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Grenada & Barbados Guided Walking Holiday

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Duration: 10 nights
Type: Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade: 2
from £4,199pp £3,999pp with flights

Historic architecture in Grenada’s capital city of St George’s ensures this volcanic island’s urban areas are just as breath-taking as its more rural ones. Off the beaten track, the lush, protected rainforest hides gems such as walking trails and waterfalls. Cascades are a feature of the island, as are the spectacular sun-soaked white sands. Barbados is similarly stunning, and here we’ll explore many facets of the island’s fascinating heritage as well as its beautiful, and at times rugged, coastlines. Explore caves & historic buildings, discover exotic plants and sample some of the Caribbean’s finest rum. This is the only walking holiday on Grenada, and now with the inclusion of time in Barbados, you’ll be enjoying something truly special and unique on your tropical paradise escape.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover Grenada’s historic capital St George’s and its colourful colonial heritage
  • Explore the Barbados’ coastline and visit one of the Caribbean’s largest caves
  • Walk through tropical forests, along historic trails and visit waterfalls
  • Free afternoons to relax and enjoy your beautiful surroundings

What’s included

  • A full programme of guided walks and sightseeing with an experienced Local Guide
  • ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfers
  • Full Board with en-suite accommodation - 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 evening meals
  • All entrance fees
  • All transport, internal flight and tips

Trip Notes

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We arrive at the airport located on the south of the island. A short transfer takes us to our hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure before dinner this evening.

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Grenada

On Grenada we stay at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Set in lush, tropical gardens and only a stone’s throw from the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned and run eco-friendly hotel is Grenada’s first Green Globe Gold certified resort. Spacious ensuite guest rooms feature kitchenettes, air-conditioning or ceiling fans, in-room safe, toiletries, hairdryer and beach and bath towels. Relax in your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a wonderful Grenadian welcome.


Today we’ll visit Grenada’s capital, St George’s. Absorb the historic architecture, rich in Georgian and Victorian influence, and which combine to make St George’s unique as we explore the city on foot.

We’ll visit the Chocolate Museum and lively market square, where we can browse the stalls, rich with the scent of spices, selling colourful fruit and vegetables. Onwards and upwards to the historic Fort George, where some of Grenada’s revolutionary leaders were executed in 1983. Hear the fascinating history of the fort, with personal insights from our local guide of some of the events. Enjoy spectacular views of the town and out to sea from the vantage point of the fort.

We continue our visit with short walks to the hilly areas surrounding the city – Woolwich Road, Lucas Street, Old Fort Road and Cemetery Hill – which are ideal locations to take photographs. Distance: approx. 3miles (5km) with 350 feet (110m) of ascent.

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Grenada

On Grenada we stay at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Set in lush, tropical gardens and only a stone’s throw from the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned and run eco-friendly hotel is Grenada’s first Green Globe Gold certified resort. Spacious ensuite guest rooms feature kitchenettes, air-conditioning or ceiling fans, in-room safe, toiletries, hairdryer and beach and bath towels. Relax in your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a wonderful Grenadian welcome.


After a short journey, we start this morning’s walk with an ascent from the summit of Springs Hill to Fort Frederick. Perhaps the best-preserved fort in Grenada, its beautifully strategic position will reward you with exceptional panoramic views of the island. Your knowledgeable local guide will provide a fascinating insight into the history of the fort and surrounding area.

We continue and walk to the Laura Herb & Spice Garden. Planted as a community project, the garden is laid out with many species including cacao, nutmeg and cinnamon. You’ll be guided through the garden, with explanations about the uses of each herb and spice, and there’ll be an opportunity to sample and buy some spices.

On to Fort Jeudy and Westerhall Point, where our walk begins alongside mangrove swamps. As we head towards Fort Judy Point, we pass opulent houses and enjoy impressive coastal scenery before we’re greeted with even more dramatic coastal views of low volcanic rock cliffs on reaching the point.

