Excursions and Activities in Barbados
Barbados Island Incentive Programme
Enjoy free 'spending money' vouchers of US$200 (approx. BDS$400) per person based on a 7-night stay which can be used at a number of participating attractions and restaurants on island.
Book by: 22nd June 2013
Travel by: 21st December 2013
Please note that these vouchers do NOT have a cash value and can only be used in compliance with the above conditions.
Vouchers can be used at Island wide attractions including:
Tiami Catamaran Cruises, visits at St Nicholas Abbey, Barbados Golf Club, Adventureland Tours Inc, Mount Gay Visitor Centre, Earthworks Pottery and much more. As well as being accepted in many restaurants Island wide, you can even use your vouchers on selected car hire companies including: Stoutes Car Rentals and Drive-a-Matic
Please note the following conditions:
Explore the splendour of Barbados' marine life-by day and by night- aboard a real submarine as knowledgeale co-pilots keep you entertained and informed about the fascinating underwater world. The submarine descends to depths of 130 feet to view what has in the past has reserved for scubba divers only- the ocean floor and a coral encrusted shipwreck!
Jammin Catamaran Cruises
Kammin' Catamaran cruises is one of the newest recreational catamrans cruising the island's coastal waters. This eye-catching 63 ft craft has all the ingredients necessary for a fun day in the sun! Jammin's competant crew is headed by the skiled Captain Roger Kelly who guarantees all Jmammers an unforgettable ride.
All cruises offer delectable buffet meals onboard and a well stocked bar. In the water activities include swimming with the turtles and snorkelling. Their featured cruises included Sun Blast for a slamming party with really great entertainment, Jammin's Twilight cruise is the hottest affair on water!
Small Cats specialise in smaller more personalised cruises with the emphasis on intimacy. they carry a maximum of 12 people on their popular coastal cruises, making stops for swimming and snorkerling.
Breakfast in The Grenadines and back in time for Dinner
A short hop from Barbados in the sparkling azure waters lie the sleepy Grenadine islands of Union,Mayreau,The Tobago Cays and Palm Island. Alternatively you can first breakfast on Mustique before flying on the Union to join your catamaran for a leisurely sail through these islands. Including transfers, airfare, all government taxes, breakfast, lunch and an open bar throughout the cruise.
Grenadines only - from BD$ 1095.00 per person
Mustique and Grenadines - from BD$ 1095.00 per person
Fish for Wahoo, Dorado, Tuna, Barracuda, Sailfish, the mighty Blue Marlin and Shark.
36ft purpose built Sportfisher, twin turbo diesel engines with full toilet facilities and sun deck
Exclusive Island Tour
Enjoy your own itinerary in your own time. A friendly and well-informed driver will chauffeur you, at your command for four hours on any day of your choice.
Air-conditioned private Taxi - from BD$ 240.00
Air-conditioned Mercedes - from BD$ 320.00
For your comfort and safety all prices are approximate and in the local currency of Barbados Dollars (BD$) which is approximately 1.98 exchange rate into US dollars US$, and for the activities listed above they also include full insurance.
Sporting Activities on Island
Barbados Dream Villas has an exclusive arrangement with Wyn Sports at Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel where you may use all the water sports facilities including water skiing. (Scuba diving is not included but available at additional cost).
There are 3 Golf courses on Barbados , two are on the West coast, Sandy Lane and Royal Westmoreland. The Barbados Golf Club is on the South coast.
Sandy Lane Golf Club: Tel 444 2500 email golf@Sandylane.com
A round of Golf is approx US$ 190 (7 day pass is US$1300).
Royal Westmoreland Tel 419 7242 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A round of Golf is approx US $250.00 inc cart and access to driving range
Durrants Golf Club Tel: 428 8463 email: email@example.com www.barbadosgolfclub.com A round will cost approx US$99
Tennis on the west coast can be played at :
West side in Holetown US$8.00 to 14.00 per hour depending on the time of day
Travel deep beneath the earth and explore the wonders of nature!
Harrison’s Cave is a magnificent, crystallized limestone cavern, it has pure clear water and flowing streams that have helped to create the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites which propagate the cave.
Travelling by tram, visitors are directed by knowledgeable tour guides who will point out the various structures as well as the new formations which are continually growing in this living cave. At select points you can disembark from the tram for a closer look.
A visit to Harrison’s Cave is a memorable experience not to be missed!
Each tour is approx 40 minutes long and Tours run between 9.00am and 3.45pm Wednesday to Sunday
Welchman Hall, St. Thomas
Telephone: (246) 438-6640/41/43/44
Get a glimpse of old plantation houses, outstanding views of three coastlines and quaint villages that time forgot. All experiences will be remembered.
It is through this unblemished natural environment that you will be invited to join the trail rides all the way down to one of our remote beaches. Bring your camera and sun block.
Prices on request
Barbados has long been known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue waters and of course its people’s warm friendly smiles.
The island has been blessed with miles of coral reefs teeming with an incredible variety of sea life, excellent visibility and an abundance of fascinating shipwrecks.
Many diving companies offer certification courses from one-day resort type to the open water specialty courses. There is so much beauty to see under our waters.
