Barbados Crop Over (Carnival)
August 02nd – August 08th, 2023.
The Barbados Crop Over Festival is an annual summer festival dating back to the 17th century. It is one of the most popular and colourful events in the Caribbean and celebrates the official end of the sugar cane season. The six-week event is celebrated with a variety of parties and other festivities from dusk to dawn, arts and crafts markets, culinary-driven street fairs, and more.
What’s included in your Barbados Crop Over experience?
Your choice of single, double, triple occupancy rooms at the South Gap Hotel, Accra Beach Resort and Blue Horizon Hotel.
Airport Transfers and Ground Transportation
Pick-up from and drop-off is available to and from the airport. We arrange daily transportation (private and group) from your accommodation to the events on your itinerary. Additional transportation services are available on request at an additional cost.
Remember, you need to book your flights separately.
Backline Carnival Costume
Choose from Zulu International or Krave. Upgrade to a frontline costume is available subject to availability.
Foreday Morning Experience
Caesar’s Army A.M. Bush.
We give you a taste of the natural wonders Barbados has to offer.
Oistins Fish Fry
Friday night Fish Fry is an absolute MUST when visiting Barbados. Locals and tourists gather in Oistins for a fun evening of fried fresh fish, dancing and reggae tunes.
The following events are included with our ultimate Barbados Crop Over Carnival experience: Fyah D Wuk; Lush Cooler Experience; Mimosa Breakfast Party; Bliss All-Inclusive; Limerz Cruise; Soca Brainwash. Click here to download our guide to learn more about these events.
Enhance your experience by adding one or more of the following: Make-up services.
Day 01: Arrival in Barbados, meet and greet
You arrive on the beautiful island of Barbados to begin your week of fun and no sleep. We pick you up from Grantley Adams International Airport and take you to your accommodation to get settled in. Then we gather the group together and start creating lasting friendships.
Day 02: Island tour and fete one
Today we take in some of the sights in Barbados, then get back and get ready to attend our first fete.
Day 03 to Day 05: Fete, Foreday morning, fete
Cheers to team #nosleep. During this time we attend the different events on your itinerary including Oistins for their signature Fish-Fridays. On Saturday morning we head out early to party with Caesar’s Army at their famous A.M. Bush event. After that, we head back to our accommodations to change and get ready for more feting.
Day 06: Kadooment Day
The day we have all waited for has arrived. We put on our full costume, then head out to pound the pavement to the sounds of sweet (Bashment) Soca music.
Day 07: Depart Barbados
We hug, cry and say our goodbyes while reflecting on the memories created during the past seven days. We drop you off safely to the airport so you can catch your return flight. The tabanka is real.
Barbados Crop Over payment plan.
Initial Deposit: 15%
Final Payment due on or before June 02 2023
Soca Islands provides you with the most flexible payment plan making it super easy and affordable to book your Barbados Crop Over experience by asking for payments in three installments. Your 15% deposit is due upon booking, followed by 35% of the total cost due 30 days after booking. The remaining 50% due 60 days before your trip.
For bookings made between 90 and 60 days before the start date of the experience, 50% of the total cost of the experience must be paid upon booking.
Bookings made between 60 days and 30 days before the start date of the experience, 100% of the total cost of the experience must be paid upon booking.
Barbados travel information.
Time Zone: GMT -04:00
Currency: Barbados Dollar. 1USD = 2BBD
Barbados is one of the most diverse and active destinations, offering some amazing sights and attractions. Activities range from submarine tours to cave exploration; jeep safaris to heritage tours; exciting Caribbean nightlife to fine dining. Simply everything you’d want on a Caribbean vacation.
Barbados is sophisticated and casual, warm and friendly, and forever distinctively charming. From luxury to intimate, expensive to affordable there is something for every taste and budget here. You’ll be seduced by the warmth of its welcome and by the natural delights of this Caribbean island.
Feel the doors of your imagination open wide when you discover Barbados for therein lies the magic of this island, where you are limited only by your dreams and fancies. With every precious pearl of experience, your Barbados vacation will be one to remember.
There is just so much to do – so many treasures to uncover – as you soak up the warmth and enjoy the comforts of this beautiful island. Land lubbers and sea farers alike can have their pick of surf and turf activities appropriate for all ages and stages of calm or daredevil delight! Singles, lovers, friends and families also have rich and plentiful options to choose from. Whether you want to swim or sunbathe, party and play hard or enjoy art, culture and cuisine at its best, it’s right here waiting for you.
How to get around Bridgetown
The nearest airport is Grantley Adams International Airport, located approximately 30 minutes east of the city centre. Upon arrival, Bridgetown offers affordable and reliable public transport services. The most common way to get around the island is by bus.The large public buses can be identified as blue buses with yellow striped sides. They service every major route in rural and urban areas of Barbados. You can also find privately owned minibuses, which are yellow with blue stripes; as well as “ZR Vans”, which are white with maroon stripes.
Where to stay in Barbados
The city of Bridgetown features a variety of accommodation options ranging from hostels to guesthouses, hotels, resorts, Airbnb, vacation rentals and more. Popular waterfront resorts include the South Gap Hotel, Blue Horizon Hotel and Accra Beach Hotel.
Things to do in Bridgetown
The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados features a number of popular things to see and do. The picture-perfect holiday destination boasts a range of outdoor activities, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing, swimming with turtles, island safaris, cave tours and more. The city of Bridgetown also offers a number of historical attractions and museums.
Popular museums include the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, The Niche Israel Synagogue and Museum and The Cricket Legends of Barbados. You can also explore the Bridgetown Markets, featuring a wide variety of stallholders offering fresh produce, arts and crafts, clothing, jewellery, collectables and more.