Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres (21 mi) in length and up to 23 kilometres (14 mi) in width, covering an area of 431 square kilometres (166 sq mi). It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea; therein, it is about 168 kilometres (104 mi) east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 400 kilometres (250 mi) north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt.
When to go:
During the dry season from December to June.
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Barbados Dollars. US Dollars are widely accepted, as are major credit and debit cards.
British Passport holders do not require a visa to enter Barbados for tourist stays up to 1 month only. Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months. Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid immunisation and malaria tablets are recommended for protection against disease. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area.
Please contact the Barbados Tourist Authority on 020 7636 9448 for up to date country information.
Airlines to Barbados include Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, BMI and First Choice Airways. Services on Virgin Atlantic and British Airways are daily from London Gatwick. All 3 airlines offer direct non-stop Manchester service with up to 5 flights per week. All our featured carriers offer a Premium Economy or World Traveller Plus cabin so why not upgrade and start your holiday in style ask your travel consultant for details.
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