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Beautiful Barbados

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 Relaxed walking, cultural heritage and rum punches – all from a beach side hotel in colourful Barbados.
  • Product Code 45650
  • Holiday Type Walking Holiday
  • Grade Grade 3
  • Holiday Duration 11 Nights

Guided Walking Holidays - Beautiful Barbados

Barbados days are definitely taken at a slower pace, no one rushes and easing into this mind-set is the best way to experience the island. Calypso and steel bands, rum punch, and cricket played on every spare patch of ground provide the cultural backdrop to your holiday, while the people of Barbados, known as Bajans, are both welcoming and friendly. With a climate that varies little throughout the year, thanks in part to the cooling Tradewinds, the exotic island of Barbados with its white, palm fringed beaches, old plantation houses, botanical gardens and relatively unspoiled interior is one of the many jewels of the Caribbean.

We’ll enjoy relaxed walks exploring villages, walking the rugged coastline and golden beaches in the north and east of the island and in the central highlands, with its rolling hills and gullies, you’ll find interesting flora and fauna. Keep an eye open for the green monkeys and migratory birds. Our heritage visits include walking tours of the lively capital, Bridgetown and the Garrison area with its fascinating fort. On other days we spend time visiting old plantation houses, sugar mills and the botanical gardens for which Barbados is famous.

Being a British colony, much of the island’s heritage has been taken from what the British left behind, and we’ll discover how the parishes, place names as well as forts and grand houses all have a very familiar feel.

Our holiday is based at a small, beachside hotel complex at Worthing, on the south west coast of the island, with its own pool and large terrace for sun-downers.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discovering the island’s heritage with visits to plantations houses, museums, signal stations and distilleries.
  • Taking the opportunity to ride a glass-bottomed boat and snorkel with views of coral reefs and turtles.
  • Visiting the botanical gardens, for which Barbados is famous.
  • Wandering the streets of bustling Bridgetown with its fascinating fort and museum.
The holiday inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What's included in this holiday Items that are covered in the cost of holiday price.

      Return flights Gatwick to Bridgetown (British Airways)
      Airport transfers.
      All local transport costs.
      B&B en-suite accommodation.
      Seven dinners at hotel and local restaurants.
      All entrance fees
Whats not included in this holiday Items that are not covered in the cost of holiday price.

  • Entrance fees to some museums and historic buildings (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Insurance
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Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised program, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

This departure: Grade 3

  1. Day 1

    Depart London Gatwick to Bridgetown, Barbados. On arrival, transfer by road to the Blue Orchids Beach Hotel/Coral Mist Beach Hotel in Worthing.

  2. Day 2

    Exploration of Bridgetown seeing the fine cathedral, synagogue and St Marys Church. Saturday is usually market day which gives the town an extra buzz.

  3. Day 3

    We head up to Speightstown today to discover the West Coast with a walk on the Arbib Trail with a local guide, who will give us a good insight into island life. This afternoon we’ll visit Huntes Gardens, a delightful garden that will please even the most keen gardeners and enthusiasts!

  4. Day 4

    Gardens & Gullies In the Central Highlands we’ll visit the Flower Forest and take a walk in Welchman Hall Gully.

  5. Day 5

    North Coast - We enjoy a walk on the North Coast today from North Point to Cove Bay and include a visit to Atlantis Hotel for drinks

  6. Day 6

    Heritage Day - Today we visit Sunbury Plantation house and gardens, which has been restored with original furnishings. A snack lunch is included at Sunbury before we visit a rum distillery with time for a tasting!

  7. Day 7

    North Central - A visit to St Nicholas Abbey, one of the oldest Plantation Houses on the island, gives the opportunity to see sugar cane crushing before enjoying a lovely walk via Cherry Tree Hill to the Morgan Lewis Windmill. We also visit Farley Hill National Park, which offers some of the best views on the island.

  8. Day 8

    Garrison Day – a walking tour of the former garrison area including Military Cemetery, St Anne’s Fort and the excellent Museum of Barbados History which is housed in a former prison. The afternoon is at leisure and tonight we experience the Oistin’s Friday Fish Night!

  9. Day 9

    Explore the East Coast including Bathsheba, one of the oldest settlements of the island and Andromeda Botanical Gardens - claimed to be the finest in the Caribbean.

  10. Day 10

    We head to Silver Sands for a morning walk along the more rugged and wind-swept South coast. The afternoon is free for possible catamaran rides, glass bottom boat trips or other visits of personal choice.

  11. Day 11

    A relaxed morning before the transfer in the late afternoon to Bridgetown Airport for our return flight to London.

  12. Day 12

    Arrive London

Travel Details

  • Arrival transfer by road (c30mins).
  • Flights: Gatwick-Bridgetown, British Airways.
  • UK add-on flights and/or upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights Premium Economy, Business or First Class may be possible, please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

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Blue Orchids Beach Hotel

We stay at the beachside Blue Orchids Hotel and its sister property, the Coral Mist Hotel. The two hotels are adjacent to one another and our party may be split between the two. The friendliness and work ethic of the staff is mentioned time and time again in reviews of the Blue Orchids Hotel, and this combined with its wonderful setting on the white sand beach makes for a great stay. You can enjoy a drink on the loungers by the pool with views out to sea, or unwind whilst being served the best of Caribbean cuisine for dinner. Balconies in the bedrooms overlook the postcard white sand beach and azure seas. Air conditioning, TVs, en-suite bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi make can all be found in the clean rooms as well.

Coral Mist Beach Hotel

Like the Blue Orchids, the Coral Mist has panoramic views over the Atlantic and is metres away from the white sand beach. There is an outdoor pool, friendly and helpful staff, and a restaurant and bar for Caribbean food and cocktails. Clean and simple rooms come with air conditioning, TVs, en-suite bathrooms and complimentary Wi-Fi.

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