Island Activities

Step back in time at St Nicholas Abbey and don’t miss the fascinating film!

Historic attractions, arts & crafts, wonderful gardens and excursions at sea

Barbados is world famous for its beaches but has so much more to offer the visitor. There are so many places to visit and we love the fact that, however well publicised, well-known attractions are far from commercial and organised in an informal and relaxed way – totally in tune with the island vibe!

Zoo in Barbados? How to Visit the Wildlife Reserve

by Lisa Hammerton

Many ‘attractions’ in Barbados are smaller than expected and the Barbados Wildlife Reserve is no exception. For ‘impressive’ substitute ‘charming’ and you start to get the picture but even if the rather odd collection of animals isn’t quite what you might have imagined, the reserve is no less engaging for visitors or all ages and is well worth a visit.

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Gone Fishing In Barbados: Best Private Charters

by James Smith

Where there’s fish, there’s fishing! Fishing is a way of life in Barbados, and the local fish caught are a staple of the Bajan diet. From the early hours of the morning, locals can be seen casting from the shore all along the West coast, and boats will be leaving Bridgetown for another day of deep-sea fishing. Among these boats are the private charters, which allow visitors to the island a taste of the action that the tropical waters provide.

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A Moonlight Dinner at St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados

by Mark Hammerton

Once a month in winter, St Nicolas Abbey host a special Moonlight Dinner and we were delighted to attend on Saturday (27th January 2018). The evening commenced with cocktails and canapés before we were seated at our candlelit table on the terrace. The excellent menu was created by Chef Scott Ames, who trained at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the UK and throughout the evening, we were treated to entertainment from Sarah Taylor with steel pan accompaniment.

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Step Back in Time at St Nicholas Abbey

by Lisa Hammerton

There are so many places to visit on the beautiful island of Barbados but if you only allow yourself one or two trips out from your holiday villa then St. Nicholas Abbey should be one of them. With a rich and colourful history St. Nicholas Abbey remains, to this day, one of only three Jacobean houses left in the western hemisphere.

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A Choice of the Best Golf Courses in the Caribbean

by Mark Hammerton

Barbados offers a choice of some of the best courses in the Caribbean and is increasingly regarded as one of the top Caribbean islands for a golf-based holiday. Whether you visit Barbados for golf-centred holiday or would just like to play the occasional round during your stay, the wonderful weather and attractive courses make this the perfect destination.

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Mark & Lisa Hammerton

Mark and Lisa Hammerton

We are Mark and Lisa Hammerton and we are lucky enough to spend our time organising villa and apartment holidays to the wonderful Caribbean island of Barbados.

We have been involved with the travel industry for most of our working lives but fell in love with Barbados after many visits and ended up buying a second home there.

We would love to talk to you about the island and our selection of wonderful properties and, as our priority is matching the right property to your requirements, we will always be open and honest in what we have to say.

Mark & Lisa

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