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 find a small variety of beaches to visit in the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for those who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on each beach name for detailed information about that specific beach.

Mahogany Bay: Mahogany Bay Beach provides visitors with calm waters with little undertow, making for a great swimming and snorkeling spot for the entire family. Beautiful white sand provides great suntanning areas and smaller pools are perfect for wading.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Paynes Bay Beach. The beach is accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians. Drivers should pay attention to signage on Highway 1.

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 are merely a few of your options. To see our complete guide to beaches, follow this link.

Landmark Attractions

Tyrol Cot Heritage Village

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Holetown Monument. It is located 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.

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.

Of course, the area offers a wider range of notable landmarks. To get more information about other interesting places to visit in and around Holetown, click here.

Natural Attractions

Welchman Hall Gully

One of the frequently visited natural attractions is Folkstone Marine Park. 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.

Welchman Hall Gully is another place you might enjoy. 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.

Luckily, you'll find many other natural attractions. If you need to get more details concerning natural attractions in and near Holetown, can easily do so by going to this page.


Feeling Lucky? Visitors hoping to test their luck have a handful of opportunities to do so in and near the area.

Las Vegas Barbados is found in Holetown. If you are gambling, hostess services are provided with free food and drink to keep you going. Offering mostly slots, this casino is considered something more of an arcade.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle is found within southeastern Holetown. 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: Lucky Horseshoe Saloon offers American style dining and Atlantic City style gaming. Slots galore!

Luckily, you can find a wider range of choices too. You can go to this page about gaming in and near Holetown if you'd like some more facts.


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