Emerald Ridge Holiday Cottages (1)
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Holidaymakers looking for a resort in the West Indies close to fantastic beaches and magnificent visitor attractions will not be disappointed by Emerald Ridge in Barbados. This town in the parish of St Peter is located on the west side of the island and is a great place to stay. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, apartments, cottages and guest houses.
Located in the parish of St. Peter there are some white sand beaches such as Mullins Beach just a short drive from Emerald Ridge that are ideal for sunbathing and swimming. The island is great for surfing as well and other sea fishing, waterskiing, windsurfing and diving. Golf is very popular here and there are several courses on the island including the Sandy Lane Golf Club and the Barbados Golf Club. The island has some wonderful places for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to roam with some organised walking trips arranged free of charge. Emerald Ridge and the surrounding areas have a small number of restaurants and bars. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from local stores and markets. The main shopping area of the island is in the capital, Bridgetown but souvenirs and gifts can be found at the Bathsheba Community Centre.
There are some notable natural and environmental related attractions situated on the west side of the island including Lazaretto Gardens and Folkestone Marine Park and Museum. A short trip to the capital Bridgetown offers plenty of history and interesting sites such as the Parliament Buildings. Visitors will also find a few museums on the island such as Barbados Museum, Sir Frank Huston Sugar Museum or Arlington House Museum. There are some other very interesting historic buildings worth visiting on the island including Fisherpond House, Codrington College and Blackman’s Bridge.
The temperature on the island remains fairly constant throughout the year with an average daytime high of 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. The dry season is January to June with tropical rainstorms sometimes in the hurricane season between June and October. However, the rain normally quickly passes to be followed by sunny weather again. Hurricanes normally avoid Barbados as well. Between January and March holidaymakers can expect approximately 10 hours of sunshine per day, but the rest of the year will not be much lower than this.
Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is approximately 40 minutes drive from Emerald Ridge and is served by many regional and international carriers. Flights go to and from airports such as Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Miami, New York and Toronto amongst other international cities. LIAT andCaribbean Airlinesrun daily inter-Caribbean flights to most of the neighbouring islands. Taxis are available from outside the airport building and car hire companies offer pick up services from the airport including Car Trawler, Courtesy Rent a Car, Drive a Matic, Elite Rent-a-Car and Stoutes Car Rental.