Island Drive, St. Nicholas Abbey and Rum Tasting

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Enjoy a scenic island drive before arriving at St. Nicholas Abbey, where you can explore the Jacobean mansion and participate in a rum tasting session.

Excursion Description

 

Enjoy a scenic island drive before arriving at St. Nicholas Abbey, where you can explore the Jacobean mansion and participate in a rum tasting session.

Departing from the pier, drive through Bridgetown, passing the historic statue of Lord Nelson and the Parliament buildings before heading north. Your drive continues through historic Holetown, where the first settlers landed in 1627. En route, pass the many restaurants, hotels and homes in the area known as the ‘Gold Coast’.

Prepare yourself for a historic stop at Codrington College. This regal and breathtaking structure sits high on a hill and offers one of the most majestic views of the Eastern Coast of Barbados from the boulevard of lofty cabbage palms to its serene lily pond, gardens and magnificent view from the rear lawn.

The stately main building was structured after an Oxford College. Enter the chapel; peruse the extensive grounds laden with cotton trees, numerous types of palms, and mahogany trees. Tables in the shade make for an ideal picnic spot.

Moving on from there, you will stop in Bathsheba for a stroll along the beach and an opportunity to take a few breathtaking photos. Bathsheba is a photographer’s paradise. 

Upon arrival at the parish of St. Peter, we will be presented with a view of our final stop, the distinguished St Nicholas Abbey.

Finally, tour the wonderful St. Nicholas Abbey. This Jacobean Mansion, built in 1650, is only 1 of 3 in the Western Hemisphere! Often boasted as one of the island’s most historic and wondrous landmarks, these grounds are absolutely mesmerising. The outbuildings are used for hand bottling of unique blends of rum and cultivation of the finest sugar.

Taste this wonderful rum for yourself in a tasting session included in the tour and also take a personal look at the lovely packaging of our world class sugar before heading back to the pier.

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