Island Indulgence with The Pearl Boston

Barbados

Join us for Island Indulgence, an extraordinary culinary journey curated by Mika Winder, Managing Partner of The Pearl restaurant. Embrace the vibrant flavors and captivating culture of Barbados during this exclusive adventure. This unparalleled exploration of Barbados’ rich culinary heritage will be enhanced by immersive food and rum experiences, luxury accommodations, and unforgettable moments.

Our program is a feast for the senses, featuring exquisite dining experiences, beachfront luxury, and access to the island’s premier culinary events. Highlights include a private chef-instructed class with renowned Chef Michael Hinds, the St. Nicholas Abbey Rum Tour with exclusive tastings, and VIP access to the renowned Barbados Food and Rum Festival.

This adventure promises unforgettable moments, often reserved for a select few. Join us, and we guarantee that the flavors of Barbados will leave a lasting impression on your palate and your heart for years to come!

Experience Barbados

With Mika Winder

Dates

October 23-28, 2024

Price

From Airport: $7,399
Book Your Own Airfare: $6,489

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What's Included

  • Travel Concierge
  • 5 nights at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel
    • Full Time Private Hospitality Desk
    • Breakfast is served daily at the Hotel
  • Incredible Arrival Celebration Dinner complete with Island Décor, Candlelight and Steel Drum Soloist
  • Private Chef-Instructed Hands-On Cooking Class
  • Deluxe St. Nicholas Abbey Rum Tour
  • VIP Access To All 2024 Food and Rum Festival Events (schedule TBA)
  • Gourmet Fare at The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel
  • VIP Arrival Fast Track, including Fast Track Customs and Immigration, Fast Track Baggage Claim, and Deluxe Luxury Motorcoach Transfer
  • All Gratuities and Taxes
Barbados shore
Spotlight

Hotel Spotlight: Fairmont Royal Pavilion

Experience the epitome of luxury at the 5-star Fairmont Royal Pavilion, an exquisite retreat on Barbados’ Platinum Coast. The deluxe rooms, each offering breathtaking oceanfront views, seamlessly blend opulence with the island’s natural beauty. Wake to the soothing rhythm of the waves, step onto your private balcony, and savor the stunning panorama. A full-time private hospitality desk ensures every moment of your stay is impeccable and unforgettable, attending to your every desire. Delight in gourmet dining, unwind by the serene beachfront pool, and discover vibrant marine life with complimentary water sports. The Fairmont Royal Pavilion promises an unrivaled experience of elegance and relaxation, making it the quintessential Caribbean getaway.

Itinerary

6 Days

Day 1 Bridgetown

Welcome to your first official night in paradise! Get ready to be dazzled by the Festival of Lights as your reception area is transformed into a luminous gallery of light and color. Table centerpieces will be exquisitely accessorized with vibrant and eye-catching décor, featuring lighted trees to create a magical atmosphere. Make a statement with a bright and beautiful color scheme, combining gorgeous greens and tropical prints to bring your event venue to life. Prepare to be mesmerized by the enchanting illumination of the Festival of Lights! (D)

Drink

Day 2 Bridgetown

Today, embark on a journey through time at St. Nicholas Abbey, a cherished gem believed to be the oldest structure in Barbados and one of three existing Jacobean houses in the Western Hemisphere. Nestled amidst lush greenery, this historic landmark welcomes visitors with open arms to experience a slice of Barbadian heritage.

Your day begins with a scenic ride aboard the St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railways, where you'll learn about the Abbey's role in the island's rich history as you traverse its picturesque landscapes. This ride culminates at Cherry Tree Hill, offering panoramic views of the rugged Atlantic coastline.

Disembark at The Great House, where a guided Heritage tour awaits, providing insight into plantation life through a captivating 1930s movie. Live music on the Terrace sets the perfect ambiance for a delightful lunch at the Terrace Cafe.

Next, delve into the art of rum-making with the Rum Experience Tour, personally led by the passionate owner and distiller, Larry Warren. He restored and renovated the Abbey as the latest and first Barbadian owner. Explore the intricacies of rum production, from the historic steam mill circa 1890 to the modern distillery "Annabelle." Indulge in a curated tasting session featuring unique single cask rums, including the acclaimed 20-year-aged variety.

As the tour concludes, guests receive a miniature 5-year St. Nicholas Abbey Rum, a token of appreciation for their journey through rum's storied past. Visitors can have their gift bottle engraved to commemorate their experience before exploring the Terrace Café and Gift Shop for souvenirs to treasure.

Return to the hotel with time to freshen up before this evening's First Barbados Food and Rum Festival Experience (details and recommended attire TBD).

front gate

Day 3 Bridgetown

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a late morning private chef instructed hands on class featuring local cuisine! You will experience a curated chef experience with renowned Chef and owner of The West Bar, Chef Michael Hinds. The rest of the day is yours to explore before the Food and Rum Tour nightly festivities.

Buffet in Pearl Boston

Day 4 Bridgetown

After breakfast at your hotel, the day is yours to experience the 2024 Food and Rum Festival. Your VIP Passes grant your access to all the premier experiences!

Barbados Food and Rum Festival Launch Event

Day 5 Bridgetown

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the sites and sounds and TASTES of the 2024 Barbados Food and Rum Experience!

Food Rum Barbados Festival

Day 6 Departure

After breakfast at your hotel and a free morning, transfer to the airport for your 3pm return flight to the United States. You'll have VIP lounge access at the departure airport.

Mika Winder

Dear Friends,

It is with great excitement and anticipation that I extend a heartfelt invitation to you for an extraordinary journey to the beautiful island of Barbados! This experience promises to be a celebration of Barbadian culture, culinary excellence, and unparalleled luxury. From the moment you step off the plane, you will be greeted with VIP treatment, ensuring a seamless transition into paradise. Our meticulously curated itinerary showcases the best of Barbados, from private cooking classes with Chef Michael Hinds to exclusive access to the renowned Barbados Food and Rum Festival.

As a seasoned traveler and lover of all things Barbadian, I am eager to share with you the hidden gems and cultural treasures that this enchanting island has to offer. With a limited number of spots available, we have ensured an intimate and personalized experience, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Barbados.

I encourage you to extend this invitation to your loved ones who share your passion for adventure, gastronomy, and cultural exploration. Together, let us embark on a journey of discovery, indulgence, and unforgettable memories.

Warmest regards,
Mika Winder
Managing Partner, The Pearl

Ready to Go?

Dates

October 23-28, 2024

Price

From Airport: $7,399
Book Your Own Airfare: $6,489

Register Now

Protection Plans

We understand the importance of feeling secure while you travel. That’s why we include a basic protection plan in the cost of your program, ensuring you can focus on making the most of your journey. For those seeking even greater peace of mind, our upgraded coverage offers enhanced benefits, including the flexibility to cancel up to 4 days before departure and receive a full cash refund. Travel with confidence and enjoy every moment of your Encore Experience.

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