Barbados in a Nutshell 2014-2015



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  • Maureen Tracey first came to live inBarbados as a young bride in the70s. Her roots became ingrainedinto the culture and beauty of theisland as she moved between hereand Canada. While travelling theworld as a marketing executive inthe textile industry, her exposure tocolour and design complementedher artistic skills in the fashionindustry, photography and ceramicwork. Today shes focused on beinga full-time artist. Her fun-lovingand whimsical oil paintingsshowcase aspects of Barbadian lifethat are slowly disappearing. Many of her paintings show herBajan Lovesheep, the iconicblackbelly sheep, wearing littleheart necklaces expressing the loveMaureen feels for Barbados.She markets her own paintingswhich can be seen in the Gallerysection of her [email protected] or [email protected]

    Barbados in aNutshell

    is published annually byMiller Publishing Co. Ltd.

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    June 2014 May 2015 Edition

    Edgehill, St. Thomas, Barbados, W.I.T: (246) 421 6700 | F: (246) 421 6707

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    Activities 10, 11Art & Craft 44Beaches 108Calendar of Events 14, 15, 16Car Hire 180Driving Tips 180Fishing 70, 71Glass Bottom Boats 69, 74Golf 22Island Adventures 56Local Food 114Local Tips 12, 13Nightlife 174Nutlets 18Nuts & Bolts 8Property 94Restaurant Guide 118Safety 188Sailing Cruises 59Sea Turtles 64Shopping 28Sightseeing 76Snorkeling/Diving 68Spa Services 20, 21Sports Bars 172Submarine Adventures 9, 58SUPing 72Surfing 73Touring 75Useful Directory 189Watersports 74Yoga 21




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    375th Anniversary of Parliament

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    CAPITAL CITY - Bridgetown, themain shopping centre. On June 252011, 'Historic Bridgetown and itsGarrison' was inscribed on theUNESCO World Heritage List.There is no other higher form ofrecognition for a heritage site in theWorld. A convenient shuttle serviceoperates between hotels andBridgetown - call 227-2200. CURRENCY - The Barbados Dollaris tied to the US Dollar at a rate ofUS$1 = Bds$1.98; other currenciesfluctuate so check with the localbanks or the press.DRESS - Keep swimwear on thebeach. Camouflage is prohibited.ELECTRICITY - 110/230V 50Hz.HOURS OF BUSINESS - Banksopen Monday to Thursday from8am-3pm and Friday 8am-5pm.Supermarkets open daily from8am and close between 7pm and10pm in the evenings. Other retailoutlets generally open Monday toFriday from 9am-5pm and onSaturday from 9am-2pm. Specialopening hours in December.POPULATION - 287, 733 (2012).SIZE - 166 square miles, measuring21 miles long x 14 miles wide.TAX - 17.5% VAT is usually includedin prices quoted. 7.5% VAT and 10%service charge will be added toyour hotel bill.TIPPING - Usually 10%15%. WATER - Safe to drink from tap.

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    Tel: 438 TREK (8735)[email protected]

    Barbados ConcordeExperienceA truly memorable experience!The Barbados ConcordeExperience offers visitors anexciting, unforgettable insight intothe history and unique character ofthe legendary supersonic aircraft.This stunning exhibition, locatedwithin an easy walking distanceadjacent to the Grantley AdamsInternational Airport, celebratesConcordes grace and elegance,with spectacular multi-mediapresentations, tempting gift andcoffee shop, and observation deck.A truly memorable experience forall ages. Normal hours of operationare Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm.These hours may be subject tochange due to private functions.

    Aerial TrekThey are above it all!Aerial Trek has been awarded Tourof the Season for 2008-2010 byPrincess Cruises, received nearperfect scores from the wellregarded Zagat 2010 Survey, andawarded the Certificate ofExcellence for 2013 by Trip Advisoramong other awards. The thrill ofthe zipline adventure begins at thebase where you are given a safetybriefing and outfitted with yourharness system, helmets andgloves. Experienced tour guidesensure your safety as you moveover eight platforms while theyprovide interesting information ondifferent areas of the beautiful eco-system of Jack-in-the-box gully inthe parish of St. Thomas. At AerialTrek Zipline Adventures youlldiscover why they are Above it All!!!!

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    Local Tips in a NutshellTake a walk at sunrise along thebeach in Bathsheba and then havebreakfast at either Round House orAtlantis Hotel.Take a late afternoon walk on theRichard Haynes Boardwalk inHastings and then have sundownersat one of the restaurants there Tapas, Blakeys, Naru or Accra Deck.Take the Bridgetown Express busto see UNESCO World HertitageBridgetown and its Garrison. Visitthe Mikvah (ceremonial bath forJewish women) at the oldestsynagogue in the westernhemisphere. Experience a real Bajan city rumshop with ham cutters and puddingand souse at Hunters Bar in TudorStreet or try some cou cou with fishor stew at Mustors on Prince WilliamHenry Street or the Waterfront Caf.Go on a sailing cruise early on inyour holiday because chances are,you will want to go again! Maybethe second time around you couldchoose a sunset cruise. Thecatamarans are smooth, fast andvery comfortable.Hire a speedboat to take you toCarlisle Bay. Go snorkeling inCarlisle Bay Marine Park over one of6 shipwrecks or just take a walkalong this beautiful stretch of beach.

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    ipsHaving worked up a great appetite,enjoy a decadent lobster lunch onthe beach at Lobster Alive with anicely chilled white wine. (Live jazzat Sunday lunch).Visit Earthworks Pottery and orderthe ultimate thoughtful gift -personalized pottery. It could bemugs for friends and family orchoose a beautiful design for aplaque with your house name ornumber.Pack a picnic or have one preparedfor you and enjoy a day on thebreezy south-east coast at BottomBay, the Crane Beach or Foul Bay.Why not visit Silver Sands on thesouth coast where on windy daysyou can watch kite and windsurfing.There is a small park with picnicbenches and bathroom facilities.Bottom Bay has steps leading to thebeach and a few beach chairs forrent. Crane Beach has chairs forrent. Foul Bay has great access bycar down to picnic spots but norental chairs. See page 124 for a listof picnic suppliers.Experience a turtle hatchling release.Call the turtle hotline at 230-0142between June and December tofind out when and where.Sunset and supper. Book an earlysupper at an ocean front restauranton the south or west coast half anhour before sunset and enjoy thetranquil beauty.

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    MAY 20141-4 Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf3 Polo - Club Matches at Lion Castle10 Polo - Club Matches at Apes Hill10 The Boatyard J24 Regatta14 Full Moon15-18 Barbados May Regatta16 Gun Hill by Moonlight17-18 Top Gear Festival17-25 Gospelfest18 Polo - Club Matches at Holders24 Polo - Club Matches at Lion Castle24-25 Sol Rally Barbados Scrutineering

    & Scotiabank King of the Hill31 Sol Rally Barbados

    JUNE 20141 Sol Rally Barbados5-9 Darren Eastmond Memorial

    Invitational Water Polo Tournament6-9 Wanderers Intl Masters Football6-9 BMEX Trade Show7-8 J24 Invitational8 Chefette Restaurants Fun Run13 Full Moon21-22 Lucky Horseshoe J24 Regatta22 Variety Club Annual Row for Charity28 Ceremonial Delivery of the Last

    Canes and Crop Over Feast

    JULY 20144 Sweet Soca/Party Monarch

    Semi-Finals4-25 Sir Garfield Sobers International

    Schools Cricket Tournament5-6 Harris Paints J24 Regatta 11 Pan Fusion12 Full Moon13 Bdos Cruising Club Regatta13 Pan Pun de Sand18 Pic-O-de-Crop Semi-Finals27 Soca Royale31 Bridgetown Market

    AUGUST 20141 Pic-O-de-Crop Finals1-3 Bridgetown Market2 Foreday Morning3 Cohobblopot4 Grand Kadooment Day10 Full Moon24-30 Banks Hockey Festival


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    SEPTEMBER 20147 National Dinghy Championships9 Full Moon18-21 Nature Outdoor Exhibit at the

    Barbados Museum20 Mr. Caribbean Barbados Fitness

    Competition21 National Dinghy Championships

    OCTOBER 20145 National Triathlon Championships5 National Dinghy Championships5 Barbados Kennel Clubs All

    Breed Championship Dog Show6-13 deAction Last Waterman

    Standing SUP Around Barbados Invitational

    8 Full Moon11 Surfing Nationals19 National Dinghy Championships29-31 Barbados Masters International

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    NOVEMBER 20141 Independence Lighting

    Ceremony & Bajan Folk Brew1-2 Annual Sizzlin Sand Beach

    Volleyball Barbados Sunsplash2 Open Water Festival2 National Dinghy Championships6 Full Moon15-16 J24 Barbados Match Racing

