DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT 14.5 Km (9.01 Miles)
DISTANCE FROM BRIDGETOWN 1 Km (0.62 Miles)
Located on the outskirts of Bridgetown, this cricket arena recently hosted the World Cup in 2007. Barbados is one of the international centres for cricket and plays host to regular test matches between the months of January and April, with teams drawn from the West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan and South Africa.
Go where the cricket legends play! Kensington Oval is Barbados’ oldest cricket ground, having been established in 1882 when Pickwick Cricket Club leased 4 acres of pasture land from Kensington Plantation and started to develop it as a cricket ground with a clubhouse. A statue of His Excellency, The Right Honorable Sir Garfield Sobers, National Hero of Barbados, universally recognized as the world’s greatest cricketer and in whose honour the Players Pavilion is named, dominates the entry to the Oval.
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT 16.8 Km (10.44 Miles)
DISTANCE FROM BRIDGETOWN 4.1 Km (2.55 Miles)
Visit the Archives Department to research your family history and origins. Their mission is to ensure organisational efficiency and acccountability by identifying, collecting, processing and preserving public and private records of Barbados that are of permanent and enduring legal, cultural and historical value and to make information from them available within legal limits.
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT 12.5 Km (7.76 Miles)
Established in 1628, Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados and has a population of nearly 100,000. Bridgetown was originally named “Indian Bridge” for the crude bridge which had been constructed over the river (now known as the Careenage) by the Indians. Bridgetown continually plays host to various concerts, cultural festivals and historical lectures, a re-commitment to the renewal and continued development of the capital city.
Folkestone Underwater Marine Park
Folkestone Marine Park packages your snorkeling experience beautifully, giving you equipment rental, marine life information centre and museum, picnic tables for relaxing in the shade, and a protected area for snorkeling in the calm waters of the West Coast. There, colorful fish glide through their coral habitats and gather around a sunken barge. The marine park is conveniently located about a half-mile north of Holetown, where eating options abound.
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT 12.1 Km (7.52 Miles)
DISTANCE FROM BRIDGETOWN 3 Km (1.86 Miles)
The location is the Historic Garrison Savannah, close to the capital, Bridgetown. The Garrison Savannah has been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845. The officers of the British Regiment, who were stationed in Barbados, used what was then the parade ground to match their horses in races and the wealthy merchants and planters later joined them.
DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT 14.7 Km (9.13 Miles)
DISTANCE FROM BRIDGETOWN 8.4 Km (5.22 Miles)
Unearth the adventure! Venture deep beneath the earth’s surface and explore one of Barbados’ natural treasures as a knowledgeable guide takes you on a tour of a living cave. Hear the rushing streams and witness the calm glassy pools as you travel by tram to the early explorers’ entrance and experience some of their adventures. Exhibits and interactive displays for adults and children alike are strategically placed for your browsing pleasure. Comfortable footwear is a must as there will be plenty of opportunities for you to disembark and get a closer look at the marvellous formations of this natural wonder. Includes transfers and light refreshments.
University of the West Indies
Poised on a hill overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Cave Hill Campus is a leader in tertiary education in Barbados and a beacon of academic excellence both regionally and internationally. This regional campus’ great legacy has witnessed the ever-growing international student population, and as such the Campus is now home to a vibrant and diverse student from over 35 countries, China, Brazil, USA, UK and Italy.