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The islands of the Caribbean all share the same magnificent ocean and wonderful weather, but each has its own distinct character. When you take a sports holiday in a tropical paradise, you experience the joy of participation in your chosen discipline under the most pleasurable of circumstances. Keen competition awaits teams in a variety of sports and local clubs are always happy to arrange fixtures. Sports Tour Packages - Order FREE Travel Brochure!

Caribbean golf

Golf

As the international focus on golf sharpened, the Caribbean realised that its infrastructure and climate ideally positioned the region to attract the world's golfers. As a result, championship golf courses in several of the islands offer the perfect synergy of top class facilities matched by luxury accommodation for rent or for sale.

Photo compliments of the Nation News

Cricket

Cricket in the West Indies, particularly test match cricket, draws legions of fans local, regional, and international. West Indians love their cricket and this passion ensures that visitors travelling in the Caribbean for a cricket holiday are assured of good play under sunny skies, a great combination.

Caribbean Polo

Polo

Polo was introduced to the islands during the colonial period of the 1800's, when officers and plantocracy would indulge in friendly matches. Today's polo is of a very high standard and fiercely competitive, as can be seen at any of the matches of The Barbados Polo Club, which hosts an annual calendar of regional and international matches.

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Sandy Lane

Throughout the Caribbean, the name Sandy Lane is synonymous with affluence and grandeur offering the perfect synergy of top class golf facilities and luxury accommodation. Seen here the Sandy Lane Golf Club with its breathtaking landscape and magnificent greens.

 

Sandy Lane Gold Cup 2006

Gold Cup

The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup has been one of the premier Caribbean racing events for the past 25 years.

Patrick Husbands crosses the finish line on Sharp Impact just ahead of stable-mate Zarad ridden by four-time Gold Cup winner Jonno Jones

Horse racing

Horse racing

Horse racing has had its passionate fans in the Caribbean for a long time with strong competition between Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica.

In Barbados the Sandy Lane Gold Cup is the highlight of the racing calendar and the event is publicised heavily on international sports channels.



 
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Rally Racing

Motorsports has an enthusiastic following, particularly in Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago as well as Barbados, where rally events attract thousands. Further Caribbean motor sports information pages are under construction.

 



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Football

In a region where cricket has traditionally had a stronghold, Football has gradually been making incursions into the consciousness of sports fans. Barbados is taking football seriously with an enthusiastic youth team that is doing well in international fixtures.

 

Volleyball

Volley Ball

Winning a set against the Barbados teams at the Caribbean Volleyball Championships is proving as difficult as getting a no-confidence motion passed against the Government.

Tennis

Tennis

In Barbados tennis courts can be found throughout the island and tennis is played competitively at all levels.

In Barbados Sugar Bay properties enjoy the facilities of the David and John Lloyd tennis village at Sugar Hill.

Banks Hockey

Hockey

The Banks Hockey Festival always lives up to its reputation as one of the best of its type in the world. Hosted annually at the Wildey Astroturf this years Festival promises to be as competitive as the ones before.

SPORTS NEWS

Digicel second Test against South Africa.

.Digicel second Test against South Africa.

A West Indies dream team has been brought to board, with Allen Stanford pushing the new Stanford 20/20 cricket project aimed at re-energising the game in the region.

The galaxy of stars - Sir Garry Sobers, Sir Viv Richards, Sir Everton Weekes, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Wes Hall, Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes, Richie Richardson, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose and Ian Bishop comprise the board of directors for the US$28 million project.

Barry Forde compliments of the Nation News

Cycling - Barry Forde

The impressive Barry Forde rode away with gold in the keirin at the Pan American Cycling Championships in Argentina delighting Keith Yearwood, president of the Barbados Cycling Union following his silver medal at the World Cycling Championships.


Brian Lara

Brian Lara

"It is time that we focus on what is necessary to return the West Indies to the day when we are ambassadors and widely admired in the world of cricket. In this millennium, we must rediscover the pride and the courage of the earlier years..."

