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MainTour Caribbean Vacation Network presents coverage of the best area destinations, attractions, resorts, recreational activities and special events. We greatly appreciate your support by making us your first choice for booking all of your vacation plans - lodging, travel, gift shopping, Adventuresd tours and more. More tourism profiles are being added regularly so be sure to check the What's New in The Caribbean for updates. The Caribbean is an exotic vacation playground packed with romantic getaways and recreational adventures.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Maxwell Coast Road, Christchurch, ,
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Overlooking the emerald Caribbean Sea on the liveliest beach in Barbados, Bougainvillea Beach Resort is a 2.5 acre island paradise that sits amid a lush tropical garden. The Bougainvillea has 100 Luxury, ocean, garden and pool facing suites all with kitchens. The property offers two swimming pools, one with swim-up bar. Other features include a Beach Shop, Beauty Salon, Business Center, floodlit tennis court with Conference Room, kids club and babysitting services.


Region Overview

Barbados is an independent soveriegn country of the Commonwealth. The Queen of England also serves as the Queen of Barbados and is represented by the Governor-General.

The original inhabitants of the island were probably Arawak indians whose ruins and artifacts date back to 400 B.C. They were conquered by the warlike Caribs who then reigned on the island for some 300 years.

This island was discovered by Portuguese explorer Pedro a Campos in 1536 who named it Barbados - The Bearded Ones probably in reference to the many banyan trees on the island.

The British were the first Europeans to settle the island beginning in the 1600's. They introduced the sugar plantation economy which was able to survive the abolition of slavery in 1834. Barbados served as the territorial capital for Windward Islands before becoming a separate colony in 1885.

Bridgetown was founded in 1628 by 64 British settlers. Today it is home to nearly 100,000 Bajans. Holetown is Barbados oldest British Settlement, sitting on the west coast.

Unlike its neighbors that saw much conflict, Barbados enjoyed 339 years of strife-free uninterrupted British rule before becoming an independent Commonwealth country in 1966. Bajans are proud to retain and show their British heritage.

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Secret Caribbean
Hideaways of the Rich & Famous By Brooke Comer
A unique guide to celebrity-style vacations for a real-person price, with an impressive selection of places to stay. Most of the establishments detailed here can be expensive or they can be affordable - depending on whether you take de Nero's eight-room villa or a one-bedroom apartment next door at one-tenth the price. Star-spotting visitors will delight in the accurate listings of where to find the big names - the nightclubs and restaurants, the resorts and hideaways.


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Grand Barbados Beach Resort
Aquatic Gap PO Box 639, Bridgetown, ,
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The closest hotel to historic Bridgetown, the Grand Barbados is a luxury-class resort located on the crystal shores of Carlisle Bay. Dining choices include the elegant schooner restaurant w/panaramic views on our private 2600 ft pier, or the relaxing atmosphere of the Pier 1 restaurant only a sandal step from the beach. State of the art business centre featuring two workstations with Internet access. Exciting night life is only moments away.

Allamanda Beach Hotel
W P O 3 Hastings, Christ Church, , W14
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All Rooms Include Fully Equipped Kitchenette With Stove and Toaster, Dining Table and Chairs, Patio or Balcony With Ocean View.

Southern Palms Hotel
St Lawrence Gap, Christchurch, ,
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Its 92 accommodations, ranging from standard twins to luxurious two and one half room suites, feature delightful European decor. In addition to the beach, recreational offerings include two fresh water swimming pools, free watersports, and two lighted tennis courts. Additional activitites are planned daily by the social staff. The open-air restaurant, overlooking the beach, features West Indian and continental cuisine.

Mango Bay Hotel & Beach Club
Second Ave, Holetown St James Barbado, ,
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Mango Bay Enjoys an Oceanfront Setting in Fashionable Holetown On the West Coast of Barbados. Elegant Yet Friendly, Relaxing Yet Lively, It is Perfect For Those Seeking the Convenience of an All Inclusive Beach Vacation Combined With the Personal Service of a Smaller Resort.

Angler Apartments
Clarke*s Rd.#1 Derricks, Saint James, , 170207
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Angler offers a small group ambiance, where tranquility, peace and calm surround you. Angler is for people wishing to avoid impersonal resorts with activities that invade their privacy. Superb hospitality. Service is the priority-friendly, professional and yet discreet... Relax in our gardens and inhale the scent of tropical fruits and plants, the ideal setting to rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. Transform your being to a place of calm and relaxation with daily yoga and meditation class.

Almond Beach Village
St Peter, Saint Peter, , 0
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All inclusive resort on a mile long sandy beach. Hotel offers 9 freshwater swimming pools, menu dining, private seating, entertainment, watersports and room service (lunch and dinner).

Club Rockley Barbados
P O Box 35w, Worthing WI, ,
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Set in 70 Acres of Tropical Parkland, in the South Shore Area of Barbados Known As Worthing, W/200 Rooms and Suites Laid Out in 7 Small Low Rise, 2 Floor, Villages or Clusters 6 of the Clusters Have Their Own Swimming Pool in a Private Garden Setting.

Edgewater Inn
Bathsheba, St Joseph, Barbados
Greetings from Bathsheba, Barbados! The landmark Edgewater Inn welcomes you to the natural side of Barbados - the dramatic east coast. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, a nine-mile beach, national park, river and 85-acre rain forest, the Edgewater Inn is a nature lover's and photographer's paradise! It's a place to rediscover romance. It's more than a getaway - it's an escape!


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