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St Peter is one of the eleven parishes (or districts) of Barbados, and is located in the north west of the gorgeous Caribbean holiday island. As well as the gorgeous beaches and millionaires’ mansions of the Platinum Coast, the parish of St Peter boasts rolling, green hills, elegant colonial buildings such as Arlington House and St Nicholas Abbey, and the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, where you can see the local Barbados Green Monkeys in the wild. It’s also home to the charming port of Speightstown, the second-largest town on Barbados, which still preserves much of its historic architecture intact and oozes quiet, laid-back charm.
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For a taste of rum head to St Nicholas Abbey, monkey around at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve and shop 'til you drop in Speightstown
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Your guide to St Peter holidays
Top attractions in the parish of St Peter include magnificent beaches – among them Mullins Beach and Heywoods Beach – which, like most of the west coast beaches on Barbados, are notable for their fine, white sand and calm, turquoise waters. Many of the beaches are quieter than those found on the south of the island, so you’ll be able to soak up that unique Caribbean chilled-out vibe in peace. The pretty port town of Speightstown has lots of shops and cafés, along with the grand colonial mansion of Arlington House and, on the edge of town, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Head into the rolling hills to visit the handsome mansion of St Nicholas Abbey, now a rum distillery, and Farley Hill, which has been converted into a beautiful national park.
There are some stunning beaches to be found in St Peter, which is one of only two parishes (districts) on the island that extend from coast to coast. So, on the west coast, you’ll find the classic Caribbean strands of white sand, with palm trees and azure waters, while, on the east (Atlantic) coast there are a couple of wild and panoramic bays. The most popular beaches near Speightstown are bustling Mullins Beach and quieter Heywoods Beach, which are both gorgeous stretches of golden sand, with fantastic amenities including sunbeds and parasols for rent, plus plenty of places to eat and drink. Both beaches are great for snorkelling, and there are lots of options for other water sports at Mullins Beach.
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