Attractions in Holetown

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As the first settlement on the island of Barbados, Holetown has a history of welcoming and entertaining guests that dates back centuries.  There is indeed plenty to keep you busy, whether it be strolling along the boardwalk, lounging on one of the public beaches, or taking a hike.  You may also be intrigued to know that Barbados is one of the island's in the Caribbean upon which casino gambling is legal, and you'll be able to find a couple of places within driving distance to give it a go.


Paynes Bay Beach

You'll find a good group of beaches to enjoy in the area. Snorkeling is available at some locations, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that beach.

Mahogany Bay: The beach is situated on the west coast of the island and benefits from its calm waters. To the south of the beach are a series of restaurants and bars, most notable The Cliff, while the Paynes Bay Beach lies to the north.

A second place that beach-goers can consider is Paynes Bay Beach. Paynes Bay is located south of Holetown, across from the Coach House restaurant and bar. This beach has easy access and plenty of parking, which means it also has crowds of visitors.

Holetown Beach: Holetown Beach is a lively place to spend a beach day when you're looking for a fun vibe and bustling atmosphere.

Of course, the area has additional beaches to choose from in the area. Click here to see our page dedicated to beaches for Holetown.

Landmark Attractions

Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Holetown Monument. It is located within Holetown. In honor of the first English landing in Barbados, which took place in 1625 by Captain John Powell, the Holetown Monument was erected. A well recognized landmark in Holetown, each year the opening celebrations for the annual Holetown Festival take place here.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. It is located in Holetown. Hours of admission are 9-5, Monday through Saturday.

St. James Church: The main attractions of this church are the stained glass windows, and a church bell with the inscription "God bless King Wiliam, 1969," which pre-dates the Liberty Bell by 54 years.

But that's not all -- you'll be able to find a full range of other sites to visit. For more information on other sites worth visiting in and around Holetown, read this article.

Natural Attractions

Welchman Hall Gully

Folkstone Marine Park is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy visiting. A popular site for watersports enthusiasts, Folkstone Marine Park features calm waters on the surface, and an artificial reef created by a sunken ship below.

Another local attraction to consider visiting is Welchman Hall Gully. With hiking, historic and cultural significance, and an abundance of nature, Welchman Hall Gulley is a well-rounded attractions that tourists short on time for sightseeing won't want to miss out on.

These examples are just a sample of the options that are available. If you'd like to get more information about natural attractions in and near Holetown, can do so here.


Ready for some action? Vacationers looking to test their luck in some gaming action will have quite a few places to do so in and near the area.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle has a restaurant, which provides added convenience before, during or after the gaming action. A small collection of slot machines are available at Lucky Horseshoe Saloon, making your time in the restaurant all the more enjoyable.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens is located in Eden Lodge, 3.5 mi. Southeast of central Holetown. In Barbados, you could very well strike it rich while you eat. At the Lucky Horseshoe Saloons, a bank of slot machines offer a diversion between the time that you order and get your food, so it is plausible that you could wonder over, drop in a coin, and go home a winner.

JoJo's: JoJo's features an impressive gaming lounge, bingo hall, and sports bar for a fun night in St. Michael.

These are just some of the places worth checking out Click here to see our page about gaming in and near Holetown.


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