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Barbados is an island paradise in the Caribbean Sea. Known for its unspoiled beaches, numerous golf courses and friendly people, Barbados is a wonderful vacation destination. Exploring the island can be fun, and doing it at your own pace by self-driving adds an element of adventure. Even on this small island it is important to compare car hire rates ahead of time to get the best deals.
Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport is the main airport on Barbados. Although buses and vans are available at the terminal, they are not the best form of transportation as they tend to be overcrowded and unreliable. This means that most visitors who want to explore the island tend to use car hire in Barbados.
Self-driving in Barbados is popular among visitors and there are plenty of rental options to be had. Companies are located either at the main airport, Grantley Adams International Airport, or in the major cities such as Bridgetown and Diamond Valley. Visitors can choose from companies such as Stoutes Car Retnal, Drive-A-Matic and Top Car Rentals.
Road conditions in the main cities and town are generally good, but some rural roads and not well-maintained. Therefore its a good idea to keep driving speeds low to ensure safety. The roads are generally sign-posted, but it is advised to always have a map or GPS navigator with you.
Using car rental in Barbados is the best way to explore the many beaches dotted around the island, as well as other attractions in the interior. The Botanical Garden, located on the middle of the northern coast near Cattlewash is one of the highlights. The island is full of beaches and beautiful resorts, but with a car it is easy to explore the range of different beaches. The best beach is considered to be Crane beach, located near Diamond Valley on the east coast.
Barbados has fantastic weather throughout the year and the weather is generally distinguished simply between the dry and rainy season. The rainy season typically runs from June to November and the dry season from December to May. Temperatures throughout the year generally range between 21°C to 31°C. This makes any time of the year perfect to visit Barbados.