What could be more wonderful this winter than a longstay vacation in the Barbados? If you’re retired, you’ve got more than a week or two to spare, why not try somewhere new for this year’s long stay holiday?

Set in the eastern Caribbean Sea, the Barbados is an independent member nation of the British Commonwealth. Bridgetown is the capital city, dotted with colonial buildings and hosting a port which greets the many cruise ships touring the Caribbean. The Island offers plenty of white sand beaches, botanical gardens, and golf courses. According to World Bank statistics, Barbados population sits at 285,719 people. Its currency is the Barbadian dollar. If flying to the Barbados, you will fly into Grantley Adams International Airport, the only airport on the Island.

We think Saint James in the Barbados is the perfect stopping off point for a longstay Barbados vacation. Where to stay for more than a couple of days? We suggest the All Seasons Resort Barbados, a relaxing 3 star hotel resort sitting on 4.5 acres of land, set in a peaceful location on the west coast of the Island. You will stay in a 750 sq. ft. private apartment or cottage with a private patio, close to the azure waters of the beach, surrounded by lovely green palm trees.

Each apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, stove, oven, microwave and fridge which is perfect for a long stay vacation. If one is staying in a foreign place for more than a few days, a kitchen or kitchenette where you can prepare your own food is a must-have.

For those who don’t want to have to cook, there is a restaurant overlooking the gardens and fresh water swimming pool at this resort called the Barbados Indian restaurant, Asian Spice. The restaurant serves traditional Mughlai cuisine – a style of cook which hails from India.

Nearby in the town of Holetown, there is a beach, supermarket, boutique shops, bars and restaurants located just a brief walk away from the resort. There is also a shuttle bus which runs on a schedule which can take you to the shops and restaurants of Holetown. Rental cars are also available.

This stunning resort in the Barbados is also a winner of a number of awards. In 2014, the All Seasons Resort won the “Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association Hotel of the Year.”  The All Seasons Resort has also received a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.

Amenities to keep you entertained while on your longstay vacation includes: the swimming pool in lush tropical gardens, a hotel bar, free shuttle bus services, free local phone calls, wireless internet in the public areas, internet in the business center/library, free parking, and a fitness center.

Nearby activities include relaxing at the beach, shopping, a visit to the Folkestone Marine Park, tennis, or a visit to the nearby church, the St. James Parish Church in Holetown. For the avid golfer, there are the greens at the Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course or world class golf on the course at the Royal Westmoreland Beach Resort.  The Barbados, after all, is a golf paradise.

Some deals can be found by booking directly with the All Seasons Resort hotel. If you book a longterm stay of five or more days directly from the hotel’s website, the hotel offers a free breakfast. Early booking also has an advantage – an apartment cottage is available for a special rate of $167.00 US per night or for travel between April 16 to December 15, 2019 a special rate of $85.00 US.  Merit Vacations also offers longstay vacations at this Barbados resort, in February for $4,985 per person.

To books your longstay vacation in the Barbados directly with the All Seasons Resort Barbados hotel, visit their website at www.allseasonsresort.bb.

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