Itinerary Highlights

  • A day's racing at Garrison Savannah
  • Explore the beautiful island of Barbados
  • Caribbean lunch with local rum punch
  • Relaxed beach-side dining and bars
  • Complimentary water sports

Price Includes

  • Roundtrip flights to Barbados in economy
  • 7 nights' at your chosen hotel
  • Racing at Garrison Savannah*
  • Lunch at Lancaster House
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

Overview

The Sandy Lane 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. 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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Accommodation

Mango Bay Hotel

Mango Bay offers understated elegance and a great all-inclusive option in the heart of fashionable Holetown, offering great food and an informal, club-like atmosphere. The hotel’s spacious, bright pool area overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the decking area offers a great alternative for sun worshippers. There's also an abundance of water sports including a complimentary catamaran sail, snorkelling with turtles and a glass bottom boat ride. Live entertainment features every night: calypso bands, singers and floor shows will add to the relaxed Caribbean vibe that prevails throughout this resort.

Sandy Lane Hotel

Sandy Lane is a hotel so iconic it hardly needs an introduction. Synonymous with exceptional luxury and truly outstanding service this stunning resort is well established as the place to see-and-be-seen on Barbados’ coveted west coast. Facilities are impressive. Enjoy a wide variety of excellent dining options, from French fine dining to a relaxed Sunday Brunch or beach-side grill. The Spa at Sandy Lane offers new levels of luxury within the majestic surrounds of its impressive Romanesque building. The hotel's three championship-style courses include the famous Green Monkey designed by Tom Fazio, which is exclusive to guests.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 05 Mar

Depart the UK to Barbados in economy. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for 7 nights' accommodation on an all-inclusive basis (Mango Bay) OR bed and breakfast basis (Sandy Lane).

Day 2 - 06 Mar

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

Day 3 - 07 Mar

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

Day 4 - 08 Mar

We have arranged for you to join your fellow guests for an exquisite, traditional Caribbean lunch and a glass or two of local rum punch at Lancaster House, an historic plantation house that has been lovingly restored and filled with fascinating antiques from across the world.

Day 5 - 09 Mar

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?

Day 6 - 10 Mar

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

Day 7 - 11 Mar

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.

Day 8 - 12 Mar

Enjoy a relaxing morning before being transferred to Grantley Adams Airport for your flight home to the UK.

Day 9 - 13 Mar

Arrive in the UK.
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Tickets

Gold Grandstand

Gold Grandstand seating is included for guests of Mango Bay Hotel. Enjoy superb Views of the Sandy Lane Gold Cup at Garrison Savannah.

Hospitality

Sandy Lane's Private Box Hospitality is included for guests staying at Sandy Lane Hotel. Enjoy gourmet catering in exclusive surroundings at Garrison Savannah for the Sandy Lane Gold Cup.

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Sandy Lane Gold Cup

05 Mar - 12 Mar | 7 nights from £2,895 pp

Includes Flights

Your package includes:

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Air-conditioned transfers throughout
  • 7 nights' accommodation at your choice of hotel
  • Bed & Breakfast meal plan at Sandy Lane Hotel OR All Inclusive meal plan at Mango Bay Hotel
  • Racecourse admission at Garrison Savannah*
  • Lunch at Lancaster House
  • Assistance of our local ground agents throughout
  • Airport passenger duty & taxes

7-night packages are priced as follows:

Mango Bay Hotel from £2,895 pp, based on 2 sharing, including Gold Grandstand seats

Sandy Lane Hotel from £6,695 pp, based on 2 sharing, including Sandy Lane's Private Box Hospitality

Staying in Barbados

If you'd like an active holiday there's plenty to do; catamaran cruises, snorkelling, championship golf courses and watersports abound. The beautiful east coast, with its wild landscapes and crashing waves, is well worth a visit on one of your leisure days. The famous west coast, home to Sandy Lane, is legendary for its calm clear waters, platinum sands and exclusive feel; ideal for sunbathing and relaxing during your stay.

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  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

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