A scenic drive that gives you spectacular views and great photo opportunities. Head towards Highland Adventure Centre, at an elevation of more than 1000 feet above sea level. Enjoy a refreshing complimentary drink, whilst taking in the breathtaking view of the East Coast! Your tour then turns inland through sleepy villages, sugar cane fields and plantations on your way to Bathsheba on the East Coast, known for its powerful waves and rugged coastline. Here you will have the opportunity to take photos with this fantastic panoramic view as your backdrop.
St. John's Parish Church is perched on a cliff, 800 feet above sea level, overlooking coastal St. John and the Atlantic Ocean. The present building was constructed in 1836, after the hurricane of 1831 destroyed the one built in 1660. The pulpit is constructed from six different kinds of wood: Ebony, Locust, Barbados Mahogany, Manchineel, Oak and Pine.
The church also contains an interesting sculpture depicting the Madonna and Child with the infant St. John. The graveyard contains the tomb of Ferdinand Paleologus, a descendent of the Byzantine Imperial family, who died in Barbados in 1678 after being a resident for over 20 years.
Your tour will descend into Bathsheba where you will have a brief stop. A visit to Barbados is not complete unless you visit the idyllic spot. Located near the centre of the Island, in the parish of St. Thomas, at an elevation of more than 1000 feet above sea level sits Highland Adventure Centre. On the well maintained grounds stands a gazebo and a spacious deck, along with a well stocked bar.
From here the view of the East Coast is truly breathtaking! The pounding Atlantic surf in the distance, contrasts with the unspoiled beauty of nearby Mount Hillaby, which at 1138 feet above sea level is the highest point on the island. You get the feeling as though you're sitting on top of the world. The ideal place for a refreshment and photo stop on tour.