Kadooment Day is the grand finale of the Crop Over Festival; celebrated in Barbados on the first Monday in August every year. This highly anticipated day of parading in glamorous costumes will be one of the highlights of your life so be sure to do it right. Here is our guide to being Kadooment Day ready. Continue reading
Category Archives: Cultural
Crop Over – the best Summer Festival in the World
First off, what is Crop Over?
No better time to visit and experience the rich culture of Barbados than the Crop Over Festival from May (band launch parties) to August (Kadooment Day). The largest and most anticipated event of the Summer, Crop Over, dates back to 1688! Like the name suggests, Crop Over used to celebrate the end of the Sugar Cane Harvest in Barbados. Today it is a colourful celebration of culture, music and dance. Continue reading
The Brief Point-Form History of Barbados
Barbados, an island rich in history, culture, and interesting facts! Take a walk-through time with us and learn a few fascinating details about Barbados from the dawn of its history to its independence, and right up to the present. Continue reading
Things to look forward to this Winter in Barbados
Winter is coming… get your sunblock! If you are lucky enough to be escaping to Barbados for the winter, you will certainly be spending lots of time at the beach. But there is so much more to Barbados than sun, sand and turquoise waters. Continue reading
Why all Foodies should visit Barbados
Street food favourites to fine dining by the sea, treat your taste buds to a tantalizing experience in Barbados. The title ‘Culinary Capital of the Caribbean’ was bestowed upon Barbados thanks to our creative award-winning chefs, fresh local seafood and produce and the rich history of the island Continue reading
10 reasons why you should consider Barbados instead of Hawaii
When thinking of a tropical escape, two destinations immediately come to mind: The Caribbean – more specifically, Barbados and the other is Hawaii. Here are 10 reasons why many people choose to visit Barbados over Hawaii. Continue reading
The History of the Crop Over Festival
Crop Over once called “Harvest Home” had its early beginning on the sugar cane plantations during slavery. Since then the festival has evolved into the colourful street parade that it is today. Here is a brief walk through the history of the Crop Over festival in Barbados. Continue reading
The Official Crop Over 2018 Calendar
Crop Over is a celebration of the culture and history of Barbados. This tradition began in 1687 during the plantation days to celebrate the end of a harvest. Today the celebrations aim to keep the rich culture alive through music, dance, food, arts and many other celebrations. Continue reading
5 FREE Family Fun Activities in Barbados!
Barbados has been called, time and time again, “The Family Destination of The Caribbean.”
The people are known to be very friendly, the island quite safe and there is so much to see and do. Planning a family trip to Barbados? Keep the whole family entertained with these 5 free family fun activities. Continue reading
Your Guide to Festivals in Barbados
There is a reason why Barbados, is called the island of Festivals.
With your choice of music festivals, food festivals to sporting festivals and cultural events, we highly recommend scheduling your trip to Barbados to coincide with one of these events. Here are 13 of our favourite Festivals in Barbados! Continue reading