Antigua, Barbados and St. Lucia count among our Caribbean destinations. Sporta offer wide-ranging options here for schools, clubs and teams seeking pre-season training camps and tours for cricket, hockey, football or netball. The islands’ lush tropical setting and blend of West African and Caribbean culture with historic British links are just part of the allure. Add to this fabulous weather, great sports facilities and strong local opposition and you have one of the longest standing and most traditional sports tour destinations in the world.
- Excellent climate with 3000 hours of sunshine annually
- Wealth of local opposition
- Wide variety of hotel, apartment and resort accommodation available
- Fantastic beaches and downtime activities
- Secure and safe resorts for school parties
- Beautiful tropical setting
Each of the islands we tour has a charm and appeal of its own so we recommend specifically according to individual tour aims. Common to them all however, is a seemingly endless choice when it comes to downtime activities. Options range from water sports, beach time, island safaris and catamaran cruises, to visits to forts and museum, plus shopping and town visits. If you time your tour right, there is also scope to enjoy a professional cricket match as part of your itinerary.
All tours by Sporta are tailored to the requirements of each school and club we work with and also vary according to sport. However, the following example itinerary provides an idea on how a sports tour to the Carribbean can look:
Day 1 – On arrival in Barbados a member of the Sporta Tours will be waiting to meet you from your flight. Transfer to a local school or academy for an afternoon of training. Check-in to your hotel for rest, relaxation, a chance to exploring the surrounding area, and an early night!
Day 2 – In the morning, acclimatise with a training run along the beach, then depart the hotel after breakfast for a practice session. In the afternoon, visit the beach for snorkelling, water skiing and more.
Day 3 – Now you’ve adjusted to the time difference, depart the hotel for your first match against a local school. Late afternoon, visit the capital, Bridgetown, for shopping and exploration.
Day 4 – Depart the hotel for your next match. Return to the hotel in the evening.
Day 5 – Enjoy a mid-tour morning of relaxation in bed. In the afternoon, head to the beach for a group surf lesson or an island safari! Or, spend the day on a catamaran cruise
Day 6 – Depart the hotel for your third fixture. In the evening, watch a top division cricket match or play a spot of beach cricket!
Day 7 – Visit one of the many iconic sites on the island, such as the Welchman Hall Gully, or Gun Hill. In the evening, enjoy a celebratory end-of-tour BBQ prize-giving presentation on the beach.
Day 8 – Check-out of the hotel in the morning, with opportunity to return to town to buy last-minute gifts for friends and family back home. Complete your tour with a final match. Check-in at the airport for your flight home.