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.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 2.17 BBD and 1 USD is worth 2 BBD.
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 Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Barbados is 159.85 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 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.
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.
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).
In the year 2023, Barbados will celebrate 12 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|January 21, 2023||Errol Barrow DayErrol Barrow Day|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|April 28, 2023||National Heroes’ DayNational Heroes’ Day|
|May 1, 2023||Labour DayLabour Day|
|May 29, 2023Moving holiday||Whit MondayWhit Monday|
|August 1, 2023||Emancipation DayEmancipation Day|
|August 7, 2023Moving holiday||Kadooment DayKadooment Day|
|November 30, 2023||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
|December 26, 2023||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.
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.
What is the weather like in Bridgetown?
Weather data for Bridgetown (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
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.
Emergency phones in Barbados
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