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Background / General Information

BARBADOS - Wikipedia BARBADOS TripAdvisor - FORUM Barbados: Maps, History, Geography, Government, Culture, Facts ... Barbados Travel Information, Travel Tips & Travel Services Mosquitoes in Barbados carry dengue fever, which is also in Florida, but I haven't heard of cases of West Nile Virus, which is also in Florida.

AIRLINES - including American Airlines

American Airlines Carry-on Luggage - AA Airlines - NOT American Airlines

AIRPORT - Grantley Adams International - BGI

Aiport code is BGI. Departure Tax: Departure Tax of BDS $55 (US $ 27.50) applies for all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. Most airlines include this with the cost of the ticket, but check to be sure. - barbados.org Barbados Airport - Grantley Adams International = (GAIA) (IATA Code: BGI) - Barbados.org Barbados Travel Information - Airport Services

ATTRACTIONS - THINGS OF INTEREST

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Barbados Attractions and Places of Interest

ATTRACTIONS - SPECIFIC

Adventureland 4x4 Safari Tours

SUBMARINES

Atlantis Submarines

FLOWER FOREST

Flower Forest

HARRISON'S CAVES

Harrison's Caves - an underground cave with bubbling streams and thundering waterfalls

TURTLES - SWIM WITH

Swimming with the TURTLES Frisky Barbados Turtles and How to Swim with them "There are two ways to meet these turtles. The simplest is to get yourself to the beach by the Lonestar restaurant, grab your snorkeling gear and swim out about 100m from the shore. It shouldn’t take you long to meet the turtles." SNORKEL TOURS We offer 2 hour Snorkel Tours at BBD. $140.00 = (US $70.00) per adult and BBD $90.00 = (US$45.00) per child (4-12years). This price includes the transport to and from your hotel, snorkeling of 5 wrecks, feeding the turtles, and drinks after snorkeling. From 11am to 1pm. Swim With The Turtles - Barbados.org Swim with the Turtles in Barbados - YouTube

BINOCULARS

Complete Binoculars for Safari & Birding Information

BUGS

REALLY Complete Insect Repellent & Insecticide Information BUG BITES - Treating & Identifying Malaria MOSQUITOES TICKS - Complete Information about Ticks West Nile Virus

CALENDAR of EVENTS

EVENTS THIS MONTH - SCROLL DOWN to view What's On In Barbados - Complete Calendar of ... - Barbados.org

CAMERAS for Barbados

CAMERA RENTAL Flash Card SPEED CLASS RATINGS

NIKON AW100 ALL WEATHER SNORKELING CAMERA

My recommendation for a good, reasonably priced, all weather snorkeling camera / video camera is the Nikon AW100 Coolpix All Weather Camera. Has a built-in GPS. Not everyone likes this camera - We love it. Vibration Reduction. Waterproof to 10 meters (33 feet). About $ 200 - $ 205 from Amazon on 10/7/2013 You will need a Flash Card on which to store the pictures. But you should be able to use the card from your current camera. Storage Media: SD memory, cardSDHC memory or cardSDXC memory card. Nikon AW100 - Nikon.com Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review & Rating - PCMag.com Nikon Coolpix AW100 review - Digital Camera - Trusted Reviews Nikon Coolpix AW100 Review - PhotographyBLOG Nikon Coolpix AW100 Camera - Express Review Nikon - COOLPIX AW100 customer reviews - Nikon Nikon AW100 Review Nikon AW100 - Best Tough So Far: Nikon Talk Forum Nikon AW100 (Black, Blue or Orange) Nikon Coolpix AW100 - All Weather Camera! - YouTube

CELL PHONE INFORMATION

CELLS PHONES - INTERNATIONAL - RENT OR BUY GSM Cell Phone Information Barbados (uses these bands) 900 1800 1900 3G 2100 4G - NONE CELL PHONES - lots of information GSM - Global System for Mobile Communications

CITIES in Barbados

Barbados Sightseeing: Towns and Villages Major Cities in Barbados - travelmath.com List of cities, towns and villages in Barbados - Wikipedia

BATHSHEBA

"On the rugged east coast, Bathsheba is a quiet hideaway that is popular with visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and take a dip in one of the naturally carved out pools!" -

