The island is very safe and very kid friendly Eat and drink anywhere - Barbados is the first and only Caribbean island to be Zagat-rated (that goes for its street food too). Water throughout the island is safe to drink and considered some of the purest in the world Take advantage of daily non-stop flights from Toronto and 3 flights a week from Montreal this winter
Book a flight and hotel package to Barbados between April 1 & 30, 2017 and earn 10,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per couple (5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles per member). Offer applicable to kids and groups.
In addition to the bonus miles you'll get, you'll earn miles on your Air Canada or Air Canada Rouge flight.
New bookings only. Valid for travel from May 1 and completed by August 31, 2017. Offers expire at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date indicated. Aeroplan Miles will be awarded once travel has been completed. For terms and conditions of the Aeroplan program, consult www.aeroplan.com. ®Aeroplan is a registered trademark of Aimia Canada Inc. Bonus Aeroplan Miles shown based on two Aeroplan members sharing accommodation.
May. 31, 2017 - 4 nights
Bougainvillea Beach Resort
Jun. 7, 2017 - 4 nights
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Jun. 14, 2017 - 4 nights
Almond Beach Resort
Sandals Royal Barbados
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Almond Beach Resort
Barbados Beach Club
Before you leave Canada
It is your sole responsibility to ensure that you - and any child travelling with you - have all the travel documents necessary to enter in, or transit through, each country on your itinerary. Please ensure you verify the requirements for each country as the required documents for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required on the return.
Please refer to aircanada.com for complete information on travel requirements.
Please refer to www.aircanada.com for Baggage Information.
Airport check in
It is recommended that you present yourself at the airport counter of the airline indicated on your voucher 3 hours prior to departure. Air Canada representatives are available to assist you, or you may contact an Air Canada Vacations representative at 1-800-296-3408.
Your arrival at destination
An Air Canada Vacations/Caribbean Holiday Consultants Representative will meet your flight and assist you with ground transportation once you have gone through immigration and customs.
For passengers having purchased a complete holiday package, the Air Canada Vacations representative will guide you to your bus or taxi for the transfer to your accommodation. Air only passengers must arrange their own transfer via taxi or bus.
Hotel check in
Upon arrival at your hotel, please identify yourself at the front desk with your Air Canada Vacations voucher. You will then be assigned your accommodation. The majority of hotels’ check in is between 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM. It is recommended to pack essential items in your carry on luggage.
Your departure from destination
The day before you leave, remember to consult the Air Canada Vacations bulletin board or information binder in your hotel lobby for details on your departure procedures, pick-up times and return flight. At hotels which do not allow bulletin boards, please inquire about last minute changes at the guest relations desk.
Hotel check out
Hotel check out times may vary depending on the property but generally you must vacate the room by 12 p.m. (noon). For passengers with late flights, every effort will be made to provide you with a hospitality room, however, this cannot be guaranteed, particularly during high season.
Duty-free shops are located either at the airport or in town. After an absence of 7 days or more, Canadian residents are permitted to return with a maximum of CAD $750 of merchandise per trip without paying duty. Each time you leave Canada for at least 48 hours, you are eligible to declare up to CAD $200 of merchandise. A written declaration may be requested. Each adult is allowed 1.1 litre (40 oz.) of liquor and one (1) carton of cigarettes.If you include cigarettes, tobacco sticks and loose tobacco in your personal exemption allowance, only a partial exemption will apply. You will have to pay a minimum duty on these products unless they are marked “Canada - Duty paid”. Canadian made products sold at a duty-free shop will be marked in this way.
Airport check in
Procedures are the same as for departure from Canada.
During your holiday
Local Air Canada Vacations office
Air Canada Vacations is represented in Barbados by Caribbean Holiday Consultants. The local office is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday including holidays. See the Air Canada Vacations bulletin board in hotel lobby for the representative's schedule. Should you require the services of an Air Canada Vacations representative, please call: 246-435-6946.
Need help or assistance with your vacation and you are unable to reach our local representative?
Contact Air Canada Vacations Customer Care: http://www.aircanadavacations.com/en/contact_us#Support_During_Travel
You can ask for a doctor or a dentist through your hotel. Please contact your Air Canada Vacations Representative if you require assistance. Keep all your receipts.
Business hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Some Canadian banks are represented in Barbados: Royal Bank of Canada and Scotia Bank.
The currency is the Barbadian dollar whose value is quoted in the business section of major newspapers. Traveler's cheques are honoured by most large hotels and stores. Canadian currency is accepted.
Long distance calls
Please note if placing a call from your hotel room, to ask the hotel operator about connection service charges. Using a pay phone will avoid these service charges from the hotel.
Credit cards such as: Visa, American Express, MasterCard are widely honoured.
Stores open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday and closed on Sunday. Duty-free goods are available at low prices. You can buy local handicrafts, British woolens, tweeds, silks, perfume and straw goods.
Taxis are readily available in Barbados. There is a local bus service that runs for approximately $2.00 Barbadian throughout the island.
Available through your Air Canada Vacations Representative. Valid Canadian driver's license is accepted. Remember to drive on the left in Barbados. A credit card or a cash deposit of approximately $150 US is required and the minimum age is 21 years. You also have to buy a local permit.
Optional excursions are a great way to enhance your Air Canada Vacations holiday. Choose from a wide variety of activities and excursions available at your destination. For more information or to reserve your excursion, please see our local Air Canada Vacations Representative or Ground Handler Partner.
Some restaurants add a service charge which covers gratuities. If not, tipping is at the client’s discretion.
Tap water is safe to drink.
110/120 volts, 50 cycles
English and Bajan (local dialect).
Most religions are represented: Baptist, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Jewish. For more information, consult your hotel front desk or your Air Canada Vacations Representative.
When it is noon in Barbados, it is
12 p.m. (noon) in Halifax
11 a.m. in Montreal or Toronto
10 a.m. in Winnipeg
9 a.m. in Calgary
8 a.m. in Vancouver
Barbados is one hour ahead of Toronto and Montreal during winter. Barbados and Toronto/Montreal are on the same time when Toronto/Montreal are on summer time.
For inquiries relating to extension of stay or change or hotel changes, see your destination representative or contact Air Canada Vacations Customer Care:
Why choose Air Canada Vacations?