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Experiencing everything that beautiful Barbados has to offer means traversing the small island. Fortunately for vacationers, a number of enjoyable transportation options can take visitors to all of the unique sights.
Taxis are the form of transportations that many vacationers will be most familiar with. Fortunately, cabs should be easy to find at all major international entrances and hotels, enabling visitors to take advantage of a government-monitored flat rate system. Settling on a price and currency before hiring a car will still prove valuable, but on the whole, rates are low and service good.
Vacationers who don't mind paying more for the convenience of their own rental car will find plenty of local agencies. Visitors will be pleased to note that gas stations and parking are a bit easier to locate on Barbados than on some of the more crowded Caribbean islands. Drivers should obtain a temporary visitor's permit and should take a little time to familiarize themselves with British driving customs if not already used to them.
Buses are a good transportation choice for visitors on a budget and those eager to experience the customs and hospitality of the local people. Competing bus lines keep fares low and routes well serviced. Plenty of stops ensure that riders are always able to disembark near their destination.
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Ferries do not run at all in Barbados, but plenty of yachts and catamarans are available for charter. Skilled crews and native guides make tours enjoyable, as does the ability to customize a trip to suit any type of vacation. Regardless of whether you prefer a mellow, romantic cruise for two or an active tour complete with water sports, the perfect trip is just a wave away.
Bikes and mopeds are also widely available and are a perfect option for a day trip through the scenic countryside. Rates can be quoted either daily or weekly, making this an affordable transportation option for seeing Barbados. In-town bicycles and scooters are a pleasant way to get back and forth to the beach, but are not practical as your primary source of transportation around the whole island.
No matter where your interests and curiosity lead you, there are plenty of ways to get around Barbados. Whether you'll be digging for exact change or receiving honorary "Captain" status, you're sure to enjoy the convenience of intra-island transportation.
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