April 11, 2017
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WATCHING TURTLES COME TO LIFE – A MUST SEE

The Hawksbill turtle is an endangered species in Barbados and regularly found in the south coast waters of the island. During nesting season, the turtle leaves the sea to find an area to lay her eggs. She digs a pit in the sand and then lays her eggs before returning to the sea, leaving her buried eggs behind. They will hatch in about 60 days. When she comes to shore to lay her eggs, the Turtle Watch hotline is called and volunteers come out and mark the spot of the nest. Approximately 60 days later little baby turtles come to life, and it’s a sight to behold. Some babies make their way into the sea but some get lost and gravitate towards light. Everyone present goes into action to rescue these beautiful little creatures by picking them up and putting them in a bucket until the volunteers come to safely […]
February 28, 2017
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DOVER BEACH HOTEL – HOW IT BEGAN

It takes vision, confidence, and strong business acumen to take the plunge into the hospitality industry in Barbados in 1977 and build an operation from the ground up. Award winning Barbadian hotelier, Robert Jeffrey Kinch, did exactly that when he conceived, constructed and opened this hotel 40 years ago, with 27 rooms. “Jeff”, as he is affectionately known, was a young soldier in the British Army serving in Aden, Canada, Germany, Malaysia and Thailand. He returned to his beloved Barbados in 1969 convinced he could make an important contribution to the further development of his birthplace. His effective management skills, plethora of knowledge and invaluable contribution to his country, earned him the respect of his hospitality industry colleagues and several awards including the Member of the British Empire (MBE) in Queen Elizabeth’s 2013 New Year honours. His effervescent, warm personality and wit, endeared him to his staff. There are employees […]
February 28, 2017
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

So many times we are asked: What are the advantages of staying at Dover Beach Hotel? The truth is, there are many adequate answers to this question, but location would have to be at the top of our list of answers. We are located at the eastern end of St Lawrence Gap, the epicentre of entertainment in Barbados. It’s the hot spot of night life in Barbados and extremely popular with visitors and locals alike. Being within walking distance of the Gap is naturally a tremendous benefit to our hotel guests. You can take your pick from the wide range of restaurants, cafes, bars, night spots with live entertainment with varying price points and appeal. What this means, is that there is something for the young and the young at heart. The Gap is also a multi-purpose environment with a cricket/football playing field with flood lights allowing for night games, […]