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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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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