BRIDGETOWN

"The main commercial area of Barbados is the capital city of Bridgetown. Here you will find an abundance of duty free shops (selling fine jewellery, china, liquor, etc.) and wayside vendors. The Parliament Buildings are also located in Bridgetown. The Barbados Parliament was established in 1639 and is the third oldest Parliament in the entire Commonwealth." - Bridgetown, Barbados - Barbados.org Bridgetown - Wikipedia Bridgetown Tourism and Vacations: 67 Things to Do in Bridgetown - TripAdvisor Bridgetown travel guide - Wikitravel

CHRIST CHURCH

Christ Church, Barbados - Wikipedia Peach and Quiet (Christ Church Parish, Barbados) - Hotel Reviews ... - TripAdvisor Christ Church, Barbados Vacations, Tourism, Guides, Hotels, Things ... - Yahoo Christ Church Barbados - Expedia

FITTS VILLAGE

"A small village on the west coast, Fitts Village offers good swimming and snorkeling conditions as well as one of the best Italian restaurants on the island" - Fitts Village

HOLETOWN

"Located right in the heart of the tourist district on the west coast of the island, Holetown is a place where history and modern development meet. Holetown is the location of the first settlement of Barbados and the Holetown Monument commemorates the first English landing in Barbados in 1625." - Holetown

NEEDHAMS POINT

"An area of great historical interest, Needham's Point is also the location of some of the best beaches on the island." - Needham's Point

OISTINS

"Oistins is on the south coast of the island, and the Oistins Fish Fry has become the second most popular tourist attraction on the island!" - Oistins

SPEIGHTSTOWN

"Speightstown, located in the north of the island, was the first commercial centre of Barbados. It was neglected for many years but has since been revived and restored to its former glory. The area offers a unique look into the architectural heritage of Barbados." - Speightstown

ST. LAWRENCE GAP

"An area of great historical interest, Needham's Point is also the location of some of the best beaches on the island." - St.Lawrence Gap St. Lawrence Gap Area in Christ Church, Barbados - YouTube

HUMANITARIANISM for Barbados Geriatric Hospital

Bajan Reporter -

CLOTHING

Clothes - TREAT WITH INSECTICIDE (Permethrin) CLOTHING - Sunscreen effectiveness of Clothing CLOTHES - INCREASING the SPF CLOTHES - WITH a High SPF CLOTHES you can TAN THROUGH Safari Clothing

CONVERSIONS - Metric <=> US

CALCULATIONS / CONVERSIONS / CALCULATORS

COUNTRY CODE (Phone) Barbados: 1 246

From the USA: 011 1246 + phone number Barbados Country Code 1246

CURRENCY and Conversions - Barbados Dollar (BBD)

The currency of Barbados is the Barbados Dollar (BBD). You (Americans) don't need to change money - use American dollars (USD). Barbados Dollar is converted approximately at the rate of $1.98 BDS to $1.00 U.S. (USD) "The Barbados Dollar is fixed to the U.S Dollar and does not fluctuate. Its rate to other currencies fluctuates daily based on their fluctuations relative to the U.S. Dollar." - barbados.org

DIGITAL PHOTO SOFTWARE / TECHNIQUES

Complete Digital Information & Resources HDTV, DVD, LCD, Home Theater, DRM, Audio, Cameras, Monitors, Printers, Scanners, TiVo Complete Digital Photography Information - Reviews, Tips & Resources Cameras, Photo Editing, Photoshop, Printers, Scanners,...

