Why I stay in St. Peter. The parish of St. Peter is the pinnacle of luxury, convenience and gracious living for sophisticated international travellers on Barbados’s sun-kissed north-west coast. This side of the island is also known to many as the platinum coast, which extends through St. Peter from the parish of St James just to the south and has helped to make St. Peter a popular tourist hot spot. The parish is surrounded with white sandy beaches including those along Mullins Bay.
There are some fabulous places to visit such as the well known restaurant The Fish Pot based in the village of Six Men’s and St Nicholas Abbey, a fabulous Jacobean Mansion, at Cherry Tree Hill. The Barbados Riviera stretches from St. Peter’s Bay north to the world famous Port St. Charles Yacht Club which has attracted yachters and international vacationers for years.
Speightstown, in St. Peter, is Barbados second largest town which includes a few shops, an art gallery, a fishing market and some excellent restaurants. It’s famous for its history and architecture which makes for a relaxing leisurely stroll of sightseeing.
The well known Farley Hill National Park is another hot spot situated high up on a hill overlooking Barbados’ rugged Atlantic coast. Farley Hill is a picnic area, wedding venue and a vista point featuring amazing views of the east coast of Barbados. The forest of mahogany trees is transformed into the stage for musical and theatrical events several times a year. This includes the Barbados Jazz festival and my favourite event is Reggae on the Hill which boasts world renowned artists from Jamaica and local artists too. This yearly attraction draws in huge crowds from all around the world and is getting bigger and better every year; it’s like one massive picnic with food, drinks and best of all, reggae music playing all day and into the night.
Another great place to visit is the Barbados Wild Life Reserve. It’s situated in a lush mahogany wood, across the road from Farley Hill National Park, and is primarily a monkey sanctuary for the Barbados Green Monkey. What’s great about it is that the monkeys and most of the other animals roam free.
I always choose to stay in St. Peter and have booked with Paradise Rentals many times. Whether I come with a friend or with my family, they have always found me a fantastic property. For impeccable St. Peter vacation villas, I would most certainly suggest you give them a call.
Review by: Claire Bennett