A big thank you to the DEs and some notable others (Gemma 1 for price/restaurant info and Matt 1983 for the best explanation of the weather that I have read!) for helping me plan our holiday - returned to UK on Friday 22 May. We had a super time staying at the Hilton (hope separate review will appear soon). Lots of cloud and lots of sun, no rain which was lucky as early May had a fair amount of rain. The people we met were so lovely, the beaches beautiful and the sea so warm.
A couple of notes for visitors -
I used a Blue Connect phone card available for BDS 10 or 20 and calls via toll free number were BDS0.49 per minute anytime. The hotel rate was over BDS 6 per minute. We bought the cards at the airport convenience store turn right out of the arrivals building walk for a minute and the store next to the bank on your right sells them.
Taxis were good value and look on this forum for link to Government site with tariff. Always agree price and currency before your trip. When I asked for a taxi at a fixed price that was the same as the published price I had no problem. But use the despatcher (blue shirt and official notepad) at the airport.
A no thank you to any hawker worked. There are lots at the airport and on Broad Street Bridgetown.
The water was fine so dont waste your money on bottles of it - save your money for Banks and Mount Gay.
If you are going shopping and want duty free prices where applicable take your passport or driving licence for ID.