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Flying into Barbados
As flights approach Barbados for landing, they generally fly along the west coast of the island over the Caribbean Sea. This gives passengers seated on the left side of the airplane a great view of this pristine coast.
Flights leaving the island generally fly up the east coast of the island over the Atlantic Ocean. This gives passengers seated on the left side of the airplane during departures a great view of the island's beautiful east coast.
The view is magnificent; request a window seat on the left side of the plane when booking your Barbados flights.
ur airport is located on the southern most tip of the island at Seawell, Christ Church. Called the Grantley Adams International Airport, it's named in honor of Sir Grantley Herbert Adams, the first premier of Barbados.
In the 1930's, the airport's runway was just a grass strip; now with 3353 meters of runway, Grantley Adams serves as a main hub for the Eastern Caribbean. It recently underwent a $100 million renovation and expansion. It is located at the southern end of the ABC Highway.
Filling Out Your Immigration Form
Where you are staying: St. Lawrence Beach Apts. St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, Barbados.
A second form will also be provided, which you'll give airport officials when you leave Barbados.
The Airport Taxis
fter you go through immigration, retrieve your baggage and finished with customs, you'll exit the airport.
Straight ahead you'll see a line of taxis. Prices are posted at the taxi stand; confirm the price with the driver before you leave the airport. These Barbados taxis do not have meters and work on a fixed fare. It is around $32BBD ($16US) for the ride to St. Lawrence Gap.
(Tell the driver that you're going to St. Lawrence Beach Apartments, the colorful building next to the church, in St. Lawrence Gap. As you enter The Gap it's on the right hand side.)
Car rental booths are to the left of the exit (more about car rental down below).
If you are waiting to be picked up by a friend or relative, the airport car park is directly adjacent to the arrivals terminal; friends and relatives are allowed to wait directly outside the terminal for passengers.
About Renting a Car
Many attractions, like Harrison's Cave, are located in the central and northern parts of the island and having a car will make visiting these attractions a breeze.
You might investigate Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals @ www.carhire.tv.com. They are a large online car rental company servicing Barbados and St Lucia. Email Aldo at firstname.lastname@example.org and say Barbara sent you! Aldo's company have won the Silver award for car hire from Virgin Holidays for the last two years. A week's rental for an economy car runs around $350US. You can pick the car up at Grantley Adams Airport when you come in or they'll bring it to you here at St. Lawrence Beach Apartments.
There are a couple of car rental agencies down the Gap as well, if you decide on a whim to rent a car.
Departing passengers are dropped off directly in front of the open-air check-in area.
Airline check-in counters are located side by side. Just find your counter and join the queue.
Have your departure form filled out. (Your departure form was given to you on your incoming plane at the same time you were given your visitor form.)
Restaurants and food stands are located outside the airport as well as inside the departures lounge.
Once you have finished check-in you will be allowed to enter the departures lounge after going through security. Here you will have your last opportunity to purchase any Barbados gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. The airport also offers free wireless Internet access.
First- and Business-class travelers may use the Club Caribbean Executive Lounge and Business Center located on the mezzanine floor of the Barbados airport. This executive lounge offers two computers for your use, fax services, video conferencing, and food and beverages.
Airlines Servicing Grantley Adams
- Air Canada Skyservice / Zoom
- Aeropostal / Air Jamaica / American Eagle / Caribbean Airlines / Caribbean Star / LIAT / Mustique Airways / SVG Air
- American Airlines / Delta Airlines / US Airways
- United Kingdom
- British Airways / Condor Airlines / First Choice Airways / Monarch Airlines / Virgin Atlantic Airways/ Zoom
NOTE: Please check with your airline service for departure and arrival times.