10 Tips for Crop Over 2022 and 10 places to stay in Barbados!

10 Tips for Crop Over 2022 and 10 places to stay in Barbados!

Ready for the experience for a lifetime? You will be after you read this! Crop Over in Barbados is unlike anything else you will experience. Bajans and visitors come together to celebrate culture with music, drinks, dance, colourful costumes and overall, just a really great time. Crop Over 2022, will be the reset your social soul is craving after two years of lockdown. This year promises to be one for the books, so book your flights, accommodation and party tickets in advance and set the count down on your phone – Crop Over is BACK!

10 Tips to be Crop Over Ready!

  1. Plan ahead - book your flights and accommodation (see our list below) in advance – this is always a busy time on the island.

  2. Stay for 7 days + there are many parties before Grand Kadooment Day and you will want to stay a few days after to cool down at the beach or the pool at your villa.

  3. Spread out your parties – choose a boat cruise, a concert, a J’ouvert event and Kadooment Day of course! Make the most of the experience.

  4. Purchase your party tickets and costume in advance – first choose the band you hope to jump with e.g. Blue Box Cart or Aura then choose your section. Tickets always sell out so act fast. 

  5. It’s all included - Each band will offer different experiences and packages. Usually, the price includes your costume, free drinks on the road, security, DJ’s and live performances on the music trucks, an event cup and other goodies from sponsors. You can choose to upgrade to food packages, AC lounges, bathroom passes and more.

  6. Learn the songs ahead of time – Stream the latest Crop Over playlist so you will be ready for the road. Here is a link to some 2022 releases.

  7. Prep the night before – lay out your costume and day of essentials (sneakers, cup, sunblock or hat, bag with cash, phone and any medication) and set your alarms, Kadooment Day is an early start. Don’t forget to arrange your transportation to and from. Our concierge team can help with this. Email us at info@realtorslimited.com for more details.

  8. Pace yourself – Crop Over is non-stop action, get rest between parties, eat some good Bajan food to prevent burning out. Build up your stamina by going for walks or hitting the gym the months leading up – the 10K route takes about 6-7 hours at the ‘chipping’ pace with lots of dancing along the way.

  9. Hydrate - drink a lotttt of water throughout the day. You will be in the sun for 7 hours and likely drinking alcohol too. Please do not make the rookie mistake of not drinking water between every alcoholic drink.

  10. Make time to relax and enjoy the island – Barbados has so much to see and do. We recommend booking a cool down catamaran or relaxing at one of the many white sandy beaches between parties.

 

10 Villas to stay at this Crop Over

Whether you are travelling with your adventure buddies, carnival lovers or even as a couple or solo traveller we have many options available for the end of July, early August festival season – but be warned these won’t last long!

All of the properties listed below have summer specials on now when you book direct. Click the property name to see more photos and details and email info@realtorslimited.com to book direct and save!

*Prices are in USD / night and include the summer discount. Discount available on direct booking before September 30, 2022 on stays of 7 nights or more.

 

10 Accommodation Options Available Crop Over Week

 

Great For Groups (4 or more bedrooms)

These are just a small taste of our rental portfolio. Visit barbadosvillarentals.com to see more or reach out to our team at info@realtorslimited.com and we will help match you with accommodation the meets your needs.

 

What Guest Are Saying

Meena & Jennis, we had an amazing time at Coco in Barbados! Thanks for the wonderful hospitality; we’ll be back!

Coco, Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

The Backers

Thank you so much for your hospitality and kindness. We had a great time and will always have you in our hearts. Food was Declicious!

Coco, Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

The Feldmans

Just a note to tell you how absolutely wonderful our trip was! Heronetta is a magical spot and the staff, in particular, the cook, Julie, were outstanding.

Heronetta, Sandy Lane Estate, St. James, Barbados - Beachfront

J Sims

Meena & Jennis, thanks for a fantastic time at Coco. It was a lovely vacation for us and we hope to see you again soon.

Coco, Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

The Yelle's

After 2 long years of not traveling, an absolute pleasure to return to Palm Beach #408. Everything was perfect as always – see you again soon!

The Condominiums at Palm Beach, Apt 408, Christ Church, Barbados

Peter & Wendy N

Great Break, Great Location, Great Villa!!! Sharon and Aranda were 5* all the time, helped us with everything and looked after us always like the Ritz!!

Tara, Sunset Crest, St. James, Barbados

Jon Holwill + 7

We have loved our stay in paradise. Thank you, Megan & Julia for looking after us so well. Hope to return very soon xxxx

Little Good Harbour House, Shermans, St. Lucy, Barbados

Monica,David,Derrie & Chris

Thank you both so much. You bring kindness and thoughfulness which made this an amazing vacation

Little Good Harbour House, Shermans, St. Lucy, Barbados

Jennifer

What can I say, we have had a 7 star holiday.

Coco, Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

T Henderson

A truly lovely holiday. Janice & Meena made our holiday and for that we thank them. They are frankly both lovely people who enjoy what they do and we thank them both.

Coco, Mullins Bay, St. Peter, Barbados

The Summers

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