Barbados has one of the most intricate network of roads you can find on an island. The majority of roads are winding and narrow, especially in the countryside, almost criss-crossing each other in some cases.
Visitors to the island do have fun traversing the island and “rambling” as they seek out the many attractions and sights that dot the landscape.
Getting around the island is relatively easy as there are a number of modes of transport from which to choose. You can rent a car, hire a taxi or travel on the public buses.
There are numerous car rental agencies from which you can choose the type of transport you favour, from a rugged SUV to a luxury sedan. A favourite is the open-top jeeps that affords the occupants the full pleasure of the sun and the tropical breezes.
If you are not accustomed to the British road system you will find our roundabouts at the major intersections a bit of a puzzle. These are used in place of traffic lights primarily in the sub-urban areas outside.
We drive on the left side of the road so the traffic on our right always has the right-of-way. Therefore, going through a roundabout you give way to any approaching vehicle on your right side.
If you prefer not to do it yourself, you can take a taxi, the fares of which are based on the distance you travel and in most cases are fixed.
You can hop on a bus – either the large blue Government-owned vehicles that make scheduled trips to and from the City and major towns, the privately-owned yellow mini-buses or the white route taxis.
The fare for each of these is BDS$1.50 each way, no matter the distance you travel.