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Practical life on site Barbados

Practical life on site Barbados

Practical life on site Barbados Time difference Barbados is at the same time as Martinique and Guadeloupe, being 6 hours behind continental Western Europe (GMT - 4) in summer and 5 hours in winter. When it is 12 p.m. in Bridgetown, it is 18 p.m. on the same […]

Recommended routes Barbados

Recommended routes Barbados

Recommended routes Barbados Bridgetown Commençgothique of 1860 (very well restored). It occupies the northern flank of the Carénage, the port that saw the city grow, facing the statue of Admiral Nelson. We no longer speak of Trafalgar Square as in the […]

Barbados Identity Card

Barbados Identity Card

Barbados Identity Card - Area: 430 km² Population: 292 inhabitants (000 estimate).- Nice Capital city : Bridgetown.- Ethnicities: the population is black, therefore Languages: English (official language), bajan.- Ré Head of l & rsquo Head of government: […]

Geography and landscapes Barbados

Geography and landscapes Barbados

Geography and landscapes Barbados Geology Barbados is an island a bit apart in the Caribbean landscape. Look on a map: it is the only one that is not well aligned along the West Indian arc. The reason ? Barbados is not like the others a volcanic island. […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Barbados

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Barbados

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Barbados Pensions (Guesthouses) No hostels in Barbados, but there is a wide choice of guesthouses, especially on the south and west coasts. Most have 2 or 3 bedrooms or studios in the family house, sometimes up to […]

Barbados Culture

Barbados Culture

Barbados Culture Chattel houses and great houses Great houses It is the great houses, very often, which inspired the decoration of the Chattel houses. These large colonial mansions, reinforced to withstand tropical storms, are inspired by the architectural […]

Where to eat, food and drink Barbados

Where to eat, food and drink Barbados

Where to eat, food and drink Barbados Two worlds live in parallel. Bajans range from snack bar (Caribbean snack bar) to fish fry (fish & chips, fries, coleslaw), while tourists mostly frequent chic restaurants in seaside resorts and hotels. The former […]

Health and Safety Barbados

Health and Safety Barbados

Health and Safety Barbados Health Insurance It is advisable to contract before departure at a Insurance covering on-site medical expenses (they are expensive and payment is required immediately) and medical repatriation. Sanitary location On the […]

Money and budget Barbados

Money and budget Barbados

Money and budget Barbados Currency, banks, exchange - The barbados dollar (B $ or BBD) is divided into 100 cents.In January 2020, 1 € = 2,20 B $ and 1 B $ = 0,45 €. The rate of the Barbadian dollar against the US dollar is fixed: US $ 1 = $ 2 B. There […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Barbados

Entry formalities and useful contacts Barbados

Entry formalities and useful contacts Barbados Entry formalities For a tourist stay of less than 3 months, citizens of the European Union, Swiss and Canadians must be in possession of a passport valid for the duration of the stay. Upon arrival, you […]

Traditions and customs Barbados

Traditions and customs Barbados

Traditions and customs Barbados dominos The Bajans are so crazy about it that they have launched an annual international competition, the Slam-a-Dom Extravaganza. And will you be surprised if you are told that the World Council of Domino Federations is based […]

Transport and travel Barbados

Transport and travel Barbados

Transport and travel Barbados bus You will have the choice between official bus lines and private minibuses especially to secluded beaches and some less visited areas, like Sunbury Plantation House. Most of the buses run from 5 am or 30 am to with sometimes […]

Activities, sports and leisure Barbados

Activities, sports and leisure Barbados

Activities, sports and leisure Barbados Côté Wed Advanced into the Atlantic, Barbados is one of the Caribbean islands best suited to the practice of surf. The spot of reest, "one of the 3 best in the world", says the unshakeable Kelly Slater, nine times […]

Climate and weather Barbados

Climate and weather Barbados

Climate and weather Barbados Dry season or "Lent" The dry period, which corresponds to the high season, extends roughly from December to April, and in particular from February to April. Sunny, Barbados displays nearly 3 hours of sunshine per year! In practice, […]

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