Barbados Vacations

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Barbados is known for being the most re-visited destination of the Caribbean. Once you come here, you are sure to return. Every visit introduces you to one of the many facets of the island, a true awakening of the senses. With a wonderful year round climate and a constant warm breeze, this is a choice destination for couples of all ages, families and singles.
The sun drenched beaches of the calm Caribbean waters and coral beaches call out to sunbathers and swimmers, whereas the rugged Atlantic coastline is ideal for surfers and sailors. For the more active tourist, there is never a dull moment with so many historical and natural attractions, a diverse cultural calendar and several sporting activities. Barbados offers a wide range of accommodations for every budget, incredible dining experiences, excellent duty-free shopping and a lively nightlife.

Things to know about Barbados Vacations

Capital: Bridgetown
Currency: Barbados dollar
Electricity: 110V, 50Hz GMT
Time Zone: GMT -4 hr. Daylight savings time is not applied
Government: Independent parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth.
Land size: 431 km2
Language: English, Bajan dialect
Population: 275,000 approx
Religion: Anglican 50%, Protestant 32%, Roman Catholic 6%
Driver's License: International license recommended. Must be 25 years old and have a credit card. A visitor's permit of BDS $10 must be purchased when the vehicle is delivered. Barbadians drive on the LEFT side.
Entry Requirements: Valid passport required and it must be valid for the entire length of the stay.

Barbados Vacation Tips

The legal tender is the Barbados dollar. Although prices are listed with the national currency, $US and Canadian dollars are readily acceptable in hotels, stores, or restaurants.

The departure tax of around BDS $25, per person, is payable at the airport when leaving the country. makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.