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Travel Log: Barbados, 9/21 – 9/28

October 7, 2019

With 2019 zooming by — hello, Q4! — it was time for a break from my day-to-day. Thankfully, I was able to get away for one lovely week in Barbados with my bestie Yvette and good friends Crystal, J.C. and Ernie. There’s so much to say about our adventure, so I’ve broken it down by category.

LODGING

The Crane Resort, located in St. Philip — just a 15-minute drive from the Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown, was spectacular! Apparently, it has the distinction of being the oldest resort in the Caribbean, so it has that going for it, too. Our luxurious suite was very spacious (Shout out to Ernie for booking our stay!) and even included a swim-out pool, which was the perfect amenity for cooling down in the warm September sun.

The beds were cozy, and the convenience of a refrigerator, stove and washer-dryer made our trip all the more pleasant. The resort boasts awesome ocean views from just about every angle and is quite peaceful. In fact, we didn’t experience as much noise and chaos as one would expect of a vacation destination. Plus, the well-equipped fitness center and easy beach access were icing on the resort’s (rum) cake. Noticeably missing, however, were jacuzzis but with temperatures in the high 80s, I can’t complain.

An added bonus was how personable and courteous the staff was. The real MVPs there are Shannon, Brandon, Theo, Jamal, Corey and Jeff (and a few whose names escape me). They gave us such excellent recommendations on places to see and restaurants to try. We even saw Shannon and Brandon out on the town one night at Mojo, a spot they mentioned to us! The concierge was quick to send help when the power went out three times within an hour during a rainstorm and when we needed transport to the lobby.

Having The Crane as our home base for those glorious seven days only added to the enjoyment of our time in Barbados. I’d return for a stay there without hesitation! Oh and be sure to order the cajun smoked chicken wings at the resort’s Bar 1887. You’ll thank me later!

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