Hello Barbados

Barbados a country in the caribbean, an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey.

Barbados is a very beautiful island, with lots of art, activities, night life, music, history and some amazing restaurants.

Continent: North America

Currency: Barbadian dollar (and US dollars were accepted too)

Weather: 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!



Visa needed for Kuwaiti Nationals: YES, it is not enough to have a US visa alone, you need to apply for a Barbados visa. I did mine through the consulate of Barbados in Miami.

I liked when I saw that British Airways (ba.com) flies from Gatwick to Barbados! Barbados is served by many regional and international carriers including: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air Canada, WestJet, American Airlines, Jet Blue, Caribbean Airlines and LIAT. In addition, a number of charter airlines run services seasonally, including Thomas Cook Airlines from the UK.

The sole Barbados airport is Grantley Adams International (IATA Code: BGI). The Barbados airport is situated in the south-east of the island, approximately 13km (8 miles) from the capital city of Bridgetown, and also serves as a hub for the islands of the Eastern Caribbean.

Suggested Hotels in Barbados:

Things to do in Barbados:

  • Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise
  • Harrison’s Cave Tour in Barbados
  • There are around 60 beaches in Barbados, check them out here
  • There are amazing beach clubs in Barbados such as Nikki Beach and Boatyard Barbados
  • Checkout the town area. Don’t miss checking out Discovery Bay and Limegrove mall for shopping & eating!
  • Try doing some Yoga or Paddle Yoga! research it and you’ll find it online
  • Explore Barbados by Water
  • Checkout the Barbados Boardwalk
  • Checkout Animal Flower Cave
  • Diving


  • Champers
  • cin cin
  • St Lawrence
  • Scarlet’s, Cariba, Daphne’s and for authentic Bajan food, Nancy’s
  • Oistins (fish fry)
  • Tides

I stayed in Barbados for 3 nights only, and this is the list I came up with. If you have more recommendations, or questions please feel free to do so by adding in the below comments so everyone could benefit!

What To Pack?

  • Bring light clothes suitable for the tropics – loose tops, shorts & dresses for the ladies, shorts and polos for the guys or linen caribbean style shirts.
  • Some restaurants do have a dress code plus it’s nice to dress up sometimes even when on holiday! Good to keep this in mind.
  • Casual slacks and lightweight sportswear for the times when you are not in a bathing suit.
  • Pack comfortable shoes including sandals, flip flops and sneakers.
  • Bring multiple swimsuits.
  • Wide hats and  caps will give your face additional protection from the sun.
  •  Sunglasses and sunblock.
  • I had nasty mosquito bites (not much, but the little ones were gigantic) SO, repellent, repellent, repellent.
While Barbados is a fun holiday island, there are dress codes, and because of 300 years of conservative British heritage, formal attire is still seen at times other than weddings and funerals. Business men wear a shirt and tie and sometimes a jacket. Women wear smart dresses.

Thank you and enjoy another Paradise on this world ♡

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