Barbados Post Card Madness

The postal services in Barbados satisfy visitor's mail needs


No vacation would be complete without a few packages and postcards sent back to the folks at home. Regardless of whether you're sending a brief note to let them know you miss them or a large package of native goodies, the postal service in Barbados is a reliable way to make sure friends and loved ones get the message.

Originally established as a foreign branch of the British Imperial Post Office, the Barbados Post Office operates in a manner that most American and European tourists will find familiar and comfortable. Eighteen different locations comprise the postal presence on the island, and the business hours for these counters are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., although the General Post Office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily. The following guide addresses basic postal services:

Location Price for Items 10 grams or fewer
Delivery Time
United States/Canada letter $1.80(USD)
3 days
Mexico letter $1.80(USD)
2 - 3 days
Europe letter $2.20(USD)
4 days
Australia/New Zealand letter $2.75(USD)
4 - 5 days

Generous vacationers who want to send gifts home will find that prices tend to vary greatly depending on the weight of the package and its destination. The desired speed of delivery also makes a big difference in the cost. The easiest way to learn about shipping options is to bring your package to the nearest post office and have the postal workers inform you about the available postal services in Barbados.


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