Located in the south-eastern part of the island of Barbados is the exclusive area of Castle Close. If you are looking for a rental apartment that offers you stunning sea views, tranquility and a base for going off on a great adventure, then a rental villa at Castle Close is the one for you! Due to its exclusivity, you are guaranteed to be as far away as possible from the throng of mass tourism but located in the perfect spot for getting out and about easily.
Further to enjoying the peaceful surroundings of your Castle Close villa, there are many activities available to enjoy. With several beautiful beaches at Castle Close visitors can indulge in sunbathing or a number of watersports including swimming, diving, fishing, wind surfing, jet skiing and paragliding. Other hands-on activities available within the immediate area of Castle Close include golf, tennis, cycling, horse riding and walking.
Since Medieval times a castle’s “close” was the area immediately surrounding the King’s, Queen’s or Lord’s great building. This is why the exclusive area of Castle Close can be found in the immediate area of Sam Lord’s Castle. This magnificent Georgian building is now a ruin but visitors can enjoy looking at the remains of the lavish exterior and take a pleasant stroll through the gardens. Since Sam Lord’s Castle is situated right on the beach, it makes for a pleasant and relaxing time.
If you are considering going further a field from your rental villa, then a day trip north to the town of Holetown is recommended. This was actually the first settlement on the island and was originally named Jamestown. The name was changed to Holetown due to the fact that ships were cleaned in a small channel just outside of the town. Visitors to Holetown can see an impressive monument that was erected to commemorate the first English landing on the island in 1625. Holetown is also home to the Folkstone Marine Park and Museum, where an artificial reef has been made by deliberately sinking a burned-out ship. The museum is filled with information and aquariums containing rare species of marine life.
The island of Barbados has a moderate tropical climate which means that renting a villa in Castle Close means sun, sun and more sun! The temperatures in the area can reach as high as 30°C during the summer months and the minimum is generally around 25°C. No matter what time of year you decide to have a Castle Close holiday, you will be guaranteed warmth and sunshine. There is a wet season from June until November but any little showers dry up very quickly.
Once you have decided to have a Castle Close holiday, you will find that there are many regular and affordable flights to Barbados. There is only one airport on the island, Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which is approximately 8 kilometres from Castle Close. Several airlines offer flights from the UK including Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, British Airways, BMI and American Airlines. Travellers can leave from several UK airports such as Birmingham (BHX), Leeds (LBA), Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ), London Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW).