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Guest Features By Amanda Cummins MariZayra’s Sanctuary is a family-owned operation on the south eastern coast of the island in Harrismith Road, St Philip. Making efficient use of a relatively small space to create a little haven for their numerous animals, even the youngest member of the family pitches in: 10 year old Aaron leads tours with the same authority and confidence as the adults. Boasting many species of animals: mammals, insects, amphibians, arthropods, reptiles and birds, MariZayra’s has been in operation since 2015, and is both sanctuary and quasi-zoo. Visitors are treated to a wealth of knowledge <strong>GUEST</strong> BARBADOS GUIDE • <strong>April</strong>-<strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong> • Page 10 A hands-on experience. The special sanctuary is a family-owned attraction offering adults and children the chance to get up-close and hands-on with animals. Hands-on at MariZayra’s Sanctuary about the various animals, are given the opportunity to interact with, to name a few, a rambunctious little monkey named Shara, see a friendly and stately senior turkey, and their several Iguanas and snakes. MariZayra’s also has the distinction of being made of 75% recycled materials, making it environmentally friendly and conservationist. They recycle water wherever possible, and have used recycled wood and wire, among other materials, for their enclosures and cages. <strong>Guide</strong>d tours are about 50 minutes long, though you are under no pressure to leave when it’s done. Tours require reservations during the week, but walk-ins are welcome Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. Price of admission: Adults, Bds$15; kids, $10.• Photos by Amanda Cummins and Jason Freeman.
Guest Activities & Tours Swimming with the turtles Elegance Sailing Cruises offers lunch time, sunset and private charter cruises. The lunch cruise stops along the way for swimming and snorkeling at the shipwrecks and alongside the turtles before anchoring in a quiet bay, where the crew serves a Bajan-style buffet lunch. BEACH CLUBS COPACABANA Caribbean. Beachfront bar and restaurant as well as entertainment venue in the Bridgetown Historic Area. Copacabana Bar and Grill has a fun, family-friendly vibe with umbrellas, chairs and beachside service available. Open Mon-Sun, L & D. Lower Bay Street, Bridgetown. T: (246) 622-1910. NIKKI BEACH BARBADOS Nikki’s features a restaurant and pool with oceanfront seating. Guest amenities include a swim-up octagon wet bar, oversized luxury pool beds and VIP cabanas, valet service,ample parking, showers and changing rooms. nikkibeach.com. Open daily, noon-5:30pm, L; Pool (guests 18 and older) open Mon-Fri, 11am–7pm; Sat–Sun 11am–8pm. No admission fee on nonevent days, but reservations recommended. ROYAL WESTMORELAND BEACH CLUB This facility offers day passes for purchase by the public, providing access to the bar and restaurant as well as the beach chairs. Prices range from US$25 in summer to US$50 in winter season. royalwestmoreland.com. Open daily, 10am to 8:30pm. Mullins Beach, St. Peter. T: (246) 234 2682. THE CLIFF BEACH CLUB Caribbean-French. The more casual counterpart to one of the island’s top restaurants, The Cliff Beach Club offers a combination of Caribbean flavours and traditional French cuisine, along panoramic west coast sea views. thecliffbeachclub.com. Open daily, L & D; Highway 1, Derricks St. James; T: (246) 432-0797. DEEP SEA FISHING BILLFISHER III Private deep sea fishing tours on a 40’ Viking Sport Fisherman, equipped with three fighting chairs, spacious flybridge and saloon. You’ll have access to high-tech fishing gear, gadgets, bait and be served a full lunch on Billfisher III’s longer charters, or snacks and drinks on shorter trips. Packages include round trip transport from your hotel, villa or cruise ship. greatadventuresbarbados.com. Open daily. Bridge House, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown. T: (246) 431 0741. CANNON II Enjoy deep sea, big game fishing, sightseeing and snorkeling on one of the island’s top-rated commercial charters. The Cannon II is a 42ft Hatteras sports fishing boat. It is powered by twin turbo charged Cummins Diesel Engines. The cockpit is large with 3 fighting chairs in the back for comfortable fishing. Ideal for fishers of all experience levels and backgrounds, the Cannon II offers 4-, 6- or 8-hour charters. Food and drinks, tackle, bait and transportation are included in the prices. fishingbarbados.com. Open daily. Cavans Lane, The Careenage, Bridgetown. T: (246) 424-6107. GOLF APES HILL CLUB At the heart of Apes Hill Club is its par-72 championship course which opened in December 2009. The course has rated one of the best in the world. Multiple tees, elevated to showcase the west and east cast views, allow players of all capabilities equal opportunity for a satisfying game. The most advanced golfers will enjoy 7,150 yards from the Professional Tees, while the Front Tees, set at just over 5,000 yards, take full advantage of the fairways’ contours. The rate for 18 holes is US$175 per person and includes greens fees, golf car, complimentary bottled water and use of <strong>GUEST</strong> BARBADOS GUIDE • <strong>April</strong>-<strong>June</strong> <strong>2019</strong> • Page 11