Visit Barbados – The Official Barbados Tourism Guide 2020

September 6, 2020

12 Month Barbados welcome stamp

On June 30, 2020, the Barbados Government announced the introduction of the 12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp. This new remote work programme establishes a visa to allow people to work remotely in Barbados for a maximum for 12 months. The visa is available to anyone who can meet the visa requirements and whose work is location independent, whether individuals or families.

Visa Requirements

Applicants wishing to apply under the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp are required to complete and submit the following documents electronically:

Two Passport
Sized Photographs

Bio data page
of passport

Birth certificate
(self/spouse/partner/children)

Proof of relationship
of dependents

Pre-Requisite Entry Visa
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No local tax requirements
or payments

Upon approval the following non-refundable fees are applicable. Applications are approved within 7 business days and full payment is required within 28 days of application being granted.

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Individual – Fee of US $2,000.00
Family Bundle – Fee of US $3,000.00

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Experiences

#1 Bajan Bus

Enjoy the classic, unique, and fun open bus, Bajan-style. Available for sight-seeing, historic tours, private charters, bar or beach hopping, and more!

National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament

The Parliament Museum is open to all! Guided tours are conducted subject to availability. Persons can attend debates, tour the buildings and see the Clock Tower.

The Restaurant at the Animal Flower Cave

Located on the most northerly point of the island is The Animal Flower Cave, offering spectacular views out to sea.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Andromeda Botanic Gardens is an amazing, Barbados National Trust garden with an unparalleled collection of plants, situated on the east coast. ‘One of the most special gardens in the world’.

Adventureland Barbados

Discover the heart and soul of Barbados on an expedition that will lead you into the interior of the island, to view points where the scenery of countryside and rugged coastlines will leave you breathless.

Hunte's Gardens

Hunte’s Gardens, centrally located in lush hills of St. Joseph’s, are conveniently accessible from all around Barbados. Just 20 to 30 minutes’ drive from Holetown, or St. Lawrence Gap, not far from Flower Forest and Orchid World, they offer to garden…

Oistins Bay Gardens

Oistins Bay Gardens is a MUST. Renowned for its delicious seafood dishes and lively atmosphere, it’s the ideal place to mingle with locals Bajan style. Check it out on Friday nights!

Island Safari

The off­road jeep adventure takes you through gullies, forest, remote bays and coastal views.

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Accra Beach

Located in Rockley, Accra Beach is amongst the more popular beaches for sea and sun bathers who prefer to be near all of the amenities and public transportation.

Sandy Lane Beach

Spot UK and US celebrities on Sandy Lane Beach. Located on the platinum west coast, this beach has several access points as well as regular opportunities to ride speed boats, jet skis and more.

Barbados Black Pearl Jolly Roger 1

“Ahoy Mateys” The original Pirate Boat is here!

Bath Beach

Bath Beach, a quiet and serene spot, is home to fresh water springs that cascade down into the Atlantic Ocean.

Mullins Beach

This small beach is home to lively restaurant and beach bar located on the platinum West Coast of the island.

Maxwell Beach

A south coast beach where the eater flows different colours due to the flow of water from the nearby Graeme Hall swamp.

Batts Rock Beach

Close to Bridgetown, this west coast beach is popular amongst snorkellers.

Bottom Bay

A Wedding Planner’s delight, Bottom Bay Beach is accessed by a long, rocky staircase only and is surrounded by battered cliff faces. Coconut palms and soft white sand make for magical, romatic moments.

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13°/59° at Port Ferdinand

13°/59° at Port Ferdinand delivers a dining experience of international standards. We deliver evolving menus of tasting dishes with creativity and style.

Daphne's

Welcome to Daphne’s, one of Barbados’ most acclaimed restaurants located on a stunning beachfront location on the island’s platinum west coast.

Lonestar Restaurant

Located on a Barbados’ gold coast, forming part of a boutique hotel the Lone Star Restaurant offers an intimate dining experience with a chic, yet laid back ambience.

Bajan Blue, Sandy Lane

Bajan Blue is perfect for beachside dining. It’s located on the lower terrace of the prestigious Sandy Lane Hotel and offers all day dining and a mélange of European, Caribbean and Asian influenced cuisine.

Palm Terrace

Palm was built along the beach, and treats guests to a panoramic view of the sea, paired with equally dazzling epicurean fare offering some of the best dining in Barbados. In fact, the sea is so close to the restaurant that it almost reache…

Naru Restaurant & Lounge

Settles steps away from the foamy sea shore, Naru Restaurant and Lounge serves an exciting blend of Caribbean Cuisine, Sushi and traditional Japanese dishes.

