Barbados Travel Vacation Hotel Tourist Attractions
Barbados – A windsurfer’s paradise
Beachfront resort hotels with sandy beaches along coastline
Barbados is a stable and friendly Caribbean island nation which retains many British traditions, is now one of the best travel and vacation destinations in the tropical Caribbean. Afternoon tea, Cricket, polo, rolling green countryside and British tradition of dressing make Barbados a unique Caribbean island.
Barbados sandy beaches, natural and historic attractions
With tropical sunshine and white and pink sandy beaches along its 97 kilometers coastline, Barbados offers visitors many sports and activities, including golfing, tennis, swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, waterskiing, and para-sailing, in addition to Cricket and polo.
Barbados has many parks and gardens, museums, and historical attractions. Andromeda Gardens is one the most attractive tropical gardens in the world. This 6 acres gardens include beautiful plant specimens from around the world, water streams, ponds, and cliffs overlooking the Barbados coastline.
Barbados Location, History, Population
Barbados, an independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth, is located between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Venezuela. Barbados Island has total land area about 430 square kilometers, about 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC.
Barbados has 285,653 (2010 estimate) population, including black 93%, white 3.2%, mixed 2.6%, East Indian 1%, other ethnic groups 0.2% (2000 census data). English is the official language in Barbados.
The Barbados Island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. Historically, the Barbadian economy had been dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities. After 1990s, tourism and manufacturing in Barbados surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance. The start of the Port Charles Marina project in Speightstown helped the tourism industry continue to expand in 1996-99.
The country enjoys one of the highest per capita incomes in the region. Offshore finance and information services are important foreign exchange earners and thrive from having the same time zone as eastern US financial centers and a relatively highly educated workforce.
Barbados has island-wide automatic telephone system. Based on 2008 data, Barbados has 188,000 Internet users.
Barbados Hotels and Resorts
There are many superior to moderate beachfront resort hotels with tropical gardens, swimming pools and water sports, tennis courts, fitness centers, spa, restaurants and bars, entertainment, duty-free shops, and other modern facilities.
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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort Hotel is located on the beach in Holetown, Barbados, and close to Folkestone Marine Park, St. James Parish Church, and Holetown Beach. Other points of interest near this luxury resort include Holetown Monument and Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum.
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Guestrooms have ocean or garden views.
Dining options at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and tennis courts. This 4.5-star Barbados hotel offers small meeting rooms, limo/town car service, and business services. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Wedding services and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional hotel amenities include a poolside bar, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Hilton Barbados Resort Hotel is located in Bridgetown, Barbados. This beachfront resort is close to George Washington House and Garrison Savannah. Additional attractions include Brownes Beach.
This 5-star hotel in Needhams Point offers free local shuttles, 3 tennis courts and on-site dining. Every guest room offers an ocean view balcony.
Cable TV with HBO, a minibar and coffee maker are provided in the yellow, contemporary rooms. There are floor-to-ceiling windows along with a desk and arm chair. Room service is available 24 hours a day.
Hilton Barbados guests can enjoy the large tropical outdoor pool, hot tub, and sauna. There is also a fitness center and a spa with massage treatments.
Barbados Hilton Resort Hotel guests can enjoy fine dining at The Grille or casual dining at Lighthouse Terrace. Careenage Bar features live entertainment while Water’s Edge has a beachside bar.
Rockley Golf Course is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. Folkestone Marine Park and Museum and Harrisons Cave are less than a 25-minute drive away.
This 5.0-star Barbados hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Bridgetown, Barbados resort hotel has 10000 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and tour/ticket assistance are available.
St. Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort and Residencies is located in Speightstown, Barbados. This beachfront condominium resort is near Mullins Beach. Another nearby attraction is St. Peter Parish Church.
St. Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort guestrooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Balconies offer ocean, sea, or pool views.
Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Spa amenities of St. Peters Bay Resort include spa services, massage/treatment rooms, beauty services, and a hair salon. Complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional hotel amenities include a poolside bar, a concierge desk, and laundry facilities. Extended parking privileges may be offered to guests after check-out (surcharge).
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course is less than 3.1 miles from the property, while Grantley Adams International Airport can be reached in 40 minutes by car.
White Sands Barbados is located on a beautiful secluded beach in Christ Church’s happening St. Lawrence Gap and features excellent ocean views, free Wi-Fi throughout and an outdoor swimming pool.
Each spacious, air-conditioned apartment at this property comes with a fully equipped kitchen, balcony with sea views and a comfortable seating area. They also offer a cable TV and a spacious wardrobe.
Guests can find a host of dining options within 0.6 miles of the property, including an Italian restaurant only 800 feet away. The area also boasts several bars and nightclubs.
There is a golf course located only 2.3 miles from the property, and the property can help guests arrange outdoor activities like snorkelling, diving and fishing.
Sheraton Shopping Centre is a 10-minute drive from the property, and Grantley Adams International Airport is 6.2 miles away.
This all-inclusive family resort featuring 2 sit-down and buffet restaurants and bars also has a kids club, adult activities and entertainment. Free Wi-Fi access is available.
The elegant and illuminated rooms provide a flat-screen satellite TV and air conditioning. They are also complete with a mini fridge, clock radio, and in-room telephone. Featuring a bathtub or shower combination, the private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have sea views and views of the pool. Extras include a desk, a safe and ironing facilities.
The Reef Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Enid’s Restaurant and Tommy’s Bar are located outdoors and and offer open-air breakfast, lunch and dinner.
At Almond Beach Resort there are tennis courts and a fitness center, plus five outdoor pools with one adults-only pool. Other facilities include entertainment staff, and a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including snorkeling, billiards and ping-pong.
Grantley Adams International Airport can be reached in a 45-minute drive, and Bridgetown is a 30-minute drive away. The property provides free parking.
Set on Rockley Beach, Accra Beach Hotel features an outdoor pool, spa, game room, kids club and gym. The air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi and a balcony with views of the island, pool or sea.
Each spacious room at the Accra Beach Hotel has a ceiling fan, coffee maker, teakettle and cable TV. Bathrooms include a shower.
International cuisine is served at the on-site restaurants, and BBQ facilities are available. The Accra Beach also has karaoke nights, live evening entertainment and cocktail parties. The property is home to the only Polynesian restaurant on the island, The Wytukai Restaurant.
Hotel Accra Beach is just an 8-minute drive from Bridgetown and a 13-minute drive from Barbados Golf Club. Barbados Grantley Adams Airport is a 20-minute drive away.