KA Connect Kit (KACK) for Overseas Participants

Here at Kingdom Arts we are excited to have you join us at the Caribbean’s most diverse Christian creative arts festival! We welcome you to beautiful Barbados and hope that if this is your first time attending the KA Festival, it certainly won’t be your last! The Overseas Liaison and Hospitality Team will be responsible for preparing a package that is suitable to your needs. Please peruse our KACK and feel free to ask any questions.

Get ready to enjoy a week of worship in the arts!

 

Barbados in a Nutshell

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados is the most easternly of the Caribbean nations.

This beautiful island is just 166 sq. miles and home to eleven parishes and four towns -Bridgetown, the capital city in St. Michael, Holetown in the parish of St. James, Speightstown in the parish of St. Peter and Oistins in Christ Church. The official language spoken is English; however the native dialect used is Bajan. The national dish is Cou-cou and Flying Fish and whilst on the island you will find plenty restaurants serving other Bajan delicacies along with both regional and international cuisine.

Currency Exchange Rates

US $1.00 – BDS $2.00

EC $1.00 – BDS $.74

Bus fare

If travelling to any destination on the island, bus fare is $3.50

Voltage

Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/ 50 cycles

Standard plug type used:

  • Flat Blades (2 flat blades)
  • Flat blades with round grounding pin

N.B: If travelling from the UK & Europe you are required to travel with an adapter or transformer. However, most accommodations do provide adapters and transformers for guests.

Dress Code

The day event is casual; the dance workshop is usually dance attire. All evening events are elegantly casual.

Ticket Prices

Ticket prices are quoted online in USD.

KA Merchandise

KA Merchandise can be ordered online and collected during the festival. Please click here for available items.

 

Accommodation

These hotels are recommended by the Festival. They were selected based on their affordability and relatively close proximity to Festival events. Restaurants are also close by and transportation to the main shopping area of Bridgetown is frequent.

Blue Horizon

This hotel’s name was inspired by the breathtaking picture presented by the sky as its reflection is casted on the crystal-clear waters of the Rockley Beach which is just across from the hotel. Its welcoming, family-oriented environment offers a pleasant haven from the stresses of today’s world. The on-site restaurant, The Courtyard, offers both international and local cuisine.

Location: Rockley Beach, Christ Church, Barbados

Website: http://bluehorizon.bb

 

Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

This resort is located right on the St. Lawrence Gap. An all-suite property with fully equipped kitchens and generous resort amenities. This resort is also home to many fun activities from sunbathing and swimming to tennis and mini golf.  Just a short distance from many of the island’s interesting, historic and natural resources, you’ll never get bored at Divi.

Location: St. Lawrence Main Rd, Christ Church

Website: https://www.diviresorts.com/barbados.htm

 

South Gap Hotel

This hotel exists just outside of your imagination and offers full stunning views of the Caribbean Sea, a sizzling atmosphere and outstanding service. This affordable hotel with remarkable staff is located on the South Coast of Barbados.

Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church

Website: www.southgapbarbados.com

 

Worthing Court Apartment Hotel

Perfectly situated a few steps away from the sun-kissed sand and crystal-clear waters at Worthing Beach, is our cozy, self-catering apartment hotel. Relax and enjoy a refreshing beverage from the bar. There is a restaurant and a Hospitality & Meeting Room on property, along a wedding coordinator from Tropical Weddings.

Ideally located on the trendy South Coast, the Worthing area is conveniently surrounded by many businesses, supermarkets, sports bars, restaurants, night clubs, duty-free shopping and more.

Location: Worthing, Christ Church

Website: https://www.worthingcourt.com

 

Rostrevor Hotel Barbados

Rostrevor Hotel is a prime beachfront location in the vibrant St. Lawrence Gap on Barbados’ south coast. Facilities and amenities include self-contained accommodation, effective housekeeping services, free WiFi, a gym, laundry facilities, easy wheelchair access and convenient parking facilities.

Location: St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church

Website: http://www.rostrevorbarbados.com

Host Homes

this type of accommodation is hosted by local families and can accommodate 1-2 persons in most cases.

 

Transportation

Transportation can be provided by EZB Tours upon arrival and departure as well as during the festival for those travelling in groups. However, for persons who desire to have their own transportation, Destination Choices Car Rentals is the recommended agency.

EZB Tours

Telephone Number: 246-234-8176

Destination Choices Car Rentals

Contact Number: 246- 256-8259

Email Address: destinationchoices@gmail.com

 

Things to Do

Harrison Cave Tour

Within this flat but desirable island lies the beautiful Harrison Cave. Whether you enter on foot or on the tram, take in this wondrous sight of a limestone cave characterized by flowing streams, deep pools of crystal-clear water and towering columns. The Harrison’s Cave is still considered to be an active cave which is very much alive with stalagmites still growing albeit by less than the thickness of a piece of paper each year.

For more information visit www.harrisonscave.com

St Nicholas Abbey

Take a trip to the northern part of the island to visit the oldest of the island’s Great Houses – St. Nicholas Abbey Great House. This house was built in 1658 by Benjamin Berringer and is also one of just three Jacobean style mansions remaining in the Western Hemisphere.  For more information visit www.stnicholasabbey.com

Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison

For those travelers who have a deep interest in history, this tour is just for you. These are conducted by tour guides and well-known historians of the island. Each part of the tour looks at the colonial era and recognizes minor but significant communities.

For more information visit www.tripadvisor.com

The Boat Yard

For a day of relaxation and tranquility, why not spend the day at the Boat Yard for a beach-day? Located on one of the most amazing white sand beaches in the world in beautiful Carlisle Bay, on the outskirts of the island’s capital, Bridgetown, there’s something for everyone at the Boat Yard’s friendly, hospitable and full of adventure atmosphere.

For more information visit www.theboatyard.com

It’s all up to you!

Please let us know if you will be taking care of yourselves or if you would like us to craft a package for you.

 

Packages include

  • Hotel Reservation – discounted for groups
  • Organizing transportation
  • Organizing tours
  • Organizing car rentals

 

Contact Info

Jane Small

KA Overseas Liaison

246-829-3081

Email: kingdomartsconnect@gmail.com
KA website: kingdomartsbb@gmail.com