This Summer is Sweeter in Barbados 

Restrictions are relaxing, borders are reopening, and Barbados is the perfect place to create magical moments this summer. Travellers looking to satisfy their need for adventure and relaxation now have a special incentive to choose Barbados.

The island’s new summer campaign just launched and promises sweet savings of up to 55 percent off accommodations, attractions, car rentals and restaurants. Visitors can take advantage of diverse accommodations from luxury hotels on the beach, to charming bed-and-breakfast spots, or private villas nestled in lush gardens.

Adventure lovers can explore all of the experiences and uncover the secrets that make Barbados stand apart from the rest of the Caribbean. Whether it’s biking solo through hidden trails on the East coast; or enjoying a fresh fish cutter at an inviting beach bar with the whole family, Barbados offers a memorable holiday experience for every kind of traveller to immerse themselves in Barbadian culture and way of life.

This summer there’s also lots in store for foodies in the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. Visitors can try any of the island’s many new restaurants including QP Bistro, Blush Café, Cosmo Club, Cala Roca, Local and Co., and Seashed, and share all of their experiences on social media under the hashtags #barbadosmoments #barbadosmemories and #barbadossecrets.

To enjoy all of these Barbados experiences and more, visitors can book their savings directly at www.BarbadosSummerSavings.com between March 7 and August 31, 2022, for travel between April 21 and October 31, 2022. The destination is proud to announce that they have partnered with a new local online travel agent, Book Barbados, to facilitate bookings for the summer campaign. This innovative move comes as the destination more purposefully collborates with homegrown businesses and local private sector partners.

Crop Over is back!

Also on the cards this summer after a two-year hiatus, is the island’s largest annual festival. The Crop Over Festival is Barbados’ most popular, most colourful and most anticipated event. This unique summer festival attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe who come to enjoy Barbadian heritage, culture, music, food and dance, every May through August. One of the Caribbean’s most culturally significant festivals, the 300-year-old tradition of Crop Over marks the end of the sugar cane growing season.

Crop Over culminates with Grand Kadooment, held the first Monday in August. Costumed revelers can be seen parading through the streets from morning until evening, and if lucky, may even catch a glimpse of one of the many celebrities known to frequent the island during this time, including Sir Lewis Hamilton, Jordan Dunn and Barbados’ very own Rihanna.

Prime Minister the Hon. Mia Amor Mottley, announced that Barbados will have a modified Crop Over for 2022, for the first time in two years. Visitors and Barbadians alike will enjoy the festival this year in a safe way as the Prime Minister outlined that the staging of Grand Kadooment and ForeDay Morning will be done in a new and innovative way without sacrificing enjoyment and safety.

“We are happy for this because we know that after two years of no Crop Over and no release, people are more than waiting for this opportunity,” Mottley said.

Rapid test and fly

To sweeten the deal, getting to Barbados this summer just got a lot easier as Rapid Antigen Tests for entry into the country are now accepted. Plus, there’s no quarantine period for fully vaccinated travellers with valid negative tests.

The widely popular Rapid tests are readily available in Barbados’ primary source markets, and results are typically returned within one hour. Rapid Antigen Tests to enter Barbados must be administered by a healthcare provider no more than one day prior to arrival in Barbados.

Along with Rapid Antigen Tests, COVID PCR tests taken no more than three days prior to arrival in Barbados are also on the list of approved tests for entry into the country.

For more on Barbados’ entry protocols, visit www.BarbadosTravelProtocols.com.

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