Cheap Flights to Barbados
Flights to Barbados
Barbados is a Caribbean sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It has a total area of 432 square kilometres, and measures 34 kilometres in length and 23 kilometres in width. Barbados is known for its beach resorts, vibrant nightlife, beautiful gardens, welcoming locals, and a UNESCO World Heritage capital, Bridgetown.
What to see & do
Harrison's Cave - Harrison's Cave is one of the major attractions in Barbados. The first mention of the caves was in historical documents in 1795, and was opened as a tourist attraction in 1981. The caves, naturally formed by water erosion through limestone rock, display some of the most wonderful natural geological features of the island.
Barbados Museum & Historical Society - The Barbados Museum is a non-profit, non-government organization established in 1933. Its mission is "To collect, document and conserve evidence of Barbados cultural, historical and environmental heritage; and to interpret and present this evidence for all sectors of society." The museum houses some 500,000 artifacts.
George Washington House (Barbados) - The George Washington House in Barbados was where the future first US President George Washington visited, along with his half-brother, in 1751. Barbados is reportedly the only other country outside of the United States of America that George Washington ever set foot on. The house was designated as UNESCO protected property in 2011, and is currently owned and maintained by the Barbados National Trust.
Andromeda Gardens - The six-acre botanical garden called Andromeda Gardens is a scenic park boasting of gorgeous flowering plants and tropical trees. It is known as one of the most alluring parks in Barbados.
Animal Flower Cave - The Animal Flower Cave is the only accessible sea cave on the island. It is situated under the cliffs at North Point, St. Lucy, and is six feet above the high water mark. The entrance to the cave was discovered in 1780 by two English explorers. One of the most notable features of the cave is its coral floor, estimated to be about 400,000 to 500,000 years old.
How to get around
The bus service in Barbados is run by the Barbados Transport Board, and is extensive, cheap, and fast. These buses can be distinguished by their blue color. There are also privately operated yellow buses that play loud music and white mini-vans that are usually cramped. BTB buses only accept Barbados dollars and must be paid the exact amount, while the latter two accept US dollars and give change. Taxis are available nearly everywhere, and the fares are usually very reasonable. Taxis do not use meters, so negotiate with the driver before getting in. Car rentals are available but expensive. You can also rent a moped, bike, or moke from some of the local car rental agencies.
How to get there
The primary air passenger gateway into Barbados is the Grantley Adams International Airport, formerly Seawell Airport. It is located in Seawell, Christ Church. The airport receives flights from Toronto, Miami, London, Antigua, Kingston, Port of Spain, St. Maarten, Paramaribo, Frankfurt, Grenada, Tobago, Atlanta, New York, São Paulo, Dominica, Fort-de-France, Georgetown, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Aruba, Santa Domingo, St. Kitts, Manchester, Charlotte, and Manchester. The airlines that offer regular flights to Barbados are Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Caribbean Airlines, Caricom Airways, Condor, Delta Air Lines, Gol Transportes Aéreos, JetBlue Airways, LIAT, Phoenix Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and WestJet.
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