Barbados

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Currency: Bajan $/US$
When to Visit: Nov-May
Language: English
The currency is Bajan $/ US $
The best time to visit is November to May
Language: English

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Exploring the East Coast of Barbados

Best Beaches in Barbados

Two-Week Barbados Travel Guide

Once at the forefront of the new world, the Dominican Republic still holds remnants of its colonial past, whilst also adding in a more contemporary Caribbean twist. Start your adventure in ‘La Capital’, Santo Domingo, walking back in time along the cobblestone streets of Zona Colonial where the conquistadors once roamed. Outside of the tourist hotspots, the sounds of life ring out in the streets.

If you’re looking for that picturesque white-sandy Caribbean beach, look no further than Punta Cana, where tourism reigns supreme. If you happen to visit the DR in February, head up to Penísula de Samaná, where you’ll find one of the top 10 whale-watching destinations. Further north, lies the beautiful, cosmopolitan town of Las Terranas, with its golden sandy beaches, aqua blue waters, and European undertones.

If you came to the DR for surf and all things watersports, you’ll feel right at home along the North Coast, particularly Cabarete, with the best winds and surf on the island. Further inland lies the jaw-dropping 27 waterfalls, along with expansive dry deserts and jungly nature reserves waiting to be explored.

Drill Hall Beach

When to visit?

High season in Barbados is from February through to April where the weather is super sunny and hot. These months tend to be the busiest for tourists with the highest prices. If you want to miss the crowds but still enjoy the sun, the best months to go are November through to January or May. Accommodation prices tend to be cheaper during these months as well!

Currency – The official currency of Barbados is Bajan $ or US Dollars (US$)

Money – ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in cities and tourist areas.

Language – The first official language of Barbados is English.

Getting Around –  If you are planning to travel around the island, Barbados has a great transport network. Alongside taxis, there are plenty of mini vans and buses which will take you to pretty much anywhere on the island.

Internet Access – Hotels, cafès and certain tourist areas have free wifi. If you have mobile data on your sim card then you can easily access the internet in most areas.

Old San Juan Castillo San Felipe del Morro turret

When to visit?

December marks the start of peak season and if you’re here for a tan and surf, you came at the perfect time; although, expect it to be busier, with crowds escaping the cold winters back home. Those who came for the unbeatable hiking trails of El Yunque, May is your month – the winter rush has passed and the weather remains dry. If crowds aren’t your thing, the shoulder months of September to December and mid-April to May are great times to experience the island in relative peace.

Safety – Barbados is a safe place to visit and a popular holiday destination in the Caribbean. Be aware that small crimes like pickpocketing can happen in tourist areas as well as drug-related crimes. As with most countries, try and keep your valuables out of sight and take extra care at night. If coming back late from bars or restaurants take a taxi and avoid secluded areas.

Health – Before travelling make sure you’ve had hepatitis A and B, Tetanus and Rabies vaccines. For further information check out this website.

Currency – The official currency of Barbados is Bajan $ or US Dollars (US$)

Money – ATMs are widely available. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in cities and tourist areas.

Language – The first official language of Barbados is English.

Getting Around –  If you are planning to travel around the island, Barbados has a great transport network. Alongside taxis, there are plenty of mini vans and buses which will take you to pretty much anywhere on the island.

Internet Access – Hotels, cafès and certain tourist areas have free wifi. If you have mobile data on your sim card then you can easily access the internet in most areas.

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