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Our villas are nestled on beautiful grounds surrounded by lush tropical plants and flowers. Villa Riana awaits your arrival! We are located on the southern coast of the island and situated in a quiet, friendly, family oriented neighborhood. We are a perfect balance between relaxation and enjoyment of all the fun Barbados has to offer since every convenience desirable is only minutes away, and getting there is within walking distance or a short taxi ride way. Our beaches with their gleaming golden sands await you, and they are only a leisurely seven minute stroll away. Many fun-filled services are available right on the beaches including:- Banana Boating, Glass Bottom Boating, Jet Skiing, Water Skiing and Parasailing. St. Lawrence Gap, one of the major entertainment areas on the island, offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, bars and night clubs to enjoy. Oistins, home of the famous “Friday Night Fish Fry” is not to be missed, enjoy the freshest fish, food, drinks and live entertainment.
Here white sands are kissed by the gentle waves of the turquoise Caribbean sea. It’s a lovely spot for sunbathing and strolling the beach. With its calm waters, Pebbles Beach is a favourite for children.
Pebbles Beach overlooks Carlisle Bay, whose 6 shipwrecks make it a popular spot for scuba diving and snorkeling.
The calm waters in this bay provide perfect conditions for stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.
Sailing is another very popular activity here and you’ll often see the bay dotted with sailing vessels from catamarans to luxury yachts. These are generally slightly to the north of Pebbles beach.
Pebbles Beach is also a favourite with Barbados race horses! Nearly every morning, grooms bring the horses from their nearby stables at the Garrison to bathe in these waters. It is particularly therapeutic for those recovering from injury.
As a coastal town, Oistins played a significant role as a trans-shipment point for sugar and other crops grown at nearby plantations.
In 1652 at The Mermaid Tavern in Oistins, the Charter of Barbados was signed between Oliver Cromwell’s representative and the Governor of Barbados who remained loyal to the King. The Charter guaranteed Barbados colonists rights and privileges unheard of in any other colony, including rights to their land and local control of taxation. The agreement followed a months-long stand-off and blockade of the island