People planning a vacation in beautiful Barbados for the first time are usually more anxious than excited. Apart from being a foreign place, they are also too worried about the money they have to spend to enjoy the excitement of going there.
Luckily, there’s always a secret to traveling to all the vacation spots around the world. This article will provide a series of useful information and tips that will help everyone plan and enjoy a trip to one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.
Money and Prices of Goods. The currency in Barbados is the Bajan or Barbados dollar and is equivalent to US$1.98. Guided accordingly: goods and services here are not cheap and, give or take, are pretty much the same as in America.
traveling. Upon arrival at the island’s airport, simply walk out of the terminal with luggage in hand to the buses, taxis, and shuttle transport lined up outside. The easiest way to go is to arrange a shuttle service to and from the hotel of your choice in advance.
Taxis can run $20-60 depending on how far the destination is, and shuttles will charge $5 (don’t pay more than that) for surfboard bags and other larger-sized items. If a rental car is preferred, note that it costs around $50-60 a day. Don’t forget that the steering wheel is on the ‘wrong side’ of the car.
Gown. Don’t think that just because it’s a beach paradise, one can wear their bathing suit anywhere all day long. Swimwear is provided for the beach and beach bar. Casual wear is the preferred and appropriate attire in most places here, except at night, or at dinner. It would be better if the clothing material is light and ‘breezy’.
Barbados Tourist Hotels. There is a wide choice of hotels and other accommodations on the island. The crux of the matter is how much money one is willing to spend on one. A popular choice, of course, is the cheap lodging available. Budget hotels are usually pretty good and have a three star rating.
The staff is guaranteed to be warm, friendly and helpful. There are some that will feature pristine beaches out front for customers to enjoy comfortably. Like most of these budget hotels, everything is included. This means that all meals, drinks, tips and non-motorised exercise are part of the deal.
It will be interesting to note that breakfast and lunch are served in buffet style, and snacks are also conveniently served in between. People can choose whether their dinner is buffet style or the 5 course menu in the dining room, which of course requires a reservation. Hotel staff will inform guests whether their dining area is booked or not and allow guests to enter and see if there are any cancellations during the day.
Here are some other essential travel tips:
(1) check the weather before going on any trip so you have an idea of what to bring, and how to pack it;
(2) take advantage of traveler’s checks if any. If they are somehow lost or stolen, remember that they can usually be replaced within 24 hours almost anywhere in the world by most banks and service companies;
(3) never leave valuables at the hotel, unless asked to secure it;
(4) do not use hotel room phones as they can be very expensive. It would be better to use a cell phone or a phone card.
Computer graduate and love to travel. Reading the latest news on the internet is one of his past. Taking pictures of the things around him really satisfied him. She loves to play badminton and her favorite pet is a cat and walks with them in the park with some dogs.