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Barbados is located within the Caribbean, so you know it’s going to be a tropical paradise! Barbados is compromised of beaches, beautiful botanical gardens, the famous Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey.


Currency: Barbados Dollar (BBD) is the currency of Barbados and can be withdrawn from ATMs.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. 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.

Unsure about travelling during COVID? Check out the COVID travel requirements and restrictions for Barbados. 

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