Distance: approx. 6 miles (10km) with 700 feet (210m) of ascent.

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Grenada

On Grenada we stay at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Set in lush, tropical gardens and only a stone’s throw from the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned and run eco-friendly hotel is Grenada’s first Green Globe Gold certified resort. Spacious ensuite guest rooms feature kitchenettes, air-conditioning or ceiling fans, in-room safe, toiletries, hairdryer and beach and bath towels. Relax in your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a wonderful Grenadian welcome.


This morning we drive to the Diamond Chocolate Factory, housed in a former rum distillery, and enjoy a guided tour. We’ll have the opportunity to see the chocolate making process as well as enjoy a tasting of a variety of flavours.

We follow our visit to the chocolate factory with a scenic walk from La Fortune Junction to Levera Bay and Bathway Beach. We walk through the diverse environment of Levera Archipelago National Park. Among the most scenic coastal areas in the Caribbean, our route enjoys striking views of the Grenadine Islands, a truly idyllic tropical scene, as we walk to Levera Bay. The beautiful long stretch of white sand provides the perfect nesting ground for the endangered leatherback sea turtle, which can be observed between the months of March and July.

We continue, following a marked trail through the Levera mangrove and swamp, where we can enjoy magnificent views over to Levera Pond as we continue to the distillery. The pond is known for attracting a wide variety of bird species including the rare scarlet Ibis.

We’ll enjoy lunch at the historic River Antoine Rum Distillery then take a tour before we drive to start a short walk to the Royal Mount Carmel waterfall. A woodland trail brings us to the cascading falls and their heart shaped pools. Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters before we return to the hotel. Distance: approx. 6 miles (10km) with 200 feet (60m) of ascent.

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Grenada

On Grenada we stay at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Set in lush, tropical gardens and only a stone’s throw from the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned and run eco-friendly hotel is Grenada’s first Green Globe Gold certified resort. Spacious ensuite guest rooms feature kitchenettes, air-conditioning or ceiling fans, in-room safe, toiletries, hairdryer and beach and bath towels. Relax in your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a wonderful Grenadian welcome.


We begin our walk this morning from Concord Junction, where we walk to a beautiful waterfall before we return and drive to Grand Roy Junction and the Dougaldston Spice Plantation and the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Factory. Among Grenada’s oldest working estates, you’ll get an insight into the traditional methods of harvesting and producing spices.

After lunch we’ll return to the hotel, taking a beautiful and scenic drive. Distance: 4 miles (6½km) with 400 feet (120m) of ascent.

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Grenada

On Grenada we stay at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Set in lush, tropical gardens and only a stone’s throw from the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned and run eco-friendly hotel is Grenada’s first Green Globe Gold certified resort. Spacious ensuite guest rooms feature kitchenettes, air-conditioning or ceiling fans, in-room safe, toiletries, hairdryer and beach and bath towels. Relax in your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a wonderful Grenadian welcome.


This morning is at leisure before we say farewell to our Grenadian local guide and transfer to the airport for our afternoon flight to Barbados. We’ll transfer to our hotel. Enjoy some free time to relax or explore the hotel a little, before meeting this evening with your Barbadian local guide for a welcome drink and dinner.

Coconut Court Hotel, Barbados

The Coconut Court Hotel enjoys direct access to a large white sand beach, in the heart of Barbados’ south coast and the Garrison Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Family-owned and run with warm Bajan hospitality, the hotel is a short walk from the South Coast boardwalk and a number of historic sites, restaurants and shops. A nearby sheltered lagoon offers swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

The hotel’s 112 ensuite rooms face onto the ocean and feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV among other amenities. Your stay is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable


Today we visit Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, where we’ll walk and learn more about its fascinating history. Our walk begins at Independence Square, and visits many historical statues, political buildings and churches.

