: Grantley Adams Airport
: Bridgetown Port
: Bottom Bay
: Sandy Lane Golf Club
: The Crane Resort has 3 restaurants
Situated east of the windward isles Barbados is a relatively small coral stone island. Being approximately 26 miles long by 14 miles wide makes everything the island have to offer easily accessible. The Pool House is located on the south eastern coast of the island, on a quiet development called Atlantic Rising and is a short stroll from the breathtaking Bottom Bay beach, said by some to be one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. There are several other stunning beaches and bays within the immediate area including the famous beaches at The Crane and Sam Lords Castle. Harrismith, Palmetto and Long Bay are also stunning beaches which are just a short stroll. The airport is situated approximately 15 minutes away and the capital, Bridgetown (for Duty Free Shopping) , around 30 minutes from the Atlantic Rising developement.
Barbados has warm weather year round with temperatures not usually ever dropping below the mid-70's (27-30 degrees centigrade). The gentle Atlantic breeze on this side of the island means that even on the hottest days the temperatures are comfortable. Anytime of the year is a good time to visit.
With endless miles of white, powdery sand, exotic lush green botanical gardens, a rich colonial history, acres of sugar plantations and the gentle lapping of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is truly an amazing place for a holiday. Nature lovers will admire the natural beauty on the island whilst food and drink connoisseurs have the option of dinning at some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean. The local speciality, rum, is very cheap on the island, and there are many types – the Four Square distillery is very close by and is great to visit. Rum shacks are everywhere on the island, cheap and very cheerful ! (quite an experience!).
Barbados is an island of FESTIVALS including: the Jazz Festival and wind surfing championships in January, Holetown Festival, Holders season and the Gold Cup in February and March, Gospelfest in May, the famous Crop Over celebrations from July to August, and the surfing championships in November. The hectic West and South coasts are about a 30-minute drive away where the beaches are somewhat calmer but much more crowded. For nightlife, about 15 minutes drive to the popular St Lawrence Gap, and for fresh fish caught that day, the Oistins Fish Fry is a hit with both tourists and locals alike.
WEDDINGS are very popular on this beautiful island and Bottom Bay beach has become quite 'the place' to have your own personalised wedding ceremony.