Local Transport

The buses in Barbados are regular and inexpensive. The bus for north or south of the island stops at the bottom of the road, outside The Royal Westmoreland Spa complex on the seafront. Just hold up a hand to a yellow bus and they will stop for you, even if you are not at a bus stop! You have to have the right small note or change ($2) and you pay the driver on entry

Taxis run 24 hours a day. They are not metered, but their fares are regulated by law. Fares tend to go up late at night. Remember to agree your fare before you start out on your journey. You can phone for a taxi free from the villa.

There are no longer any trains on the island.

Boat travel is popular with many different forms from which to choose. Glass Bottom Boats, Catamaran Tours, Pirate Galleons and the “Harbour Masters” River Boat to name a few. You can even dive in a submarine!

Helicopter trips can be booked in Bridgetown Heliport.

You can also Island Hop by light aircraft to all the neighbouring islands from Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport. St Lucia or the Grenadines are less than an hour away!

If you want to hire a jet ski or a boat to swim with turtles, just ask at Mullins Bay, or look at our suggestions in our coffee table dossier