A really good place to eat in Barbados is Carizma on the Hill, the restaurant based at the exclusive Sugar Hill Resort in the parish of St James – on the west coast. Not only is Carizma within the fabulous grounds of Sugar Hill frequented by the well to do and famous (as well as us ordinary folk!), the view is magnificent and the menu extensive and affordable. The restaurant is open to everyone and access is easy. You will see their signs from the road.
Barbados culture and history is not always the first thing you associate with your holiday in the sun. However, you might be surprised. There are many unique things to see and do during your Barbados holiday. There truly is something for everyone, which is what makes Barbados such an ever-popular holiday destination. One of the ‘not to be missed’ attractions is St Nicholas Abbey – one of only three Jacobean Manor Houses still standing in the Americas today.
Join us for Barbados holiday yoga. The perfect opportunity to enhance and maintain your practice or to try something new – Yoga in a beautiful space and in a convenient west coast location, close to Holetown. You’ll find Sunshine Kula Studio welcomes you with a smiling heart and dedication to all. Pamela opened the studio in September 2011 after years of experience teaching Yoga around the island to locals and visitors. It’s a sanctuary in the trees, near the sea and the spacious, airy room is open to nature. Continue Reading
The Caribbean love affair began when I first came to Barbados on my honeymoon many years ago. Little did I know that it would be the start of two lifelong love affairs – one with the man I married and one with the island paradise in the sun.
I could tell you about the virtues of being married to Arthur but I suspect you’d rather know what brings me back to Barbados year after year, and why it will always have a special place in my heart.
When I tell you I come from Canada (aka The Great White North) you’ll know the winters are seriously long and frigid. In -20 c. temperatures and deep snow, the thought of that wonderful Bajan sunshine in January gets me through the dark November days. By December, I’m mentally packing my bag with sunglasses, sandals and sarongs and can hardly wait to leave the down coat and polar fleece behind! I know that aches and pains will disappear and the sunshine (not to mention the odd tropical cocktail) will have a therapeutic effect as soon as I step off the plane.
Caribbean catamaran cruising doesn’t get any better than this. Indulge in pure luxury, on board SEADUCED 1, a 47ft luxury catamaran. We will have towels and snorkel equipment, you just bring yourself – ready to relax and have fun.
Prepare yourself for wonderful waters, perfect for swimming, fantastic food and a great time on board. Take a look at this video and then, if you need any more convincing, read what we have to say!
Saddle up and enjoy some holiday horse riding on the wild side of Barbados! What could be better than exploring the beach on horse-back with your family and friends. Or maybe with that special someone, for a romantic wander or a gallop through the foaming white surf as it laps the shore, with the wind blowing through your hair.
You can enjoy fantastic views while on horseback, it’s a great way to see the island; maybe taking a trek down to Bath Beach and back, at a leisurely pace, perfect for the novice rider. You can experience miles of great action in the saddle with the wonderful Barbados Atlantic Ocean breeze to cool you down. Riders are likely to spot mongoose or green monkeys along the way as we trek through lush vegetation on down to Bath Beach.
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There are beautiful gardens in Barbados. The following describes the Paradise Rentals method of garden appreciation!
As humans we are given five senses touch, sound, smell, sight and taste. Let’s indulge these senses to the fullest, as we take a gentle stroll in the warm Caribbean sunshine around Hunte’s Gardens, one the very best gardens in Barbados, located in the lush hills of St Joseph, just 20-30 minutes drive from Holetown.
When you enter the garden, stand still for a moment. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds that surround you.
Maybe a gentle breeze is blowing softly against your skin, bird song calls to your ear like a gentle bell. Breathe in deeply through your nose whilst catching the merest scent of tropical blooms in the air. Now, pause a moment; and then with a clear mind, open your eyes and experience the botanical crescendo that’s being played out by nature’s sublime orchestra. The scent, the sounds, the feel and finally, before your very eyes, soak in the rich and colourful tapestry that is a ‘garden’.
Hunte’s Gardens in Barbados, was created by the horticulturalist Anthony Hunte, whose ancestors arrived on the island in the 1600s in service. Anthony spent two years turning the large natural sink hole into the beautiful garden we see today, and he opened it to the public back in 1997.
Holetown is a popular choice for a Barbados villa rental holiday. Located on the West Coast of Barbados, in the parish of St James, this is where the English sea captain, John Powell, came ashore and claimed the island for the English King James I in the 1600s. It was given the name of a natural inlet channel where ships could be off loaded and cleaned, before a new cargo would be loaded up.
Today Holetown is no longer a port but an interesting, eclectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels apartments and it’s a great place for your Barbados holiday. We have a range of villas and apartments in, or near to, Holetown; for example:
The exclusive Sugar Hill Resort is very close to Holetown, just a 5 minute drive away. Here we can offer many accommodation options for a great Barbados villa rental, such as Apartment 209C, Westholme and Orange Walk Studio.
