Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
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See the wildlife of the tropics: hares, otters and lots of monkeys.
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  • travelbug1717
    Bourne, Massachusetts57 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wildlife Reserve
    We visited the Wildlife Reserve in July. It was hot, humid and damp. We got there right at the afternoon feeding time. The workers dump a whole pile of fruits and vegetables in a general area and all the animals come over to eat. There were tortoises, monkeys, chickens, peacocks and other animals. These are out and about on the premises and you are right there with them. You can also walk around and see birds, snakes, rabbits and an alligator (or crocodile?) in their enclosures. It will take about 45-60 minutes to see it all.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • swordsj71
    100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of tortoises!
    Good prices for entry. A strange collection of animals, I presume they were chosen because they don't eat each other!! Tortoises, deer, chickens, green monkeys, turkeys roam freely, with caiman snakes, rabbits, guinea pig, parrots all caged. Feeding time at 2pm was fun. The whole place looks in need of a refurb which is a shame as the animals look a bit sad.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • lynn h
    Chesham, United Kingdom88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and see the monkeys!
    Monkeys etc were awesome! Well worth a visit Friendly place to visit. Animals are fed but allowed to roam. The monkeys come and go but usually report at feeding time. They were amazing. I didn’t enjoy seeing snakes and reptiles and birds caged. I would go again but miss this part out .
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Lisa E
    Virginia48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a fun experience!
    This place was so incredibly cool. I've never been up close and personal with monkeys before. We arrived when they were eating fruit and it was quite a sight to see. The entire reserve was very interesting - with caves, turtles and monkeys galore. My entire family really enjoyed this. We had a car rental, so we just drove there, paid the admission price and walked around on our own taking many pics during our visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • NYTravelerBD
    Westchester County, New York1,505 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deer and Monkeys and Tortoises Oh My!
    This open air wildlife reserve (there are no fences and the animals live in the forest and congregate for feedings) was a fascinating look at Barbados' wildlife. We saw dozens of green monkeys, tortoises, and cute deer up close and not behind bars, and the 2 p.m. daily feeding was a must see - definitely time your visit for either the 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. feedings. The animals went crazy eating a wheelbarrow full of fruit, and the sight of monkeys riding on the backs of tortoises while chomping on handfuls of grapes was quite the sight to behold! One slight warning - the paths are slippery when wet and kind of uneven, so please exercise caution for visitors with mobility issues. I was fine but slipped on the pavement a couple of times.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Allen B
    Muskegon, Michigan1,209 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time.
    We really enjoyed our visit here, but be very careful walking on the paths. They are uneven and can be very slippery. I wouldn't recommend letting very young kids walk or run without holding their hands, and I can't imagine someone trying to push a stroller. The monkeys were incredible. It was so amazing and enjoyable to watch them sitting on the back of the turtles, especially if the turtle was walking. It really is too bad that they don't have benches located around the area so you can sit and relax while watching and filming. That would have made it a five star in my book.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Gunnar
    Dalarna County, Sweden15 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come for the monkeys feeding time, if you are in the area
    The main attraction are the monkeys, of which there are a great number. They have free roam of the enclosure — which you are inside of. During feeding time you get very close to them, for some fantastic views and interactions. It did however feel somewhat too close at times — large signage pointing out the obvious that wild animals can in fact bite, and in the case of the monkeys “particularly small children”. I doubt however that it is a common occurrence, and the monkeys seemed very well adapted to the crowds. There are some other animals, including a handful of snakes in terrariums. Beware that the footpaths do not seem to be all that well maintained, and they were almost prohibitively slippery even with walking shoes. The facilities are lacking, with only one gents toilet, which was not well cleaned, and without its seat. In summary: the monkeys are a good experience, some other animals of interest, but in what appears to not be an all too well maintained place.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Vicki L
    Maldon, United Kingdom63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family visit
    We enjoyed a couple of hours here while we were in barbados. The children enjoyed seeing the monkeys being fed (11am) and then enjoyed spotting the animals in the reserve. Lots of tortoises which our 3 year old son thought was brilliant! Our daughter liked seeing the snakes and the birds. Nice little trip
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Jim
    Woodinville, Washington46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monkeys and Tortoises
    Lots of tortoises around, very fun. Catching a glimpse of the wild monkeys outside of the feeding times was difficult but we were still able to spot a few. Most of then hang out in the parking lot across the street from the reserve. It is a bit of walking through the trails, you could do half and see most everything the reserve has to offer. If coming a shore from a cruise, just grab a local cab driver for a private experience, just be sure to leave buffer time back to the ship. It's about 40min away with some slight traffic.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • arthur y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience
    We have just returned from the monkey feeding tour with Beautiful Barbados tours. Our driver was Glein, rhymes with Kalvin Klein, what an excellent experience being up close and personal to the green monkeys at feeding time. I strongly recommend this tour.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2024
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Sandyfam21
28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
We usually enjoy a trip to the Wildlife Reserve - it’s good to see a variety of animals, especially the Barbados green monkeys. Today we went with friends with their elderly grandfather who is on his ‘once in a lifetime’ trip to Barbados. He really wanted to see the monkeys but it was clear he wouldn’t be able to manage the paths in the reserve which are really only suitable for the fit and able. We were over by the Grenade Hall Signal Station end of the car park and there were some monkeys there. He was enjoying seeing them on the space before the gates - we hadn’t even gone in- when the member of staff told us we had to buy tickets or move away. He actually purposefully scared the monkeys away so we wouldn’t be able to see them. We tried to explain the situation but he didn’t listen, saying he was ‘under orders’ and saying it was a business he was running. He was so rude and unnecessarily so. Thankfully he put us onto the boss on the phone who was more sympathetic. We will think twice about visiting again.
