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Bridgetown

North America
25+

Rank in Barbados

1

Rank in North America

96

World Rank

Currency
Barbados Dollar(BBD)
Weather
Light rain shower 26.1℃
Time
22:02 PM (GMT -04:00)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About Bridgetown

Bridgetown 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, vibrant, liveliest and the island's largest city, Bridgetown is referred to as the land of flying fish. Bridgetown, the capital city and an independent British Commonwealth nation located in the Caribbean. It is also a central place for the island's public transport system. Bridgetown is home to many historical sites and attractions that are well worth a visit. From the glorious temperatures to the white sandy beaches and welcoming locals, a real piece of paradise on earth. The city is the hub for major business activities and tourist attractions. A short walk from the downtown area, Carlisle bay hosts probably the best beaches. Take a dip in the warm waters of Carlisle Bay and swim with turtles and indulge in snorkeling over several very shallow wrecks. Do not miss the enjoyable experiences at local bars and restaurants and the historic walking tours in one of the Caribbean's oldest cities.

Continent Country
North America Barbados
Airport Name / IATA Code
Grantley Adams International Airport BGI


Bridgetown
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
January, February, March, April, May, July and AugustThe most ideal time to travel to Bridgetown is during the dry and lesser humid season as one can guarantee it to be the great weather. As Bridgetown falls under the tropical Caribbean climate so the islands follow a typically Caribbean weather pattern. Driest months are February, March, and April while September, October, and November are considered to be the wettest months. May and July are great months to visit Bridgetown with more hours of sunshine. The evening has cool winds. One should carry an umbrella during the month June to August as it is the rainiest time of the year in Bridgetown.
Moderate time to visit
DecemberWeather is perfect on December month mostly warm with average rain or snow but a fair amount. A a lot of festivals happen during December so it is considered to be the busiest time with tourists and hence the room rates are usually high.
Worst time to visit
June, September, October, and November Official hurricane season in Bridgetown runs from June to November. June is the first month of the traditional rainy season. The highest risk is usually in September and October, with rains starting in June, so visitors usually avoid this time of the year.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 21 20 21 22 22 23 24 24 25 24 22 21
Maximum temprature (℃) 29 29 26 32 31 30 31 32 31 30 29 28
Rain fall (mm) 75 30 35 38 60 130 150 150 170 180 190 100
Population
0.007 (Millions)
Official Language
English
Spoken Language
Official language is... Read more
Other Language
Bajan
Police
211
Ambulance
911
Taxi
Start Tariff: BBD 18... Read more

Yes

Yes

No

Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.50
Cup of Coffee USD 3.50
Milk Carton Pack USD 3.00
Rice/Kg USD 3.00
White Bread USD 2.00
Eggs (12) USD 3.50
Combo Meal USD 7.50
Fine Dining USD 62.50
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.50
Domestic Beer USD 2.00
Imported Beer USD 3.50
Bottle of Wine USD 15.00
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 6.00
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.50
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.00
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 660.00
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Food lovers must try the Original Bajan Walking Food Tour around downtown.
  • Broad Street, the popular shopping street in the city where duty-free stores, local restaurants, and mini-malls are lined up.
  • Try the flying fish from the local store.
  • Swim with green turtles in the Carlisle Bay where you can touch them.
  • Visit National Heroes Sq. the Clock Tower, Nidhe Israel Museum and other historical sites for experiencing the beautiful architecture in the city.
  • Snorkeling over the wrecks is also an interesting thing to do and watch lots of fish by being in their midst.
  • Must try the rum tasting samples or buy some of the popular rum during Mount Gay Rum Tour and also experience the Bajan style cuisine.
  • Harrison's cave is one of the popular attractions where one can experience riding a tram inside the cave.
Shopping
Sheraton Mall
Christ Church Highway, 6 Sargeant's Village Tenantry Rd, Barbados
Distance From City Center
6.2 km
Pelican Craft Center
Pelican Point Shopping Ctr, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
1 km
Broad Street
Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
68m
Oistins Friday Night Fish Fry
Oistins, Barbados
Distance From City Center
9.9 km
Earthworks Pottery
Edgehill Terrace, 2, Barbados
Distance From City Center
8.6 km
Colombian Emeralds International
24 Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
110 m
Cave Shepherd Department Store
10-14 Broad Street, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
5.6 km
Best of Barbados Gift Shop
Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
4.5 km
Little Switzerland
Broad St. Colonnade Building, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
220 m
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre
Holetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
11.5 km
Indigo Stationery Gifts
Black Rock Main Road, St. Michael, Shop #3 Carlton Plaza, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
4 km
Beautiful Creations By Terissa
Croton Avenue, 1st Ave Pine Plantation Rd, St.Michael, Barbados
Distance From City Center
3 km
City Centre Mall Barbados
Chapel St, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
500 m
The Artsplash Centre
Highway 7, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
4 km
The Royal Shop Barbados
#32 Royal Towers Broad Street Bridgetown St. Michael BB BB19000, Broad St, Bridgetown, Barbado
Distance From City Center
170 m
Hazell's Water World
Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
1 km
The Dive Shop Ltd
Ameys Alley, Upper Bay Street, St Michael, Barbados WI, Barbado
Distance From City Center
1.7 km
John Chandler Antiques & Café
Limegrove Lifestyle Centre Holetown BB BB24016, Holetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
13.1 km
Cheapside Street Market
Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
650 m
Fairchild Street Market
Bridgetown, Barbados
Distance From City Center
500 m
Souvenir Suggestions

Below are the awesome souvenir ideas that the travelers can take home from Bajan island:

  • Mount Gay Rum - There are two different types of rum produces in Barbados Cockspur and Mount Gay. Mount Gay rum is considered to be the world's oldest refined rum and a must buy for every rum lover.

  • Bajan seasoning - The secret ingredient behind the mouth-watering Bajan dishes and therefore one must grab the opportunity when visiting Bridgetown to buy the Bajan seasoning. This seasoning is actually made up of herbs and spices.

  • Tamarind balls - Traditional Bajan tamarind balls, an old-time Bajan candy have plenty of health benefits.

  • Barbados Cane sugar - The place is the home for the world's finest sugar cane. For all with a sweet tooth, Bajan sugar is an excellent choice to take back home.

  • Bajan Rum Cake - Traditional fruit cake that consists of dried fruits, nuts, citrus peel, mixed spice, sugar, eggs, and Bajan dark rum. Its alcoholic content makes sure that the cake will not spoil before reaching home.

  • Local crafts and jewelry - Gifting a beautiful watch or a timeless piece of jewelry will keep the memory alive and they are a lot cheaper in this city. Oistins Fish Fry is one of the famous stalls to get the best selection for their arts and crafts.

  • Souvenir T-shirt - For gifting purposes, this must be the best option for friends and family. Barbados T-shirts are relatively inexpensive with a variety of colors and designs.

  • Bajan Sweet bread - This traditional Barbadians bread is rich in coconut texture, mostly served with hot tea and is the best option as a take-home snack.

  • Bajan pepper sauce - This spicy hot sauce is mostly served with everything in Barbados especially as a dip for appetizers.

  • Banks beer - The island's favorite beer naturally filtered through limestone rock, which gives Banks Beer its unique Bajan character and distinct quality.

  • Art - There are some fantastic paintings of sea life, beaches and many more things that represent Barbados. The Bajan culture will definitely add a little spice of Barbados back at their homes.

  • Jam - Capture the flavors of fruit on the island, this delicious local jam can give the special Caribbean flavor to your toasts.

  • Beach bags - Personalized beach towels and bags are an amazing selection of beach and summer gifts.

Tourist attractions in Bridgetown

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