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Barbados Travel Guide

Barbados — Travel Tips

  • Medical treatment can be expensive in Barbados, so visitors are urged to obtain travel medical insurance prior to arrival
  • Hurricane season runs from June to November. Always check the weather before heading out on the ocean during these months
  • Avoid heat stroke by drinking plenty of water, using sun block, and wearing a hat
  • The beach can be beautiful, but strolling alone along the water at night can be dangerous
  • Use common sense to avoid theft; do not wear flashy jewelry, carry only a small amount of cash, and do not leave valuables in vehicles
  • Accommodation should be booked prior to arrival to avoid disappointment, especially during peak summer and winter months

Contact Numbers

Police: 211
Ambulance: 511
Fire: 311
Queen Elizabeth Hospital: +1-246-436-6450
US Embassy: +1-246-436-4950
Canadian High Commission: +1-246-429-3550
Australian High Commission: +1-246-435-2834
British High Commission: +1-246-436-6694
Bridgetown Taxi Cab Company: +1-246-426-3096