We are living in unprecedented times, but we know that ‘wanderlust’ will never go away. So, even as we all practice social distancing and spend more time at home, your friends here at The Crane wanted to bring just a little bit of Barbados to you. Here are our 5 ways to visit Barbados, without leaving your home.1. Visit Barbados, Virtually
Thankfully, the sights and scenes of Barbados are just a click away. Explore the rolling hills of the island’s East Coast or try to catch your reflection in the crystal-clear waters of one of the island’s beaches – all from your armchair! We’ve compiled a brief list of the social media accounts and websites that are bringing the best of Barbados to you.
- Its.Barbados – Aerial Photography & Footage
- Above Barbados – Aerial Photography & Footage
- ICWP Inc – Live Beach Camera Streams
- Live Beaches – Live Beach Camera Streams
2. Try a Bajan Recipe
Over the years, we’ve shared quite a few Bajan recipes with you. From Bajan Fish Cakes to Macaroni Pie, we shared all the ingredients and steps you need to take to enjoy a Barbadian feast. Check out our blog for more recipes you can try at home!3. Try a Refreshing Bajan Cocktail
To complement or as the locals say it, 'wash down' your Barbadian meal, we highly recommend the quintessential Barbadian drink – Rum Punch. Home of Mount Gay, ‘the rum that invented rum’, we Barbadians know how to make the perfect rum punch. Below is a simple poem to remind you of all the ingredients necessary for the perfect rum punch and you can find detailed instructions on how to prepare your own here.
One of sour,
two of sweet,
three of strong
and four of weak,
a dash of bitters
and a sprinkle of spice,
serve well chilled
with plenty of ice!
4. Listen to the sounds of Barbados
If you’ve ever been to Barbados, you’ll be familiar with our distinctive soundtrack of musical styles. From Barbadian folk melodies, Caribbean jazz and opera to the undulating rhythms of calypso, spouge and soca, music has always played a significant role in the island’s cultural experience. While you may be already familiar with the music of our megastar Rihanna, we invite you to get to know the work of other Barbadian artistes.5. Connect with The Crane
Stay connected with your favorite Barbados resort. Even as we look forward to serving you in the hopefully very near future, we invite you to follow The Crane Barbados on all social media platforms and share your best travel memories with us using the hashtags #cranebarbados, #caribbeandreaming and #barbadosadreamaway. As we collectively share in the memories of past travel experiences, the entire Crane community can look ahead to brighter days when we’re all together in Barbados again.