WEATHER IN BARBADOS Lat. N13‚°4′ Alt. Approx. sea level
Temp. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUNE JULY AUG. SEPT. OCT. NOV. DEC. ( Low 70‚° 69‚° 70‚° 71‚° 73‚° 74‚° 74‚° 74‚° 73‚° 73‚° 73‚° 71‚°
High 83‚° 83‚° 84‚° 85‚° 87‚° 87‚° 86‚° 86‚° 86‚° 86‚° 85‚° 84‚°
Average 77‚° 76‚° 77‚° 78‚° 80‚° 81‚° 80‚° 80‚° 80‚° 80‚° 79‚° 78‚°
DaysofRain 14 12 11 9 11 17 19 18 16 17 16 16
LOCATION: Barbados is the most eastern of the West Indian islands.
CHARACTERISTICS: The flying fish play around Barbados just as they do around Mandalay. It‚„s one of the specialties of this colorful West Indian Island, where the natives speak with a British accent. Their rum is marvelous and so is their weather, which is summer the year round. It boasts some of the finest bathing beaches in the world. The perfect spot for a relaxing and unusual vacation.
POPULATION: Estimated 228,243, roughly the population of Jacksonville, Florida.
SIZE: Barbados is triangular in shape and is 21 miles long by 14 miles across the widest part.
– CAPITAL: Bridgetown and environs has an estimated population of 18,500.
GOVERNMENT: Barbados is one of the 10 territories entering upon the Federation of British West Indies. It now has almost complete internal self-government but is still in the technical sense a Crown Colony.
HOW TO GET THERE: By Pan American Clipper from New ! York or Miami to Puerto Rico or Trinidad, then by ‚Å“island hopping‚ to Barbados. By ship, from New York or New Orleans to Trinidad for connection to Barbados.
ACCOMMODATIONS : There are many fine hotels, residential clubs and guest houses in which you can stay in Barbados. Among
A native fisherman shows tourists his net on the beach. Most of the beaches have clubs which afford excellent ocean swimming, fine cuisine and bars.
Excursions from Bridgetown take you through the rolling countryside and sugarcane fields of Barbados.
those right on the beaches are the Aquatic Club, Ocean View, Hastings, Royal-on-sea, Crane, Powell Spring, Bagshot House, St. Lawrence Hotel, Accra Beach Club, Super Mare, Sea View and Cacra-bank; others which are excellent but not on the ocean are the Marine, Windsor and Rockley Beach. Rates are from about $8 per day up (including meals). Among the residential clubs are the Barbados Country Club, Colony, Coral Reef, Four Winds, Kingsley, Le Bistro, Sam Lord’s Castle, Paradise Beach Club and Miramar.
CURRENCY : The British West Indies Dollar, worth about 60 cents in United States currency. U.S. notes and travelers cheques are accepted by most hotels and large business houses.
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS AND DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY UNITED STATES CITIZENS . . Proof of identity. While a birth certificate is not accepted as proof of identity in Barbados, it may be used as proof on returning to the United States. The official recommendation of proof of identity in Barbados is a passport, but bona fide visitors returning within 6 months will encounter little difficulties in satisfying the Immigration Officials. Smallpox vaccination for return to the United States. One hundred cigarettes may be brought in duty-free as well as used sports equipment, personal clothes and jewelry.
RESTAURANTS : The major restaurant in Broad Street is Goddard‚„s. Some hotels, like the Royal, offer 24-hour service for persons who miss regular meal hours, and the Bird and Bottle, situated at the Marine Hotel, is popular with late diners. Light snacks may be obtained at the Flying Fish Club in Bridgetown, the Beau Brummel in Hastings among others. John‚„s in St. James, the Morgan and the Coconut Creek, all of which are night clubs, also serve meals with drinks. The Crane Hotel has a Fish Pot restaurant, where a la carte dishes, especially sea food, are served.
SPORTS : 9-hole golf course, Rockley Golf and Country Club. Tennis at Savannah Club and The Royal Barbados Yacht Club. There is deep-sea fishing and boats may be rented for this purpose. Bring your own equipment.
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