The island of Barbados is home to 287,000 Barbadians and is a major tourist hotspot in the Caribbean. Tourists can’t get enough of her turquoise blue waters, white beaches, nice weather, tall palm trees, coconut water and rum, rum, rum.
Nigerians DO NOT need a visa to visit Barbados which is spectacular, all you need is:
1. A valid passport
2. A valid return ticket
3. A hotel/airbnb reservation
Optional things you might need
– Bank statements to show proof of funds
– Health insurance
Return tickets from Lagos, Nigeria to Barbados cost roughly $1800 (650k). Flight estimates may vary depending on your travel dates and dollar exchange rates at the time of travel.
*Keep in mind that you might need 1-2 transit visas depending on the transit countries for your flight route.
Airbnb cost minimum of US$30 (11k) a night depending on the location on the island you choose. Hotels on the island cost a minimum of US$50 (18k). Personally, i’d suggest staying on the east coast for cheaper rates.
Moving around the island is cheap, you can take a bus anywhere on the island at US$1.75 (650 naira) per person. The costs to rent a car depends on the season of the year, the type pf car you’re renting and if the car has full insurance or not. A car rental could cost minimum US$50 (18k) per day.
In Barbados, food is not cheap and this is because everythng is imported. Street food of grilled fish and chips cost $17 (6k) and I found this ridiculous. Grocery shopping also cost a bit of money because the produce is imported and the prices are accordingly. To get affordable food, look out for rum bars that sell food, or people selling food out of a car, or eat at cave shepherd mall in Bridgetown as food is fairly priced there.
A 50cl bottle of water on the island cost $1 (357 naira). Most Barbadians drink the water from the tap but as a tourist, do so at your own risk.
There are a lot of fun activities to indulge in on the island of Barbados. You can scuba dive, go surfing, snorkelling, swim with the turtles, visit a Jewish museum, visit a botanical garden, go carting, horse ride, swim in a cave, visit old slave plantations, a mini zoo amongst other things. The cost of entertainment on the island ranges from $15 (5350 naira) to $100 (36k) depending on what you’re interested in.
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You got some good pictures.