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About Barbados

Barbados is an island country in the southeastern Caribbean Sea, it is famed for its splendid beaches, with fine powdery sand and clear turquoise waters. Beyond its beautiful beaches, the country also boasts a UNESCO-listed capital, lively nightlife, and amazing surfing spots. Dubbed as “Little England,” afternoon tea is a ritual, and the people live and breathe cricket.

In addition to its natural beauty and interesting culture, Barbados is also a premium medical tourism destination. It attracts visitors from all around the globe, especially from the UK, US, and Canada. Some factors that make the country appealing for medical tourists are its proximity to both North and South America, convenient international accessibility, excellent infrastructure, high-quality healthcare, skilled medical professionals, and affordable treatment costs. The country is mostly known as a leading destination for IVF and other fertility treatments, though numerous other medical and cosmetic procedures are also available.

Popular Cities and Regions in Barbados

The capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, is the only city in the country and is home to more than half of the country’s population. Visitors can find well-preserved colonial buildings in its downtown area and south to the Garrison, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its historical significance. Besides its historic center, visitors can also relax in Carlisle Bay, go snorkeling to get a glimpse of the underwater world, admire the magnificent neo-gothic style Parliament Buildings, or see the National Heroes Square.

Holetown, the very first town ever to be built in Barbados that dates back to 1625, is also a popular destination. It has a vibrant nightlife area and exclusive shops near the beach and is famous for its snorkeling spots. The tranquil sea at Holetown Beach makes it the perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and kayaking. Visitors can also enjoy fresh sea breezes along the boardwalk or watch the sunset from Paynes Bay Beach.

Transport in Barbados

International visitors fly into Grantley Adams International Airport, it serves international flights to several countries in Europe, and North and South America, including London, Toronto, New York, and Antigua. The most affordable way to travel around the country is by bus. Taxis are available as well and the fares are regulated by the government.

Visas in Barbados

Most countries do not need a visa to visit Barbados for up to 6 months. You can check the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade website to check if you require a visa. All visitors must have a passport valid for the duration of the trip and a valid return ticket.

Weather in Barbados

Located close to the equator, Barbados experiences a tropical climate with two seasons: a wet and a dry season. The dry season starts from December to May; June to November is the wet season, which also brings the Caribbean hurricane season. During the wet season, the rain comes in brief showers, and the weather can get very hot and humid. 

Additional Info
  1. Local Currency: the Barbadian Dollar (BBD) is the main currency in Barbados, which is pegged to the US dollar. The exchange rate of 1 BBD is 2 USD.
  2. Money & Payments: While the US dollar is widely accepted in Barbados, it is best to use the Barbadian dollar. The majority and restaurants accept card payments, mainly Visa and Mastercard. The tipping standard is 10% to 15%.
  3. Local Language: The official language in Barbados is English, which is used in formal settings and written communications. In informal settings, people commonly speak the Bajan dialect.
  4. Local Culture and Religion: Most of Barbados’s population identify as Christians, with Anglicanism as the national religion. Religious freedom is established by law. Therefore, Islam, Judaism, Hindu, and the Baha’i Faith are freely practiced.
  5. Public holidays: Christmas, New Year’s Day, Errol Barrow Day, and National Heroes Day are some of the most important holidays in Barbados.