Barbados is the most easterly of all the Caribbean islands. This 166-square mile island—21 miles long and 14 miles wide—is divided into 11 parishes and is quite flat, the highest point being Mount Hillaby at 1,116 ft above sea level.
Relatively flat, it is one of the few coral-capped islands in the region. The west and south coasts offer calm Caribbean seas and endless beaches. The eastern coast features rugged cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. Barbados is a beautiful location for a Caribbean weddings.
ACCOMMODATIONS – Hotels and resorts offer an excellent selection to choose from – from ultra-contemporary to charming. Best of all, there’s something in every price range.
CALLING BARBADOS – The Barbados area code is 246.
COMMUNICATIONS – Most celluar phone swith roaming access will work on island. Of Course direct-dial telephone calls to or from the island is available. Internet service is also available.
CREDIT CARDS – Most major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants, stores and duty-free shops.
DRINKING WATER – The water service in Barbados is reliable and the water supply is safe and refreshing to drink.
ELECTRICITY – Barbados runs on 110 volts and uses North American-style two-prong plugs and outlets. Most 60-cycle items will work here, and many hotels provide a 220-volt outlet in bathrooms.
TIME – Barbados is in the Atlantic time zone, which means it is one hour ahead of U.S. standard time.
WHAT TO WEAR – Light and casual is the trend. However, during the winter months, the evenings get cool enough for a light jacket or sweater. There are many dining options in Barbados including fine dining so make sure you bring at least one evening outfit.
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