Barbados

Barbados

Country profile

White-sand beaches, glittering bays, a lush interior and a capital city with Unesco World Heritage status – Barbados is a destination boasting natural beauty and rich culture in equal measure. Get into the party spirit at lively Bajan beach parties, sip rum cocktails at sunset and sample some of the best food in the Caribbean.

Barbados

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Bridgetown
Visa requirements: No visa required
Time zone: GMT – 4
Language: English
Currency: Barbadian dollar
Population: 285,719
Electricity: 110V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Tip between ten and 15 per cent for good service  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Direct flights to Bridgetown (average flight time: 8h 30m): London Gatwick, Manchester

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Harrison’s Cave
Carlisle Bay marine park
Animal Flower Cave
Hunte’s Gardens
St. Nicholas Abbey

MAJOR EVENTS
Sir Garry Sobers Festival of Golf International Tournament, March 5
Oistins Fish Festival, April 19
Crop Over Festival, June 22
Sun, Sea & Slams, the annual bridge tournament, November 2
Sol Rally Barbados, May 25l

WEDDINGS
Documents needed:
Passports;
Birth certificates;
Return tickets;
Divorce certificate, if applicable;
Death certificate of former spouse(s), if applicable.

Same-sex or LGBTQ marriages are not legal in Barbados.


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