    Championships16 Barbados Kennel Clubs All

    Breed Championship Dog ShowFood and Wine & Rum Festival

    28-30 Independence Pro/Junior Pro Surfing Competition

    DECEMBER 20145-7 Run Barbados International

    Marathon & 10k Series6 Full Moon25 The Royal Barbados Police

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    JANUARY 20151 New Years Day (Bank Holiday)5 Full Moon21 Errol Barrow Day (Bank Holiday)21 Mount Gay Rum Round

    Barbados Race24-25 Barbados Horticultural Societys

    Annual Flower & Garden Show

    FEBRUARY 20154 Full Moon8-15 Holetown Festival27-28 Agrofest

    MARCH 20151 Agrofest5 Full Moon7 Sandy Lane Gold CupTBA Virgin Atlantic Holders Season

    APRIL 20143 Good Friday (Bank Holiday)4-6 Oistins Fish Festival5 Easter Sunday6 Easter Monday (Bank Holiday)4 Full Moon28 National Heroes Day (Bank


    CALENDAR NOTES The Barbados Horticultural Societyholds Open Gardens on Saturdaysfrom 2-6pm in January and February.Call (246) 428-5889 or The Barbados National Trust hostsOpen Houses every Wed. from 2:30-5:30pm from January to March eachyear. Hike Barbados is held everySunday year round and hikes takeplace at 6am & 3:30pm. Moonlighthikes are at 5:30pm. Call (246) 426-2421 for hike calendar as well as detailsof Open House venues. Polo Season is from December toMay each year. For full details Horse Racing takes place onSaturdays throughout the year. Call(246) 426-3980 or


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    HISTORY - The original inhabitantswere the Amerindians. The islandwas settled by the English in 1627and remained under British rule forits entire history until gainingindependence in 1966. GOVERNMENT - Politically stableand a member of the BritishCommonwealth, the constitution isbased on the British style ofparliamentary democracy. In 2014,Barbados celebrated the 375thAnniversary of Parliament.RELIGION - PredominantlyAnglican, but over 100 religionspractice in harmony.LOCAL BUSES - A standard busfare of BB$2 takes you to and fromanywhere on a single bus be sureto have the exact local changewhen boarding. DRUGS - Narcotic drugs, includingCannabis, are illegal and thepenalties for possession can be upto 20 years in prison.LOCAL NEWSPAPERS - TheAdvocate and The Nation.OVERSEAS NEWSPAPERS -Newspaper Direct Tel: 436-1314Mohammed Patel Tel: 424-1502.FLORIST - Christina Foster atSimply Flowers Tel: 437-6597.CENTENARIANS - Barbados hasone of the highest number ofcentenarians per capita in theworld. The Governor General paysa courtesy call to each one on their100th birthday.




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    Mango Bay Hotel, Holetown, St. JamesReservations: 432 6826

    Elements Spa &Mobile Spray TanTranquil, private & relaxing

    Run by Champneys trained SarahYoung, Elements Spa uses thePhytomer line from Paris for awonderful range of facials andbody treatments. They also offerdeep tissue, hot stone,aromatherapy and Swedishmassages, pedicures andmanicures and their speciality, amobile spray tanning service. Thespas expert application of theleading Geleration manicure keepsnails beautiful for weeks. ElementsSpa guarantees a tranquil, privateand relaxing experience. Go and renew your inner glow You're Beautiful. Open Tue - Sat 10am-6pm

    Call direct: 230 0287 Everyday 9am-10pmAppts available on Bank Holidays

    Mobile MassageBringing the spa to you! A Barbadian, who received hertraining in London and holds adiploma in Beauty Therapy andApplied Aesthetics. Sonia Stouteoffers a unique, mobile aestheticsand massage service so you canenjoy a full range of spa services inthe privacy and comfort of yourvilla, hotel room or home. Services include (in Barbados $): Swedish Body Massage - $120Deep Tissue Massage - $140Spa Manicures - $50(with Essie & OPI polishes)Spa Pedicures - $50(with Essie & OPI polishes)Reflexology - $120Body Scrubs - $50Botanical Spa Facials - $100Half leg wax - $50Full leg wax - $80Brazilian Wax - $50

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    Yoga & Spa Services

    Yoga by the SeaHealth & Wellness by the sea!Classes include mindful movementand breathing techniques that stretch,strengthen, relax and renew the body,in a tranquil setting just a few stepsfrom the waters edge. The classesare small and ideal for anyonelooking to de-stress, develop range ofmotion and flexibility without over-exertion, gently build strength andreceive the healing benefits of yoga ina comfortable environment thatsupports your well-being. There is atreatment room, offering massage,acupuncture, reflexology andayurvedic healing. All levels of yogaexperience are welcome. One on onesessions also available. Call for classavailability and private sessions.

    Chakra SpaRelax, rejuvenate & enjoy.

    Chakra Spa has internationallytrained and experienced therapistsusing luxurious products for theirtherapeutic services. With sixtreatment rooms, including acouples room with a privateJacuzzi; pedi-thrones, a steamroom and sauna, your Chakraexperience is sure to relax,rejuvenate and heal you. View the entire Spa Menu online

    Open Tue-Sat 9am-7pm;Sun 10am-6pm

    Ocean Spray Apartments, Inch Marlow, Christ ChurchTel: 428 [email protected]

    Accra Beach Hotel & Spa,Rockley, Christ Church Tel: 435 8690Facebook: Chakra [email protected]

  • Golf in BarbadosFor such a small Caribbean island, Barbados is truly blessed with anincredible richness of golf courses. On the south coast can be found theBarbados Golf Club, an enjoyable 18-hole championship course, and ClubRockley, a well-maintained 9-hole resort course. Both are open to thepublic. On the west coast, the quality of the courses and their very closeproximity to each other represent a veritable Golfers Paradise. Endorsedby the successful staging of a world-class golf tournament, and offeringfour PGA standard courses, Barbados can now be considered a genuinegolf destination. Sandy Lane is home to two Tom Fazio designed courses,the Country Club and the Green Monkey; Royal Westmoreland is a veryimpressive Robert Trent-Jones Jr. creation; and there is a stunning 18-holecourse now open at the Apes Hill Club, a spectacular residentialdevelopment. The Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Tournament, held annually in April at SandyLane, Apes Hill Club, Royal Westmoreland and the Barbados Golf Club, isone of the Caribbeans most outstanding golf tournaments.




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    Golf Tee Times - (246) 419 [email protected]

    Royal WestmorelandConsistently rated as one of the top courses in theCaribbean!Royal Westmoreland boasts a par 72, 7,045 yard championship coursedesigned by Robert Trent Jones Jnr. Set in a lush tropical landscape and calling for every club in your bag, itsconsistently rated as one of the top courses in the Caribbean. The trickygreens, ocean views from every hole and an amusing audience of residentmonkeys place this course among the worlds best. Your golf experience is further enhanced by a pro shop offering club andshoe hire, driving range, practice greens and short game academy.Complete your stay by relaxing in the Indulgence Spa at Mullins Beach.

  • Duty Free and VAT Free ShoppingWith no import duties or VAT charged, tax free shopping for visitors inBarbados is as much as a third more economical than prices in Europe, theU.K. and North America. Shoppers are safe in the knowledge that theproducts are genuine and they can be sure of reliable after sales service.These two factors make Barbados the ideal place to purchase luxuriessuch as jewellery, watches, designer wear and cosmetics. The savings arevery impressive and well worth leaving the beach for!You can get your purchases over the counter. Liquor and tobacco are the onlyexceptions and these are delivered to your port of departure for collection.DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: You must present your immigration departureslip or passport with travel details at the time of purchase.

    The Bridgetown Express Shuttle There is an excellent shuttle service to Bridgetown from hotels on thesouth and west coasts with special discounts for shoppers. Contact yourhotels front desk, guest services or concierge to make arrangements ortelephone them at 227 2200. Sheraton Mall also operates a daily shuttle service along the South Coast withstops at select hotels. Check with your hotels Activities Desk or call Sheratonat 437 0970.





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    The Royal ShopBarbados oldest and finest tax free jewellery store!The Royal Shop is one of the oldest family owned luxury retailers inBarbados. They are the exclusive andauthorised dealer of Rolex and Tudorwatchesandare what Duty Free and Tax Free shopping are all about. Ideallylocated in the heart of the capital, historic Bridgetown, you aresure to find atreasure trove that will make memories to last a lifetime.As one of theisland's leading watch and jewellery stores, you will find some of theworld'stop watch brands likeRaymond Weil, Rado, Chopard, Maurice Lacroix,Longines and Movado and funfashionable watches byGuess, Tissot, SwissArmy, Esquire, Ice, Swatch, Seiko, Casio and Citizen.The Royal Shop carriesan impressive range of fine jewelleryfromelite brands like Chopard,MarcoBicego,Rebecca,Belle tioleand Io si. You will also find the very popular andattractive beautiful black and white diamond collection, Italiannecklaces,precious and semi-precious gemstones and fresh waterpearlsthat you can wear for every occasion. The Royal Shop's friendly andknowledgeable staff are ready to help you find your choice piece. Visit themtoday at one of their two convenient locations: The Cruise terminal or BroadStreet, the main shopping street in Bridgetown.

