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.
Visa requirements: No visa required
Time zone: GMT – 4
Currency: Barbadian dollar
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
Carlisle Bay marine park
Animal Flower Cave
St. Nicholas Abbey
Sir Garry SobersFestival of Golf,April 30–May 2
Oistins Fish Festival,April
Crop Over Festival,July/August
Sun, Sea & Slams,the annual bridgetournament, February
Sol Rally Barbados,May
Divorce certificate, if applicable;
Death certificate of former spouse(s), if applicable.
Same-sex or LGBTQ marriages are not legal in Barbados.