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.

Price

7 nights at Sandy Lane from £5,795 per person
7 nights at Accra Beach Resort from £2,495 per person

Itinerary

Thursday 28 February
Depart: London Gatwick Flight BA2155 10:35 hrs
Arrive: Barbados 15.25 hrs
Transfer on arrival to your chosen hotel for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Friday 01 March
Day at leisure.

Saturday 02 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 Accra Beach Resort :
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 03 March
Lunch at the historic Lancaster House, a plantation house that has been amazingly restored and filled with fascinating antiques from across the world. Enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine washed down with a glass or two of local rum punch!

Monday 04 - Wednesday 06 March
Time at leisure.

Thursday 07 March
Day spent at leisure until your departure to the airport.
Depart: Barbados, Flight BA2154 17:05 hrs

Friday 08 March
Arrive: London Gatwick 05:10 hrs

Accommodation

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 - Sandy Lane: £680 per person per night

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa


Situated in Rockley, Accra Beach Hotel & Spa is conveniently sandwiched between Barbados' capital Bridgetown and the lively St. Lawrence Gap, this is a fantastic choice for more independent holidaymakers keen to do their own thing, but enjoy all the benefits of resort facilities.

Free time can be spent at the huge pool complete with swim-up bar or down at the beach which offers lots of watersports*. The resort offers many different dining options and half/full board can be added to your holiday at extra cost. 

* at extra charge 

Single supplement - Accra Beach Hotel & Spa: £210 per person 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: £3,000 per person
World Traveller Plus supplement: £600 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 in your chosen hotel, based on twin/double occupancy * Racecourse admission at Garrison Savannah (grandstand seats for those staying at Accra Beach Resort) 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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