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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 Malaga$299913Apr 17, 2022Sail across the Atlantic Ocean on this exclusive 13-day voyage. Begin in the sunny Bridgetown, Barbados and make your way to the enchanting city of …
Bridgetown to Bridgetown via Bequia$29998Dec 12, 2021Join the SeaDream I on this 8-day adventure sailing across one of the most exclusive landscapes in the world. Start and end in Barbados, visiting the …
Windward Islands$23808Dec 11, 2021Board the luxurious Royal Clipper sailing ship for this 8-day roundtrip cruise of the Caribbean, departing from Bridgetown, Barbados to St. Lucia, …
Grenadines$21608Jan 2, 2022Departing from Barbados on this 8-day roundtrip Caribbean cruise aboard the Royal Clipper luxury sailing ship, this relaxing trip through the …
Bridgetown to Bridgetown$38999Apr 9, 2022Embark on a wonderful 9-day round-trip Barbados expedition aboard the Sea Dream I. Explore Caribbean highlights, mixing relaxation and adventure …
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$531010Dec 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 …
Panama Canal: Barbados to Panama$423015Nov 6, 2021Starting at the Caribbean port of Bridgetown, this 15-day cruise aboard the Royal Clipper sails through the turquoise Caribbean waters en route to …
Bridgetown to Marigot$32998Feb 19, 2022Enjoy an 8-day adventure sailing through the Caribbean Sea aboard the SeaDream I. This tour that starts in Bridgetown and ends in Marigot will surely …
Antigua to Barbados$23808Dec 4, 2021Royal Clipper offers the ultimate sea-going experience as you travel to the beautiful beaches and landscapes of the Caribbean. This 8-day sailing …

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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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