Tips for Tourists

Tips for Tourists2018-10-31T20:12:10+00:00
  • Tap water is fairly clean in most areas, but just to be safe we recommend bottled water instead, for drinking purposes.
  • There are two general seasons: “Dry Season” from Dec to May and “Rainy Season” from June to November. Weather conditions usually change without warning so always be prepared!
  • Phones and local SIM cards can be purchased from any outlet of our two main telecommunication companies –  DIGICEL and BMOBILE.
  • Smoking indoors is strictly prohibited.
  • Malls and shopping centers do not open on Sundays and usually close at 7 p.m. daily.
  • Our country is environmentally friendly and as such, littering is strictly prohibited.
  • With the exception of restaurants, listed prices of all items are usually final (VAT Inclusive).
  • Keep your swimwear on! It is considered illegal to go topless or nude in public.
  • With the exception of Roam TT, do not expect anyone to hold your hand during your stay here, with the existence of oil and gas as natural resources, Tourism has been low on the priority list during the last couple decades.
  • Don’t wander off to any area without doing some light research.

For tourists who need guidance, we strongly advise that you contact us!

  • We practice left side of the road driving, with most of our vehicles being right hand drives.
  • Local transportation can be a bit of a challenge if you are not familiar with your surroundings. As such, we strongly recommend the rental of a vehicle, the use of private taxis or the hiring of a private driver.
  • When travelling by taxi, always ensure that the license plate on the vehicle starts with an ‘H'(Hired).
  • Always wear your seat belt in the front seat of any vehicle and adhere to the speed limit of 100 km/hr when driving on the highway. The speed limit also varies in built-up areas so please observe and obey all traffic signs. Our local police are quite vigilant regarding speeding  and non-conforming drivers are heavily fined.
  • Please refrain from the use of cell phones while driving since this is also deemed a serious offence, for which there is a hefty fine!
  • Be prepared to face bumper to bumper traffic on our nation’s major roads and highways from Monday to Friday between the hours of 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m..
  • Absolutely no drinking of alcohol and driving is permitted. Drivers are tested with breathalyzers regularly!
  • Always walk with a bottle of water – the sun tends to be extremely hot, especially between the hours of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Permits are required for some locations and activities (camping and turtle-watching), any reputable guide or tour operator can arrange for you.
  • When visiting our eco sites we urge visitors not to interfere with the flora and fauna – preservation is key.
  • Do not attempt a long or difficult hike or eco adventure without a reputable, certified guide; it is easy to get lost or have an accident. Some hikes are straightforward whilst others are not. Refer to our descriptors to determine the level of difficulty.
  • While turtle-watching,, do not use flash photography, touch or otherwise disturb nesting turtles, as this can cause them severe distress and deter them from nesting on our shores in the future.
  • If snorkeling or diving underwater, please be cautious of fire corals, toxic lion or rock fish, seasonal jelly fish and sea urchins that can leave spines in your flesh.
  • Most areas of dense forestry will have biting insects so please have insect repellent readily available.
  • Not all the beaches listed on this website are suitable for bathing. Some if them are undiscovered locations which would imply an absence of facilities or lifeguards. Please pay attention to the written descriptions, in order to get an idea of what to anticipate.