Capital City: Bridgetown
Official Language: English; Dialect: ‘Bajan’
Currency: Barbadian Dollar
Barbados is a great location for family vacations and romantic getaways within the Caribbean. The island is 166 square miles in measurement and is the home to sixty beautiful white sand beaches.The country has a very distinct historic charm within the Caribbean. All historic stilt houses are beautifully functional art pieces. Natives of the country still live in these brightly coloured wooden stilt houses, and with the help of the public, there is an annual beautification and preservation project and competition to showcase them. It is perfect for romatic and family holidays!
Things to see and do in Barbados
St. Nicholas Abbey
Oistins – Great Seafood and Entertainment
Oistins is a favourite for locals and tourists alike. It is the home to several charming seafood restaurants. Several local seafood dishes are prepared there, including the famous ‘flying fish’, macaroni pie and fish cakes. The atmosphere is always lively and warm, with entertainment on most nights. This is a great place to bring the family for some great local food and enjoyment.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens
Getting a land tour of Barbados is a lot of fun, but getting a tour by sea and submarine is even more thrilling. Tourists delight at the experience of getting a view of the beautiful sea and sands of Barbados water in a submarine. This is a favourite activity for many tourists, and can be enjoyed by couples and families. Trained and friendly staff ensures that children and adults enjoy a wonderful and safe excursion. This is also a great romantic activity for couples. Private submarine tours can also be arranged.
Flower Forest Botanical Gardens
Pick the time right
Tourists visit Barbados from December and April
Did you know?
- Cou Cou
- Fish Cakes
- Fish Cutters
- Flying Fish
- Peas and Rice
- Macaroni Pie
- Rum Punch
- Holetown Festival – February
- Oistins Fish Festival – March
- The Barbados Reggae Festival -April
- Celtic Festival Barbados - May
- Crop Over Festival – June
- Soca Royale – July
- Foreday Market -August
- Bridgetown Market - August
- Cohobblopot - August
- Grand Kadooment – August
- Independence Celebrations - November
- When driving in Barbados, do so on the left side of the road.
- Watch the local channel when you are in Barbados for community events and to get a feel of the culture
- The Barbadian dollar and the United States dollar are accepted currencies for purchases and transactions within the islandMaps of Barbados as well as tourist guides are located in most areas of the country. Take the time to look through these, so that you can get a good feel of the area, so it’s easier for you to move around.
- The best craft can be found in the craft market. There is where you will get genuine locally made Barbadian arts and craft.
- A visit to Saint Joseph is more enjoyed in the daytime, as most of the activities are require sunlight. Also, the tourist attractions close before nightfall.