Southern Barbados

Southern Barbados is in Barbados.

Understand

This is the southern region of Barbados encompassing the parishes of Christchurch and Saint Philip. Tourists will end up mostly within a couple km of the beach. Almost continuously along the coast there are small towns each of which have their own simple attractions.

Get in

Highway 7 is the main road through Southern Barbados along which all public transport runs. Routes from Bridgetown are going eastward whereas routes from the airport or Sam Lord's Castle (also known just as Castle) are going westward.

Get around

Public Transport

Getting around on the south is a breeze. Public transport operates regularly (as often as every 10 minutes) along the south coast road and all cost B$2.00 per trip. Government operated "transport board buses" are easily recognizable large blue buses with a yellow stripe. Mini-buses (smaller yellow buses with blue stripe) and route taxis (small white minivans with a purple stripe with 'ZR' on their license plates, seat up to 15 people) are privately operated. Most buses operate to and from Bridgetown, but a few routes to the west coast will by-pass the city.

Taxi

Private taxis (not be confused with mini-buses/route taxis) are relatively much more expensive starting at B$2/km. At night though they are the safest option.

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Sleep

The South Coast of Barbados is lined with all sorts of accommodation from budget hotels, apartments and guest houses to more upscale condos and hotels. With a surge in condo developments over the last 5 years, there are several self-catering apartments available for rent by owner, as well as through development rental pools, in areas like Hastings, Worthing, Rockley and St. Lawrence Gap (the entertainment district of Barbados).

In Silver Sands, further east, but still considered South Coast, there are smaller hotels, guest houses and beach houses. This area is popular among surfers and wind-surfers. On the South Coast in general, prices range from US $50 to $450 per night.

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