it would be possible to visit Blue Monkey Beach (in Paynes Bay) in the morning and then head over to The Boatyard (in Carlisle Bay) in the afternoon and still be back to the ship by 5 PM?
I've heard that I can walk to a bus stop near the Cruise Port and take a 10 minute bus ride to Blue Monkey Beach. I'd love to go there and snokel with the turtles, but I would not like to spend the whole day there as I hear that the beach is actually very rocky and you will constantly be bombarded by vendors all day. After snorkeling, I'd like to either take a cab or a bus over to The Boatyard since I hear that it's absolutely beautiful and more peaceful.
Can anyone with experience or knowledge of the area let me know if you think this will be doable??? I could be off the ship right when it docks and be on the go all day if you think it will work. Also, does anyone know if there are lockers available at Blue Monkey Beach? I'm traveling along and wouldn't want to leave my things alone on the beach while I'm way out in the water.
Thank you very much for all of your help!!!