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Stunning tropical landscapes and beautiful beaches, action packed activities and attractions, vibrant festivals and the best food in the Caribbean, glamorous Barbados has got it all.

For soft, sandy beaches, warm clear seas and gentle tropical breezes, look no further than Barbados. But there’s so much more to this tropical Caribbean paradise. Barbados offers everything from world-class sporting events to colourful festivals where the streets come alive in a blaze of colour and music. Party with the locals and enjoy a warm welcome on the island of Barbados.

There is a fantastic range of accommodation in Barbados from all-inclusive family resorts to quirky boutique hotels, Barbados has a place to stay for every sort of traveller. Choose stately colonial splendour at a historic plantation house, the all-out luxury of our world class 5-star hotels, or why not add on a few days ashore as part of your Caribbean cruise?  when it comes to places to stay in Barbados, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Take time to relax and enjoy your stay in Barbados’s hotels. Drink in the sea views, stroll to the beach, enjoy the special touches created by your hotel. Wherever you lay your head, you’re guaranteed to wake up in paradise.

As the birthplace of Rum no visit to Barbados is complete without sampling the golden tipple at a historic distillery. And foodies won’t be disappointed, Barbados is known as the Caribbean’s culinary capital with good reason offering everything from beachfront BBQs to fine dining a uniquely Caribbean twist.

When you’re in Barbados, you’re in good hands, with experts ready to help with whatever you need. Concierge services can arrange everything from qualified childcare to personal shoppers, pet care to ocean-view spa treatments, and there are plenty of top-class tour guides to ensure you experience the very best of Barbados. And with so much to explore, it’s lucky that Barbados’ transport means getting from A to B is a breeze by taxi, hire car, or their excellent public transport links.

Barbados is at the forefront of sustainable and eco-friendly tourism, caring for their forests and looking after their unique wildlife, conserving their oceans and protecting rare species like leatherback and Hawksbill turtles. Paddleboard around the beautiful coastline, dive with rainbow-coloured fish, explore tropical jungle on an island safari or simply relax and let Barbados work its magic. Come and explore Barbados!

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Graciously endowed with more than 70 miles of sun-saturated, palm-adorned beaches, translucent azure waters and a year-round climate considered nothing less than perfect.

The island's shores are as varied and unique as Barbados itself. The west coast offers calm waters and dusty white beaches on which you can unwind with a rum punch in hand. Along the eastern shoreline, impressive coral sculptures carved by incessant Atlantic trade winds and thunderous waves decorate an area long heralded as one of the best surfing spots in the world. To the south, flawless sands and reef-protected waters set the perfect scene for a day of snorkelling or swimming. Meanwhile the southeast coast entices those who seek adventure in its windsurfing playgrounds, and seduces couples with an alluring backdrop of sheer cliffs and fine pink sand.


Beach Facts: 

  • Barbados boasts over 60 beaches across 70 square miles and offers more than 3000 hours of annual sunshine under which you can enjoy them all.
  • Crane Beach in the parish of St. Philip has consistently been recognized as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the world.
  • All  beaches in Barbados are open to the public and access to them is considered a right of every Barbadian.

 

Climate

With an average daily temperature of 78F/26C, an average daily rainfall of less than 1/4 inch and 3000 hours of annual sunshine, Barbados has more than perfect weather. On average each year, the daily high temperature is 30oC / 86oF with some 3, 000 hours of sunshine, and it gets cooler (but never really cold) at night. The Barbados climate includes pleasant and revitalising north-east tradewinds almost every day, and Barbados ocean temperatures are deliciously warm (26-29oC / 79-84oF) all year round. 

So this means that the best time to visit Barbados is any time of year. There are two main seasons - the dry season (during the northern hemisphere winter and spring) when the temperatures are a bit cooler and we experience less rain, and the wet season (during the northern hemisphere summer and autumn) when days are likely to be warmer and we expect higher rainfall.

Barbados weather can change several times in a day. Average rainfall is less than 6 mm (1/4 inch) per day, and the occasional shower of rain can be very welcome - it's likely to freshen up your day without spoiling your plans.

Electricity

115/230 volts 50 cycles. Standard plug types in Barbados are two flat blades or flat blades with round grounding pin -most hotels provide converters for European or Asian appliances. North American appliances will not need converters.

Getting Around

Here's a sure thing: by the time you reach your hotel you're guaranteed to come across a bus - Barbados' least expensive way to travel anywhere on the island.

The large buses which are owned by the Government of Barbados are hard to miss - painted blue with striped yellow sides, they are seen along every major route in rural and urban Barbados.

Privately-owned mini-buses (yellow-painted with blue stripes) and ZR vans (white with maroon stripes) are readily availabe and ply almost every route possible.

Bus driving on any island is an experience to remember, and here is no exception. Another sure thing? It'll certainly give 'adventurous vacationing' new meaning! Seriously, you haven't lived until you've caught one of our buses! Have your BDS$3.50 fare at hand.

Language

The official Barbados language is English, however you will hear the local dialect - referred to as Bajan dialect spoken by the locals aswell.

Money

The Barbados dollar is pegged to the USA dollar at an exchange rate of US$1 = BDS$1.98. US dollars are accepted island-wide and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and traveller's cheques.

Passport Visa

Be sure to check for the required travel documents before planning your trip to Barbados.

All visitors to Barbados must have a passport and valid return ticket to be allowed entry here. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay here.

Most countries do not require a visa to visit Barbados, so please check here to see if one is required of your country.
 

THINGS TO KNOW

·         Passport valid for duration of your trip.

·         Return ticket to country of residence.

·         Intended Address.

·         Evidence of personal support.

A child under the age of eighteen (18) travelling without a parent/guardian must have a letter of authorization from parent/guardian

Safety

The Barbados Water Authority, a Government statutory corporation, is the sole provider of water services. The water service in Barbados is reliable and the water supply is safe and refreshing to drink.

Time

Local time in Barbados is GMT -5

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