Caribbean Tourism

Barbados

MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: Barbados National Bank. Bank of Nova Scotia. Barclays Bank. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) Caribbean Ltd. Caribbean Commercial Bank. Royal Bank of Canada. Scotiabank. The Mutual Bank. BANKING HOURS: Monday to Thursday 0800 - 1500. Friday 0800 - 1700. BUSINESS HOURS: Monday to Friday 0800 - 1600. Saturdays 0800 - 1200. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: (...

HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: Air Canada. Air Jamaica. Airtours. American Airlines. Britannia. British Airways, (Inc Concorde). BWIA. Caledonian Airways. LIAT. Charters - Air 2000. Royal Airlines AIRPORTS: (BGI) Grantley Adams International Airport is 30 minute drive from Bridgetown, the capital. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: A valid passport is generally required. Citizens of the US...

Barbados, easternmost island of the West Indies

Barbados, easternmost island of the West Indies, blends its rich history with up-to-date sophistication in life beside the sea -- the best of both worlds to visitors who delight in cultural complexity. Bridgetown, the capital, is a modern city with British colonial charm. Its waterfront, distinguished by the quaint and colorful "careenage"(boat yard), is...

Introduction

Barbados, the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands, is struck by the pounding Atlantic surf on the East Coast and washed be the gentle Caribbean waters, which bathe its powdery white beaches, on the West Coast. The landscape is terraced with gently rolling hills in the eastern areas, which rise to a peak known as Mount Hilaby, which is 1,115 feet tall....