Barbados Facts

  • Passports and Visas
  • Health Information
  • Time
  • Electricity
  • Languages Spoken
  • Currency
  • Gratuity Tips
  • Taxes and VATS
  • Banks, Credit Cards, ATMs
  • Driver License Requirements
  • Clothing Requirements
  • Tourism Information

Barbados

Barbadian Shoreline

Click on a thumbnail above to view the full size image.

Barbados

Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere in the world. But what makes Barbados even more special, and the reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island year after year, are the Bajans, the people of Barbados. Naturally charming and sophisticated, alive with possibilities, as boundless as the turquoise sea and the endless sandy shore. They will make your honeymoon a trip to remember.

Sponsored Links
Highlights

Crane Beach - "Breathtakingly beautiful." Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous rated it as "one of the top ten beaches in the world!"

Harrison's Cave - is an amazing gallery of stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave, and stalagmites that emerge from the ground, with streams of crystal-clear running water that drop from spectacular waterfalls to form deep emerald pools

The Baobab Trees - Two magnificent trees with possibly the widest tree-trunks to be found in the Caribbean, grow in Barbados!

Geography/Environment
Barbados is mostly a flat coral island with excellent beaches, but there are rolling hills and many deep ridges and gullies, with an interesting array of plant and wildlife. Composed of two land masses that actually merged together, Barbados is quite unique and offers geological structures not seen elsewhere in the world.
Activities
Like many of her sisters in the Caribbean, Barbados offers many of the same types of activities such as: snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailing, water skiing, tennis, squash, three 18-hole and three nine-hole golf courses. Because of the coral reefs, the scuba diving and snorkeling are particularly spectacular. Barbados is also the only coral island in the region with all white sand beaches.
Climate and Weather
It is warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 75-85º F. The nights are usually slightly cooler.

The prevailing northeast tradewinds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot. It rains most in summer and a good rainfall is refreshing and much needed. Rain is usually followed quickly by sunny skies and within minutes everything will be dry. The rain usually comes in quick showers. The dry season lasts from January to June.

Other Important Information
More Barbados resources at Amazon.com.
Destination Wedding Information
It is very easy to get married in Barbados. There is no required waiting period or minimum length of stay. Application for a marriage license must be made by both parties in person at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Documents Required:
  • Valid Passports or the original or certified copies of birth certificates.
  • If either party was divorced, an original Decree Absolute or a certified copy of the Final Judgment.
  • If either party was previously married and widowed, a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.
  • A letter from the Marriage officer who has agreed to perform the marriage ceremony
  • Where necessary, all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Fees: if neither party is a citizen or resident of Barbados - BDS $150.00 cash and a $25.00 stamp.
Barbados Reviews
Barbados
by Cynthia Amin last updated on 10/05/2010
More and more Americans are discovering the beauty and sophistication of Barbados. Here you find all elements for perfect romance: The lulling sounds of the relentless surf, balmy air, warm sun and water, and incredible Barbados sunsets. Guests with...
Barbados is Paradise!!
by Melissa Gutting last updated on 10/21/2008
I visited Barbados in the fall of 2007. I found this island to be fabulous!! I have visited several of the Caribbean islands. Each island is unique, and has wonderful features. This island has a very British influence, and it's lovely. When traveling...