Discover Barbados

At 13° N 59° W lies the beautiful island of Barbados. Only 166 sq miles this is the home of some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the world. Barbados is mostly a flat coral island but there are rolling hills and many deep ridges and gullies, with an interesting distribution of flora and fauna. Within the Barbados coral core there is a vast array of caves and underground lakes which provide an excellent supply of drinking water that is amongst the purest in the world.

The capital city is Bridgetown which is a great spot for duty free shopping and site seeing. A must see is the Barbados Parliament buildings which are some of the oldest in the western hemisphere. Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some of the best restaurants to be found anywhere. But what makes Barbados even more special, and the reason why so many visitors keep returning to the island year after year, is the people.

Barbados weather is generally warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 30°C / 86°F. In fact, Barbados has over 3,000 hours of sunshine each year! The prevailing northeast trade winds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot. The nights are usually slightly cooler. The rain typically comes in quick showers. The dry season lasts from January to June.

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Events & Festivals

February: Holetown Festival

April: Reggae Festival

July-August: Crop Over Festival

November: Food and Wine and Rum Festival

Marriage Requirements:

  • Valid passports and birth certificates. Return tickets.
  • If either party was divorced, an original Decree Absolute or a certified copy of the Final Judgment. The Decree Nisi is not accepted.
  • If either party was previously married and widowed, a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.
  • For a Roman Catholic ceremony, the relevant documents must be sent by your bishop to the bishop of Bridgetown.
  • Where necessary, all documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Arrangements should be made with a Magistrate or Marriage Officer to perform the wedding ceremony, prior to applying for the marriage license. A letter from either the Magistrate or Marriage Officer must be presented at the time of making the application

* We try to keep this info as current as possible so please contact the local tourism office for any changes.

Top 5 Things to See and Do in Barbados

1. Explore Harrison’s Cave
2. Go to the Oistin’s Fish Fry.
3. Experience the breathtaking views of Bathsheba
4. Mount Gay Rum Tour
5. Party in St. Lawrence Gap.

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