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Graeme Hall Swamp

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Hidden away gem.

We are regular visitors to the island 🌴.Been planning to visit the place for several years.We went... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018

Such a hidden gem, lovely food in the cafe. Grounds are beautiful but unfortunatly only part open... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Deryn F
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22 Mar 2018
“Hidden away gem.”
19 Feb 2018
Stroll down the boardwalk and observe tropical wildlife and migrating birds in their natural habitat at this wildlife reserve.
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Went past this, the smell was terrible as raw sewage is in the swamp and they are opening the sluice gate at low tide to let it into the sea hence the surrounding beaches are closed!!! This is my 4th visit to the island and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andre P
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We are regular visitors to the island 🌴.Been planning to visit the place for several years.We went today and was really pleased to visit such a lovely serene attraction.We sampled the menu and had a great chat to the ladies on duty.Same the tour itself...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dodger1955
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Such a hidden gem, lovely food in the cafe. Grounds are beautiful but unfortunatly only part open to guests, hope to see more in the future

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Deryn F
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Sorry to spoil the surprise! Even so we had a lovely time here. The cafe is a delight whether you want a coffee and cake, smoothie, cold frappe or a delicious pie, quiche or sandwich they are all very tasty. I had the soup and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lanze
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We have visited Graeme Hall marsh several times on this trip to Barbados and love it every time we go there. I am not sure where all the confusion is regarding what you can access in the park as the website very clearly tells you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank david2149
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary is free to wander through the front grounds. The cafe is open and selling coffees/cakes/juice. The trails are closed as is the aviaries. Staff are working diligently to keep up the main ground but the rest is locked. Tarpon swim...More

Date of experience: April 2017
4  Thank two to travel t
Reviewed 13 April 2017

As you will read from the other reviews most of the reserve is closed to the public - a local problem. However, if you are looking for somewhere to stop off for a coffee, a sandwich, a cold drink then this is somewhere well worth...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This absolutely beautiful 240 acre green space or real estate depending on you'r point of view. Unfortunately for the people of Barbados and for Thousands of tourists most OK damn near all of it is closed to the public and has been for many years....More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank The5Cats
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Well we have just got back from Barbados. We visited the Graeme Hall Reserve. The outer grounds looked as immacuate as ever. Gardening staff were visible so someone's paying their wages. They are selling potted plants at the entrance. The cafe was open; we bought...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Chris2006
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Nowhere is there any indication that the paths around the lake/swamp are not open. We looked for an entrance once we entered the parking area. It was not evident, other than a sign pointing the way to the "cafe". We saw others entering so we...More

Date of experience: February 2017
4  Thank Stedwill
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Response from Chris2006 | Reviewed this property |
Because the owner is in a long-running dispute with the Government and the property owners surrounding the swamp. It is being deliberately inundated with raw sewage and polluted industrial and rain run-off. The idea appears... More