WEST COAST
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The capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, Barbados' first settlement, Holetown and the first major port and commercial centre of Barbados, Speightstown, are all situated on the west coast of the island.Located on the west coast of the island between Speightstown and Barbados' capital, Bridgetown, Holetown was Barbados' first settlement. Every February Holetown hosts the Holetown Festival.
Speightstown was the first major port and commercial centre of Barbados. Falling into disrepair and neglected over the years it has now been revived and is the home of a brand new luxury marina development.

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The most popular tourist season is February to May; when the climate is cooler and drier. The average annual temperature is 27 degress celcius, with an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine recorded a year.

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The Grantley Adams airport is the island's international airport, which is about an hour away. Note that a temporary driving permit is required if you wish to use a hire car.

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There are excellent hotels and restaurants in the area as well as an art gallery, and some fine examples of original Barbados architecture. Barbados has numerous lovely beaches many of which have excellent conditions for windsurfing, surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. The best time for windsurfing is from November to June at Maxwell and Silver Sands, while surfing is best at the Soup Bowl, South Point and Rockley Beach. The island is has good walking conditions and it also possible to hire horses at Mullins Bay.

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