Head to the fish fry at Oistins Bay Gardens for a local seafood dinner and an immersion into this lively Barbadian tradition. Check out the stands of local artists, listen to island music, and soak up the casual, fun-loving vibe in this fishing village on the coast.
After being picked up from your hotel, head to the lively fishing village of Oistins for a Friday night fish fry—popular with locals and visitors alike and a delicious introduction to Bajan culture. As the sun sinks down, the quiet village turns into a bustling street party. Line up to fill your plate with freshly grilled or fried tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi, or meats, and sample appetizers and sides of fish cakes, macaroni pie, plantains, breadfruit, and more island specialties.
Grab a drink and set out for a tour of the fish and craft markets. Toss fish scraps from the pier to waiting sea turtles, listen to live contemporary music and calypso, and scope out locally made and artisan wares including jewelry, pottery, leather goods, clothing, and colorful paintings at vendors' stalls.