About 100 miles east of the Windward Islands, Barbados weddings offer powder, white sand beaches, rolling green hills and fields of sugar cane as an alternative to more mountainous, rain-forested neighbours. Barbados (pronounced: bahr-BAY-dohz), also known as ‘Little England’ reflects the British history and influence, which continues even now in traditions like afternoon tea at cricket matches. These days, Barbados is synonymous with Rihanna, the international superstar who wears her Bajan pride effortlessly and regularly makes visits home.Barbados weddings are easily accessible – the island is an important travel hub, with services to and from nearby islands connecting with direct flights from the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, UK and Europe. Bridgetown, the island’s busy capital is home to the Bridgetown cruise ship terminal which is a tax-free retail haven. The island is home to some of the most famous and exclusive resorts in the Caribbean and a favourite for many years with the rich, famous and sometimes infamous.
Perhaps the most diverse of the Southern Caribbean islands, Barbados is also one of the most popular wedding destinations. Around the island, Atlantic waves and constant trade winds make for excellent surfing, wind- and kite-surfing, while the calm blue Caribbean waters offer the chance to swim with turtles as well as relax on your Dreamy Wedding in Barbados.
- Barbados Weddings: Flights
- Barbados Weddings: Hotels
- Barbados Weddings: Venues
- Barbados Sugar
- Barbados Caves
- Barbados Weddings: Requirements
- Barbados Facts
Barbados Weddings: Flights
Barbados is easily accessible from the US, UK, Canada, Europe and South America. A number of international airlines provide scheduled and charter services between Barbados and other countries. In addition there are several smaller airlines which link Barbados with the Caribbean and South America.
Barbados Weddings: Hotels
With accommodation ranging from high-end luxury resorts, couples and family all-inclusives, beachside budget hotels, intimate inns, old plantation houses and private villas, Barbados has a wide variety of choices for couples planning their destination wedding. Whatever your idea of perfect, Barbados has your Dreamy Wedding getaway covered.
Barbados Weddings: Venues
It’s not surprising that two of Dreamy Weddings’ favourite venues in Barbados are beaches. Brownes Beach, near Bridgetown, is an endless curve of white sand fringing the aquamarine waters of Carlisle Bay, which boasts the popular Barbados Yacht Club at its southern end. Bottom Bay Beach is a palm-fringed, pristine white-powder dream, with crystal green waters and sheltering cliffs, yet another unforgettable venue for your Dreamy Wedding in Barbados.
The fascinating history of sugar cane and rum production are at the heart of Barbados’ culture, and many heritage tours and attractions offer the essence of times past in the Caribbean. The attraction of rum continues to grow in the 21st century, and world renowned Bajan distillery, Mount Gay Rum, makes some of the finest; the distillery is also an excellent tour, complete with sampling!
The geological wonders of nature are on full display at Harrison’s Cave in St. Thomas Parish, where stalagmites try to reach up to stalagtites and the photo opportunities are educational. The tram ride makes for a unique perspective, and makes it easy to enjoy the magical experience of an ancient work in progress.
Barbados Weddings: Requirements
Barbados weddings requirements are straightforward and easy to follow, so couples can spend time enjoying the charm of the country as they await their big day.
- No residency requirement
- Land Area : 166 square miles
- Population : 285,229
- Capital : Bridgetown
- Languages : English
- Time Zone : Atlantic Standard Time
- Currency : Barbadian dollar (US currency also accepted)
- Cruise Call :Bridgetown Cruise Terminal