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.