A whole cornucopia of beautiful sights and sites await those who are planning on getting Barbados travel hotel accommodations in or near the northern area of the island. Here is a list of some of the most beautiful places in the north coast that no tourist should ever miss.
Speightstown – This old Barbadian town in the North West used to be a major port in the Caribbean. It was also a major fishing town. The old country charm is very apparent with the quaint balconied houses and buildings that really bring out the character of the old town. There are some nice beaches, quaint restaurants, and great places to shop.
The Light House at Harrison Point – This is another historic site in the island that is popular among photographers. One might have to really ask around St. Lucy parish and driving along some dirt roads before one finds it, but it is worth it for those interested. The place is famous for its breathtaking view of the tip of the northern coast.
The Gallery of Caribbean Art – Visitors who are already in Speightstown and is interested in Caribbean art would surely find this museum to be an important place that exhibits the region’s best art. The museum plays host to many art exhibits all year featuring the best sculptures, photographs, and paintings from Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, and other neighboring areas.
St. Lucy’s Church – The Church of St. Lucy is one of the history six original parish churches in the island. It was erected as early as 1629. At first, the church was made of wood, but in time and because of weather related disasters, the church was rebuild. In 1741 the church was finally built in its stone structure. The final Georgian inspired architecture of the building was done on the year 1837. The building has a magnificent tower and it is build from sawn rock.
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve – People who have rented Barbados travel hotel rooms in the north know that the northern coast of the island has always been known for the raw wild nature and beauty. That is why the wildlife reserve is located here. Going inside is like entering a scenic forest of meandering footpaths that go through the beautiful reserve. Here, many of the island’s natural and introduced species are housed. Barbadian green monkeys, land tortoises, pelicans, brocket dear, otters, peacocks, and agouti are just a few. There is also an aviary with stunning birds. One must be warned though that this is a reserve, not a zoo. One must have the proper respect for the animal’s natural habitat.
Pico Teneriffe – Those who want to have one or perhaps the most beautiful view of nature in the island should go to Pico Teneriffe also known as cove bay. The sweeping land and seascape view goes as far out as Ragged Point in the eastern coast. One will be greeted by the sight of cliff ledges in a very cavernous cove that is dotted by peaceful casuarinas tropical trees. This is definitely one of the best reasons for people who rent Barbados travel hotel accommodations in the north.