• Ylang Ylang

    yellow ylang ylang flower

    Let me introduce myself: I am an ylang ylang tree (pronounced “ee-lang ee-lang”). My botanical name is Cananga odorata, my species is Annonaceae, but let’s not be formal. I was planted in Karen’s garden in April 2017. I arrived in a 6-inch pot, just a small little sapling about 4 inches tall with a few leaves. It is now July 2018 and I have just produced my first flowers!

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  • Barbados Holiday Concierge Services

    Our Barbados holiday concierge services are free of charge when you book your accommodation with us.  Paradise Rentals offers you so much more than just great places to stay, we are your ‘insider guide’ to Barbados.  We use our local knowledge and contacts to make your holiday the very best it can be.  We have 100s of satisfied customers who can testify to just how much value we can add.  This is a recent quote from happy guests who stayed at one of our villas :

    “This is our third time staying at Blue Moon and we would book again anytime we plan to return to Barbados. Karen and her team are super service oriented and we have never been disappointed. We have stayed with a large family group twice, including small children and this last time was “girl’s vacation” for four. The house is maintained extremely well, has everything you need to enjoy a comfortable vacation including wi-fi, maid service and the chefs that Karen recommends are amazing. We spent many mornings on the front porch with our coffee and in the afternoons enjoyed some sun on the side deck/plunge pool. The beach passes are a great perk, grocery stores, restaurants, shopping and other services are just a few minutes drive from the house. I have booked many vacation homes around the world, and Blue Moon is one of our top experiences….highly recommend it.”

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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

  • Paradise Rentals, Arriving in Barbados

    Arriving in Barbados, Grantley Adams Airport

    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

  • Slow Food Barbados

    What is Slow Food Barbados?

     

    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

  • Hire a Private Chef on Your Villa Holiday

    A private chef can make your villa holiday complete!  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 your very own chef. Services can be provided for special events or for every meal of the day – the choice is up to you!  Specialist diets can be catered for (wheat free, dairy free, low sugar/salt, nut free etc).  Choose from local or international cuisine, or a mixture of both.

    Hire a Private Chef on Your Villa Holiday

    Private Chef Example Menus
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  • Sushi To Go Barbados

    Want restaurant quality food, but do not want to step out of the holiday house? Check out this Sushi To Go Barbados Menu.

    Sushi To Go Barbados Menu

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  • Useful Information – General Travel Tips

    Barbados travel tipsENJOYING YOUR HOLIDAY
    You will be pleased to hear that violent crime is extremely rare in Barbados.  Opportunism is always a possibility so please take necessary care of your personal belongings whilst out and about and use the safe inside your rental property. Continue Reading

  • Useful Information – Barbados Arrival Procedures

    Barbados arrival proceduresBEFORE LANDING IN BARBADOS
    You will be required to complete an immigration card and customs declaration. Therefore, you may wish to keep your passport and flight details to hand during your flight, together with a note of your accommodation address, which is shown on your booking form. Continue Reading

  • Useful Information – Before Travelling to Barbados

    travelling to Barbados useful informationAll visitors to Barbados must have a passport and valid return ticket to be allowed entry. Passports must be valid for the duration of your stay in Barbados. Most countries do not require a visa to visit Barbados, so please check to see if one is required for your country.

    Remember to take your driving licence on holiday with you if you intend to hire a car while you are in Barbados.

    Make sure that your travel insurance covers the full period of your stay and gives adequate cover, particularly if you plan to indulge in any water sports during your holiday. Continue Reading