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Barbados island

Ultimate guide (November 2019)
Barbados is an island in the Eastern Caribbean being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. West end and south end of the island mainly consists of great white sand beaches. While the east coast has no good beaches, but gives dramatic sea views. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

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This island ranks #19 of the "Best islands in the Caribbean"
Rating: 8.6 - 241 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 13.188445, -59.562088
See also: Best beaches in Barbados

Hotels [edit]

Hotels in Barbados are generally quite expensive and of high level. Some budget guesthouses are located in the place called Saint Lawrence Gap on the south end of the island. It is better to book a hotel in advance, as it may be hard to find a room just after you arrived to the island.

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How to get there [edit]

Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is one of the largest transport hub in the Caribbean and takes a huge amount of daily flights from USA and Europe, as well as from neighboring Caribbean countries. Thus the flights to Barbados are relatively cheap.

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When to go [edit]

The climate of Barbados does not have a pronounced seasonality. The air and the water are warm all year round. There is no sweltering heat on the island due to the constant trade winds from the Atlantic.

Keep in mind that maximum amount of rain is from June to November. So the best period to visit Barbados is a period from December to May.

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Useful information [edit]

In general Barbados is a safe country. You can walk everywhere or take cheap local buses.

You can eat in the resorts, or buy food at budget supermarkets. All beaches in the country are public.

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[2017-12-25] Leela

Brandons beach may be useful to the passengers of cruise ships, as it is located just to the north of the port.

[2015-04-01] Renat

South and West of Barbados are best for beaches. East of the island is interesting only for waves.

[2015-04-01] Annie

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