Here’s an overview of the basic costs of traveling in Barbados, converted into GBP for your convenience.

Transportation Costs

Once in Barbados, visitors can choose from a car rental, taxi service or public and private service vehicles.
Taxis are a great way to get around Barbados, whether for custom tours or general transport services. Most local taxi companies offer a choice of luxury cars, small vans or large coaches for groups. Rates are settled by government and are around £12/hour.

The standard bus fare is £0.6, you should have local currency since no foreign coins accepted on the Transport Board buses. The bus will take you across the island including popular visitor sites such as Farley Hill National Park, Bathsheba, Harrison’s Cave, Gun Hill Signal Station and Oistins. Look out for the red, white and black signs that indicating scheduled bus stops.

None of the major international car rental agencies keep branches on Barbados, but there are plenty local agencies which have a large number of car available and offer some of the same services as the larger companies. The prices are about £60 per day and £242. The gas price is £1.8 per gallon.

Food Costs

Once you decided upon your transportation you need to take care of you stomach. Below is a list with some possible meal expenses:

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 20.00 Bds$ (£6)

Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 135.00 Bds$ (£40)

Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 18.00 Bds$ (£5.5)

Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 4.00 Bds$ (£1.2)

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 6.00 Bds$ (£1.8)

Cappuccino (regular) 7.44 Bds$ (£2.3)

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 3.00 Bds$ (£0.9)

Water (0.33 liter bottle) 2.75 Bds$ (£0.85)

Below are some traditional drinks that you could try:

Barbadian Drinks

Mount Gay – This is the most famous rum in Barbados.

Mauby – This drink is non-alcoholic and comes from the bark of a local tree that has been sweetened, boiled and strained.

Sugar Can Brandy – A favorite of Bajans.

Banks – A favorite beer of Barbados.

Cost of Activities.

Barbados is a place where you must not lock yourself in the resort that is why bellow you have a list of things that you can do there:

Lunch cruise – starting from £49 you can spend 5 hours on board a catamaran, exploring the crystal waters of the Caribbean. You will have time to swim, snorkel, and play with sea turtles, as well as indulge in the amenities of the ship.

Glass bottom boat ride tend to be a bit of a rip off and the domain of aggressive touts everywhere, but if you’re desperate for one (why would you be?) for £57 you can have a 2-hour glass bottom boat ride, lunch and beverages, knowledgeable tour guide, transportation throughout the tour and hotel pick-up and drop off.

Barbados tour – you can admire the culture and beautiful sights if you choose to go on tour of the island. The tours lasts 7 hours and costs £60. The price includes guided tour, admission fees (except caves), lunch and beverages, roundtrip transportation from hotel/cruise ship port.

Scuba diving – starting from £63 you have the chance to explore the world beneath the waters of Barbados. This price includes: the tank dive, all equipment, including tanks and weights, use of equipment room, storage lockers, and showers/bathrooms at dive shop and dry storage on board and all transfers.

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