Barbados is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. It is known for its beaches and a pleasant temperature. The following tips will help you to improve your stay in that country.
1.- Currency, religion and language.
The monetary unit is the Barbados dollar (BDS $). The US dollar is widely accepted. The exchange takes place at banks open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm from Monday to Thursday. International credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa operate on many vending machines and in most hotels, restaurants and shops. The majority of the population is Protestant (67%). There are 4% of Catholics. English is the official language, the local dialect. You can also stay in beautiful St Martin Private Villa Rentals.
2.- When to go
The climate of Barbados is considered as pleasant, by several foreign and local locals. In the period from July to December in Barbados it is raining time, but it is short. The period from June to October in this region is considered the hurricane season, but in reality the element does not pass by island, regarding this Barbados is very fortunate. During the last two hundred years, a hurricane struck Barbados only three times, the last time in 1955. It is recommended to go in the period from January to June, by the heat, to visit the beaches and to enjoy St Maarten Private Villa Rentals.
3.- Passport – Visa
Most people traveling to Barbados must have a valid passport and a valid ticket to return to their origin or to continue their journey. Before leaving, review your company’s requirements regarding the validity of passports as they may be stricter than the rules for entering the country. Attention with the type of visa:
Tourist Visa: Not required for stays of less than 90 days.
Business Visa: Not required.
Student visa: Not required.
The island is famous for its stunning beaches and amazing places to stay such as St Martin Villa Rentals. The total length of the coastline is over a hundred kilometers. If you are bored with the beaches, you can visit the sugar museum and sugar mill, built in 1654, the synagogue, the old mansions that are open to visitors. Do not forget to see the Barbados Museum, which is located in the 19th century English castle. And in the Queen’s Park in Bridgetown you can see one of the two baobabs growing on the island, which has more than 18 meters in circumference.
5.- Where to eat for cheap
Most of the restaurants in Barbados are designed for couples, honeymoons or a romantic vacation. On our part we can recommend some places where they give the local quality food and not with large sums of money. On the south shore of the West Coast, Angry Annie Restaurant will be a great choice. Another place worth visiting on Friday nights is The Oistins Fish Fry. In any of these you can eat with only 15 to 20 US dollars.
Although the island is small, more than 30 kilometers long and 22 kilometers wide, here you can find a hotel for all tastes and pockets, such as St Maarten Villa Rentals. A double room in a guest house will cost you $ 40 per day.