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Holidaymakers looking for a beautiful place to stay in the Caribbean with wonderful views need look no further than Providence in Barbados. This wonderful place is located in the south of the island in the parish of Christ Church, and is a great location for many interesting attractions. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, holiday homes and condos.
Providence is located inland but is just five minutes drive from some lovely white sandy beaches providing great places to relax and enjoy the sun or take swim in the warm sea. Watersports are available in the area including surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, kite surfing and boogie boarding. There is also some great fishing to be had 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 the 18-hole one at Barbados Golf Club, which is just a short drive from Providence. The island has some wonderful places for hikers, horse riders and cyclists to roam. Lots of bars and restaurants can be found nearby particularly on the southwest coast. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drinks from a nearby supermarket and deli. 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 historic buildings to visit near to Providence such as the 89 foot tall South Point Lighthouse, George Washington House and Sunbury Plantation House. A short trip to the capital Bridgetown offers plenty of history and interesting sites such as the Parliament Buildings. Holidaymakers will also find a few museums on the island such as the Concorde Museum and Barbados Museum. There are some other very interesting buildings worth visiting on the island including Christ Church Parish Church and St Lawrence Church, both of which are located on the south 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 (BGI) is approximately 10 minutes drive from Providence and is served by many regional and international carriers. Flights arrive here from airports such as Frankfurt (FRA), London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) amongst others. 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.