Visit Anthony Hunte's masterpiece garden; this garden in a sink hole that has been transformed into one of the most beautiful spots on the island. Hunte's Garden is a picturesque and path offers many surprises, thanks to the superbly created series of mini-gardens embedded within the main large unit, combining vibrant colours and textures of rare exotic plants to offer the visitor a most uplifting and fulfilling experience. The owner and creator of this beauty, Anthony Hunte, is the heart and soul of this place. You may meet him in the garden or around his extraordinary house and you can be sure to be welcomed with fascinating & colorful stories. Be sure to have your camera ready, as birds and animals love to visit this garden too! Your exquisite experience is gloriously heightened by classical music subtly wafting in the air, adding an extra layer of delight to an amazing ambiance. This magical garden has been featured in many Gardening publications and TV series.
A visit to Barbados will not be complete without a stop in Bathsheba, famous for its breathtaking beauty and pounding surf. Bathsheba is located on the Eastern coastline of Barbados. It is said that this area was named after the wife of King David whose name was “Bathsheba”. Legend has it that she bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft, and the rolling surf waters of Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” resembled Bathsheba’s bath. The area is popular with surfers. It is a popular area for locals and visitors alike and is dotted with several seaside cottages.
After a morning of adventure it will be time to taste the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine served up at our lunch stop. Following lunch we will make our way up Cherry Tree Hill, where you will see the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, and on to St. Nicholas Abbey.
Cherry Tree Hill is eight hundred and fifty (850) ft above sea level and is a part of St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. Actually due to the size of the St. Nicholas Abbey property, Cherry Tree Hill actually borders, St.Peter and St. Andrew. Many years ago, the drive on either side to get to it was flanked by cherry trees, thus the reason for its name; however these were replaced with mahogany trees which now line the road. The trees were planted in celebration of the signing of The Treaty of Paris in 1763.
The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill was built in 1727 it is one of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of the two last functioning sugar windmills in the world. The Morgan Lewis Mill ceased grinding sugarcane for commercial purposes in 1947 and was subsequently given to the Barbados National Trust
St Nicholas Abbey - This Plantation House is likely the last remaining authentic house of the 17th Century that exists anywhere in the "New World". When this residence was built around 1658 of brick and limestone, many of the structures in the North America were made of timber, and have long since perished. The residence was built only 30 years after Barbados' settlement by the British in 1627. The Plantation produces award winning rum and they are always delighted to offer you a sample.
Our final stop for the day will be the Barbados Wildlife Reserve where we hope to catch the Green Monkey at play along with a wide variety of other animals.
*Our tours run with small groups of 8 people maximum. If you are travelling as a family or group travelling together we can accommodate up to 12 people. Groups or families booking 8 or more people will have their own driver guide and vehicle for their excursion.
Arrival Instructions / What to Bring:
- Guests will be picked up in front of their accommodation.
- Please call the service provider about a precise pick-up time before you leave for your holiday
- Fuel Surcharge of between US$1.50 and US$5.00 per person payable on the day of tour in cash to the guide.
Booking Policy Full payment is required at reservation.
Cancellation policy: 20% is non-refundable upon booking. For cancellations within 7 days of the service/activity, no refunds are provided.
Change requests: Reservation changes after a service/activity is confirmed is subject to a $35 change fee.