Parish of Christ Church

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Christ Church is located on the south coast of Barbados and is where you will find the majority of restaurants, bars, hotels, and tourist attractions.

When you arrive in Barbados, it will be either by air or sea. If it is by air, then you will land at Grantley Adams International Airport, which is in the parish of Christ Church. Located next door to the airport is the Barbados Concorde Experience, here in Barbados we are lucky enough to have one of the Concorde aircraft since its retirement. For further information, click on the link about the Barbados Concorde Experience at the bottom of this page.

When you make your way down from the airport, you may pass through the fishing village of Oistins, which is renowned for its Friday night fish fry; a social gathering of both tourists and locals who get together to enjoy great cooked fish and a few glasses of rum.

There are some great beaches in Christ Church. If you are looking for water sports action, then you can head to Long Beach, which is excellent for kite surfing, or Silver Rock and Silver Sands, which are both excellent for windsurfing. If you want to surf on the south, then head to Freights Bay by the South Point Lighthouse.

If you just fancy swimming then you can go to one of many beaches, all of which have white sand and are suitable for sea bathing. Some of the popular ones are Miami Beach, Accra Beach, Sandy Beach, or Dover Beach. Or even go up to the Aquatic Centre at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, where there is an Olympic size pool for the more dedicated swimmer.

If golf is your chosen sport, then you can enjoy playing at one of two locations in Christ Church. There is an excellent course at Rockley Golf and Country Club, and this parish is also home to the Barbados Golf Club.

There are also plenty of tourist attractions in this parish, such as the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, which is a beautiful place to wander around and get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy south coast streets. For a unique experience, you might like to go to the Globe Drive-In, where you can either watch the latest films from the comfort of your car or take a picnic and layout under the stars while you watch the movie.

If you would like to visit one of the Anglican churches in this parish, then you could go to Christ Church Parish Church, which is famous for the moving coffins inside the Chase family vault. Five members of this family died within the same decade. When the first coffin was laid in the vault, it is reported that a couple of years later when a second family member died, they opened to the vault and found the first coffin had moved, the second coffin was laid to rest and the vault sealed.

Some years later, when another family member died, they opened the vault again and found that both coffins had moved back. When this happened for the fourth time, all the coffins were relocated. Other churches in the parish are St. Patrick’s Church and St. David’s Church.

If you want a great meal, then you can enjoy fine dining at many south coast locations, please see the list below. And if you are looking for a party, then head to St. Lawrence Gap – for more information on what can be found in the Gap, please click on the links at the bottom of this page.

Places of interest in Christ Church:

— Grantley Adams International Airport
— Barbados Concorde Experience
— Oistins
— South Point Lighthouse
— Aquatic Centre
— Garfield Sobers Gymnasium
— Rockley Golf Club
— Barbados Golf Club
— Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary
— Globe Drive-In
— Christ Church Parish Church
— St. David’s Church
— St. Patrick’s Church
— St. Lawrence Gap

Beaches in Christ Church:

— Long Beach
— Silver Rock
— Silver Sands
— Miami Beach
— Accra Beach
— Dover Beach
— Sandy Beach
— Freights Bay

Accommodation in Christ Church:

Maresol Barbados Apartments
— Bouganvillea Resort
— Southern Palms Hotel
— Savannah Hotel
— Accra Beach Hotel and Spa
— Allamanda
— Amaryllis
— Barbados Beach Club
— Blue Horizon Hotel
— Blue Orchids
— Butterfly Beach
— Almond Casuarina Beach Club
— Coconut Court
— Coral Mist
— Coral Sands
— Courtyard by Marriott
— Divi Southwinds
— Dover Beach Hotel
— Dover Inn Hotel
— Escape at the Gap
— Golden Sands
— Hotel PomMarine
— Kingsland Palace Hotel
— Little Bay Hotel
— Magic Isle
— Melbourne Inn
— Meridian Inn
— Palm Garden Hotel
— Sandy Bay Beach Club
— Sea Breeze
— Shonlan Airport Hotel
— Silver Sands Resort
— South Beach Resort
— South Gap Ocean
— Time Out at the Gap
— Turtle Beach Resort
— Little Arches

Bars & Restaurants in Christ Church:

— Bubba’s Sports Bar and Restaurant
— Kampai
— Mosaic @ South Beach Resort
— Pisces
— Café Luna


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