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Sandy Lane Gold Cup

The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious events in the Eastern Caribbean horse racing calendar, attracting visitors from all over the world.

For many years both local and regional jockeys have competed here, including some top international jockeys and trainers, with thoroughbred horses from the UK and North America featured - some owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing.

The big race is run over a turf course at a distance of 1,800 metres (8.95 furlongs) and is open to horses aged three and over. Garrison Savannah is a fitting setting for such as event, having been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845, and is conveniently located close to the island's capital, Bridgetown.

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore the beautiuful island of Barbados during your days at leisure
  • Enjoy a day's racing at the Sandy Lane Gold Cup!
  • Sample authentic Caribbean cuisine with lunch at Lancaster House

Barbados' climate is ideal in March, with temperatures hovering in the mid twenties and very little rain.  If you'd like an active holiday there's plenty to do; catamaran cruises, snorkelling, championship golf courses and watersports abound. Then the beautiful east coast, with its wild landscapes and crashing waves, is well worth a visit on one of your leisure days. The famous west coast, home to Sandy Lane, is legendary for its calm clear waters, platinum sands and exclusive feel; ideal for sunbathing and relaxing during your stay.

Price at Sandy Lane from £5,845 per person, based on 2 sharing
Price at Colony Club from £3,295 per person, based on 2 sharing
Price at Bougainvillea Beach Resort from £2,295 per person, based on 2  sharing

Your package includes:

  • Scheduled flights in economy with British Airways
  • Air-conditioned transfers throughout
  • 7 nights accommodation at your choice of hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • Racecourse admission at Garrison Savannah*
  • Lunch at Lancaster House
  • Stud Visit (subject to confirmation)
  • Assistance of our ground agents throughout
  • Airport passenger duty & taxes

*Grandstand seats are included for guests staying at Colony Club and Bougainvillea Beach Resort. Sandy Lane's Private Box hospitality is included for guests staying at Sandy Lane.

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Thu
02
Mar

Depart London Gatwick on your scheduled British Airways flight at 10:35; Arrive in Barbados at 15:30. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for 7 nights' accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

Fri
03
Mar

Today is a day at leisure for you to enjoy the beautiful island of Barbados.

Sat
04
Mar

SANDY LANE GOLD CUP DAY

Guests of Sandy Lane: you will be treated to the finest hospitality and catering in the exclusive surrounds of Sandy Lane's Private Box at Garrison Savannah.
Guests of Colony Club and Bougainvillea Beach Resort: you will be seated in the Gold Grandstand at Garrison Savannah from where you can enjoy a superb view of the day's action.

Sun
05
Mar

Today enjoy an authentic Caribbean lunch and a glass or two of local rum punch at Lancaster House, an historic plantation house that has been lovingly restored and filled with fascinating antiques from across the world.

Mon
06
Mar

Your day is at leisure. Why not enjoy a round of golf on one of the island's championship courses or sample scuba diving off the Bajan coast?

Tue
07
Mar

Today we plan to visit the Barbados Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Stud Farm (subject to confirmation).

Wed
08
Mar

You have a further day at leisure. You could indulge in a spot of souvenir shopping or explore the wild and wonderful scenery of the east coast.

Thu
09
Mar

Enjoy a leisurely morning before being transferred to Grantley Adams airport for your flight home to the UK. Depart Barbados on your scheduled British Airways flight at 17:10.

Fri
10
Mar

Arrive in London Gatwick at 05:10.

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane is a hotel so iconic it hardly needs an introduction! Synonymous with exceptional luxury and truly outstanding service this stunning resort is well established as the place to see-and-be-seen on Barbados’ coveted west coast.

All guest rooms are spacious with classic décor and enjoy a personalised service from warm and welcoming staff.

Facilities are impressive. Enjoy a wide variety of excellent dining options, from French and Mediterranean fine dining to a more relaxed Sunday Brunch or beachside grill.

The Spa at Sandy Lane offers new levels of luxurious relaxation within the majestic surrounds of its impressive Romanesque building.

Barbados boasts some of the best golf facilities in the world and Sandy Lane has three championship-style courses, including the famous Green Monkey designed by Tom Fazio, which is exclusive to guests.

Colony Club

Colony Club is an elegant, colonial-style property that has firmly set itself as one of the most luxurious hotels on the island; a timeless retreat with soaring palm trees, lagoon-style pools and serene tropical gardens.

Guest rooms are comfortable and stylish with spacious marble bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi and a host of modern amenities.

Known for its relaxing ambiance, the hotel appeals to those who enjoy a rejuvenating retreat by offering a choice of healthy dining options, a full menu of spa treatments at Waves Spa and complimentary fitness programme including yoga, Pliates and Zumba. Those wanting a more active holiday will enjoy the hotel's complimentary programme of motorised and non-motorised watersports and bespoke tours: be guided through the hotel’s organic vegetable gardens and farmers’ market, or explore the history of Holetown.

Dining is varied and excellent; enjoy seasonally-inspired food in al fresco surroundings, international buffets and grills accompanied by live entertainment during the week. As a guest of Colony Club, you are also invited to dine at a variety of venues within the Elegant Hotels group, as part of the Taste of Elegance Dine Around Programme.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Overlooking a pristine stretch of shoreline on the South Coast, conveniently located near to St Lawrence Gap, Bougainvillea Beach Resort is an ideal choice for more independent holidaymakers, keen to do their own thing, but who will enjoy all the benefits of resort facilities.

Suites include many modern amenities for your comfort, including a kitchenette with crockery and utensils, dining area, complimentary Wi-Fi and iPod and furnished balcony or terrace.

The resort has two restaurants: Lanterns by the Sea serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and entertainment on selected evenings during the week. Enjoy Bajan flavours, Barbeques and Buffets. Water's Edge (open seasonally) offers a relaxing Afternoon Tea or evening meals in a delightful ocean front setting.

A wide range of activities are available for all ages, including watersports, games room, fitness centre including a tennis court, a lap pool and two leisure pools that meander through tropical gardens before leading on to the beach. For further indulgence, Waves Spa offers a full menu of spa treatments, massages and beauty treatments.

From £2,295 per person
based on 2 sharing

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