    Tel: 429 7072 - #32 Broad Street, Bridgetown.Tel: 431 0296 - Bridgetown Cruise Terminal.

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    Horizon House, The Careenage,McGregor Street, BridgetownTel: (246) 436 2489

    Grantley Adams International Airport,Departure Terminal,Christ Church

    Harley-Davidson of the West IndiesFashionable and comfortable clothing for your holiday!Harley-Davidson of the West Indies has officially licensed H-D clothingand collectibles that meet the quality standards of the Harley-Davidsonbrand. Come in and see our custom shirts with logo back prints, trendycasual shirts, childrens clothing and accessories for every day. We alsohave a wide range of fashionable ladies H-D tops that will look great foryour next trip to the Caribbean or simply to wear back home.


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    ShoppingMilano DiamondGalleryA unique jewellery store!Experienced and savvy shoppersare delighted with the recent arrivalin Barbados of the Milano DiamondGallery, located on Broad Street inthe heart of Bridgetown. Thanks to its global presence,Milano benefits from the ability to

    bring some of the latest and finest jewellery designs into Barbados rangingfrom natural white and colour diamonds and colourful gemstones - allavailable at surprisingly affordable prices. Well worthy of extra attention isMilanos very own Unity brand, which focuses on Big Look diamondjewellery; as well as diamond tennis bracelets of all carat weights. Milanoalso represents Hearts On Fire, the worlds most perfectly cut diamond,Divina all natural fancy yellow diamonds, LeVian all natural Chocolatediamonds, Green Nile all natural columbian emeralds, Marahlago, theCaribbeans very own distinctive brand, crafted from Larimar, and theincreasingly popular Skagen watches of Denmark. Milano is the fastestgrowing retailer in the Caribbean with over 35 stores opened in 4 years.The sister company Kiran Group is a DTC Sight holder and truly the worldslargest manufacturer of diamonds of a carat and under. Kiran has achievedbenchmarks in terms of quality complying with the Best PracticePrinciples (BPP) and Ethical norms of the industry. As diamond site-holders, they can guarantee that their clients are offered genuinewholesale prices on all of their GIA/EGL Certified diamonds and they alsohave a New York based customer service centre. AND if you take along your copy of Barbados in a Nutshell you will receivea free island-inspired lithograph as a keepsake memory of your visit.

    29-30 Broad Street, BridgetownOpen: Mon Fri: 9:30am-5pm Sat: 9:30am-3pmTelephone: 429 2900

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    Sargeants Village, Christ ChurchTel: 437 [email protected]/sheratonmall

    Sheraton MallThe Mall that has it All!Celebrating 25 years, Sheraton Mall has the largest variety of shopping,dining and entertainment options in Barbados. With over 120 storesincluding a six screen multiplex cinema, boutiques, cellular serviceproviders, banking, pharmaceutical, doctor and homeopathic services,Sheraton Mall has everything you could possibly need. The Coca Cola Food Court features the largest multicultural selection ofrestaurants on the island, all conveniently housed under one roof.Located ten minutes from Oistins and fifteen from Bridgetown, Sheratonoffers a daily shuttle service operating along the South Coast with stopsat select hotels. Book your visit to Sheraton Mall with your South Coasthotel activities desk or contact us at 437-0970.

    Open 9am-9pm Monday through Saturday.


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    Best of BarbadosBring Barbados home!Visitors to this chain of family run,quality gift shops can be confidentin knowing the art and giftwaredesigns are local and unique. Attheir head office in an old sugarplantation, they hand screen print abeautiful range of 100% cottongiftware. Each shop features the artof founder Jill Walker, her daughterSue Trew and Sues daughter, Hollyplus a wide choice of imaginativework from numerous talentedBarbadians. Jills fabulous greenmonkey painting is one of the newdesigns this season look out for it!Sues love for turtles has lead, a newwebsite promoting the beauty ofturtles and aims to increaseawareness of their plight worldwidethrough art. If you love turtles youlllove this website! Best of BarbadosGift Shops, with 5 locationsislandwide including the AirportDeparture Lounge, is a Bajanexperience to put top of your list!Their website is the perfect placefor some retail therapy when youneed to bring a little Bajan sunshineto your door!


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    Sheraton Mall, Christ Church 437 1983 Swan Street, Bridgetown 431 9164

    Tropicana JewellersA Great Store for fantastic deals - A Swan Street Delight!A great store for fantastic deals, located in Sheraton Mall and Swan Street inHistoric Bridgetown, is Tropicana Jewellers. Theres exquisite jewellery,fashion watches, interchangeable strap watches and gift watch sets. They arerenowned for their outstanding selection of fine sterling silver,10kt and 14ktItalian gold jewellery and a dynamic new line of stainless steel jewelleryincluding beautiful rings, chains, earrings, pendants and bracelets. Take apiece of the island back with you - flying fish pendants and earrings andtraditional West Indian Bangles for all ages in silver and gold. Tropicana alsooffers an extensive variety of brand name watches such as Anne Klein,Citizen and Casio. You can also find a wide selection of authentic electronicequipment such as DVDs, MP3s and MP4s, speakers, TVs, radios, car stereosand phones. Whether you are shopping for yourself or looking for a gift forsomeone, make sure to visit one of the two Tropicana stores.

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    Open Mon-Sat: 10am7pm; Sun: 10am5pmLimegrove Lifestyle Centre, Holetown, St. James Tel: 620 5463 [email protected]

    Limegrove Lifestyle CentreBarbados most exciting shopping and lifestyle destination!Right in the heart of Holetown, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre has emergedas Barbados most exciting shopping and lifestyle destination. This WestCoast must-see spot has ushered in a bold era of contemporary living,bringing to Barbados the best in art, beauty, entertainment, fashion, filmand food. Limegrove features some of the worlds leading brands, includingA|X Armani Exchange, Hugo Boss, Cartier, Tag Heuer, M.A.C, Ralph Lauren,Longchamp, Burberry, Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton. Well-knownBarbadian brands and boutiques combine with these top-tier labels tocreate the perfect blend of global and local shopping in a single location. Cuisine lovers will also find much to explore at Limegrove, where eateriesserve up international flavours from Asian fusion to Greek. Its bars,cinemas and solid events itinerary make for great day-to-night fun withfamily and friends.

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    La Casa del HabanoCigar Shop, Lounge & BarThe walk-in humidor is considered one of the best in the world!

    Visit La Casa del Habano and discover their wide selection of the finestCuban cigars. There is a fully stocked premium bar along with acomfortable lounge and outdoor deckwhere you can enjoy the best Blues,Jazz and Latin music in a uniqueatmosphere on the first floor of theLimegrove Lifestyle Centre. Its the perfect location for a smallbusiness meeting, private event, orsimply for your personal relaxationwith your favourite cigar and a fineliquor or coffee.

    1st Floor, Limegrove LifestyleCentre,Holetown, St. JamesTel: 621 [email protected]

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    Tel: (246) 430 2400or 1-800-51-JEWEL

    DiamondsInternational Luxury Duty Free Shopping!There is a world of Beauty, Eleganceand Sophistication whereimmaculate collections of Diamonds,Fine Jewellery, Timepieces andLuxury Accoutrements await you.Diamonds International is theLuxury Diamond brand of theCaribbean, Mexico and PacificRiviera specialising in loose

    diamonds. No Diamond is identical and just like you with your desire to beunique and different; each exquisite diamond has its own Clarity, Cut,Colour and Carat. While the traditional diamond has fifty-seven or fifty-eight carefully polished facets which capture and disperse light into aradiant light show, Diamonds International is mesmerizing the world withtheir 90 faceted exquisite Crown of Light diamond. The Crown of Light isan entirely unique and patented round diamond cut that maximizes everynatural diamonds highest potential.So by combining the traditional, exceptional and nouveau we invite you tocustomise your signature piece of jewellery in the knowledge that yourdiamonds are from a secure and reputable source, non-conflict diamondsfrom DeBeers. Simply choose your diamond from their collection andcreate the jewel of your dreams. Should you in time wish to change yourdesign or change your diamond quality, their trade-in and upgrade policiesoffer you that flexibility with no loss of value on your existing Bridgetown: The Bridgetown Cruise Terminal; Lower & Upper Broad Street St. James: Sandy Lane Hotel; The Tamarind Hotel; The Fairmont RoyalPavilion; West Coast Mall; Galleria at Royal Westmoreland Golf & CountryClub; Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Christ Church: Grantley AdamsInternational Airport; Turtle Beach Resort; The Radisson Aquatica Resort.


  • Diamonds International at LimegroveA Shopping experience unmatched anywhere in the Caribbean!Diamonds Internationals latest foray in the world of decadence are theCartier and Breitling Boutiques on the platinum west coast of Barbados atthe Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. And there is so much more retail therapywith retail spaces for some of the worlds foremost luxury brands likeBvlgari, Hublot, John Hardy, DIOR, Chopard, Roberto Coin, IWC, JaegerLeCoultre, MontBlanc, Panerai, Piaget, Ivanka Trump and more.Visitors to Barbados are given the privilege to shop without having to payimport duty or VAT. Because of this, the prices for these amazing luxuriesare some of the best you will find anywhere in the world. As a result, these boutiques have some of the widest selections ofmerchandise with the latest designs.

    Cartier Boutique: Tel: 271 8234Breitling Boutique: Tel: 271 8237Other DI Boutiques: Tel: 271 8230/26/28



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    www.the-barbados-shop.comTel: (246) 262-5432

    The BarbadosShopShop Online & Post Home!As your vacation unfolds on thelovely island of Barbados, youll fallin love with several of our localdelicacies. To keep your suitcaseslight, visit The Barbados Shop, anaffordable, online gift store for yourfavourite island treats, including hotsauce, Bajan seasoning and rumcakes, and have them shippedhome. Choose from express, airand surface mail options to suityour budget. Items are posted Mon-Fri and shopping is available 24/7.

  • Tiyi by Design Art Jewellery StudioEach piece is unique a true collectors item and anexceptional work of art.An award-winning line of exquisite, hand-crafted art jewellery, each pieceindividually designed and crafted by professional Barbadian metalsmith/jeweller, Ichia Tiyi. Her designs portray an exceptionally unique imaginationand a truly sophisticated primal energy, uncommon to the ephemeraltrends of popular, everyday jewellery. Visit Ichia at her delightful art jewellery studio in Speightstown.

    Open Tuesday Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. Closed Mondays.

    Store #12, 2nd Floor Town Square Mall,Queen Street, Speightstown, St. Peter (opposite Jordans Supermarket)Tel: (246) 422 6816 or 252 0184 [email protected]








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  • Art & CraftBarbados has quite an astonishing array of artistic talent the Bajan-bornand artists from away, who leave the northern climes for tropical coloursand magical light, the visiting residents and those who have shaped newlives here all add to the mix. Their work and their many styles of painting,portray views of local life with realism, mystery or whimsy together theycreate a wonderful picture of this blessed little island.There is also a wide variety of beautiful local craftwork to be found, muchof it created out of the islands most readily available natural resourcessuch as clay, mahogany, pandanus grass, coconut, palm fronds, bamboo,shells and leather. Pottery, batik, basket making, jewellery and woodcarving are among the prominent local skills. On your travels around the island be sure to visit some of our art galleriesand our talented local artists and crafts people. They will be delighted toshow you their work and you will get an interesting glimpse of Bajan life.Perhaps youll find a unique treasure as a reminder of your visit to ourisland in the sun.

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    Rare and exotic sea shells can befound at The Shell Gallery

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    Galleries & StudiosBest of Barbados Gift ShopsTel: 421 6900. Now in their 38th year of operation,the Best of Barbados Gift Shopsare the perfect place to findtasteful and authentic souvenirs.Featuring the art of Jill Walker, herdaughter Sue Trew and Suesdaughter, Holly, they each bringtheir own unique style of colourfulart and giftware designs to thisfamily institution.

    Tiyi By DesignStore #12, The Town Centre,Speightstown. Tel: 422 6816 or252 0184. Exquisite line of hand-crafted art jewellery by Barbadianmetalsmith/jeweller Ichia Tiyi.

    Brocklands GalleryHalcyon Heights, St. James.Tel: 432 6061 or 237 7670. The home studio/gallery of JaniceSylvia Brock over 500 squarefeet of exhibition space.

    On The Wall Gallery Earthworks Complex, St. Thomas.Tel: 438 9246 or 234 9145.Champers Restaurant, ChristChurch. Tel: 426 3380. Features the work of many of theislands best known artists andcraftspeople.


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    Earthworks PotteryEdgehill Heights 2, St. Thomas.Tel: 425 0223. A fascinating,working pottery producingfabulous, functional works of art.

    The Batik StudioEarthworks Complex, EdgehillHeights 2, St. Thomas. Tel: 4240391. Henderson Reece createsstunning batiks depicting theCaribbean in vibrant tropicalcolours. He also offers classes.

    Frangipani Art GallerySugar Cane Club Hotel & Spa,Maynards, St. Peter. Tel: 422 5026and Savannah Hotel, Hastings, TheGarrison, Ch. Ch. Tel: 228 3800.An outstanding selection of work byowner/curator, Marilda Weatherhead,as well as other artists fromBarbados, the Caribbean, and as farafield as Peru, Bali and Vietnam.

    Pelican Village Craft CentrePrincess Alice Highway,Bridgetown. Tel: 427 5350. The largest art and craft centre inthe Caribbean, with 25 shops and anumber of craft workshops.

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    Gallery of Caribbean ArtSpeightstown, St. Peter.Tel: 419 0858.Tides Restaurant, Holetown, St.James. Tel: 432 8356.A large selection of Barbadian andCaribbean art with impressiveexhibition space and continuouslychanging art pieces. Monthlyexhibitions by individuals or groupsof artists.

    Barbados Arts Council Pelican Craft Centre, Bridgetown.Tel: 426 4385. Home to several ofthe islands most accomplishedartists, the gallery features originalpaintings in a variety of media.

    A GalleryGarrison Historic Area, St. Michael. Tel: 262 6238. Artist CatherineForter-Chee-a-Tow welcomes artlovers to her authentic, cosy studio,nestled in the historic Garrison area.

    ArtSplashHastings, Ch. Ch. Tel: 228 0776.www.artsplashbarbados.comArtSplash offers art lessons to allages. They also provide studio andexhibition space for local artists.

    Queens Park GalleryTel: 427 2345.Another great reason to visit thePelican Craft Centre close to theBridgetown Cruise Terminal.


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  • Gallery of Caribbean ArtNorthern Business Centre, Speightstown, St. Peter

    [email protected] Open: Monday - Friday 9.30am 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am 2.00pm


    Top Left:Vishni Gopwani

    Top Right:TraceyWilliams

    Bottom Left:EverickLynton

    Bottom Right:Neville Legall

    Tel: (246) 419 0858

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    Viewing by appointment.Tel: 432 6061 or 237 [email protected]

    Janice Sylvia BrockThe vibrant hues, sense of movement, & the sometimes offbeattreatment of subjects, imbue her paintings with joie de vivre.A master of colour and form, Janice Sylvia Brock has gained internationalacclaim. Her work has been likened to that of Matisse and Chagall, thoughthe vibrant hues and the sense of movement are uniquely Brock. From thefirst touch of colour laid onto the virgin canvas her brush strokes are utterlyconfident, and this is evident in the result: works which resonate with life,sensuality, and occasionally humour. Her paintings are keenly sought afteron both sides of the Atlantic. In the USA, the White House has two of herpieces, while in the UK she was recently invited to exhibit in the prestigiousSaatchi Gallery.At Brocklands, her studio gallery overlooking the ocean in St. James,much of her recent work is on display, as well as prints of selectedpaintings, in over 500 square feet of exhibition space. You can also seework in progress and chat with Janice about her art.Her autobiography, My Life On Canvas, can beordered directly from the artist by email (or inthe UK call 01625 585744 or 07940 744684).


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  • The Paintings of International ArtistJanice Sylvia Brock | Tel: (246) 432-6061 or (246) 237-7670

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    For more information telephone 425 [email protected]

    EarthworksNo ordinary pottery!Located on a hillside in the heart of St. Thomas, in a cool, hassle-free andcountry-comfortable setting. Mosaics decorate the exterior walls andfloors and the studio is open to all visitors free of charge. Close attentionis paid to detail and the focus is on producing the highest quality pottery;whether it is the smallest commissioned piece or an architecturalinstallation. The team of diligent potters have transformed Earthworks andexpanded its repertoire to display over 100 unique Earthworks designedshapes, in all sizes, and dozens of Earthworks patterns. The predominantlyblue and green designs are now complemented by new and brightertropical colours. So many of Barbados' return visitors go to Earthworkseach year to add to their wonderful collection! All pieces are designed forconstant use, everything is dishwasher and microwave safe and, of course,lead free. Also at Earthworks you will find On the Wall Gallery run byBarbadian artist Vanita Comissiong, Treetops Caf and Tulis Batik.Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.


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    Art & Craft Barbadian CraftSaphire Batik Tel: 433 8615.

    Mother and son Louise and ShamalJordan produce a stunning selectionof batik sarongs, cool tropicaldresses, shirts and trousers as wellas batik prints. Shamal will bringtheir products to you or you can findthem at Roslyn of Barbados inPelican Craft Centre, the TamarindSeed at the GAI Airport or Artifactsat Harrisons Cave.

    Doll House Creations Tel: 269 3834.Betty Marshall creates whimsicaljewellery with a vibrant Caribbeanfeel from her own handmadebeads. It is available in thedeparture lounge at GAI Airport,Artifacts at Harrisons Cave ordirectly from Betty at Gall HillTerrace, St. John.

