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.
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.
Consider staying in Holetown if you plan on visiting Holetown Monument, as travelers to this region of Barbados will have the benefit of easy monument access during their visit. There is a respectable bunch of lodgings in the area surrounding Holetown Monument.
|Sunswept Beach Hotel||Hotel||0.1 mi. (0.1 km)||SSW|
|Mango Bay||Hotel||0.1 mi. (0.2 km)||N|
|Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts||Resort||0.2 mi. (0.3 km)||NNE|
|The Sandpiper||Hotel||0.2 mi. (0.4 km)||N|
|Settlers Beach Villa Hotel||Hotel||0.3 mi. (0.5 km)||N|
|Coral Reef Club||Hotel||0.5 mi. (0.8 km)||NNW|
|Divi Heritage||Hotel||0.5 mi. (0.8 km)||S|
Opportunities for some fun in the sun like playing a few holes of golf and beach-going are also enjoyed by many here. Monument guests also wishing to get in a game of golf will be pleased to learn of the closest golf course to the museum, Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course. If golf doesn't tickle your fancy, there's no need to fret - go over to Folkestone Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. Even though the options above are the closest, there will still be an exciting selection of equally enjoyable opportunities in the sun. Visitors to this monument will find themselves close to a few additional attractions in the area. A short distance away is , one of the few indoor places of interest located right around this monument.
Location: Holetown, Barbados
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