Parish of Saint Thomas

Parish of Saint Thomas

Parish of Saint Thomas
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Parish of Saint Thomas on Barbados The parish of Saint Thomas on Barbados sits neatly in the middle of the island. One of only two landlocked parishes, it is home to a number of natural wonders both above and below the ground. While some visitors see St. Thomas as a pit stop along the way, other, more adventurous individuals have dug a little deeper and found out just why this secluded parish a real gem. But, if you are too busy to stick around, St. Thomas is centrally located and just a short ride from attractions in the parishes of Saint Michael, Saint George, Saint Andrea, Saint Peter, Saint Joseph, and Saint John. In fact, some of the attractions in the parish of Saint Thomas are wonderful distractions…
Read More
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 First mentioned in historical documents in 1795, many of the early expeditions into the caves were stymied by the inaccessibility of the natural entrances into the underground.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…
Read More