Vacation in Barbados and "Enjoy an Authentic Caribbean Experience"
Whether you wish to:
'recharge your batteries in perfect weather',
marry or honeymoon in a tropical setting,
explore the island's historic sites,
ride the surf or dive its pristine waters,
participate in a sporting event; or
enjoy the exhilarating music and energy of the annual 'Crop Over Festival' and 'Jazz Festival'
Barbados is the place to be! Book your vacation to Barbados and enjoy an authentic Caribbean experience.
Here are a few things you should know............
Visitors to Barbados must have a valid passport and valid return ticket. If you are not a citizen of Canada, the Caribbean
Community, the UK or the USA you must have a visa to enter Barbados. Visas can be obtained from the Consulate General of Barbados at Toronto.
Approximate flight time to Barbados is 5 hours.
Airport porters charge per bag for taking your luggage to the street after customs has been cleared.
Departure Tax of BDS $55 (US $ 27.50) applies for all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. Effective October 1, 2018 an additional fee has been added - passengers flying outside of the Caribbean region pay US$70 per person, and those flying within the Caribbean pay US$35 per person. Most airlines include this with the cost of the ticket, but check to be sure.
Wear appropriate clothing when shopping, visiting the Bank, having dinner, sightseeing or engaged in activities that are not on the beach or in the pool. Bathing suits are best for the beach, beach bars and the pool.
There are no nude beaches in Barbados and nudism is illegal.
Barbados has a positive global reputation as an international business centre, particularly in the areas of financial services and communication technology. With an established strong regulatory framework, low corporate taxes, political, social and economic stability; and well educated workforce, Barbados provides an excellent environment for international business.
Invest Barbados is the government's economic development agency responsible for attracting, winning and sustaining international investment in Barbados. It is also responsible for helping to develop and manage the Barbados Business brand. For information on investment opportunities, how to invest in Barbados and other detail, visit Invest Barbados at www.investbarbados.org.