|Day 1: Arrive in
Barbados - Transfer to the hotel,
swim or explore the hotel gardens, before dinner.
Day 2: 'Little
Bristol' & Holetown - Take a tour
of historic ‘Little Bristol’, walk through the town and along
the beach on which Cromwell’s Admiral landed to subdue the
country. On to Holetown, where we enjoy a walk along its west
coast beach, then a short walk to Folkestone, and Folkestone
Farley Hill National Park and St Nicholas Abbey -
to Farley Hill National Park for a woodland walk and views over
the Atlantic coast before we visit St Nicholas Abbey, a 355 year
old Jacobean styled plantation house. We then stroll up Cherry
Tree Hill for some excellent views, and finish our walk a the
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill. Farley Hill Monkeys
Day 4: Pre-European
Barbados - An easy walk from Salt
Cave Cove along the white sands of Long Beach to the
archaeological site of Chancery Lane swamp, an important resting
site for migratory birds.
At leisure - Today is a free day, with time to
relax on the beach, swim or snorkel, or to take one of the
various optional activities on offer, including a yoga session
or a trip on a catamaran.
Day 6: Turner's
Hall Woods - starting from White
Hill Lookout Point with superb views, walk in Turner’s Hall
Woods, which boasts at least 32 different species of tree and is
the only area of original forest surviving from the time of
European settlement in the 1600s
Bridgetown - Morning visit to the vibrant capital,
Bridgetown, for a guided historic walk and visit to the
Parliament Building, the oldest in the Western hemisphere. A
picnic lunch on the beach before our walk takes in the Garrison
historic site, dating back to 1702.
Day 8: Andromeda
Tropical Gardens - After visiting
the spectacular plant collection at the Andromeda Gardens, we
enjoy lunch overlooking the Atlantic, before enjoying a walk
following the old railway line to St Andrews station.
Day 9: Sunbury
House- a short walk along a
beautiful strech of beach, from Long Bay to Bottom Bay and then
a visit to Culpepper Island. We then walk to the picturesque
fishing village of Skeete's Bay before a short drives takes us
to historical Sunbury Plantation for a tour of this great house.
Day 10: Harrison
Cave and Welchman Hall Gully -
Morning walk through the wonderful Flower Forest, 12 acres of
tropical flowers and plants sourced from all over the world.
Follow the trails to Harrison’s Cave, one of the largest caves
in the Caribbean, and then walk through the national park of
Welchman Hall Gully.
Departure day - Enjoy a relaxing morning stroll
or a swim, before our afternoon flight home.