Things to do in Barbados

Get Your Bearings in Barbados

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Off-road rum and adventure tours aren't for the faint-hearted.

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A huge variety of tours, such as the one offered by the Colony Club, take you around the island.


Barbadians drive on the left hand side of the road.

Take It or Leave It:

While the best deals at the resorts are usually during the summer, it's also hurricane season.

Take It or Leave It:

Many restaurants offer entertainment of some sort–local musicians, a DJ and dancing.

Be Sure to Sample:

Flying fish with cou cou, salt codfish cakes, pepper pot stew, Bajan black-eyed peas and rice, coconut bread, ginger beer.

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Barbados has no blood alcohol limit, so stay off the roads if you're unfamiliar with driving British-style.

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Unless they're specifically advertising happy hour, most nightlife venues don't really get going until 9 pm.

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Wrap up shopping early in the afternoon, as traffic around 4 pm anywhere on the island becomes an instant nightmare.


Sherton Mall, which is commercial, and Cave Shepherd, which stocks nothing that you can't get at home.

Best Local Souvenir:

Anything rum, especially the island's famous rum cake.

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