Travel Tips

Passport Requirements

Passports are required. We strongly recommend that all guests travel with a passport validity date of at least six months past the date of departure from the island and check specific country of origin requirements. For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport please visit the US Department of State. For information on UK passports, visit the HM Passport Office. In our current times, passports are the most expeditious and reliable form of identification when traveling domestically or internationally.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend travel insurance. We have a select partner with whom you can arrange insurance for your trip. Click here for more information.

Barbados Currency

When planning your Barbados vacation remember that the Barbados Dollar is converted at the rate of $1.98 BDS to $1.00 U.S. The Barbados Dollar is fixed to the U.S Dollar and does not fluctuate. Its rate to other currencies fluctuates daily based on their fluctuations relative to the U.S. Dollar. On your travels around Barbados you will find that US and UK currency is accepted across the island, and most stores and restaurants accept major credit cards and travellers cheques. Of course most Barbados hotels and other lodging also accept these various forms of payment.

Credit Cards and Travellers Cheques

Most Barbados hotels, restaurants and businesses will accept credit cards. Travelers cheques in U.S., U.K. and Canadian funds are also cashable at many outlets. There are many commercial banks in Barbados (mostly British and Canadian) and most have ATMs that will accept credit cards. They all dispense funds in Barbados Dollars at the current rate of exchange.

The major credit cards that are readily accepted are:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Carte Blanche
  • Diners Club
  • EnRoute
  • Eurocard
  • Barclaycard

Please note that AMEX is NOT accepted for local payments at The Club, Barbados.

Barbados Drivers License & Permit

You can obtain a Barbados drivers license on producing a valid National or International License. The cost for a visitors permit is US$5 for a 2-month permit and US$50 for a 1-year permit. All authorised car rental companies can issue you a drivers license if you have a valid license.

Barbados Suggested Dressing

Bring clothes for the tropics. Light cotton dresses and light jackets for formal wear. Casual slacks and lightweight shorts for the times when you are not in a bathing suit.Beachwear should also include sunglasses, sunblock and beach footwear.

Electricity in Barbados

110 volts/50 cycles.There is a reliable electricity supply, with only the occasional outage.

Standard plug types in Barbados are: (1) Flat blade (2 flat blades) and (2) Flat blades with round grounding pin. Most Barbados hotels can provide adapters and transformers for hair dryers and other appliances. Alternative energy: The island uses solar power mainly for hot-water systems.

Police Stations

  • Hastings
  • Worthing
  • Holetown

Licensing Authorities

  • Oistins
  • Pine
  • Holetown

Illness & Allergies

The Resort is located in a tropical environment. Although the Resort does employ a year round pest control service, the Resort, its owners, employees, agents, insurers, and suppliers shall absolutely not be liable for any claim, injury or illness resulting from exposure to Zika virus, Chikungunya virus, or any other insect-borne virus or tropical illness whatsoever. The Resort’s food and beverage outlets use wholesome ingredients, which may include peanuts, tree nuts, seeds, shellfish, shrimp, seafood, soy, milk, wheat, and other potential allergens. Due to the large scale of the Resort’s food and beverage operations, the Resort cannot guarantee that food items will not come in contact with potential allergens even if a particular food does not normally include such ingredients. Guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions should be advised accordingly and take precautions. The Resort is not able to accommodate individually tailored meals for specific guests based on their individual dietary needs. The Resort and its owners, employees, agents, insurers, and suppliers shall absolutely not be liable for any claim, injury or illness resulting from food allergies or specific dietary needs or requirements.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to any additional question you might have.

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