Swim with turtles - hop aboard a catamaran for an unmissable
Helicopter tour - discover Barbados by air – take to the skies for a
Sit and enjoy clear blue water and immaculate white sands on Palm
Language:The language spoken in
Barbados is English.
Currency:The currency used in
Barbados is Barbados dollar ($).
Local time:Barbados is 4 hours
behind GMT/UK time.
Fly to:The only airport on Barbados
is Grantley Adams International (BGI), on the southeast of the island, 13km (8 miles) from
Flight time from UK:Around 8.5
Tourist Information:Further Barbados
tourist information can be foundhere.
Visa & Health:Before you travel,
click herefor recommendations and advice on visas and health
for your holiday to Barbados.
Temperatures:Average temperature of
Best time to visit Barbados:December
to March is generally the traditional high season in Barbados
Good weather in the Caribbean is guaranteed; the weather in Barbados is
practically perfect all year round. The dry season is January-June and the wet season is
July-December, but average daily rainfall is less than ¼ inch, so don’t let that put you off!
The brief, light showers make a refreshing contrast to the tropical weather.
By taxi:Taxis are available across
Barbados, and are easy to spot as they have the letter ‘Z’ on their number plates.
By bus: A cheap and comprehensive bus
service runs but can be crowded at rush hours. You can easily identify the buses as they are
blue with a yellow stripe.
By hire car: A wide range of car hire
options are also available.
February festivalFor a taste of
Barbados’ history, visit in February and you can take part in the Holetown Festival, a
celebration of the first settlement on the island in 1627.
Bajan HistoryExperience local arts
and crafts throughout the event and get an understanding of Bajan history, as well as a taste
of traditional local rum!
Police tattooOne of the most popular
events of the Holetown Festival is the Police Tattoo. The Royal Barbados Police Force organises
a parade of music and dancing on the only Friday night of the Festival, featuring performances
from the canine, motorcycle and mounted units.
A tropical island with a surprisingly British feel‚ where cricket and
afternoon tea are as popular as sunbathing and watersports. With rugged beauty on the east
coast‚ calm beaches in the west and lively resorts in the south‚ plus colonial towns and
plantations‚ holidays to Barbados are ideal for sightseeing. Picture yourself on a white coral
beach and start planning your idyllic Barbados holiday.
On the west coast of Barbados, the upmarket St. James resort is a
golfer’s dream, as the area is home to an 18-hole course as well as several shorter 9-hole
clubs. If you’d like a taste of traditional grilled Bajan seafood, head south to Oistins Fish
Fry, an outdoor fish grill venue, where you’ll get to taste the likes of tuna, as well as
marlin and even flying fish. For a relaxing day on the white sand, you can’t beat sunbathing on
Oistins, in the south of Barbados, is well known as a fishing community
and a great place to taste traditional Bajan seafood. Hotels in Oistins are close to the
Barbados Golf Club, as well as the famous Oistins Fish Fry, a weekly outdoor grill of locally
Palm Beach hotels give you the very best of Barbados: crystal clear
waters, exotic greenery and a long, white sandy beach. From here it’s just a short walk to
Barbados Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the historic naval dockyard and
A holiday hotspot for the rich and famous‚ where beautiful white sands
are lined with luxurious hotels and glitzy mansions. Popular for its shimmering beaches‚ top
restaurants and great shopping. The hotels in St James are among the most lavish on the