Holetown was the first town in Barbados, and as such it has a rich and varied history. Today that history blends with modern life for fine dining, entertainment and shopping.
If you visit Holetown, you can enjoy a variety of attractions like the Portvale Sugar Museum. In February, this town also hosts the famous Holetown Festival. There’s so much to see and do, but the following five are amongst the best sights to see:
Snorkel at Folkestown Marine Park
Despite being one of Holetown’s most beautiful attractions, the Marine Park can be incredibly quiet and peaceful. At certain times, it can feel like you have your own private beach. You can hire sun loungers and umbrellas if you’re planning to spend hours on the shore.
Visit Platinum Coast Cigars
As well as purchasing cigars to enjoy in a space of your own, you are always welcome to visit the high-end on-site cigar lounge. Here there are indoor and outdoor places to relax, surrounded by travellers from all across the world including true cigar connoisseurs. Savour your cigar with a fresh Cuban coffee, for a one-of-a-kind experience.
Travel to Oistin’s Fish Fry
Best enjoyed on a Friday night, the Fish Fry is an informal, relaxed environment. Calypso music drifts through the air and the soothing tones of Bob Marley can be heard. Foods on offer, either fried or grilled, include lobster, marlin, swordfish, tuna and flying fish. You are also invited to ask the vendors for fish scraps that you can use to feed the turtles on the beach.
Shop at the Limegrove Centre
On the island’s gorgeous West Coast, this premium location is a leading destination for duty free shopping. As well as more than 50 designer stores, find world-class restaurants and a luxury 3D cinema.
Visit Holetown Methodist Church
Those that spend their time at the church have in-depth knowledge of its history. This National Trust building has a schedule outside, so that you can plan the right time to visit.
The atmosphere within the church is the same that you’ll find elsewhere in Holetown. This is a place for a warm welcome, and true Barbados hospitality. Whether you are taking time out on the beach, or spending time in a cigar bar in Holetown, you will be able to speak with the locals and get to know other travellers.
A friendly smile is never far away in this exciting Caribbean town. Fine food, smoky cigars and freshly fried fish are waiting. Warm sands and crystal clear waters will surely appeal to so many, whilst the designer stores and duty-free shops are a paradise for the big spenders. Savour every moment, every cigar, every second of your time in Barbados.