Time difference: GMT - 4.
Currency: Barbadian Dollar (although US Dollars are widely accepted).
Population: Approximately 285000.
Visa information: Holders of a British passport can stay for six months without a visa.
There are daily direct flights to Barbados from London Gatwick with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic (flight time about 8.5hours). Outbound flights are in the daytime, while return flights leave Barbados in the evening and land in the UK the following morning. There are flights from Manchester to Barbados in the winter season with Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic.
Visitors to Barbados can easily get around by taxi or local bus. It is also possible to hire a car but it is necessary to buy a local driving permit. Driving is on the left and rural roads might be bumpy.