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“Excellent value for money and a brilliant day out!”

Barbados Wildlife Reserve
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Owner description: See the wildlife of the tropics: hares, otters and lots of monkeys.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money and a brilliant day out!”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

What a fantastic day we had here! For $23.50 Barbados dollars each, this is easily well worth the money. For this price you get entry to both Grenade Hall nature trail and the wildlife reserve. The nature trail was lovely, very picturesque with wild forestry all around and monkeys roaming the trees. It also has interesting facts dotted around about particular trees and pieces of history. Make sure you take some drinking water with you because it is a long trail, but there are benches all along the way and easy access to the exit at any point. There is also a signal tower museum at the end of the walk, which was educational with a lovely view from the top.
We took sandwiches with us to eat after the walk, but I believe there is also a little cafe where you can get some lunch.
The wildlife reserve was spectacular. So enjoyable. The reserve is all open, so that the animals literally wander freely around you. There are monkeys, deer, crocodiles, peacocks, toirtoses, mara and more. The animals are gentle and there are benches where you can sit in peace and enjoy your surroundings. Feeding time is at 2pm and I would highly recommend you are there for this as it is a spectacular display! All the animals come out from there resting places and swarm the food, and if you have not seen a particular breed yet, such as the mara who are very shy and reside in burrows, then this is when you will see them. Brilliant photo opportunities! The monkeys are really cheeky and the tortoises are ever so friendly.
There is also a zoo-like area with a few caged animals. But the cages are spacious and kept very clean. We saw some beautiful birds and parrots here as well as snakes and iguanas.
Honestly, for a whole day out we felt this was very well priced and well worth it. Kids and adults alike will love it.
Highly recommend for all ages. Do not miss this!

Visited May 2014
5 Thank Marriedladyxx
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice attraction”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Visited this reserve in mid may and was impressed with the animals within the reserve. The star attractions are without a doubt the green monkeys that are everywhere. It was nice to see them interacting with each other and we got some fab photos. We really enjoyed our morning there and would recommend to anyone.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank TGAR1961
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A wonderful day!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

My husband and I were looking for a way to truly experience the natural world of Barbados. We left with camera and hand and made sure not to have any kind of food in our pockets when we entered the reserve. We were told that even the lingering aroma of food might excite the green monkeys which could become overwhelming.

Within minutes after entering the area, I spotted my first sign of wildlife. It was a tortoise walking right towards me, pretty much oblivious to my presence. The deer slept peacefully at a safe distance while the monkeys jumped from tree to tree. Although some areas were not clearly marked (I walked into an area for personnel only without knowing it), we were very happy to have come. My husband took many prized pictures which I have included with this review,

The first part of the reserve was far more pleasant than the caged areas (holding more dangerous animals). In comparison to the entrance, it seemed rather forgotten.

Visited May 2014
Thank Isabelle D
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Queens, NY
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great for Adults and Kids”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

One of the best attractions in Barbados is the Wildlife Reserve. Animals such as turtles, deer and rabbits roam free while you walk on a designated path. There's a python (caged, of course) and a bird sanctuary. However, the most amazing thing is between 1:30 and 2 PM they feed the animals. Suddenly, hundreds of the islands green monkeys (that were actually in the trees watching you) come out to eat along with the other animals. Sit on the benches and the monkeys sit next to you while they eat. See adults as well as the young still clinging to their mothers. It's fantastic and you can take plenty of pictures. Just please don't try to touch or feed yourself!!

Visited February 2014
Thank queens45
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Moscow, Russia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Funny place”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

There are so many different types of animals. Some of them I saw the first time in my life. It was very interesting. What is happening when feeding time... Animals are running around, monkeys jumping on the trees, sounds they make are so funny! And this all is happening right above your head and under your feet. Be careful not to step on someone. 30-40 minute walk around the park.

Visited May 2014
Thank Alina B
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