More about Barbados

Weddings in Barbados

A Marriage License must be obtained in Barbados from the Ministry of Home Affairs by all visitors desirous of getting married. There are no residence requirements, and marriage can take place immediately after the license is obtained.

Documents Required: Valid passports or the original or certified copies of valid birth certificates and a letter from the Minister of Religion or Magistrate who has consented to perform the marriage ceremony should be presented at the time of filing the application.

If either party was married previously and widowed, a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate in respect of the deceased spouse.

If either party is divorced, an original Decree Absolute is necessary. The Decree Nisi is not acceptable. If the Decree Absolute is in a foreign language, the document should be translated by an authorized Notary Public.
Fees: If neither party is a citizen or resident of Barbados – BDS$200.00 and a $25.00 stamp duty. If either party is Barbadian the fee is BDS$45.00 and a BDS$10.00 stamp duty.

The office hours of the Ministry of Home Affairs are now 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Each license is valid for three months.

Arrangements should be made with a Minister of Religion or a magistrate prior to the completion of an application form for the license. A letter from the Minister of Religion or Magistrate who has consented to perform the marriage ceremony should be presented at the time of filing the application.

The Art of Fine Dining

The Bajan Cuisine of Barbados is a blend of African, Indian, and British flavours. The national dish of Barbados is Cou-Cou & fried Flying Fish in a spicy sauce. The island is also known for it’s beverages. Favourites include rum punch, Mauby Soda and hibiscus tea (also known as sorrel drink).

In Barbados, many of the hotels and restaurants around the island offer fantastic dining, in gorgeous locations. Overlooking the sea, Champers offers an eclectic menu featuring coconut shrimp, herb encrusted lamb and cajun mahi mahi. The family run Bliss Cafe is the perfect brunch spot, serving waffles, juice and delicious coffee. The Cliff, in St James, is a luxurious seafront restaurant with an emphasis on delicately cooked seafood.

These are just a small selection of the phenomenal eateries in Barbados.

Places to Visit

Some places worth a visit when you are in Barbados: Harrison’s Cave, Gun Hill Signal Station. Andromeda Gardens. Farley Hill National Park. Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Grenade Hall Signal Station.