12 Days
Duration
Barbados
Destination

With its year-round temperate climate and abundant tropical vistas, Barbados plays the consummate host to many sports enthusiasts. Well known throughout the Caribbean for sports tourism, Barbadians are avid sportsmen and sportswomen, who demonstrate a passion for a wide variety of activities, including horseracing, polo, water sports, tennis, golf, track and field, and, especially, cricket. This proud history and love of sport has led to the creation of a number of world-class facilities throughout the island and has encouraged many overseas competitors from Europe, America and other Caribbean nations to come to Barbados for international tournaments or to test their skills with a good match against the local teams.

BEST TIME TO TOUR:

Barbados is a popular year-round destination as temperatures tend to range between the high 20’s and low 30’s. However, there are 3 key seasons: Dry season, December – June. Wet season, July – November when some showers are likely and humidity levels are high. Hurricane season, June – November.

STANDARD OF FIXTURES:

With regard to cricket, you can expect a competition rating of 5 out of 5.

INCLUDED:

  • 10 Nights / 11 Days
  • Barbados
  • Departure: London Gatwick – Grantley Adams International Airport Return: Grantley Adams International Airport – London Gatwick Airport
    Transfers in an executive coach, with a driver as per the itinerary (including airport transfers)
    – 10 nights at the Halcyon Palm Hotel (or similar)
    – Triple and twin rooms for students + twin and single rooms for adults

*All accommodation is subject to availability. Please note we are not holding any accommodation or services until the booking has been confirmed. If the hotel is unavailable we will aim to source similar accommodation, however, prices may alter

  • Breakfast 10 Lunch on excursions 2 Packed Lunch 0
    Dinner on excursions 1 Post-match function 8 Other 0
    1 x Self-led training session
    8 x Pre-arranged cricket matches
    – Jeep Safari Island Tour
    – Harbour Lights Dinner Show
    – Kensington Oval Tour and Bridgetown Tour – Transfers to Oistins Fish Fry
    – Catamaran Cruise
  • Full liaison between the group and TEAM Sports for the duration of the tour. (Services of a TEAM Sports representative to stay with the group throughout)

EXCLUDED:

  • Airport taxes of approx. £300.00 per person. Travel Insurance. Passports and visas if applicable. Admission fees into sights of interest not included in the tour cost/ itinerary. Personal expenses such as tips for meals, gratuities, telephone calls, beverages, all meals not mentioned under inclusions and anything else of a person nature. Any other services not mentioned.

AREAS TO VISIT AND THEIR MAIN ATTRACTIONS:

  • Watch cricket at the Kensington Oval. This is the home of West Indies cricket and Barbados’s oldest cricket ground. Take a tour of this historic venue, walk the fields where cricketing giants have played and learn about its early history, founders and
  • Sail in a catamaran and swim with turtles – Set sail by catamaran for a trip along the beautiful west coast, stopping at various bays along the way. The turtle watching here is incredible with great viewing from the boat and the opportunity to get in the water at the same time. The trip lasts most of the day and includes a buffet lunch on
  • Try the catch of the day at Oistin’s fish fry – Islanders join visitors at this Friday evening ritual which bring this little fishing village on the south coast to life. Local fishermen bring their catch of the day to the dockside to be cooked up by their families who sell this delicious food from their stalls. Enjoy it with some homemade macaroni pie (a Bajan speciality).
1

Day 1

Assemble at London Gatwick Airport where you will be met by your TEAM Sports Travel tour representative

Flight to Barbados

Arrival at Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados

Transfer by coach (approx. 35 minutes) to your accommodation (at Halcyon Palm Hotel *or similar) and check-in for a 10-night stay on a bed & breakfast basis

After check in meet in lobby of hotel before making a short walk (approx. 10 minutes) to local restaurant for welcome dinner (own account)

Walk back to hotel

2

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel

Morning transfer to your self-led training session

Lunch at leisure (at own cost)

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 1st set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 1 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel

Time to freshen up

Dinner at leisure (own account)

3

Day 3

Breakfast at hotel

Depart on your city tour of Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados

Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, is a port city on the island’s southwest coast. It’s known for its British colonial architecture, 17th-century Garrison and horseracing track. Near the central National Heroes Square, which fringes the Constitution River, Nidhe Israel Synagogue and its museum explore the island’s Jewish history. Carlisle Bay is home to 6 shipwreck dive sites, Browne’s Beach and a yacht club.