Nishi Restaurant

Nishi offers a diverse menu of Asian and Caribbean food.

Il Tempio Italian

Positioned on the beach beside the tranquil waters, Il Tempio’s Italian owners will welcome you with an array of authentic Italian dishes.

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Magical Moments Photography

Steven Cumberbatch of Magical Moments Photography, is one of the Caribbean’s leading photographers, operating from his base in Barbados.

Photography by Leslie St. John

Leslie St. John is a premiere Barbadian photographer who specialises in wedding photography, commercial photography,and building and interiors photography.

Renaissance Designs Inc.

Renaissance Designs is an established Event Decorating firm in Barbados that offers a wide range of special event decorating services.

Shalana Waterman Designs

Shalana Waterman Designs is a full service firm providing design, planning and rentals offerings. Our focus is providing a customised, unique event with a sharp focus to detail and personalisation.

Tropical Weddings Barbados

It’s your big day and Tropical Weddings will make sure that everything goes perfect, from beginning to end!

Weddings by Malissa

Weddings by Malissa was opened in 2005 by professional wedding consultant Malissa Blackman. She envisioned a luxury wedding firm that can help both the destination bride and local bride to create the most beautiful wedding in a stress free environmen…

Wedding Dreams by Renaissance

Renaissance Designs provides event decor for every type of personal celebration or corporate event at any location you can imagine. ” The sky is no longer the limit; for an infinite universe lies beyond.”

Whirlwind Events

Whirlwind Events provides bespoke wedding planning and design services to suit your requirements. We guarantee a smooth and enjoyable process and excellent customer service.   

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Harrison's Cave

This unique crystallized limestone cave is one of the island’s most popular attractions.

Atlantis Submarines

Experience a unique adventure onboard Atlantis Submarine, as you view exotic fish, coral and perhaps a mysterious shipwreck, through large viewports.  An unforgettable, “must – do”, fully narrated, undersea voyage.

Island Safari

The off­road jeep adventure takes you through gullies, forest, remote bays and coastal views.

Eco Dive Barbados

Experience the beautiful array of flora and fauna with a high-quality deep sea dive.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

The animal kingdom of Barbados, where animals (of the non-dangerous variety) roam freely amongst visitors. More dangerous animals can be seen, but are kept enclosed.

#1 Bajan Bus

Enjoy the classic, unique, and fun open bus, Bajan-style. Available for sight-seeing, historic tours, private charters, bar or beach hopping, and more!

Banks Beer

Take a tour! Find out more about our history, how we brew our beer and then for the ones old enough, sample some delicious ice-cold Banks Beer.

Adventureland Barbados

Discover the heart and soul of Barbados on an expedition that will lead you into the interior of the island, to view points where the scenery of countryside and rugged coastlines will leave you breathless.

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St. Lawrence GapHarbour Lights

The Monday and Wednesday Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show is undoubtedly a fantastic night out for all. Be blown away by the unmatched entertainment, open bar and sumptuous BBQ dinner. This party is a must!

Oistins Bay Gardens

Oistins Bay Gardens is a MUST. Renowned for its delicious seafood dishes and lively atmosphere, it’s the ideal place to mingle with locals Bajan style. Check it out on Friday nights!

The Boatyard

The Boatyard is open daily and there’s never a dull moment. Whether you’re visiting on a cruise ship, staying at one of the many hotels or a resident of our beautiful island you are guaranteed to have a great time. Our central location in Carli…

Limegrove Cinemas

Limegrove Cinemas is a luxurious boutique cinema located on the “Platinum” west coast of Barbados. Guests enjoy Table Service, Leather Lounge Chairs, Dolby 3D and Dolby digital sound.

Mojo

MOJO is the most popular music bar in Barbados. Known for its great décor, spectacular music selection, special cocktails and burgers.

Cafe Sol

Cafe Sol’s is a lively restaurant position on the south coast. It’s the perfect place to go for mouth-watering dishes and great cocktail specials.

The Cliff Beach Club

Nestled on the rocks of the west coast, this restaurant offers a new a la carte menu providing a more casual dining experience whilst maintaining its renowned high standards.

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St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey, located in the parish of St.Peter, was built in 1660 and is one of only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere.

Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd.

Mount Gay Distilleries is home to the world’s oldest rum. On location, our Visitor Experience invites guests from around the world to discover the secrets behind Barbados’ finest spirit.

The Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre

The Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre tour will give you a comprehensive guide through the history of the world’s oldest rum brand.

The Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park

The Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park is a more modern and computerized rum factory. The heritage park features beautifully landscaped gardens, art, craft shops and food and drink stalls.

The West Indies Rum Distillery

The West Indies Rum Distillery is located on the tropical Brighton Beach. It is home to rums such as Cockspur and Malibu.

National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament

The Parliament Museum is open to all! Guided tours are conducted subject to availability. Persons can attend debates, tour the buildings and see the Clock Tower.

Speightstown

Speightstown, also known as Little Bristol, is the second largest town centre of Barbados.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Housed in 19th century military prison buildings, the Barbados museum galleries reveal the islands rich history, culture and heritage.

Codrington College

Patterned after an Oxford college, the Codrington College is the oldest Anglican theological college in the Western Hemisphere.

George Washington House & Museum

The young George Washington and his ailing brother Lawrence resided in this historic plantation house, also known as Bush Hill House, for two months in 1751. Barbados was the only country ever visited by the future “First Father” of …

The Garrison Savannah

Close to Bridgetown and home to horseracing in Barbados, The Garrison Savannah was once a place British officers gathered to race their horses.

Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum

A permanent reminder of how sugar was produced, this museum now stands as a tribute to Sir Frank Hutson.

National Heroes Square

The square’s beautiful and historic ambiance makes it a perfect location for many cultural events, and is a main attraction for tourist to take photos of historic buildings and monuments, or just to sit, relax and enjoy the bajan culture.

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Hilton Barbados Resort

Amid scented breezes and the gentle lapping of the Caribbean Sea on the site of the old Hilton rests the Hilton Barbados Resort, peacefully removed from the crowds yet only 20 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport.

theConcierge

theConcierge is Barbados’ premiere guest services business. Travelers and clients rate theConcierge invaluable for arranging the perfect Barbados vacation!

Five Star Fast Track

Five Star Fast Track provides expedited VIP travel assistance at the Grantley Adams International Airport, with personal one-on-one service and professional attention to detail to fast track guests through the Immigration and Customs procedures.

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre

Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) is the premier event centre in Barbados, ideal for the discerning meeting planner and conference delegate. Contact us today and make your special event EXTRAORDINARY!

Marriott Courtyard, Bridgetown Barbados

Courtyard by Marriott Barbados has 5 Event Rooms and a total of 3,104 square foot of event space. The largest room has a capacity of 120 people.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve

The animal kingdom of Barbados, where animals (of the non-dangerous variety) roam freely amongst visitors. More dangerous animals can be seen, but are kept enclosed.

Atlantis Submarines

Experience a unique adventure onboard Atlantis Submarine, as you view exotic fish, coral and perhaps a mysterious shipwreck, through large viewports.  An unforgettable, “must – do”, fully narrated, undersea voyage.

Highland – The Best View In Barbados

Highland is one of the highest points on the island, nestled amongst the natural foliage of Barbados and offering spectacular views of the East Coast of Barbados.

Hunte's Gardens

Hunte’s Gardens, centrally located in lush hills of St. Joseph’s, are conveniently accessible from all around Barbados. Just 20 to 30 minutes’ drive from Holetown, or St. Lawrence Gap, not far from Flower Forest and Orchid World, they offer to garden…

Welchman Hall Gully Tours

Ranked with a certificate of excellence on Trip Advisor, this three quarter mile long gully is home to a number of exotic and tropical plants.

Eco Dive Barbados

Experience the beautiful array of flora and fauna with a high-quality deep sea dive.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Andromeda Botanic Gardens is an amazing, Barbados National Trust garden with an unparalleled collection of plants, situated on the east coast. ‘One of the most special gardens in the world’.

Orchid World & Tropical Flower Garden

Visit Orchid World & Tropical Flower Garden to see thousands of beautiful orchids and breathtaking Caribbean flowers in a natural, tropical garden with stunning country views.

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Sheraton Mall

Conveniently located ten minutes from Oistins and fifteen from Bridgetown, Sheraton Mall hosts largest variety of dining, entertainment and hopping on the island.

Cave Shepherd Mall

Cave Shepherd is a long established landmark retailer with leading luxury and lifestyle brands. We are home to global brands with stores across Barbados.

Pelican Craft Centre

The Pelican Craft Centre is a modern facility, the largest of its kind in the Caribbean, dedicated to the arts and crafts. The Pelican Workshops comprise Buildings 2, 3 and 6 of the Pelican Estate. Within these workshops visitors can see firsthand th…

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre

Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, located in Holetown, is the best place to shop in Barbados. Designer stores, cafés, bars, restaurants, entertainment and more.

Lanterns at Hastings

One of the newest shopping centres and only retail facility of its kind on the island. Hosting a variety of thirty shops and restaurants.

Coconut Walk Shopping Centre

Within walking distance of Accra Beach, this shopping centre host a variety of stores, tea shops and The Ackee Tree restaurant.

Medford Craftworld

Artist Reggie Medford has been carving for over 30 years developing a totally new technique that didn’t exist in Barbados before.

Little Switzerland

Little Switzerland offers the finest watch and designer jewelry brands, as well as exquisite diamond and gemstone jewelry, all at duty-free prices.

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The Sandbox Tree Spa

Inspired by our tranquil natural surroundings, THE SANDBOX TREE SPA offers luxurious treatments to nourish and replenish mind, body and soul.

Golden Touch Spa

Set on the southern coast of the island, Golden Touch Spa offers guests the complete spa experience Offering intimate packages for a personalised spa experience.

The Chakra Spa at Accra Beach Hotel

The Chakra Spa at Accra Beach Hotel

The spa at Coral Reef Club

The spa at Coral Reef Club ­ Coral Reef is listed as one of the small luxury hotels of the world

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa

The Club, Barbados Resort & Spa

The Healing Power of Touch

The Healing Power of Touch

Fame the Grooming CLUB

Fame’s mission is to supply services and products that enhance our client’s physical appearance and mental relaxation. Professional modern and sophisticated

Bio Beauty Inc Spa

Bio-Beauty was founded in February 2000, and is continuously leading the way towards face, body and Spa care excellence!

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Apes Hill Golf Course

Located almost 1000 feet above sea level at the centre of the island, Apes Hill Golf Course is one of the newest championship golf courses in the Caribbean.

Barbados Golf Club

The Barbados Golf Club is the perfect space for golfers of all abilities to perfect their shot. Made up of an 18 hole, par 72 championship course, the Barbados Golf Club is also an official destination of the PGA European Tour.

BowBenders Archery Inc.

A friendly, open to all, archery club based at Barbados Clay Target Shooting Association grounds in Searles St. Philip. We welcome individuals, families or company groups as well as overseas visitors out for a day of fun.

Cricket Legends of Barbados

Filled with varied memorabilia this museum is every cricket lover’s dream.

Kendal Sporting Club

A country club with a restaurant and bar that offers pistol, shotgun, archery, paintball, fishing and canoeing activities for locals and visitors to Barbados.

Kensington Oval

Located on the outskirts of Bridgetown, this cricket arena recently hosted the World Cup in 2007. Go where the cricket legends play! Kensington Oval is Barbados’ oldest cricket ground,

Rockley Golf and Country Club

Rockley Golf Course is a 9 Hole (with alternative tees for back nine) par 70, 5610 yard course located on the premises of the Club Rockley Resort on the south coast of Barbados.

Soup Bowl

Named for the foamy surf found here in Bathsheba, the Soup Bowl is the major surfing spot off Barbados and hosts regular local and international surfing competitions.

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Bridgetown

Bridgetown and its historic Garrison – Barbados’ capital and largest city Established in 1628, with a population of nearly 290,000, Bridgetown is the beating heart of Barbados. Both its capital and largest city, it’s a vibrant, viv…

Speightstown

Speightstown, also known as Little Bristol, is the second largest town centre of Barbados.

Holetown

In 1627, between February 17th and 20th, eighty (80) English Settlers landed at what is known as Holetown aboard a ship called the William and John . With them were ten (10) African Slaves, who were captured on the voyage. It is from this day that Ba…

Bathsheba Beach

This picturesque village is home to fishing folk, guesthouses and local rum shops and restaurants.

St. Lawrence GapBarbados Museum & Historical Society

Housed in 19th century military prison buildings, the Barbados museum galleries reveal the islands rich history, culture and heritage.

The Garrison Savannah

Close to Bridgetown and home to horseracing in Barbados, The Garrison Savannah was once a place British officers gathered to race their horses.

National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament

The Parliament Museum is open to all! Guided tours are conducted subject to availability. Persons can attend debates, tour the buildings and see the Clock Tower.

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National Heroes Gallery and Museum of Parliament

The Parliament Museum is open to all! Guided tours are conducted subject to availability. Persons can attend debates, tour the buildings and see the Clock Tower.

Barbados Museum & Historical Society

Housed in 19th century military prison buildings, the Barbados museum galleries reveal the islands rich history, culture and heritage.

The Garrison Savannah

Close to Bridgetown and home to horseracing in Barbados, The Garrison Savannah was once a place British officers gathered to race their horses.

Blackwoods Screw Dock

A beautiful and unique historic site; the only remaining screw dock of its kind in the world featuring a historic Maritime Centre as well as Blackwood’s Tavern.

George Washington House & Museum

The young George Washington and his ailing brother Lawrence resided in this historic plantation house, also known as Bush Hill House, for two months in 1751. Barbados was the only country ever visited by the future “First Father” of …

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