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SOMETHING’S HAPPENING SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2017

By Blue Sky Luxury on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The island is your playground at this quieter time of year. Maybe you crave pure relaxation, reconnection, adrenaline or a blend of all three? Our experienced concierge team knows all the little secrets and special experiences, which can help make your holiday one you will cherish forever, and we don’t want you to miss a moment of fun. Following please find details for some of our favorite upcoming activities this September and October. We have placed special focus on some of the fabulous festivals but there are also a variety of other activities to enjoy. Read on to learn more:

WIN A FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

First up – We are offering our guests the chance to win a free family photo shoot during their next stay with us.  Simply like us on facebook, click the link below and tell us what you are looking forward to most during your upcoming Blue Sky Luxury holiday. The winner will be announced at the end of the first week of September.

 

 

FABULOUS FESTIVALS

This fall the Barbados calendar features several new festivals focusing on wellness, adrenaline and feel-good vibes to ensure your most memorable holiday yet.

The Barbados Beach and Wellness Festival

Dates: September 2nd -3rd   

Location: The stunning Hilton Peninsula

With warm sunsets and healthy, feel-good vibes all round this festival features early morning beach workouts and energetic yoga lead by a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and other professionals for a transformational experience. Each day runs from 9:30 a.m. and wraps up at 6:00 p.m. All activities are free with the exception of adult yoga classes, which are US$15 per class (children’s classes are also free!)

Several yoga disciplines will be featured including Rock Om, Bowspring, Anusara and Restorative. Additional beach activities will include pilates, cross fit, beach volleyball, beach tennis, slacklining, paddle boarding and paddle board yoga. Visitors will also be treated to sample healthy authentic Caribbean cuisine at the Kula market with local farmers’ market stalls selling nutritious food, drinks, soaps, herbal medicines and much more. Live musicians will welcome the sunset with a bonfire and healthy barbecue. Are you ready to get your Zen on

 

The Barbados Cycling Festival

Dates: September 5th -10th

Location: Various spots around the island

Designed for mountain and road biking enthusiasts of all abilities. This is a wonderful opportunity to traverse various parishes along stunning paths, discovering Barbados from a unique perspective while interacting with locals along the way.

With five days dedicated to the familiarization of the island and its routes, the festival will culminate with the round-the-island road race on Sunday September 10, where cyclists will choose to sign up for one of the two ‘round the island’ courses - The 95km Gold course running anti-clockwise around the island from its Bridgetown start, or the 63km Silver course. The day’s action ends with a celebration including music and entertainment on the beautiful beachfront. 

 

The Barbados Festival of Speed

Date: October 14th

Location: Bushy Park Barbados

Former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button will headline the second Barbados Festival of Speed held at the Bushy Park racetrack. The one-day adrenaline filled event will run from day into night, promising an epic new experience for spectators. 

Click here for information and tickets.

 

The Dragon World Championships

Dates: October 28th - 30th  

Location: The picturesque Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay in the island’s capital of Bridgetown will come alive with three days of stand-up paddle action, bringing a combination of fast fun racing with an enjoyable, laid back, party atmosphere!

 

A LITTLE MORE SPORTING FUN

 

Cricket - CPL Cricket – Barbados Tridents 

Dates: September 2nd & 3rd

Location: Kensington Oval

Please note that event dates and times are subject to change without notice.

Tickets: Can be purchased online

 

Golf

Dates: September 16th & October 14th: Courtesy Monthly Medal

Location: Barbados Golf Club

 

Dates: September 23rd: BGA Trophy

Location: Barbados Golf Club

Click here for more information.

 

Horse Racing - Sales Graduate Race Day

Dates: October 28th

Location: Barbados Garrison Savannah, St Michael

Tickets: Can be purchased at location on the day of the race. Prices for the stands cost between $5-$20 USD. Day memberships are also available.

Click here for more information.

 

Surfing – Soty Championships

Dates: September 30th

Location: Soup Bowl, Bathsheba

Click here for more information.

 

ENTERTAINMENT, SHOWS AND EVENTS

Barbados is proud to boast an array of great local talent! Catch some fantastic live music at our casual & fun beach bars!

 

Live Music every Sunday (different artists/bands featured weekly)

Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: South Coast - Copacabana, Bay Street, St Michael

 

Live Music every Sunday

Time: From around 4:00 PM

Location: West Coast – Mullins Beach Bar

 

FARMERS MARKETS

Visit one of the island’s Farmers Markets and enjoy an array of fresh local produce, locally made craft products and a variety of Bajan and gourmet treats. These markets provide a great spot to stop and enjoy  breakfast while interacting with the local vendors and attendees.  Here are a few of our favourites:

Days/Times: Every Saturday morning, 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Location: Brighton, St George (Country/Middle of Barbados)

  • Hastings Farmers Market – a contemporary style farmers market situated around the trendy, healthy café, Art Splash!

Days/Times: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Art Splash, Hastings, Christ Church (South Coast)

  • Holders Farmers Market – set up on the Historic grounds of Holders House overlooking the beautiful polo field

Days/Times: Every Sunday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Holders, St James (West Coast)

 

 

SPECIAL EXPERIENCES & CELEBRATIONS

Our Concierge Can team can add the icing on the cake to your holiday.  Perhaps you crave some personal rest & relaxation time?  We can arrange private in villa sunrise yoga sessions, healthy meal plans, evening massages and more.  Or is someone in your party celebrating a birthday, anniversary or special occasion?  Our Concierge Can team is happy to make any special arrangements! From a a special gift or a private catamaran cruise at sunset to a romantic dinner at one of our world-class restaurants, or in-villa entertainment or even a photographer to commemorate the day, let us take care of it for you to give your loved one a great surprise!

REMINDERS - Holetown Supermarket Closure Reminder

Massy Supermarket in Sunset Crest (Holetown) is closed for renovations until the end of this year. Our Concierge Can pre-stock your holiday home with groceries and make other recommendations of where you can shop once you are on-island!

Our Concierge Can team publish this detailed list of events and activities regularly here on our blog to ensure that our guests enjoy all that our island has to offer during their stay. Feel free to share this list with a friend or comment below to let us know what other exciting events you would like us to highlight.  

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