If you are one of the half million people who annually arrive in Barbados by cruise ship, you will see this view of Bridgetown Harbor after disembarking. If you have not booked a tour, the best way to explore the island is to hire a taxi. The drivers are knowledgable, friendly and reasonable. If you prefer a rental car, do not expect to cover a lot of the 167 square miles in a day because the roads can be challenging. Also, be aware Barbadians drive on the left side.