Life slows down in Barbados! No one know this better than the island's locals, for whom life is an experience meant to be savoured. Take a cue from their smiles and infectious laughter and try our top 5 things to do in Barbados:
Instead of booking that ski vacation that is the usual for so many in the winter months, switch gears this year. Put away the skis and bring out your sunglasses! While vacationing in Barbados doesn’t usually take much convincing, for those who may be skeptical, here are some really great reasons to consider both the island and The Crane.
The Crane's new seaweed boom has been purchased and is in transit to Barbados to assist in keeping Crane Beach the best in the Caribbean.
The Crane offers several unique features that make it stand out amongst luxury resorts.
Each year, TripAdvisor
awards Certificates of Excellence to companies that receive consistently great reviews from travelers on the world’s largest travel review site. This year, The Crane and it’s on site restaurants Zen and D'Onofrio's are honored to receive "2015 Certificates of Excellence ".
The Crane Resort in Barbados opened its exciting new ‘Calypso Kids Club’ which will cater to guests aged between four and 12, teaching them about Barbados, its music, food and local wildlife. Children will have the opportunity play various Caribbean musical instruments, such as the drum and shak-shak, and the chance to participate in a ‘Kiddies Kadooment’ dancing parade around the resort.
In order to continue to meet our guests’ wishes to stay active while on holiday, The Fitness Centre in The Crane Village is currently under renovations and has been relocated to allow for its expansion.
With the kids out of school and those Friday summer half-days at work, taking a holiday has never come at a better time.
JetBlue Airways, the largest US airline to the Caribbean, announced its continued expansion in the region with seasonal weekly service from Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) to Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), which will launch November 7.
Introductory fares on sale today starting at $149 from Boston to Barbados one way for travel November 7, 2015 – April 30, 2016.
We all have that part of us that wants to wake up, drive to the airport, and book a flight to the first exotic destination we see. These are 5 of our favorite quotes that inspire that feeling!
A beach bag is a basic essential for any beach getaway. What do you put in it though? So much more than just sunscreen and a good read! We have you covered for your survival kit for a long, sunny day at the beach!
MEMO: Shuttle Service to Copacabana Beach Bar - Due to the highly unusual deposit of Sargussum Seaweed on Crane Beach, a free shuttle service between The Crane and Copacabana Beach Bar will be provided for guests who wish to spend the day at the beach.
The number one beach in the Caribbean will soon be back to its stretches of pink sand and clear waters. Management at The Crane has purchased a seaweed boom and it is expected to be delivered within a few weeks. The boom will work by creating a barrier in the ocean which keeps the seaweed swimming distance from shore. This is a long term solution and once installed will immediately take affect.
Make The Crane Beach the best in the Caribbean!
A romantic getaway can be just the thing to rekindle the spark in your relationship. De-stress together on the beach and enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Your trip could involve a number of different activities in a wide variety of destinations, but there are a few key ingredients that can help foster the romantic atmosphere:
Barbados is a relatively small island that’s fairly easy to get around. Let’s go over some of the ways to easily get around the island.
The Crane has once again received a TripAdvisor Certficate of Excellence award. The accolade which honours hospitality excellence, is awarded only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
One of the best ways to experience a culture while travelling is to try authentic local cuisine. Barbadian food incorporates a mix of English and African ingredients, and uses many of its locally grown produce and spices. Barbados is also home to the yellow fin tuna, snapper, and mahi mahi fish; however, it is most popularly known as “The Land of the Flying Fish” because flying fish is the most commonly used type of fish in dishes. Barbados is the culinary capital of the Caribbean.
If you’re looking for a feel good, fun filled summer vacation, then Barbados is the trip for you! With year round festivities, the island has no shortage of things to do and see, earning its title as the cultural capital of the Caribbean. Barbados is home to the crystal-clear turquoise waters and pink sand of Crane Beach, making it “one of the Ten Best Beaches in the World” according to Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and many other awards with the latest "Top Ten Beaches Worldwide" by Destinology.
What could be better than award-winning food and drink at your service while in the lap of luxurious surroundings and sunshine? Not much. The Crane
is now offering premium all inclusive packages
, meaning your vacation spend can stretch longer.
Anyone who has vacationed in Barbados will undoubtedly want to return time and time again. The locals are friendly and welcoming. There are a wide variety of sightseeing options, many different land and water sports to choose from, restaurants aplenty and an energizing nightlife scene. Don't forget the long pinkish-white sand beach set against the clear, turquoise water that the Caribbean is known for. It is the perfect place to get away from the hectic pace of your everyday life.
For years we’ve seen many people come to The Crane and upon departure, express their wish for more. Several of them opted to return to The Crane year after year, paying hotel rates every time. In response, we’ve created a program that allows our visitors to deepen and strengthen their love affair with The Crane through ownership. Whether for a week, a month, or longer, owning a piece of this paradise comes with unbelievable rewards and pleasures.
For centuries, Crane Resort and Crane Beach have been sought by both locals and visitors for its natural beauty and serenity. We are proud to feature the latest accolades from ‘Carib Journal’, ‘CNN’ and ‘Destinology.
Take Advantage of the Facilities at The Crane
Whether your idea of the perfect Barbados vacation is something leisurely where you don’t have to lift a finger or something that includes a schedule full of land and water sports, sightseeing and more, you will want to take advantage of the facilities at The Crane. As a full-service luxury resort, The Crane offers a wide variety of services and amenities to its guests. Chances are the only thing you won’t want to do is leave!
Conveniently located in Barbados, The Crane is the perfect location for your next business meeting or conference. Only a ten minute drive from the Grantley Adams Airport, attendees will be able to easily get to and from the conference without too much travel time. Although only ten minutes from the airport, The Crane is secluded on the South East coast of Barbados, giving your meeting or conference a comfortable and intimate feel. Guests at the resort are entitled to free international phone calls and free Wi-Fi access, making your business conference even more convenient for everyone involved.
Where The Crane Resort meets the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the famous Crane Beach renowned for its pink sand, glass –fronted elevator and service right from your lounge chair. Crane Beach is widely recognized as the best beach in Barbados, and was also named one of the “10 Best Beaches in the World” by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and most recently rated No.23 in the “Top 100 beaches in the World” by CNN.
Why Have Your Honeymoon At The Crane?
After you tie the knot and are ready to get away, The Crane offers the perfect setting for the perfect honeymoon. Upon arrival, honeymooners will enjoy fresh flowers and a chilled bottle of wine, right in their room. But that’s only the beginning. Enjoy a romantic in-room breakfast each day of your stay and a Catamaran Cruise. In addition to the honeymoon package, there are so many other things for you and your sweetheart to experience when you honeymoon at The Crane.
Written by Sisi Penaloza
Si Si is a seasoned print, radio and broadcast specialist. She is currently the weekly travel and spa reviewer for The Globe and Mail. Her work has also appeared in The National Post, CTV, CBC and ET Canada, E! and SKY. She was the Founding Editorial Director of WOMAN.ca.