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          Elegance with a Twist

          Posted in Travel Writing, Barbados by Jan Locke on 26th Jan 2017

          Set on Barbados’ legendary beaches, the Elegant Hotel Group’s five distinctive hotels offer individual styles to suit every taste; from classic to contemporary, family-friendly to adult-only and traditional to all-inclusive. To enhance guest’s stays and to showcase Barbadian heritage, Elegant Hotels have developed a range of fantastic authentic island experiences at their luxury resorts Colony Club, The House, Tamarind, Crystal Cove and Turtle Beach.


          Tamarind by Elegant Hotels
          Hidden Treasures Island Tour – Discover the rich history of Barbados and take in the sights and scenery of some of Barbados’ key landmarks and attractions including picturesque Bottom Bay Beach, Codrington College, Historic Garrison and St. John’s Church. (Subject to charge)

          Colony Club by Elegant Hotels
          Colony Island Safari - This complimentary scenic island tour takes guests to the picturesque East Coast of the island with stops at Bathsheba, Cherry Tree Hill and a local rum shop as well as the magnificent St Nicholas Abbey and Hunte's Garden. (Entrance fee to St Nicholas Abbey & Hunte's Gardens are chargeable)

          Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels
          Rum Shop initiation – It is said there is a rum shop on every corner of Barbados and that liming (Bajan slang for relaxing) at a local village rum shop is an essential part of the Bajan experience. Crystal Cove staff will coach guests on how to ‘lime’ by teaching them rum shop games such as dominoes, a national obsession in Barbados. Guests will also drink rum based forfeits and sample local rum shop snacks.

          Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels
          Pepperpot Culinary Tour – Guests will visit Hastings Farmers Market with locally grown organic vegetables, produce, arts and crafts and more, then onto Oistins Fishing Village for a first-hand look at the fishing village by day. The tour concludes with a live cooking demo at Turtle Beach featuring Barbados’ national dish, Cou-Cou & Flying Fish. 

          The House by Elegant Hotels
          Cooking Demonstration – Guests will enjoy a weekly interactive cooking demonstration. The sessions teach new and exciting ways to prepare dishes with hands on experience by assisting in making the meals.