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Join Adventure Life and visit the beautiful country of Barbados. The most popular tourist destination and capital is Bridgetown but Holetown and Speightstown are also fantastic destinations to travel to. Be prepared to swim, snorkel, explore caves, both eat and see unique fish species, explore the Barbados Boardwalk, relax by the many beaches, or explore the underwater reefs. You can also combine a Barbados cruise with a cruise around the greater Caribbean to maximize your travel. Contact Adventure Life's Caribbean travel experts now for more information about a personalized trip!
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Bridgetown to Bridgetown$29997Jan 3, 2022Discover beautiful and magnificent beaches in the Caribbean on this 7-day Bridgetown Roundtrip small ship cruise. Whether it's the fascinating …
Sailing the Caribbean$98708Feb 6, 2022Experience the Caribbean in the most authentic way under the 30 white sails of Sea Cloud on this 8-day round trip cruise of Barbados. As you delight …
Bridgetown Roundtrip$33998Apr 2, 2022Discover beautiful and magnificent beaches in the Caribbean on this 8-day Bridgetown Roundtrip small ship cruise. Whether it's the picturesque Le …
Barbados & the Grenadines: Barbados to Barbados$21908Dec 13, 2021Embark the Panorama for an 8-day cruise to the Caribbean. Explore St Lucia and visit the UNESCO site volcanic peaks of St. Lucia, Piston. Swim and …
Grenadine Islands$13607Jan 2, 2022Departing from Barbados on this 7-day roundtrip Caribbean cruise aboard the Royal Clipper luxury sailing ship, this relaxing trip through the …
Grenadine Islands$15808Dec 18, 2021On this 8-day expedition cruise, the Royal Clipper explores the Grenadine Islands. Enjoy blissful, laid-back beach days and appreciate the beauty of …
Windward Islands$15808Dec 11, 2021Board the luxurious Royal Clipper sailing ship for this 8-day roundtrip cruise of the Caribbean, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados to St. Lucia, …
Bridgetown to Marigot$43999Dec 19, 2021Discover beautiful and magnificent beaches in the Caribbean on this 9-day Bridgetown to Marigot small ship cruise. Whether it's the enthralling …
Bridgetown to Fort Lauderdale$41409Apr 25, 2022Experience the Caribbean as never before during this 9-day cruise from Bridgetown to Fort Lauderdale.
Caribbean: Bridgetown - Curacao$520010Dec 4, 2021Join the Sea Cloud ll on this 10-day sailing adventure from Bridgetown to Curacao. Clear your mind in this paradisaical destination that mixes …
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Best Time to Visit Barbados

Between December and April is widely considered the best time to visit Barbados, but it's also when the prices are at their height. This is when hurricane season ends, the dry season begins, and many tourists begin returning to the area, meaning much larger crowds. 

Between May and June is also a good time to visit Barbados, prices will still be relatively high but they'll have dropped by around 25% compared to December-April. Crowds will continue to drop towards the end of the season going in to hurricane season.

Between July and November is the height of hurricane season, but in Barbados, this isn't really much of an issue. Prices will drop as much as 50% in this season and many restaurants and hotels will continue to be open. There will be brief rains many days of this season but they rarely last the whole day and Barbados makes up for this in a ton of island festivities. Also, hurricanes rarely hit Barbados but make sure to keep up to date with the hurricanes in the area so you can be sure to avoid them on the off chance they come close to Barbados. Additionally, the temperatures between the dry and wet season doesn't change much.
Dry Versus Wet (Hurricane) Season in Barbados

The dry season in Barbados lines up with the high tourism season between December and May. The average temperature during the dry season is generally a comfortable mid 70's degrees Fahrenheit (mid 20's degrees Celsius).

The wet season, or hurricane season begins in June and continues until November in Barbados with September and October being the most humid months and having the highest risk for hurricanes. The reason it's not a bad time to travel to Barbados during this season is the island hasn't experienced any significant hurricanes since Hurricane Janet in 1955. But there will still be mild tropical storms that may hinder, but are not likely to ruin your trip. The average temperature during the wet season is generally the same as during the dry season but a little bit warmer and more humid with averages in the high 70's-mid 80's degrees Fahrenheit (high 20's degrees Celsius).

Barbados FAQ

What is the capital of Barbados?
Bridgetown is both the capital and most popular destination to visit.

Is Barbados safe?
Although it's not the safest island in the Caribbean it's generally considered to be a safe place with relatively little crime (especially when compared to a large city)

What is Barbados known for?
The various species of fish, cuisine made of most prominently fish, and rum.

Are there jellyfish in Barbados?
Yes, there are many species of jellyfish including the amazing yet terrifying Portuguese Man O War.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Barbados?
The left side of the road.

Do I need a passport and visa to visit Barbados?
You do need a passport regardless of where you're from but you do not need a visa if your stay will be equal to or less than six months.

What language is spoken in Barbados?
English is the official and primary language spoken in Barbados.

Is it safe to swim in Barbados?
Generally, yes, but we highly recommend that you talk to locals or contact Adventure Life regarding specific places to swim as some places aren't safe to swim at certain times of the year.

Is there Uber in Barbados?
No, but there are plentiful taxis and an app called Beep Cab to call taxis from your phone.

What is the main religion in Barbados?
Around 95% of the citizens in Barbados are Christian.

Should I purchase travel insurance?
You should definitely purchase travel insurance, and Adventure Life makes it easy through our partner, TravelGuard, on our Once You're Booked page.

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