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Bring Yourself Back to Life in Barbados - Barbados Travel Information  by Frank Johnson
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Bring Yourself Back to Life in Barbados - Barbados Travel Information  by Frank Johnson

Featured Hotels in Barbados

Situated to the east of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, Barbados is an independent island nation and a tropical getaway with considerable historical sites to boot. With a long British history and settlements dating as early as 300 CE, Barbados offers travelers a tantalizing resort rendezvous and a taste of colonial and slave legacy. Book your airfare to Barbados before the high season ends and enjoy the tranquility of one of the most remote islands in the Caribbean.

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Major airlines service the island’s fairly large international airport from most regions including Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the United States. If you choose to island hop through the West Indies, airfare to Barbados is easily accessible from Trinidad and Tobago to the south, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the west, and Grenada to the southwest.

Travel to Barbados for the Sweet Life

After cotton crops failed on Barbados, the British introduced sugar cane to the island, which grew very well and also led to the development of rum drinks and molasses production. The plantation economy allegedly gave birth to the first appearance of the spiced island drink and visitors today can take a tour of the Mount Gay Rum factory, which is Barbados’ domestic rum producer.

Farley Hill National Park, Barbados
Farley Hill National Park, Barbados
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Barbados is not all sugar and spice; the island is also a haven of white sandy beaches, surfing, fine dining and deep sea fishing. On the southern shore of Barbados you will find privately owned vacation rentals and time shares as well as the middle and lower range accommodations along the water, broken up by small seaside towns like Hastings, Maxwell, Rockley and Oistins. In the capital of Bridgetown, you will find duty free shopping, delectable restaurants and a mix of colonial and modern government buildings. Bridgetown is also the hub for docking cruise ships and mooring private boats. Travel to Oistins on a Friday night for the famous ‘fish fry.’ Dance, drink and eat with the locals until the wee hours of the morning.

Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Beyond the Beach of Barbados

Barbados has many activities for the active and adventurous if relaxing by the beach is just not enough. Get in with the iguanas at the extensive Barbados Wildlife Reserve and enjoy a pleasant walk through the exotic bird sanctuary or along the many footpaths surrounded by forests of monkeys. Harrison’s Cave, in St. Thomas province, is a very popular subterranean attraction and likely to be a bit crowded during the high season. If you’re still not tired, take a trip to Welchman Hall Gully where stretches of walking path are surrounded by think wooded forest and hundreds of wild exotic species.

St. Nicholas Abbey, St. Peter Parish, Barbados, Caribbean
St. Nicholas Abbey, St. Peter Parish, Barbados, Caribbean
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Remember that Barbados was a long time British colony and therefore English speakers will have no problem communicating. Additionally, the island nation has one of the highest rates of literacy in the Western Hemisphere, making this tropical tryst hardly third world. Travel to any destination on the island is cheap and efficient by taxi or bus. The equator awaits, what are you waiting for?

Featured Hotels in Barbados

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FEATURED HOTELS IN BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS
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Coconut Court Beach Hotel, Bridgetown
On Barbados’ South Coast, this casual hotel offers a white-sand beach for socializing and fun in the sun. Nearby attractions include Garrison Savannah Thoroughbred Racetrack, 1 km (0.6 mi) away, and downtown Bridgetown, 4 km (0.8 mi) away. Along with its white-sand beach, Coconut Court Beach Hotel offers a swimming pool, spa tub, and a children's pool as well. The hotel's The Deck Restaurant and Bar serves up buffet breakfast and lunch and dinner specials in an open-air beachfront setting. Several nights a week, guests enjoy the restaurant's live entertainment. A beach bar and De Rum Shoppe offer refreshing beverages. Guests can catch public transportation just beyond the hotel's gates to areas such as St Lawrence Gap. 
Hilton Barbados, Bridgetown
The Hilton Barbados sits along the white-sand beaches of the Caribbean sea in Bridgetown, Barbados. Bridgetown, the capital city of the island nation, is a popular tourist destination and financial business center. Downtown is less than one mile from the hotel and Grantley Adams international airport is just 20 minutes away.  The Hilton Barbados is anchored by a free-form sparkling pool landscaped with palm trees, cascading waterfalls and immaculate tropical flora. Town car and limousine service is available at the hotel's front portico. The lighthouse terrace restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the Caribbean sea, and the Careenage Bar and Grille features gourmet fare.
Island Inn All Inclusive Hotel, Bridgetown
This Bridgetown hotel is situated near the beach, close to Queen's Park, Frank Collymore Hall of the Performing Arts, and St. Michael's Cathedral. Also nearby are Barbados Parliament Buildings and Brownes Beach. Island Inn All Inclusive Hotel has an outdoor pool and a pool. Business amenities at this 2.5-star property include wireless Internet access (surcharge) and meeting rooms for small groups. Island Inn All Inclusive Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Transportation services at this property include a complimentary shopping center shuttle and a complimentary area shuttle. Business amenities at this 2.5-star property consist of conference rooms and banquet facilities
The Savannah, Bridgetown
The Savannah is one of Barbados sophisticated hotels that combines modern amenities with the charm of a bygone era. The Savannah is the only upscale resort on the South Coast of Barbados. It offers history (the main house) and the newest and most luxuriously furnished rooms on the island. This oceanfront resort features a variety of water sports and other activities. The Savannah also features fine dining at its onsite restaurant and three different bars on the premise, including a swim up bar. Guests enjoy complimentary transfers, preferred tee times and discounts at the Ron Kirby designed Barbados Golf Club.
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FEATURED HOTELS IN CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS

