|Caribbean - Barbados|
Nestled in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean, and the most eastern island of the Caribbean, this pristine paradise welcomes you. Barbados offers you, and your loved one, beautiful powder white sands, shady palms, and alluring abundant blue waters all surrounded by lush tropical foliage, making it the perfect location for your desintation wedding, honeymoon, or anniversary.
Barbados, also called "The Pearl of the Caribbean," is an ancient coral reef that formed over one million years ago. Its exotic stretch of beaches and luxurious resorts enjoy 340 days of sunshine a year, along with thriving nightlife and friendly locals making this destination the most desirable to visit. The 20-mile stretch of soft coral, permeated by the water forming undergrond caverns, entices tourists to its picturesque shore and abundant colorful marine life. Here you can snorkel, scuba, or swim in the refreshing waters, sit back, relax, and soak up some rays on one of the many sun-drenched beaches, bring out your adventurous side and travel along rolling terrain of limestone hills and vast plantations in Central Barbados, discover the natural wonders of Harrison's Cave and the museums rich in history, try to hook a big one while deep sea fishing, or sail into the sunset on a romantic dinner cruise. No matter what you have envisioned, Barbados is a place of exotic enchantment and blessed beauty waiting to be discovered.
Honeymoons in Barbados
Waking up in your loved one's arms while the morning sun drenches your honeymoon suite, you look towards the shimmering waters and know instantly where you are. Paradise, Barbados. It's the Caribbean dream destination for your honeymoon, with its silver sand beaches, azure blue skies, alluring blue waters, colorful coral reefs, and brilliant green tropical gardens. It is all of these characteristics, and more, that enhance the tropical elegance and charm that this enchanting honeymoon haven promises to the many that discover it. Stay at one of the many all-inclusive resorts and enjoy a romantic honeymoon suite with a breathtaking view, tantalizing gourmet cuisines, classic cocktails and tropical concoctions, upbeat entertainment and vibrant nightlife, and endless land and water activities. If you want to get away from the crowds and bask in each others ambience, soak up some rays on a secluded beach, lie in a hammock under the shade of a swaying palm, indulge in a romantic couples massage on the beach, or tantalize your taste buds with a romantic picnic or dinner on the beach. With the tranquility and beauty of Barbados you have the option to do whatever you want. Whether you decide to take a lovely nature stroll through fragrant, tropical gardens or stay in the comfort and privacy of your honeymoon bungalow, the only limit to your Caribbean honeymoon is your own imagination.
Destination Weddings in Barbados
Barbados is an island of many rhythms. Dancing to the beat of swaying palms, rolling waves, and fresh sea breezes, this destination will show you the elegance of love while the natural music of paradise serenades the most important day of your life. Imagine walking down an aisle of a soft sugar white sand beach to the gentle whisper of swaying palms. Imagine feeling the tropical breezes calm your mind and invigorate your spirit. Imagine the welcoming Caribbean sun shining upon the shimmering waters and warming your senses while speaking those two perfect little words, "I do." Whether you renew your vows on a boat sailing off into the sparkling sunset, get married in the blessed elegance of a church or in the timeless setting of a lush plantation home, seal your vows of love with a kiss under the shade of a tropical tree set amongst the carved cliffs by the sea. You will find your dreams unraveling, soaking up the magic of Barbados, turning into a vivid reality. This is where you come across your most important beginning, revealing a new life.
Facts for the Bride and Groom
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) -4 hours
Language: The official language of Barbados is English, and Hindi/Bhoipuri is the second most spoken language from the Indo-Bajan population.
Currency: Their present currency is the Barbadian Dollar (BBD) and the exchange rate is fixed at $1USD=$2BBD.
Banks, ATMs and Credit Cards: Commercial banks and international banks will exchange money at no charge, usually located in higher populated cities, Bridgetown, Hastings, Holetown, and Worthing. You may also exchange currency at the airports and large hotels but it may be at a higher rate. Credit cards, checks, and debit cards that are endorsed by a major credit card are accepted in certain places. Call your debit card and/or credit card companies for details of merchant acceptability and other services that may be available to you during the time of your travel.
Entry Requirements: To enter Barbados, U.S. citizens and Canadian citizens all need a valid passport and a valid return ticket.
Driver's License Requirements: All authorized car rental companies can issue you a driver's license when you provide a valid license. However, there is transportation available to you.
Climate and Weather
Tropical Barbados enjoys the Caribbean sunshine almost all year round, with an average of high daytime temperatures of 75-85 F, lasting from January to June. These hot conditions are calmed by the prevailing northeast trade winds balancing the island's warm temperature. During the evening, and throughout the nighttime, it is slightly cooler making it perfect for an evening stroll through the gardens, or a romantic beachfront dinner. Hurricane season expands from June to October, usually missing Barbados, and instead this island experiences some remarkable tropical rainstorms. The rain comes in quick showers and does not last that long. Perfect island weather!