Barbados tourism accounts for more than half of the economy’s growth. Yearly, Barbados holidays entertain more than half a million island guests and another half a million cruise ship touring passengers-a total of more than 1 million visitors a year. What is good about it is that more than 25% of the tourists that spent their break in the island keep coming back year after year. More than 11,000 are employed in the tourism industry. Politically and geographically speaking, Barbados is divided into 11 different parishes namely Christ Church, Saint Andrew, Saint George, Saint James, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Lucy, Saint Michael, Saint Peter, Saint Philip and Saint Thomas.
Of the 11 above-mentioned parishes, Christ Church houses the The Crane Beach-which was cited by the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” to be one of the ten best beaches in the world. Crane has also become a favorite spot of most Hollywood celebrities and important sports personalities. It was built in 1887, and since then the picturesque resort has been developed to become he finest in the whole of Caribbean and the planet. Food, white pink sand, romantic sense of seclusion, sunny weather, world class hotel accommodation, vibrant night life, azure waters and friendly people-these are the things that Crane can offer every guest during their Barbados holidays.
Grantley Adams International Airport id also situated in Christchurch; arguably one of the most important ports in the island. Grantley caters to more than 2 million passengers yearly and has modern facilities to greet the vacationers each time. Here, people can avail of direct flights to and from United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
Night life is perhaps one of the main attractions of this parish, for one gleaming reason-St. Lawrence Gap is here. St. Lawrence Gap is a long stretch of bars, restaurants and music lounges that come alive as the sun sets. Tourists enjoy the finest rum in the world, cocktails, good food, jazz and reggae music, theatrical plays and more. A stay in the island would not be complete without dropping by this place and savoring the goodness of one of the liveliest night life at the Caribbean.
Still in Christ Church, families and kids would surely enjoy a visit to the Ocean Park during their Barbados holidays. Here, hundreds of sea creatures can be seen. The colorful marine life and vibrant movements of these creatures will leave your children craving for more. After that, the family can head straight in Chancery Lane Swamp. Chancery Lane Swamp is another gift of Mother Nature to the island. Not too far is the Graeme Hall nature Sanctuary which is a famed tourist mangrove attraction within Christ Church. Meet and greet with exotic animals like Scarlet libis, Flamingos, parrots and hundreds of other captive birds.
Before going back to the hotel or resort, drop by one of the oldest school in the parish-The Christ Church Foundation School which was built in 1809.