Visit once and you will return again and again....
Every day in Barbados is a celebration. A spectacle of living. With each Barbadian playing their part to perfection. You can feel it in the music. It is a passion that emanates across this small Caribbean paradise.
This tiny island, the most easterly of the Caribbean island chain and measuring 21 miles long by 14 miles wide, is a mere dot on most world maps! This tiny dot is a gorgeous coral island surrounded by spectacular beaches and warm waters which are highly enjoyed by locals and tourists alike…., definitely a dot worth visiting!
The island’s coasts are scenic but very diverse. The East is a surfer’s delight with the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the wide, windy beaches while the West coast, in total contrast has flat water like a placid lake gently lapping the shore. The North coast is characterized by spectacular coral and sandstone cliffs that rise straight out of the sea in some areas to a height of 100 feet punctuated by sheltered coves. The south coast boasts flawless white sand beaches protected by coral reefs.
"Stay for the Fun!"
While with us you can do lots or do nothing at all, forget the rush and go slowly or take in all the sights. There are a few things we can suggest such as:
• Relax on any of our spectacular beaches
• Swim with the turtles
• Watch a game of cricket or Polo or go to the Horse Races or Car-racing
• Sit on the beach and watch the sunset
• Sail on a pirate ship or on a catamaran or try your hand at game fishing
• Explore the Caves or swim in a Cave
• Visit historic buildings such as restored grand Plantation Homes
• Immerse yourself in history and heritage in our UNESCO World Heritage Site (Bridgetown and its Garrison)
• Dive under the sea in a submarine or go scuba diving or snorkelling
• Drink from a coconut and try the rum punch (just one)
• Discover the fine art of making Rum
• Learn to surf or kite surf or windsurf or try kayaking or stand up paddling
• Tour the island…on the roads or off-road safari style
• Watch fire eating, limbo and a demo of local dance (what on earth is a Mother Sally??)
• Sit inside a real Concorde…
The Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights from major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean.
Measuring just 21 miles long and 14 miles wide, it’s never difficult to find a way to get around an island of this size. From public buses to taxis to car rentals to private limousines there is a transportation option suited to every preference and budget. Just remember that in Barbados you will be driving on the left side of the road. The island’s narrow causeways, roundabouts and occasional blind corners make it a good idea to pay careful attention while driving here. It’s probably best to organize car rentals in advance of arrival.
Lightweight, comfortable clothing is recommended. The dress code is casual (shorts or slacks and tee-shirts), though excessive exposure is frowned upon. Several of the fine dining restaurants require long pants especially on evening. Please do not wear bathing suits or skimpy beach wear beyond the beach. There are no nude beaches in Barbados and public nudity and topless bathing are prohibited by law.
Barbados has its own currency and US$ are also accepted. Credit and debit cards are also widely accepted.
There are several doctors offices, after hour emergency centres, a small private hospital and the main public hospital in close proximity to the race course. (FMH Medical, Elcourt Clinic, Diagnostic Clinic, Bay View Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital). There is a 24 hour medical care clinic on the west coast (Sandy Crest).
Water Tap water is safe to drink but if preferred bottled water is readily available. Barbados enjoys a tropical climate and therefore runners must take special care to hydrate themselves.
There are numerous pharmacies especially along the south and west coasts and in the area of Bridgetown.
When in Barbados be sure to roam with FLOW for islandwide 4G coverage and the best rates available or get your $5 sim and use local rates while on island.
Many hotels provide in-room access for a daily charge. Some restaurants, bars and hotels provide free WIFI.
Capital City - Bridgetown.
Offers duty free shopping, dining, sight seeing and is pick up point for several day cruises. Duty free shopping also available in Holetown and select locations. Bridgetown is a historic former colonial seaport dating back to the 1700's. Beautifully preserved architecture and several iconic landmarks can be viewed. Bridgetown is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site: Bridgetown and its Garrison
Sightseeing & Attractions
There is much to see and do in Barbados for the young and the more mature. Island attractions and activities abound.
Browse the recommended Barbados Tourism Websites below, choose what you like and let us know if you need more information or would like us to make bookings for you.