    Artistmade Tel: 837 0911.Shanika Grimes creates uniquehand painted linen and canvasaccessories and bags. Hercollection is available at PelicanCraft Centre, Holders FarmersMarket every Sunday, HastingsFarmers Market every Saturday,The Crane Craft Fair every Mondayand Wednesday, Tamarind Seed atthe GAI Airport and Best ofBarbados in the Chattel HouseVillage, Holetown.

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  • Island AdventuresBarbados offers such a wide range of activities that there is alwayssomething to satisfy every whim and fancy. While the island is renownedfor its laid back lifestyle, it can also provide ample opportunity forinteresting trips, new experiences and exciting adventure; all guaranteed toprovide photo albums full of wonderful memories.As with all islands, the sea influences many of our leisure activities. Since thewest coast of Barbados sits serenely in the Caribbean Sea and the east coastfaces the surge of the Atlantic Ocean, the island is blessed with a full range ofsea conditions from flat calm to pounding surf. When combined with ourcrystal clear, warm and inviting waters, this means that we enjoy superbconditions for just about every water sport. Swimming, surfing, windsurfing,kitesurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, snorkeling, diving, sportsfishing they are all practiced here and many companies offer services inthese areas, including rental of equipment and lessons. Learning how to surfor SUP (stand-up paddle) can be a great souvenir to take home!Sailing along the coast is a must-do experience, especially when it includes achance to swim with turtles and snorkel over shipwrecks! If you want to seethe magical underwater world of Barbados, take a scuba course, or if youprefer to stay dry, you can go out on the Atlantis Submarine, by day or night.




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    Atlantis SubmarinesThe Unique Underwater Adventure!Atlantis offers you the rare opportunity to enjoy two fascinatingexperiences at the same time. This is the ideal way to go for an exciting rideon a real submarine, while also exploring the fascinating underwater worldthat is normally only accessible to scuba divers.The submarines knowledgeable co-pilots take you safely down to a depthof 130 feet to reveal the magnificence of the ocean floor and all thewonderful creatures that live there, as well as an intriguing shipwreck.Atlantis offers day and night tours. Both unveil the splendour of the coralreefs, swaying sea fans and a rich abundance of fish. The night dive alsoserves up an extra helping of novelty, as the submarines spotlights reveala whole different cast of underwater characters. Night dives are followed bya short cocktail reception where you have the opportunity to meet the crew.Atlantis Submarines has received national and international awards forcustomer service and commitment to the environment. Green Globe andGreen certified since 2009.

    Tel: 436 8929 or after hours 243 1069

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    Sailing Cruises

    Tiami Luxury CatamaransIt really doesnt get any better than this!Tiami Luxury Catamarans operate daily Five Star Lunch Cruises, with threestops to swim and snorkel, including one with the fascinating turtles. Asumptuous lunch along with cool refreshments from an openpremium bar, snorkel equipment and transfers are included. The Turtles at Sunset Cocktail Cruise offers the opportunity to swim withthe turtles just before the sun sets into a blaze of colour. Sumptuouscanaps and cool tropical cocktails are served as you soak up the dayslast golden rays of sunshine. Tiami Luxury Catamarans specialize inprivate charters catered to your requirements. It really doesnt get any better than this!

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    Sail CalabazaSail Snorkel Swim Relax EnjoyCalabaza limits their cruises to a maximum of 12 guests so you areassured of a peaceful and relaxing time on their spacious catamaran. Theyoffer 5-hr Lunch Cruises, 3-hr Sunset Cruises, as well as their extra specialand very popular Private Cruises. Enjoy delicious Bajan snacks onboard, along with a tasty lunch, followed bydessert. There is an open bar throughout the cruise.


  • Shasa Catamaran CruisesA really personal experience for the fortunate few onboard.A classy and comfortable 30-ft. catamaran catering specifically to smallgroups of 12 or less where the emphasis is definitely on personalisedservice in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. With more than 15 years sailing experience, Captain Jason ONeal has arichly deserved reputation with all of his guests, with many of themreturning to sail on Shasa time and time again. Sailing options include the 3-hr. Sail & Snorkel Cruise, the popular 5-hr.Lunch Cruise and their romantic Sunset Cruises. Shasas Private Charter itinerary offerstotal flexibility where you choose thesetting and they do the rest!

    Tel: 823 [email protected]


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    Good Times Catamaran CruisesAlways good times on board!Share your dream time with Good Times. They offer private charters andvarious day cruises. Be enchanted by the exciting underwater world ofexotic fish, coral reefs and fascinating turtles. You can relax on thecomfortable trampoline enjoying selected wines, their famous rum punchand an excellent Caribbean buffet. Their luxurious 42-foot catamaran willpick you up on the beach in front of your hotel (west coast) ortransportation will be provided. They also offer a host of watersports activities like water skiing, wakeboarding, banana rides and other fun rides with their Boston Whalerspeedboat. You can also do turtle trips, scuba diving, fishing and lots more.Just let them know what you like best and they will organise all your fun inthe sun.

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    Elegance Catamaran CruisesEnjoy luxury, style, excellence & pure elegance!Sail away with Elegance on a 5 star luxury catamaran experience. Cruisesare limited to just 14 guests, ensuring a more intimate, personalisedexperience. They operate a daily 5hr lunch cruise making 3 stops tosnorkel over the shipwrecks and reef and to swim with the turtles beforesailing to a quiet bay where a sumptuous Bajan style buffet is servedonboard. Alternatively, you can try their superb 4hr Sunset Dinner Cruise.Open premium brand bar and transfers are included.Elegance is also available for Private Charterstailored to your specific requirements.

    For bookings contact SarahTel: 830 4218 or 259 [email protected]

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    Barbados Sea TurtlesFour species of sea turtles visit our watershawksbill, green, leatherbackand occasionally loggerhead. The herbivorous green turtles, many hatchedin Ascension Island, Costa Rica and Mexico, come here in large numbersand settle for several years foraging among the sea grasses. Criticallyendangered leatherbacks and hawksbills nest on our shores. All of these ancient marine reptiles have survived virtually unchanged for150 million years of evolution in the ocean. Strong and graceful in thewater, they are lumbering hulks on land, making them vulnerable topredators. So why go there? To lay eggs. Of the hundreds of eggs thateach turtle deposits in the sand, only one or two turtles will survive tobreeding age about 25 years later. The eggs, hatchlings and mature turtlesare eaten by crabs, birds, fish, dogs, mongoose, and . people, although itis illegal to catch sea turtles or to possess any turtle product in Barbados. Barbados has had stellar success in their revitalization of the turtlepopulation due to the work of the Barbados Sea Turtle Project at theUniversity of the West Indies (UWI). Since monitoring and conservationactivities began in 1980, numbers of nesting hawksbills, easily recognizableby their hawk-like face, have risen from just 30 to over 500 per year.


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  • Indeed, Barbados has become a regionally significant nesting ground forhawksbills and has been featured in documentaries by Discovery, BBC andAnimal Planet. Mature female turtles return to the beaches that theythemselves hatched on and mate with several males before beginning to layeggs. Females will nest every few weeks, up to 5 times, over the course of thenesting season. Upon hatching, the tiny turtles swim away from Barbados andfloat in currents, as they are taken on a journey of thousands of miles aroundthe Atlantic Ocean. Those that survive the trip will eventually settle back in theCaribbean region to feed and grow; and from there make their migrationsto and from Barbados beaches. Interestingly, some of the younghawksbills that can be seen feeding on our reefs originated from as faraway as West Africa, and will return there to nest! Turtles eat a variety of foods, including sea grass, algae and sponges.Some species eat jellyfish, which is why plastic bags must be kept out ofthe sea. Turtles can eat them by mistake. The success story of Barbadosturtles will hopefully be an on-going one, thanks mainly to the efforts ofdedicated students and volunteers. The Barbados Sea Turtle Projectoperates a 24 hour Sea Turtle Hotline (230 0142) to monitor sea turtlesightings and address sea turtle emergencies. The Project constantlystruggles to maintain its financial sustainability (a challenge in this time of cutbacks). To learn how you can help, check them out or

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    Tel: 422 [email protected]

    Jammin Catamaran CruisesWitty & friendly crew ensure a Jammin good time for all ages!Look forward to a fun-filled and entertaining, yet relaxing day on the waterwith Jammin' Catamaran Cruises. This eye-catching 63-ft. craft has all theingredients necessary for a fun day in the sun! Jammins competent crew isheaded by the skilled Captain Roger Kelly who guarantees all Jammers anunforgettable ride, while the Jammin crew, with their dynamic personalitiesand friendly dispositions, ensure a truly extraordinary day on the water. Allcruises offer delectable buffet meals onboard and a well stocked bar. In thewater activities include swimming with the turtles and snorkeling. Their featured cruises include the Sun Blast Cruise which is the fun loversfavourite great for families; and for a slamming party with really greatentertainment, Jammins Twilight Cruise is the hottest affair on water.

