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 to Barbados in economy
  • 7 nights all-inclusive accommodation
  • Racing at The Historic Garrison Savannah
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

Overview

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, and 2021 marks Sandy Lane’s 25th year of sponsorship!

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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Accommodation

Mango Bay Hotel

Price from £2,545 per person on an all-inclusive basis: 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

Price from £6,295 per person on a bed and breakfast basis and including access to Sandy Lane's Private Box Hospitality: 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 golf courses include the famous Green Monkey designed by Tom Fazio, which is exclusive to guests.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 04 Mar

Depart the UK to Barbados in economy. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen hotel for 7 nights' accommodation at Mango Bay Hotel on an all-inclusive basis. Or choose to upgrade to Sandy Lane Hotel for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Day 2 - 05 Mar

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

Day 3 - 06 Mar

This morning, you will be transferred to the Historic Garrison Savannah for an exciting day's racing at the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup 2021.

Day 4 - 07 Mar

Day at leisure.

Day 5 - 08 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 - 09 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 - 10 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 - 11 Mar

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

Day 9 - 12 Mar

Arrive in the UK.
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Tickets

Grandstand Ticket

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

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Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

04 Mar - 11 Mar | 7 nights from £2,545 pp

Includes Flights

Your package will include:

  • Roundtrip flights in economy
  • Air-conditioned transfers throughout
  • 7 nights' accommodation Mango Bay Hotel on an all-inclusive basis
  • Grandstand seating at The Historic Garrison Savannah for the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup
  • Assistance of our local ground agents throughout
  • Airport passenger duty & taxes

Staying in Barbados

If you'd like an active holiday there's plenty to do; catamaran cruises, snorkelling, championship golf courses and watersports abound. From fine dining to open-air fish fries, there is an exquisite choice of excellent Bajan restaurants to suit every taste on this sunny island. 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.

Why Choose Us?

Tailor-Made

Customise your experience to create something truly memorable

  • Add excursions to your trip
  • Travel at your own pace
  • Choose hotels, flights etc
Exclusivity
  • Get the best seats, closest to the action
  • Hosted tours with special celebrity guests
  • Stay in the most luxurious accommodation
  • Fully inclusive service
  • Expert hosts take care of you every step of the way
  • All transfers and fees are included

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