a small island, but quaint. It has a 97km coastline
of pure beauty. Many visitors come here for the paradise feel it brings and all
the water sports and beach activities you can ask for. This island is the most
eastern island in the Caribbean, and is tiny compared to most of the islands in
the Caribbean. The island is filled with an England feel, with its Anglican churches,
horse racing and old portraits. Tourism here is the big business for Barbados,
as most visitors come to have a slice of the island’s amenities and water
activities. Being that tourism is one of the major businesses on this island,
the people are always very friendly and catering to your every need. It secluded
feel gives one a pleasant and peaceful vacation, but all the everyday needs at
Some attractions to see:
The island’s only natural harbor, is on Carlisle Bay. With wide streets
leading into neighborhoods and rum shops, as well as chattel houses is a must
see. Among the must see is the parliament building, Anglican cathedral, and
the synagogue. This is worth seeing, but a short adventure. The history here
was based in the 1600s when the culture was mainly jewish. You must see the
changes in the history and today’s living, go back in time to explore
how Barbados came to be so popular for tourism.
Sam Lord's Castle
This castle is built from limestone coral and is situated on the southern coast
of Long Bay. It is called Sam Lord simply because it was built by Sam Lord.
The history says that he harboured here to lure ships onto Cobbler’s Reef
and steal their cargo. Fact or fiction, many people choose to think it’s
a myth, but discovering the castle is a unique experience. Inside the castle
is an array of paintings and antique furnishings. To see a castle from the ancient
times, Sam Lords castle is the place to discover the history and myths behind
these castle walls.
It's the oldest town in Barbados, but has a modern day appearance. Holetown
is the major tourism site. With a lot of history at the St James Church, Folkestone
Park with its narrow beaches where you can swim, snorkel and just hang out and
catch the sunshine. On the marine, there is a museum with fishing and boat building
exhibits. Holetown was founded in the 1620s, this being the reason it is filled
with so much history.