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There 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.
Holetown is a popular choice for a Barbados villa rental holiday. Located on the West Coast of Barbados, in the parish of St James, this is where the English sea captain, John Powell, came ashore and claimed the island for the English King James I in the 1600s. It was given the name of a natural inlet channel where ships could be off loaded and cleaned, before a new cargo would be loaded up.
Today Holetown is no longer a port but an interesting, eclectic mix of shops, bars, restaurants and hotels apartments and it’s a great place for your Barbados holiday. We have a range of villas and apartments in, or near to, Holetown; for example:
The exclusive Sugar Hill Resort is very close to Holetown, just a 5 minute drive away. Here we can offer many accommodation options for a great Barbados villa rental, such as Apartment 209C, Westholme and Orange Walk Studio.
So, let’s take a brief walk around Holetown, starting at the Chattel Village. Continue Reading
Barbados Holiday Villa Spa Services From Paradise Rentals
Why? – because we want you to get the absolute most out of your holiday experience.
It’s important to us that you are as relaxed and pampered as you can possibly be. We understand the stress and tension involved in getting ready for your holiday and that a long flight can leave you feeling tired and uncomfortable.
So; we recommend you take the very first opportunity to indulge in a fabulous spa treatment in the comfort of your very own holiday rental villa. Many of our villas and apartments have private gardens or a balcony; for example Bolli Heights or Apartment 209C at Sugar Hill.
What could be more delicious than a long lingering massage under the stars to the sounds of the night. You’ll know for sure that you’ve arrived in paradise! Continue Reading
Wondering how you can make your holiday even more special?
Make the memories last even longer?
Why not enjoy a personalised holiday photo shoot for you and your loved ones?
We can offer a photo session, lasting two hours, with our excellent, professional photographer. You will look fabulous, in the wonderful surroundings of your tropical home from home. Photos can be taken in and around your beautiful villa; in the garden, by the pool – or at the nearby beach. You can have beautiful sunset scenes or atmospheric and artistic shots. Action shots of you in the sea, on a jet ski; you choose – if you can imagine it, our photographer can capture the moment for you forever.
Looking 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
Formally settled around 1630, in the earliest days, Speightstown was the busiest port in Barbados. Nowadays, its’ historic background intermingles with modern properties and businesses, reflecting a developing country and its people. Speightstown is located in the Parish of St Peter along the north-west coast of Barbados. It is one of the three towns in Barbados (Holetown and Bridgetown being the other two.) It’s a charming, historic town with an intriguing history and characterful architecture with buildings dating back hundreds of years. Continue Reading
The parish of St Peter is located in the north west of Barbados. It is home to historical sites, such as the town of Speightstown, the splendid historic home and rum plantation of St Nicholas Abbey, and Arlington House Museum. There is much to discover in St Peter; you’ll find pretty fishing villages, marvellous beaches, lots of nature and wild-life as well as traditional and modern, cosmopolitan shops and restaurants mingling comfortably together. Continue Reading
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
What is 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
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.
Private Chef Example Menus
Want restaurant quality food, but do not want to step out of the holiday house? Check out this Sushi To Go Barbados Menu.
Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel – Beach Club Membership
Many of our Paradise holiday rentals include complimentary beach membership at the luxurious Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel, on the prestigious West Coast of Barbados. The exclusive membership entitles you to full use of the beach amenities; the sun beds, umbrellas, shower, changing room and toilets, plus rental of the water sports equipment is available. With hotel access, you can also enjoy the facilities bar and restaurant too. Water sports and refreshments are not complimentary and payment is made directly to The Fairmont Royal Pavilion at the time of purchase.
The Sugar Hill Resort
Experience world class customer service, tennis and dining at the luxurious and charming Sugar Hill Resort in Barbados. Sugar Hill is the choice for many regular visitors to Barbados as well as well-known celebrities, due to its great location, spectacular amenities and secluded atmosphere within the development.
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
10% Discount for 7 nights or more, bookings from March 25 – April 30!
Whether you frequently vacation to Barbados or you’re looking to visit for the first time, we suggest you take advantage of this fantastic villa holiday special offer and save 10% on your Barbados gateway at the beautiful 105B Sugar Hill Villa! Continue Reading
Barbados Villa Offer!
For bookings during May and June 1 FREE NIGHT for stays of 7 nights or more!
Have you been looking for great Barbados villa deals to get away? Well, guess what? It looks like you came to the right place!
Here, at Paradise Rentals Barbados, we love receiving this kind of feedback from our guests! Thank you, Chris and Darryl, for allowing us to host you in our Blue Moon villa — the finest of Barbados west coast villas! We look forward to welcoming you back for future stays! Here’s what they had to say. 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
We 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
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
In Barbados we have a huge array of wonderful foods, ground provisions, fish, fruits and locally sourced meat. There are farmers markets with knowledgeable producers and purveyors of spices and tonics and many artisan foodstuffs. When on holiday it’s nice to try the local ingredients and there are lots of delicious recipes to try. If you would like to order groceries and supplies in advance of your arrival, we offer a shopping service – please enquire for details. 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