Things to Remember

Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles. Standard  plug types are two (2) flat pins or two (2) flat pins with round grounding pin. Most hotels will provide plug  adapters for use where necessary. Transformers for 220 volt dryers other appliances may also be available at your hotel or can be purchased from most local hardware stores.


Any trip to Barbados will definitely be about sea and sun, while enjoying our beautiful beaches and water sports activities, please remember that the sun is generally at its hottest between the hours of 11.00am and 2.00 pm. It is recommended that sunbathing be done outside of those hours and that before going out during the day you apply sunscreen, preferably broad spectrum and with a SPF of at least 30+. Sunscreen should be applied at least twenty (20) minutes before exposure to the sun and every two (2) hours thereafter.


There are no private or nude beaches on the island of Barbados so please respect us and do not wear your swim suit whilst shopping, conducting business or on our public transportation.


Enjoy driving around Barbados on your own, just remember that we drive on the left! During week days the peak traffic hours to avoid are generally between 7.00 to 9.00 am and 4.00 to 6.00 pm. In Barbados the wearing of seat belts is mandatory, failure to do so can incur a fine.


Barbadians are a warm friendly people who are always willing to help and you will feel very safe as you travel around our island. However, you should still exercise the same precautions you would elsewhere. Please do not leave valuables in plain sight on the beach, or in an unlocked car. Avoid poorly lit areas at night and use taxis or public transportation wherever possible after hours. Please make use of the safe in your hotel room or security deposit boxes made available at your accommodation to store valuables, money or  travelers cheques etc.


The wearing of any camouflage material is strictly prohibited in Barbados. Please leave camouflage shirts, pants, hats, scarves or headbands at home.


Smoking in Public Areas of Barbados is strictly prohibited.


The sale, purchase or use of illegal drugs is punishable by fine or imprisonment or even both.


Be sure to report any harassment to the hotel management or the local authorities.



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