The Crane at Barbados

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The weather is beautiful in Barbados!

Just a couple things you might want to know: The restaurant there is very nice, overlooking the ocean, if you want to eat before doing any grocery shopping. Sunday mornings, there's a nice brunch, too.

If you're out walking around in the late afternoon, the sun drops very quickly - no dusk - because it's so close to the equator, so don't be too surprised if you find it's nighttime faster than you thought!

If you want to go into the ocean, there's a private beach to the left of the restaurant, as you're looking out to sea. Walk along the outer perimeter of the restaurant and down the stairs to get there.

Temperatures run from 84 to 88 F during the day and about 70 to 75 F at night. If it should rain - it will be over very quickly. The island isn't very hilly so clouds pass over very quickly.

You will probably want to rent a car, so you'll be all set for transportation without worrying about taxis and shuttle busses. Find a link to car rental agencies here. We usually use TopCar, although we have also used Stout. Find more information about car rental here.

Barbados has its own currency, which is tied to the US dollar. The exchange rate is pre-set at BDS $1.98 to the US dollar. They're pretty used to tourists now and take all kinds of credit cards, travellers checks, US money and so on.

The electricity is the same as ours in the US - no converters necessary.

There are DVD players and VCRs there, so if you have favorite movies, bring them along.

If you want to look at some of the things that you can do while there, visit the sightseeing page. We're fond of the snorkeling/sailing, Safari rigged Land Rover Jeeps trips and so on, but there's lots to do there, including just lying out on a beach chair. Barbados has lots of neat things to see and do.

The map below shows you pretty well where the Crane Beach is, and how it's related to the airport. This is the quiet side of the island, with most of the loud party-going folks on the opposite side, north of Bridgetown.

Barbados Map

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask :)


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