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    g Snorkeling There are excellent snorkeling opportunitiesin Barbados. Go into the sea anywherewhere it is calm enough to snorkel andthere will almost certainly be something tosee. Naturally some fish are easier to see orfind than others, but a helpful hint would beto look around obstacles such as rocks,logs, cement blocks and old reef structures.Fish use these odd fixtures as a hiding placeor home and often congregate there. Holetown, on the west coast, has two largebuoyed off snorkeling areas, both part of theFolkestone Marine Park. The park has apurpose-sunk barge, which has attracted awealth of marine life. The south coasts best snorkeling area is the

    When snorkeling be sure to havea marker so that you are clearlyvisible to water craft. Qualitygear is also essential. John Hazellat Hazells Waterworld has thebest selection and great service.

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    Shamon TooSnorkel and swim with turtles!Enjoy a glorious glass-bottom boatcruise along the dazzling westcoast aboard Shamon Too. Awonderful way to see thisspectacular coastline with itsluxurious villas and sophisticatedhotels, whilst enjoying all thewonders of the underwater world! This delightful 2-hour trip offersthe opportunity to swim with theturtles and snorkel on a shipwreckwhere you will see a fascinatingarray of colourful tropical fish andbeautiful coral reefs. The boat is suitable for infants andchildren. Fishing trips and pick-upscan be arranged.

    For bookings contact MonicaCumberbatch at Tel: 233 6089(for pick-ups) or 421 [email protected]

    Carlisle Bay Marine Park with sixfabulous wrecks, all covered incolourful marine life. Both of these sites are teemingwith fish such as chub, sergeantmajor, damselfish, chromis andwrasse, schools of juvenilesnappers and angel fish, flounders,parrotfish, octopus, harmless eels,jaw fish and starfish. Lower down inthe wrecks it is possible to seesquirrelfish and snapper and on thesurrounding reefs trumpetfish,butterfly fish, surgeonfish and thesmooth trunkfish. For the intrepid snorkeler, a daringswim over shallow rocky areas incalm seas can be very rewarding,particularly with encounters ofsmall creatures. It is here where theelusive mantis shrimp lurks, afabulous rare shrimp which isfound throughout the world butrarely seen. Also lettuce slugs,starfish, tiny pencil stars and seaurchins. As well as exploring on your own, itis possible to experience the joy ofsnorkeling if you take a day-cruiseon one of the pleasure boats, mostof which provide equipment andinstruction free of charge and takeyou to one of the designated diveareas. Be sure to have a floating markerat all times.

  • Tel: 424 6107 Fax: 421 7582 [email protected]

    Cannon ChartersOver 30 years experience!This beautiful 42-ft. Hatteras SportsFisherman is fully-equipped withmodern electronic navigationalequipment, custom built fishing rodsand Penn International gold reels.Cannon can take you on a fishingsafari equal to none in Barbados.Hunt for all kinds of tropical gamefish like Marlin, Tuna and Sailfish orthe more frequently found Wahooand Dorado. Their experiencedcaptain of 30 years and his mate arevery serious fishermen and knowthese waters well. An all inclusivepackage of bait, refreshments, tackleand transportation awaits your call.




    10% Discount on Direct Bookings IOU ChartersA great days fishing!The very experienced and friendlycaptain and crew of IOU ensurethat you always have a great dayon the water. Fish for Wahoo,Dorado, Barracuda, Tuna, Sailfish,Blue Marlin and Shark. All tackleand bait supplied. 36ft purposebuilt Sportsfisher, twin turbo dieselwith full toilet facilities and sundeck. Full safety equipment, thelatest electronics and publicliability insurance. Drinks andsnacks included on 4 hourcharters, drinks, snacks and lunchincluded on 6 and 8 hour charters. Free transportation for all privatecharters. Ask about the verypopular 5 hour Fish-and-Swimcharter.

    Tel: 269 [email protected]

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    Sandy Beach, Worthing, Christ ChurchTel: 236 5011 or 237 [email protected]

    Seascape Customised CruisesDeep Sea & Bottom Fishing Snorkeling Trips Turtle Trips Sunset Cruises A real laid back, fun & friendly Bajan experience!Specialising in private charters and combination tours, including deep seafishing, as well as bottom fishing, snorkeling, turtle trips and sunset cruises,Seascape offers a completely customised service where you can combinetrips and choose when, where and for how long. Offering free soft drinks,alcohol, transport and even free underwater GoPro photography and videofootage of your day out on the water. An all-inclusive private tour on Seascape guarantees a fantastic time andmany of their repeat guests say, its by far the coolest boat on the water!The crew are professionally trained, super friendly and funny! Their laidback anything goes policy allows you to tell them exactlywhat you want and they will provide... Just ask!

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    Tel: 243 7878 [email protected]

    Tel: 249 2SUP (2787)[email protected]/PaddleBarbados

    WhatSUP "Friendly, Fit, Fun in the Sun!"Bajans are among the friendliestpeople in the world and Ryan ofWhatSUP Barbados is a perfectexample! SUP'ing (Stand UpPaddle boarding) is the world'sfastest growing water-sport andBarbados is the perfect place tolearn. Ryan is WPA Certified andprefers working with smallergroups where he can give individualattention, ensuring you have thebest possible experience. Hiscompany is mobile, going wherethe conditions are best and catersto all levels from beginner toexperienced, offering SUP tours,rentals, fitness and even SUP Yoga!Ask about the "Pick-up & Paddle"Special which includes transport.Mention this ad for a discount.

    Paddle BarbadosSUP & Snorkel, Kayak, BoogieBoard & More!Paddle Barbados is a leader in SUPlessons, rentals and tours. Theirteam of experienced professionalswill have you up and paddling in notime! They offer a range of optionsto suit all levels of experience from beginner/flat-water lessonsto advanced wave riding tours allin the best and safest conditionsBarbados has to offer. In addition toSUP adventures, Paddle Barbadosoffers kayaks, snorkel gear andboogie board rentals as well asbeach chairs and umbrellas duringthe week. So, whether you want toSUP the day away, kayak the bay,snorkel with the turtles, or simplyrelax on a beautiful beach, makePaddle Barbados a must-do onyour list. See their reviews onTripAdvisor.

  • Boosys Surf SchoolInformative, progressive and fun surfing lessons!Boosys Surf School is mobile, going where the waves are best. Christianhas been surfing for 24 years and teaching for 8. He teaches all thelessons himself and safety is his number one priority. Christian customizeshis lessons by providing feedback to each student after every wave. Theyalso have Santa Cruz surfboards for rent ranging from 6' to 10' 2".

    I just want everyone to feel accomplished and happy after their lesson- Boosy

    Read unbiased opinions about Boosys Surf School at TripAdvisor.

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    Tel/Reservations: 429 [email protected]

    Seafari ThrillerExhilarating Powerboat Tours!Youll have great fun on Seafarisentertaining off-shore tours on a55-foot custom built powerboat ora smaller, more intimate power cat.Snorkel & Adventure TourTour Cost US$75 Pick Up 10.15amFly like a flying fish and swim like aturtle!! Take in breathtakingscenery, friendly turtles, historicshipwrecks and some of theCaribbean's most beautiful fish onthis powerboat tour for 5 1/2hrs.Snorkel & Adventure TourTour Cost US$30 Pick Up 10.30amFeel the need for speed but donthave a half-day to spare? Their onehour power boat tour gives you asatisfying taste of exhilaratingspeed on the waves!Private Charters available!

    Trents, Holetown, St. JamesContact Max or MichaelTel: (1 246) 249 5115/232 [email protected]

    Team BaywatchWatersportsGlass bottom boat tours, watertaxi & loads of fun in the sun!A firmly established owner runwatersports and taxi servicecompany operating from the westcoast of Barbados. They specializein traditional glass bottom boatcruises with two snorkeling stopsat shipwrecks, coral reefs and theever popular turtles. They alsooffer water skiing, jet ski rentals,towables, water taxi services andlive bait fishing. Capt. Mike hasover 20 years experience with afriendly and helpful staff. Full safety equipment on board. On the land side they also shuttleyou to and from the airport,restaurants, supermarkets, beachand island tours.

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    Island SafariYour Barbados Adventure Starts Here!Come and experience tours with a difference in specially built 4x4 LandRovers and Land Cruisers. Island Safaris entertaining and informativeSafari guides will take you "off the beaten track" to some of the mostspectacular out-of-the-way spots on the island finishing with a deliciousBajan buffet lunch. The islands most popular tour is the Adventure Safari.They also do a Land and Sea Safari or a shorter tour finishing at nooncalled the Discovery Safari... all truly wonderful experiences, not to bemissed! Call them for their current specials!!Private Tailor-made Safaris available.

  • Out & About in BarbadosMeasuring just a compact 21 x 14 miles, Barbados is a neatly packagedbundle of variety with something different around every corner. Whetherfor a random exploring adventure or a planned visit to some attractions,the island provides a compelling range of scenic surprises, a fascinatinghistory and rich architectural heritage, and a chance to interact with ourpeople who are considered to be among the friendliest in the world! Be sure to hire a car, go on a guided tour, or treat yourself to an exhilaratingoff-the-beaten-track 4 x 4 jeep safari. The different parts of Barbados areso diverse that it really would be a shame not to explore the island. Thereis a treasure trove of attractions for you to visit, ranging from lush, tropicalgardens to historical plantation houses and heritage sites, to magnificentunderground caverns. You will find a selection of reputable car hire companies listed in our CarHire section (pages 180-187). You will also find the fold-out Road Mapwhich is provided with this publication very useful for selecting and findingthe major attractions.




