Sunday, 5 April 2020

Beautiful Barbados | Hunte's Gardens

Wow. Life has truly turned upside down since we celebrated my 30th birthday back in February. My boyfriend and I were lucky to bask in the sunshine on one of my favourite Caribbean islands in the world, beautiful Barbados. Soon after we got back all the chaos descended and I haven't felt up to sharing much on social media since the lockdown, but with the support and encouragement from lots of loved ones I've decided to press on and share the first chapter of our "beautiful Barbados" adventures with you. I think sometimes it's nice to have an escape from the news, I know it's helping my anxious mind keep as positive as possible right now by focusing on all the things I can, rather than can't, do.




Hunte's Garden's aka 'the most enchanting place on Earth' was our chosen outing for the first full-length day we had in Barbados. Desperate to soak up as much of the holiday as we possibly could, we wanted a tranquil, easy-going day out, and this tropical nirvana was MAGIC. Situated in St Joseph, the tropical gardens open up fairytale views for miles, including bubbling fountains, lush flowers in breathtakingly bright colours and palm trees beneath cobalt blue skies. The only blot on our horizon was an unbelievably rude cab driver who insisted upon arrival we wouldn't need more than an hour here and tried to dictate our day for us. After realising we were having none of it, he thankfully got the message and I'm so glad we stood firm, especially seeing as we spent a good 3-4 hours here!



Skipping stones, beautiful buddhas and wishing wells sat pretty alongside all the greenery, flowers springing everywhere in sight. We were surprised at how much there was to explore, with lots of gorgeous spots to sit if you wanted to just drink in the scenery. Every corner felt like your own little jungle corridor of pure paradise! Unintentionally, lilacs and greens were my colour code for the holiday. Vibrant violets coupled with gemstone tones such as jade and emerald in exotic brights seemed to be my island-inspired hues, the clash of green against purple captured in many of my outfits during our stay in Barbados. For Hunte's Gardens I wore my new polka-dot mini-dress in the prettiest lilac shade, plus heart-shaped sunglasses.


After exploring the dream-like gardens, we went for refreshments - rum punch and warmed carrot cake to be precise, the best I've ever tasted no less! The owner - Anthony Hunte - greeted us and a few other guests as we sat in chic, cosy surroundings overlooking palm trees and flower fields. Despite visiting some other hidden gems in Barbados during our stay, Hunte's Gardens remained a firm favourite and was definitely one of my favourite days out there. I wanted to stay forever! If you are looking to visit Barbados in the future, I'd definitely make Hunte's Garden's one of your hot-spots! ♥︎ 

If you enjoyed this post you might also enjoy Barbados: top 5 colourful places to visit on the island.
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24 comments:

  1. What a cute pink dress and so many beautiful plants! It's nice you got to enjoy your holiday before all the rules changed :)

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend :) We all stayed home and stayed safe, hope you did too.

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  2. Such beautiful photos - looks a truly amazing place, would love to visit one day!

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  3. Beautiful. I'd love to visit Barbados one day. Stay safe.
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  4. Barbados looks beautiful! I really enjoyed looking at the photos of all the nature. :)

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  5. Your dress is so cute and I love all the nature in these shots! It looks like a lovely place to be to relax!

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  6. Such a perfect place, beautiful pictures!! :)

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  7. what an incredible paradise! you were so lucky to get there and experience this place before the corona(:

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  8. This place looks like a paradise and you look wonderful!

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  9. Ah indeed. And Happy 30TH Birthday! Thanks for sharing these photos from a happier time. And I like the way your dress matches the flowers : )

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  10. I dream about Barbados. You look beautiful and the photos are Great

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  11. This post is so gorgeous so many good vibes I am so happy for you that you went on a holiday just before the lock down. So happy you two had a fantastic time in this stunning place. I want warm carrot cake too. You look adorable in the trendiest colour of the moment babe This Lavender polka dot dream dress is to die for. All the accessories are super gorgeous Rainbow bag and colourful mood. Keep positive and do the things you love as get through this I am sure we will soon get back our freedom and life. Much love to you keep well and stay safe Happy Easter to you and family Much love xoxo Cris
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  12. Hi!Hi! wonderful place and beautiful outfit. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. I love the lilac colour, polka-dot print, drape, and look of the fabric of the mini-dress you were wearing in the photos above. I also love the rainbow handbag, wide-brimmed hat and heart-rimmed sunnies you accessorised it with, as well as the pretty colour of your perfectly applied lipstick.
    Hunte's Gardens in Barbados look amazing. I have never traveled to anywhere outside of the continental United States, but Hunte's Gardens in Barbados looks like a beautiful place to visit!

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  14. Barbados look like such an amazing island. I'm so happy that you have great time theme. Your outfit is stunning and stay safe.

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  15. What a paradise! Thank you for sharing it with us:)
    Lovey our dress, so cute and flirty :)

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  16. Sophie this looks like an absolute dream - and so do you angel! A totally tropical paradise, and images that radiate such beauty and positivity, just what we all need right now. Plus that outfit is absolute summer GOALS girl! I am obsessed. I'm so glad you're feeling better about everything. I know how all over the place times like this can make you feel, and you're so right that taking that all important escape from current events can be so beneficial.
    Stay safe lovely, Georgia xx

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  17. I hope you had the most amazing time! I loved Barbados, and would so love to go back! It's an incredible place xo

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  18. So wonderful that you got to enjoy this vacay before the pandemic. I had to celebrate my b-day at home.

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  19. The place looks so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
    Stay safe and healthy.

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  20. Barbados looks amazing and your dress is super cute!


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  21. It looks like such a magical place! I love exploring gardens and seeing all sorts of greenery and flowers! What a perfect day out! ♥♥♥ Sending lots of love! ♥♥♥ xxx

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  22. Looking radiant and Goddess like! I love this dress and your handbag, what a cute combination. I never used to appreciate the beauty of gardens. As a kid my parents would always drag us to these places and I hate them. These days I wish I could explore more and more of them yet it's always one thing I never seem to get around doing. It's such a shame you had to return from this dream trip/birthday to what has unfolded. It's so surreal that we are living in times like this no? I hope we'll get to see more of your adventures in Barbados!

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