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Direct flight paths from South Africa to Barbados

Cheap Flights to Barbados

If you're on an international flight to Barbados, you'll be flying into Sir Grantley Adams International Airport. Use the booking engine on the left to compare prices of all airlines (there are no direct flights) and finding the cheapest. British Airways flights are usually quickest, as there are 1-stops from Cape Town and Johannesburg, via London, to Barbados.

Johannesburg to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

British Airways (via London)

Durban to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

British Airways (via Johannesburg & London)
Emirates Durban
(via Dubai & New York, codeshare with American Airlines)

Cape Town to Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

British Airways (via London)

Submarine dive

We had the opportunity to experience a submarine dive in Barbados.  In Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, you can go on The Atlantis, a submarine that was rebuilt to take tourists under the sea to see a ship wreck, coral, sea turtles and fish. It is not only the sights that are the major attractions, but the stories you can tell to say that I was in a submarine. You are taken to the diving spot with a boat from the docks.  Along the way you will see a few cruise liners that visit Barbados.  After a few minutes the boat will stop and the guide will point you to a certain spot so that you can see the submarine surfacing. Then the adventure will begin.  First you will wait until all the passengers of the previous trip got on the boat.  You will see different faces – from wow-will-do-it-again-face till never-never-again-faces. Now it is your time to enter the submarine. We were lucky to sit just behind the pilot. So we could see everything that he could. You will dive up to 150 feet before going back to the surfaces. We stopped at a ship wreck, saw a sea turtle and lots and lots of fish.  After about 45 minutes we surfaced again and headed back to shore with the boat.

Written by Elna Steyn

The Atlantis Submarine in Barbados


English is the official language of Barbados.

South African Embassy

Representation is from Jamaica:

Public Holidays

  • 1 January

  • 21 January (Errol Barrow day)

  • 28 April (National Heroes Day)

  • 1 May

  • 1 August (the date slavery was abolished)

  • First Monday in August (Kadooment Day)

  • 30 November (independence day)

  • 25 December

  • 26 December

Floating dates:

  • Good Friday

  • Easter Monday

  • Whit Monday

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