See the Nidhe Isreal Synagogue, originally built in 1654, and the Parliament Buildings – we’ll have the opportunity to learn about the country’s development, politics, controversies, battles and religions before we enjoy lunch at the Synagogue. Later, we go on to explore the Garrison site, where the fort dates to 1702, and is home to a Cromwellian cannon. Distance: approx. 4 miles (6½km) with negligible ascent.

Coconut Court Hotel, Barbados

The Coconut Court Hotel enjoys direct access to a large white sand beach, in the heart of Barbados’ south coast and the Garrison Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Family-owned and run with warm Bajan hospitality, the hotel is a short walk from the South Coast boardwalk and a number of historic sites, restaurants and shops. A nearby sheltered lagoon offers swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

The hotel’s 112 ensuite rooms face onto the ocean and feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV among other amenities. Your stay is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable


We begin our exploration of the island with a tour of historic Speightstown, including part of the Arbib Trail. The trail is a path developed by the Barbados National Trust that showcases Speighstown's historical, cultural and natural sites.

Speightstown is a settlement which has remained virtually unchanged over the last century. Formerly a whaling town until the 20th century, it now remains frozen in time. We walk through the town and see where Cromwell’s Admiral landed to subdue the country and pass a house that was the prototype for early dwellings in South Carolina as well as a fort that was part of a massive fortification system to protect Barbados.

Transferring to Barbados’ west coast and Heron Bay, we enjoy a walk along the coast to Folkestone Marine Park and on to Holetown, where the first European settlers landed. Our walk takes in the very spot where the island was claimed for the English crown. After lunch at a seaside restaurant, we’ll return to the hotel. Distance: approx. 4 miles (6½km) with up to 100 feet (30m) of ascent.

Coconut Court Hotel, Barbados

The Coconut Court Hotel enjoys direct access to a large white sand beach, in the heart of Barbados’ south coast and the Garrison Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Family-owned and run with warm Bajan hospitality, the hotel is a short walk from the South Coast boardwalk and a number of historic sites, restaurants and shops. A nearby sheltered lagoon offers swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

The hotel’s 112 ensuite rooms face onto the ocean and feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV among other amenities. Your stay is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable


Our route begins at the Cotton Tower Signal Station, one of the remaining signal stations on the island. The stations were used for cross-island communication and served as lookout towers. From here we may our way through the landscapes of the east coast to the deconsecrated St. Joseph Parish Church.

We continue off road through the Hackleton’s Cliff Forest along a shaded forest trail. We’ll learn more about the history of the area, the flora and fauna of Barbados and spot the island’s national tree. Continuing downhill from the Andromeda Botanic Gardens, we walk to the coastal community of Bathsheba and along the coast to our lunch venue at the historic Round House, overlooking the ocean. Distance: approx. 4 miles (6½km) with negligible ascent.

Coconut Court Hotel, Barbados

The Coconut Court Hotel enjoys direct access to a large white sand beach, in the heart of Barbados’ south coast and the Garrison Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Family-owned and run with warm Bajan hospitality, the hotel is a short walk from the South Coast boardwalk and a number of historic sites, restaurants and shops. A nearby sheltered lagoon offers swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

The hotel’s 112 ensuite rooms face onto the ocean and feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV among other amenities. Your stay is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable


We start our day at Welchman Hall Gully, an area developed as a national park and home to a wide host of exotic plants and fruits. We’ll follow a shaded path through the park and see Barbados as it perhaps appeared to the first settlers.

Our second stop of the day is Harrison’s Cave, one of the largest caves in the Caribbean, where a solar-powered train takes us through the cave. We’ll enjoy lunch here then continue on to St. Nicholas’ Abbey, an outstanding heritage site. Explore the grounds of this 355-year-old Jacobean-styled plantation house and enjoy a sample of the abbey site’s legendary rum before we return to the hotel and our final dinner together, where we can reminisce over the wonderful sights and amazing experiences we have enjoyed in the Caribbean. Distance: approx. 3 miles (5km) with negligible ascent.

