Thursday, August 29, 2013

Distinctively Charming Barbados Family Holidays Make your Spirit Soar




Dont miss this amazing video- it will lift your heart and you want to get to Barbados with the family just as soon as you can - see Details On Barbados Family Holidays on YouTube

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ragged Point Barbados: Fresh air and great views!

Did you know that there are no land masses between the western coast of Africa and the eastern coast of Barbados?


Just imagine the fresh air that can be enjoyed at the easternmost point of Barbados - Ragged Point.

Added to that is spectacular scenery of rugged cliffs and waves of the Atlantic Ocean pounding the shore. This is truly one of the loveliest and most tranquil spots in Barbados.

A historic majestic lighthouse overlooks it all, the need for its warning to sailors now overshadowed by GPS and other technologies. Still it stands as a lovely reminder of the past. This is one of four lighthouses in Barbados, each special in its own way.

If you are visiting Barbados be sure to make a stop at Ragged Point and enjoy the scenes and the lovely fresh air! Have you already visited? Do leave your comments below...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Warm Mother's Day wishes from Barbados

We're wishing that all mothers could be enjoying relaxation and fun in sunny Barbados... it's well deserved we know.

Unfortunately you can't all be with us in Barbados for Mother's Day so we've put together warm wishes for this special day... enjoy them in the video below...



So how do we celebrate Mother's Day in Barbados? Well first thing you should know is that we Barbadians like to eat! Many of our celebrations revolve around food. Mother's Day lunches at restaurants across the island will be very popular. Others will choose a picnic (we call them excursions!) at one of our many beautiful beaches or parks.

Many will start the day with a Church services and still others will spend the day quietly at home enjoying the company of our special mothers.

However you spend your Mother's Day, we send you warm wishes from Barbados!

Why not send your Mom  a special Barbados Mother's Day e-card?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Discover Queen's Park Barbados!

Large Baobab tree in Queens Park Barbados
If you're visiting Barbados you must make a trip to capital city of Bridgetown! This historic city is over 375 years old and elegantly combines its historic buildings and traditions with modern shopping and conveniences.

If you're visiting by cruise ship then you're in luck because Bridgetown is just about a 10 minutes stroll from the Cruise Ship Terminal.

So what should you do after having a walk through Bridgetown and doing some duty-free shopping? Well a great idea would be to continue walking east and within 2 minutes you'll arrive at historic Queen's Park.

The main house in Queen's Park dates back to the 1700's and was home to the general commanding the troops of the British Garrison in Barbados. Just close your eyes and imagine being in these surroundings over 200 years ago!

Today it is a national park and a wonderful place to take a rest after a day in the bustle of Bridgetown. The art gallery often has local, Caribbean and international art on display so do stop and take a look.

Also look out for the solar-powered house, a wonderful example of how to use this natural resource to power our everyday household needs.

Another special sight in Queens Park is the large Baobab tree - some say it's a thousand years old!

See more information on Queen's Park Barbados...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Barbados Easter e-cards!

Send your Barbados Easter e-cards... for those lucky enough to be in Barbados and those who wish they were here :)


Barbados Easter e-cards

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pakistan and India tour the West Indies.. see when they're in Barbados

Pakistan and newly crowned World Cup champions India will tour the West Indies this summer and lucky for us both teams will be playing international cricket in Barbados!

Pakistan visit the region first for 2 Tests and 5 ODIs. Kensington Oval will be the venue for 2 of these One Days - on April 28th and May 2nd. Both of these are national holidays in Barbados - for other reasons, not cricket :) - so I expect Kensington to be packed for both matches.

India will also be touring the West Indies for 3 Tests and 5 ODIs. They'll be in Barbados for the 2nd Test which runs from June 28th to (hopefully) July 2nd. No doubt the Indian team will be full of confidence following their World Cup triumphs but the World Cup is over and this is a whole new series!

Looking forward to some great international cricket and a couple of West Indies victories!

If you wish accommodation in Barbados for these matches check http://barbados.org/stay.htm.

For Tickets - as low as US$20!
Toll Free in the region – 1 800 744 GAME(4263)
International callers 1 -268-481-2490
Kensington Oval Ticket Office: 1-246-274-1109

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Great things to do in Barbados...

Sun, sea & sand... that's most likely what you have in mind when dreaming of a Caribbean vacation. And yes you can enjoy all three in our lovely island Barbados.

But there is so much more to discover and enjoy when vacationing in Barbados. Our little island of just 166 sq. miles is full of activities and attractions to beckon you.

Here's a sample of what we consider some Great Things To Do in Barbados:

Atlantis Submarines - Experience Real Adventure (10% discount)The family friendly, Atlantis Submarine adventure is one of the most unique and highly recommended attractions in Barbados. Imagine yourself in a real submarine, with view ports all around, fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, as curious fish peek in and sea fans sway. This fully narrated "must-do" undersea voyage, can take you to a shipwreck at 130 feet, during the day or night. Create safe, fun, unforgettable memories underwater, while preserving the environment. More...

Barbados Blue Water SportsImagine yourself snorkeling over WWI and WWII ship wrecks, learning to scuba dive by PADI certified instructors and Marine Biologists, swimming in the Sea Turtle habitat, hand feeding rainbow coloured fish over beautiful coral reefs or jet skiing through the turquoise surf. Their fully equipped facility is ideally located at the Hilton Hotel giving great access to all the best dive and snorkeling sites. Their professional staff offer fun, flexible, and personalised service. Join them for an outstanding vacation! More...

Sunbury Great House - Historic Plantation House ToursSet in heart of the tranquil St. Philip countryside, Sunbury is over 300 years old and is a superb example of a Barbadian Sugar Estate Great House. Sunbury was first opened for charity in 1983, and officially as a Heritage House in 1984.

This historically listed building has magnificent Victorian Style rooms, furnished with one of the country's finest collection of Barbadian mahogany, antiques and showcases china, silver and old prints.

Restaurant & House open Daily from 9:30am - 4:30pm. More...

Harbour Lights Beach Extravaganza Dinner ShowBe blown away by the amazing performances of the fire-eater, limbo queen, the skilful stilt walkers, shaggy bear and much more! With a live calypso band, an open bar and a sumptuous BBQ dinner this party has it all! All ages welcomed 7:00 - 10:30pm Mondays & Wednesdays only. Harbour Lights, the ultimate tropical party fusion an evening definitely not to be missed! Mention the BDS11 code to get your $50 discount off per couple. Valid for direct bookings only. More...