• 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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  • Barbados Watersports

    Barbados watersports are really popular.  Whether on top of the water or below the surface, there is something for everyone. Let me introduce you to Above and Below Watersports, located on the west coast, near historic of Speightstown. They are your one stop shop for everything that’s fun to do, above or below the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Above and Below Watersports offer the best in customer service and provide detailed information before you arrive in Barbados. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a casual cruiser, they will take care of you and make sure you get the very most out of your water sports experience.

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  • Cruising the Caribbean

    Cruising the CaribbeanCruising the Caribbean Sea in style and luxury is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.  Sleek and luxurious, ECSTASEA is the latest option in stylish cruises in Barbados.  This 350 horsepower vessel is the newest addition to the SEADUCED Luxury Charters fleet.  Join us for the perfect day out on the aquamarine water.

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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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  • Carizma On The Hill at Sugar Hill Resort

    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.  Carizma staff

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  • St Nicholas Abbey

    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. St Nicholas Abbey Barbados Culture and History Wedding at the Abbey

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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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  • Holiday Horse Riding

    Horse riding in BarbadosSaddle 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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  • Cricket in Barbados

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  • Paradise at Hunte’s Gardens in Barbados

    Gardens in BarbadosThere are many beautiful gardens in Barbados but Huntes Gardens really is something special.  Located in the lush hills of St Joseph, just 20-30 minutes drive from Holetown.  On a gentle stroll around this enchanting garden, all five senses are indulged: touch, sound, smell, sight and taste!

    When you enter the garden, stand still for a moment.  Close your eyes momentarily and experience everything that surrounds you.  Feel the Caribbean warmth.  Maybe a gentle breeze is blowing softly against your skin.  Bird song calls to your ear like a gentle bell among the classical music that wafts magically though the garden. Breathe in deeply through your nose whilst catching the merest scent of tropical blooms in the air.  Now, pause a moment; and then open your eyes and absorb the botanical crescendo that’s being played out by nature’s sublime orchestra.  The scent, the sounds, the feel; the beauty is right there for you to explore, the rich and colourful tapestry that is a ‘garden’.

    These fabulous gardens in Barbados, have been 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.

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  • Things to Do in Barbados: Top Attractions and Activities

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    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

  • 2015 Crop Over CRAFT Works

    Craft-Works-flyer-webParadise 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

  • Holders Farmers Market, St. James

    Holders Farmers Market, St. James, BarbadosI 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

  • The Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival

     the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum FestivalDo 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

  • Barbados Catamaran Cruises

    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

  • My Barbados Holiday – A Great Day Out

    Barbados tours and holiday activitiesLooking 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

  • The Supreme of St. James Vacation Rentals

    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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  • Luxurious St. Peter Vacation Villas – About St. Peter

    Recommending Paradise Rentals for the best St. Peter vacation villas, guaranteed first class accommodation with a professional service.

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  • 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 With Pool – Head For The Beach

    villa rentals with pool - Barbados beachesEven 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 – Great Shopping

    great shopping when staying at our exclusive villa rentalsExclusive 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

  • 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