Written 7 July 2024
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York4,185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
The last stop on my island tour was the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. It is famous for its Green Monkeys. The monkeys were imported to Barbados from West Africa a few centuries ago. They are free to enter and leave the reserve. They usually forage outside the reserve in the morning and come inside for the 2 p.m. feeding. You have to be careful where you walk. The paths are uneven and there are sometimes animals on the path, such as tortoises. By the time I got to the feeding spot, the animals were finishing their afternoon meal. Some of the tortoises were feeling a bit frisky. All in all, it was a lovely day out.
Written 30 June 2024
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Samantha
London, UK32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Overall the tickets include the nature trail as well as the wildlife reserve. Make sure to look at the times the monkeys get fed as that’s worth timing the trip around (there are two times open to watch - 3pm is one of them)

You can roam around at your own leisure which is great and turtles are everywhere! It’s a fun few hours, and nice to see the animals are looked after. There’s also reptiles and snakes to see too, not much in terms of someone talking you through anything but it’s pretty self explanatory.

The nature trail is also nice and has a nice message of leaving the ecosystem as we found it, if not better. Very green and interactive too
Written 27 June 2024
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Scott G
Washington DC, DC449 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
It's shady and pleasant, in different sections. The monkey feeding times, I believe, are 11am and 2pm. We arrived after 12:30 and saw just two monkeys finishing up the last tidbits. There are other animals, which are quieter and less active. COUNTLESS tortoises have the run of the place and live with an iguana, chickens, pigeons, a caiman, and a peacock. There is a small aviary with some macaws and a small reptile house with snakes.
Written 24 June 2024
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Anna T
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve was one of the top highlights of our trip to Barbados! We absolutely loved the array of animals here; red-footed tortoises, peacocks, deer, chickens and iguanas roam free, and they were clearly well looked-after. The landscaping is fantastic and you wind your way through liana-draped trees to see the many animals. Of course the most exciting part is the feeding time! We caught the afternoon feed and I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences we've ever had! My children (and 5 and 10) just loved it. The cheeky wild green monkeys know when to arrive and they did so in style. It was so funny to see them swinging through the trees and hitching rides on some of the big tortoises' backs (whom didn't seem to mind). It reminded us of the opening scene of the Lion King, where all the animals come together at once. It was wonderful to see the wildlife arriving for a huge buffet feast, before disappearing into the forest once again. A must-do for any trip to Barbados!
Written 19 June 2024
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Victoria C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The monkeys and tortoises were a blast! We had such a fun time watching the monkeys during feeding time! The reserve was also very pretty.
Written 14 June 2024
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michelle
Krakow, Poland71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Was really good to see the monkeys up close in a nice living environment for them. We did some of the trail that was uneven and steep in places. We didn't see the other half of the reserve where the other animals were as it was too hot for us. There were decent toilet facilities.
Written 10 May 2024
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Ef289
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A wonderful place, full of 🐢 🙈 🦌 and 🐦.
Footpaths are uneven in some places so dress your tootsies accordingly.
We were there at 11am to see the monkeys being served their brunch.
A fabulous place to visit.
Written 26 April 2024
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Chris Riley Travel
Joliet, IL107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This was one of our stops on an island tour of Barbados. We loved seeing all the animals, especially the monkeys. Lots of photo ops here so be ready, Wear shoes like sneakers due to uneven walking paths
Written 20 April 2024
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Hol99
Evesham, UK26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Very pleasant hour spent here. I was one of the first in & it was quiet which was nice. I saw the monkeys, tortoises, peacocks & deer then wandered by the snakes, birds, etc.
It’s nice, very small and that’s okay as long as you know to expect that.
I watched ‘feeding time at the zoo’ 😂 well it was like that!! Heaps of visitors (too many?) all crammed in to watch. No need really as once they have their food, the monkeys wander all over eating it anyway.
Took a stroll to the ‘viewpoint’ & again probably my own expectations were too high. I hoped to see the East Coast view, instead I just saw a few tree tops 🤔
But I did then drive to Cherry Tree Hill which satisfied my view desires!! 😊
I liked the trip & would say it was worth it.
Ooh!!! Good footwear recommendation from other trip advisors was VERY APPRECIATED!!! Went in trainers and it was 💯 the right thing!!! Thanks!
Written 2 April 2024
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