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Holidays, Honeymoons and Weddings in Barbados
Barbados is the most easterly of the Caribbean chain of islands. It lies well to the east of the West Indies, making it the most windward of the Islands. To the west, beaches are made of fine white sand and there are natural coral reefs. Along the east coast the shoreline tends to be more rocky.
Barbados is predominantly flat with only a few gently rolling hills to the north. The coral structure of the island acts as a natural filter and the waters of Barbados are amongst the purest in the world. The people of Barbados, known as Bajans, take great pride in their tiny island of 430 square kilometres and 250,000 people.
Tourism is big business on Barbados, and most visitors who come to the island are looking for that comfortable mix of the familiar combined with just enough local flavour to feel 'exotic.' The capital Bridgetown is a lively place to visit, with an excellent national museum and great nightlife in its bars and clubs, some of them located right on the beach. But, if you want to, it's easy visit more remote areas.
Jump in a rental car and see the rest of the island: the sugar-growing central parishes, the thinly populated and little-explored north, and the ruggedly beautiful east coast, where you can hike for miles along the beach with only seabirds and the occasional surfer in sight. If you're looking for a Caribbean island with plenty of amenities, watersports and nightlife, Barbados is the ideal location.
Barbados Restaurants & Food
Accommodation in Barbados
Guest Houses: There are small guest-houses throughout Barbados, particularly in Christchurch. Some offer self-catering facilities.
Self Catering: There are a large number of Apartments, Cottages and Villas available for rent, and a number of modern complexes are being built on the northwest coast. Older buildings, with a more local character, are available on the less popular east coast. There are also smaller, family-run Apartment Hotels and many apartment-style hotels which leave the visitor with a choice of self-catering or restaurant eating.
Weather in Barbados
Banks and Currency in Barbados
Most of the hotels, restaurants and commercial establishments will accept credit cards. Travellers cheques in U.S., U.K. and Canadian funds are also cacheable at many outlets. There are many Banks in Barbados (mostly British and Canadian). Most have ABM that will accept credit cards
Visa Requirements Barbados
Weddings in BarbadosGetting married in Barbados is a wonderful experience and one for anyone that wants to say their vows with the Barbados sand between their toes. There is no minimum stay required and a license can be obtained from the court in Bridge town allowing you to marry anywhere on the island. Many hotels offer excellent wedding packages or goeasy travel can find something very different to suit your wedding dreams.
Honeymoons in BarbadosHoneymoons in Barbados offer the bride and groom a wide range of accommodation to choose from. Hotels in Barbados also offer specials such as room upgrades or complimentary fruit in the room on arrival for those on honeymoon in Barbados.
Driving in Barbados & Barbados Car hireBarbados is an easy country to drive in and distances are small. The road journey from Bridgetown to Speightstown takes about 30 minutes and to Holetown or Oistins about 20 minutes. Driving is on the left. There is a speed limit of 60kph (37mph) and 80kph (55mph) on the highway. You can obtain a Barbados drivers license for $10.00 Bds on producing a valid National or International License.
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Calling Home from Barbados
Outgoing international code: 011
In case of an Emergency
Police - 211
Fire - 311
Ambulance> - 511
Events in Barbados
In February, the Holetown Festival celebrates the 1627 arrival of the first English settlers on Barbados. Holetown's week-long festivities include street fairs, a music festival at the historic parish church and a road race. The Oistins Fish Festival, held over Easter weekend, commemorates the signing of the Charter of Barbados. It's a seaside event focusing on boat races, fish-boning competitions, local foods, crafts and dancing. The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts, held throughout November, features talent contests in dance, drama, singing and the like. Performances by the finalists are held on Independence Day (30 November).
There are also a handful of international sporting events, including the Barbados Windsurfing World Cup, held at Silver Sands in January, and the Caribbean Surfing Championship, held in early November at Bathsheba.
Essential facts about Barbados
See also Barbados Website link.
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