Preparing The Trip: Electricity Supply & Plug Types
Electricity in Barbados is 110 volts/50 cycles.
There is a reliable electricity supply, with only the occasional outage.
Standard plug types in Barbados are:
- Flat blade (2 flat blades)
- Flat blades with round grounding pin
If traveling from North America you should be able to use your appliances without any problems, however if travelling from UK & Europe you may need adapters and transformers. Most Barbados hotels can provide adapters and transformers for hair dryers and other appliances - please check with your Barbados accommodation to be sure.
Need a travel adapter? How about this one....
Most hot-water systems on the island use solar power. Increasingly businesses and residences are installing solar PV systems to reduce their electricity costs.