Holetown Attractions

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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 discover a small variety of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on each beach name to get additional information about that section of the coast.

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: The gold sands of Holetown Beach stretches along the coast for eight miles. Much of the beach is dotted with beach chairs and there are vendor tents and carts who show up on a daily basis to sell beachwear, crafts, food, and more.

Holetown includes a few more beach choices. Readers can get more information by clicking here.

Landmark Attractions

Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Holetown Monument. It is found within Holetown. This is a site to see as you're out exploring the island, and you can read a brief history of the founding of the island on the attached placard.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. It is found in Holetown. Sir Frank Hutson, with help from the Barbados National Trust, put together the Hutson Sugar Museum's exhibits, which provides insight into the sugar production industry during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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.

The area includes plenty of other places to see. Anyone who needs to find out more about other interesting places to visit in and near Holetown here.

Natural Attractions

Welchman Hall Gully

Folkstone Marine Park is one of the outdoor tourist attractions you might consider 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.

A second attraction that's popular with visitors 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 merely a few of what's available. To find out more about natural attractions in and around Holetown, click this link.


Ready for some action? Visitors looking to test their luck can find plenty of places to do so in and near the area.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before, during or after the gaming action. While you wait for you food, find out just how lucky you are. Lucky Horseshoe Saloon is not only a Western American style restaurant serving International fare, it is also a place to pull the slots.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens is located in Eden Lodge, 3.5 mi. Southeast of central Holetown. Lucky Horseshoe Saloon offers American style dining and Atlantic City style gaming. Slots galore!

These examples are just a few of what you can find. Take advantage of this article dedicated to gaming in and near Holetown if you'd like to find out additional facts.


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