We have provided answers to frequently asked questions below.

 

How do I get to Barbados? How long is the flight?

How do I get to the apartment from the airport ?/
Will someone pick me up at the airport?

Will I need to hire a car?
Do I need vaccinations and antimalarial medication? Do I need insect repellant?
Is the drinking water safe? Will I need sun block?
How far is the apartment from the beach? Are there shops nearby?
Are the banks nearby? Do I need travellers cheques?
Is a washing machine available? Are towels and linen provided?
Is there a telephone in the apartment? Is there disabled access?
Is it child friendly? What is it like for eating out?
How will I know what I can do there? Is it easy to visit other islands?

 
1. How do I get to Barbados?

A number of carriers fly to Barbados daily from a range of countries. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways fly direct to Barbados from UK airports daily.  BMI have regular flights. American Airlines from the USA and Air Canada from Canada fly to Barbados regularly.


2. How long is the flight?

 About 8 hours from the UK


3. How do I get from the airport ? Will someone pick me up at the airport?

Someone will meet you at the airport and drive you to the apartment where you will be given the keys and shown around.


4. Will I need to hire a car?

It is not esssential to hire a car as public transport is good and economical and we are located a short walk from popular bus routes which run along the coastal road to Bridgetown, Oistins, Holetown and Speightstown. Most individuals decide not to hire a car in the end. If you wish to hire a ca, car hire can be easily organised after you arrive or you can arrange to hire and pick up the car at the airport.


5. Do I need vaccinations and antimalarial medication? 

No, there is no need for any of these, but it's always good to seek medical advice or to consult a travel clinic before travelling to the tropics especially if you have an existing medical condition.


6. Do I need insect repellant?

Yes,  especially in the evening and at night.


7. Is the drinking water safe?

The water in Barbados is safe to drink but if you prefer bottled water, this is widely available.


8. Will I need sun block?

Yes. Sun block is a must especially for children and it is advisable to wear a hat
when out in the sun.


9. How far is the apartment from the beach?

The apartments are 5 minutes from the beach.


10. Are shops nearby?

There is a local shop 5 minutes walk away where basic provision can be purchased. There is a supermarket 1 mile away in Fitts Village and also in Holetown.


11. Are the banks nearby?

There are several banks in Holetown which is a mile away and there are also banks in Bridgetown, Speightstown and Warrens.


12. Do I need travellers cheques?

You can bring travellers cheques but it is not essential. Sterling, Euros or US dollars can be changed in the local banks and cash machines are also available


13. Is a washing machine available?

There is a laundry room in the building with a washing machine and sink which is available to all guests.


14. Are towels and linen provided?

Towels and linen are provided.


15. Is there a telephone in the apartment?

There is a telephone in each apartment


16. Is there disabled access?

There is no disabled access to the building/apartments such as ramps. However, all of the apartments are on the same level so once you are inside any apartment there are no steps or stairs to negotiate. 


17.  Is it child friendly?

Like most Caribbean countries, Barbados is a child friendly society. The apartments are in a gated premise and are suitable for families. There is quite a lot of space within the compound.



18. What is it like for eating out?

There is a range of choices including internationaland local  cuisine. On arrival at the apartment, there will be a welcome pack ,which will contain a list of suggested eating places.


19. How will I know what I can do there?

Tourist information centres are available. The welcome pack contains a list of suggested things to do and places to go. Barbados is a very friendly place and people tend to be very helpful.  Click here to go to Links, which has links to websites with more information about Barbados and recreational activities around the island.


20. Is it easy to visit other islands?

LIAT and Caribbean Star are local airlines which fly to local islands from Barbados, Barbados is a very busy international airport for connecting flights in the region. Bookings can  be made from the UK, USA and other countries or from Barbados.

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