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Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

Open daily from 10am to 5pm
Highway 2, Farley Hill

The Basics

The Barbados Wildlife Preserve offers a unique opportunity to observe and interact with the island’s animals—including the reserve’s star attraction, the playful green monkeys—as they range freely through the habitat. Visitors can walk through the park along a series of brick paths. Some island tours include a stop at the reserve along with other sights such as Harrison's Cave, Bathsheba Beach, Cherry Tree Hill, and St. Nicholas Abbey.

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Half Day Tour: St Nicholas Abbey and The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Half Day Tour: St Nicholas Abbey and The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
star-4.5
$83.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Glyne super star
Glyne was very friendly & knowledgeable. He really entertained us with his wealth of facts and history. The Anbey was beautiful, the rum was tasty and the Wildlife sanctuary was great.
Emma_G, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Barbados

star-5
Great times
Victor_B, May 2022
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary
It was a lovely day with friends and Ricky was a wonderful tour guide. I would certainly do it again..
star-4
Thoroughly enjoyable trip
Nicola_D, Apr 2022
Half Day Tour: St Nicholas Abbey and The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
We had a lovely morning with Charles our guide. He picked us up from the hotel right on time. He pointed out some places of interest on the way and answered any questions that we had. Thoroughly enjoyed St Nicholas Abbey and the Wildlife Reserve. Our only criticism is that we would've liked a little longer in each place. We would've liked the train ride at the abbey but there wasn't enough time
star-5
Superb tour
Graham_A, Apr 2022
Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour
We had an amazing tour with our guide 'Sunshine'. She was an excellent guide, gave us lots of information and was quite happy to answer questions. We thoroughly enjoyed both stops and had plenty of time at each. Thank you Sunshine
star-5
Great trip
Fiona_S, Apr 2022
Half Day Tour: St Nicholas Abbey and The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Interesting tour with a great guide called Calvin who was very helpful and well informed. We had a great day.
star-5
Great way to see Barbados
Amber_C, Mar 2022
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary
Our guide Cindy was very personable and friendly! She knew so much about the island as we went from each attraction. We ate lunch at San Dunes, which was tasty! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
star-5
LOVE BARBADOS
RONALD_M, Jan 2022
Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour
Hunts Place and drinking on the Veranda was amazing, The wild life sanctuary was really fun, I had great photos but could not download them. The opportunities for great photos was appreciated especially on the coast. Our guide was really great and personable
star-4
An enjoyable blend of experiences, worth the time.
Garry_E, Mar 2022
Half Day Tour: St Nicholas Abbey and The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The tour guide at St Nicholas Abbey was excellent and well-informed. (Could have stayed longer !). Glad to read that the stories of the enslaved who enabled the luxury on show will soon be included more prominently. Wildlife Reserve charming and arriving at feeding time enabled easy watching and mingling with the pre-occupied residents. (Watch your step though !). Driver/guide Charles a great guy who made the time a true Bajan experience.
star-5
Scenic view of Barbados
Susan_S, Mar 2022
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary
Pick up was prompt, your guide was Ricardo on very clean mini van. First stop Earthworks Pottery, very interesting place to visit, able to talk to the potters and see what they produced and then opportunities to purchase goods in the shop. Next stop, Botanic gardens, how nice to see exotic plants that we usually see in Greenhouse’s growing naturally here in the open air. A very pleasant place to have a drink as well. Next was on to the lovely old church of St John,s which was interesting. Then a splendid scenic drive thru Bathsheba, with dramatic coastal views onto Sand Dunes for a super lunch of Chicken and rice. Finally onto the Animal Sanctuary just in time for the feeding time. This was quite a spectacle as there were Turtles, green Monkeys, Hens, deer and Peacocks all trying to feed at once. All in all, a really good trip, no rushing about, a good informative guide and very good value, well done Rcr tours.
star-5
Monkeys!
Patricia_S, Aug 2021
Barbados Small-Group or Private Garden & Wildlife Half-Day Tour
We were lucky enough to end up with a private tour. Our guide Charles was very helpful and full of interesting facts. Hunte's Garden is beautiful and Anthony Hunte an excellent host. My highlight was seeing the monkey troop.
star-5
Fun Barbados Fiel Trip
rstokes2, Jan 2020
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary
The Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary was fantastic! Our tour guide Cindy was very professional, informative & friendly! Our lunch was wonderful!
star-5
Beautiful Island Tour - Fantastic Guide
Linda R, Sep 2019
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary
Well worth doing this trip. Our guide Cindy was so friendly and so knowledgeable about everything. Wildlife sanctuary had plenty to see as did flower forest. Well worth the trip.
star-5
Great Tour
Anne_T, Feb 2020
Barbados Island Tour with Lunch and Wildlife Sanctuary
We really enjoyed the Barbados Island Tour with the Wildlife Sanctuary included tour. Our guide Ricky picked us up on time and throughout the tour provided interesting facts on the areas we traveled through. The tour had stops at Earthworks Pottery, the Flower Forest, Bathsheba beach and the Wildlife Sanctuary. It also included a really good lunch at a local restaurant on the way. We chose to do the island tour at the beginning of our vacation to get an overview of the island and see some of the sites. This tour was an excellent way to do that, and gave us some ideas for other things we wanted to see. I will highly recommend this to others!

Things To Know Before You Go

  • Entry to the reserve includes access to the adjacent Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station.

  • Time your visit to the early afternoon feeding, and you can see the animals emerge from the forest to get food.

  • Wear comfortable shoes or sandals; there’s a fair amount of walking in the reserve.

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How To Get There

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located on the northern end of Barbados. To reach the reserve from Bridgetown, take Highway 2 or Highway 2A to the border of St. Peter and St. Andrew parishes; the drive takes about 30 minutes. There is also a bus that runs directly to the park from Barbarees Hill in Bridgetown and leaves every three hours, arriving at the Diamond Corner stop after about 60 minutes.

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When To Get There

The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is open every day from morning until evening. If you want to get up close and personal with the animals, the best time to visit is in the early afternoon, when they are being fed.

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Grenade Hall Signal Station

After visiting the animals at the reserve, take a short walk to this newly restored historic landmark. Constructed in 1819, the station was a communication tower that was phased out once the telephone was introduced in the island. Hike the pretty trails to the station, and enjoy views of the surrounding forest from the hilltop vantage point.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the nearest attractions to Barbados Wildlife Reserve?
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