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distance from sunset crest to holetown

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distance from sunset crest to holetown

Hi,

i am travelling in March for 2 weeks, can someone please advise me roughly how far it is to walk to holetown from susnet crest, also is there alot of mosquito's about, ? i keep readin that there is

many thanks

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1. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

Sunset Crest is on the southern edge of Holetown. To the centre would be about a 5-10 minute slow walk.

It depends on the rain levels. The more humidity the higher chance of mozzies.

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2. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

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Sunset Crest to Holetown is a 5 min walk.

Walk with you insect repellent as they are quite pricy here. I've gotten some good ones at Boots. Mosquitos will be present whereever there is stagnant water settled for lengthy periods and St. James is prime for this.

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3. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

It mainly depends in which part of Sunset Crest you are staying , as the North part of it is actually in the centre of Holetown behind West Mall which is directly opposite Holetown Beach beach.and the Beach House Pool which most Sunset Crest guests can use. If you are staying on the Southern end of the area, however, it is approx a 10 minute walk to the centre of the town ( ie the Supermarket )

I'm afraid I totally disagree with Genetic Sniper regarding his advice to bring a mozzie repellant from the UK. In the 20 years I have been partly living in Barbados, I have not found a single British made repellant that works as well as "Off" ( either the green or orange spray can ) which is not obtainable in the UK but you can buy it easily in the Supercentre Supermarket in Holetown.

It is unfortunately true, that St James is well known for it's Mosquitos ---------it is mainly built on a flood plain, and one invaluable thing you can bring from the UK is the little electric "clicker" obtainable in Boots . They are expensive ( over £6 ) but if you ARE bitten, they get rid of the swelling and itching like magic. Also I personally, take vitamin B6 every day( as advised by a Consultant skin specialist ) I am extremely allergic to bites and B6 seems to keep the mozzies away to a huge extent, you must however take it for a good two weeks to a month before and throughout your holiday. It is also a good idea to bring antihistamine tablets with you in case. Certainly, it seems that some people are "tastier " than others so it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

Have a great time in March and if you have any further questions about Holetown ,ask away.

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4. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

wow

have visited in march 2009 and were living at Sunset Crest, had also a child of 19 months with us, but do not remember any single mosquito... even if we were walking a lot in the Holetown area

hope in february it is less humid but still i am going to bring our italian OFF spray

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staying in the area of Italia coffe house (or whatever it is called) we always walked to the Supercenter, KFC, Just Grillin, but it did not seem to be so near, 15 minutes walk or even more. To get to the restaurants of the Holetown we preferred to ride a bus, but returned on foot back home. We are fast walkers even if we had a stroller at that time.

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6. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

many thanks for all the good replies, im not sure which side it is on we are staying at All Seasons Resort, and will be attending the cricket some days, will the grounds be easy to get to via bus ? i am so looking forward to this holiday and is a first for both of us to Barbados, i also have read that USD are better than BSD to bring along with UK Sterling

many thanks to all

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7. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

Sadowner

You are very correct. The only reason why I didn't recommend OFF is because it's so ridiculously expensive here now. Last one I bought was $21.75 BBD in Super Centre. Which is why I only now buy them when i'm on holiday in the US and can get them at Walmart for $3 USD.

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8. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

Walk from all seasons to the centre of holetown will take 10mins maximum

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9. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

Where's the nearest Wal Mart?

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10. Re: distance from sunset crest to holetown

hi, can you please advise if and where you can buy this OFF spray before i travel

many thanks

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