The opportunity to spend a luxury holiday in Barbados may not be on the list of possibilities for every vacation that you plan, but it should definitely be a contender. Who can resist 70 miles of pure azure wet terrain in the form of 60 beaches on display in perfect subtropical weather? Barbados is located in the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean. It is east of the Caribbean Sea. Once regarded as territory owned by the Portuguese, then English, and finally British, Barbados became an independent nation in 1966. It is now one of the Caribbean’s leading tourist destinations with a population of around 250,000.
What attracts us to a location such as Barbados? Besides the obvious, it is rich in culture and heritage. Some of the historical sites that may draw your attention are the Barbados Museum, Blackman’s Gully and the Arlington House. The Arlington House is a three story interactive museum that resides in a renovated 18th century building. The Barbados Museum is enclosed in a former British Military prison and has been since 1930. It exhibits rare historical maps, artifacts, 18th century plantation furniture, the coral structure of Barbados and a Children’s Gallery. Blackman’s Gully, located on the east coast, is the home of the famed Blackman’s Bridge. It is a part of a series of gullies that are essential to the ecosystem.
Once you’ve exhausted yourselves sightseeing and participating in sunken ship expeditions, snorkeling, diving, music festivals, and other arts and entertainment, you can always find rest and relaxation in the luxurious hotels that Barbados has to offer. Sandy Lane Barbados has a vast array of accommodations for the most discerning guest. Villas, penthouses, and suites offer beautifully designed interiors. These include bedrooms, foyers, living rooms, bathrooms and outside spaces such as terraces, balconies, patio dining and exquisite gardens. Dedicated and well trained staff are also available.
Golf aficionados and beginners have three courses to choose from. Other guests may choose to make use of the luxurious spa with a beautiful marble reception area, treatment suites, water therapies, fitness facilities and highly trained therapists. If you’re feeling a little hungry or a lot, there are four restaurants with cuisine from around the world to experience. Let’s not forget the younger generation. Sandy Lane also has the Treehouse Club for your kid’s creativity and pleasure.
The Coral Reef Club Barbados is also a spectacular specimen of Barbadian hospitality. Surrounded by 12 acres of luscious manicured gardens and boasting 88 rooms and suites, it is definitely a hotel to consider. Accommodations include spacious interiors, Egyptian cotton linens and feather beds. In larger suites such as the Luxury Plantation Suite, four poster or canopied beds are available, as well as living rooms, dressing areas, covered terraces, open sundecks, pools, complimentary starter bars and much, much more. Don’t forget as you take your body and mind to the next level of extreme rejuvenation to try the very popular rum punch. After all, rum was born and bred in Barbados.