Top critical review
Poor value 'booklet', buy a proper guide instead.
28 February 2018
To begin, you need to be aware that this book is tiny. For the price it is nowhere near being value for money. When I opened the package and saw the book (more of a booklet really), it made me laugh. The quality is a little amateurish, for example you can be reading a section and then continue to the next page only to see the same text repeated word for word...............not good. That's pretty poor quality production. I have given two stars as I feel one star is too harsh, and I did maybe use one or two tips, but I'm scraping for positivity here! It's relevant to mention that Russell Streeter tells the reader he grew up in Barbados, and I think this affects his view of certain aspects, resulting in a less than impartial, objective guide. A beach he states as one of the most beautiful may well have been in his childhood, but it isn't now. And access to some of the beaches is far from easy. One beach we looked for following the book's advice was so tricky to get onto we had to find a hotel security guard to tell us how the hell to get onto it, and were promptly pointed toward a narrow alley (with rubbish almost blocking it) between hotels. I defended the 'booklet' (as it was my idea to buy it) to my partner as we toured the island, and at one point she told me to bin it. Verdict, keep your hard earned cash and buy a proper guidebook instead.