- Explore cave formations that are centuries old
- Taste the oldest existing rum brand in the world
This, we feel, is the quintessential Barbados tour, especially if you have an appreciation of good rum. It begins with a visit to the famous Harrison’s Cave, one of the island’s biggest natural attractions, where you’ll travel underground by electric tram into the limestone cavern. The stalactites and stalagmites here have been growing for centuries, and are nothing short of awe-inspiring. Emerging into daylight again, you’ll head by air-conditioned minivan to the Mount Gay visitor centre, home to the world’s oldest rum, also known as ‘kill devil’ and the drink of choice for James Bond in ‘Casino Royale’.
Learn all about how Mount Gay is made from raw ingredients native to Barbados, with an enjoyable audiovisual presentation followed by a tasting session that takes you through signature flavours and aromas while explaining the subtle nuances of different types of rum. Your Barbados gift experiences finishes in style, with an appointment at the lounge bar, where the expert mixologists will prepare a fresh rum cocktail that is sure to convince you to pick up a bottle in Duty Free on the way home!