DRESS CODE

It is illegal to wear bathing suits when NOT on the Beach. Nudity or topless is illegal. It is illegal to wear camouflage or anything resembling a military outfit. Dress codes challenged - 2009 Barbados: DINING-DRESS CODE (GUIDE) - TripAdvisor Barbados Clothing and Attire | barbados-guide.info

ELECTRICITY

Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles. Electric OUTLETS are the usual for the USA. Barbados uses the same two outlet shapes as does the USA (and Canada) - Type A and Type B, so USA appliances can plug in and be used in Barbados. Note that electric clocks and motors (electric razors) will run more slowly on 50 Hertz than on the USA's 60 Hertz. There is a reliable electricity supply, with only the occasional outage. Electric Outlets and Voltage - Barbados.org

FORUMS

Barbados FORUM - TripAdvisor Barbados - Caribbean-On-Line.com Travel Forums Barbados Travel Forum - VirtualTourist.com Barbados TravelAdvisor - Portal - bbtravel.freeforums.org/ Barbados travel forum - Lonely Planet Caribbean-On-Line - View Forum - Barbados Travel Forum Barbados Travel Forum - Travel Forums by Destination360 Barbados Travel Blogs, Photos, Forum, Hotels and Hostels Barbados - Caribbean Islands Forum - Fodor's Travel Talk Forums Travel Forum - TravelPod - Barbados Frommer's Barbados

HEALTH - Barbados

MD Travel Health - Barbados - vaccinations, malaria, safety, and ... DENGUE FEVER

INSECT REPELLENTS, KILLERS, AFTER-BITE - Complete information

REALLY Complete Insect Repellent & Insecticide Information BITES - Treating & Identifying DENGUE FEVER The condition generally lasts a week or more. Although uncomfortable, dengue fever is not deadly. People with the condition should fully recover. Malaria MOSQUITOES Mosquitoes in Barbados carry dengue fever, which is also in Florida, but I haven't heard of cases of West Nile Virus, which is also in Florida. TICKS - Complete Information about Ticks West Nile Virus

MAPS of Barbados

Barbados Maps - Barbados.org Map of Barbados - Caribbean Island Maps Map of Barbados - Google Maps Barbados Maps from Caribbean-On-Line Map of Barbados Barbados Map, Detailed Zoom in Map of Barbados, Bridgetown Maps of Barbados - Barbados map - Barbados detailed map

MONEY POUCHES / SAFES (to wear)

Complete Money Protection While Traveling

PASSPORTS

All new USA passports contain RFID chips. PASSPORTS with RFID CHIPS Have Been HACKED Barbados - Consular Affairs - U.S. Department of State U.S. citizens must have a valid U.S. passport to enter Barbados. No visa is needed to enter Barbados for stays up to 28 days. For further information, travelers may contact the Embassy of Barbados, 2144 Wyoming Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008, telephone (202) 939-9200, fax (202) 332-7467, e-mail: washington@foreign.gov.bb; or the consulates of Barbados in Los Angeles, Miami or New York.

PHOTOGRAPHY

If taking pictures in the submarine tour, using film, use 800 speed film for submarine photos. Do NOT use flash for pictures taken within the submarine (you will get reflection).

PICTURES OF BARBADOS

Dave & Joany's Pictures of Barbados Keith &rms Lay - Pictures by

RESORTS

DIVI SOUTHWINDS BEACH RESORT - We are staying here

The Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados - Divi Resorts Divi Southwinds Beach Resort (Christ Church, Barbados) - TripAdvisor Divi Southwinds Beach Resort Christ Church (Barbados) - TravelPod

SAFETY

In Room Hotel Safes are Not Safe

SUNGLASSES need to provide protection against BLUE RAYS

BLUE RAYS (HEV) thought to cause 35% of ALL MACULAR DEGENERATION. Complete Sunglasses Information - HEV, UV400, UVA, UVB & UVC

SUNSCREEN

SUNSCREEN - Complete Sunscreen Information, Toxicity, Ingredients, Products & Resources Complete Tanning - sunburns, spray tans, spf clothing, heat exhaustion...

TIME in Barbados

While the USA is in Daylight Savings Time, Barbados has the same time as EDT. Current local time in Barbados Current local time in Barbados – Bridgetown

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation - Wikipedia "ROAD: Barbados has a good network of roads which covers the entire island. Traffic drives on the left. There is a speed limit of 60kmph (37mph per hour), except where otherwise indicated." The road journey from Bridgetown to Speightstown takes about 30 minutes and to Holetown or Oistins about 20 minutes." - barbados.org Driving in Barbados is on the left-hand side of the road. Registered taxis and large public buses are generally safe. Private vans and small buses are often crowded and tend to travel at excessive speeds. Travelers are cautioned against riding in private mini-buses, known as “Z buses”, as the owners frequently drive erratically. Night driving should be done with caution because of narrow roads with no shoulders and pedestrian/bicycle traffic. Visitors are warned to be extremely careful when driving, riding in a vehicle, or crossing roads on foot.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

