Springcourt 6a is a recently completed self-catering apartment in close proximity to Rockley Golf & Country Club and the popular Accra Beach. This nicely furnished tropically themed 1-bedroom apartment is ideally suited for a couple or single person. The well-appointed European kitchen with breakfast bar is equipped with an electric oven, 4-zone ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee-maker, espresso-maker, blender and all other necessary accouterments. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed, roomy wardrobe, desk with phone jack and vanity with a washer/dryer. The living-room has two comfortable sofas and coffee table. The dining area as well as the large balcony is furnished to seat four. Both rooms have air-conditioning units and ceiling fans. All windows have screens. WLAN is available. The property features a waterfall-fed communal pool and groomed tropical gardens. Perfect for a Caribbean holiday vacation close to the pulse but in a relaxing setting.
Crop Over: Crop Over, a five-week summer festival, is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. It's origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest - the Crop Over celebration.
As the sugar industry in Barbados declined, so too did the Crop Over festival and in the 1940's the festival was terminated completely. However, the festival was revived in 1974 and other elements of Barbadian culture were infused to make the extravaganza that exists today ..... an event that attracts thousands of people from across the globe.
Jazz Festival: The Premiere Jazz Festival of The Caribbean
The Barbados Jazz Festival, which celebrates the best in international and local jazz talent, has become a major annual Caribbean event.
The venues for the festival also reflect the diverse nature of the festival. The modern Sir Garfield Sobers gymnasium suits a large crowd. The open air Farley Hill National Park is ideal for a day of picnicking and jazz. The lovely Sunbury Plantation House is over 300 years old and steeped in history.
Thoroughbred Horse Racing: The racetrack in Barbados is at the Garrison Savannah which is less than two miles outside the capital Bridgetown. It has been the home of horse racing since the colonial days of 1845. The officers of the British Regiment who were stationed in Barbados, used what was then the parade ground to match their horses in races and the wealthy merchants and planters later joined them.
The Barbados Turf Club, which regulates and promotes horse racing in Barbados, was established in 1905 and organizes three (3) seasons of racing per year. These meetings run from January to April; May to August and from October to December.
The track is a 6 furlongs oval grass strip and races are run at distances of 5 furlongs (1000 meters); 5½ furlongs (1100 meters); 7.8 furlongs (1570 meters); 9 furlongs (1800 meters) and 10 furlongs (2000 meters), with the horses running in a clockwise (right handed) direction.