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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2016
Converting Money  (3 Answers)

We are Canadian. Do you suggest bringing US $$, then converting it to Barbados $$ once there?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 27, 2016
Cricket in Barbados  (1 Answer)

Hi, I am visiting Barbados from next Tuesday 30th August until 7th September and I would like to know if any cricket matches are held in Barbados during this week as I would love to go to one? Also are there any places where locals play to possibly join in? Many thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 29, 2016
Taxis from Airport (BGI)  (2 Answers)

5 people travelling from Airport to Accra Beach Resort. Assuming it will be 1 1/2 times normal fare for a van or around $26 US. Are taxis safe and reliable and clean? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 25, 2016
Holiday after Christmas in December 2016  (4 Answers)

Hoping to head to Barbados for a family vacation Dec 27-Jan 3, kids aged 19, 17, 14. Trying to pick a hotel/resort. I keep reading about: Southern Palms, Ocean-Two Resort, Crystal Cove or Turtle Beach. I believe they are all on the west coast. Like idea of being close (but not too close) to The Gap, for entertainment. Any recommendations for/against the above. Comments greatly appreciated :-)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 18, 2016
Antigua & Barbados

I'm planning to visit these places in early March and stay 4-5 days in each place. Obviously I am on a budget! My main concern is cost of accom. Can you guys tell me how to find budget accommodation using local knowledge/guys? Is $40 per night possible?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2016
Fishing in St. Philip

Is it possible/advisable to fish from the beach in St. Philip? We will be staying near Bottom Bay and Harrismith Bay.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2015
Question regarding a boat tour operating out of Bridgetown Marina Barbados  (3 Answers)

As per picture below, does anyone know the owner of this boat and how to contact him. The boat sits in the Bridgetown Marina. A few years back we went on a snorkelling tour with the owner and his daughter and we would like to arrange another one for our upcoming vacation in Barbados.  You help would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 27, 2015
Airport Transfer  (5 Answers)

How long to allow to get to airport from ship.It seems 24 minutes from the terminal to airport but it is suggested to allow 4hrs 24 minutes for transfer.........is this correct?

Flights out are either 8.05 am and 3.25pm and ship docks at 5.00am...Can we easily make the 8.05 flight or should we do the 3.25pm?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 28, 2015
snorkeling in Barbados  (1 Answer)

I will be coming to Barbados on a cruise in a few weeks. The three adults that I will be with do not want to snorkel so I would like to find a nice quiet beach with chairs and umbrella to rent and good snorkeling right from the beach. I do not want to take a boat excursion to snorkel without them. Can you suggest the best place for us? How long a cab ride would that be from the ship? What would be approximate costs for the cab, beach access and rentals? If necessary I'll bring my own snorkeling equipment.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2014
Who can give me Tipps for Barbados?  (3 Answers)

We will be in the Hotel "Infinity on the Beach" for 2 weeks in december. Who can tell me something about the Hotel and what to do in Barbados?
Thank your very much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 25, 2014
Weather at the moment  (1 Answer)

We are travelling out tomorrow and worried about weather, does it rain all day or just short showers?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 14, 2014
Has anyone done the private tour, with Glory Tours?  (13 Answers)

I plan to visit Barbados on a cruise stop, and will have about 8 hours to see the island. I was just gonna book a full day tour, but now I'm thinking a private tour might be a better option for us. I did some calculations, and it's only $20 more per person, than the tour, and I can tour the island at my own pace, and see the places I want to see, not the places they think I want to see, and we don't have to waste valuable time stopping for lunch. Also, will the guide okay with doing some "walking" in certain areas?
Has anyone done the 6-7 hour private tour with them? Are they reliable? Will they pick us up at our ship, and make sure we make it back on time? I've read mixed reviews about this company, and I don't want to book it, have them not show up, than end up not seeing ANYTHING.
There will be 2 of us, and it came out to about $97 per person. Is this the correct price? If so, this would be the cheapest private tour I've ever seen, and would definitely be the best option for us. But I've also noticed that the tours to St. Nicholas Abbey cost twice as much as other tours, so will it cost extra if I put it on my itinerary? I'm okay with just seeing the building from the outside. I will not go inside, if you have to take a separate tour.
Also, what is this PrePay Discount?

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Any sort of feedback will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2014
What if i only buy a one way ticket to barbados? any problems likely to arise?  (1 Answer)

I am currently in mexico, and i want to go to barbados.

I have a house there, and i am a british citizen.

