Barbados in a Nutshell 2018

8 Mike Toy Andrew Hulsmeier Courtesy Cave Shepherd Parliament Buildings in Bridgetown Barbados Currency Cave Shepherd Department Store Barbados is 166 square miles AREA CODE - The international telephone area code for Barbados is +1 (246). CAPITAL CITY - Bridgetown, the main shopping centre. On June 25 2011, ‘Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison’ was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. CHAT offers fabulous guided audio walking tours of Bridgetown and its Garrison daily, Tel: 232 7531 or Lickrish Food Tours of Bridgetown, Tel: 622 1886. CURRENCY - The Barbados Dollar. Check press for rates. DRESS - Keep swimwear on the beach. Camouflage is prohibited. ELECTRICITY - 110/230V 50Hz. HOURS OF BUSINESS - Banks open Monday to Thursday from 8am-3pm and Friday 8am-5pm. Supermarkets open daily from 8am and close between 7pm and 10pm in the evenings. Other retail outlets generally open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm and on Saturday from 9am-2pm. Special opening hours in December. POPULATION - 287, 733 SIZE - Barbados is 166 square miles, measuring 21 miles long x 14 miles wide. TAX - 17.5% VAT is usually included in prices quoted. 7.5% VAT and 10% service charge will be added to your hotel bill. TIPPING - Usually 10%–15%. WATER - Safe to drink from tap. Nuts & Bolts

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