Mangoes self-catering villas in Barbados in the Caribbean
 
Self-catering Holiday Villa near the beach on the West Coast of Barbados in the Caribbean
Mangoes self-catering villas in Barbados in the Caribbean

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Mangoes self-catering villas in Barbados in the Caribbean
 

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Bottom Bay, Barbados

A variety of beaches to choose from

Eat out in exotic locations

Enjoy the many local interest attractions

Although it is only 21 miles long by 14 wide, Barbados is a "big-little" island, with a tremendous variety of things to see and do!

The coastline divides naturally into three parts:-

Long Beach on the South Coast of Barbados

  1. The East is mostly wild and scenic with huge Atlantic waves pounding the beaches, ideal for sightseeing and photo-opportunities but not recommended for swimming!
  2. The West (our bit, also the chosen venue for nearly all of the top-class hotels and many luxury villas, which house the rich and famous) has much calmer waters and is ideal for swimming and snorkelling (the Folkestone Underwater National Park is right opposite Mangoes).
  3. The South Coast Beaches have much less calm waters than the West, but are mostly still safe for bathing. The pace of life is quicker here and nightlife generally noisier especially in "St. Lawrence Gap".

Attractions

Cove near Mangoes in BarbadosThere are too many visitor venues to list all but we would strongly recommend that you see Harrison's Cave, Bathsheba (incredible coastline), Andromeda Botanical Gardens (lunch at the Hibiscus Café while you are there!) and the Flower Forest. You could visit a Rum Distillery or the Malibu Centre and you can get to the capital, Bridgetown, by bus - it can be quite an experience to see how many people they can cram on board!!! Or get away from it all; try finding some of the lovely, unspoilt beaches illustrated and take a picnic!

Activities

Beach Club Pool, just across the road from MangoesBack at Mangoes on our own West Coast, as well as enjoying the swimming pool just across the road, you can swim, snorkel, dive (the dive-school is just 150 metres away), water-ski, jet-ski or para-glide. For more sedate enjoyment, you can take a trip in a glass-bottomed boat or catamaran, cruise on the "Jolly Roger" or even go underwater in the Atlantis submarine.

Eating Out

If you want to dine out you can walk from Mangoes to many restaurants and bars in less than five minutes. The area has every sort of eating out available, from (good) fast food at economical prices to fine dining. Prices are generally reasonable by UK/USA standards and you can easily dine "beachfront" without paying a fortune! Old "Holetown", two streets within easy walking distance, is the home of a wide selection of establishments serving food and drink. Cocomos restaurant near Mangoes

Getting Around

Make sure that you get around the Island! Car hire is strongly recommended; you can reserve this from home (we find that www.barbadoscar.com can give a good deal). Alternatively, our Manager can help you once you have arrived.

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Contact Mangoes

Cath & Ian Mills
Katerina's Guest House
Sun Buildings
High Street, Rothbury
Northumberland
NE65 7TQ
Mangoes self-catering villas in Barbados in the Caribbean

Telephone:
+44 (0)1669 620691

E-mail:
cath@self-catering-barbados.com

 
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