Holiday Of A Lifetime In Barbados

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

By Maxort Raity

The time of the year is approaching when a vacation to the perfect Caribbean location sounds like a great idea. There are many different locations in the Caribbean region to explore and this can make choosing a destination a little difficult. However, if you are truly looking for the perfect place to visit you may wish to consider a Barbados Holiday.

Those contemplating venturing out on a trip to Barbados might wish to look at a bit of back story on the island. This will allow travelers to gain an insight into what to expect on such a vacation. Barbados is a gorgeous coral island that emerged after a great deal of volcanic activity many centuries ago. On this unique island, you will discover many brilliant beaches as well as gullies and deep ridges decorated with a unique ensemble of fauna and flora. Barbados is also known for its rolling hills and various underground lakes and caves. These many underground lakes help keep Barbados maintain an adequate supply of pure drinking water.

An interesting fact that you may not know is that Barbados actually started out as two separate land masses that through the years merged together. While Barbados is a beautiful island, it also shares the distinct title of being one of the phenomenal Caribbean gems. With that being said, a Barbados holiday is more than just beaches, rolling hills and ridges and valleys. There are also excellent dive spots along the west coast of Barbados. The coral reef fringes the shoreline and is caressed by an incredible blue-green sea.

A holiday in Barbados can also come with a lot of entertaining nights filled with art, music, and other festivities. It is no overstatement to say you will find some truly amazing restaurants and dining when you engage in your Barbados travel. However, the most stunning thing you will find in Barbados is not the dining, lush land, or coral reefs. No, the most amazing aspect of Barbados is its people as they are among the friendliest and most accommodating people on the earth.

When you received a smile by a Barbadian you will realize that it is a sincere smile. It is a smile that comes from the heart and it will let you know that the locals of the island are truly pleased that you have decided to visit the island. The feeling is so enjoyable that a Barbados holiday may lead you to believe you have found a new home. You can feel free to make your vacation here truly as if you are home since you can do whatever you wish. This opens the door for a themed Barbados holiday.

Yes, that is true, as if the natural lushness is not enough you can plan a Barbados holiday around golf, ballet a glorious luxury holiday or even a romantic getaway. A Barbados holiday can really become your ideal getaway becoming whatever you want it to be. You can really find anything you want to do during your Barbados travel.

Those that are looking for a fun golfing venture will be happy to discover that Barbados offers a number of the very best golf courses in the world. In fact, various world golfing championships have been held here over the years. The main golf course in Barbados was created by a world famous designer who opted to craft a spectacular looking - and very challenging - course. Best of all, the prices for golf are quite reasonable which greatly adds to the experience.

If you prefer to take in as much nature as possible on your Barbados holiday, then you will want to make sure your Barbados travel includes a trip or two to the Botanical gardens or the caves. The Andromeda Botanical gardens holds some of the most incredible plants and flowers you will see anywhere in the world. If you are looking for inspiration for your own home and backyard, you may very well find yourself inspired by the water features that are found here as well.

The caves on the island present an exciting journey. Most travelers on a Barbados holiday will tour the caves found on the coast. The Harrison caves remain the most popular of all the caves. The Harrison caves are found underground and deliver an unforgettable day trip for those travelers that are feeling adventurous. While you are free to tour the caves on your own, it is best to take part in an organized tour since this is the safer and more convenient way to enjoy the caves.

Barbados is the true gem of the Caribbean. The island of Barbados represents a paradise that can be the basis for one of the most exciting vacations you ever take part in. No matter what you wish to do on land or sea, you can find it here. This is an excellent vacation resort that is perfect for those looking to enjoy a great deal of fun in the Caribbean sun.




Saturday, July 11, 2009

Holetown, a small town in Barbados is the spot where the British first landed in 1625, previously they had made a temporary stop in 1620 to get fresh water.

A Captain Henry Powell sailing the ship Olive Blossom came back to Barbados in February 17, 1627 with fifty British settlers and ten slaves to form a new settlement.

The settlement called Jamestown was up until 1629 the only town on Barbados.

The town got the name Holetown from a very small body of water called "The Hole" which provided safe landing and ship cleaning to take place.

The settlers arrival has been celebrated since the 1970's with a week long festival beginning in the middle of February with the opening celebrations taking place at the Holetown Monument.

This monument dedicated to Captain Henry Powells landing, for some reason has his date of landing as 1605 which is incorrect but has not to this day been corrected.

This historic town is located on the West Coast of Barbados in the Parish of Saint James.

Today it's one of the most popular Parishes for visitors to the island, Sunset Crest a unique resort complex that is spread over 130 acres is part of modern day Holetown.

For entertainment there's Lexy Piano Bar & cabaret on second street.

There are many different types of restaurants, three of my favourites are, Just Grillin in Sunset Crest, an open air grill and bar, Angry Annie's which is well known for its curries and Ragamuffins Bar and restaurant that serves Bajan food and also has a drag show on Sunday nights.

If you're looking for an interesting day out visit the Folkestone Marine Park.



Short videos of Barbados and The Crane.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Crane Hotel This shows a bit of several areas of The Crane, pools, restaurant and more.


Insider's Barbados. Includes some history of Barbados and eating at Cafe Luna



Make sure if you're going to Barbados to check out these amazing top 10 sights

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Your time in Barbados is guaranteed to be amazing.  Now that it is growing massively in the tourism district there will be lots of great things to do.  Here are some of the things that you should definitely try when you are going on Barbados holidays:

1. Go cruising on a catamaran.  This is a great way for you to enjoy the clean blue ocean while having a few beers and being told about the area by a guide.  You’re sure to have a great time and maybe even a dip in the sea.

2. Try the Ocean Park Aquarium.  You can go to the fresh water falls and feed piranhas or go and see all the rays they have swimming around.

3. Rent a surf board and head out to the waves.  This is a must, what a great sport. Even if your not completely successful you must give this a try and you will such a fun time.

4. Island Safari.  Join an island safari and visit some of Barbados best kept secrets you will have a great time and see things others won’t have ever seen.

5. The arts and crafts born in Barbados.  If you get the chance you must try and visit some of the museums or galleries with some very unique art.

6. The Submarine adventure.  This is a must, sit in the submarine and enjoy all of the underwater life out of a window, no snorkel needed.

7. St Nicholas Abbey.  This is a breathtaking sight and when you reach the top at 800 feet above sea level, you will be provided with an amazing view over the island.

8.  Cave Bay. A very quite and calm beach where you can calm your body and enjoy the scenery.  It is surrounded by rocks all the way around its perimeter and has stunning ruins behind it as well.

9. The St Lawrence strip. For all those looking for a crazy late night out, go and enjoy a miles worth of pubs, bars and clubs.

10. Try the Barbados Inn. For all you swashbucklers out there, or just those that want to experience the life of a pirate, head to this pub for a smashing time.


So go on Caribbean holidays in Barbados and have a great time.  If you really like it you can have your weddings abroad as well.