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St. James, Barbados
Accommodations and Tour service
ALL VILLAS ARE ON THE WEST COAST IN ST.JAMES.
- Villa Osas is located on the West Coast directly across from Almond Beach Resort and Port St. Charles.
- It consists of two lovely self-contained two bedroom apartments . Both apartments have private patios on the upper and lower levels with a magnificent view of Almond Beach and Port St. Charles.
- Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your own meals.
- Each apartment is beautifully furnished and has two (2) air-conditioned bedrooms (with a King-sized bed and two(2) twin-beds).
- Each apartment has the modern convenience of a washer and a dryer. With microwaves in the kitchen, and a private telephone.
- Apartment 1 has a CD/DVD players, satellite dish and a computer, while apartment 2 has cable TV.
- These apartments are very relaxing and enjoyable, so come and relax at Osas, an oasis in the sun.
- This Villa is located within walking distance of the beach and historic Speightstown.
- Here you will find shopping convenient, with banking, restaurants and supermarkets nestled within the town.
- Maid service is provided twice a week.
We are Re-Location Specialist in the Caribbean island Barbados.
Apart from offering accomodation at Luxury Villas on the beautiful
West Coast, we also co-ordinate island tours, car rentals as well
as investments in prime property.
We have a great service called "Meet & Greet" where upon your arrival,
one of our representatives meets and greets you, then whisks you off to
your luxury villa in paradise.
There is much to see and do in Barbados, and we can design an
itenery tailor-made for you, maximising your experience of the rich cocktail
of culture, history, natural wonders and of course the friendly nationals.
About The Barbados
Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands, approximately 4hrs from
Unlike most of the other Caribbean islands,
Barbados is not volcanic, but predominatly coral based. The island water supply is sourced from
underground springs, and is filtered naturally
by limestone, and then treated by the local
Water Authority. What this means is that this is one of the few places in the world where there is absolutely no need to boil or filter the water. It can and should be enjoyed directly from the tap.
Due to the nature of its formation, Barbados is a relatively flat island, with its highest
point, Mount Hillaby, measuring in at 1,089ft. However, this also attributes to the
development of spectacular underground limestone caverns and caves, the most popular
being Harrison's Cave.
Most of the culture and heritage of the island is linked to the growing of sugar cane,
which is the island's main agricultural product. Initially a British colony, built by
African slaves, english is the official language, but is frequently substituted for a
dialect called bajan. The nationals are referred to as either Barbadians or Bajans.
Although Barbados may not be very visible on an atlas, it is recognised as the Number
One Developing Country, boasting a stable 350 year old government, a high standard
of Health Care as well as a strong socio-economic infrastructure. Education is available
up to tertiary level, virtually free of cost to all nationals.
The exchange rate between the US dollar and the Barbadian dollar is:
$1 US = $2 BDS
Barbados achieved independence in 1966 and is governed by a democratic government,
with elections being held every 5 years. Three political parties exist; The BLP (Barbados
Labour Party), The DLP (Democratic Labour Party) and the NDP (National Democratic
Of the many industries that have arisen, the main money earners are Agriculture and Tourism followed closely by Offshore-Banking and Infomation Technology Sevices.
Activities and Sports
There is much to satisfy your thirst for
adventure and sport in Barbados.
Cricket is the national sport, and many
international Test Cricket matches are
played at the infamous Kensinton Oval.
Golf has become a major sport in Barbados with the building of several world class
18 hole golf courses such as Royal Westmoreland and Sandy Lane Golf courses.
Other well supported sports include polo, water polo, squash, lawn tennis, table tennis,
hockey, surfing, windsurfing, rugby, track and field events, marathons,
netball basketball, horse racing,Tae Kwondo, Judo and Karate.
For those wishing to experience the natural wonders of the island, there's scuba
diving on numerous reefs, complete with ship wrecks, nature trails, cave tours,
submarine dives, and helicopter tours.
At night, dine at gourmet resturants serving both local and non local cuisines,
then dance the night away at one of numerous night clubs around the island.
Transportation is never an issue as the island is serviced by both a private and public transportation system as well as hundreds of taxis.
Crop Over / Kadooment
This is a 5 week festival starting on the
first Saturday in July, and ends on the
first Monday in August.
Crop Over is a celebration of the end
of the sugar cane harvest. A major aspect
of the festival is the Pic of De Crop
Calypso King competition, where
calypsonians vie for a crown and
recognition of producing the best calypso
music for the year.
The festival climaxes with a jump up
parade from the National Stadium to the
Spring Garden Highway, with participants
attired in brightly colored costumes, and
grouped into bands, dancing from early
morn to late evening, accompanied by
loud music on trailer trucks.
An easter festival of Opera, music and
theatre blended with golf, polo and cricket.
Barbados Jazz Festival
Occurs in January, and features internationally acclaimed jazz artistes such as Natalie Cole.
Other Festivals include:
Map: Where is the Barbados?
- GospelFest, De Congaline Carnival,
- Oistins Fish Festival,
- St. James Festival and NIFCA.