West Coast Mall
Duty-Free Shopping on the west coast with everything you need under the sun. A variety of services for health, beauty, men, women, kids as well as a food court and lots more.
Sunset Crest Shopping Mall
This mall offers Duty-free Shopping at its best, with a variety of other services for everyone.
The Chattel Village
There are two such shopping villages on the island that are fashioned after the quaint chattel house. One located in St. Lawrence Gap and the other in Holetown, both with a variety of shops and products. This cluster of chattel shops offers something for everyone, from T shirts to gift items and local souvenirs.
Limegrove Shopping Mall
This is the most stylish shopping centre on the island to shop, dine, and lime for both visitors and locals.
HISTORIC INTEREST IN THE HOLETOWN AREA AND NEARBY:
First and Second Street Holetown:
These were the first two streets to be built in Barbados, and as the main nightlife strip on the west coast, this area can boast popularity with both visitors and locals alike offering a variety of restaurants and bars complimented by local entertainment.
Directions: Just north of Holetown Monument
St James Fort/The Hole Fort - Now the Holetown Police Station and Post Office:
This was the first major fortification in Barbados and is now the oldest Law and Justice facility in Barbados. The now Police Station was originally part of the gunners' quarters of Orange Fort (Speightstown). On this site you can see an 18th Century Archway at the entrance of the Station and the ruins of the fort behind the buildings. The St James Fort once protected Holetown and its coastal areas. A bit of wall and a couple iron cannons remain on location.
Directions: Located in the area of the Holetown monument at the now Police Station and Post Office.
Porters Plantation - Later Church Point House - Now Folkestone House:
Porters Plantation was the site for one of Barbados Forts in the 1600's and was the home of many generations of the Alleyne Family, who were elite members of the plantocracy and political society.
God's Little Acre - Now stands the St James Parish Church
'God's Acre' as some called it was Barbados' first place of worship. More info
Directions: North of Holetown Monument - next to Folkestone Marine Park
Powell's Plantation - Now Mount Standfast
The home of the first Governor of Barbados, Henry Powell
Directions: Travel west along the Westmoreland to Porters Road
Indian River Plantation - Now Lascelles Plantation
This is said to be the first English plantation in Barbados. The name 'Lascelles' dates back to when Lord Lascelles, the great grandfather of Queen Victoria, lived here.
The Lascelles House originally part of the Plantation is occasionally featured in the Barbados National Trust Open House Programme. The house is gracefully furnished with antiques and a wonderful collection of paintings and sculptures, as well as prints depicting naval history. It is also surrounded by nearly 3 acres of gardens, the total effect is spectacular.
Directions: From Holetown, turn inland at St. James Methodist Church. The house is less than a mile up this road in Lascelles Cul de Sac.
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