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    Historic Bridgetown & its GarrisonA UNESCO World Heritage PropertyIn June 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison joined the ranks oficonic global landmarks such as the Great Pyramids and the Great Wall ofChina as a World Heritage site. As well as being blessed with the best sun,sea and sand, Barbados can proudly and justifiably also claim to have anunparalleled collection of globally significant heritage attractions. Distinguished by a degree of preservation that remains relatively unheardof in the rest of the world, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison offer a rareand fascinating insight into British colonial history. Historic Bridgetown isthe heart of the nation, with its splendid churches, ancient JewishSynagogue, old balconied shop houses, bridges, sugar warehouses and theNeo-Gothic Parliament Buildings, beside the Careenage. The clever use ofinteractive audio and video along with the exceptional high quality exhibitsmake a visit to the Museum of Parliament & the National Heroes Gallerya real pleasure. The Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum, founded in1654, is the earliest constructed synagogue still in use in the Americas. Walking through Bridgetown and exploring the Garrison really is like takinga trip back in time. (For Walking Tours of Bridgetown call 436 2885).




  • There is much to explore in theGarrison Historic Area where acollection of solid and gracefulGeorgian structures encircle one ofthe oldest racetracks in the world.Based in the beautiful old militaryprison, the Barbados Museumdepicts the islands colourful past,including its African heritage. Deep within the eerie bulwark of St.Anns Fort, the National Armoury &Cannon Museum displays theworlds finest collection of 17thcentury English iron cannon. The George Washington Attractionis the only house outside of theUSA where young GeorgeWashington resided during his visitin 1751 the tour includes aninteresting film about Washingtonstime here and a chance to explorethe recently rediscovered networkof secret tunnels running beneaththe Garrison complex.Every Thursday at 11:45am there isa Changing of the SentryCeremony at the Main Guard,performed in the 1858 Zouaveuniform. Visitors really enjoy thiscolourful event. A full Garrison Tour is offered thatday from 9.15am-12.15pm. For further information on tourscontact James Blades 233 2601or Peter Stevens 233 1648.

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    The Barbados MuseumDiscover the fascinating history and culture of Barbados!The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is located in Barbados'UNESCO World Heritage Property and recently celebrated its 80thanniversary. Before the establishment of the Society in 1933 and openingof the museum in 1934, its 19th century buildings used to be theGarrison's military prison. Explore the exhibits to learn about the islandsnatural history, social history, decorative and fine art, military history andAfrican artefacts. Research your family history and more in the ShilstoneMemorial Library and get locally-made keepsakes from The MuseumShop. Please contact them or check their website for dates of historictours and other exciting activities.Open Mon Sat 9am 5pm & Sun 2pm 6pmAdmission: Adults BB $15.00; Children BB $7.50 Caricom Nationals: Free Entry with photo IDBring this advert to receive a 10% discount on your admission to the Museum

    The Barbados Museum

    The Home of Barbadian Culture and Heritage

    The Garrison, St. MichaelTel: 427 0201 Fax: 429 [email protected]

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON ATTRACTIONWhere Americas first President spent 50 fascinating days in 1751 at theimpressionable age of 19. Come and learn about the Barbados that he

    experienced and how it may have influenced his life.

    View the high-definition film, George Washington in Barbados

    Visit the newly opened network of secret tunnels

    Ask about Dinner with George!

    For further information please call (246) [email protected] |

  • Exploring the West & North of BarbadosThe west coast is home to Holetown, in the parish of St. James, the sitewhere John Powell landed in 1625 to claim Barbados in the name ofEnglands King James. Nowadays, it is a busy area of posh hotels, exquisiterestaurants, trendy bars and irresistible shops. Shopping in this area hasrecently been taken up several notches with the opening of themagnificent Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, a vibrant community for shops,entertainment and enjoyment, with many of the worlds leading retailbrands opening flagship stores there alongside trendy cafs, gourmet foodstores and state of the art movie theatres. Just north of Holetown is St. James Parish Church, which stands on one ofthe oldest parcels of consecrated land on the island and is often referredto as "God's acre". Many of the original settlers and a number of prominentBarbadians were laid to rest in the church and adjoining graveyard. Continuing north into St. Peter, make a stop at The Shell Gallery, just offHighway 1 in the Gibbes area. They have an abundance of shells fromaround the world and many other shell related gift items for the shellenthusiast. Nearby, Gibbes Beach and Mullins are perfect for a swim and abite to eat at the brightly painted, very laid back, Bombas Beach Bar.




    Little Bay on the rugged north shore of the island




  • A few miles further north isSpeightstown, once a fort andthriving port, today it is a fishingport and commercial centre thoughmuch of the 19th centuryarchitecture and charm stillremains. It was often referred to asLittle Bristol because of thetrading connections with Bristol inEngland. For an interesting glimpseinto the history of Speightstown,visit Arlington House Museum. The quaint little fishing village of SixMens has produced some of theislands most skilled boat builders.Interestingly, during the 19thcentury, whalers set sail from thisarea. Today, fishermen still bringtheir fresh catches ashore here andsell them at the roadside. Thedelightful Fish Pot Restaurant atLittle Good Harbour is a wonderfulstop for lunch as you explore thenorth of the island. The full fury of the Atlantic Oceanpounds the steep, weathered cliffsof the northern coastline. Theresulting erosion provides countlessphoto opportunities with dramaticrock formations, powerful blowholes and sea caves. The AnimalFlower Cave is located on therugged cliff tops at thenorthernmost point of the island.This large sea cave with several


    SightseeingAnimal Flower CaveA must see for nature lovers!A natural wonder of Barbados notto be missed. Located at the mostnortherly tip of the island wherethe coastal scenery is spectacular.The name historically comes fromthe many sea anemones that werepresent when the cave wasdiscovered in 1753. Wavespermitting, you can have adelicious swim in the natural rockpool in the cave. The view fromthe naturally formed windows outto the sea and the pounding surfare simply awesome, so dontforget your camera. TheNorthPoint Restaurant is the idealplace to enjoy a light lunch whilstexperiencing THE best ocean viewin Barbados, where the Atlanticand the Caribbean meet. An idealplace for whale watching fromFebruary to April. Open daily 9am5pm. There is anadmission fee for the Cave.North Point, St. LucyTel: 439 8797 [email protected]/animalflowercave

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    Swimming in the pool at theAnimal Flower Cave

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    huge chambers is filled with pools,unusual rock formations and a fewsea anemones. There are somewonderful photo opportunities tobe had along the rugged northeastern coastline, particularly atLittle Bay and Cove Bay.The Barbados Wildlife Reserve isset amidst a lush Mahogany grovewhere you can mingle with freeroaming monkeys, turtles, deer,maras and many other animals.There is a much-improved walk-inbird sanctuary and iguanasanctuary. Just next door, GrenadeHall Forest & Signal Stationhouses many interesting artifacts,including pre-Colombian toolsunearthed during its restoration.The forest has over 2 km of trailswinding through many species oftrees and plant life intriguing,informative and educational. Another fascinating stop in thenorth is St. Nicholas Abbey, thoughtto be one of only three remainingJacobean houses in the westernhemisphere, and probably theoldest original building on theisland. Visitors can also view therestored 1890 steam mill grindingsugar cane in the old syrup factoryand sample their special aged rumin the plantation bond where it ishand-bottled and sold.




  • Central BarbadosThe central portion of Barbados isexceptionally verdant with rollinghills and mile upon mile of sugarcane fields. St. George and St. Thomas are theonly two parishes not bordered bythe sea. An essential stop in thelofty hills of St. Thomas isEarthworks Pottery, a workingpottery carrying irresistible,functional works of art. Visitors cantour the work area of the potteryand chat with the potters. On thegrounds youll also find On the WallArt Gallery, Tulis Batik and thelovely Treetops Caf where you cansit on the breezy verandah andenjoy the panorama of thesurrounding countryside. In close proximity youll discoversome of the islands most treasuredsites, all within a relatively smallradius: Welchman Hall Gully; thebreathtaking Harrisons Cave, andthe exquisitely landscaped FlowerForest.In St. George, orchid lovers will beastounded at the thousands ofspectacular orchids on display atOrchid World. While in the area, visitthe interesting Exclusive Cottonsof the Caribbean Ginnery andVisitor Centre (call ahead toarrange a tour 433 3108).



    Welchman HallGullyAn enchanted Tropical Forest!Take a stroll through one ofBarbados true tropical treasures.Located in the heart of the island,only 2 minutes from HarrisonsCave, Welchman Hall Gully is auniquely special place anddefinitely well worth a visit.Formed centuries ago when theroofs of caves collapsed, it is nowfilled with an abundance offlourishing, exotic tropical plantsand trees. In the peaceful hush ofthe forest, visitors can often seetroops of Green Monkeysfrolicking in the trees monkeysfeeding time is generally around10:30am. Free guided tourDecember to April at 10:30am,Monday to Friday.

