Barbados was created by the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates, along with a volcanic eruption approximately one million years ago. It is geologically unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years. Today, we know it as 166 sq. miles of Caribbean paradise.
How To Get To Barbados:
Barbados is the eastern most island in the Caribbean, 250 miles northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. Though Barbados is a Caribbean island, it does not touch the Caribbean Sea. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean.
Barbados weather is usually warm and sunny with average temperatures ranging between 75-85. Tropical storm weather can be expected between June and October. Barbados doesn’t usually experience hurricanes. The evenings can be cool so pack accordingly.
Language And Currency:
Bajan English is the primarily spoken language, with Hindi/Bhojpuri being the second most spoken language from the Indo-Bajan population.
The currency used is the Barbados dollar. Though other currency fluctuates daily, the Barbados dollar is fixed to the U.S. dollar. It does not fluctuate. U.S. currency is generally accepted.
Culture And Useful Tips:
Travelers from Europe may need an adapter for electricity, though most hotels provide them.
With its conservative British heritage, there are dress codes to adhere to! Pack slacks and blouses for trips to the bank, and have appropriate evening wear. Think classy instead of club-wear.
The people! That’s what I’m talking about. Bajan’s are the friendliest people in the Caribbean. They are open, spiritual, thoughtful, generous and respectful. They are charming party goers who will regale you with tales and get you laughing.
Sometimes, for a buck or two, Bajan kids will climb trees and pick you coconuts. When you’re there, you will never want to leave again.
The island is bigger than some, but safer than most other islands.
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