Itinerary Highlights

  • Racing at The Historic Garrison Savannah
  • Explore the beautiful island of Barbados
  • Relaxed beach-side dining and bars
  • Complimentary water sports

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • 9 nights at Colony Club, Barbados & 5 nights at Bequia Beach Hotel, St. Vincents & The Grenadines
  • Racing at The Historic Garrison Savannah
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in both destinations
  • 24-hour emergency assistance throughout


The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious events in the Eastern Caribbean horse racing calendar, attracting visitors from all over the world!

For many years both local and regional jockeys have competed here, including some top international jockeys and trainers, with thoroughbred horses from the UK and North America featured - some owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing.

Barbados' climate is ideal in March, with temperatures hovering in the mid-twenties and very little rain so it's ideal for a horse racing holiday.

The big race is run over a turf course at a distance of 1,800 metres (8.95 furlongs) and is open to horses aged three and over. The Historic Garrison Savannah is a fitting setting for such as event, having been the home of horse racing in Barbados since 1845, and is conveniently located close to the island's capital, Bridgetown.

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Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Luxury is certainly guaranteed at Colony Club as the hotel has set itself apart as one of the best retreats in Barbados. Nestled on the sublime West Coast of Barbados, the classically-styled colonial hotel is both glamorous and laid back. You’ll be greeted by lush palm trees, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters. Lagoon pools and tropical gardens all add to Colony Club’s distinctive allure. Immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and sensations of this special hideaway will be as irresistible as anything the island has to offer. This serenity is coupled with gorgeous healthy, home-cooked cuisine and outstanding facilities, all designed with maximum comfort in mind.

Bequia Beach Hotel

Relatively undiscovered and with only 4,900 inhabitants, Bequia remains unspoiled and retains its old-world charm with no large tourist resorts or shopping malls, earning it the often-used description of the ‘jewel’ in the Grenadines. This boutique hotel and villas has its own secluded beach area and is surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. Bequia Beach Hotel provides a friendly and relaxing atmosphere and comprises 11 spacious suites, 11 classic pool and ocean view rooms, six villas and a penthouse suite. Each room is tastefully furnished in bespoke, colonial style with elegant, bright interiors and terraces with sun loungers, and most enjoy wonderful views over the pool and the Caribbean Sea. Though it is the most amenity-laden hotel on the island, Bequia Beach Hotel is still delightfully intimate; the rooms, suites and villas are widely distributed amongst beachfront and palm-lined walkways, meaning that every guest can delight in having their own space.

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1 March

Depart the UK to Barbados in economy. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the hotel of your choice for a 9 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

2 March

This morning, you will be transferred to the Historic Garrison Savannah for an exciting day's racing at the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup 2024.

3 March

Today is free for you to enjoy the beautiful island of Barbados.

4 March

The rest of your itinerary is free for you to enjoy all that this magical island has to offer. Why not enjoy a round of golf on one of the island's championship courses?

5 March

Day at leisure.

6 March

A further day at leisure in Barbados. We suggest a pampering spa day at your hotel, or SCUBA diving off the Bajan coast.

7 March

During a further day at leisure, you could indulge in a spot of souvenir shopping in St Lawrence Gap or explore the wild and wonderful scenery of the east coast.

8 March

Day at leisure.

9 March

Day at leisure.

10 March

Enjoy a relaxing morning before being transferred to Grantley Adams Airport for your short shared charter flight to Bequia. On arrival you will be privately transferred to Bequia Beach Hotel for a 5 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis.

11 March

Today is free for you to enjoy the beautiful island.

12 March

Day at leisure.

13 March

Day at leisure.

14 March

Day at leisure.

15 March

This morning check out of your hotel in preparation for your shared charter flight back to Barbados before taking your scheduled evening flight to the UK.

16 March

Arrive back in the UK.
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The Pavillion Hospitality

Enjoy a full day of hospitality at The Pavillion. You'll take in track views from your shared suite, and feast on a delicious 3-course luncheon and afternoon tea. A premium bar is included with the option to purchase Champagne locally.

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Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup & Bequia

1 - 15 March 2024 | Prices from £6,755 pp

Includes flights, accommodation and race tickets
Your package will include:
  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Airport fast-track on arrival
  • Air-conditioned transfers throughout
  • 9 nights' accommodation at Colony Club, Barbados on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 5 nights' accommodation at Bequia Beach Hotel, St. Vincent & The Grenadines on a bed and breakfast basis
  • The Pavillion Hospitality at The Historic Garrison Savannah for the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup
  • Assistance of our local ground agents throughout
  • Airport passenger duty & taxes

Although traditionally The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is held on the first Saturday of March, the dates for 2024 are yet to be formally announced.

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