General Information

The University of the West Indies is located approximately half way between Holetown and Bridgetown. It is on the ABC highway and just off Rt. 1 (the west coast highway.)

How to get to the Cave Hill campus from the airport:

By Car:
From the airport, turn left (west) on the ABC highway. Follow the highway all the way to the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. The University is located on the left. There is a traffic light at the turn. (Note: There is one confusing part of this route. It is a right hand turn at a traffic light after one of the "roundabouts." There is a large Shell gas station at the light.)

By Taxi: Taxis are abundant at the airport. You should expect to pay $20. each way.

(From Eudine Barriteau --Only taxi drivers who are members of the Barbados Taxi Co-op Ltd are allowed to operate at the airport. The cars are white with a blue logo. They queue and await passengers who are assigned by a dispatcher. The fares are standard and you may ask the dispatcher after giving your destination. For some of you that I have been in direct contact with, and knew the time of your arrival I have recommended a Mr Randy Hallet. He is also a member of the Association. The fare from the airport to the UWI (i.e. Frank Worrell Hall, Shell Suite, Sherlock Hall) is BDS$40.00 - US$20.00. The amount of the tip is at your discretion. There are taxi drivers there until the last flight, which can be early A.M.)

Visas: People traveling with passports from India and Thailand will need visas to enter Barbados. If Barbara has not already contacted you with instructions, please check with her by email:
Currency: The Barbados dollar is equal to half a US dollar i.e. $2 BDS = $1 USD. US Dollars are accepted everywhere.

Weather: (from the web site) It is warm and sunny all year round with an average daytime high of 75 - 85F. The nights are usually slightly cooler. The prevailing northeast trade winds blow steadily so that although it is bright and sunny, it is not unbearably hot. The rain usually comes in quick showers. The dry season lasts from January to June.

More Information: Information about lodging, tours, car rentals, restaurants, and much more can be obtained at the Barbados Tourism Encyclopedia web site:

Barbara's notes: " I visited Barbados in November. I found Barbados to be a beautiful island where civility is highly valued. Everyone greets everyone they pass with a friendly "hello." Also of note is a more formal culture than I am used to in the United States, where people are addressed as Mr. Mrs. Ms., Miss."