Lonely Planet ( Destination information, hotel bookings, traveler forum and more.

Barbados Tourism ( Official tourism portal.

Fun Barbados ( A comprehensive travel site with good details on beaches around the island.

National News ( Leading Barbados news site. ( A useful private tourism portal that includes event listings.

What to Take

  • Comfortable sandals – you wont be spending much time in shoes
  • Electrical adaptors; Barbados uses US-style plugs
  • Any uncommon prescription medicines
  • A mask and a snorkel – save on rental costs

What to Wear

Barbados is a fairly unpretentious place; even in higher-end places, smart-casual attire is the norm. Bring plenty of loose-fitting cotton clothing as the humidity can make it feel warmer than it is.

A good thin waterproof jacket that you can easily slip over your clothes then pack away again is useful for the tropical downpours.

Pre-Departure Checklist

  • Arrange travel insurance
  • Check airline baggage allowances
  • Inform your debit-/credit-card company that you'll be traveling
  • Get a yellow-fever vaccination card (if traveling from endemic area)
  • Make sure your routine immunizations are up to date
  • Obtain a small amount of US currency in case of banking issues