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Amaryllis Beach Resort Christ Church
The Amaryllis Beach Resort is a wonderful property where guests will appreciate all that this tranquil hotel has to offer, from the moment they check in until the moment they leave. A good location, nice amenities and service that is unparalleled makes this property the ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers adding to the comfort and convenience is the fact that the hotel provides easy access to surrounding venues and sights all guests will want to explore.  The service the hotel's knowledgeable staff provides is comforting and inviting, creating an overall welcoming atmosphere to the hotel.
Blue Horizon, Christ Church
The Blue Horizon is located 7 miles from the Gantley Adams International Airport. Located opposite of the south coast's renowned Rockley Beach, Blue Horizon is a stone's throw away from the island's vibrant nightlife and conveniently close to the airport and Bridgetown, the capital city of Barbados. A range of restaurants, shops and activities are located within a short walking distance from the hotel. For those who would rather not leave the hotel grounds, a small shop is located on the premises offering many of the essentials for an island vacation.  The blue horizon will delight guests with its colorful ambience and tropical charm. 
Coconut Court Beach Hotel, Christ Church
Coconut Court Beach Hotel is located on an ivory-sand beach in Christ Church, Barbados. This getaway stands seven kilometers from St. Lawrence gap's nightlife and restaurants.  The deck is an open-air beachfront restaurant that serves favorites such as pizzas and pastas, but also prepares more exotic fare, such as vegetable samosas and prawns in garlic sauce. A complimentary manager's rum-punch party is held weekly. The Rum Shoppe and the Beach Bar offer beer and tropical drinks in a colorful beachside setting. Recreation includes a beach-view outdoor pool and a children's pool.  Tropical décor includes tile floors, rattan furniture and floral fabrics. 
The Savannah, Christ Church
The Savannah is one of Barbados sophisticated hotels that combines modern amenities with the charm of a bygone era. The Savannah is the only upscale resort on the south coast of Barbados. It offers history (the main house) and the newest and most luxuriously furnished rooms on the island. This oceanfront resort features a variety of water sports and other activities. The Savannah also features fine dining at its onsite restaurant and three different bars on the premise, including a swim up bar. Guests enjoy complimentary transfers, preferred tee times and discounts at the Ron Kirby designed Barbados Golf Club.
Time Out @ The Gap, Christ Church
Time Out at the Gap is located opposite Dover Beach, near the St. Lawrence Gap in the Barbados. This is Barbados' newest hot spot for the young at heart. Time out at the gap is situated near a sizzling combination of sun, surf and nightlife. Nightclubs, restaurants, casinos are all to be found within walking distance. Relaxing days and wild nights are sure to make a stay at time out royally exciting. Guests enjoy complimentary transfers, preferred tee times and discounts at the Ron Kirby designed Barbados Golf Club.  The onsite Whistling Frog Restaurant and pub offers an extensive menu of pub fare, and a wide variety of tropical drinks. Guests can choose between a swim at the adjacent white sand beach or in the freshwater pool.
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FEATURED HOTELS IN ST JAMES, BARBADOS

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Almond Beach Club & Spa All Inclusive St James
The beachfront Almond Beach Club & Spa in St. James, Barbados, is an ideal romantic getaway for singles and couples who want to experience outdoor adventure, pamper themselves in a spa, bask under the Caribbean sun, and frolic in the azure seas until their hearts are content. Limited to guests 16 and older, the popular adult destination offers an all-inclusive plan, including romantic vacations and honeymoon packages, that features Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling gear, windsurfers, pedal boats, kayaks, water-skiing, banana boating, fishing, tennis, and golf next door at the sister Almond Beach Village.
Beach View St James
This St. James hotel is situated near the beach. Paynes Bay Beach, Kensington Oval, and Barbados Parliament Buildings are area attractions. Beach View has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Business amenities at this 3.0-star property include a business center and complimentary wireless Internet access. Beach View has a coffee shop/café. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and car rentals on site. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, laundry facilities, and air conditioning in public areas. Beach View has 36 guestrooms.
Crystal Cove Hotel All Exclusive St James
Resting three kilometers from Holetown on the west coast of Barbados, Crystal Cove Hotel All Inclusive is less than four kilometers from Folkestone Marine Park and five kilometers from Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. This intimate hideaway invites tranquil moments along a terraced, flower-bestrewn hillside that overlooks the charming Caribbean town of St. James. The resort's white-sand beach beckons swimmers via wooden decks built along the offshore boulders. An outdoor pool terraces down to the beach in three rock-tiered levels. Aquatic escapes include boat cruises and snorkeling excursions to a sunken barge.
Tamarind Cove Hotel St James
Mediterranean vision in the carefree Caribbean, Tamarind Cove makes relaxed ambiance a true Barbados tradition. Tamarind Cove is an inviting blend of Mediterranean design and Caribbean charm. Adding to the pervading sense of tranquility, 3 freshwater pools lie hidden within the extensive grounds. Landscaped gardens open up onto a perfect 750-foot crescent of white sand beach on Barbados famed Platinum (west) Coast. Accommodations include 110 spacious guestrooms and suites, each featuring a pool/garden view or ocean view all with their own private balcony or patio.
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