Try Bajan Rum Excursion with Tamarind


Tamarind by Elegant Hotels has launched anew Bajan rum excursion where visitors spend a wonderful afternoon of discovery and rum tasting around the island. This year is the Barbados Year of Culinary Experiences so there’s never been a better time to find out about the birthplace of rum and what makes it the essence of the island’s culture.

Tamarind’s ‘Tamtastic Rum Shop Crawl’ aboard an authentic Bajan bus includes an important stop at the island’s famed Mount Gay distillery, believed to be the oldest in the world and dating back to 1703.  Find out more about the production and, more importantly, savour a few of its famous brands from Mount Gay Rum, to Foursquare Rum and St Nicholas Rum.

Back on the bus, the tour continues with a scenic and laid-back journey to visit some of the best rum shops dotted around the island. Guests can enjoy ice-cold rum punch or buy bottles to take home as souvenirs at St George’s Full Pitch Bar, the Sea Side Bar at Bathsheba and the most famous of all, the John Moore Bar at St James.

Priced at £43 per person, the four-hour tour (1pm-5pm) includes transport, a one-hour tour of the Mount Gay Distillery, rum tasting on a private basis, snacks and beverages and visits to three rum shops.

Situated along the platinum west coast of Barbados, Tamarind is a beautiful beachfront property comprising of 104 stylish rooms, two restaurants and three freshwater swimming pools, including an adult-only relaxation pool. Amenities include a full-service spa, complimentary water sports, daily happy hour and beach ambassador service.

Rooms at Tamarind from £170 per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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