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A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

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8 Things To Do In Barbados With Your Best Friend

8 Things To Do In Barbados With Your Best Friend

What’s better than a regular trip to Barbados? Only a trip with your closest friend! On social media, June 8th is now being seen as Best Friend’s Day, so we’ve put together a list of eight places you should visit with your best friend when you come to Barbados.                                                                                               

Try a Bajan Brunch

Barbados is an epicurean’s dream destination, with a large variety of cuisine options to fit any taste palette and the brunch choices are no exception! Try Dis Ole House, Bliss Café or Café Luna for brunch dining that’ll leave your stomach feeling great and your Instagram feed looking #delish. 

Get into the Oistins Fish Fry Fun

Friday nights in Barbados are opportunities for memory-making, especially on the West and South coasts. On the South, the hustle and bustle of the Oistins Fish Fry is unbeatable. Thousands of tourists and locals gather to get a taste of fresh fish from the dozens of food stalls. Try the flying fish or dolphin (it’s actually ‘mahi mahi’) and mix it with something quintessentially Bajan like breadfruit, rice and peas or macaroni pie.

Rum Tastings

Barbados is the land that invented rum so you can be sure that there’s a plethora of rum spots for you and your BFF to visit. Multiple distilleries (Mount Gay, Foursquare) have tours and rum tastings and the island’s famous rum shops will give you a chance to really enjoy the island’s favorite alcoholic beverage, Bajan style. 

Best Friend Spa Date

Vacations aren’t just about endless schedules and parties. You’ve got to relax and unwind too! Book a joint spa date for you and your favourite person at the Serenity Spa at The Crane Resort. You can enjoy a wide variety of massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures.

Scenic Horseback Riding

If you both enjoy physical activity and connecting with nature, a scenic horseback ride would be the perfect fit for your Barbados vacation. Ocean Echo Stables offers Daily Trail Rides on the East Coast of the island that range from casual beachside treks to more adventurous journeys off the beaten track.

Party on the Sea

When most people think Barbados, their mind goes to perfectly blue waters, powdery white-sand beaches, sunny skies and delicious rum. Now put them all together and add a catamaran, party music, a delicious lunch and turtles! Book a catamaran cruise with Tiami Catamarans for you and your BFF for a daytime or evening cruise. Depending on the time, you’ll be able to snorkel with fish, see shipwrecks up close and dance away with like-minded tourists and locals.

Discover Rihanna’s Beginnings

One of the world’s biggest pop stars was born and raised in Barbados and her childhood home has become a popular tourist destination. You can see Rihanna’s home, take photos and visit the rum shop next door where you’ll drink to the possibility of finally getting one more album from the Bajan songbird.

Soak up the Best Beach in the World

Naturally, Barbados has some of the best beaches in the world. One of the very best (as voted in USA TODAY 10 Best’s Readers Choice Awards) is the Crane Beach next to the Crane Resort. This East Coast stretch of powder-soft pink sand is a picturesque location that’s made for best friends to enjoy together. Order yourselves two rum punches from our beach staff and let the wonders of Barbados take care of the rest.

Ready for your best friend getaway? The perfect escape is a stay at The Crane Resort, located on the tranquil southeast coast of Barbados. Contact us at +1 246 423 6220 or via email at reservations@thecrane.com for special offers and more.


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