The laid back atmosphere that brings vacationers to Barbados can also cause frustration to foreigners who aren't familiar with the island's relaxed business hours.
Some stores and shops even keep their hours based on the tourist flow, season to season and cruise ship to cruise ship.
Below is a good general guide for determining the business hours, but helpful concierge staff at your hotel will, of course, prove to be an invaluable resource for more exact information once you arrive in Barbados.
|Type of Establishment||Days||Hours
|Banks||Monday - Thursday
|8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
||Monday - Friday||8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|Post Offices||Monday - Friday||8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.|
|Stores/Shops||Monday - Thursday
|8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
||Monday - Friday
|8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Vacationers should have no problem conducting business on the island once they adjust to a few minor changes in the hours of operation found on Barbados.
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