Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America. It is 34 kilometres (21 miles) in length and up to 23 km (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 432 km2 (167 sq mi).
It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 km (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, Barbados is east of the Windwards, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 13°N of the equator. It is about 168 km (104 mi) east of both the countries of Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and 180 km (110 mi) south-east of Martinique and 400 km (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Its capital and largest city is Bridgetown.
Barbados’ beaches – Barbados boasts more than 80 beaches.
St. Nicholas Abbey – The island claims to be the birthplace of rum, and several tours offer a taste of local flavor.
Oistins – Visitors and Bajans alike flock to this fishing village for its come-as-you-are Friday-night street party.
Souse – A local specialty that dates from the colonial era, the popularity of this pork dish endures.
Cuz’s – In Barbados, a sandwich is a “cutter,” and this is the best place to eat one.
Harrison’s Cave – A 1.5-mile-long network of coral caves is an attraction you can’t leave without seeing.
Celebrate Crop Over – What began as a colonial-era celebration of the season’s final sugarcane harvest is now Barbados’ biggest party.
The Concorde Experience – Check out this decommissioned supersonic aircraft, now an interactive exhibit for aviation geeks.
Pebbles Beach – Several mornings a week racehorses swim at one of the island’s best beaches.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is Illegal to wear Camouflage clothing in Barbados. Clothing will be confiscated from anyone found wearing these garments at any location on the island and applies to all Colours, not only the traditional green. Persons arriving at the airport wearing camouflage will be made to change and the items confiscated. Swim suits without a cover up, Bare backs and Bare Feet are Not Permitted when entering Stores, Banks, Supermarkets and most places of business. Remember to pack at least one pair of Dress Slacks and a Dress Shirt for the Gentlemen and Casually Elegant Clothing for the Ladies, as Most Restaurants enforce a Dress Code for Dinner Reservations. Slippers and Short Pants are usually not permitted for these occasions either. In Barbados, vehicles drive on the Left Side of the Road.
In the event of cancellation, the booking must be cancelled 90 days prior to the rental date in order to recover the deposit. The owner also has the option to cancel the booking 90 days prior to the rental date. The rental must be cancelled up to 42 days prior to the rental date in order to recover the balance of rent. After 42 days full rent will be forfeited, unless the house is re-rented for that time
Yes. With our Concierge service, we can arrange a taxi to collect you at the airport and take you to your villa. A rental vehicle can also be arranged on your behalf and can either be collected at the airport if you would like to drive yourself, or be waiting at the villa for your arrival. Cost of transfers and rental vehicles are for client’s expense and to be paid directly to the supplier.
Many of our villas offer a tiered rate system, where clients have the option to rent a lesser number of bedrooms than the maximum available. E.g. A 6-bedroom home may offer rental options of 3, 4 and 6 bedrooms or similar. In this scenario those rooms not included in the rental will be locked and unavailable during your stay.
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