Just BIM

Just Bim Barbados Wildlife Landmark Flower Forest Bathsheba St. Nicholas Abbey
Price: $225.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket in the cave.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and on an incline. Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not suitable for any guest with walking difficulties. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. In Barbados child safety seats are required by law for infants up to 3 years old. Car seats can be provided on this tour at no additional fee. If you would like to request a car seat to use during the tour, please use the field above to request one at the time of booking. If you plan on bringing your own car seat(s) on the tour, please note that you will be doing so in the field above at the time of booking. Please keep in mind that all car seats must be able to be secured with a seat belt.

Just BIM

BIM is one of many nicknames used by locals for Barbados. Just BIM is a Barbados excursion like no other. Your Barbados tour begins at Harrisons Cave where you will board electric trams and travel through the winding tunnels viewing majestic caverns and the stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing in them for many centuries. Another special feature of the caves is its streams, waterfalls and pools. Harrison's cave is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.

You will then drive towards the center of the island for your next stop, which is your choice of either Hunte's Gardens or the Flower Forest. Located in a gully, Hunte's Gardens is a lush rainforest garden full of tropical plants, birds, and other wildlife. The many-tiered garden features a great variety of ambiances, from bright and open to deep, dark, and magical. The Flower Forest, a fifty acre botanical garden with an amazing array of plants and species in infinite shades of green interspersed by colors that only nature can produce. Exotic birds and local monkeys can often be spotted as well.

After the garden, continue on to the town of Bathsheba and the scenic East Coast well known for its rugged beauty. Atlantic rollers break on large rocks at sea to form beautiful mist and foam. After driving along a part of the East Coast, you will stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

Following lunch, you will make your way to your last stop, up Cherry Tree Hill, and on to St. Nicholas Abbey. It is likely the last remaining authentic house of the 17th Century that exists anywhere in the "New World". When this residence was built around 1658 of brick and limestone, many of the structures in North America were made of timber, and have long since perished. The residence was built only 30 years after Barbados' settlement by the British in 1627, so it is of significant historical value to the island. The Plantation also has a small but very beautiful garden with large colorful hibiscus and a small rum distillery that produces award-winning rum.

Please note: This tour does not visit St. Nicholas Abbey on Saturdays.

4.5 Stars4.4 / 5  |  7 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great Tour!!
May 03, 2017
This was an awesome tour - especially the stop at Harrisons Cave!! Our group was small and the guide was fantastic! We particularly enjoyed the botanical gardens with all the gorgeous varieties of flowers! The drive was interesting with lots of beautiful sites all around. We would take this tour again on our next visit to Barbados!
Reviewer: Kay Evans
5 Stars
Great Tour
January 18, 2017
We enjoyed this tour of the caves and the animals in the park. It was great to see the feeding time and the antics of the monkeys, the deer and the tortoises.
Reviewer: Susan Anderson
4 Stars
August 21, 2016
On 01/17/16 our day started with the wonderful limestone cavern Harrisons Cave with all it stalagmites, stalactites, subterranean streams and waterfall (the host Hyacinth and the driver of the electric tram were so helpful). After stop for photo op at Cherry Tree Hill our guide Calvin took us to St. Nicholas Abbey (no religious connection), which is a Jacobean-style mansion built in 1658 and one of the oldest surviving plantations (with grounds that include museum, steam mill, garden and old sugar mill) - the only regret is that we didn't have to spend more time there. Calvin shared his pride of his homeland and the high percentage of literacy there. He was so kind and went above and beyond making a stop for us in front of the Parliament of Barbados and Nelson's Column.
Reviewer: EC, NY
5 Stars
Beautiful sites, good value and outstanding custom
April 25, 2016
We toured in a comfortable van with 8 people. Our guide, Ryan was knowledgeable and fun. Each of the highlights (Harrison's Cave, Flower Forest, Bathsheba and St Nicholas Abbey) were well worth the ticket price and provided a nice mixture of activities on this strikingly beautiful island. At St Nicholas Abbey we learned about making prized rum from growing and pressing sugar cane to tasting a very fine aged liquor. We saw just the home's main level only which was a bit disappointing. Bathsheba's beauty has created a lifelong memory. At time of purchase one couple had been mistakenly told there would be a stop at a pottery company. When they told Ryan of the mistake and how much it meant to them he arranged for a private driver to take them there from our last stop. Now that is service!
Reviewer: PJ
4 Stars
This was a great tour--fun and very informative!
April 12, 2016
All six in our private tour group enjoyed this tour as it was very informative and fun. Was a good value in that it included all entrance fees and lunch.
Reviewer: Just BIM
5 Stars
Good tour with a good guide
December 30, 2015
This was a good excursion. The tours were interesting and the sights were great.
Reviewer: Jerry
4 Stars