Etiquette in Barbados

Barbados is located in the Caribbean Sea and has a population of 27,821 people.

The nation is a sovereign island country.

The official language of Barbados is English.

The majority of citizens follow Christianity.

The currency of Barbados is the Barbadian Dollar.

Greetings Etiquette

When greeting someone for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. followed by the surname are appropriate. People tend to shake hands when greeting, though women may hug or kiss if they know one another.

Always demonstrate your most polite manners with elderly residents. Politeness is highly valued in Barbados.

Dress Etiquette

Nude and topless sunbathing is illegal in Barbados.

It’s frowned upon to wear beachwear into town for shopping, dining, and excursions. Dress appropriately for the occasion. Casual wear is usually appropriate on any occasion apart from formal settings. Wear pants and a shirt to banks.

In a business setting, women may wear light cotton dresses and men may choose a shirt and tie.