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 will discover a handful of beaches to visit in the area. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed guide to that individual beach.

Mahogany Bay: The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. Parking is available on the opposite side of the fish market off of Highway 1.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Paynes Bay Beach. Paynes Bay Beach, located on the west coast of the island, offers calm waters perfect for snorkeling, swimming, and a variety of water sports. The beach is a popular spot for catamarans, as well as beachgoers, due to its ideal swimming and local restaurants.

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

These examples are just a few of what you can find. To read about other beaches available, read this page.

Landmark Attractions

Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

Many travelers choose to visit Holetown Monument. It is located in 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 popular destination is Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum. It is located within Holetown. Hours of admission are 9-5, Monday through Saturday.

St. James Church: One of the four oldest churches in Barbados, St. James Church is a favorite spot amongst tourists due to its location near the island's first settlement.

But that's not all -- you will find additional places to visit. To reach our detailed page about other interesting places to visit in and around the area, click here.

Natural Attractions

Welchman Hall Gully

Folkstone Marine Park is one of the better known outdoor attractions. <p>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.</p>

A second attraction that's popular with visitors is Welchman Hall Gully. <p>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.</p>

Holetown offers other choices too. To read a more complete discussion of this topic, see this page.


Ready for some action? Visitors interested in testing their luck on the slots can find lots of venues where they can do so in and near the area.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle has a restaurant, so you can eat before or after you try your luck. 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 found 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.

Fortunately, you can find some other choices. Navigate here to visit our extended discussion of gaming in and near Holetown.


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