Arrival briefing what you need to know if you go
Population: About 255,000 people, making it one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Language: English. No other European culture ever gained a foothold here. The country has been referred to as "Little England."
Time Zone: Atlantic Standard Time, one hour ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
Rainy Season: Not very long, since Barbados boasts 3008 hours of sunshine annually. Temperatures vary between 75-85 degrees, but winter nights with a brisk wind can be chilly.
Getting There: Airlines come and go but the Barbados Tourism has the most up to date list of air carriers to Barbados.
Documents: Passport required. Technically, an ongoing ticket is also required for admittance.
Getting Around: With more than 900 miles of paved road and a new highway from the airport, driving is the recommended way to see the island. Motorcycles can be rented. A local driver's license (fee) is necessary. Driving, of course, is on the left. You'll want to visit the rugged Atlantic coast, so reminiscent of the British Isles. Taxis are identified by the letter Z on their license plates. They can be expensive and drivers don't always go by the posted fares.