Just a couple things you might want to know, if you're getting there
first: The restaurant there is very nice, overlooking the ocean, if you want
to eat before we get there - probably a good idea, since we might not get there
until 9ish or so. Sunday mornings, there's a nice brunch,
too. A good way to get started before the trek to the grocery to lay in
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.
We will be renting a car, so after the first trip to The Crane, you'll be all
set for transportation - we won't get you too lost :)
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. I usually bring a supply of my favorite DVDs.
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.
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask :)