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Barbados Visitor Guide

Totally Barbados Home Visitor Guide to Staying in Barbados

Are you visiting Barbados and want a full overview of the island's happenings? You've come to the right place - the Totally Barbados Visitors Guide.

Here, you'll find out the best beaches, restaurants, accommodation and activities Barbados has to offer - everything you could possibly need to know when visiting the island.

Having won the 2010 World's Leading Travel Destination Website Award, you can be sure that whether you're looking for accommodation options, hotels, apartments or spas, events, things to do, restaurants, maps or other useful tips and tricks about the island, we have all the information right here.

Keep up to date with all island's latest events by viewing our jam packed Barbados events calendar.

Click to See Events Now

You can also download Barbados mobile apps for your tablet or smart phones.

-- iTunes
-- Google Play

iTunes Store - Barbados Mobile AppGoogle Play - Barbados Mobile App

Get Discounts and Special Offers

If you book certain accommodation, activities and restaurants through our website, you'll receive all kinds of special offers and discounts. Just click on Book Now from any feature listing.

Barbados Events Calendar

Our Barbados events calendar guide helps you find out everything that's hip and happening in Barbados. You can get an Agenda view of daily activities on in Barbados or see the Posterboard view with images of all scheduled events. For the mobile user, select the Stream view to combine poster board and agenda views without it taking long to download.

With it's easy to use search function, use it to plan your next outing by checking out what events are coming up well in advance.

What's more, you can get a discount on some of the events listed if you book through the Totally Barbados website.

-- To find out what's happening in Barbados today, this coming week, weekend, month or year on your mobile phone, iPhone, iPod or iPad HD visit the iTunes Store and download the Barbados To Do Mobile Events Calendar App for Barbados by Brecal Inc / Totally Barbados.

The Barbados To Do Mobile Events Calendar App is designed for both the local and visitor to Barbados and now available in iTunes and at Google Play.

Do you want email reminders?

Sign up for our Barbados newsletter to make sure you get email notifications in your inbox. Totally Barbados will ensure you're kept up to date with everything that's happening in Barbados.

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You can also join our RSS feeds by using some of the most popular RSS readers - Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows - integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of popular web-based feed readers available, such as My Yahoo, feedly, Digg reader and LinkedIn Pulse.

Did you know?

According to the 2014 Global Innovation Index, Barbados is the most innovative country in the Caribbean, and the world's 41st most innovative nation. Just one of the reasons you call this blessed little island 'home'!

Four (4) Ways to find out what to do in Barbados

1. Explore our Google Barbados Events Calendar to see what's on and plan your perfect vacation.

2. For all cell phones and mobile devices, visit Events at Totally Barbados.

3. Mobile App: Barbados To Do at iTunes Store

Barbados Mobile App

4. Mobile App: Barbados To Do at Google play Store

Google Play - Barbados Mobile App Now Available

Barbados Accommodation

Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel resort like The Crane hotel overlooking one of the 10 best beaches in the world, or a self-catering apartment like Plum Tree Club on the south coast, Barbados has many different types of accommodation to suit every tourist's needs.

For the perfect place to stay in Barbados visit:

Accommodation Map
All Inclusive Accommodation
Barbados Apartment Hotels
Barbados Apartments
Barbados Beach Cottages
Barbados Boutique Hotels
Barbados Hotels
Barbados Small Hotels
Barbados Villas
Bed Breakfasts
Christ Church Accommodation
East Coast Accommodation
Family Owned Apartments
Guest Houses
Inland Barbados Accommodation
South Coast Accommodation
St Andrew Accommodation
St George Accommodation
St James Accommodation
St John Accommodation
St Joseph Accommodation
St Lucy Accommodation
St Michael Accommodation
St Peter Accommodation
St Philip Accommodation
St Thomas Accommodation
West Coast Accommodation

Restaurants and Dining

One thing Bajans can really boast about is the high standard of restaurants on the island. There are so many wonderful places to eat - some well-known, some more 'off the beaten track'.

There's something for everyone; from stunning beachfront dining to lively bistros like the Coffee Bean. The best part is some restaurants offer special discounts if you book through our website!

Want to know more? Find restaurants in our Restaurant Guide by...

-- by type
-- by location
-- by parish
-- by cuisine

You'll never be short of options for all tastes and budgets in Barbados.

Things to do in Barbados

As a local, you'll be well aware that Barbados is packed with many wonderful things to see and do. However, no matter how long you've lived on the island, there are surely places you may not have seen or fully explored yet.

It's a great reason for you to act like a tourist for the day and revisit, or even go for the first time, to some of the amazing locations and attractions Barbados has to offer.

For instance, why not check out the natural beauty of the stalagmites and stalactites of Harrisons Cave?

Whatever you're looking to do, from art classes to yoga, road trips to catamaran sailing, you're sure to be amazed as you re-explore the island of Barbados.

Top 10 Places to See in Barbados
Tour Barbados
Tour Barbados Central
Tour Barbados East
Tour Barbados North
Tour Barbados South
Tour Barbados South East
Tour Operators
Tourist Attractions
Tourist Attractions East Coast
Tourist Attractions Inland
Tourist Attractions Map
Tourist Attractions North Coast
Tourist Attractions South Coast
Tourist Attractions West Coast

Barbados Nightlife Guide

As a local, you probably know a lot of the island's nightspots, but it can't hurt to refresh your memory!

As you will know, Barbados is brimming with a wide range of nightlife, from spectacular dinner and dance shows featuring fire-eaters and stilt walkers, to pumping music nights showcasing live reggae, soca and house DJs. So if you like a good party, check out our Barbados Nightlife Guide and have a read through the links below:

-- 1st and 2nd Street Holetown Nightlife
-- Barbados South Coast Nightlife
-- Barbados Weekly Nightlife Guide
-- Barbados West Coast Nightlife
-- St Lawrence Gap Nightlife

Barbados Beaches

Barbados is blessed with miles of pristine beaches, just ready for you to discover, or rediscover, as the case may be.

As locals, we sometimes don't get to the beach as much as we'd like but can all agree that there's nothing better than sinking your toes into the soft, white sand or floating in the clear, blue sea.

Barbados beaches cater to everyone, from the surfer's favorites along the east coast to the picturesque, calmer waters of the west coast.

To reacquaint yourself with the best beaches, see our Barbados beaches guide.

Not only will you get directions to the best beaches, but our guide also tells you the available amenities, swimming conditions, and where you can find beach access points to ensure you arrive in the know.

-- South Coast Beaches
-- West Coast Beaches
-- East Coast Beaches
-- North Coast Beaches


Bajans are renowned sports lovers and Barbados is teaming with all manner of sporting activities. We are blessed with international standard golf courses and polo pitches, not to mention world famous surfing spots, rally racing events, and of course cricket matches!

If you love sports check out our Totally Barbados Sports Guide. You'll get all you need to know about World Cup Golf, World Cup Cricket, car racing, fishing, horse racing, polo, scuba diving, water skiing, water sports, wind and kite surfing, and so much more

Getting around Barbados

It goes without saying that during your stay in Barbados, you'll no doubt want to explore this little island paradise. Getting around Barbados is easy. There are so many options - from hiring a car, taking the bus, and even riding a bicycle.

We've made your holiday route planning that little bit easier for you by providing information about the main places of interest, as well as details about all of the island's parishes. We even have maps to help you find your way around.

-- Airport Transport 
-- Barbados Limousines 
-- Barbados Transport Board 
-- Bicycle Rentals 
-- Car Rentals 
-- Cruise Terminal Transport 
-- Roundabouts 
-- axi Rentals 
-- Transport Buses 
-- ZR Vans 

Places of interest

1st and 2nd Street Holetown
St Lawrence Gap

Barbados Parishes

To give you a better insight into how Barbados is laid out, check out our page on the 11 parishes of Barbados.

On the south of the island you will find the parishes of Christ Church and St Michael.

On the west coast, there's St James and St Peter.

Up north is St Lucy, and on the east coast you'll find St Andrew, St Joseph, St John and St Philip.

Last, but not least, are the two central parishes of St Thomas and St George; the only 2 parishes in Barbados that are not surrounded by water. Need more details?

Christ Church
St Andrew
St George
St James
St John
St Joseph
St Lucy
St Michael
St Peter
St Philip
St Thomas

Moving to Barbados

Once you've decided to move to the island, let Totally Barbados be your one-stop-shop to learn all about your beautiful new island home.

You might find these links useful:

Living in Barbados
Moving to Barbados
On Arrival to Barbados
Settling in at Home in Barbados
Settling in Outside of Home in Barbados

Barbados Rocks!

We don't need to tell you twice that Barbados is a beautiful country with so much to offer both locals and visitors alike. We encourage all visitors to Barbados to discover our island and help us spread the word to the world about the beauty of the island.

Hopefully our pages motivate you to discover more about Barbados and find out just why it is it that Barbados 'rocks'.

Tip: Don't just take our word for it - check out a video from one of our website visitors - 'Barbados Rocks!' - and fall in love with this island paradise. - 'Barbados Rocks!'.


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