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Barbados Travel Guide

Barbados FAQ

What do I need to do before travelling?

We suggest that all our customers review foreign office advice for Barbados before travelling. Click here for the latest information from the foreign office.

What are the visa requirements?

UK citizens who are staying no longer than six months in Barbados will not require a visa, however you will need a return air ticket and a passport valid for at least six months after the date of your return to the UK.

What is the currency in Barbados?

The official currency of Barbados is the Barbadian dollar, however US dollars are also widely accepted.


Will I need to bring an adaptor?

Plugs in Barbados are flat, two-pin style (as found in the USA) so you will require an adaptor. 

What is the language in Barbados?

The official language of Barbados is English.

Are there any customs or public holidays I should be aware of?

In Barbados it is an offence for anyone (including children) to dress in camouflage clothing. 

Is Barbados safe?

Barbados is generally safe, however take usual precautions to guard your belongings and valuables, as some pick pocketing does occur.

What is the cuisine like?

The main speciality in Barbados is their excellent fish, particularly flying fish (which is also their national emblem); Mahi Mahi, Kingfish and Snapper are also superb. Bajan rum is arguably the best in the Caribbean, and worth forking out a bit extra for the quality brands such as Old Gold.

What nightlife is available?

The larger hotels will usually provide ample nightly entertainment, with dancing, steel bands, calypso, limbo dancers and moonlight barbeques. The local nightlife is also worth exploring, with many lively clubs and bars offering ‘free drink’ nights and minimum charge on the door. 

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