Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Barbados Wildlife Reserve
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See the wildlife of the tropics: hares, otters and lots of monkeys.
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  • travelbug1717
    Bourne, Massachusetts58 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wildlife Reserve
    We visited the Wildlife Reserve in July. It was hot, humid and damp. We got there right at the afternoon feeding time. The workers dump a whole pile of fruits and vegetables in a general area and all the animals come over to eat. There were tortoises, monkeys, chickens, peacocks and other animals. These are out and about on the premises and you are right there with them. You can also walk around and see birds, snakes, rabbits and an alligator (or crocodile?) in their enclosures. It will take about 45-60 minutes to see it all.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • swordsj71
    100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of tortoises!
    Good prices for entry. A strange collection of animals, I presume they were chosen because they don't eat each other!! Tortoises, deer, chickens, green monkeys, turkeys roam freely, with caiman snakes, rabbits, guinea pig, parrots all caged. Feeding time at 2pm was fun. The whole place looks in need of a refurb which is a shame as the animals look a bit sad.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • lynn h
    Chesham, United Kingdom88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go and see the monkeys!
    Monkeys etc were awesome! Well worth a visit Friendly place to visit. Animals are fed but allowed to roam. The monkeys come and go but usually report at feeding time. They were amazing. I didn’t enjoy seeing snakes and reptiles and birds caged. I would go again but miss this part out .
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 December 2023
  • Lisa E
    Virginia48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a fun experience!
    This place was so incredibly cool. I've never been up close and personal with monkeys before. We arrived when they were eating fruit and it was quite a sight to see. The entire reserve was very interesting - with caves, turtles and monkeys galore. My entire family really enjoyed this. We had a car rental, so we just drove there, paid the admission price and walked around on our own taking many pics during our visit.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 January 2024
  • NYTravelerBD
    Westchester County, New York1,516 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Deer and Monkeys and Tortoises Oh My!
    This open air wildlife reserve (there are no fences and the animals live in the forest and congregate for feedings) was a fascinating look at Barbados' wildlife. We saw dozens of green monkeys, tortoises, and cute deer up close and not behind bars, and the 2 p.m. daily feeding was a must see - definitely time your visit for either the 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. feedings. The animals went crazy eating a wheelbarrow full of fruit, and the sight of monkeys riding on the backs of tortoises while chomping on handfuls of grapes was quite the sight to behold! One slight warning - the paths are slippery when wet and kind of uneven, so please exercise caution for visitors with mobility issues. I was fine but slipped on the pavement a couple of times.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2024
  • Allen B
    Muskegon, Michigan1,212 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time.
    We really enjoyed our visit here, but be very careful walking on the paths. They are uneven and can be very slippery. I wouldn't recommend letting very young kids walk or run without holding their hands, and I can't imagine someone trying to push a stroller. The monkeys were incredible. It was so amazing and enjoyable to watch them sitting on the back of the turtles, especially if the turtle was walking. It really is too bad that they don't have benches located around the area so you can sit and relax while watching and filming. That would have made it a five star in my book.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 January 2024
  • Gunnar
    Dalarna County, Sweden15 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Come for the monkeys feeding time, if you are in the area
    The main attraction are the monkeys, of which there are a great number. They have free roam of the enclosure — which you are inside of. During feeding time you get very close to them, for some fantastic views and interactions. It did however feel somewhat too close at times — large signage pointing out the obvious that wild animals can in fact bite, and in the case of the monkeys “particularly small children”. I doubt however that it is a common occurrence, and the monkeys seemed very well adapted to the crowds. There are some other animals, including a handful of snakes in terrariums. Beware that the footpaths do not seem to be all that well maintained, and they were almost prohibitively slippery even with walking shoes. The facilities are lacking, with only one gents toilet, which was not well cleaned, and without its seat. In summary: the monkeys are a good experience, some other animals of interest, but in what appears to not be an all too well maintained place.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 January 2024
  • Vicki L
    Maldon, United Kingdom63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family visit
    We enjoyed a couple of hours here while we were in barbados. The children enjoyed seeing the monkeys being fed (11am) and then enjoyed spotting the animals in the reserve. Lots of tortoises which our 3 year old son thought was brilliant! Our daughter liked seeing the snakes and the birds. Nice little trip
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 February 2024
  • Jim
    Woodinville, Washington46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Monkeys and Tortoises
    Lots of tortoises around, very fun. Catching a glimpse of the wild monkeys outside of the feeding times was difficult but we were still able to spot a few. Most of then hang out in the parking lot across the street from the reserve. It is a bit of walking through the trails, you could do half and see most everything the reserve has to offer. If coming a shore from a cruise, just grab a local cab driver for a private experience, just be sure to leave buffer time back to the ship. It's about 40min away with some slight traffic.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2024
  • arthur y
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience
    We have just returned from the monkey feeding tour with Beautiful Barbados tours. Our driver was Glein, rhymes with Kalvin Klein, what an excellent experience being up close and personal to the green monkeys at feeding time. I strongly recommend this tour.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 March 2024
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Ville T
Tampere, Finland58 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is not the worst zoo I have visited but somehow it made me feel a bit sad. It’s a much smaller place than I expected. Tens of turtles wandering around, tame deers, monkeys and couple of caimans in their dirty pool. Many tourists came just before 2pm when feeding takes place. If you want to take pictures of monkeys then I recommend you to go to Grenade hall forest which is only 200m from Wildlife reserve. It doesn’t cost extra and you’ll get a chance to take pictures of monkeys in their natural habitat.
Written 11 February 2020
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AmyJ1818
Toronto, Canada73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
Our family of four visited in November 2022. Grenade hall forest and signal station were quite nice, although the map didn’t really help us navigate through and we saw the monkey troupe playing in the forest after they were fed. During the feeding though, there were many signs about not feeding monkeys and other visitors blatantly doing so. This upset me to see as there were many signs about saying not to and explaining why. In the reserve itself, the conditions of the cages some of the animals were kept in was not great to see. Two caymans sharing a small algae-infested space, dirty looking cages for snakes and dirty tanks for fish. Not my favourite experience at all although I understand why some go. It didn’t feel very authentic and most of the animals aren’t even Bajan. If you’re looking to see monkeys, I would recommend the Welshman Gully Trail instead and skip this for a better wildlife viewing experience somewhere else after you get home.
Written 2 December 2022
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Surfspanner
England, UK84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
The monkeys were everywhere and roamed free.
The park was well thought through although keep an eye on where you walk as the brick pathway is lumpy and lovely tortoises abundant
Cafe was pretty but lady serving was clearly annoyed to be disturbed. It was a shame for her quiet day to be spoilt by customers
Written 10 March 2020
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rotterdam0892
Bath, UK1,181 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This was probably one of the low points of our holiday. We arrived just in time for the opening. The reserve is surrounded by fence / walls and the stench within was horrendous. I could still smell it hours after having left the reserve. I thought the animals looked neglected. The best thing inside the reserve was the nature film about the flying fish.

