Barbados
Airline service from North America into Barbados’ Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) has ramped up sharply in recent years. Jet Blue currently offers flights to Barbados from Boston, Fort Lauderdale, and New York, as well as Mint premium-class service aboard Boston–Barbados and New York–Barbados departures. American Airlines offers flights to Barbados from Miami, and Delta Air Lines flies from Atlanta. Barbados is only 21 miles across at its widest point and locations around the island are easily reached by taxi, which can be hired near attractions or at hotels. Fares should be negotiated in advance (Barbados taxis do not use meters) and tend to be reasonable, in part because distances between resorts and attractions are relatively short. Some hotels offer shuttles that transport guests to points of interest across the island. The “route taxis” that operate in and around Bridgetown offer an at-times crowded but economic option. Barbados’ public bus system operates seven days a week.