By Keith Whiting
Barbados is exclusive and interesting, a m?©lange of Africa and Britain within the Caribbean. The easternmost of the entire Caribbean islands, Barbados is uniquely located in an effort to steer clear of nearly all hurricanes. Its 166 sq. miles of forests, cliffs, fishing villages, flora and fauna, nightlife, and, after all shorelines are surrounded by means of miles of coral reef teeming with a huge array of sea existence and shipwrecks. the superior crusing within the Caribbean is right here, with southeasterly alternate winds to hold you around the water. this can be a land wealthy in heritage and tradition, with an abundance of flora and fauna, good looks and nature. There are just 4 guidebooks at the island and such a lot are badly out-of-date. With 500,000 travelers traveling in step with yr, Barbados is an enormous allure with little or no guidebook pageant. info the easiest diving spots, all kinds of lodgings, eating, excursions, neighborhood lore and gala's, companies. wide heritage at the background, govt and financial system of the island. the writer has been a standard customer for over two decades. choked with inside of info on which fairs are worthy it slow, the place to discover the simplest Bajan song, periods that would educate you the neighborhood cooking and creative types, different courses are usually outdated. None takes the journey advisor viewpoint that this one does, immersing you within the neighborhood tradition and within the energetic activities at the island. this present day s traveller is raring to discover not only take a seat on a seashore.
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Most prices in this guide are quoted in US dollars. Banking Banks are open from 8:30 am to 3 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am to 5 pm on Friday. Credit Cards Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards. Traveler’s checks in US, UK and Canadian funds can also be used at many outlets. There are numerous Banks in Barbados and most have ABMs that accept credit cards and Interac. The following cards are readily accepted: n American Express n Carte Blanche n Diners Club n EnRoute n Eurocard n MasterCard n Barclaycard n Visa Taxes & Gratuities 15% VAT is included in quoted prices at stores and restaurants.
Non-walkers option – as above but t r a n s por t pr ov i ded Welchman Hall Gully between sights. Friday: Early morning walk following the deserted South East Coast from Salt Cave Cove with its ancient Arawak settlements, past Gerald Bull’s so called Iraqi super gun to the spectacular Long Beach and Chancery Lane swamp (nesting area for pelicans, blue herons and the magnificent frigate birds). In the afternoon a private charter with a small group, or exclusive-use catamaran, cruise along the west coast and stop at different areas where there are great snorkeling opportunities.
Water The water in Barbados is naturally filtered through the island coral and is some of the purest water in the world. It is safe to drink directly from the tap. When to Go LL TTEE O O HH With a consistent average temperature of 80-87°F, (27-30°C) Barbados is beautiful any time. The rainy season runs from June to November (although the Bajans refer to it as liquid sunshine). Bird Watching n 29 F or such a small island, Barbados has an enormous range of clubs, sports and activities available for visitors of every age and skill level.