Would i have problems entering the country if i only have a one way ticket from Mexico to Barbados?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 29, 2014
Are there customs duties for bringing jewellery to Barbados?  (2 Answers)

Hi, I have found a job in Barbados and moving there soon. Do I have to pay customs duties for bringing my personal used jewellery? In general, do I have to pay duties for bringing my personal used belongings (utensils, linen, cloths, etc.) Thanks for answering.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2014
thermacell butane cartridges  (1 Answer)

Can you purchase thermacell butane cartridges on Barbados?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2014
grocery and wine costs  (2 Answers)

cost of groceries and wine


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2014
beauty parlor/beauty salon  (1 Answer)

pls mention the name of beauty parlor located in christ charche


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 11, 2014
night clubs  (1 Answer)

Which Barbados resort hotels have night clubs and entertaiment


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2014
meat and cheese permit

Hi I noticed someone posted about a meat and cheese permit I would like more info on this please, price etc.
Could you bring cheese in without this permit.
We are a group of 7 3 children and 4 adults so eating out everyday could be expensive

We are in Barbados mid April this year and are staying In Port St Charles this was offered by a friend.

We are hiring a 7 seater for our 2 weeks stay.
Kids ages 14, 10 and 4 Any help on where to go and where to eat cheaply
Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 27, 2014
Tour or Travel by yourself?  (3 Answers)

We will be in Barbados for a day and wanted to visit some places such as Harrison Cave, St Nicholas abbey etc.Can we navigate the island by bus or a tour is recommended (Any particular company)?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 24, 2014
Travel length qustion  (3 Answers)

What is a good length of time to stay in Barbados for a vacation in order to get the full experience of the island?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 04, 2014
barbados bus routes  (3 Answers)

is there a site where you can see a map of the bus routes ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 20, 2013
Flying on a one way ticket  (2 Answers)

Would they be any issues leaving the USA to Barbados for a vacation on a one way ticket..it is cheaper...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2013
what do i wear on Christmas day?  (6 Answers)

What do I wear on Christmas day?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 05, 2013
Driving Itinerary Suggestions  (8 Answers)

We will be arriving at the port in Bridgetown and are renting a car. Can you please give me suggested driving itineries that will maximize our time on the island. Ideally, we would like to tour as much of the island as possible in a short period of time, our boat is docked from 8 am to 5 pm. We want to experience all that Barbados has to offer. Also, could you include driving times if possible so I'll know how much time to allot to each vista point. Thank you so much!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 27, 2013
Safety at night  (1 Answer)

I will be visiting Barbados with 2 girlfriends next March. We are looking for accommodation and the areas outside st Lawrence gap seem to have more affordable holiday rentals. Would it be safe for us (3 girls early 20s) to take a taxi from st Lawrence gap to say enterprise in the early hours of the morning after a night out or would it be safer for us to just stay in st Lawrence gap?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 11, 2013
accommodations  (1 Answer)

Hello, Everyone! We are looking for accommodations in Barbados for 4 adults.

We thought apartment rentals or self-catered apartments would be the most budget and best value option. However, we're open to hotel suggestions, or any other living arrangement suggestions. We were hopting to spend between $100 to $150 per night.

Any suggestions on areas to stay in? I've read that The Gap is a suggestion. We're pretty active, love activity (ie. hiking, exploring, nightlife, ecotourism), etc., and also enjoy the beach and relaxation.

I presume that the island is small enough to get around that it would make the most sense to stay in one place for the week, and drive to the various parts of the island to check it out.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2013
adjunct travelling from Barbados  (4 Answers)

My boyfriend and I are planning on travelling to Barbados from Vancouver, Canada for X-mas this year. Unfortunately, we're travelling with a Cuban passport so there are a lot of restrictions on where we can and cannot fly in and out of (ie. United States is a no go to transit in and out of, let alone travel to, and there are very few countries we can travel freely to in the world). With these restrictions, we're trying ot brainstorm on places to travel to after we visit Barbados for another week.

We don't even have to travel to Barbados, but we need to go somewhere Cubans can travel to without onerous visa restrictions (which Barbados is one country). We already know that Turks and Caicos, and any other British or American colony is an absolute no. We've already been to Antigua, so that's not really a choice. If anyone has a suggestion for a Caribbean country or another country close to Cuba, that would be most appreciated!

For the second part of the leg, we thought Costa Rica might be an option, but it seems like a one way flight from Barbados is exhorbitantly expensive (at $900 per flight). Can anyone suggest a budget airline to check (we were only able to check on Expedia), or even another destination to travel to that would make sense from Barbados? We are a bit less restricted, but going through the United States is still not an option.

Thank you in advance! I know these are tough questions :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2013
Time required in Barbados - Itenery  (4 Answers)

How many days do you suggest I should plan for Barbados ? (I am also going to St. Lucia and St Vincent & the grenadines, so I am planning my 12 day stay on these islands)
So for Barbados, should I leave 2,3, or 4 days ? Any short itenery you suggest? THANKS in advance


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2013
Barbados public transport  (12 Answers)

How to get from Bridgetown to Crane Beach by public transport ? And back ?



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