A look at Barbados, land of the flying fish

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CAPITAL: Bridgetown

POPULATION: Approximately 254,000

CLIMATE: Eight to nine hours of sunshine most days. Temperature between 75 F and 90 F year round.

GEOGRAPHY: A 21 mile x 14 mile Caribbean island. West and South Coast have calm Caribbean sea and endless beaches. Rugged cliffs and Atlantic Ocean on East Coast.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English with a broad dialect. See a Street Vendor Talks

CURRENCY: Barbados Dollar - US $1 = BDS $2 approx.

DRIVING: A temporary yearly Barbados licence costs BDS$10 and is obtainable from car rental agencies and Police Stations. Full licence must be shown. Drive on left. Go to Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia "Documents"

TIME: GMT-4 hrs. There is no daylight saving time in Barbados

ACCOMMODATION: Caters for all tastes and budgets from luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts to rooms in small hotels and self-catering apartments.

SPORTS: Snorkeling, diving, fishing, sailing, waterskiing, tennis, squash. Three 18-hole and three nine-hole golf courses. See Barbados Golf

GETTING THERE: (Flying Times and Airlines)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: See Travel Documents

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: See Health in Barbados

WEDDINGS: It is now possible for ceremonies to take place on day of arrival, providing documents are in order.

Alleynes Beach
Holetown Beach
Fish at Shipwreck

Alleynes Beach

Holetown Beach
Thousands of Fish at the Shipwreck
Fishing Trip
Folkestone Underwater
getting off

On a Fishing Tour


Folkestone Underwater Tour
Getting off after a tour
after the tour
Diving at Royal Pavilion Beach
school children getting ready

After the tour


Diving at Royal Pavilion Beach
School children getting ready for a tour
getting on
hawksbill turtle
Getting on board the Shamon
Hawksbill Turtle
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