Barbados Holiday Villa is on the Platinum Coast of Barbados, and situated in the historically important parish of Saint James, which is also well known for it's beaches, water sports and other outdoor activities, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The villa is only a couple of minutes walk to the stunning Paynes Bay Beach, and local buses are regular and easily accessible at the end of the road.
You can do as much or as little as you want in Saint James, so whether you want a holiday where you can simply relax and take in the beauty of Barbados, or enjoy the activities and attractions, you will not be disappointed. If you want to be more adventurous you can take a jeep tour around the Island and have a go on a zip wire amongst the fabulous views of the flora and fauna.
To help you decide what you may want to do/visit on your holiday, we have listed some activities and attractions below. Please feel free to use the links to go to directly to the section of interest. For full and comprehensive tourism information about Barbados, please click on: Barbados.org .
Tides Art Gallery is situated within the renowned Tides Restaurant, Balmore House, Holetown, Saint James. Here you will find the best Caribbean art displayed, including new artists' work. Click here to view Tides Art Gallery, call them on 246-432-8356 or email them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint James Church, Holetown, Saint James
Standing on one of the oldest parcels of consecrated land in Barbados, Saint James is often called "God's Acre". The land that the church is build on is as famous as the church, as it is where the first place of worship was built when the British Settlers arrived in Barbados in 1627, and where settlers and noted Barbadians are laid to rest. Saint James has it's original font, which is over 300 years old and has an inscription of 1684.
Just a 2 minute walk to the end of the road will find you on the breath-taking Paynes Bay beach, known as the "platinum coast" of Barbados, for its golden, soft sandy beaches, turquoise sea and shady palm trees. The water is very safe and calm so is ideal for all water sports or for swimming.
Sunbathing is glorious on Paynes Bay. Beach chairs are available to rent and there are shaded areas to retreat to when it's too hot. For those who would love to try horse-riding on the beach stables are close by.
Don't forget to try the rum punch while you chill out, unwind and admire the views, and enjoy the delicious local fish, which can be taken back to the villa, if all that sun, sea and sand has whipped up your appetite!
It is recommended that you take a walk along the coast where you will be enchanted by calm waters, magical flying fish and other nearby beaches such as Sandy Lane and Good Shepherds.
Remember to be prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, sunblock, sunglasses, camera and any pre-booking evidence what ever you do.
Atlantis Submarines Tour
See Barbados in a completely unique and special way by Submarine. Day and evening tours are available. Great value, and a joint tour offer available to see Harrisons Cave also.
Youtube footage of the tour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYIuGLuqiVc
Botanical Gardens & Forests
Flower Forest Botanical Gardens
Stunning Botanical Gardens and forest with panoramic views of Chalky Mount and the East Coast, and flowers that are in bloom all year round.
Address: Richmond, Saint Joseph
Phone: (246) 433-8152
Andromeda Botanical Gardens
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is a six acre tropical garden in the Parish of St Joseph, overlooking Barbados' scenic East coast.
Address: Foster Hall, Bathsheba, St. Joseph
The West Coast of Barbados is ideal for horse riding, especially along the stunning Paynes Bay Beach.
In addition to the preperation advice given above, ensure you inform the guide of your ability and experience level so that you can be matched with an appropriate pony/horse and the appropriate guidance level given during your experience. Riding therapy is available for those less able bodied, but ensure you check with the riding company before booking.
Note that you cannot wear flipflops/slippers to ride, and it is advised that you wear loose-fitting clothing and long trousers - comfort is the paramount for a good experience.