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 along the likes of 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 waves that are some of the Caribbean’s best for surfing.
Activities & 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 escape 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 just hobnob with celebrities, as the island is a popular playground for the wealthy and elite.