Travel Information

As you are aware, Barbados is a vibrant island nation that boasts a bounty of wondrous natural beauty and gracious hospitality. And we welcome all to come and experience life how it was truly meant to be lived. Nonetheless, whilst enjoying all that Barbados has to offer, there are certain customs, laws and general information that you should be familiar with before traveling to the island.

Cellular phone service

Visitors who bring their cell phones with them on holiday must remember to ensure the roaming feature is activated prior to arriving in the island. Please note that receiving and making international calls on your mobile phone can be quite costly and you may wish to explore the alternative of renting a cell phone locally - contact Cable & Wireless at 1-800-804-2994 or visit them online at or contact Digicel online at


The Barbados dollar is pegged to the USA dollar at an exchange rate of US$1 = BDS$1.98. US dollars are accepted island-wide and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and traveller's cheques.

Drinking water

The Barbados Water Authority, a Government statutory corporation, is the sole provider of water services. The water service in Barbados is reliable and the water supply is safe and refreshing to drink.


115/230 volts 50 cycles. Standard plug types in Barbados are two flat blades or flat blades with round grounding pin -most hotels provide converters for European or Asian appliances. North American appliances will not need converters.


With Barbados' Fully Accessible Barbados (FAB) program, the island nation is working hard towards creating a fully inclusive experience for disabled visitors and Barbadians alike. With the desire to make visiting and living Barbados as inclusive as possible, the Barbados Tourism Authority has been working on this initiative for two years, alongside the Barbados Council for the Disabled, the Ministry of Tourism and the FAB Committee. For more information, please visit Fully Accessible Barbados.