A fun day out in Barbados was visiting Saint Nicholas Abbey, a working rum distillery and sugar plantation, set next to a grandly restored plantation house. It’s set in a pretty flower and herb garden and looks onto a tropical forest.
Cool machinery and vintage doodads were dotted around everywhere
Out back the sugar cane fields were being harvested. Sadly we didn’t visit on a day where the threshing machinery was actually in use.
Shiny machines where the magic happens!
Finally, you get to have a taste – delicious stuff, but around £80 quid a bottle – ouch! We’ll stick to the bargainous duty-free Mount Gay from the airport for now.