About Barbados


Barbados is a beautiful island country located in the Caribbean region. It is known for its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture. The island has a rich history and heritage that can be explored through its UNESCO World Heritage sites. The island is also famous for its rum, which is produced in several distilleries across the country.

If you’re looking for adventure, Barbados has plenty to offer. From off-road adventures to water sports like diving and snorkeling, there’s something for everyone. The best way to explore and travel around Barbados is with a rental car from Venure Car Rentals.

Barbados is also known for its festivals such as the Crop Over Festival, which is a must-visit if you’re on the island during the summer months.

If you’re planning to work remotely from Barbados, you can apply for the Barbados Welcome Stamp WFH (Work From Here) program.

In summary, Barbados is a perfect destination for travelers who are looking for a mix of adventure, relaxation, and culture. The official tourism guide of Barbados provides a wealth of information on how to get here, where to stay, what to do, and how to enjoy this fabulous island. Here are a few things to consider.


Tips & Facts About Barbados

Size & Location

Barbados is a beautiful, coral and limestone island, and is the most easterly of the Caribbean islands.   Barbados measures 14 x 21 miles and has eleven parishes.  The capital city Bridgetown is located on the island’s southwestern coast in the parish of St. Michael.   Barbados has three other towns: Oistins in the South, Holetown in the West, and Speightstown in the North.


The name LOS BARBADOS was given by the Portuguese upon seeing  the bearded fig trees which grew abundantly on the island. The “Los” was subsequently dropped and the island became known as Barbados.   However, although the Portuguese and Spanish visited the island first, it was the British who colonized Barbados in the early 1600s.  Barbados was ruled by the British until 1966, when the island gained independence.

Weather & Climate

Barbados weather is mostly sunny and fair with warm days, cool winds and cozy nights. The prevailing cool northeast tradewinds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot.

Barbados has an average daytime have an average daytime high of 84 – 88oF or 29 – 31oCThe dry season in Barbados lasts from December to May. Tropical rainstorms sometimes occur in the hurricane season which runs from June to October.


Barbados has its own currency issued by the Central Bank of Barbados. Two Barbados dollars are equivalent to one US dollar. Notes are issued in denominations of  $100, $50, $20, $10, $5, and $2. Coins are issued in denominations of $1 and 25, 10, 5, and 1 cents. Traveler’s cheques and most major credit cards are also widely accepted.

The People

The population of Barbados is estimated at 285,912 and is made up mainly of people of African descent with some European, Asian, Hindu, Muslim and Syrian influence. The people of Barbados are friendly, fun loving, warm and are always ready to welcome you with a smile. You will always feel at home in Barbados.



Barbados is known for its diverse and flavorful cuisine, which is influenced by African, Indian, and British culinary traditions. There are many restaurants in Barbados that offer a wide range of dining experiences, from casual beachside eateries to upscale fine-dining establishments.

Heritage Tourism

Barbados is a popular destination for heritage tourism, with a rich unique history and culture. Barbados also has several excellent museums, beautifully restored plantation houses, a series of lighthouses and signal stations, and a capital city that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Beaches & Activities

Barbados is home to some of the most beautiful top-rated beaches in the world. Enjoy the soft white sand and calm turquoise waters on the west coast; or the rugged beauty and world-class surfing conditions of the east coast. Barbados offers several water activities including snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, windsurfing and lots more.

Sporting in Barbados

Barbados is a great destination for sports enthusiasts, with a wide range of activities to choose from including surfing, cricket, horse racing, polo, golf, motorsports, sailing and many more.

Attractions & Adventure

Barbados is a great destination for adventure seekers, with a wide range of activities and attractions that are worth visiting. From ziplining above to underground caves and waterfalls; hiking and nature trails to floral parks and underwater submarine tours. Explore Barbados with us!

Festivals & NightLife

Barbados is known for its vibrant nightlife and exciting festivals. Enjoy live music, dancing, and delicious seafood dishes at the world-renowned Oistins fishing village.  Check out the lively nightlife scene in St. Lawrence Gap with a variety of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and more. Barbados has many festivals throughout the year but none bigger than the Crop Over arts, music, and cultural festival held from late June to early August.

What’s Happening in Barbados

Events & Festivals   There’s always something happening year-round in Barbados so add to your holiday experience by planning your getaway around Barbados festivals and events.   Find out what is happening in Barbados year-round from Music festivals to Major Sporting Events, Cultural festivals, water sports, and more. Start you Barbados vacation venture with us,...

Driving in Barbados

Driving in Barbados is a great way to explore the island’s many attractions. Barbados used to be a British colony, so we drive on the left-hand side of the road. The minimum age for visitors renting a car in Barbados is 21 years. Wearing seatbelts is compulsory for both drivers and passengers. Road Network The...

Barbados Travel Checklist

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