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Larger Barbados restaurants and businesses will accept credit cards. Some smaller restaurants and businesses operate on a cash-only basis, so it's best to have some local cash on you at all times just in case.
By Carla O. Costs
Coffee places to work at: The Marriott in Barbados boasts a large lobby decked out with comfy sofas, work stations, desks, free WiFi and plug sockets galore. Copacabana is a great place to host meetings and work remotely. The lunch menu is tasty, seasonal and reasonably priced. You will have no issue finding a spot to perch off with your laptop. Finish your day with a dip in the sea! Copacabana offers day passes for use of the beach amenities.
By Steven P. Workspaces
Barbados is as safe as anywhere in the world as long as you take the necessary precautions. Do not walk alone at night in unlit places, on beaches etc. It is safe to drive anywhere on the island just do not stop if anyone waves you down, possibly can happen but not very often.
By Cassie D. Safety
If you want to use public transport in Barbados, go with registered taxis and public buses. Be careful using private vans and small Z buses, as many travelers have reported reckless driving and drivers stopping very suddenly to pick up and drop off passengers.
By Dane K. Transportation
If you're looking for a farmers market, Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday morning from 8am to 2pm, you can go to Hastings Farmers Market. Everything being sold at this market is ‘Home Made, Home Grown or Home Created’ in Barbados. Another popular option is Brighton Farmers Market (From 6:00am to 10:00am each Saturday morning), located at the center of the island.
By Dane K. General
On the south coast, the beaches are more developed, busier and often a bit surfy, so swimming and watersports are not always possible. The less built-up and breezy south-east coast is good for surfing, kite-surfing and windsurfing, while Atlantic-facing east coast is the wild and beautiful and bashed by big waves.
By Chang P. Where to live
All the banks in Barbados are tied in to the Central Bank and don't charge fees to exchange money but you do require a passport.
By Chang P. Costs
Carlisle Bay Beach can be found on the South West Coast of Barbados. A tranquil bay, with one of the largest beaches on the island and sparkling calm, shallow waters, it is especially well known in Barbados for its scuba diving opportunities
By Grant W. Places to visit
Be aware that taxis are not metered in Barbados, so you should settle on a price with the driver before they take off.
By Petr R. Transportation
Try a Flying-Fish Sandwich. One of the best places to enjoy a flying-fish sandwich is at the Waterfront Café on The Careenage in downtown Bridgetown.
By Clara F. Food and drink
On Sundays, the Barbados National Trust sponsors Hike Barbados: 3-hour “loop” hikes that range from “Stop and Stare” walks (covering 5-6 miles) and medium hikes (8-10 miles) to medium-fast hikes (10-12 miles) and really fast hikes (12-14 miles), all of which are offered early in the morning and late in the afternoon,. The hikes are free, and you’re grouped according to your ability.
By Aron T. Places to visit
TENHabitat co-working space is a great co-working option. Day passes are $12.50 USD/Day and this includes free coffee and snacks. Bonus: on Tuesdays you can work there for free.
By Mike K. Workspaces
Regus Welches is part of the international brand of coworking spaces and offers fully serviced office spaces, virtual offices, co-working spaces, and meeting rooms.
By Mike K. Workspaces
A cafe right on the water that's good to work at is Surfer's Cafe, the only downside is that there are no plug sockets, so just keep that in mind.
By Burton C. Workspaces
Take a tour of the Mount Gay Visitors Centre, just north of Bridgetown, to learn about the history of rum-making. Rum is the Caribbean drink of choice, and Mount Gay, the world’s oldest rum distillery.
By Ashley N. Places to visit
Head to the west coast of Barbados to swim with the turtles! Also, one of Barbados’s most unique experiences is exploring the subterranean world of Harrison’s Cave, an extensive (2.3 kilometers long) limestone cavern filled with stalactites, stalagmites, a flowing stream, deep pools.
By Clara F. Places to visit
If you're in the mood for partying, Holetown, the west (“Platinum”) coast are where bars and clubs can be found St. Lawrence Gap. “The Gap” is a long semicircular road off the main highway lined with hotels, restaurants, and shops, such as Bubba’s Sports Bar, The Old Jamm Inn.
By Stan P. Food and drink
On a Friday night go to Oistins Fish Fry, located in the village of Oistins, on the south coast of Barbados. It's the place to be!
By Stan P. Food and drink
Less formal and hugely popular nightlife locations can be found in St Lawrence Gap for drinking, dining and live music, especially on weekends. Other key venues are Mullins Beach Bar, First Avenue Holetown and Harbour Lights.
By Amelia E. Food and drink
St. Nicholas Abbey is a historic monument and rum distillery that is currently one of the only three genuine Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere. Here you can view the steam mill in action, have a taste of fresh sugar cane, attend a rum tasting or just explore.
By Ashley N. Places to visit