Welcome to Speightstown


Since the main road was moved to the charmless bypass east, traffic is modest, so take time strolling to look up at the battered old wooden facades.


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$125 Tours & Sightseeing

Highlights of Barbados Sightseeing Tour

Experience the people, culture, and history of Barbados on this tour. Take in scenic views and splendid architecture, feast on the delicious local cuisine, and enjoy the beer and rum that’s produced on the island.The tour will take you through historic Bridgetown and the Garrison, which are now know as World Heritage Sites. Next you will head north along the western coast, known by the locals as the Platinum Coast because of the number of million-dollar homes in the area. Holetown, the next site of interest, was the first British settlement. Passing St James Anglican Church, built on the site of the first place of worship on Barbados. You’ll then head northwest to the small but historic town of Speightstown. Passing by two beautiful marinas, Port St Charles and Port Ferdinand, where you can see the mega-yachts moored there. As you leave the west coast and travel to the north-east side of the island, you’ll make the first official stop of the tour at the St Nicholas Abbey Plantation. Enjoy a tour of the plantation house and its rum distillery. You’ll be offered a complimentary rum or fruit punch and also have a chance to taste their magnificent non-blended rum. Continue east along the shoreline and experience the full force of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the island. At breathtaking Bathsheba you’ll see the famous surfing spot known as the Soup Bowl. This is a surfers’ paradise, featuring mushroom-shaped boulders offshore. Stopping at St. John's Anglican Church, the church yard contains the body of Ferdinand Paleologus (decedent of Constantine) The last stop before returning you to your pick up point is at the Sunbury Plantation Great House for lunch, drink, and a tour of the house, which has the largest collection of vintage horse carriages on the island.

$90 Day Trips & Excursions

Barbados Coastal Tour with Buffet Lunch

After convenient pickup from your hotel around 8am, settle into an air-conditioned vehicle and pass through Bridgetown, the island's capital city. Its garrison is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel up the west coast of Barbados through Holetown, which was the sight of the island's first British settlement. The tour will then make its first stop at the quaint seaside town of Speightstown for approximately 15 minutes. From here, on to the scenic Cherry Tree Hill and sip a delicious, complimentary rum punch while enjoying the ocean breeze and browsing local crafts. Head down to the rugged Scotland District, which is renowned for its epic natural beauty as well as its famous soup bowl surf spot. You'll make a stop at St. John's Church, one of the oldest on the island. End the experience with a delicious Caribbean-style buffet lunch and take a guided tour of the around 300-year-old Sunbury Plantation House.  Enjoy a hassle-free drop-off back at your hotel with air-conditioned comfort.

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

You get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the round-a-bout at the entrance to this historic town for the start of your tour. You should allow for at least 15 minutes before the official start of the tour in order to get your personal audio devices and snacks. While you are on island time your guides will aim for a prompt start for your 4-hour tour.  This tour can be a little bit longer if you have tons of questions as your guides want to ensure you get to hear as many of the stories of this rich historical area as possible.  We start at the newly built round-about which marks the entrance to this town. We travel the through the streets, among the local persons plying their trade – even interact with them; as we journey, you will also see and hear about the forts and cannons of the 18th century.  A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together.and this tour is made even more comfortable with the aid of your personal audio equipment. No more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say! Take your time and hear as though he/she is right there talking to you alone. What a wonderful experience awaits you on a walking tour of Speightstown, Barbados.

$100 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion - Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

You get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the round-a-bout at the entrance to this historic town for the start of your tour. You should allow for at least 15 minutes before the official start of the tour in order to get your personal audio devices and snacks. While you are on island time your guides will aim for a prompt start for your 4-hour tour.  This tour can be a little bit longer if you have tons of questions as your guides want to ensure you get to hear as many of the stories of this rich historical area as possible. We start at the newly built round-about which marks the entrance to this town. We travel the through the streets, among the local persons plying their trade – even interact with them; as we journey, you will also see and hear about the forts and cannons of the 18th century. A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together.and this tour is made even more comfortable with the aid of your personal audio equipment. No more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say! Take your time and hear as though he/she is right there talking to you alone. What a wonderful experience awaits you on a walking tour of Speightstown, Barbados.

$100 Tours & Sightseeing

Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

You get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the round-a-bout at the entrance to this historic town for the start of your tour. You should allow for at least 15 minutes before the official start of the tour in order to get your personal audio devices and snacks. While you are on island time your guides will aim for a prompt start for your 4-hour tour.  This tour can be a little bit longer if you have tons of questions as your guides want to ensure you get to hear as many of the stories of this rich historical area as possible. We start at the newly built round-about which marks the entrance to this town. We travel the through the streets, among the local persons plying their trade – even interact with them; as we journey, you will also see and hear about the forts and cannons of the 18th century. A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together.and this tour is made even more comfortable with the aid of your personal audio equipment. No more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say! Take your time and hear as though he/she is right there talking to you alone. What a wonderful experience awaits you on a walking tour of Speightstown, Barbados.

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