Barbados Villa - The Caribbean
One of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean,
with warm temperatures and clear blue waters making an ideal vacation
Only 166 square miles, Barbados is home to people whose reputation
for warmth and hospitality has beckoned visitors from all over the
is a place of discovery, where a maze of roads chase across the
island over rolling hills of sugar cane down to luxuriant dales,
surrounded by a coast of sandy beaches slotted into beautiful rocky
Chattel house is a unique feature of Barbados and the cultural side
of the sugar cane plantations. Of necessity, the plantation workers
needed houses that were easily assembled and taken down so they
could move between plantations.
gain an even more spectacular view of Barbados there are a number
of ways to take in its splendour – helicopter rides, submarine
trips and a choice of boat excursions enable you to make the most
of the island’s many beauty spots.
up to its reputation for elegance, Barbados houses some of the more
sophisticated shops in the Caribbean. You can purchase duty-free
goods or stroll around the stalls and shops selling a wide range
of locally handcrafted souvenirs.
Caribbean cuisine is exciting and diverse and Barbados has some
of the finest restaurants in the region. Local and international
dishes are available and you will find a delicious selection of
exotic fruits, chicken and fresh fish high on the list of any menu
throughout the island.
If you are looking for something slightly more upbeat, why not head
to St. Lawrence Gap, a 1.3km stretch of road in the parish of Christchurch which is famous for its fine restaurants, lively nightlife
and good shopping. ‘The Gap’, as it is commonly known
is a place where various cultures meet and merge……it
is an experience that should not be missed!
in the parish of Christchurch is a major fishing community, where
visitors can see Barbadian fishing boats and the weaving of fishing
nets by local fisherman. Oistins is also the hottest attraction
in Barbados! Each Friday and Saturday night hundreds of locals and
visitors flock to Oistins for the Fish-Fry, an opportunity to enjoy
the very best local foods.
is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados. Broad Street is
the main street in Bridgetown and consists mainly of banks, department
stores and duty free shops. Other streets in Bridgetown such as
Swan St, Roebuck St and Tudor St consist mainly of smaller shops
and wayside vendors.
place worth visiting for its shopping and historic value is the
Bayshore Complex just outside Bridgetown. First erected in 1800
and originally used as a Harbour Police building you can’t
miss the pastel coloured buildings that form the complex. Browse
through the stores and have a meal or drink at a beachside restaurant, a great place
for casual dining whilst enjoying the view of Carlisle Bay.
(6 minutes by car) acquired its name because of the off loading
and cleaning of ships in the very small channel located within
the immediate vicinity of the town. Holetown is the site of
the annual “Holetown Festival” a colourful local
festival of crafts, music and historic parades (mid February).
There is also a wide variety of shops, bars & restaurants
in the town.
is the first major port in Barbados and is now home to the brand
new luxury marina development of Port St. Charles. There are
a number of excellent restaurants in the area as well as an
art gallery and some fine examples of original Barbados architecture.
Average monthly temperature 85˚ F (29˚ C) which varies only
by 10˚ F (6˚ C) anualy. The hottest months of the year
are July & August. The wettest month is October and the driest
month is March. The sea temperature does not go below 79˚ F
Barbados Dollar (BD$). U.S. Dollars are generally accepted throughout
110 Volts AC 50Hz
Smart Casual – Dinner dining is usually by the sea and can
become cool so a light jacket or shawl is recommended. Nudity is
against the law. Barbadians aren’t prudish but swimwear is
not accepted in supermarkets, shops and banks.
Golf, Cricket, Cycling, Hiking, Horse Riding, Horse Racing, Polo,
Paragliding, Game Fishing, Kayaking, Kite Surfing, Parasailing,
Scuba Diving, Sailing, Wave-Runners, Windsurfing and Swimming with
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