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TRAVEL AWARE – STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY ABROAD (foreign office travel advice)

Stretch Out on the Sand or Surf the Waves

The small resort of Hastings on Barbados' south west coast is a stunning white sand and clear sea combo.

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Discover fine architecture and balconied colonial buildings...

Perfect for kicking back and relaxing, holidays in Hastings are a far cry from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Days spent dwindling around these sparkling shores are all about taking it easy, whether it be lazing on a sun lounger, sipping back a mojito or dining out in style. What better way to unwind than to slip on your shades, apply some sun cream and drift the day away with your head tucked up in a good book?

Situated a mere 5km from Barbados' capital, Bridgetown, this charming resort is the perfect base to top-up your tan and see some real Barbados. For those with serious shopaholic instincts, spend the day in Bridgetown and shop til you drop! Be prepared to splash the cash and head down Broad Street where you'll find department stores, craft shops and those good old duty-free goods! Saunter through this pretty ancient city and discover fine architecture and balconied colonial buildings mixed with contemporary, brash office blocks. Whilst on your holidays to Hastings, don't miss out on a wander round the Barbados Museum where you can unravel the islands interesting history.

Places to Visit

Walk from Hastings Beach to Rockley Beach

Walk along the coastline from Hastings to Rockley, this wooden walkway connects the two resorts' beaches and is perfect for an afternoon stroll. Along the way, you'll spy a cute, white painted bandstand, a kids' play area and a picnic spot with benches. If you can, make the return journey at sunset – the views are fantastic.

Explore an exciting underwater world...

You shouldn't find it hard to fall into the laid-back swing of things on your Hastings holidays, but if your energetic inclinations take over, head to the neighbouring resort of Rockley where its vast array of adrenaline-pumping water sports at Accra Beach will do just the trick. Being one of Barbados' most popular beaches, Accra sees guests flocking to try their hand at jet skiing, boogie boarding and windsurfing.

Life in the underwater world is just as exciting, slip on your snorkel mask and delve into the depths of these crystal clear blue waters where colourful fish scatter the seabed and flit from reef to reef. Nightlife is just one of the highlights you'll experience whilst on your holidays to Hastings, boasting a sprinkling of bars and restaurants, Hastings can keep even the best party-goer going. For a change of scenery, head over to Bridgetown for even more bars and entertainment or for an even wilder night on the tiles, take a taxi over to the party capital of the island, St Lawrence Gap, only a five minute drive away, this part central will have you stepping in time to the Caribbean beat in no time!

Location of Hastings

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