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Women Shopping at Chattel Village in Holetown, Barbados

For a unique shopping experience while in Barbados, spend some time at the boutiques of Chattel Village. This is a collection of ten retailers inside very colorful chattel houses. These portable homes were used by Barbadian plantation workers after slavery was abolished in the early 19th century. You will find an array of apparel and […]

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Saint James Parish Church Organ in Holetown, Barbados

Shortly after the Saint James Parish Church was rebuilt in 1874, they received an elaborate organ from the English firm of Hill & Son. Over time, the organ was refurbished and expanded until it was completely rebuilt in 2007. However, some of the pipes date back over a century. The sound is superb and the […]

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Saint James Parish Church in Holetown, Barbados

The English settlers built their first Anglican church in Holetown in 1628. The following year it was designated as the Parish Church of Saint James. The winds of a 1675 hurricane were devastating. The stone successor then stood on “God’s Acre” for almost two hundred years. It was replaced with this current building in 1874. […]

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People Enjoying Holetown Beach in Barbados

These people sitting in the sun at Holetown Beach are practicing how to have a perfect vacation in Barbados. 1) Find a flawless stretch of sand. 2) Rent a beach chair. 3) Position it facing the Caribbean Sea. 4) Sit down. 5) Forget everything. Feel free to follow this timeless formula. But remember: practice makes […]

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Hotels and Condos along Holetown Beach in Barbados

Although a crew from an English ship set foot on Barbados in 1625, it would be another two years before the first settlers arrived, formed a community and named it Saint James Town. That landing area is now Holetown, a small resort town designed for tourists. Some colorful hotels and condos line the beach. Nearby […]