leisure...

There is superb golf close by at the prestigious Sandy Lane, Westmoreland and Apes Hill championship courses. Also a range of other sports, such as water skiing, diving, tennis and horseriding are all to be found within the local area. Boat trips, from an hour's jolly to a whole day fully catered can be easily arranged with pick up from the Schooner Bay beach. Deep sea fishing trips are available as well as island safari trips to the scotland district. Should you wish to travel further afield it is possible to spend a day island hopping. A trip to the Grenadines is a wonderful day out and can be arranged through Chantours, a local travel specialist.

Should you prefer watching to participating there’s plenty of spectator sports to choose from including cricket, horse racing, polo and even motor racing. Sitting on the beach and people watching is also great fun!

Seasonal events include the Sandy lane Gold cup, Crop Over Carnival, Banks Beer Festival and the very popular Open House days when the public are invited to visit a selection of beautiful old Barbadian plantation houses and gardens as well as some magnificent homes of more recent times.

Within just a few minutes driving distance of Schooner Bay you will find some of the finest restaurants in Barbados and indeed the world! The cuisine is varied and every taste is catered for with restaurants serving both local and international dishes.