Prices on request
Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.
Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.
The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment) and Treading Lightly (problem-solving for sustainability).
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop 'n' Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.
There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place (see the Calender of Hikes).
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.
The ""Stop 'n' Stare" group walks for 5-6 miles,
the ""Here 'n' There" group 8-10 miles,
and the ""Grin 'n' Bear" group 12-14 miles.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours.
Experience the thrill of real off shore power boating with the Islands' most exciting and fastest adventure ride.
Authentic, specially designed 55' Power Boat that carries 40 “adventurers” at speeds up to 50 mph in complete safety and comfort. Sefari will offer fully trained local captains with years of knowledge of the sea and shoals surrounding Barbados and the Grenadines .
Prices on request
An Evening to Remember
Bajan Roots & Rhythms, held at The Plantation Theatre, is the only dinner and stage show in Barbados designed to offer visitors a genuine representation of West Indian culture. Bajan Roots & Rhythms, uniquely known for its interactive segments and party atmosphere, affords its guests plenty of opportunities to join in the fun.
This cultural extravaganza is an all inclusive value package, complete with costumes, thrilling choreography, music, song, dance and the red-hot excitement of a fire-eater and flaming limbo.
This provides unrivalled live entertainment, which beautifully and creatively pays tribute to Barbados and it's musical heritage.
The evening begins with the sweet sounds of the steel pan that you can enjoy during your dinner. After dinner, sit back and enjoy a spectacular dance show. If you like a challenge join in the fun with the limbo queen and then end the evening with dancing to the music of The Plantation Band.
Prices on request
Your adventure will begin with a scenic ride to our home base.
For those interested in experiencing the adrenaline rush of zipping through one of our most beautiful sites, your wish is our command.
Upon arrival you will be given your safety gear that will include your harness system for use on the tour, helmets and gloves.
Your tour takes you over eight platforms each with two experienced guides who will provide you with infromation on different areas of the eco-system you are experiencing as well as to ensure your safety as you move from platform to platform.
Enclosed comfortable footwear is required for this tour (trainers). It is not recommended for pregnant women, persons with back or heart problems or those who have limited mobility.
Weight Limit: 250 lbs. (must be able to fit into harness)
Age limit: 12 years old
Prices on request
Polo - The Seasons Schedule for Barbados
Polo in Barbados dates back to as early as 1884, although the Polo Club was suspended from 1929 until 1939, when the Barbados Polo Club was resurrected at the Garrison Savannah. In 1965 polo moved to the club at Holders, St. James. Since then Barbados Polo has gone from strength to strength with the addition of three new fields and a very interesting future.
Polo Tournaments are from 2nd - 30th March
Cricket on Barbados
The Kensington Oval has been home to Pickwick CC since 1882, and originally a pasture on a plantation 600 yards from the coast, it has grown into one of the most impressive grounds in the Caribbean. The official capacity of the old ground was 15,000, although more were crammed in on occasions. In more recent times, the locals were often outnumbered by tourists (Barbados being a tourism centre) never more so than when England visited. The pitches at Bridgetown are generally fast and bouncy, but generally favour the batsmen.
The ground was closed down at the end of the 2004-05 season and demolished in order that a new stadium could be built at a cost of $135 million in time for the World Cup, with the capacity being raised from 12,500 to 28,000. It was also allocated the final. The process was fraught with problems and the completion date slipped almost by the week.
The venue is steeped in history. It hosted the first England touring side (1895), the first combined West Indies side (against MCC in 1910-11) and was the scene of West Indies' first Test in 1930. The reason for this is mainly geographical - Barbados is the easternmost island in the West Indies and so the first port of call for travellers from Europe. That first Test produced records aplenty, with Andrew Sandham's 325 the first Test triple hundred (in 1920 Tim Tarilton had hit the first triple century in West Indies on the ground).
Cockspur Beach Club
Learn how rum is made, enjoy lunch and a Cockspu Rum Punch beachside or simply spend your day on one the island's most beautiful beaches-the choice is yours. Whatever you seek, the Cockspur Beach Club is an experience not to be missed during your stay in Barbados.
Come and ride the world renowned Segway PT ( Personal Transporter) in a truly "off road" experience. At Segway of Barbados, they take you on an adventure ride that will leave you with lasting memories long after your trip to Barbados. Experience for yourself why this tour is so unique!
The Mount Gay Rum Tour
"Amazing! Fascinating! Unforgettable!" These are just a few words visitors use to describe the Mount Gay Rum TOur. Mount Gay Rum is the world's oldest rum, dating back to 1703; their friendly guides take you on a tour of its rich and colourful history, show you how rum is made and fittingly culminate with a fun-filled taste testing session. Regular Tours every hour, 9:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday. Bajan bufet lunch tours 12 noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Special cocktail tour 2pm on Wednesdays.
Yoga in Barbados- Sunshine Kula Yoga Barbados
Offering Anusara Inspired Yoga classes on the West Coast of Barbados. Shining teachings of technical Principles of Alignment and artistic inspiring philosophy through dynamic and therapeutic yoga.
Pamela offers private classes as well as scheduled classes from Monday to Saturday.