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Discover the Best of Holetown

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Discover the charm of Holetown with our guide to the city's top attractions, culinary hotspots, and vibrant nightlife. From outdoor adventures to cultural experiences, we'll also help you find the best recreational activities to enjoy, and offer advice on making lasting connections with the friendly locals.

Welcome to Holetown! If you're planning to move to Holetown, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Holetown has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Holetown.

Holetown is a vibrant and historic town that offers a variety of attractions for both tourists and locals. One of the most significant sites is the Holetown Monument, which commemorates the first English landing in Barbados in 1625. The St. James Parish Church, one of the oldest churches in Barbados, is another must-visit site with its beautiful stained glass windows and historic graveyard. The Chattel Village is a unique shopping experience, where colorful chattel houses sell local crafts, clothing, and souvenirs.

For art lovers, the On The Wall Art Gallery showcases the work of local artists and offers a range of beautiful pieces. The Folkestone Marine Park and Museum is a great place for families, with its marine museum, picnic areas, and snorkeling opportunities. The Limegrove Lifestyle Centre is a luxury shopping mall that offers high-end brands, a cinema, and dining options. The Holetown Festival, held in February, is a week-long celebration of Barbados' culture and history, featuring parades, music, and street food.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Holetown is vibrant and diverse, offering a range of options from casual beach bars to fine dining. The Tides Restaurant is one of the most popular in the area, offering gourmet cuisine in a stunning beachfront setting. Nishi Restaurant is known for its innovative fusion of Asian and Caribbean flavors, while The Mews offers classic Bajan dishes in a charming historic building.

For a more casual experience, Zaccios is a beachfront restaurant offering pizzas, burgers, and cocktails, and Just Grillin' is a local favorite for its grilled fish and meats. The Beach House Restaurant and Bar offers a relaxed setting with beautiful sea views and a varied menu. In terms of nightlife, the Red Door Lounge is a popular spot for cocktails and dancing, while the First and Second Street areas are known for their lively bars and music venues.

Recreational activities in Holetown are centered around its beautiful beaches and clear waters. Sandy Lane Beach is a popular spot for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports, while Payne's Bay Beach is known for its calm waters and snorkeling opportunities. The Folkestone Marine Park offers snorkeling and scuba diving, with a variety of marine life to be seen.

For those who prefer land-based activities, the Sandy Lane Golf Club offers world-class golfing facilities, and the nearby Green Monkey Golf Course is another excellent option. Horse riding is available at the Caribbean International Riding Centre, and hiking and nature walks can be enjoyed at the nearby Welchman Hall Gully. For a relaxing day, the Indulgence Spa offers a range of treatments in a serene setting.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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