Coconut Court Hotel, Barbados

The Coconut Court Hotel enjoys direct access to a large white sand beach, in the heart of Barbados’ south coast and the Garrison Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Family-owned and run with warm Bajan hospitality, the hotel is a short walk from the South Coast boardwalk and a number of historic sites, restaurants and shops. A nearby sheltered lagoon offers swimming and snorkelling opportunities.

The hotel’s 112 ensuite rooms face onto the ocean and feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV among other amenities. Your stay is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable


After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.


Grenada Itinerary Map

Coconut Court Hotel, Barbados

The Coconut Court Hotel enjoys direct access to a large white sand beach, in the heart of Barbados’ south coast and the Garrison Historic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Family-owned and run with warm Bajan hospitality, the hotel is a short walk from the South Coast boardwalk and a number of historic sites, restaurants and shops. A nearby sheltered lagoon offers swimming and snorkelling opportunities. The hotel’s 112 ensuite rooms face onto the ocean and feature air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, cable TV among other amenities. Your stay is sure to be both enjoyable and memorable

Blue Horizons Garden Resort - Grenada

On Grenada we stay at the Blue Horizons Garden Resort. Set in lush, tropical gardens and only a stone’s throw from the stunning Grand Anse Beach, this family-owned and run eco-friendly hotel is Grenada’s first Green Globe Gold certified resort. Spacious ensuite guest rooms feature kitchenettes, air-conditioning or ceiling fans, in-room safe, toiletries, hairdryer and beach and bath towels. Relax in your beautiful surroundings and enjoy a wonderful Grenadian welcome.

What to Bring

As you’ll be carrying your own luggage at airports and between your transport and hotels, we recommend you try to keep your luggage to a minimum.

 These items are a general suggestion of what to pack for an active outdoor and walking holiday; depending on your destination, you may need more of some things and less – or none! – of others. We advise being prepared for all weather conditions, but you’ll know best what you prefer to wear when out walking or while taking part in other outdoor activities.

  • Walking boots (worn in), with good ankle support and non-slip soles and spare bootlaces
  • Walking socks
  • Lightweight fleece, waterproof trousers and jacket – even in the Caribbean, it may rain!
  • Shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Long trousers and long-sleeved light-coloured shirts for the possibility of winter-weather days
  • Walking poles

We recommend wearing walking boots on all our walks, as these provide the best ankle support and grip. Modern ‘approach shoes’ offer appropriate levels of grip and may be worn on some low-level walks, but users should be aware that they offer less ankle support. Lightweight trainers are not recommended for any walks.

 Your clothing should ideally be pre-treated with insect repellent and in-built sun protection (available from specialist clothing stores such as Rohan, Cotswold Outdoor).

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes for evenings and sightseeing
  • Sun protection – sun hat, sunglasses, high factor sunscreen and lip protection
  • Water bottle – at least 2-litre capacity
  • Lightweight survival bag
  • Small/medium rucksack (30 litre) and a liner or cover to keep contents dry
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal first aid kit including: personal medication, tissues, plasters, blister kit, painkillers, antiseptic wipes, Imodium, rehydration sachets; hand sanitiser

Essential Equipment

  • Passport (and copies)
  • booking confirmation
  • insurance cover note
  • HF Holidays’ registration form.

Please ensure you have access to emergency funds should you need them; carrying a credit card is probably the most convenient method.

Optional Equipment

  • Trekking poles (especially if you find these useful for descents)
  • camera
  • umbrella
  • binoculars; high energy food bars.

Please note that the HF Holidays’ leader reserves the right to refuse to take any guest on a walk should they consider that a lack of suitable clothing/footwear may affect safety

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Important Information

  • Single room supplement: £1,099
Duration:
10 nights
Type:
Worldwide Multi-Centre
Walking Grade:
2

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