Discover a side of Barbados not commonly seen by visitors to the island during this panoramic, half-day excursion via off-road vehicle.
Gun Hill Station, St. Joseph's Parish Church and Indian Pond
Depart the pier aboard a 4x4 Land Rover for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the parish of St. George, and a visit to the Gun Hill Signal Station. The largest and most important military outpost in Barbados, the Gun Hill Signal Station has military associations dating from the late-17th century. A photo stop is made here for magnificent, expansive views over the island. Afterward, re-board your Land Rover and drive past the St. Joseph Parish Church, Indian Pond and other picturesque local landmarks whilst learning about the island's folklore, culture and history.
Joe's River Forest, East Coast and Bathsheba
Next, drive down a gully system with unusual flora, then proceed through Joe's River Forest with its towering trees, many of which are indigenous to Barbados. Along the way, look for the elusive green monkeys that inhabit this area. Upon arrival on the east coast of Barbados, head to one of the island's most scenic spots, Bathsheba. After a refreshment stop here, you are invited to take a stroll on the beautiful beach. Feel the sand on your feet and the sea spray in your face as you marvel at the pounding shoreline view of the Atlantic Ocean.
Cattlewash Hill Viewpoint, Southern District and West Coast
Leaving Bathsheba, re-board your Land Rover for a drive along an ascending coastal road en route to the Cattlewash Hill Viewpoint, which offers an incredible panoramic view of the coast and surrounding areas. Following a photo stop here, re-board your coach and drive to another spectacular, approximately 800-foot-high (about 244-metre-high) viewpoint overlooking the interior of the island, known as the Scotland District. Your tour concludes with a drive back to the pier along the island's west coast, also known as the 'Platinum Coast' due to the many exclusive properties and five-star hotels on this side of the island.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of off-road driving over bumpy and uneven natural surfaces and inclines, and a minimal amount of walking for approximately 100 yards (about 91 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the off-road vehicle. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck/back problems, guests with heart/respiratory conditions, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. Guests must weigh less than 250 pounds (about 113 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Guests must be at least 21 years old to be served alcoholic beverages. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.