Monkey Haven

1 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type

Things to do


Date of travel

May, 2016

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with

Adult family

Reasons for trip

If you are an animal-lover who likes to get close-up and personal with creatures, this is the place for you! Not only monkeys, but also owls and other birds, reptiles, meercats and reptiles. As a rescue centre,Monkey Haven provides a sanctuary for rescued animals that have been abused or ill-treated in the past and would be unable to survive in the wild.

It is a fairly new enterprise which is becoming one of the Island’s most popular places to visit, so much so that when we were there extra enclosures being built for further creatures. These and the existing animal areas are spacious and thoughtfully equipped to enable the residents there to enjoy the most natural life-styles possible.

The whole area was attractively presented and immaculately kept. The staff are friendly and informative and there is a programme of talks and feeding times. We met a beautiful eagle owl who had been born at the Haven. He had the startling trick of suddenly turning itself upside-down and hanging from his keeper’s arm, imitating a Christmas turkey!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. My sister and I are both in our 70’s, but we saw a mix of ages from babies in pushchairs upwards. The toilets were excellent, clean and easy to find. The food from the cafe was freshly made and service efficient. There were plenty of seats indoors and out, and there was provision for the disabled. We were there in early May so have no experience of high season variation.

We travelled there easily by bus but there seemed to be ample free parking.

We hope to visit the Island again later in the year when Monkey Haven will be at the top of our list!


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.