 


Shiv Chanderpaul

Shiv Chanderpaul

It was a day to remember for the new-look West Indies cricket team. Wavell Wayne Hinds (right), spearheaded a fightback from the home team with an authoritative unbeaten 188 that crippled the South African bowling attack. < Read more>

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Music/Entertainment

Music in the Caribbean covers a wide spectrum. From an early age Caribbean children learn to appreciate calypso, soca and reggae, at school on occasions they are introduced to the classics and at church, music is the expression of joy and faith.

Sugar Bay  luxury Barbados real estate for sale

Real Estate

The Caribbean has responded to the need for lifestyle environmental real estate and there are several Caribbean luxury developments associated with golf, polo and tennis as well as retirement communities and marina developments featured in Caribzones' real estate.

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Water Sports holiday

The islands of the region offer the perfect location from which to enjoy a wide variety of watersports, both above and below the surface of the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.

Ecotourism

Eco tourism

The differing ecosystems in the Caribbean, encompassing everything from magnificent coral reefs to rain-forested volcanic slopes,
make it one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.

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LUXURY DEVELOPMENTS

Royal Westmoreland exudes a calming sense of peace and privacy, while at Gunsite, townhouse living is at its best.

For an inland development Millennium Heights offers elegant Barbadian living.

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Experience the luxury of Sandy Lane, the ultimate reward that is Port St Charles or a tropical dream come true at Sugar Hill and Sugar Bay seen above.

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Caribbean accommodation ranges from royal to rustic.

Barbados luxury beachfront real estate, click to view
Surround yourself with unadulterated style and elegance in a Barbados luxury villa or discover a quaint cottage perched right on the ocean's edge.

There are luxury golf properties for rent adjacent to world class Caribbean golf courses.



Luxury polo real estate, click to view Polo enthusiasts please note,there is land for sale on Polo Ridge as well as luxury Polo villas for rent.

If tennis is your game there are luxury villas with private tennis courts for rent and for sale throughout the Caribbean.

Although famous for magnificent beaches the lush interior of the various Caribbean islands is also becoming popular for properties to purchase or rent, including Plantation houses in Barbados.

Caribbean music and entertainment

Caribzones offers international exposure in exchange for local presence The music of the Caribbean embraces many genres. You will find calypso, soca, salsa, jazz, rock and reggae with music festivals in many of the islands. There is no shortage of nightlife in the larger islands with entertainment ranging from back-in-time parties to live groups in fun bars. There are also many good restaurants offering 'Haute Caribbean cuisine' as well as local fare.

Caribbean watersports

From the north to the south of the Caribbean sailors can enjoy the thrill of the challenge or the relaxation of calm, clear waters.

Carriacou luxury yacht for rental

For the perfect Grenadines sailing experience cast off from St. Vincent and sail to Mustique or cruise over to Bequia. . Enjoy a sailing regatta in Grenada and discover the unspoilt neighbouring island of Carriacou. . Further north, Antigua is a popular destination for sailing week.

Watersports enthusiasts enjoy the Caribbean every which way. Kite surfers soar above the waves,

and wherever off-shore breezes are to be found there you will find the windsurfers revelling in the fact that no wetsuits need to be worn!

Click on the photo to share the fun day at the Barbados Virgin Birdman contest 2004!

Barbados Virgin Birdman 2003 competition


Still above the water there are plenty of good surfing spots in the Caribbean mostly on the Atlantic side of the islands where the surf breaks a good distance from the shore.


The waters are also welcoming to divers. who appreciate the variety of wall, drift, reef and wreck dives.

Photograph compliments of Zeds Surf Travel

 

Caribbean ecotourism & conservation

Caribbean conservation As the islands of the Caribbean develop sustainable practices, Caribzones is pleased to be associated with all forms of Caribbean ecotourism. Click on photo

A coast to be proud of which is valued, appreciated and safeguarded as a place to live, work and relax; a place where development and use of resources will be sustainable, and where the natural environment is protected and enhanced to keep its essential and unique place in the Barbadian heritage.

Let's all play our part to protect our coastal and marine environment.

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Barbados west coast baach
Caribbean ecotourism Visit the whale breeding area off Dominica for the heart-warming pleasure of whale and dolphin watching. Hike the nature trails of St. Vincent, or discover wonderful species of tropical birds in St. Lucia

Experience the diversity of rainforests and arid plains, bubbling volcano lakes and cascading waterfalls that the Caribbean has to offer! !

 
 
     


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