The Sandy Lane Gold Cup

The Sandy Lane Gold Cup is one of the most prestigious events in the Eastern Caribbean horse racing calendar and, indeed, the biggest sporting events on the island. 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 the UK and North America - some owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing - featured. 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.


7 nights at Sandy Lane from £6,695 per person
7 nights at Mango Bay from £2,895 per person


Thursday 05 March
Depart: London Gatwick Flight BA2155 10:45 hrs
Arrive: Barbados 15.35 hrs
Transfer on arrival to your chosen hotel for 7 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Friday 06 March
Day at leisure.

Saturday 07 March
Sandy Lane Gold Cup Day!

Guests at Sandy Lane:
You'll be treated to the finest hospitality and catering in the exclusive surrounds of Sandy Lane’s Private Box at Garrison Savannah.
Guests at Mango Bay :
You will be accommodated in the Gold Grandstand at Garrison Savannah from where you can watch the day's action.

After the final race you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Sunday 08 March
Lunch at the historic Lancaster House, a plantation house that has been amazingly restored and filled with fascinating antiques from across the world.

Monday 09 - Wednesday 11 March
Time at leisure.

Thursday 12 March
Day spent at leisure until your departure to the airport.
Depart: Barbados, Flight BA2154 17:15 hrs

Friday 13 March
Arrive: London Gatwick 05:25 hrs
Please note, this tour will not be escorted by a Horse Racing Abroad Representative. You will be looked after in resort by our local agents.


Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane is a hotel so iconic it hardly needs an introduction! Synonymous with exceptional luxury travel, this faultless resort is well established as the place to see and be seen on Barbados' coveted west coast. Attention to detail and truly outstanding service mean that each and every guest here feels like a VIP. Whatever your requirements whilst staying here, Sandy Lane will go beyond your expectations in every arena, from the spaciousness and classic style of every room and suite, to the personalised service you'll receive from warm, welcoming staff.

The hotel's stellar Barbados beachfront location is another plus. Unspoilt white shores meet the brilliant azure of the Caribbean Sea in a setting that epitomises the beauty of the 'platinum coast'. If you're travelling with your nearest and dearest, we'd be happy to arrange a will love the romance of a private, candlelit dinner on the pristine shores.

Facilities are equally impressive. The Spa at Sandy Lane offers new levels luxurious relaxation within the majestic surrounds of its 47,000 square foot Romanesque building. Barbados boasts some of the best golf facilities in the world  and Sandy Lane has three championship-style courses, including the famous Green Monkey designed by Tom Fazio, which is  exclusive to guests.

Single supplement: £830 per room per night

Mango Bay

Enjoying a superb location in the heart of fashionable Holetown, great food and an informal, club-like atmosphere, Mango Bay offers understated elegance and is a truly welcome inclusion - and a great all-inclusive choice - to our Barbados portfolio. Relaxation and sunshine go hand in hand around the spacious, bright pool area which overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the decking area offers a great alternative for sun worshippers. There's also an abundance of watersports and other activities, including a complimentary catamaran sail, snorkelling with turtles and a glass bottom boat ride. Entertainment at Mango Bay is varied and guaranteed to be fun. There is live entertainment every night featuring calypso bands, singers and floorshows to keep you entertained and add to the relaxed Caribbean vibe that prevails throughout this resort. You'll also be treated to an exquisite fusion of Caribbean and international cuisine at the hotel's beachfront restaurant, and can retire to one of the 76 elegantly appointed rooms, boasting private balconies or patios.

Single supplement: £245 per room per night


Tour Highlights

• Explore the beautiful island of Barbados on your days at leisure
• Rest and relax on the unspoilt sands
• Enjoy a day’s racing at the Sandy Lane Gold Cup!

Additional Info

Club World supplement: from £1,600 per person
World Traveller Plus supplement: from £400 per person

Barbados's climate is ideal in March, with temperatures hovering in the mid twenties and very little rain. If you'd like a active holiday there's plenty to do; catamaran cruises, snorkelling, championship golf courses and watersports abound. Then beautiful east coast, with its wild landscapes and crashing waves, 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.

Price Includes

Our price includes: Return flights with British Airways * Air conditioned transfers throughout * 7 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at Sandy Lane or All Inclusive at Mango Bay, based on twin/double occupancy * Racecourse admission at Garrison Savannah (grandstand seats for those staying at Mango Bay) and the Sandy Lane Private Box for those at Sandy Lane * Lunch at Lancaster House * Assistance of our ground agents throughout *

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