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Travel To Barbados Carnival

Here you will find all the information you need to travel to Barbados and travelling around Barbados.


How To Get To Barbados

You can travel to Barbados by air or by sea. The following airlines fly into Barbados; American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, JetBlue, US Airways, Air Canada, WestJet, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. A number of cruise lines also go to Barbados. You can call your local travel agency to find out your options, contact your airline of choice directly or visit reputable travel websites online to search for your flight. The only Barbados airport is Grantley Adams International. The Barbados’ airport is situated in the south–east of the island.


The currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). However the US dollar is also accepted across the island, and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and travellers cheques.

Barbados Weather

The weather in Barbados is generally warm and sunny all year round. The average daytime high is 30ºC ⁄ 86ºF. Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year!

Entry Requirements

You must be able to produce a passport‚ which is valid for three months longer than the intended stay as well as a return ticket. For visits of up to 90 days, visas are not required for citizens of the United States, Caricom (except Haiti), European Union and British Commonwealth (there are some exceptions so please double check before flying).

Driving Around Trinidad

To drive in Barbados you will need a valid international driver’s permit or one issued in the Bahamas, Canada, England, France, Germany or the United States of America. This will be valid for 90 days after arrival. In Barbados traffic moves on the left side. Barbados has a good network of roads which covers the entire island.

Car Rentals

You will find car rental companies operating in Barbados offering you a wide range of cars. Rates vary among companies. It should be noted that during peak periods (including carnival season) rental rates are higher and cars must be booked months in advance. Anything from a mini–moke to a limousine may be hired. Cars may be hired by the hour, day or week.


Taxi’s in Barbados do not have meters so their fares are regulated by the Government. Listings are available from the Tourist Office. We advise that you ask the price before you travel.

ZR Vans:

ZR Vans are licensed Mini Vans that run around the island. You will be able to recognise them by their ZR license plate. They run quite frequently and the rate is Bds$1.50. This mode of transport is not for the faint hearted! ZR Vans will pick up as many passengers as they can and can sometimes travel very fast.

Public Transport

Barbados has buses that run Frequently around the island. They charge a flat rate of approximately Bds$1.50 for all journeys. Please be aware these buses can become very crowded during the rush hours.

Your Carnival Must–haves

Flip Flops
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Comfy footwear is needed. You do want to dance all day right?

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Make noise to the sound of Calypso & Soca songs with a whistle or horn.

Caribbean Flag
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Don’t forget your flag! Represent your country and fly your flag high.

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Carnival is a bright ⁄ vibrant affair, so get your camera ready.

Caribbean Food
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Be ready to try all the delicious Caribbean food, like Jerk Chicken.

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