Apes Hill Barbados announces new activity program to complement its world-class golf facilities

With multi-generational golf breaks soaring in popularity in a post pandemic shift to valuing quality time with extended family, Apes Hill Barbados is turning heads as the resort that has it all.

With a golf course that has become critically acclaimed since its reopening in 2022, and with the island of Barbados looking forward to welcoming cricket fans for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup, Apes Hill has announced a new activity programme for guests visiting during spring and summer of 2024.

There is no shortage of options for those looking for an active retreat at the Caribbean holiday destination on an island that boasts over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.

Sunset yoga, couples golf tournaments, boot camps, padel tennis events, gully walks, children’s movie evenings, cooking demonstrations, sports camps and freshwater fishing excursions are just a few of the activities on offer for Apes Hill guests looking to visit in 2024.

Sunil Chatrani, executive chairman of Apes Hill Barbados, says: “We are cultivating a new sense of luxury island living here at Apes Hill, and our new activity programme only adds to the exceptional lifestyle we are offering.

“The programme is full of choices for the whole family to keep busy during their stay whether it is to relax, keep active, embrace the outdoors, make friends, or learn a new skill. Our location and surroundings is the place to do it.”

Apes Hill’s family-friendly accommodation starts with three-bedroom courtyard villas, framed by Barbados’ natural coral and foliage. All feature a private swimming pool with ocean views never far away. Each villa is oriented to catch natural light, breeze and the spectacular vistas allowing for complete privacy and entertaining in the same measure.

Sustainability lies at the heart of Apes Hill with its farm producing fresh herbs, edible flowers, banana, breadfruit trees and honey to provide for the on-site restaurants at the 20th Hole and Noisy Cricket, which pride themselves on a farm-to-fork menu.

Apes Hill’s critically-acclaimed golf course – which will welcome some of the game’s most famous names in May when it hosts the season’s first Legends Tour event – is maintained by an irrigation system which collects rainwater in its 58-million-gallon reservoir. Teamed with using local seaweed, manure and compost for fertiliser to redirect rainfall through bioswales to recharge aquifers, Apes Hill’s dedication to the environment is unwavering.

With future developments, guests will be able to enjoy a range of additional wellness amenities which will include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and health club and spa treatments. The resort’s personal trainer, yoga teacher and padel/tennis coaches are all available for one-to-one sessions as well as taking part in group activities with certified babysitters available to take care of younger guests in the comfort of their own villa should mum and dad like some child-free time.

And while the children are occupied by the programme of events tailored towards the younger guests, the adults can take advantage of Apes Hill’s 18-hole par-72, world-class golf course designed by the late US golf course architect, Ron Kirby. Cited as a ‘must-play’ venue with stunning unrivalled views over the Caribbean Sea to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the layout is perched on one of the highest points of Barbados 1,000ft above sea level and is the most elevated golf experience on the island.

Set within 475 acres of natural, unspoilt terrain and where large troops of Barbados green monkeys roam, the resort also offers a state-of-the-art Performance Centre and floodlit driving range, while a family friendly nine-hole par-3 golf course is close to completion, meaning the entire family can enjoy some tee time.

Chatrani adds: “Not only do we have the T20 World Cup on the island this summer, but we also recently announced we will be playing host to a new tournament on golf’s Legends Tour, formerly known as the European Senior Tour, which will see an array of golfing greats tackle our world-class course here as part of ‘Barbados Legends hosted by Ian Woosnam’ in May.

“There has never been a better time to visit Barbados and Apes Hill lies at the very heart of that.”