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12/13/2013
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Old World Tropical Getaway

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Brushed with the high gloss of Oliver Messel’s theatrical panache, this beachfront estate’s eclectic warmth, will draw anyone to experience Barbados. Crystal Springs – positioned on 1.7 acres of prime Platinum Coast – was first built in 1940s, then redesigned by celebrated 1960s international designer, Oliver Messel. This sprawling 8-bed, 8-bath villa lends itself to privacy.  From the private pool to the clifftop terrace, you are lead down a staircase...

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11/28/2013
New Destinations

Christmas in Jamaica

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  As we draw near to the festive season, I think it is a fitting time to share traditions of Christmas in the Caribbean. Being from Jamaica, I have such vivid memories of the holidays. Now that I live in Barbados, and have also worked extensively in Antigua and Saint Lucia, amongst other islands in the Caribbean, I realize that all of our islands share quite similar heritage with their...

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10/14/2013
Barbados News

Barbados Dream Cup

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Ready…Set…Game!!! The Barbados Dream Cup is being dubbed ‘a not-to-be-missed sporting event’ with big names, international coverage and unbelievable excitement behind its name. The Barbados Dream Cup is a two-day invitational tennis event, attracting household names such as Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro, Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almagro. Come this November the 28th the baseline is guaranteed to feature adrenalin pumping sets.  With a grand prize value of US$500,000...

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10/14/2013
New Destinations

Going Bananas for St. Lucia!

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Simply Beautiful St. Lucia is the third new destination to join the Blue Sky Luxury portfolio and we’re delighted to be able to offer you over 30 new homes to choose from as your perfect holiday accommodation. The island of St. Lucia is equally famed for its beautiful dramatic landscape, palm-fringed beaches and turquoise blue seas as it is for its delicious bananas -both tourism and banana production are mainstays...

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10/14/2013
Barbados News

Barbados Food, Wine & Rum Festival

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Delicious…sumptuous…savory or just simply, “delightful’. These are all words you could use to describe exceptional culinary delights, and we guarantee that these are just a few of the words that will come out of your mouth when you experience the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival taking place between November 21-25 2013. Taste your way through 4 days of culinary experiences sure to leave you yearning for seconds. If you...

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09/9/2013
Barbados News

Thomas Cook adds Flights to Barbados

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Thomas Cook is due to launch a new twice-weekly service to Barbados from Manchester airport. Commencing Sunday 10th November 2013, the weekly Manchester-St Lucia-Barbados flight will operate on a specifically configured Airbus A330 aircraft, with the additional Manchester-Antigua-Barbados flight operating from Thursday 19th December. Virgin Atlantic currently operates the only direct Manchester to Barbados service, so these new flights will provide an additional choice for those living in the north...

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06/19/2013
Barbados News

Carnival in The Gap

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The Barbados Tourism Authority is hosting over 300 Travel Agents from Barbados’ primary markets – UK, USA, Canada and Europe, and this year Brazil and China also join the familiarisation trip to learn more about our accomodations, culture, attractions and people.  For a few days they will be treated to the Best of Barbados and on Friday 21st June everyone is invited to come out to St. Lawernce Gap and...

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05/31/2013
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Two Great Nights Out on the Town!

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Our team spent two great evenings out over the past week. We stopped in at Nicos 2 in Sugar Hill for sundowners and cocktails last Friday evening. Owners Poonam and Chris Millward showed the team nothing but hospitality. Insisting that we try their exotic rum punch and savoury delights, they encouraged us to come again. Between the beauty of the sunset over the infinity-edge pool, and the delicious canapés that...

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05/21/2013
Barbados News

Celtic Festival – Barbados 2013

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COME AND JOIN IN THE FUN…. From little events in tiny rum shops, to grand outdoor concerts, from piping along the South Coast Boardwalk at sundown, to ceilidhs in the sun, Bajan buffet lunches with a Celtic theme to the dishes…you will hear the tunes of the pipes, some beautiful folk music and song celebrating our cultural heritage and connections, see some ancient step dances… Celtic Festival Barbados celebrates a...

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04/23/2013
Happy Endings

Snow at Sandy Lane!

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A few weeks ago an e-mail came into my inbox from a couple of our previous guests (who are also friends of mine)– Gareth and Lucie. The photos attached showed a young cat who was clearly intrigued by experiencing snow for the first time, which is perhaps not surprising considering that the cat – known as ‘Julia Roberts’ for reasons which have never been made clear! –is actually a Bajan...

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