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West Indies vs England 2022 - 1st & 2nd Tests


If you are looking to attend the first two matches in Antigua and Barbados, join our dedicated tour hosted by Gladstone Small and David Gower. Soak up the sunshine and the atmosphere in the Caribbean, with a choice of superb accommodation, as well as lots of opportunity for sporting insight and debate with our experts.

At Black Opal we are proud to be an Official West Indies Tour Operator for the England Men’s Tour 2022 and can’t wait for you to join us on an idyllic island getaway!

Our 1st & 2nd Test Tour :

It is an exciting time when the test matches begin in the West Indies and this is a perfect season to enjoy the Caribbean islands.

The Black Opal team can tailor your trip, with a choice of luxury accommodation and some fantastic extras to make lasting holiday memories. Hosted drinks receptions on each island will begin our tour, while our ‘Stumps’ evenings mid-Test, with Q&A sessions, drinks and canapes, are a great opportunity to discuss the day’s play with like-minded travellers.

Our ‘Digest the Test’ farewell dinners will be held after the tests finish on each island, with our dedicated hosts on hand to offer plenty of insider insight on the action.

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Inclusions :

  • International flights in Economy Class
  • Internal flights in Economy Class
  • Private transfers on arrival and departure
  • VIP Meet & Greet on arrival
  • Stadium Transfers on each day of the Test Matches
  • Transfers to all Black Opal hosted events
  • 7 nights accommodation at Royalton Antigua, on All-inclusive basis
  • 8 nights accommodation at Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, on All-inclusive basis
  • Welcome drinks in Antigua
  • Welcome lunch in Barbados
  • 'Digest the Test' Farewell Dinners
  • 'Stumps' event at the end of play day three including canapés, beer, wine and soft drinks

Alternative hotel options are available, including Blue Waters (Antigua); Colony Club, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels, Fairmont Royal Pavilion (Barbados). Supplements will apply. Single supplements available on request.

This is a sample itinerary and we can offer alternative hotels, flights and durations – just ask a member of our team, to create your perfect Caribbean tour.

Fly to Antigua, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for 7 nights.

Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March 2022

Enjoy the first test match of the West Indies v England series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, with included transfers for each day of the event.

After chance to settle into our lovely surroundings on Antigua, today join our hosts for a casual catch up with welcome drinks, as we anticipate the start of the 1st Test tomorrow.

Following the close of the third day's play today, join us for our popular ‘Stumps’ event as we gather with like-minded cricket fans and our hosts, to discuss the series so far, with canapes and selected drinks included.

As the 1st Test has now drawn to a close, relax and join us for an enjoyable farewell dinner, as we reflect on the game so far, before making our onward journey tomorrow, to our next Caribbean island.

Fly to our next stunning island destination, Barbados, check into your luxury hotel for your 8 night stay.

Wednesday 16 – Sunday 20 March

Enjoy the second test match of the series at the Kensington Oval Stadium, with transfers included for your attendance.

Ahead of the 2nd Test beginning, we’ll gather together for an informal lunch at a delightful restaurant, with our hosts and friends old and new. This is a social and relaxing start to our time on vibrant Barbados.

As the third day has ended, we’ll meet up for a casual event, our ‘Stumps’ gathering, with chance to engage with our hosts and reflect on the series to far, over canapes and selected drinks.

At the end of the 2nd Test, we get together with our hosts and fellow travellers for a lovely farewell dinner, before our Caribbean adventure draws to a close.

It is time to bid farewell to the Caribbean for now, as we depart for home today.

Want to tweak this itinerary to make your ideal getaway? Talk to one of our experts who will curate your perfect break, built around experiencing the first two Test Matches.

Prices are subject to change and are based on economy class flights, staying in standard accommodation at the Royalton Antigua & Turtle Beach Barbados. Tickets are not included in this price but can be added at cost price when released.

Our hand-picked luxury accommodation

At Black Opal, we know our clients want the very best accommodation to accompany their luxury sports travel experience. That’s why we endeavour to secure the very best accommodation available within convenient proximity to your chosen event. Our recommendations are below, but should you wish to stay elsewhere simply give us a call on 0330 041 4888 or contact us online.