• Horse Racing in Barbados

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    Horse racing in Barbados, grab your hat, we’re off !

    Racing in Barbados first began when wealthy plantation owners, merchants and cavalrymen started to challenge each other on horseback in the 1700s. This then carried on until the 1800s where a track was created, on what was then the parade ground, by British army officers at Garrison Savannah; just south of Bridgetown in St Michael. The course is six furlongs in length and races are run from 5 to 11 furlongs, with horses running clock wise, which if you’re familiar with racing is unusual. I know of only one other course that runs this way which is the ancient walled Roman city of Chester in the UK.

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  • Play Golf in Barbados

    Barbados golf course Play Golf in Barbados

    Play golf in Barbados!  Come on holiday and indulge in your favourite activity.  On the West Coast of Barbados, there are three fabulous clubs: Sandy Lane, Apes Hill and Royal Westmoreland.

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  • Sunshine Yoga

    Yoga on the beachJoin 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

  • Seaduced, Caribbean Catamaran Cruising

    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!

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  • Cricket in Barbados

    Barbados cricket holiday accommodationMissing Barbados??  Love Barbados Cricket?? Continue Reading

  • Tennis Lessons in Barbados – Live The Dream!

    tennis lessons in BarbadosLooking 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

  • Mono Skiing in Barbados

    Mono Skiing in BarbadosWe have just returned from a 2 week holiday in Barbados staying at Sugar Hill for 9 days and then at The Little House in Maynards for the last 5 days and during our stay we all wanted to have a go at water skiing.

    Karen from Paradise Rentals, who we booked our holiday through, recommended a water ski coach called Andrew who had taught her to mono ski years ago when she first visited the island. Andrew was recommended as a very talented and skilful teacher who is a great communicator and fun to be with. A real professional who you feel puts safety as his first priority. Continue Reading

  • Barbados Stand Up Paddleboarding – SUP

    Barbados standup paddleboardingBarbados is renowned for its vast choice of water sports, attracting millions of visitors from all around the world. An addition to the island is stand up paddle boarding – also referred to as SUP. Originating from Hawaii, globally it’s only become popular in the last ten years, emerging from the sport of surfing to travel longer distances. Using a paddle, whilst standing on a surfboard, you ‘paddle’ yourself across the surface of the water.

    It’s the fastest growing water sport across the planet and now a firm favourite with Barbados locals and tourists – fun for all the family. Continue Reading

  • A Recipe for Tennis Players

    Recipe for Tennis Players - Barbados Tennis HolidaysNow here’s a recipe for tennis players that even Andy Murray might not know about – well he might now if he reads this !  It’s a secret weapon for avid tennis players (and cake lovers!).  A “Tennis Cake”, originally baked in the 1890’s, a favourite of Queen Victoria, this cake is very well “received” by our Sunday morning tennis group and “serves” as a great incentive to finish the match and get back to the feast.  Come and enjoy a tennis holiday in Barbados – cake is optional but recommended !  It gives you loads of energy for those long 5 set matches, before you relax on the beach. Continue Reading

  • Britain’s Got Talent!! Andy Murray Wins Wimbledon 2013!!

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    Well I never! Guess I’ll have to eat my hat now! One week ago today, Sunday July 7th 2013, was an historical day to remember for British tennis. 77 LONG years but the wait was finally over. Britain at last has a men’s singles champion, the one and only Andy Murray beat the world’s number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets. High fives, hugs, cheers and woop-woops! Continue Reading

  • Sports and Recreation by Barbados Villa Rentals

    villa rentals in Barbados - recreation and sportsBarbados has a huge choice of sports and recreational activities to enjoy, whether you want to participate or simply observe, you are guaranteed an action-packed holiday. Our wonderful island is only 21 by 14 miles in size, so when staying at one of our Barbados villa rentals you are just a short trip away from lots of sporty fun and relaxation. Continue Reading

  • Barbados Villa Holiday, Away From The Beach

    villa holiday in Barbados, away from the beachWhile enjoying your Barbados villa holiday and exploring the island you can’t fail to notice the arable land.  The main crops grown in Barbados are sugarcane, vegetables and cotton.  The vegetables commonly grown include sweet potatoes, eddoes and yams.  These vegetables are usually sold locally by street vendors and not grown for export.  Barbados cotton fields can be seen but are scarce in comparison to sugar and vegetables.  You’ll see many sugarcane fields.  Over 37% of the land in Barbados is arable land and sugarcane is the main crop.  Sugarcane is the second largest industry in Barbados, with millions of dollars worth being exported each year.  Continue Reading

  • Barbados Holiday Villas – Events Throughout The Year

    Barbados holiday villas promoting events throughout the yearBarbados is a year round holiday destination and Barbados holiday villas are always in demand.  There’s a great deal to see and do whatever your taste or budget.  Of course if your idea of a perfect holiday is to do nothing at all…  well we can easily arrange that !  We offer you the option of extra staff or services so you can just chill out and be taken care of.

    Maybe you’d like to plan your holiday to coincide with one of the many annual events that take place in Barbados ?  There are many to choose from.

    Of course Christmas in Barbados is something special.  Bajans go to town with the decorations and lights.  At night time it looks magical and seasonal music is played everywhere.  There is always a good reason for great food in Barbados and Christmas is definitely a time for feasting – we can even arrange for a private chef to prepare Christmas dinner for you, or a Christmas cake perhaps?.   Continue Reading