Tours and Excursions

Whilst it can be exciting to find one's own unique ways to explore Barbados, there are many tours and excursions offered across the island which can make for enjoyable part of your trip. With many being family businesses, all tours are run by fully lisenced local guides who take great delight in sharing their knowledge and personal tales of Bajan life. 

 

Barbados Jeep Safari

Deemed one of the most popular tours in Barbados this 3 to 4 hour 4 x 4 jeep safari across the east and northeast of the island is a wonderful day out for the whole family. Skilled guides will transport you over mixed terrains, on and off road, to some of the most beautiful parts of the island, whilst keeping you entertained with interesting anecdotes, history, culture and the island’s hidden gems. Get accustomed to your custom designed Jeep before setting off to meet the convoy and begin exploration of the island. Key stops include: Edge Cliff, Bathsheba, Joe's River Forest, and Little Bay, along with many others. Refreshments are served at intervals during your journey before ending with a traditional Bajan buffet luncheon. This experience will undoubtedly impart memories of Barbados life and culture which will remain with you for a lifetime. 

 

          

 

 

 

Snorkel Tour and Bridgetown Shopping Experience 

Dip beneath the clear blue waves and enjoy snorkelling amongst five historic shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay, where you will be surrounded by exotic marine life and the islands renowned sea turtles. Post snorkelling, enjoy a glass of fresh fruit juice or refreshing rum punch before taking a stroll down Broad Street to do some shopping at your leisure and when you can browse no more return to your dream villa re-energised from a wonderful day. Browse our selection of West Coast villas here. 

 

     

 

 

 

Harrisons Cave 

Venture deep beneath the islands surface and explore one of Barbados’ natural treasures, and one of the wonders of the world with a guided tour of a living cave. Enjoy a winding half hours tram ride to your destination where you will hear rushing streams and see calm glassy pools which capture the gleaming reflections of stalagtitites and stalagmites to present a truly enchanting natural exhibit before your eyes. Throughout the cave interactive displays for adults and children alike are strategically placed for your enjoyment. When visiting harrisons cave comfortable footwear is a must in order to disembark from your transport and take a closer look at the marvellous formations within. All guided tours of the cave include tram transfers and light refreshments and generally last around 3 hours, with trips available seven days per week from 10am to 3:45pm. 

 

              

 

Reading road Trip     

Whilst enjoying your time in Barbados why not take opportunity to give back to the local community by quite literally going back to school on a Reading Road Trip. This is a unique opportunity to engage with local Caribbean children through the islands 'Community Routes Program'. Reading a story is just the beginning of this enlightening experience when you are paired with a small group of children, aged 3 to 7 years old on a journey to their local school. Your personal stories and questions will keep the group attentive whilst benefitting their skills in listening and communication. As these youngsters complete their reading aptitude sheets, your one to one guidance will inspire a new chapter of excitement about learning. If you choose to partake, bring along a new or gently used book to donate to the school’s library to be enjoyed by students time and time again.

 

                  

 

 

 

Oistins Fish Fry

If you have a desire to immerse yourself in a true Bajan tradition which is popular with locals and visitors alike, do not miss Oistins fish fry. Held every Friday night this lively evening bbq, held under the twinkling night sky, begins at 7pm and continues into the early hours, with live music and dancing to be enjoyed by all. Fill your plate with freshly grilled seafood and other island specialities, peruse the stalls of local craft and artists and soak up the positive energy exuding from this pretty fishing village on the south coast. With a casual dress code, rustic seating areas and plentiful drinks and dishes to sample throughout the night, we think this will be amongst your most treasured  experiences of the island. 

Note that when you sign up for the Oistins Express Shuttle, which runs from locations along the West Coast straight to the port in Christchurch, $3 goes towards supporting the local community and the work of Sandals Foundation. A bonus to your enjoyment of the night. We would recommend that if taking the bus you leave plenty of time for your journey as it can be quite busy, especially on Friday evenings. From Gibbes and Paynes Bay you can expect around a one and a half hour ride. 

 

     

 

 

The British Airways Concorde Experience

Step onboard a real concorde at Grantley Adams International Airport to experience this world renowned aircraft first hand via guided tour. Learn about the history, advanced mechanics and build of the plane, enjoy a picture or two as you walk the red carpet to enter the aircraft and experience how it felt to fly within. 

 

 

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To find out more about available tours and excursions in Barbados, and explore which you might enjoy best, contact a member of our team who will be happy to advise. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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