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
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.
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
Paradise Rentals is pleased to support The Barbados Museum in what is going to be a fabulous showcase of culture and heritage at the 2015 Crop Over CRAFT Works; which will take place on Saturday 06 June 2015. Continue Reading
I have had the most enjoyable visit to Holders Farmers Market which is held every Sunday from 9am to 2pm in the grounds of the lovely Holders House (home to the Kidd family) which overlooks the beautiful polo field at Holders Hill, St James. Continue Reading
Do you love food ? Do you love wine ? Don’t forget rum …? If you do (and who doesn’t ??) then you should be heading to Barbados this November for the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival. It’s a celebration of everything gastronomically great and it’s in the wonderful Caribbean sunshine. Here you can enjoy the very best of Barbadian and International cuisine, along with a very liberal helping of sun, sandy beaches and dining under the stars. Continue Reading
There are so many things to do while you are enjoying you’re on holiday in Barbados but I can definitely recommend a luxury Barbados catamaran cruise. Even if you’ve sailed before there is still nothing quite like it and the new 46’ catamaran Seaduced with its sensational crew is an experience not to be missed. It’s a whole day of fun and relaxation. Continue Reading
Looking for something different to do on your Barbados holiday? If you want to meet the locals and share the delight of an adventure on an old time, local bus, then a Barbados Heritage Tour is not to be missed. What an experience, nothing was what I expected and full of pleasant surprises. The passengers joining me were all local but wanted to enjoy the heritage journey and visit long lost places they hadn’t seen in a while, funny because it’s such a small island, but then some locals in Barbados don’t travel far. Continue Reading
Going on vacation to Barbados? Looking to rent somewhere on the West Coast? Paradise Rentals offer an extensive choice of St. James vacation rentals, self catering villas and apartments of first class quality.
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Barbados 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
Even though many of our visitors choose to stay in a Barbados villa with pool, it is still great to head for the beach, feel the warm sand beneath your feet, smell the ocean and taste the salt ! Barbados has over 70 miles of palm fringed, white sandy beaches just waiting to be explored. A day on the beach will leave you refreshed and relaxed, sun-kissed and renewed. Walk along the shore collecting shells and pebbles, paddle in the crystal clear waters or get a bit more energetic and go waterskiing or snorkelling. Whatever activity you choose, Barbados beach life is something special. Continue Reading
Exclusive villa holidays in Barbados are so much more than the beach and the ocean. Of course the beach is wonderful and we all love to spend time there enjoying the crystal clear waters and all the activity – even if that is just snoozing in the shade, reading a book or an afternoon of people watching ! However, many of our guests like to wash off the sand and head for the shops for some serious retail therapy. Continue Reading
While 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
When staying in one of our luxury Barbados villas, you will have every amenity. The houses are beautifully furnished and the kitchens fully equipped. You will have everything you need to prepare delicious meals using our wonderful local ingredients. However, if you don’t fancy the heat of the kitchen, then we can arrange a first class chef to cook for you.
If you can tear yourself away from the comfort of your ‘home from home’, there are plenty of fabulous places to eat out. All just a short distance from your villa. There are dining options that will gratify even the most discerning palate and to satisfy all tastes and budgets. From fine dining with the rich and famous to local Bajan eateries to roadside food fresh from the pan, variety and quality abound. You can dress up for dinner in your finery or eat at the roadside in shorts and sandals ! In Barbados food is taken seriously and wherever you go, you’ll be well fed !
Barbados offers a real treasure trove of nature and wildlife, all for you to discover and enjoy whilst staying at one of our family holiday villas in Barbados. Paradise Rentals can arrange island tours and tour guides if you want a local expert to show you around, or you can just head off on your own and explore our island. It’s really very easy to venture out in Barbados and quite safe. Continue Reading
Barbados 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