Ultimate Crop Over

Join us at Barbados Carnival in 2023!

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It’s time to eat, drink and get dutty with us at Barbados Carnival

Work | Fête | Lime | Repeat

You no longer have to worry about missing out on best-kept secrets because we do all of the planning for you.

Curated by your travel hosts Esha and Tarik, we deliver an authentic Barbados Carnival excursion with memories of a lifetime.

When you travel with us, you can expect an exhilarating time filled with food, fun and friendship!

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

  • Ocean view accommodations on 2 white-sand beaches in Barbados
  • Costume pickup, delivery and fitting so you don’t have to run all over town
  • All of your party (fête) tickets and event access coordinated on your behalf
  • Ultimate Crop Over Survival Kit so you can easily survive your summer carnival experience
  • A photoshoot in your beautiful costume, so you are IG ready
  • Single occupancy packages and roommate matching available for your convenience

We also do the research and fully host you during your stay so you can let loose in a safe group environment!

Ready to have a time? Here’s what you can expect:

THE 5-NIGHT PREMIUM EXPERIENCE

Crop Over in Barbados a.k.a. “de sweetest summer festival” is ready for you!

Double occupancy (per person)

Paid in full:

$2,999 US

Easy Payment Plan:

$3,335 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $236

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Single occupancy

Paid in full:

$4,656 US

Easy Payment Plan:

$5,174 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $389 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Meet your Barbados Carnival hosts

In addition to our team of Ambassadors who will travel with you, we’ll be your main hosts during Ultimate Crop Over

Esha and Tarik Davis

Co-Founders, Events by Ashé LLC

We met during Trinidad Carnival in 2006 while playing mas.  Yes, we were both in costume; this photo was taken when we actually met!  

Once we started dating, we talked about our first Trinidad Carnivals.  That’s when we realized that there were others out there like us who wanted to experience this amazing festival, but were unsure how to get party tickets, a costume or even secure a safe place to stay in a foreign country.

That’s when our 1st Experience, Ultimate Trinidad Carnival was born.  Ultimate Summer Carnival and Ultimate Girls Getaway soon followed!

Our purpose is to inspire confidence and remove all of your worries by taking care of everything.  This gives you the freedom to let go and have fun in a drama-free environment.

With us, there’s no planning or coordination required from your end.  All you have to do is buy your flight, pack and show up at the airport!  We’ll handle the rest.

We are real people and our business has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, so you can trust that we’re a credible business.  As the ONLY fully hosted Carnival package provider, our top priority is your safety. 

Also about us: we love to have a good time and love to party but we also like to “lime” on de beach!

Upgrade your Ultimate Crop Over Experience

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2-night Upgrade

Get 7 nights in beautiful Barbados!

Experience:

A wonderful catamaran day cruise plus

One (1) breakfast and bubbly boat party

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Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrade

For the Carnivalista who wants to go all out!

Includes:

Frontline costume and VIP Parade access

Customized accessories (footwear, pouch and drinks cup)

Personalized Carnival makeup session plus

A spa treatment of your choice

Double occupancy (per person)

2-night Upgrade Paid in full:

$3,858 US

2-night Upgrade Easy Payment Plan:

$4,286 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $316 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Single occupancy

2-night Upgrade Paid in full:

$6,067 US

2-night Upgrade Easy Payment Plan:

$6,741 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $520 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Double occupancy (per person)

Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrade Paid in full:

$4,367 US

Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrade Easy Payment Plan:

$4,852 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $363 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Single occupancy

Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrade Paid in full:

$6,022 US

Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrade Easy Payment Plan:

$6,691 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $516 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Double occupancy (per person)

2-night + Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrades
Paid in full:

$5,223 US

2-night + Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrades
Easy Payment Plan:

$5,803 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $442 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Single occupancy

2-night + Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrades
Paid in full:

$7,432 US

2-night + Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrades
Easy Payment Plan:

$8,258 US

$500 deposit by Oct 31, plus 12 payments of $646 US

(Nov 2021 to Oct 2022)

 

Don’t just take our word for it…

Read what our customers have to say

“I loved how everything was done for me and I didn’t have to stress out about things!  I also loved the music, dancing and meeting new people.

Helen

Australia

“My travel experience was absolutely wonderful! Esha and Grace were always making sure that the group was enjoying this memorable, life-changing journey. All anyone has to do is buy their plane ticket, pick their costume, pack their suitcase and get ready to have the Ultimate Summer Carnival Experience.”

Tracy

Washington, USA

“Limerz Cruise followed by the beach party was my favourite memory of entire trip.  I liked the pace of the activities on this trip because it allowed for adequate rest time in between. I love my sleep!!!”

Carolyn

Toronto, Canada

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Frequently Asked Questions about Barbados Carnival

I’ll be traveling to Barbados alone because none of my friends or family want to go. Can you find a roommate for me?

Absolutely!  We’ve worked with several of our clients over the years to match them up with roommates.  Roommates during Crop Over time usually form lasting friendships.  Here’s how it works: when we get 2 people looking for a roommate, we’ll reach out to you both via email so you can connect.  You’ll then decide if you’d like to talk over the phone or even meet up if you’re in the same city!

