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St Nicholas Abbey!

When in renting a villa in Barbados, a visit to St Nicholas Abbey is a must. Located in the parish of St Peter, the abbey was built back in 1658, and is now only one of three Jacobean mansions in the whole of the Western Hemisphere.
A trip to the mansion offers a full day out. The great house is the main attraction, built by Benjamin Berringer it is one of the finest historic sites on the island. Characterised by elaborate multi-curved gables, decorative chimneys, Tudor arches and casement windows, it is an architectural wonder. Guest can get a full tour of the property for a more in-depth view of its history, which includes antiques and artefacts that span the home’s 350-year history.
The rum distillery is another popular attraction. By embracing its longstanding traditions, the plantation aims to preserve its history while still creating a sustainable legacy for future generations. You are able to explore the steam mill and run distillery, which are currently in full operation to produce the finest St Nicholas Abbey Rum, which among other products, can be purchased at the gift shop and taken back to your Barbados accommodation.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Abbey offers rum experience tours, where guests have access to a guided tour of the Great House, a personal tour of the Factory, Steam Mill and Distillery. The best bit is, you will be invited to try a range of Nicholas Abbey Rums!
The grounds are also well worth a look, all of which are beautifully landscaped with tropical flora, with the natural gullies filled with Mahogany and Silk Cotton trees. Cherry Tree Hill is located to the northeast of the Greta House, and offers stunning views of the island’s rugged east coast. Overall, the estate of St Nicholas Abbey spans over 400 acres of undulating sugar cane fields, forests and gardens.
During opening hours, you can enjoy lunch and a drink at the Terrace Café, which overlooks the plantation and other tropical plants. So make sure you put this on your list of attractions when looking into villas in Barbados.


Wonderful Cuba Week

Visit the REAL Cuba: An EXCLUSIVE vacation package from Caribbean Casas, led by our professional and trained local staff!

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WONDERFUL CUBAN WEEK

For 7 nights and 8 days, relax and rejuvenate in Cuba´s comfortable and private villas with your own private pool, some just a short walk to Caribbean beaches! Enjoy privacy in your own bedroom and a private bathroom, and fuel yourself for your adventures with a daily breakfast, all included in the vacation package.

When you´re ready to explore the excursions and activities that surround you, travel in style in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Catering services–including lunches and beverages–are prepared by a team of highly qualified professionals, who will also provide courses in cooking and preparing traditional Cuban cuisine and cocktails.

If you have always wanted to try salsa dancing, Cuba is the ideal destination in which to explore your curiosities! Take a class with trained professionals and sip on a mojito as you learn the sultry steps.

The air-conditioned villas are located in East Havana (Boca Ciega). For peace of mind, each villa is equipped with a security staff, and each has a daily cleaning service to maintain a tidy and comfortable home during your stay.

The following chart lists the prices per person for our Wonderful Cuban Week, with a required minimum of 10 people per group. If your group has a different number than is shown below, please contact our representatives for more information.

People per Group 10 15 20
Price per person 970 Euros 970 Euros 900 Euros

Schedule

Day 1

  • Transfer from the airport to the villas with a bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Warm reception at the villas with dinner and cocktails
    Menu: cold salad with ham and chicken, banana fries filled with beef, taro fries.
    Cocktails: Cubalibre, Mojito, Piña Colada, Sangaree
  • Free time for your enjoyment!

Day 2

  • -Breakfast
    -Salsa lessons from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    -Traditional Cuban cooking lessons, followed by lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm with typical Cuban food
    Menu:
    Entrée: cold salad with ham and chicken, banana fries filled with beef, taro fries
    Main course: smoke-dried loin with creole broth, moro rice, yucca with broth, vapored vegetables
    Dessert: pudding and ice cream
    Beverages: 2 bottles of water and 1 soft drink
  • Bartender lessons from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm with authentic Cuban cocktails: Cubalibre, Mojito, Piña Colada, Sangaree, Daiquirí, Tinto al Verano, Spring, Screwdriver, Cubata, Ron Collins, Daiquirí Rebelde, and non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • Beach time
  • Depart the villa at 5:30 pm for a matinee show at Casa de la Música de La Habana (Habana House of Music): A live concert with one of the best Cuban salsa orchestras. Accompanied by bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Return to the villas.

