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Motto: "Pride and Industry"
Language: English
Currency: Barbadian Dollar (BBD)
Airports: Barbados Adams (BGI)
Known for: Tourism, Cricket (Sport), Crop Over Festival
Official Tourism Website:
Drives on the: Left Side
Calling Code: +1 246

Imagine! An Island of Unspoiled charm and Sophistication; Alive with possibilities, as boundless as the turquoise sea, endless as the sandy shore. Wake up to the rhythm of the tropics and paradise to explore!

With miles of sun-drenched sands graced by towering palms, turquoise waters and crashing waves, Barbados is a lovers’ paradise. You will enjoy secluded spots for romantic rendezvous. This is the land where fish fly and frogs whistle. A land touched by joy, warmth, friendship and a stunning beauty you will never forget.

Barbados is the easternmost of the Lesser Antilles and enjoys the best of both seas: Caribbean Sea on the west side and Atlantic at its eastern end.

The hotel offerings are many. From the exclusive Sandy Lane where Tiger Woods got married to the small inns at prices that will leave you enough to really buy all your necessities at duty free prices.

Things To Do in Barbados


Barbados is a windsurfers heaven, especially on the Atlantic side. The Caribbean side offers tranquility and great swimming or just lazing around soaking up the rays.

Duty free shopping is abundant with several large department stores and numerous high end boutiques that also cater to the well heeled crowd. That truly does not mean that things are not affordable for those who would like to take home a trinket or two. Watches are about 30% of prices in the United States.

Besides shopping there is much to enjoy in Barbados: Harrison’s cave where you travel by a small train into the case. You can also visit old plantation houses and see the remnants of slavery, stroll the beautiful gardens and of course there is golf. Cricket is a national sport in the Caribbean, and Barbados is no exception.

Cuisine of Barbados


Barbados has an abundance of restaurants that covers all price ranges.  Of course the price tag for some of these places is a bit on the high side, but sitting Oceanside being catered to with the moonlight and very romantic settings, what more could you possibly ask for at this very important stage in your life.

Because of the British influence (Barbados was ruled by the British for over 3 ½ centuries).  While in Barbados you will want to savor the local cuisine and of course get some local ‘bush’ medicine.

Marriage Requirements for Barbados


Marriage Licenses may be obtained within a day with valid passport for both parties.  If either party is a widow(er) or divorced, proper decrees must accompany in English.

Apply at the Ministry of Home Affairs; $150 fee cash and $25 in Barbados stamps.

Ministry of Home Affairs is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, 246-228-8950.

Featured Hotels in Barbados


Abbeville Hotel & Bert’s Bar

Address: Rockley, Christ Church
Phone: (246) 435-7924
Fax: (246) 435-8502

Accra Beach Hotel

Address: Rockley, Christ Church
Phone: (246) 435-8920
Fax: (246) 435-6794

Almond Beach Club

Address: Vauxhall, St. James
Phone: (246) 432-7840
Fax: (246) 432-2115

Amaryllis Beach Resort

Address: Palm Beach, Hastings, Christ Church
Phone: (246) 438-8000 / (2460 438-8888
Fax: (246) 228-9879

Barbados Beach Club

Address: Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church
Phone: (246) 428-9900
Fax: (246) 428-8905

Butterfly Beach Hotel

Address: Maxwell Main Road, Christ Church
Phone: (246) 428-9095
Fax: (246) 418-0502