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Barbados

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Quick Guide

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  • Barbadian dollar
  • 8 hrs
  • -4 hrs

You know who’s from Barbados? Rihanna. And the popstar personifies this Caribbean island nation perfectly – part British, part Caribbean, totally gorgeous, and completely captivating.

The capital of Bridgetown is a beautiful old colonial town just perfect for wandering around. Shopping is excellent here, especially along the pedestrian-only Swan Street. For artisan handicrafts visit Pelican Craft Village. Check out the beautiful Parliament Buildings and St Michael’s Cathedral. For something unexpected and fascinating visit the museum for Barbados’ Israeli community, Nidhge Israel Museum.

Sample some of Barbados’ finest aged rum at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre, and check out some skilled surfers at the famous reef break of Soup Bowl. Harrison’s Cave is in the centre of the island and has a tram that takes you through the underground wonderland with its streams and stalactites and stalagmites.

Accra Beach is one of the largest and most popular on the island and is a great place to spend a beach day. Carlisle Bay is the best for incredible snorkeling. Barbados Wildlife Reserve is home to monkeys, flamingoes, cayman, armadillos and much more – it’s a must-visit for nature lovers.

Barbados Key Facts

  • English
  • Barbadian dollar
  • 8 hrs
  • -4 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI)
  • Hewanorra Airport (UVF) - 67 miles
  • Vigie Airport (SLU) - 96 miles

Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Barbados.

Cobblers Cove

Speightstown
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The Crane Resort

Long Bay
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Villa Apes Hill Club Fairway Villa #5

Saint James
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Hilton Barbados Resort

Bridgetown
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The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Barbados Resort

Porters
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Almond Beach Resort

Speightstown
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Silver Point Villa Hotel

Christ Church
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Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Saint Lawrence
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Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados

Bridgetown
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Accra Beach Hotel

Rockley
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Courtyard by Marriott Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown
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Coral Sands Beach Resort

Bridgetown
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Sunbay Hotel

Christ Church
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Apartments Lantana Resort Barbados

Saint James
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South Gap Hotel

Saint Lawrence
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