Capital Bridgetown

Population 285,000

Area 430 km2

Key facts

Barbados is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors.

English is an official language in Barbados. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Barbados.

The national currency in Barbados is Barbadian dollar (BBD). The dollar ($) is subdivided into 100 cent.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Barbados is 154.05 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Barbados has less ATMs.29.99 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Barbados, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Barbados. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 115 V, 50 Hz  Type B 115 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Barbados will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Emancipation Day will take place on August 1.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day
January 21, 2024 Errol Barrow DayErrol Barrow Day
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter MondayEaster Monday
April 28, 2024 National Heroes’ DayNational Heroes’ Day
May 1, 2024 Labour DayLabour Day
May 20, 2024Moving holiday Whit MondayWhit Monday
August 1, 2024 Emancipation DayEmancipation Day
August 5, 2024Moving holiday Kadooment DayKadooment Day
November 30, 2024 Independence DayIndependence Day
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayChristmas Day
December 26, 2024 Boxing DayBoxing Day


What hotel chains are present in Barbados?

There are no Mariott hotels in Barbados.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Barbados.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Barbados.

There are no Best Western hotels in Barbados.

There are Radisson hotels in Saint Michael.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Barbados.

What fast food chains are present in Barbados?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Barbados.

The KFC chain operates in Barbados.

The Burger King chain operates in Barbados.

The Subway chain operates in Barbados.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Barbados.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Barbados.


What is the weather like in Bridgetown?

Today the sun in Bridgetown, rises at 5:30 AM and sets at 6:21 PM. The climate of Bridgetown may be categorized as a equatorial monsoon (Am), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30OvercastLow: 27.9°C (82.22°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
FridayMay 31OvercastLow: 27.7°C (81.86°F)High: 31.2°C (88.16°F)
SaturdayJun 1Rain showersLow: 27.4°C (81.32°F)High: 30.2°C (86.36°F)
SundayJun 2ThunderstormLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 29.9°C (85.82°F)
MondayJun 3ThunderstormLow: 26.9°C (80.42°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
TuesdayJun 4ThunderstormLow: 27.1°C (80.78°F)High: 28.7°C (83.66°F)

Weather data for Bridgetown (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Barbados.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Barbados.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Barbados traffic is left-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  399.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 8.20 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Barbados

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Legal for spiritual use by registered Rastafarians
Medical usage: Legal

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