    Open daily 9am 4pm

    Tel: 438

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    Exclusive Cottons of the CaribbeanCotton Experience Tour - From Field to Fabric!!West Indian Sea Island Cotton (WISIC) boasts a rich heritage,distinguished reputation and endless possibilities. Likened to silk andcashmere, this internationally certified fibre is considered to be among thebest cottons available and is the source of the most brilliant of cotton finefabrics. In Barbados, West Indian Sea Island Cotton is produced byExclusive Cottons of the Caribbean Inc., at its ginnery in the countryside.Take in a Cotton Experience tour an inclusive look at the industry fromfield to fabric, resulting in 100% WISIC finished goods and textiles. Friendlyand knowledgeable guides welcome you and look forward to sharing morewith you about Barbados remarkable and regal cotton! Visit Exclusive Cottons of the Caribbeans Ginnery and Visitor Centre topurchase their products or have them custom made.

    Open 10am to 2pm, Mon to Fri.

    Groves, St. GeorgeTel: 433 3108

    A selection of available productsWISIC fabrics produced in Italy

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    Flower ForestExperience peace and tranquility!Located in the lush Scotland District, the Flower Forest Botanical Gardenis a must visit for nature lovers of all ages! Take a peaceful stroll througha mature rainforest of majestic palms, colourful tropical blooms and more!This 53 acre nature reserve and garden offers spectacular views of theeast coast some of the best panoramic photo ops in Barbados. There isa small caf and art gallery/gift shop.Open 8am - 4pm daily.


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    Follow the signs to Huntes Gardens in the lush hills of St. Joseph a realtreat for all garden enthusiasts. Legendary horticulturalist, Anthony Huntehas lovingly landscaped an arena-sized natural sink hole into what canonly be described as a stunning tropical garden!

    The Wild & Rugged East The Ermy Bourne Highway hugs the east coast from Belleplaine at thenorthern end, through to Cattlewash. In the area of Belleplaine, stop by SandDunes, a friendly, casual roadside bar and restaurant run by Curtis Hall theyserve ice cold drinks and the tastiest fresh grilled fish with macaroni pie. Further along the Ermy Bourne Highway is Cattlewash and its wild, Atlanticseascape, with the spectacular clay escarpment of Chalky Mount, rising updramatically inland. The quaint, seaside village of Bathsheba is just over the hill. In the middle ofthe bay is Soup Bowl a favourite surf spot with top surfers from around theworld! The view and the lunch at Round House are equally enjoyable! Another first-class stop for lunch on the east coast is the historic AtlantisHotel in Tent Bay. Having undergone an extensive and thoughtfulrenovation in recent times, Atlantis still retains its unique charm andfamous buffet lunches!

    The extraordinarily beautiful Huntes Gardens a sanctuary of tranquility




  • Positioned in the hills just aboveAtlantis, youll find AndromedaGardens, encompassing some sixand a half acres, its considered oneof the finest botanical gardens inthe Caribbean.

    South CoastThis lively coast is home to many ofthe islands hotels and is renownedfor its famous Oistins Fish Fry andSt. Lawrence Gap with its vibrantnightlife scene. Be sure to take aleisurely stroll along the lovely SouthCoast boardwalk which meandersalong the waterfront betweenRockley and Hastings. A number ofinviting watering holes and goodrestaurants pop up all along theboardwalk, notably The Accra Deck,Blakeys, Naru and Tapas, which allcome highly recommended. Near the southern tip of the islandis the coastal town of Oistins theislands fishing capital, famous forits Friday night Fish Fry. All types offresh fish are available daily fromthe vendors in the fish market.The fascinating BarbadosConcorde Experience, located nextto the airport, offers visitors anexciting and unforgettable insightinto the history and uniquecharacter of the legendarysupersonic aircraft.

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    The glorious Crane Beach

    Bajan lunch buffet at Sunbury House

    The Careenage in Bridgetown

    The Nidhe Israel Synagogue &Museum in Bridgetown

    The spectacular Crane Resort is notfar away, perched on a cliff top withpanoramic views and themagnificent beach below. In the St. Philip countryside you canvisit Sunbury House, steeped inhistory and offering a wonderfulopportunity to enjoy a deliciousBajan lunch buffet or Englishafternoon tea. This is the onlyplantation house with all roomsopen for viewing. A leisurely strollthrough Sunbury in the company ofan informative guide, will show youwhat life was like in Barbados duringthe days of the wealthy sugarplantations.The south coast runs all the way tothe nations distinguished capital city,Bridgetown, which is now a UNESCOWorld Heritage Property. There are anumber of fascinating sites to visit inand around Bridgetown (see pages78-81), including the Mount GayRum Visitors Centre where you cansee how the worlds oldest rum ismade and enjoy a tasting sessionafterwards! The Cricket Legends ofBarbados Museum near KensingtonOval is a treat for all cricketenthusiasts and near to theBridgetown Port visitors canwander around the Pelican CraftCentre and see many of the localcraftspeople at work.




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    The Mount Gay Rum TourAmazing! Fascinating! Unforgettable!

    These are just a few of the words visitors use todescribe the Mount Gay Rum Tour. Mount Gay Rumis the worlds oldest rum, dating back to 1703; their friendly guides take youon a tour of its rich and colourful history, show you how rum is made andfittingly culminate with a fun-filled, taste-testing session. Regular tours every hour, 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.Bajan Buffet Lunch Tours 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Special Cocktail Tour 2pm on Wednesdays.

    Spring Garden Highway, St. MichaelTel: 425


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    Herbert House, Fontabelle, BridgetownTel: 227 [email protected]

    Cricket Legends of BarbadosVisit! Explore! Relive the experience!!Take a stroll down memory lane at the Cricket Museum on Fontabelle home of the Cricket Legends of Barbados. Packed with memorabiliadating back to the early 1900s, the Museum fills the senses with nostalgiafor those glory days when the West Indies stood on top of the cricketingworld. Visitors will be bowled over by the wealth of information, all superbly laidout in the intimate setting of the Cricket Museum, and as you wanderthrough, you will marvel at the sheer brilliance of some of Barbadosmaster cricketers. See the ball bowled by Wes Hall in the first-ever hat-trick by a West Indian, a bat autographed in 1928 by the first West Indiesteam to tour England after the Region gained test status, and a blazer wornby England player, Trevor Bailey, in the West Indies tour of 1953/1954.Be sure to stop by The Legends Gift Shop on site (also in the departurelounge of the airport) for some first-classsouvenirs of your visit.

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    Caribbean Cigar CompanyTouring the factory is a must and all tours are free!Located at #3 Pelican Industrial Park, near Pelican Craft Centre, about 5minutes from the Bridgetown Port and Kensington Oval, youll findCaribbean Cigar Company manufacturers of the finest handmadecigars from Cuban tobacco with long filler.The company currently manufactures two lines of premium cigars: SamLord and Royal Barbados Cigars, ensuring superior taste and texture, usingonly the finest raw materials (long filler Cuban tobacco; binder Cameroon; wrapper Ecuador Cuban seed). The European Cigar Journalrecently described the flavour of the Royal Barbados Cigar as excellent. They encourage visitors to tour the factory and observe the methods bywhich over 4,000 cigars are produced every week. The cigars are sold infine stores, restaurants and hotels across the island, as well as at the factory.

    All tours are free! #3 Pelican Industrial Park, BridgetownFor further details call (246) 437 [email protected]

  • Real Estate in BarbadosThe property market in Barbados has long enjoyed a very solid reputationfor being vibrant, rewarding and particularly secure. Today, when most ofthe worlds major economies are experiencing substantial challenges andfinancial instability, the purchase of real estate in Barbados can still offer avery attractive option for international investors. Barbados has madeexcellent progress in recent years and the very positive internationalexposure that is given to this island by the worlds media, as more andmore celebrities choose this country as their preferred vacationdestination or purchase a home here, has done a great deal to helpstimulate the property market. The initial idea of owning property in Barbados usually materializes as aresult of our wonderful climate, friendly people, beautiful environment,outstanding restaurants, vibrant entertainment, numerous attractions andour happy, healthy lifestyle. However, deeper thought will also recognizethe easy access to Barbados, first-class international telecommunications,world standard health care facilities and the long-standing politicalintegrity and social stability that make this country a safe jurisdiction forinvestment.

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    For further information on Sales and Rentalsplease call:Tel: (+1) 246 432 [email protected]

    Apes Hill ClubA vibrant community in the most stunning part of Barbados!Apes Hill Club is buzzing. Apes Hill Club is a vibrant, people-orientedcommunity fashioned around a spectacular 18-hole golf course and themagnificent Apes Hill Polo Centre. The Club House has begunconstruction and when completed will host a professional shop, lockerrooms, restaurant, b