Lunch at leisure (at own cost)

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 2nd set of fixtures

(includes dinner)

T20 Night Fixture 2 v local school/club

Dinner included after the match

Transfer to accommodation

Evening at leisure

4

Day 4

Breakfast at hotel

Morning at leisure to enjoy and relax on the beach

Lunch at leisure (at own cost)

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 3rd set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 3 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel

Time to freshen up

Dinner at leisure (own account)

5

Day 5

Breakfast at hotel

Morning at leisure to enjoy and relax on the beach

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 4th set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 4 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel and time to freshen up

Transfer to Harbour Lights Dinner Show

(dinner included)

Be captivated by the Bajan scenes re-enacted by the cultural characters and immerse yourself in the rhythms of 3 live bands. Enjoy a traditional Bajan style BBQ dinner served straight from the grill.

Transfer back to hotel

6

Day 6

Breakfast at hotel

Optional activity (at additional cost)

Visit Folkestone Marine Park and Museum

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 5th set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 5 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel

Time to freshen up

Dinner at leisure (own account)

7

Day 7

Breakfast at hotel

Optional activity (at additional cost)

Head down to local surf school where you can try and learn how to surf

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 6th set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 6 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel

Time to freshen up

Dinner at leisure (own account)

8

Day 8

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer by coach to Kensington Oval for your stadium tour

Kensington Oval is Barbados’ oldest cricket ground having been established in 1882 when Pickwick Cricket Club leased 4 acres of pasture land from Kensington Plantation and started to develop it as a cricket ground with a clubhouse.

Lunch at leisure (own account)

Optional: Lunch on the Tiami Dockside (own account)

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 7th set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 7 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel

Time to freshen up

Dinner at leisure (own account)

9

Day 9

Breakfast at hotel

Meet in the lobby of the hotel before going off on your Jeep Safari Tour of the island (approx. 5.5 hrs long)

This non-stop fun expedition takes you to the most strikingly scenic parts of Barbados on a guided on and off-road island tour. (lunch included)

Buffet lunch and drinks included in Jeep Safari tour

Jeep Safari tour to drop you off back at hotel

Time to freshen up

Head down to the beach and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach

Make your way back to hotel

Dinner at leisure (own account)

10

Day 10

Breakfast at leisure at hotel

Morning at leisure to enjoy and relax on the beach

Time to freshen up and collect cricket gear

Transfer by coach to your 8th and final set of fixtures

(includes post-match function)

Fixture 8 v local school/club

Transfer back to hotel

Transfer to Oistins Fish Fry

With countless food stalls serving an abundance of fresh fish (tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish to name a few), grilled or fried (sometimes right in front of you). Order your food, grab a seat at a picnic table, and relax the night away whilst listening to music, sometimes there is a live band playing!

Dinner at Oistin Fish Fry (own account)

Transfer back to hotel

11

Day 11

Breakfast at hotel, check out and store bags at the hotel for the day

Coach transfer to Catamaran boat for your 5 hour Catamaran cruise along the island (lunch included)

Sail along the beautiful West Coast. Swim and snorkel with the friendly sea turtles and over shipwrecks that are home to many tropical fish.

Buffet lunch and drinks included on the Catamaran Cruise

Catamaran to return to dock where there will be some time at leisure to explore the docks and do some last-minute shopping!

Late afternoon coach transfer to hotel to collect bags then transfer to Grantley Adams International Airport, for your overnight flight back to London

Flight to London

Arrive at Gatwick airport

End of tour arrangements

12

Day 12

Arrive at Gatwick airport

End of tour arrangements

You will be sent a copy of our ‘Safety Management System’ (SMS) with any proposal / quote that we send to you.  This will provide you with all the information you require to understand how we prepare for and plan your tour, to ensure health and safety at the forefront of our planning and a systematic approach is followed. If you would like a copy of this document in advance of this, please call our team on + 44 207 402 3708.

It is our responsibility to ensure that you are up to date with the health and safety advice for any destination that we feature on our website.  We feel the best way to do this to ensure that all information is the most up to date, is to provide you with the following web links:

Health, Safety & Entry Requirements: FCO Barbados

Health Advice: Travel Health Barbados

Fit for Travel Barbados

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