Oistins

  • Oistins, Barbados
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  • A wonderful opportunity to enjoy some local specialities.
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  • You will simply love the freshly-caught fish and shellfish grilled right in front of you.
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  • There is a wide range of fish to choose from in Barbados. The most common one is flying fish, the national symbol of Barbados.
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  • The perfect accompaniment to fried fish is the local beer, Banks, or a rum punch!
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  • Oistins, a fishing town, is renowned for the quality of its fresh fish sold at its port, which is in fact one of the biggest ports in Barbados.
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  • Don't miss out on the Oistins Fish Fry every Friday and Saturday evening!
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Barbados

Oistins, a fishing town, is renowned for the quality of the fresh fish sold at its port, one of the main ones in Barbados. Do not miss out on the Oistins Fish Fry that takes place every Friday and Saturday evening! It is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the local specialities. Freshly caught fish and shellfish cooked on a barbecue or baked in an oven, at very affordable prices. And to go along with this, the local beer, Banks, or a rum punch!

Oistins: what to do?

Do not miss out on the Oistins Fish Fry that takes place every Friday and Saturday night! Those who like surfing and kite-surfing can practice these sports on the superb Miami Beach. St. Lawrence Gap, is the place to go for hotels, trendy bars and restaurants.

Christ Church, located at the very south of the island, is one of the eleven districts of Barbados. This is where the island's international airport, Grantley Adams International Airport, is located. The region is known for its many all-inclusive hotels that are located close to the fishing village of Oistins, home to one of the main ports of Barbados. The fishing village of Oistins is renowned for the quality of the fresh fish sold at its port.

  • The proximity of the airport.
  • The lively nightlife.
  • The beautiful Miami Beach.

Reminders

Bring light clothing but remember that a lot of places are air-conditioned. As a general rule of thumb, opt for something a little more elegant in the evening. Keep in mind that even though Barbados lives to the rhythm of the Caribbean, it can still be a little conservative.

To avoid

On the eastern coast, towards Saint John's Parish Church, the sea is often violent and unpredictable. There are signs on the beaches warning of dangerous currents. Do not follow the example of the inhabitants, who do not necessarily adhere to the rules when it comes to swimming in the sea. If you go to St. Lawrence Gap at night, we recommend that you keep an eye on your personal belongings.

Oistins: what to eat?

Every Friday and Saturday night you will have the chance to taste some of the local specialities at the Oistins Fish Fry in the small fishing village of Oistins. You will enjoy freshly caught fish and shellfish grilled right before your eyes, along with some of the local beer, Banks, or some rum punch.

Oistins: what to buy?

Barbados rum. It is not easily found in Europe.

Oistins Reviewedhotels
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