Island Safari Jeeps Touring the Island, Barbados Pocket Guide

Tours of the Island

There are so many things to do while in Barbados that it can get a little confusing where to start. As per with any new adventure it would be wise to know where you are going and have a relatively clear plan as to how best to get there. One sure way to accomplish this is by going on a tour. This way you can be both educated and fascinated.

There are numerous tours that take place in Barbados. Tours that cover the north, south, east and west of the island and expose you to the wonders of the what we call home. These tours are manned by knowledgeable tour guides who are very familiar with every nook and cranny there is in Barbados. As you can well imagine, this is quite an advantage as this level of knowledge augurs well for the passing on of information to you, the visitor. Tour guides are usually affiliated with tour companies such as Johnson's Tours, Island Safari Barbados or Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals.

The aforementioned tour companies are but a drop in the bucket of what is available to you while staying in Barbados. The choice is simply yours. You can decide to set out on an island safari that climbs the hills of the rugged and picturesque east coast of the island and literally gives you an as close as possible to a bird's eye view or you can opt for a more laid back ride in one of the many air-conditioned tour buses available to you through bookings.

Whatever choice you decide to make while visiting Barbados we are sure that you will be in for a treat as you go out touring the island.

Do bare in mind that the suggestions outlined in the following tours are but mere suggestions and a sneak preview into what Barbados has to offer by way of tours.

Tips to Keep you Safe While Touring in Barbados

Following are a few tips we thought would help you on the roads in Barbados.  Please remember that caution always go a long way.

  • In Barbados we drive on the left side of the road.
  • Seat belts are mandatory in Barbados; please wear them at all times.  If found not wearing a seat belt you could be fined.
  • Don't drink and drive - Our laws may not be as stringent as yours but our rums pack a good punch.
  • The speed limit, unless clearly marked to be different, is 60 km/h or approximately 37mph.
  • Many Barbadians while driving will beep their horn at each other or flash their lights to say hello.
  • Flashing lights can also mean that the driver of the car is giving you right of way, e.g. when you must turn across traffic.
  • When approaching a roundabout, remember the left lane is for cars turning left; the right lane is for cars going straight or turning right and remember at roundabouts, "The driver on the right has the right of way."
  • Follow all instructions on your rental contract.
  • Please drive carefully and Happy Motoring! 
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