Natural Wonders of Barbados

  • Port

    Bridgetown, Barbados

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3¾ hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Set out to experience the full beauty of Barbados, boarding air-conditioned transportation at the cruise terminal for a scenic drive through some of the most beautiful landscape in the Caribbean. Your friendly and knowledgeable guide imparts stories about the island's history, culture and natural wonders -- including the famous giant baobab tree brought from Africa in 1738.

Journey through the countryside to Farley Hill. Situated 850 feet above sea-level, this spot offers an excellent view of the verdant highlands of the Scotland District, which covers the parish of St Andrew and is named after Scotland's Patron Saint.

Drive along the East Coast to the sleepy seaside village of Bathsheba, where waves, wind and time have conspired to sculpt giant mushroom-shaped rock formations. These jut majestically out of the pounding surf; the largest is called Bathsheba Rock. Take photos from the shore.

A stone's throw away are the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, in the parish of St Joseph. Nestled on a cliff overlooking the coast, this lavish six-acre garden features more than 600 species of exotic plants as well as a grotto-like lily pond and one of the world's largest palm trees. Sipva refreshing beverage and listen to an overview of the gardens and their history. Explore the tranquil meandering paths bordered by orchids, ferns, hibiscus and even the famed bearded fig trees, from which the island's name derives. Los Barbados means 'the bearded ones'. Relax in the quaint café, where you can purchase island cuisine (at your own expense).

Continue through lush hillsides of softly swaying sugarcane to Parks Farm. This bucolic working farm raises the island's famed black-belly sheep. Unique to Barbados, these sheep are believed to have been imported from Africa by early British settlers. Before heading back to the ship, take a leisurely drive along winding roads featuring many varieties of plants and lush, overhanging trees and coral stone walls. At Shop Hill, take in the breathtaking views of the west and south coasts and the cruise ship pier.

Notes:

Minimum age is 4 years.