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The island of Barbados, part of the Lesser Antilles, is located on the western Atlantic Ocean where it meets the Caribbean Sea. The St. James coast, on the west of the island, boasts a relatively wide beach featuring light brown sand, and has the greatest concentration of all-inclusive resorts. Paynes Bay, located on St. James coast, features relatively lighter sands and calmer waters that are perfect for swimming. The west coast of Barbados also provides scuba enthusiasts with some unique wreck-diving opportunities. King's Beach is a popular beach for vacationers, with no vendors to disrupt the attention to sun, sand, and water. In contrast to other, more groomed Caribbean beach environments, the west coast beaches of Barbados tend to be relatively rocky and natural. Barbados vacations appeal to repeat clientele, families, couples, seniors, and those who can appreciate a slightly more formal, more reserved vacation environment.  If nightlife is a priority, there are many hotspots worth considering. There are also a number of restaurants, strip malls and markets, and sporting activities, including snorkeling and golf.

Getting Around: Nearly all visitors arrive at Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI), about 16 km from the capital of Bridgetown. It’s possible to go virtually anywhere on the island by bus. Taxis are also widely available, and biking is a common way to get around. 

Where to Stay: Barbados resorts such as the quality 4-star Accra Beach Hotel or luxurious 5-star Hilton Barbados are beautiful places to spend a holiday. Condo-style accommodations are also popular in Barbados. There are not as many all-inclusive properties, with some offering modified meal plans.

Weather: Barbados weather is wonderful and consistent. Average daytime temperatures sit around 28C, plus or minus 5C as seasons vary. Constant breezes can provide both relief from the heat, or make evenings seem cool. 

Attractions: Barbados attractions cover a wide variety of interests, from natural to historical wonders. Sam Lord's Castle provides a beautiful example of an 1820s Georgian mansion for those interested in architecture. From the same historical period, the Statue of Admiral Lord Nelson is another Barbados feature of interest. Bathsheba Coast, with its wonderful rock formations and invigorating Bathsheba Pools, as well as great coastal waves for surfing, provides a variety of natural wonders to attract tourists of all ages. Likewise, Harrison's Cave, with its beautiful natural geological features, and Andromeda Gardens, with all of its botanical wonders, provide even more attractions for the nature lover. For the history buff, Morgan Lewis Mill provides a museum approach to exploring Barbados' history as a sugar producer in colonial times. And, for those interested in upscale living, St. James Coast provides plenty of dining, duty free shopping, and accommodations to complement the perfect Barbados package holiday. 

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Important Travel Information for Barbados

Time ZoneEastern
WaterWater mains chlorinated / bottled water still recommended for drinking
ATMLimited to Bridgetown
Credit CardsWidely Accepted
DivingGood, over 10 wrecks
Sight SeeingGood
Car RentalsLeft hand drive - mini moke popular rental
Water SportsGood
RestaurantsGood in St Lawrence Gap area
Bars and Night LifeGood in St Lawrence Gap area
Golf2-18 hole, 1-9 hole course
VegetationSomewhat dry, lush in hotel grounds
Rainy SeasonJuly to December, averages 16 days per month
Hurricane SeasionAugust to November
Airport NameGrantly Adams - BGI

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