Transportation Options for Bathsheba

If you'll spend your vacation in sleepy Bathsheba, you'll need to make plans for getting around

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As the main fishing village on Barbados, Bathsheba is a quiet village known for its dramatic landscape. Tourists frequent this town to get away from some of the other busier areas, but still remain close and connected to the most popular attractions. In order to get to Bathsheba, you must first enter the island through Bridgetown, then decide which method of transportation you'll use to get around.

Getting There

Hopping on an airplane is by far the easiest and most time saving method for traveling to Bathsheba, however, it is not the only option available. Tourists might also choose hire a chartered yacht, sail their own private vessel, or make a stop in Barbados by way of Caribbean cruise. Whichever method you choose, the likeliest scenario is still that you will stop in Bridgetown first, and then make your way to Bathsheba.

Getting Around

Whether you'll need a rental car to explore all that Barbados has to offer, or you'll keep close to your Bathsheba accommodations and feel that utilizing taxis and public bus services is quite enough for you, it is easy to plan for your local transport.

Air Travel

The Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) is located just outside of Bridgetown, which is southwest of Bathsheba. This airport is known as one of the more modern facilities in the Caribbean, with all of the latest technologies in the industry available. On top of that, Grantley Adams International Airport is consistently winning tourism and travel awards, so tourists can feel comfortable and safe flying into Barbados.


With some rough waters, corals, rocks, and other hazards, Barbados is not the easiest island to sail to. However, it is still very possible to. Keep in mind though that any sailor with the goal of docking in Bathsheba will first need to head to a port of entry for the island, either in Bridgetown Harbour or Port St. Charles.


As you might have already guessed, cruise ships always dock at Bridgetown Cruise Terminal. From there, guests are able to get of and explore whichever parts of the island they choose. Many choose to rent a car or take a taxi over to Bathsheba, because despite being located on the complete opposite side of the island, the driver is just over a half an hour away.

Rental Cars

The rules of the roads, and in fact the roads themselves, are similar to what you might experience in England. Driving is done on the left side of the road, for example, so this is something drivers from the United States and Canada will have to get used to. Fortunately, local drivers are very courteous, and are generally patient with tourists on the road – and your rental car is marked so they can easily tell that you aren't from around town. Rental cars are pretty easy to procure, you'll need about $5(USD) to pay for a local permit, and to be older than 21 at most agencies. It will cost you around $100(USD) a day, and you'll be able to choose from a variety of cars. You can learn more about rental cars in Barbados when you click here.


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It can be disconcerting driving in a foreign country, especially in a place like Barbados where traffic moves on the left side of the road. Many tourists will feel more comfortable leaving the driving to a local, and avoiding the stress all together. Fortunately, there are plenty of taxis readily available in Bathsheba. They are easily found outside of shopping centers, hotels, and popular tourist attractions, but if you can't spot one in the crowd you can call and have a driver pick you up wherever you are. Be prepared to pay in local currency, and to offer a 15 to 20 percent tip. Click here for more about taxis in Bathsheba.


Buses in the Caribbean are rarely recommended as a reliable form of transportation, however, Barbados stands as the exception. The public buses on the island are some of the best in the region. Buses in Bathsheba run from 6:00 in the morning to midnight, and cost BD$2 for a one way trip. The buses only accept local currency, so make sure you have enough on hand before you try to ride the bus.

Click here to learn more about the bus system around Bathsheba.

With plenty of transportation options to choose from, both for getting to Barbados and around Bathsheba, you can rest assured that the vacation of your dreams is easily planned.


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