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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Hastings, they said...

"Hastings is a vibrant area located on the south coast of the island, known for its beautiful beaches, restaurants, and nightlife. The official language of Barbados is English, so communication should not be a problem for English-speaking expats. The cost of living in Hastings can be high, especially when it comes to housing and dining out. However, local markets offer fresh produce at more affordable prices. The local currency is the Barbadian dollar, but US dollars are also widely accepted. Credit cards are also commonly used, but it's always good to have some cash on hand. Public transportation in Hastings is reliable and affordable, with minibuses and taxis readily available. However, many expats choose to rent or buy a car for more convenience. Healthcare in Barbados is of a high standard. There are several medical facilities in Hastings, including the prominent Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The climate in Hastings is tropical, with warm temperatures year-round. However, the island is prone to hurricanes between June and November. Barbados has a relatively low crime rate compared to other Caribbean countries, but like any place, it's important to take standard precautions to ensure your safety. The education system in Barbados is based on the British system, and there are several reputable schools in and around Hastings. Barbados has a rich culture and history, and locals are generally friendly and welcoming to expats. It's important to note that Barbados has strict laws against camouflage clothing, which is reserved for military personnel only. Finally, while Barbados is a beautiful place to live, it's also a popular tourist destination, so be prepared for crowded beaches and traffic during peak tourist season," wrote a member who made the move to Hastings, Barbados.

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