In the 1980’s, tourism became one of the leading industries in Barbados. Barbados has numerous internationally known hotels and a festive night-life in some main tourist areas such as Saint Lawrence Gap.
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Major attractions in Barbados
- Harrison’s Cave
- Swimming with Sea Turtles
- The Atlantis Submarine
- The Barbados Museum
- The Barbados Wildlife Reserve
- Welchman Hall Gully
Events & Festivals
A 2-day festival to celebrate agriculture.
Barbados Jazz Festival
A week of internationally renowned musicians performing at various venues.
A three day wind- and kite surfing competition.
One of the biggest festivals with many major related events.
An assemblage of music, comedy and theatre from around the world.
A weeklong celebrations with street fairs, performances, arts and crafts and a beauty pageant.
Attractions to the island include wildlife, scuba diving, helicopter rides, golf, festivals, sightseeing, cave exploration, jewelry stores, fine clothes shopping and exotic drinks.
Money and Cash
The local currency is the Bajan dollar, but US dollars are widely accepted at restaurants and shops.
Preparing to visit
Citizens from South Africa will not need a Visa to enter Barbados.
Barbados is only 13 degrees off of the equator and you can easily get sun burnt, so beware of the sun, drink plenty of water and bring an umbrella to shade yourself. It is advisable to put on bug spray at night as mosquitoes might become a nuisance.
When to go
Barbados lies within the tropics and has a pleasant maritime climate with average daytime temperatures between 24°C and 28°C all year round. Nights are slightly cooler. Rain usually comes in quick showers with its dry season from January to June. Humidity levels are between 71 percent and 76 percent year round.
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