Little England Tour

Barbados

Visit Anthony Hunte's masterpiece garden which is one of the most beautiful spots on the island. Then stop in Bathsheba and Morgan Lewis Windmill for photos. Continue on to Cherry Tree Hill for another photo stop before moving on to St Nicholas Abbey.

One of the many names Barbados came to be known by was "Little England". What could be more British than a garden and a great house? 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.

Following Bathsheba there we will make our way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. The windmill is on the top 100 endangered historical sites in the world. 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.

Then we will continue up the hill to Cherry Tree Hill where we will take a short photo op. stop before moving 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

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.

Inclusions:

  • Hotel & Cruise port pickup and drop-off,
  • Beverages,
  • Air-conditioned vehicle,
  • Entrance fees to Hunte's Gardens Included,
  • Entrance fees St Nicholas Abbey Included. Sugar Plantation House & Rum Distillery,
  • Visit the coastal town of Bathsheba and view the mushroom rocks,
  • Visit Cherry Tree Hill and enjoy its fabulous sweeping views of the east coast.

Important:

  • Infant seats available,
  • Not wheelchair accessible,
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult,
  • Not stroller accessible,
  • Not suitable for pets,
  • Infants must not sit on laps,
  • From November 2022 this tour will include Lunch and be 1.5 hours longer with an option to add the Heritage Railway.

*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.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday:
Public (Small group) at 9 am
Private Tour at 1:30 pm
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Minimum 2, maximum 12 guests

Arrival Instructions / What to Bring: - Guests will be picked up in front of their accommodation. Pick-up starts 15 minute(s) before departure.
- Please call the service provider about a precise pick-up time before you leave for your holiday

Additional Notes: - Tip or gratuity
- 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 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.

OPTION PRICE
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Type: Adults over 13 years old (Shared)
Price: $96.00
Type: Children 3-12 years old (Shared)
Price: $56.00
Type: Children 0 - 2 years old (Shared)
Price: $30.00
Type: Adults over 13 years old (Private)
Price: $202.00
Type: Children 3 - 12 years old (Private)
Price: $70.00
Type: Children 0 - 2 years old (Private)
Price: $25.00

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"Portico 5 is an absolutely beautiful villa on the West coast of Barbados - close to Bridgetown, Holetown and many restaurants, shopping and of course the beach. The villa is immaculate - very spacious, beautifully decorated and very comfortable - a small gym on site was used by us all daily and we were able to cook wonderful meals and enjoy them on the verandah overlooking the ocean ! The beach is easily accessible and very calm. Snorkeling right in front of the villa revealed many aspects of marine life including a turtle! Most of all - the staff at the villa were wonderful including Kery Ann, Nicole and Mark. Jennifer the Property Manager was readily available for any information or bookings we required. Isle Blue was a delight to interact with - everything was arranged to detail and many emails were sent to confirm that all was well - Lisa and Mary - excellent job!!! In summary - beautiful villa, great staff and the booking by Isle Blue - perfect!! "
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Portico 5
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