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-Barbados The Year of Wellness and Soft Adventure-


Oozing laidback Caribbean charm, Barbados is a delightful combination of spectacular sun-drenched coastlines for sun-worshippers, brilliant green landscapes for the adventurous and twinkling turquoise seas for water sports enthusiasts.  2019 is Barbados’ Year of Wellness and Soft Adventure, and with an incredible array of water and land-based activities available on the island, as well as a wonderful range of luxurious health and wellbeing options, you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.  The allure of this charismatic island paradise for soft adventure lovers lies in the fact that it offers such variety. From surfing and river tubing to horse riding and mountain biking, enjoy excitement as well as relaxation during your unforgettable Bajan holiday and make memories to last a lifetime!

Are you ready to leave the grind of daily life behind and recharge your batteries? Then you won’t want to miss the chance to enjoy the wonderful experience of yoga and meditation in Barbados. Feel the Caribbean sunshine beaming down and the gentle sea breeze against your skin and enjoy yoga and Pilates like never before. Combining natural beauty and luxurious accommodation, it’s even easier to get in touch with your inner calm and reach a state of complete bliss!   Boasting some of the best yoga resorts in all the Caribbean, the yoga classes in Barbados are unique, and the fantastic choice of centres on the island means that you’re bound to be able to find something which is perfect for your needs.

No Barbados holiday would be complete without taking to the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea! Whether you want to cruise on a catamaran or get up close and personal with the aquatic life by going swimming or snorkelling, there’s something for everyone to enjoy,

 If you’re ready to dip your toe into the world of paddle boarding, there’s probably no better place on the planet to do so than beautiful Barbados! The calm, clear waters of Carlisle Bay and Batts Rock on the west coast of the island are perfect for newcomers, and once you’ve found your paddle boarding legs, why not combine this unforgettable experience with a swimming tour to see some of the islands majestic turtles?


One of the island’s best-loved health and wellbeing resorts is the beachfront Colony Club by Elegant Hotels. A timeless retreat restored from a former private Colonial Club, the resort’s soaring palm trees and lush tropical gardens offer a chilled ambience and a feeling of quiet luxury. Throughout this serene hideaway, there are numerous facilities for the health-conscious traveller to enjoy, including a fitness centre and Yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes, as well as massages, facials and other spa and salon services. There’s also an organic herb and vegetable garden from where the Executive Chef chooses many of the restaurants delicious and fresh ingredients.

 Another resort of note is Santosha Barbados on the island’s rugged east coast, where relaxing spa rituals will help to revive body, mind and spirit. A tranquil and remote hideaway, it’s the perfect place to reconnect with your true self! 

If you’re ready to discover even more of blissful Barbados and enjoy exclusive access to benefits such as full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay, please get in touch mary.adams@travelcounsellors.comTel: 01832 731271

Restaurant Review 

Kind of Brew - Kimbolton

A local catering company paid a visit to Kimbolton Cricket Club recently. ‘Kind of Brew’ provides barista style cakes and drinks to outdoor events within 100 mile radius of Huntingdon. The catering service was founded by two school friends Joe Wright and Kit McKenzie-Johnson and their refreshments have been in demand at numerous venues. I paid a visit with my daughter Katie to the club to sample their coffee and have a chat with the young owners. The weather was sunny and ‘Kind of Brew’’s van was positioned along the boundary edge with tables and chairs set out so that customers could enjoy the refreshments and cricket at the same time. 


Each table is attractively covered with a doily tablecloth and and has a vase of fresh flowers kindly provided by Joe’s mum, Karen.  The serving van is old style traditional and tastefully decorated to give a homely impression. A stand alone blackboard displays some of the available teas and cakes. Twist teas, Twining's Everyday and Iced teas were on offer but we both decided to sample the coffee in the form of caramel lattes, one of which was decaffeinated. I also couldn’t resit a fudge brownie, while Katie chose a white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake. Together we were also delighted to try out the delicious shortbread so that none of the tasty treats were left out. There was something very English about enjoying an afternoon tea (in this case coffee) and cake while sitting at a beautifully laid table with a backdrop of a village cricket match in the height of summer. 

The coffee was up there with the best that I have tasted and the boys explained to me that the coffee beans have been extensively sourced in order to maintain the best possible taste experience. Twist teas are of course hand blended in the UK and offer a delicious and healthy tea alternative with many different flavour combinations. 


The Kind of Brew van has been on the road throughout the summer and the boys have been serving up their refreshments at a variety of events. They were present at the markets of Wisbech, Leighton Buzzard and Olney as well as the summer bash in Alconbury Weald. They were also busy in High Town, Luton for the summer festival. Other events have included Hitchin’s Overfest at Highover School and the Ashby Show in Leicestershire. On top of all this, ‘Kind of Brew’ can be found at a regular spot in Hitchin town centre. Already the word‘s spreading about what ‘Kind of Brew’ has to offer and demand is becoming high. The boys also explained that they can be hired for private parties and weddings. 

13 Thrapston Road, Kimbolton, Huntingdon PE28 0HW


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