Tourists who choose to fly to their getaway in Holetown will get a gorgeous aerial view of the town before landing at the island's only international airport in Christ Church. International planes typically fly low over the island's west coast before sweeping into their final decent to the south east, giving visitors a sneak peek of the tropical splendor that awaits.
...top ten busiest airports...
(BGI) is the island's international airport. Though it has been the main source of international travel for generations, in the last decade major improvements to the infrastructure and equipment has made it an even more recommendable destination. Thousands of passengers land here each year, placing it on the list of the top ten busiest airports in the Caribbean, and the airport manages to handle it all with a 11,000 foot long asphalt runway, five taxiways, two terminals, and 22 gates.
Both international and regional air traffic lands at Grantley Adams International Airport on a daily basis. As you begin your search for flights near you, you'll notice that they are available in abundance from New York City and Miami in the United States, Frankfurt and England from Europe, and Tortonto and Montreal in Canada. If you don't live near these cities, booking a connecting flight will be necessary. The airport in San Juan, serves this purpose as well.
If you're flying from the United States this information may come in handy. Not all flights you will be shown on line make a lot of sense so it helps to see which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
This chart shows airline companies that have direct service out of airports in Canada.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
If you're going to be flying from a location in Europe the table below is the one you need.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
See the table below for air service from other regional airports. Even if you can't take a flight directly from your favorite airport, taking a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean may be your best option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT, Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||LIAT|
|Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||BQU||SVG Air|
|Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||CIW||SVG Air|
|Castries, Saint Lucia||SLU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Mustique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||MQS||SVG Air|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||LIAT|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT, SVG Air|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||LIAT|
|Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||UNI||SVG Air|
|Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia||UVF||Thomas Cook Airlines|
The customs officials in Barbados don't make it too difficult to get through the inspection process. You'll need to arrive prepared with your passport as well as a valid return or onward ticket, and you'll generally be good to go. If you're visiting for longer than three months you'll need to have a visa as well, and be aware that Barbados does not allow camouflage items to entry the country.
There are several different options available for tourists from the airport. You can take a taxi for $29.50(USD), or head across the street from the parking lot and take the bus for $0.75(USD). Many people choose to rent a car and drive themselves. The trip will take you northwest mainly on Tom Adams Highway and Errol Barrow Highway. For more information about rental cars, click here.
With many major airlines offering nonstop flights to Barbados, you'll find it easy to book a getaway in Holetown, allowing you to avoid the stress that vacation planning is known for, and quickly move to the place in the process where you are able to imagine yourself reveling in the tropical destination.
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