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Departure at 9:00 am for a day trip to Varadero Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Accompanied by bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
    Lunch, water, and soft drinks are included
  • Return to the villa at 6:00 pm

Day 4

  • Breakfast
  • Salsa lessons from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Traditional Cuba cuisine cooking lessons, followed by a typical Cuban lunch from 12 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Menu:
    Entrée: cold salad with ham and chicken, banana fries filled with beef, taro fries
    Main course: smoke-dried loin with creole broth, moro rice, yucca with broth, vapored vegetables
    Dessert: pudding and ice cream
    Beverages: 2 bottles of water and 1 soft drink.
  • Bartender lessons from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm with authentic Cuban bar beverages: Cubalibre, Mojito, Piña Colada, Sangaree, Daiquirí, Tinto al Verano, Spring, Screw Driver, Cubata, Ron Collins, Daiquirí Rebelde, and non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Departure at 3:00 pm for a tour at the historical center in Old Havana, which includes visits to museums, plazas, and other famous sights. Accompanied by bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Return to the villas

Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Salsa lessons from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Traditional Cuba cuisine cooking lessons, followed by a typical Cuban lunch from 12 pm to 1:30 pm
    Menu:
    Entrée: cold salad with ham and chicken, banana fries filled with beef, taro fries
    Main course: smoke-dried loin with creole broth, moro rice, yucca with broth, vapored vegetables
    Dessert: pudding and ice cream.
    Beverages: 2 bottles of water and 1 soft drink.
  • Bartender lessons from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm with authentic Cuban bar beverages: Cubalibre, Mojito, Piña Colada, Sangaree, Daiquirí, Tinto al Verano, Spring, Screw Driver, Cubata, Ron Collins, Daiquirí Rebelde, and non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Beach time
  • Departure at 6:00 pm for an excursion to the Fortress Morro-Cabaña to witness the ceremony of Shooting of the Canon Ball. Accompanied by bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Return to the villas.

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Salsa lessons from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Traditional Cuba cuisine cooking lessons, followed by a typical Cuban lunch from 12 pm to 1:30 pm
    Menu:
    Entrée: cold salad with ham and chicken, banana fries filled with beef, taro fries
    Main course: smoke-dried loin with creole broth, moro rice, yucca with broth, vapored vegetables
    Dessert: pudding and ice cream.
    Beverages: 2 bottles of water and 1 soft drink
  • Bartender lessons from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm with authentic Cuban bar beverages: Cubalibre, Mojito, Piña Colada, Sangaree, Daiquirí, Tinto al Verano, Spring, Screw Driver, Cubata, Ron Collins, Daiquirí Rebelde, and non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Beach time
  • Departure at 5:00 pm for an excursion to the matinee show at Miramar House of Music: Live concert of one of the best orchestras of Cuban salsa. Accompanied by bilingual guide (Spanish and English).

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Salsa lessons from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Traditional Cuba cuisine cooking lessons, followed by a typical Cuban lunch from 12 pm to 1:30 pm
    Menu:
    Entrée: cold salad with ham and chicken, banana fries filled with beef, taro fries
    Main course: smoke-dried loin with creole broth, moro rice, yucca with broth, vapored vegetables
    Dessert: pudding and ice cream.
    Beverages: 2 bottles of water and 1 soft drink
  • Bartender lessons from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm with authentic Cuban bar beverages: Cubalibre, Mojito, Piña Colada, Sangaree, Daiquirí, Tinto al Verano, Spring, Screw Driver, Cubata, Ron Collins, Daiquirí Rebelde, and non-alcoholic cocktails
  • Departure at 9:00 pm to go to a nightclub and dance to live Cuban music to celebrate the last night in Havana! Accompanied by bilingual guide (Spanish and English).

Day 8

  • Free time for your enjoyment
  • Transfer to the airport

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