GUEST Barbados Guide April-June 2019

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around 1660. This 300-year-old, well-maintained

great house and its surrounding

landscape give guests a taste of what

life was like on a Barbadian sugar estate.

Bajan meals and refreshments are available

at The Courtyard Restaurant. In the

museum downstairs, you’ll discover horsedrawn

carriages, bread carts, clay artifacts

and other objects from the distant past.

Open Mon-Sun, 9am-4pm. Sunbury Plantation

House,

Six Cross Roads, Saint Philip.

T: (246) 423-6270.

TYROL COT HERITAGE VILLAGE

Grantley Adams’ former home takes

you back to the colonial era. The home,

restored in 1954, showcasing Adams’

antiques and memorabilia dating back to

the 1800s. In the grounds are a chattel

house village and a Bajan rum shop. Open

Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm (last tour at 3:00 p.m).

www.new.barbadosnationaltrust.org/project/tyrolcot.

Admission: Adults, Bds$10;

Children under 12, $5. Codrington Hill,

St.Michael. T: (246) 424-2074.

MUSEUMS

ARLINGTON HOUSE MUSEUM

This museum celebrates the role of Speightstown

in colonial times, and is located

in one of the town iconic buildings. The

ground floor represents typical lifestyles

in coastal Speightstown; the second floor

features “Plantation Memories”; and the

third floor invokes “Wharf Memories,”

illustrating the prominence of Speightstown

as an ocean trading “hub” to the

New World. Open Mon-Fri: 9am to 5pm;

Sat: 9am to 3pm. Speightstown, St Peter.

T (246) 422 4064.

BARBADOS CONCORDE

EXPERIENCE

This is one of the supersonic aircraft donated

to just a handful of countries after it

ceased to fly in 2003. Tour guides and fully

interactive exhibits make this tour fun for

all age groups. Open Tues-Sat, 9am-5pm;

closed Sun-Mon. Admission: USD$20 per

adult and US$12.50 per child. Next to

Grantley Adams Int’l AIrport, Charnocks,

Ch. Ch. T: (246) 420-7738.

BARBADOS MUSEUM

& HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Immerse yourself in the culture and history

Barbados through a trove of African,

European artifacts in a relaxing and family-friendly

atmosphere. Open Mon-Sat,

9am-5pm; Sundays 2pm-6pm. www.barbmuse.org.bb.

Admission: Adults: Bds$20;

Children under 12: $10. Barbadians with

ID, free. St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael, T:

(246) 538-0201.

CRICKET LEGENDS OF BARBADOS

Barbados’ premier cricket museum just

across from the Kensington Oval. Immerse

yourself in the exciting world of West

Indies cricket and relive childhood memories,

discover special exhibits, exclusive

souvenirs, photographs and memorabilia.

Mon-Fri, 9am to 4:30 pm. Herbert House,

Fontabelle, Bridgetown, St. Michael. T:

(246) 227-2651

GEORGE WASHINGTON HOUSE

Barbados is the only country where

George Washington travelled outside of

America and The George Washington

House where he stayed, with his ailing

brother, Lawrence, who sought the

warmer climate of Barbados for his ailing

health. They lived here for two months in

1751, at the age of 19. The Georgian-style

house has been restored as a typical plantation

residence of the mid-18th Century.

Visitors can also explore the grounds shop

in the Gift Shop and enjoy cool refreshments

in the café. Open Mon-Sat, 9:30am-

4pm; closed Sun. Bush Hill, Garrison, St,

Michael. (246) 228 5461.

TROPICAL LIFE

ANDROMEDA BOTANIC GARDENS

The gardens started in 1954 as a private

plant collection around the home of

Iris Bannochie. It has over 600 different

species of plants adapted to a range of

tropical environments. Open 9am-4:30pm.

www.andromedabarbados.com. Admission:

Bds$30; Children, free. Foster Hall,

Bathsheba, St. Joseph.

T: (246) 433-9384.

ANIMAL FLOWER CAVE

At the northern tip of the island is the

Animal Flower Cave. Barbados’ only

accessible seacave, a natural coral formation,

is home to sea anemones (referred

to locally as “animal flowers”) and deep

‘infinity’ pools. Cave openings offer views

of the ocean. www.animalflowercave.com.

Admission: Adults, BBD$20 and Children,

BBD$10. Open daily, 9am-4:30 pm. North

Point, Connell Town, St. Lucy.

T: (246) 439-8797.

BARBADOS WILDLIFE RESERVE

See a variety of birds and animals, including

monkeys, in their natural habitat, with

very few cages. Built on four acres of mahogany

forest in the North-West parish of

St. Peter, Barbados Wildlife Reserve is one

of the island’s largest zoos. Open daily,

10am-5pm. www.barbadoswildlifereserve.

com. Admission: Adults: Bds$30, Children:

$15. Farley Hill, St. Peter. T: (246) 422-

8826.

FLOWER FOREST

This former plantation is now home to

hundreds of species of flowers and trees.

Patrons can walk a trail, enjoy the views

and rest in gazebos along the way. Open

for weddings and special occasions.

Admission: Adults: Bds$30; Children: ages

4 –12, $15, children under 4, free. Open

daily, 8am-4pm, Richmond, St. Thomas

www.flowerforestbarbados.com. T: (246)

433-8152.

HUNTE’S GARDENS

These lush tropical gardens offer a wonderful

experience to to nature lovers.

Created by Anthony Hunte, these gardens,

located in St. Joseph in the centre

of Barbados’ rain forest, in a sink-hole-like

gully, offers a multidimensional experience,

with vigorous plants densely growing

on many levels. Open daily;admission:

Bds$30 Barbados Dollars. St Joseph. T

(246) 433-3333.

ORCHID WORLD &

TROPICAL FLOWER GARDEN

Located in St. George’s lush upper highlands,

Orchid World & Tropical Flower

Garden displays over 1,000 Caribbean

plants and flowers. Open daily 9am-4pm;

(closed on Mondays from May 15-Oct.15).

orchidworldbarbados.com. Groves, St.

George. T: (246) 433-0306.

WELCHMAN HALL GULLY

Still attached to the neighbouring Harrison’s

Cave, Welchman Hall Gully was

originally formed in the collapsed remains

of former caves. You’ll see exotic vegetation

and animal life including green monkeys.

Open daily 9:00am-3:30pm. Adults,

Bds$28; locals with ID, $15; Children, 5 to

12 years old, $14, under 5, free. Guided

tours, and group rates available. Open

10:30am daily from Nov 1-Apr 30. welchmanhallgullybarbados.com.

Welchman

Hall, St. Thomas. T: 1 (246) 438-6671.•

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