Holidaymakers looking for a great place to stay in the Caribbean with scenic views need look no further than Inch Marlowe in Barbados. This beautiful place is located on the south coast of the island and is a great location for many other exciting attractions. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, holiday homes and apartments.
Silver Sands Beach is on the doorstep of Inch Marlowe with Surfer’s Point another beach nearby. Inch Marlow has a series of small bays, some of which are ideal for swimming. Plenty of other watersports are available in the area including surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, water skiing, diving and sailing.
The warm waters off the coast of Barbados provide some great fishing, where holidaymakers can catch barracuda, tuna and marlin amongst other species. Golf is very popular here and there are several courses on the island including Barbados Golf Club, which is in the same parish as Inch Marlowe. The island has some wonderful places for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to roam with some organised walking trips arranged free of charge.
Inch Marlow has a beach bar and there are other bars and restaurants in and around the area. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from the nearby convenience store. The main shopping area is in the capital, Bridgetown but craft and gift shops can be found elsewhere in the south of the island.
There are a number of interesting towns to visit in this region with Speightstown a great place to spend half a day with shops, galleries and restaurants. A short trip to the capital Bridgetown offers plenty of history and interesting sites such as the Parliament Buildings. Star gazers may like to visit the Harry Bayley Observatory, which is the only one in the Eastern Caribbean.
Visitors will also find a few museums and historic buildings on the island such as the Concorde Museum, Barbados Museum, George Washington House and Sunbury Plantation House. There are some other very interesting buildings worth visiting on the island including Heron Bay and St. James Parish Church, both of which are located on the west coast.
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 is approximately 10 minutes drive from Inch Marlowe and is served by many regional and international carriers. Flights go to and from airports such as Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Miami, New York JFK and Toronto-Pearson 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.