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A Barbadian legend since 1887, and the oldest operating hotel in the Caribbean, The Crane Resort effortlessly marries the old-world charm of its past to all the 21st-century amenities and services expected by today’s most discerning travelers.

Enviably located within The Crane Resort, The Crane Private Residences is perfect for long-term island living, offering contemporary residences and penthouses as well as exclusive access to world-class resort amenities and services.

A secluded, low-density development overlooking Barbados’ Skeete’s Bay Beach and Culpepper Island, East Resort has been specially designed to highlight the property’s exclusive location on the 1% of land remaining outside of the island’s protected East Coast.

Encore Residence Club by Crane Resorts is a select community of residence owners who enjoy exclusive access to a lifetime of luxury vacation and second-home experiences, worldwide.

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barbados – Part. 2

From the trademark friendliness of Barbadians, to their colourful and engaging accent, here are 10 reasons why you should move to Barbados – Part. 2:

6. Friendly People

Everywhere you go in Barbados you are likely to be greeted by “good morning”, “good afternoon” or “good night” depending on the time of day. Barbadians are an inherently friendly and polite people. This is good news for persons relocating to Barbados as friendships can be quite easily formed with locals and fellow expatriates alike.

7. Bustling Nightlife

St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

For a country of only 166 square miles, Barbados has an extremely active nightlife with hundreds of pubs, clubs and restaurants spread across its eleven parishes. The main concentration of nightclubs can be found in and around St. Lawrence Gap where highlights include Ol’ Jamm Inn and The Cove Night Club. Other favourite night time activities include historic dinner shows and romantic cruises.

8. Colourful Language

The official language of Barbados is English. However, for the uninitiated, the engaging lilt of the Barbadian tongue can be difficult to decipher at first. Don’t worry – soon you’ll become familiar with the nuances and phrases such as “Wha gine on” (Translation: How are you?) will quickly become mainstays in your vocabulary. 

9. Parties and Festivals

Crop Over in Barbados via www.panamericanworld.com

Crop Over in Barbados via www.panamericanworld.com

Barbados is home to Crop Over – “The Sweetest Summer Festival” –  a massive five week-long festival featuring an exciting mix of live music, parties, craft markets, art exhibitions and more. Other festivals in Barbados include the historic Holetown Festival held in January and the hugely popular Barbados Food & Wine and Rum Festival held every November featuring the best local and international chefs.

10. Natural Wonders

 Limestone Hills at Chalky Mount, St. Andrew

 Limestone Hills at Chalky Mount, St. Andrew

An island oasis of contradictions, Barbados’ calm and turquoise beaches can give way to limestone hills and staggering rock formations in the blink of an eye. The island’s must-see natural wonders include Harrison’s Cave, Animal Flower Cave and Welchman Hall Gully.

Read: 10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Barbados – Part. 1

Ready to move to Barbados? For more information on exceptional Barbados real estate options, contact property@craneresorts.com.