Friendship Tour Barbados

Please note: The deadline for registration has passed, but we'll accept additional people as long as there is space in the hotel and on flights. If you are interested in joining us, please email Kyle at kcase@seniorgames.net or call him at 435-674-0550, 

Athletes, Fans and even children 13 years and older are welcome to come.

Departure date:  Thursday, April 24, 2014
Return date:  Thursday, May 1, 2014 
Competition: All competition will be a part of the 2014 Barbados Senior Games and consists of Track & Field and 3-on-3 Basketball.  Participants in 3-on-3 Basketball should plan to attend AS A TEAM.  Athletes must be 50 or older.
Tour Limit: 40 Individuals 
Tour Price:  $2,450.  Price is based on double occupancy at the hotel and includes roundtrip airfare and the complete itinerary below.  Breakfast is included at the hotel.
Deadline: Total payment is due before March 15, 2014
Contact: For questions on the Tour, contact Kyle Case (800-562-1268 or kcase@seniorgames.net
Reservations: For information on registration, contact Kyle by weither method above.

 

BarbadosThursday, April 24

Depart from the US and arrive in Bridgetown, Barbados.  Check into hotel (Hilton Barbados). 

The Hilton Barbados Resort is among the world’s premier destination hotels and certainly one of the best Barbados hotels. An idyllic location and attentive staff make for an unforgettable experience. With two of Barbados’ most beautiful beaches on its doorstep, this Barbados hotel invites guests to relax in paradise. Walk barefoot on pure white sand and swim in the azure water of the Caribbean Sea. 

Built on the site of a 17th century military fort, this well-preserved structure maintains its original cannons. Now used as a beautiful backdrop for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions, the relic of Charles Fort is an unforgettable part of Barbadian history. Admire breathtaking views of the ocean from any of the 350 comfortable, stylish guest rooms. At the Lighthouse Terrace Restaurant try a selection of delicious meals, all washed down with rum cocktails and traditional Barbadian hospitality. The hotel is only five minutes from the capital and 20 minutes from the airport.

Friday, April 25

Morning and afternoon - Free to acclimatize to the area, temperature, sea level, etc. 

The Hilton Barbados offers a private beach, an Infinity pool, three flood-lit tennis courts, fitness suite and treatment rooms, private balcony and sea views from every guest room and suite and an onsite watersports center.

Just five minutes from Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, Hilton Barbados offers an appealing combination of city buzz and beachfront serenity. The commercial center of Barbados, the city’s Broad Street, offers duty-free shopping and a number of prominent department stores. For smaller gems and local bargains, Swan, Roebuck and Tudor Street all offer traditional stalls and craft shops.

Evening – Welcome Dinner – Champers Restaurant

BarbadosAlive and vibrant Caribbean design and atmosphere… Champers offers the romance of waterside dining in its Gazebo or Open Terrace.

Feel comfortable while complementing the beautiful surroundings by dressing elegantly casual.

At Champers, they believe in rewarding excellence. Their success over the years can be attributed to the high standards of service they exemplify to their customers. They have been fortunate to have experienced, friendly and hard working staff whose diligence continues to ensure your experience is always unforgettable.  They believe in delivering exemplary service to ensure you have an enjoyable dining experience.

For a delightful treat of visual master pieces, take a tour through Champers “On the Wall” art gallery curated by Vanita Comissiong where you will find an array of colourful pieces also available for purchase. Some of these paintings also adorn the walls throughout the restaurant.

Saturday, April 26

Track & Field Competition – all day, beginning at 10:00 AM

Several thousand Barbadian fans will crowd into the National Arena to cheer on the athletes of the Barbados Senior Games.  It’s an all day party that will be impossible to forget with live bands and entertainment throughout the competition.  Lunch for athletes will be included.

Sunday, April 27

Track & Field, 3-on-3 Basketball Competition – Basketball begins at 9:00 AM.  Track & Field begins at 1:00 PM

Track and Field will continue and Basketball will also take place.

Monday, April 28

BarbadosIsland Tour

  • Visit the Lion at Gun Hill, Edge Cliff, Bathsheba's dramatic Atlantic breakers and rock formations
  • Rugged terrain and exciting off-roading in Joe's River Forest
  • Picturesque Cove Bay
  • Little Bay - window to the world

Includes:

  • Our famous Jungle Juice (Rum Punch), juice, diet sodas and snacks - served en route!
  • Bajan Buffet Lunch
  • Round trip transportation from your hotel or villa

 

Tuesday, April 29

Catamaran / Snorkeling Tour

Sail along Barbados' calm, crystal clear waters to a secluded bay, where you can enjoy a fascinating visit with the Sea Turtles, a refreshing swim, a pleasant stroll on the beach or sunbathing on deck. Explore a shallow shipwreck where you can feed schools of tropical fish, there is a spectacular world of underwater life to be discovered. Snorkeling gear is provided and the crew can quickly teach you this easy skill. While anchored, a delicious lunch with wine and dessert is served onboard.

BarbadosEvening – Oistin’s Fish Market (Optional, you will be responsible for meal)

Oistins is an active fishing town on the south coast and is a hub of activity on weekend nights.

The food is the main draw - excellent fish, (tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish), lobster, chicken etc. served in an extremely informal setting. You can get your fish grilled or fried depending on which vendor you choose from. It's all cooked on the spot in front of you.

A plate of fish (and there’s plenty fish on it) and a beer will cost you about Bds$30 (US$ 15).

Seating is plentiful, if rustic, and in amongst the diners, the old-timers are playing dominoes.

But there are also art and craft items on sale, including jewelry, pottery, ceramics, leather craft, wood carvings, straw craft, clothing and accessories, and original paintings and prints.

You can dance if you want or watch the others dance! Some nights there's a live band.

Food is usually available from about 7:00pm but if you go early (say 5:45pm) you can walk on the pier and perhaps see a great sunset.  Collect your fish scraps from the vendors in the fish market and feed the turtles.

Frequented by visitors and locals alike, it's a great place to spend an informal evening. 

Wednesday, April 30

Harrison’s Cave

At the heart of Barbados lies one of its greatest wonders, Harrison’s Cave. Located in the central uplands of the island, this breathtakingly beautiful, crystallized limestone cavern is a testament to nature’s mastery. Flowing streams, deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns characterize this living cave. Gaze in wonder at the white flow stones and in awe at the beauty of the speleothems which adorn the cave.

Evening Farewell Dinner – Brown Sugar Restaurant

Located just off teh Hilton property, amidst the heritage charm of an old Barbadian home, BROWN SUGAR is famous for our sumptuous all-you-can-eat planter's buffet lunch with a grand display of local & Creole dishes. Our lush fern filled patios and cascading water gardens, together with the chirping of tree frogs, provide the perfect setting for an evening of casual yet elegant dining for the whole family.So be absolutely sure to make Brown Sugar part of your vacation on our Beautiful Island. We guarantee you a memorable Caribbean experience of fine and delicious dining. After your feast, you'll agree that Brown Sugar is the sweetest. 

Thursday, May 1

Return to USA

Miscellaneous Information: Itinerary is subject to some changes depending on availability of tours and services, but we'll always do our best to replace any changes with comparable experiences.