HOLETOWN, BARBADOS’ FIRST ENGLISH SETTLEMENT

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HOLETOWN, BARBADOS’ FIRST ENGLISH SETTLEMENT

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The West Coast of Barbados is known for its luxury cuisine and shopping centres, but there’s much more history to it. At the centre of it all is Holetown, the first English settlement in Barbados, dating all the way back to the 1620s. First known as Jamestown, Holetown has since become a social hub with activity brimming from sunrise and through the night.

During the day, arts, crafts and food can be found in one of the Chattel House Village shops. For those looking for nightlife, bars like Red Door and Jamestown in 2nd Street provide an endless source of fun, especially on weekends.

The provenance of Holetown is celebrated every year in February during the Holetown Festival. This year, patrons enjoyed a week-long spectacle including a Street Parade put on by locals groups such as Dancin’ Africa, Dynasty Cheer Academy and Barrack Stilt Walkers.

Visit Holetown today and witness the diverse history of Barbados’ first settlement.