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We recommend that you take Barbados Dollars, travellers cheques and your credit and debit cards. You may find some travel companies recommend US dollars; however Barbados Dollars tend to be a better choice. Both currencies are accepted throughout the island and the exchange rate is fixed between the two. There is a cash machine near the hotel which accepts Maestro and Credit Cards.
Daily temperature on the island will be 28-30C. Generally some rain will fall; usually there is a heavy tropical shower once a day, which clears the air.
Please don’t forget to bring your sun cream!
Here’s a checklist of everything that you’ll need to bring with you, it’s not exhaustive and I’m sure there are things that are missed out:
Valid Travel Insurance
Money (either USD or BBD)
US adapter for power points
Dive certificate (only if qualified)
Valid Driving license (if you want to drive)
Plenty of Sun cream, a beach towel and sunglasses
Please remember that you are not able to wear camouflage as it’s illegal on the Island!
The below is the initial information I gathered on dates and rough prices. However it now seems most people cannot do June, this should give you all a rough guide to prices though
I have some options for you for Barbados:
I’ve chosen the weekend of 2/3 June as this way people will be able to take advantage of the 2 bank holidays on 4 & 5 June. If this date is no good just let me know. The flights are out of Gatwick with Virgin for 14 nights. I have for the moment just checked availability based on 8 passengers, 2 per room. If you narrow down the hotel choices and the dates are ok I can check out for higher numbers and see what group discounts would be available.
I have stuck with hotels close to or in St Lawrence Gap, I have not found availability for the South Gap Hotel but I think there might be some good choices here:
Rostrevor Apartment Hotel, room only, www.rostrevorbarbados.com
02/06 £1160 per person
03/06 £999 per person
Butterfly Beach, room only, www.butterflybeach.com
02/06 £1009 per person
03/06 £920 per person
South beach Hotel, room only, www.southbeachbarbados.com
02/06 £1181 per person
03/06 £1019 per person
Southern Palms, room only, www.southernpalms.net
02/06 £1315 per person
03/06 £1155 per person
Bougainvillea Beach Resort, room only, www.bougainvillearesort.com
02/06 £1388 per person
03/06 £1235 per person
Have a look at these and see what you think. Hope I am looking at the right kind of thing for you at the right kind of price.