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Are you Ready for the Change of Season?

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So we’re safely and happily through another very successful FLOW King of the Hill and SOL Rally Barbados.  As a sponsor of the event we want to congratulate Jeffrey Panton and Michael Fennel Jr. on back-to-back wins on the Rally in their Rubis Ford Focus WRC08. Jeff made a clean sweep of the week, as he tied for first overall in the previous week on the King of the Hill event. Thanks to all of the fans, marshals, officials, organisers and competitors who helped to make this event another undeniable success.

This means that we’re about to transition to our next season: Crop Over – Celebrating our Culture. Showcasing our Pride.  June sees the completion of all of the band launches revealing costumes to the potential revellers and raising the excitement level and sense of anticipation of the ‘Crop Over Bear’. The ‘Crop Over Bear’ is the legendary reveller who ‘hibernates’ all year long to appear with the first calypsos of the year and continuing to party until the end of Grand Kadooment.

The upcoming summer months will be devoted celebrating the end of the traditional sugar cane harvest during The Sweetest Summer Festival. There will be a distinct island feel throughout Barbados with soca music on the radio and in stores and restaurants island-wide. The whole country will be dancing to a different beat. As you drive around in your rental car there will be unmistakable atmosphere of an imminent carnival celebration wanting to break out on every junction. To say nothing of the nightlife. If you’re the partying sort, then you will love the choices that multiply during ‘the season’.

Of course as always the pristine white sandy beaches await the traveller who doesn’t fancy the unique party lifestyle and wishes to explore the island at their leisure.  There’s always the Hero (Caribbean Premier League) CPL T20 cricket, as well, which ramps up in July at the legendary Kensington Oval. The Barbados Tridents will be in action for four matches in July, which promises to add even more drama and excitement to an already packed summer. Driving around the countryside in your rental car you are treated to cricket matches in full swing on strategically placed roadside grounds, oft times bordered by the beach on one side and the coast road on the other.

As always, there is plenty do around Barbados especially if you have the freedom of a hired car. So when you’re booking your trip and looking for the perfect itinerary; remember, load up the GPS and buckle into your rental car for the trip of a lifetime in Barbados!

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