Natural Wonders of Barbados
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 3¾ hours
Set out to experience the full beauty of Barbados, boarding air-conditioned transportation for a scenic panoramic drive through some of the most beautiful landscape in the Caribbean. Your friendly, knowledgeable guide imparts stories about the island's history, culture and natural wonders. (S)he will point out 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 and the parish of St Andrew, named after Scotland's Patron Saint.
Continue through lush hillside greenery and softly swaying sugarcane plantations en route to the small town of Belleplane. The East Coast Road abuts the rugged terrain and hillsides of the Scotland District on one side, and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean on the other.
You're headed to the sleepy seaside village of Bathsheba, famous for its year-'round surfing. The waves, wind and time have conspired to sculpt giant mushroom-shaped rock formations that jut majestically out of the pounding surf. The largest of these is called Bathsheba Rock. Take photos of these stunning formations from the seaside.
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. Sip a 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'. Feel free to relax in the quaint café, where you can purchase island cuisine (at your own expense).
Back on the coach, enjoy a leisurely drive along winding country roads to Shop Hill, offering sweeping views of the west and south coasts, Bridgetown and the cruise ship pier.
Minimum age is 4 years.