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Travel information about Barbados

Barbados is an independent island situated at the western Atlantic Ocean east of the Caribbean Sea and a part of Lesser Antilles. The total area of 439 km² and population is 279,254 inhabitants. Barbados is pretty safe so you can roam around more. You can do a unique underwater tour in a submarine, hiking, and discover one or two villas in the middle of sugar cane plantations.

Capital city of Barbados: Bridgetown

Closest neighbors to Barbados: Neighboring countries are Martinique at the northwest, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at the west, Trinidad and Tobago at the south, and Grenada at the southwest.

Best times to visit Barbados: Every time is the best time to visit Barbados depending on your preferences. Hurricane season is from June to November and accommodations are not expensive. You will likely have a wonderful time since hurricane seldom visits Barbados.

How to get to Barbados: There are two scheduled airlines fly non-stop to Barbados from the UK. There are approximate flight times from Barbados to London is 7 hours 30 minutes, Toronto-Canada is 4 hours, New York is 5 hours, and Miami is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Visa requirements for Barbados: No visa is required for US citizens however passport is needed with the duration of 6 months of stay.

Currency of Barbados: The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar.

Official Language of Barbados: Bajan is the official language of Barbados.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Barbados

There is 1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Barbados.

Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
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