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Getting There, Getting Around

Arriving By Air

The Grantley Adams International Airport is served by American Airlines, BWIA, Air Jamaica, LIAT, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Air Canada.

Flying time from New York to Barbados is about four and half hours.

Arriving By Ship

Cruise ship passengers arrive at the Bridgetown port facility. The enhanced terminal, designed to resemble an island street, now offers 19 duty-free shops, 13 local retail stores, and many vendors as well as tourist information booths, car rentals, and dive shops.

Getting Around the Island

Taxis are prevalent but not inexpensive.

Rental cars are available; a Barbados drivers license is required. Many visitors rent “Mini-Mokes,” a cross between a jeep and a dune buggy. And, don’t forget, driving is on the left side of the road.

Island tours are offered by several operators. Highland Outdoor Tours, Inc. offers adventure excursions, including a horseback trek across the island, safari rides, and plantation tours.

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