Travel Tips for Barbados

When travelling to Barbados keep the following things in mind:
Barbados drives on the left-hand side of the road.
A local driving permit is required in addition to your valid native country drivers license.
Barbados is in the Atlantic (UTC-4) time zone and does not observe daylight savings time.
The area code is 246.
Electricity in Barbados is 115 volts.

Basic Travel Tips

These are some general tips for travelling in the Caribbean.

Entry/Exit Requirements - Before travelling abroad, it is your responsibility to research the entry/exit requirements for your travel destination as well as your home country.

Keep a copy of all travel documents - Before leaving for your trip, make a copy of all your travel documents in case they are lost or stolen. Be sure to keep the copies seperate from the originals.

Luggage - Be sure to lock your luggage with a secure lock. Write your name on the inside of your luggage as an added identifier and don't use your home address on the labels, but rather a work address or a resort address. Put a dryer sheet inside your bag to keep your clothes fresh and bag all your toiletries to avoid any messy spills.

Things to pack - Pack a basic emergency kit with band-aids, antibiotic ointment, Tylenol and tweezers. Also bring your own toiletries such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, as your hotel/resort may not provide these.