Though their rum ships around the world, the most famous export of this beautiful island in the West Indies might indeed be one feisty, colorful pop star. You might have heard of her—the name’s Rihanna. Barbados is a romantic, vibrant island, with beaches that range from dramatic and cliff-exposed to warm and gentle stretches of coast. On the northwest side of the island, you can visit Six Men’s, a fishing village with colorful boats and shipwrecks for diving. On the south coast, Crane’s beach is one of the world’s best, with light pink sand and pale turquoise waters.
Couples wishing to marry in Barbados must have valid passports and certified copies of their birth certificates. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for additional information.
Travel Documents, Language & Currency
A passport is required for visitors traveling to Barbados. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
The official language of Barbados is English, but the Bajan dialect is also widely spoken.
The Bajan dollar is the official currency of Barbados, though US dollars are widely used as well.
Climate & Beaches
Barbados weather is generally sunny and warm with average temperatures of 86 degrees F. Rainfall occurs primarily between July and December.
The south coast of Barbados is known for pretty, azure water beaches like Accra Beach, Bottom Bay, and Crane’s Beach. If you want to watch waves crash into a rocky coastline or are an experience surfer, the Atlantic-battered east coast of the island has beautiful beaches. The world-famous Soup Bowl has great surfing waves that are some of the Caribbean’s best.
Activities & Tourist Attractions
There are dozens of beautiful beaches to explore in Barbados, from surf beaches along the eastern coast, to calm and quiet coves tucked away on the south shore. On land, Hunte’s Garden is a tropical garden with plenty of indigenous plants and animals. The famed Soup Bowl is a surfing mecca with some of the Caribbean’s most powerful waves. The island is home to unique caves, including Harrison’s, with deep emerald pools, spectacular waterfalls and unusual rock formations.
At night, you might be able to hobnob with celebrities, as the island is a popular playground for the wealthy and elite.
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