Guinea Plantation-​Yesterday and Today


Guinea Plan­ta­tion is located in St. John Bar­ba­dos. With its expan­sive grounds, it is of no great sur­prise that it was one of the first sugar plan­ta­tions located on the island of Bar­ba­dos. It derived its name from the Africans from the Guinea Coast that once pop­u­lated the prop­erty. Addi­tion­ally, the loca­tion holds some cul­tural and his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance as the first seedlings of the mango brought to Bar­ba­dos in 1742 were planted on the prop­erty. This spa­cious prop­erty was first owned by Humphrey Wal­rond, but now has been beau­ti­fully restored by the new own­ers, the Forde Family.

….and Today

Guinea gardensThe restora­tion has been so amaz­ing that the prop­erty has now found a new pur­pose in sev­eral com­mer­cial uses. Now, as with many of the Old Plan­ta­tion Great Houses in Bar­ba­dos, it has been fea­tured as part of the Bar­ba­dos National Trust Open Houses pro­gramme, where mem­bers of the pub­lic can pay an admis­sion fee to tour pri­vate res­i­dences of his­tor­i­cal value. How­ever, its main com­mer­cial use is as an events and roman­tic accom­mo­da­tion venue. The ameni­ties avail­able to those who choose to stay at the Guinea Plan­ta­tion include swim­ming pool and Jacuzzi, lush gar­dens, cater­ing ser­vices and self-​service apartments.

Guinea weddingEvents wise, the Guinea Plan­ta­tion is an excel­lent loca­tion for wed­dings. As men­tioned pre­vi­ously, the grounds are quite expan­sive, pro­vid­ing the happy cou­ple with excel­lent photo opts, so that they will not have to leave the prop­erty to take exquis­ite wed­ding pho­tos. The main house has a bridal suite with a dress­ing room. There­fore, if you choose to get mar­ried at Guinea Plan­ta­tion, you will have the ideal all-​inclusive expe­ri­ence, where you can stay the night, get dressed, get mar­ried, have the recep­tion and take wed­ding photos.

For more infor­ma­tion, includ­ing book­ings and reser­va­tions, kindly con­tact 4230039 or 2363194 or visit www​.guinea​plan​ta​tion​.com.

All images taken from Guinea​plan​ta​tion​.com

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