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Paynes Bay, Barbados

by Frances Stanford - Helium: "Paynes Bay is one of the most popular beaches on the island of Barbados for obvious reasons. Its stretch of white sand is lapped by warm, calm waters that make this area a great one for swimming, especially for families with small children. However, these reasons also add up to crowds, but there is plenty of space for all to play in the sand or set up your lounge chair and take in the warmth of the sun.
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Holetown, Barbados

by Frances Stanford - Helium: "What is now the town of Holetown on Barbados was the site of the first landing of English settlers on this island in 1625. It was originally called Jamestown in honor of the King of England at the time – James 1. The settlers had not originally planned to come to this island, but their ship was blown off course as they were on their way back to England from South America. As the population increased, the small channel, known as the Hole, was one where ships could easily be unloaded and cleaned. The many ships using this service led to the change in the name from Jamestown to Holetown.
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Enjoy Barbados like a Local

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Seeing the sights and taking in all the tourism offerings of a destination is fine for first-time visitors, but once you become more familiar with a place it’s natural to want to look beyond the brochure and discover more authentic experiences on your holidays. If you’re looking for a flavour of the ‘real’ Barbados when visiting the Caribbean island, consulting a little local knowledge can go a long way to helping you blend in and enriching your travels. Related articles by ZemantaSurfing Barbados - paradise found (dailystoke.com)Barbados! (tobiasbuckell.com)