QUICK BARBADOS FACTS
Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD) is the currency of Barbados and can be withdrawn from ATMs. Which are generally located everywhere in big cities and a few in a smaller cities. The ability to pay by card in some stores or restaurant is not always an option, so it’s better to withdraw and have a small amount of cash with you. There are also ATMs everywhere in big cities.
Power Points: Most power points are the same as in the United States and Canada (2 vertical prongs), which is great for Americans and Canadians. Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for Americans and Canadians.
Official Language: Most people speak English, however, the majority of residents of speak Barbados Bajan.
Health: Dengue, Zika and chikungunya have all been found in Barbados (all mozzie borne diseases). I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host or drink bottled water.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Barbados.
– Flying Fish (it can be enjoyed steamed, baked, fried, or even pickled. Seasoning of the fish may differ, and you’ll often find it paired with a side of cou cou).
– Sea Eggs (Sea Eggs are actually a kind of Sea Urchin that are typically eaten raw with a pinch of lemon to liven the flavor).
– Breadfruit (a Starchier fruit, that can be boiled, baked, or roasted over an open flame).
When to go: The best time to visit Barbados is between mid-December and mid-April, during dry season.