I don't know who owns travelinsurancereview.net

Articles, Reviews & Links to Help You Buy Travel Insurance - travelinsurancereview Insure My Trip - recommended by Clark Howard Comparison web sites - Travel Insurance - squaremouth.com Comparison web sites - Travel Insurance - SquareMouth.com - UK

TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES

We checked out all of these companies

Access America CSA Travel Protection Direct Travel Insurance - UK Elvia Travel Insurance Global Alert Global Underwriters HTH Worldwide Medex M.H.Ross Ins. Services Seven Corners Travel Guard Travel Insurance Services Travel Insured International Travelex Travelsafe After a lot of research, we chose "Travel Guard" for both coverage and cost. Since we had no problems, I can not tell you how well they handle problems. You may prefer some other company. I should have added READ THE EXCLUSIONS - there are usually a lot of those. The cost also depends on the cost of your trip (as the insurance may have to reimburse you for the cost), so be accurate when giving your cost and the trip length (you will probably have to provide proof of the length of the trip - as I remember, I had to send copies of flight tickets [I believe]). Note that for a lot of my AFRICAN safaris and more adventurous excursions, I had to present proof of my insurance before they would take us (at other places, they did not ask).

VISAS - Requirements and gettting them

VISAS are generally NOT required for USA citizens.

WEATHER

Barbados Weather and Climate - barbados.org Barbados FIVE DAY FORECAST - Weather and Climate - barbados.org Bridgetown, Barbados Weather - The Weather Channel Weather Forecast: Bridgetown, Barbados - The Weather Network Climate - Wikipedia RAIN - the "wet season", this period runs from June to November - Wikipedia TEMPERATURES between June and November, Temperatures range from 23 to 31 °C (73 to 88 °F)

INDEX - BARBADOS Jump Table

4x4 | Airport - BGI | ATTRACTIONS / THINGS TO DO | ATTRACTIONS - SPECIFIC | AW100 - Nikon All Weather Camera Barbados Geriatric Hospital | Bathsheba | Bed Sizes | Binoculars | BITES - Insect | BLUE LIGHT (HEV = 400 to 500 nm) May help Cause Macular Degeneration | Bridgetown | BUGS - | CAMERAS | Caves | Cell Phone Information | CALENDAR of EVENTS | Cell Phones | Charity Work | Cities in Barbados | Clothing - insecticide treated, safari, sunscreen protection, tan-through | Conversions - Metric <=> US | Currency & Currency Conversions | DENGUE FEVER | Digital Photo software / Techniques | Divi Southwinds Beach Resort | Dress Code | Electricity & Outlet Types | EVENTS - Calendar of | Fitts Village | FORUMS | Health | HEV = BlUE LIGHT RAYS | Holetown | Flower Forest | GSM Cell Phone Information | Harrison's Caves | humanitarianism | INSECT REPELLENTS & KILLERS | Jeep Tours | Malaria | MAPS | MONEY POUCHES / SAFES (to wear) | MOSQUITOES | Needham's Point | Nikon AW100 - All Weather / snorkeling Camera | Oistins | Photography | RAIN - Barbados | REEF | RESORTS | Speightstown | St.Lawrence Gap | SUNGLASSES & MACULAR DEGENERATION | SUNSCREEN - Toxicity, Ingredients, Products & Resources| Safety | Submarine Tours | TEMPERATURES - Barbados | Ticks | TIME - Barbados | Transportation | Travel INSURANCE - | Turtles - swimming with | UV | UV Coatings are TRANSPARENT | UV400 - Blocks UVA, UVB & UVC, but NOT HEC | UVA - 320-400 nm | UVB - 280-320 nm | UVC - 100-280 nm | VISAS - Not required for USA Tourists, generally | WEATHER - Barbados |The GROUP - DIVI Southwinds Beach Resort - Barbados a Picture of the people who went to  Barbados

OTHER INFORMATION