Daily archives for May 25th, 2012

THE FLOWER FOREST

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Where: Richmond, St Joseph Opening times: 9am – 5 pm (7 days a week) Tour time: 45 minutes The Flower Forest can be found in Richmond in the highlands of St Joseph, close to Harrison’s Cave and Welchman Hall Gully. The Flower Forest is a haven of lush tropical flora with sweeping views of the Atlantic […]

HUNTES GARDEN

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Where: Hills of St Joseph Opening Times: Daily Admission: $20 Barbados Dollars / $10 USD per person This week I am writing about Huntes Garden, a favourite of mine because the owner, Anthony Hunte has lovingly landscaped an arena sized natural amphitheater into what can only be described as a wonderful garden. Approximately half an hour […]

ANDROMEDA BOTANIC GARDENS

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Where: Bathsheba, St Joseph Opening Times: 9am-5pm (7 days a week) Admission: BD$20 (adults); BD$10 (children) Nestled on a cliff, near the picturesque seaside village of Bathsheba and overlooking the East Coast of Barbados, lie the Andromeda Botanic Gardens.  Andromeda was originally developed in 1954 by the late horticulturalist, Iris Bannochie, with exotic plants and blooms […]

WELCHMAN HALL GULLY

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Where: St Thomas Opening Times: 9am – 4.30pm (7 days a week) Admission: US$ 12.00 (adult – booklet included) US$ 6.00 (children – 5 to 12 years old) Located at the heart of the island, only 2 minutes from Harrisons’s Cave, Welchman Hall Gully is a uniquely special place and definitely worth a visit in our opinion. […]

FEATURE: GOURMET RESTAURANTS

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If you’re looking for gourmet cuisine, and the very best in fine Caribbean dining, then Barbados can offer you an amazing choice in restaurants across the island. From the more rustic beachside haunts, to the ultimate in luxurious hilltop hideaways, this beautiful little island really caters for every culinary need. In our humble opinion, the […]

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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We at Handpicked Villas know its important to be kept up to date on the latest information when you decide to travel, so we have put together some information on the 2012 national holidays in St Lucia. When booking your retreat with Handpicked Villas, it is important to remember that on the following dates, there […]

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

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We at Handpicked Villas know it’s important to be kept up to date on the latest information when you decide to travel, so we have put together some information on the 2012 national holidays in Barbados. When booking your retreat with Handpicked Villas, it is important to remember that on the following dates, there may […]

BAJAN CULINARY DELIGHTS

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As a lover of food from around the world, I have to say that Barbados will always stick in my mind as having THE most amazing home-cooked, flavoursome, taste injected dishes that the Caribbean has to offer. Having been lucky enough to live there for several years, and dine in many of the excellent restaurants […]