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Welcome to Barbados

Barbados

Capital: Bridgetown

Official Language: English

Population: 277,821

Currency: Barbadian Dollar

Time zone: UTC-4

Driving side: Left

Calling code: +1 -246

 

You need to visit this beautiful island and discover the countless attractions it parades. Barbados is one of the islands on the Caribbean. With a laid-back vibe compared to its Caribbean neighbours, the best way to see the island is by taking to the road . You will discover the rum distilleries, sugar mills and the old traditional churches. Visit the St. Ann's Garrison which is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Stepping on the white sandy beaches of Barbados is actually the highlight of the fascinating island. Endowed with 70 miles of pristine beaches, Barbados is a great destination for water lovers. Singles, lovers, friends and families all have rich and plentiful options to choose from.

Barbados is also blessed with lots of beautiful beach resorts that have attracted the likes of Will Smith, Wayne Rooney and many more A-list stars.

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Crane Beach

Named one of the best beaches in the world, come and discover the pink sands of this fascinating beach. Take a stroll and let your toes feel the sands on this beach, experience the best of Caribbean sun while relaxing on this magical destination. Due to high waves, the beach is great for boogie boarding.

Bridgetown

The capital of Barbados is a great place to visit if you want to see and learn about the island's colonial history. You can see the statue of Lord Nelson, erected in 1813, and its located at the National Heroes Square. Visit the Bridgetown Synagogue, which is said to be one of the oldest in the world.

Harrison's Cave

Explore the amazing spectacle which was forgotten for 200 years after historical documents first mentioned it in 1795, until being rediscovered in 1976. The cave boasts of stalactites, stalagmites, streams, lakes and waterfalls and toursists can explore this cave with an electric cart or a self-guided walking tour.

Business

With a GDP of more than US $3 billion dollars, Barbados is poised on being the smallest developed nation in the world. The main exports are cotton, flower, oil, rum, sugar and plants while the highest  employer on the island is Tourism.

Bajans (as locals are called) favour a formal approach when greeting and meeting. The handshake is the preffered way of greeting between both sexes. Using the title and surname is adopted when introducing or referring to a local. Lightweight suits are recommended for business meetings and European courtesies should be observed.

Offices are open from Monday - Friday 0800-1600

 

Climate

The climate in Barbados is tropical and it receives cooling aid from the constand sea breezes. The wet season is between July and November where you should be expecting some brief rain showers.

Visitors are advised to wear lightweight cotton clothes while beachwears should not be worn in the towns.

Communications

For mobile phone owners, roaming agreement exists with international mobile phone companies. Internet users can make use of their hotel's wifi while cafes offering internet services are widely available.

Payphones are available in all parts of the island. You can make international calls while local calls are free except you are calling from a hotel or business office.

Getting Around

There are no local flights on the island. However, visitors can make use of the road network which covers most parts of the island.

They driving side is left and the car hire service is efficient and well-developed. Taxis are also available and they operate everywhere on the island

Money

The currency for financial transactions is the Barbados Dollar (BBD; symbol BD$).

ATMs are widely available.

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