What Not To Do In Barbados
As Advised by Tourist Board
There are endless things to see and do in Barbados, its no wonder the island is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. However, there are a few cautions To keep in mind when visiting this vacation paradise.
Here are 19 things NOT to do in Barbados.
1. Don’t Wear CamouflageIt’s actually illegal for anyone but the Barbados Defense Force to don this style here.
2. Don’t Touch the Manchineel FruitManchineels are toxic! Don’t touch any fruit, or even sit under the boughs during a rain shower.
3.Don’t Sit Under a Ripe Coconut Tree
The impact of coconut to cranium can indeed be fatal.
4. Don’t Swim on the East Coast
The pounding surf has some dangerous currents and rip tides that make swimming ill-advised here.
5. Don’t Get Too Close to the Monkeys
Mama monkeys will get protective of their babies, and others can be a bit aggressive when it comes to their food.
6. Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Rum Punch
Take it easy, or you'll definitely feel a backlash from a Bajan rum punch bender the next day.
7. Don’t Sunbathe Topless
Public nudism is actually against the law here.
8. Don’t Stroll the Beaches at Night
Don’t set yourself up as a target, this relatively safe island isn't immune to the occasional mugging.
9. Don’t Disturb Nesting Sea Turtles
There are fines and prison sentences for people who disturb turtle nests.
10. Don’t Forget the Mosquito Repellent
The female aedes aegypti mosquito can infect you with dengue fever.
11. Don’t Light a Fire on the Beach
It’s really not permitted in Barbados.
12. Don’t Step on a Sea Urchin
These needles are not venomous and will eventually dissolve, but they can cause an infection.
13. Don’t Dive or Snorkel Without a Marker
Use an inflatable marker that is clearly visible to the traffic hazards above.
14. Don’t Bring A Lot of Leather
The hot, humid, tropical climate can do a number on those leather shoes, belts and bags.
15. Don’t Forget, They Drive on the Left
Like their British colonial forefathers, Barbadians drive on the left hand side of the road.
16. Don’t Expect Things to Run on Time
There’s no sense of urgency here, so things might not run promptly like clockwork.
17. Don’t Flaunt Your Homosexuality
Homosexual acts are actually illegal in Barbados.
18. Don’t Do Drugs
Fines and jail time for possession and use of are enforced.
19. Don’t Be Complacent About Safety
Just like anywhere else, tourists can be easy targets, so just keep vigilant.