The workshop runs from 15th March 2015 to 19th March 2015 and will take place at the Bellairs Research Institute in Barbados.


The airport is on the south-east point of the island and Bellairs is on the west side in the Parish of St. James (about a 40 minute taxi drive). Here is a map of Barbados. Tell the taxi drivers to take you to Bellairs Research Centre in Holetown. Holetown is small and Bellairs is on the main (only) street - it is just north of Folkstone Park. The taxi ride should cost about US $35.

Accommodations and Meals:

The cost of a room will depend on the room. The room allocations are made by the organizer, please do not contact the Bellairs staff to make room bookings. Dinners will be served on site for US $25 per meal and breakfasts for US $7 per meal.

Payment and Currency:

Payment at Bellairs can be made by cash or credit card (VISA, MasterCard). Throughout Barbados, US currency is freely accepted at 2 Barbadian dollars (BDS) per US dollar. Other currencies (Pound sterling, Canadian dollars) are not accepted; you will have to change them at banks or at the airport. Some people have had trouble using their bank cards from Europe, but Canadian and US cards seem to work fine. Some European banks require you to activate payment/withdrawal outside Europe with your debit card. At the airport if you go around to the departures side just after you arrive you will find cash machines that will work. Near Bellairs there are also ATMs where European bank cards are accepted.


There is wireless hookup for laptops so you can bring your own laptop. There is a small fee for using the internet.

Power plugs and sockets:

In Barbados, US power plugs are used. For more info, see e.g., here.

Other things to know:

Barbados is safe and one shouldn't worry about travelling alone during the day. Good things to bring are suntan lotion or dark skin, mosquito repellent, swimwear, papers/books/stationary and light clothing (it will be warm). If you are serious about coffee, you may want to bring your own coffee and coffee making apparatus.