So, let’s take a brief walk around Holetown, starting at the Chattel Village. Continue Reading
Paradise Rentals, Barbados holiday villa spa services. We want you to get the absolute most out of your holiday experience. We want you to make sure that you are as relaxed and pampered as you can possibly be. We understand the stress and tension involved in getting ready for your holiday and that a long flight can leave you feeling stiff and uncomfortable.
So; we recommend you take the very first opportunity to indulge in a fabulous spa treatment in the comfort of your very own holiday rental villa. Continue Reading
Wondering how you can make your holiday even more special?
Make the memories last even longer?
Why not enjoy a personalised holiday photo shoot for you and your loved ones?
We can offer a photo session, lasting two hours, with our excellent, professional photographer. You will look fabulous, in the wonderful surroundings of your tropical home from home. Photos can be taken in and around your beautiful villa; in the garden, by the pool – or at the nearby beach. You can have beautiful sunset scenes or atmospheric and artistic shots. Action shots of you in the sea, on a jet ski; you choose – if you can imagine it, our photographer can capture the moment for you forever.
Looking for tennis lessons in Barbados? We are lucky enough to have a choice of excellent coaches, and I can recommend one of the most well-respected tennis pros on the island, Melville Olley Elcock.
Olley is head coach at Sugar Hill resort (near Holetown) and he is also available to play on private courts and hotel courts. If you are staying a distance away from an available court, he can pick you up or drop you back – just ask him what’s possible on the day. Continue Reading
Formally settled around 1630, in the earliest days, Speightstown was the busiest port in Barbados. Nowadays, its’ historic background intermingles with modern properties and businesses, reflecting a developing country and its people. Speightstown is located in the Parish of St Peter along the north-west coast of Barbados. It is one of the three towns in Barbados (Holetown and Bridgetown being the other two.) It’s a charming, historic town with an intriguing history and characterful architecture with buildings dating back hundreds of years. Continue Reading
The parish of St Peter is located in the north west of Barbados. It is home to historical sites, such as the town of Speightstown, the splendid historic home and rum plantation of St Nicholas Abbey, and Arlington House Museum. There is much to discover in St Peter; you’ll find pretty fishing villages, marvellous beaches, lots of nature and wild-life as well as traditional and modern, cosmopolitan shops and restaurants mingling comfortably together. Continue Reading
Arriving in Barbados is the very beginning of your long-awaited holiday. Once your plane touches down at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados and you disembark, we want the journey to your holiday accommodation to be as seamless and comfortable as possible. We know that you can’t wait to get to the beach or the pool and want to start your holiday right away! Continue Reading
What is Slow Food Barbados?
Slow Food Barbados is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with millions of supporters in 164 countries that link the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment. Slow Food seeks to steward a dramatic and lasting change in the food system. At Slow Food Barbados we reconnect Barbadians with the people, traditions, plants, animals, fertile soils and waters that produce our food while protecting the rich heritage, traditions and culture that food makes possible. Further- more, we want to reinvigorate the youth’s interest in food and bestow on them the knowledge about where it comes from. Continue Reading
Along with some of the best and most luxury holiday accommodations in Barbados, Paradise Rentals can also recommend a private chef for guests and visitors to hire. Enjoy a wonderful meal in your Caribbean holiday home cooked and served by a private chef – Rashida Sampson. Services can be provided for special events or for every meal of the day – the choice is up to the villa guests.
Private Chef Rashida Sampson’s Menu
Want restaurant quality food, but do not want to step out of the holiday house? Check out this Sushi To Go Barbados Menu.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel – Beach Club Membership
Stay at any one of these Paradise Holiday Rentals and take advantage of the complimentary beach membership at the luxurious Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel, on the prestigious West Coast of Barbados. Your exclusive membership entitles you to full use of the beach amenities; the sun beds, umbrellas, shower, changing room and toilets, plus rental of the water sports equipment. With hotel access, you can also enjoy the facilities bar and restaurant too.
The Sugar Hill Resort
Experience world class customer service, tennis and dining at the luxurious and charming Sugar Hill Resort in Barbados. Sugar Hill is the choice for many regular visitors to Barbados as well as well-known celebrities, due to its great location, spectacular amenities and secluded atmosphere within the development.
Barbados balances rich and vibrant culture, vivid history, and natural beauty. Here are the top things to do in Barbados no matter what your idea of the perfect vacation is! Continue Reading
10% Discount for 7 nights or more, bookings from March 25 – April 30!
Whether you frequently vacation to Barbados or you’re looking to visit for the first time, we suggest you take advantage of this fantastic villa holiday special offer and save 10% on your Barbados gateway at the beautiful 105B Sugar Hill Villa! Continue Reading