The Parish of St Peter, Barbados

Posted on November 26, 2016
In category About Barbados

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.

For spectacular views and magnificent gardens, you should schedule a visit to Farley Hill National Park.  To enjoy indigenous birds and animals in a natural setting, a tour of the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is not to be missed.

Fishing is an important part of the lives and industry of Barbadians and each parish has a fishing village which adds life, character and economic input to the people who live there.  Six Men’s, to the north of St Peter, is one such village.  At the water’s edge, you wish see the fishing boats and the fishermen hauling in their catch.

The beaches of St Peter, like all west coast beaches, are white, soft and sandy – just what you dream a tropical beach should be.  The Caribbean Sea is normally calm and gentle with lapping waves, perfect for swimming, paddling or what the locals refer to as ‘a sea bath’.  Water sports are readily available, and you can take out a jet ski, do some water-skiing, enjoy some high-octane fun going across the waves on the ‘donuts’, or snorkel and see the colourful tropical fish or swim with the sea turtles.  Alternatively, a gentle session of ‘beach-combing’ is highly recommended.  For the more horizontally inclined I can recommend a beach chair and a book, the only activity required is regular, liberal application of sunscreen and the intake of refreshments!

Speightstown offers all of the amenities you can need in terms of shopping, banks, restaurants, cafes, and bars.

Port St Charles and Port Ferdinand are wold class marinas and a great place to spot some of the most magnificent yachts.

We have many repeat visitors who love to holiday in St Peter and a wide range of properties to offer, to suit everyone’s tastes and requirements.  Beach Walk is a lovely, 3-bedroom condo at Gibbes, just a short walk from the beach with a large communal pool.  If your preference is for a substantial villa, right on the beach, then Waverly could very well be the property for you.  Oratory is a charming beach house close to the heart of Speightstown.  If privacy and amazing views appeal then take a look at the exclusive Old Sugar House.  For more suggestions of where to stay, you can search our Paradise Rentals Website.

I would highly recommend staying in St Peter.  Just a 10 minute drive south to Holetown and about 20-30 minutes south to Bridgetown, there is everything you need for the ultimate Barbados experience.  Enjoy the local culture along with all the convenience and splendour of a first-class holiday.

Karen Whittaker
Telephone: (246) 262 4505
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