Where Paradise Meets Caribbean Charm


Last Updated 24 Apr 2024 by Fiona Perisone

The Caribbeans Islands are absolutely gorgeous and make great destinations for beach-loving visitors. However, there's something about Barbados that makes it a super popular destination. Perhaps its location is in the eastern Caribbean, surf waves, the stunning sunset, powdery white beaches, clear turquoise seas, or the rum!

An island chain in South America, here is everything you need to know about traveling to "Los Barbados."

When To Visit

There are two main considerations when deciding when to visit this beautiful island.

First, its peak season is actually over the winter months. Barbados has a consistently warm climate thanks to the trade winds, and many visitors like to escape the wintry views of their hometown and take a holiday to Barbados. However, if the temperature doesn't fluctuate much, the precipitation does! Like most equatorial locations, Barbados really only has two seasons - a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season starts towards the end of June and runs until December. Thankfully, Barbados lies outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt, so the rainy season typically doesn't involve hurricanes.

Taking the busy and rainy seasons into account, the best time to visit Barbados is from March through May.

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Where Is Barbados Located?

Barbados is located within the West Indies, east of the Caribbean Sea, and the western area of the North Atlantic Ocean. With ethnic groups of people of mixed African-European and African descent, Barbados is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands, situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean itself. Saint Lucia lies north of Barbados, with Trinidad and Tobago to the south and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the west.

How To Get To Barbados
The two main ways to get to Barbados are by porting there as part of a cruise or flying into the Grantley Adams International Airport. International flights from the USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom run to Barbados multiple times a day, and other locations worldwide frequently have flights available. The main cruise lines porting at Barbados are Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian Cruises.

Transportation Within Barbados

Once you land in Barbados, you’ll use taxis, small buses, and rental cars to explore the 21-mile island.ZR taxi vans are perhaps the best way to get around Barbados. These…

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