Discover The Birthplace Of Rum and the Rise of Sugar. Our Barbadian Heritage

About Barbados Sugar & Rum Season 2018

Immerse yourself in this mesmerizing story and experience life in the birthplace of rum, through the island’s newest season - The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season. This exciting, educational, and experiential season offers an insight into Barbados’ rich heritage, which resulted in the island becoming known as “the brightest jewel in the British crown” and the “richest spot of land of all the European colonies in the Caribbean”.

From rum distillery tours, to sugar and rum cooking classes, chocolate making classes, walking and bus tours, mixology shows, historic lectures, spa treatments, street and beach parties, an Open House Season, a big BBQ, as well as slave route, cane factory, windmill and rum shop tours, the Barbados Sugar and Rum Season is steeped in creativity, history and authenticity, and the perfect way to complete your memorable Barbados experience.


Tickets will be available from January 15, 2018


Season Events

Since the first settlement in 1625, Barbados was an agricultural-based economy, dominated by sugar and rum, until production of these commodities was eclipsed by tourism in the 1990’s. This rich heritage is therefore given pride of place through the introduction of the Barbados Sugar and Rum Season. This is an exciting, educational, and experiential season, which is steeped in creativity, history and authenticity. The Barbados Tourism Product Authority presents the 2018 Barbados Sugar and Rum Season!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the dates of the Season?
    The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season will be held from January 15 2018 – April 15 2018
  • Who should I contact with press inquiries?
    Local press should contact Ms. Renice Bostic at [email protected] and international press should contact Ms. Aprille Thomas at [email protected]
  • When will tickets be available?
    The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season tickets will be available from January 15 2018



Contact Us

Barbados Tourism Product Authority
1st Floor Warrens Office Complex, Warrens St. Michael
Email: [email protected]
Facebook and Instagram: @BarbadosSugarandRum



Discover The Birthplace Of Rum. Our Barbadian Heritage


Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery - founded in 1703 - is believed to produce the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Today's connoisseurs always appreciate a gift bottle of Barbadian Rum, there are a number to select from - Mount Gay Rum, Foursquare Rum, Cockspur Rum, St. Nicholas Abbey Rum, etc. Rum is the essence of this Caribbean nation's culture. It ignites the gossip in our bars and sometimes even binds our business deals. It is celebrated by every sector of our society, from farm workers to property tycoons. Barbados rum is the best rum in the world and it's the spirit of our island culture and history.

So just say yes to that first rum punch, and you'll soon ease into the spirit of island life. As the saying goes, time flies when you're having rum.

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