Barbados

Barbados is a beautiful island in the eastern Caribbean, surrounded by crystal-clear waters. Around the isalnd you will find sandy beaches and pretty botanical gardens. Being an independent British Commonwealth nation, you will find British influences throughout the island, such as traditional afternoon tea at plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey and cricket played as the national sport of Barbados.


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Destination Information

For a relatively small island there is so much to do in Barbados. Try a Coral Reef Kayak tour on the stunning west coast at Surfside, or go further into the water and take a snorkeling cruise where you can swim with sea turtles, or snorkel over a shipwreck. Harrison’s Cave & Hunte’s Gardens is described as one of the Seven Wonders of Barbados where you can enjoy a bite to eat and a drink in this fabulous setting.

Additional Travel Information for Barbados

The hurricane season in Barbados normally runs from June to November. You should follow and monitor local and international weather updates from the US National Hurricane Centre and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. UK health authorities have classified Barbados as having a risk of Zika virus transmission. There is currently a spike in dengue cases. You should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Barbados, attacks can’t be ruled out, and crime is rare but there have been incidents including armed robbery and sexual assault.

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