St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey

Activities, Featured, History, Parish of Saint Peter
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] St. Nicholas Abbey Barbados has a long a storied past. Historic mansions, plantation homes, and massive private residences dot the island dating from the Colonial period over 300 years ago. One of the most stunning is the lovingly preserved manor house at the St. Nicholas Abbey in the parish of Saint Peter. This 350-year old sugar plantation housed an operational sugar mill and distillery up until the 1940s. The cane is still grown on the property and used to manufacture high-quality rum and other sugar goods available for purchase—an authentic piece of Caribbean history! The Historic Jacobian Mansion at St. Nicholas Abbey This old plantation house is unlike any other on Barbados. In fact, it is one of only three surviving Jacobian mansions in the western hemisphere. Visitors are…
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Harrison’s Cave

Harrison’s Cave

Activities, Featured, History, Parish of Saint Thomas
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Harrison’s Cave This natural limestone formation underneath the heart of Barbados is massive—at least 2.3 kilometers (1.3 miles) long and nearly 15 meters (50 feet) high in some places. Named for Thomas Harrison—who owned a large portion of land in the area in which the caves were discovered. Harrison's Cave has quickly become one of the most visited attractions in the interior of Barbados. Interestingly enough, Harrison (whose name is also on Harrison College, a school he himself formed in 1733) may not have even known about the caves on his property. First mentioned in historical documents in 1795, many of the early expeditions into the caves were stymied by the inaccessibility of the natural entrances into the underground. The caves were “forgotten” for nearly 200 years until they…
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Green Monkeys of Barbados

Green Monkeys of Barbados

Featured, History, Misc, Parish of Saint James, Parish of Saint Peter
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Green Monkeys of Barbados There are 6 species of the Chlorocebus primates or more commonly know as the Green Monkey is one of Barbados most mischievous residents, the Green Monkeys can be seen all over the island, from cheerfully swinging in the trees of some of the island’s beautiful natural habitats, to bounding along the beaches. So called for its golden/green-tinged fur, the Green Monkey has a shimmering coat of green-gold fur and pale hands and feet. With little black faces, piercing red eyes and golden whiskers, these Barbados locals can’t be missed! Senegal and Gambia in West Africa Brought to Barbados from Senegal and Gambia in West Africa by settlers and slaves as pets in the 17th century, a number of them are believed to have escaped…
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