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BARBADOS CARNIVAL 2019 PHOTOS, VIDEOS AND REVIEWS

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I remember the days when the yearly carnival circuit for most Carnival goers was 1) Trinidad 2) Barbados and 3) Miami. Well, long gone are those days. Other Caribbean islands, such as Jamaica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Antigua and Grenada have stepped up their Carnival game; and these are just the Caribbean carnivals, providing great experiences. Then there's Toronto, London and New York! And let's not forget about the new official, unofficial last major carnival for the year, Ubersoca Cruise. Carnival chasers now have to best decide which carnivals they want to spend their hard earned money every year. Did this impact Crop Over 2019? Some say yes, some say no. However, something was missing... not exactly sure what, but something was definitely missing this year. That said, Crop Over is still a force to be reckoned with having all of the key elements - Breakfast Parties, All Inclusives, Cooler Fetes, Boat Rides, J'Ouvert and a Parade of the Bands - for a fun and successful carnival. Add the country's own unique style of Soca (I love their Bashment Soca) music and local talent to the mix, and there you have it, "The Sweetest Summer Festival" lives on. Be sure to check out my Top 5 Songs for Crop Over vlog.

 

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TJJ RECOMMENDED EVENTS

 

Breakfast Party

Mimosa, Brek-Fus

Concert

Dis Is Rick, Any concert with Machel Montano (which was "Soca Universe" this year).

All Inclusive

BLISS: The Summer Edition

Cooler Party Fyah D Wuk, LUSH, Lifted, CRANK Beach Party, Soca Brainwash BIM
Cruises When it comes to cruises and boat rides, Barbados has no shortage. These are some of the tried and tested cruises: Booze Cruise, Limerz Cruise (multiple vessels), Scorch Cooler Cruise, Ruk-A-Tuk Premium Breakfast Cruise, Candy Coated Cruise and Roast Cruise.

J'Ouvert

In Barbados, J'ouvert is called "Foreday Morning". And unlike most carnivals, it takes place two days before the Parade of the Bands on the Crop Over Friday night/Saturday morning. We usually jump with Mix Nutz. For an alternative J'ouvert concept, there's Caesar's Army A.M.Bush.

Must Do Event

BLISS: The Summer Edition

Barbados Mas Bands

Aura Experience
Baje International (TJJ recommended)
Blue Box Cart
Erupt the Band
Kontact
Krave the Band
Power x 4 Next Generation
Xhosa Barbados
Zulu International

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Duration

Tuesday to Tuesday. Grand Kadooment Day (Parade of the Bands) always takes place on the 1st Monday in August, so plan to arrive a week prior and leave 1-2 days following the parade for the perfect Crop Over.

Parade Day / Last Lap

On the first Monday in August, in Barbados, it's "Kadooment Day", a public holiday.

Currency

2 Barbados Dollars = 1 United States Dollar

Temperature

August is another hot month with average high temperatures reaching 29°Celsius (84°Fahrenheit) and warm low averages of 24°Celsius (75°Fahrenheit).

TJJ Recommended Hotel

Tropical Sunset Beach Apartment Hotel | IG @tropicalsunsetbarbados

Best places to stay

The South Coast has all the lively beaches and party vibe. St. Lawrence Gap is the best area to stay for a vacation filled with partying. Clubs, bars and restaurant are just steps away from your accommodation. Holetown on the West Coast offers tranquil beaches, exclusive shopping and a charming little nightlife. Tropical Sunset Beach Apartment Hotel is an excellent self-catering option in a spectacular beachfront location.

Communication / Mobile Providers

Digicel and FLOW pre-paid sim cards can be purchased in Barbados.

Transportation

We love Courtesy Rent-A-Car in Barbados. Get 10% OFF by e-mail reservation until October 31st, using Promo Code "TriniJJ".

Flights

Several airlines fly to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI).

FOOD AND DRINKS

 

Cost of a 2 Piece Combo

BD$17.80 / US$8.90 for a 2 Piece Snack box. Using our KFC global standard, a 2 Pc. Chicken Combo, which includes individual side & medium drink, cost $5.99 in the US.

Late Night Eats

Before calling it a night, Gap burgers (in St. Lawrence Gap) are my go to. Also, the hot/bull dogs at any of the Esso gas stations are life saving. Have them dress it (add condiments) in reverse.

TJJ Favourite Restaurants

Zaccios – St. James, Holetown
Lemongrass – Limegrove, Holetown

 

Upscale Dining / $$$
The Cliff – Derricks, St. James
Cin Cin By The Sea – Prospect, St. James
Fusion Rooftop – Limegrove, Holetown

Local Food

Just Grillin – Rockley, Christ Church and Holetown, St. James
Chefette – Island wide fast food chain - burgers, chicken, pizzas. Try the Roti.
Oistins Fish Fry (on Friday night in particular) – Oistins (South Coast)

Local Drinks

Rum (Mount Gay), Beer (Banks) or Coconut Water (road or beach side). If you're a Mauby fan, you're in luck. Bajans love their mauby. Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery, founded in 1703, is believed to be the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Check out Strictly Bajan Rum Shop Tours for a local experience, ham cutters inclusive.

Alcohol purchase

Duty free in available in Barbados airport. The majority of the mas bands are drinks inclusive, and there are plenty of rum shops and road side vendors selling.

FOLLOW CROP OVER  
Instagram @visitbarbados
Facebook facebook.com/VisitBarbados
Twitter twitter.com/barbados
Website www.visitbarbados.org

Note: TJJ Recommends Events, Food, Mas Bands and Hotels based on where we have been and the services we have used. For events, we recommend the ones with a vibe of 8 or higher.

 

Til we meet again BIM!

 

The Carnival Ref; and the 2019 TJJ Crop Over Team


Barbados Crop Over 2019


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Disclaimer: Professional and experienced TJJ Fet-a-lot-athon® Party Gurus have rigorously tested these Carnival grounds and are providing said recommendations based on the fundamentals that the audience is a healthy rum drinking islander. If while performing any of these actions you begin to feel any dizziness, fatigue or pain please stop and consult your physician immediately.

 

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