If a prime objective of visiting Barbados involves experiencing nature's beauty at its finest, Welchman Hall Gully can't be missed. Tranquil and timeless, roaming through this wildlife preserve almost transports visitors to the untouched Caribbean landscape of 300 years ago.
Formed by collapsed cave roofs, the actual entrance to this family-friendly outdoor activity is through Harrison's Cave in St. Thomas parish. While less than a mile long, Welchman Hall is home to tropical plants and wildlife galore.
Fresh nutmeg, bamboo, palms, and cloves can be picked up right from the ground. Hiking trails lead right through flourishing wildlife, including families of playful monkeys. They do like to hide, however, so reserve a morning tour to see them during their feeding hours.
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