OK last silly question before I go off to Barbados
I have read that the tap water is OK to drink? Is this the case or do most people go down the bottled water route?
Perfectly safe to drink water straight from the tap, the purest water I ever tasted. Dont waste your money on the bottled stuff.
I agree, the water is perfectly safe and lovely water. I always drink the tap water and have never been ill in Barbados whereas I have had problems in other countries even drinking bottled water.
The water itself is fine - better than ours in fact.
What sometimes happens in some establishments is that the jugs are not rinsed as thoroughly as they might be and there can be an unwanted taste of detergent.
When that happens I normally stick to the alcohol!
the water really is perfectly safe but sometimes tastes of chlorine (assume this treatment is necessary due to higher temperatures on the island). We usually drink it combined with fruit juice (ask about Bajan cherry juice) in those tea-total moments. The fruit juice on its own is often too sweet for my taste.
Never had a problem with the drinking water. I have had the water in folks homes, hotels and restaurants and the water has always been good and I have never been sick. I do buy bottled water from the supermarket but that is only to have water with me to carry when I am out and about. Never had a problem with getting sick at all in Barbados. Only a cold and I suspect that came from the flights on my way there. The rum seems to help get rid of the cold fairly quickly.
Oh yes amerie. When I went down with a cold one of the receptionists in the hotel gave me a lime from his tree at home and told me to take the juice with sugar and rum - worked a treat!
We bought 2 bottles in the airport when we arrived and just filled them up in the room and left them in the fridge. Never felt ill and tasted as good as back home.
When out for a meal we always have the tap water. Always served with ice in big jugs. Better than any bottled water. Most places I go on holiday I end up with a tummy upset and only drink bottled water. Never have a problem in Barbados with the tap water.
It is a fact that Barbados has one of the most purest water supplies in the world because its sieved through the coral stone. We once had a consignment of bottled water refused entry at the port because it didn't come up to standards. Don't waste your money on bottled water the poster from Leeds has got it right. It hasn't reduced my wrinkles but it has certainly cleared my skin - I never drank tap water in UK!!!!
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