Information & Facts
near Hastings in the Christ Church parish
English is the official language in Barbados.
The Barbados Dollar (BBD) is fixed to the US Dollar at a rate of
Bd$1.98 to US$1 and does not fluctuate. Its rate is relative to
other currencies fluctuations based on the particular currency's
relation to the US Dollar. US Dollars are also widely accepted on
the island, and well-known international credit cards and
travellers cheques (best carried in US dollars to avoid additional
charges) are accepted in most stores and restaurants. Banks and
ATMs are freely available and cash withdrawals can be made.
Local time in Barbados is GMT -5.