Expat Guide to Living in Barbados
Whether you're already living in Barbados or preparing to move to Barbados, our Expat Guide to Living in Barbados offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Barbados. For answers to specific questions, visit our Barbados Forum to talk with expats in Barbados.
Barbados is inviting people to live and work for up to a year. Their online application and 5-7 day turnaround time is remarkable and something we hope other countries will learn from.
Barbados recently introduced the 12 month Barbados Welcome Stamp to enable people to easily live and work on the island for up to 12 months. The online application is probably the easiest and quickest process we've ever seen.
An overview of healthcare and health insurance in Barbados including finding a doctor, emergency medical care and transport, medical evacuation, expat health insurance options, recommended vaccinations, common diseases in Barbados, quality of hospitals and medical care, having a baby in Barbados and more.
Many people are escaping their routines and temporarily moving overseas during the pandemic. These countries are welcoming them with open arms by making it easy for visitors to stay and work remotely for months or even a year. The most recent addition to the list is Croatia - they've just launched online applications for their digital nomad visa.
An expat in Barbados talks about what it's like living on this beautiful island. Adjusting to a more laid-back lifestyle isn't always as easy as you'd think, but can be liberating. Friday nights at the Oistins fish fry are a must!
An expat talks about what it's like living in Barbados. He appreciates the good quality of life, active expat community, beautiful weather and friendly Barbadians.
More Culture Shock Reports for Barbados
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Barbados handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Barbados:
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Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Barbados - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Barbados by filling out our Living Overseas Report.
Submit a Living Overseas Report
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Barbados? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Barbados? Help others moving to Barbados by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Barbados
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Barbados. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Barbados:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Barbados. If you are already living in Barbados, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
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Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Retiring in Barbados Reports
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Barbados, by filling out our Overseas Retirement report. Below are some of the reports from expats in Barbados:
Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Having a Baby in Barbados Reports
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Barbados? Below are some of the reports from expats in Barbados:
Working in Barbados Reports
What's it like to find a job in Barbados? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Barbados? Below are some of the reports from expats in Barbados:
Submit a Working Abroad Report