With a roommate, you can take advantage of our double occupancy pricing.

You may also want to consider a single occupancy package if you’d prefer to room alone.  See the single supplement information above in the 5-night Premium Experience section for details – click here.

How do I register more than 1 person?

Each person in your travel party will need to register themselves in the “register today” section on this page.

After completing our registration form, click “submit” and you’ll be directed to PayPal to make your payment.  After we receive your payment, you’ll be sent a confirmation email of your registration.

Please make sure your travel companion(s) complete their registration forms within 48 hours to confirm their spots. Registrations will not be confirmed without payment AND a completed registration form per person.

In regards to the costumes, which band are you associated with?

Our costume provider of choice is Aura.  They’re an all-inclusive costume provider in Barbados.  As a part of the Aura experience, you’ll get a beautiful costume, lunch, full bar access, security, rest stations and stand-by emergency services (just in case you need it).

We’re confident that Aura will take care of you, provide you with a beautiful costume and show you a GREAT time!

Is there an opportunity to upgrade to a Frontline costume in your 5-night Premium Experience?

Yes!  If you’d like a larger costume than the Backline costume included in our 5-night Premium Experience, you can upgrade to a Frontline costume.  You can either buy the Ultimate Carnivalista Upgrade OR just purchase a Frontline upgrade on its own. 

We’ll let you know the exact upgrade costs in May 2023 when Aura launches their costumes on their website.

What parties (fêtes) are included in your 5-night Premium Experience and 2-night Upgrade?

Our Ultimate Crop Over fêtes have been selected so you get to experience one of the best things about Crop Over – partying on the beautiful Caribbean Sea!  The fêtes included in our packages are “tried, tested and true” so you’re guaranteed to have a great time.  See below for specifics:

5-night Premium Experience: Sun Aug 6 – Limerz Cruise (all-inclusive).  Includes access to the boat party and the after party on de beach.
2-night Upgrade: Thurs Aug 3 – Ruk-a-Tuk, which is a breakfast and bubbly boat party (not to be missed!)

Are flights included in your Barbados Carnival packages?

Your flight to Barbados is not included in our 5-night Premium Experience. To purchase your own flight, the airport code in Barbados is BGI.

Please note that currently, proof of a negative COVID-19 test is required within 3 days of travel.   Should this change prior to August 2023, we will notify you.  Participants who have been fully vaccinated are preferred.

Passports are required to enter Barbados. Also, please double check to ensure that your passport does not expire within 6 months of your travel date.

What’s your refund policy?

Should you provide written notice to Events by Ashé of your Ultimate Crop Over cancellation, our refund policy is:

  • On or before November 30, 2022, you will receive a refund of 75% of the payment you made for the trip;
  • Between December 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023, you will receive a refund of 50% of the payment you made for the trip; or
  • Between April 1, 2023 and May 31, 2023, you will receive a refund of 25% of the payment you made for the trip; or
  • On or after June 1, 2023, you will not receive a refund in any amount.
  • Please note: the refund amount is based upon the sale price of the trip and does not include any transaction or other related fees.
  • Should your account not be in good standing (i.e. 1 missed payment or more), you are not eligible for refund payments of ANY amount.

Should there be a cancellation by the Barbadian government of Crop Over 2023, our intention is to offer you the following options:

  • Secure your spot and direct your deposit and payments made to Ultimate Summer Carnival 2024 in August 2024. We’ll advise you of your new payment plan.
  • If you’d like, you can also transfer your payments made towards your package to our Ultimate Trinidad Carnival or Ultimate Girls Getaway Experiences.  We’ll advise you of your new payment plan.
  • Provide you with a full refund, less any irrecoverable fees or costs incurred to date.
  • Please note: should your account not be in good standing (i.e. 1 missed payment or more), you are not eligible for refund payments of ANY amount.

We have also noted any further applicable terms and conditions.  They’re all contained within our registration form below.  See them by clicking here.

Are the prices listed per person, even if I’m sharing a room with someone?

Yes, the prices listed on our website are per person, single occupancy or double occupancy (2 people sharing a room) in US dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

Register for Barbados Carnival today!

Limited Ultimate Crop Over spots are available!

The final date to pay your deposit is Jan 31, 2022 (or while packages last)

Please contact us with any questions and/or for additional pricing not listed on our website

Want to travel with us in 2022?  Check out Ultimate Girls Getaway or Ultimate Summer Carnival

Complete your registration below:
  1. Complete all applicable fields in our registration form.
  2. After clicking submit, you’ll be directed to PayPal to make your payment.
  3. Complete your payment and you’ll receive a confirmation email from us.  Yuh going to Barbados Carnival!

If you’re unable to see our registration form below, click here (a new browser window will open).

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Get in touch about Barbados Carnival

Contact us via our form below or call/text us at (919) 697-8772

We’ll also send you our virtual Carnivalista Goodie Bag and checklist(s) depending on what you’re interested in.

We'd love to hear from you!

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