The monkeys are free to roam inside and outside of the enclosure and we where there at feeding time outside.

I certainly would not go there again or recommend it. If you want to see monkeys at feeding time, the hours are listed on the website. I guess you would also have to pay just to see the monkeys still being fed.
Written 21 September 2021
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Ms Tremaine Walker
Bridgetown, Barbados48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
An extremely beautiful place. The entrance fee is quite affordable and you get to tour the entire reserve with a guide. The monkeys can get a bit hostile so beware of that. Also, you get the opportunity to feed the animals as well. It’s worth the trip!
Written 1 November 2021
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Cassie Chichester
Richmond, VA1,774 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We visited Barbados Wildlife Reserve as part of a full-day island tour and we had a fun experience. The monkeys were acting wild and it was funny to watch them fight over a single piece of melon (even though there were so many more melon pieces below).

After visiting monkeys we were then inside of the other area where we saw turtles, peacocks, deer, and more. Make sure you bring a mask as it's required inside here.
Written 14 August 2022
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Biscuit
60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
We enjoyed seeing the monkeys at the 11am feeding, due to Covid we were the only visitors so had a very personal experience. The monkeys were amazing.

Cash only for entry and paths are very slippery in the main reserve. Cafe is shut (or at least was the day we visited) so no where to buy drinks or food.

After the catamaran trip this was our favourite activity in Barbados.
Written 6 November 2020
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soph
England, UK27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We came to the Barbados wildlife reserve after visiting Saint Nicholas Abbey, it was a pleasant experience.
I personally wouldn’t recommend planning your whole day there as although it is good, it isn’t the most time consuming; this can however vary though as there are jungle paths leaving to a small fruit bat cave. It all depends on how much you like walking. There are always monkeys waiting at the entrance and they are very tamed, you can get within arm distance to them which shoes how comfortable they are with their surroundings as they aren’t kept in a confined space.
There are many animals there including turtles and different breeds of exotic birds!
Don’t bother bringing bananas for the monkeys though as you aren’t allowed to feed them!
Written 1 September 2021
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cjb_muppet
Jersey, UK32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We visited on the 24th November 2021 hoping to see unusual animals in natural surroundings. We saw loads of tortoises, a few guinea fowl and turkeys in pens and a couple of deer., snakes in glass containers and a couple of iguana. There were caged birds which were in filthy cages and the whole place looked unkempt and neglected! The uneven paths were made of bricks which made walking round difficult.

We have visited zoos in many places and love animals so found this to be unpleasant and sad for the animals. At 30 Barbados dollars ( US$15) each for 15 minutes this was a rip off.

We also went to the Signal Station attached which was five minutes climbing up the tower, looking at the view and luckily coming across three green monkeys in the trees, including a baby.
Written 1 December 2021
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Nigewillis
London, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Thank you so much to everyone for recommending that I we to go to the wildlife reserve to see the green monkeys. We went yesterday it was a amazing. We didn’t really want to see them there because we thought it would be like a zoo and wanted to see them in a natural environment but how wrong was I! They were everywhere went where they wanted and done exactly what they wanted. Such an amazing experience to be that close to them. We were there at 10am and were able to see them getting fed. After we left we drove down the coastal road which was lovely and just as we were driving down Sandy lane a whole group of them ran out and access the road!
Written 16 September 2022
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