Climate: Barbados has pleasant weather year round; with air temperatures typically at 23 – 29°C / 75-85°F. Prevailing northeastern trade winds caress the island with near-constant breeze year-round. June till October is Hurricane Season in the Caribbean.
Water Temperature: 27 – 29°C / 80 – 84°F
Time: UTC -5:00 (ET)
Language: English and Bajan
Currency: Barbadian Dollar. 1 Bajan Dollar equals 0.50 U.S. Dollar. U.S. Dollars are accepted everywhere but if change given could be Barbadian Dollar.
Electricity: 110 Volts, Standard Plug Types (2 Flat Blades)
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Airport(s): Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA)
Hyperbaric Chambers: The Barbados Defence Force Headquarters
The coastline of Barbados is diverse, offering a change of scene appealing to water-sport and beachcombers alike. The windward or eastern side of the island offers wide beaches, and wind-blown waters perfect for surfing. To the South and West you will find calmer climes, with unbroken white sand beaches. The water temperature is typically 80 degrees F, with visibility ranging from 40 to 70 feet. From fringe to barrier reefs, Barbados has diverse aquatic plant and animal life to explore; you’ll have a chance to see frog fish, sea horses, giant sand eels, and hawksbill sea turtles. Wreck divers will be happy to note that Barbados has plenty of wrecks. Carlisle Bay has over 200 alone!Read More