BARBADOS THE BAJAN WAY
Fun Things To Do In Barbados
Barbados is famous for its sun, sea and sand, boasting some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. But it has so much more to offer, with its rich history and culture. And one of the best ways to experience the island is to try some of the delights that locals enjoy. Here is the list of Fun Things To Do In Barbados:
- Have a delectable dinner at Oistins
The fish fry at Oistins Bay Gardens is a must-do, loved by locals and tourists alike. While it operates every night of the week, weekends are the most popular. The food is excellent, with vendors serving many types of grilled and fried fish as well as lobster and chicken with sides of your choice, including sweet potato, macaroni pie and coleslaw. The food is served up in an informal atmosphere as music fills the air.
- Visit one of our Farmers Markets
Barbados has a vibrant market scene, of which farmers markets are a relatively new addition. They offer an array of local produce and baked goods as well as locally made arts, crafts and jewelry. Popular markets include the Hastings, Holders House and Brighton Farmers Markets. The latter only operates on Saturday mornings and offers a mouthwatering breakfast fare in addition to the usual market items, making it a local favourite.
- Eat Pudding and Souse on a Saturday
Pudding and souse is a popular delicacy in Barbados, traditionally served on Saturdays. The pudding is made from steamed sweet potato and herbs and gets its dark colour from browning (colouring). The souse is pork which has been pickled in lime juice, with onions and cucumber. There are many popular pudding and souse spots across the island, from St. Lucy in the north to Christ Church in the south, so you are sure to be able to find one near to where you are staying.
- Enjoy a drink at a neighbourhood rumshop
Hundreds of rum shops can be found across the island and they are easily recognizable by their colourful exteriors which often include painted signage advertising various alcohol brands. These rustic, bare-bones establishments are where people gather to enjoy a drink, share gossip, talk about sports and politics and play dominoes. Alcohol is sold at rates well under those of most bars and rum is sold by the bottle or ‘flask’. In addition to cheap drinks, rumshops offer an authentic way to experience local culture and learn about the island’s people.
- Take a stroll on the Richard Haynes Board Walk
The Richard Haynes Boardwalk stretches 1.6 km and can be found on the south coast of Barbados, between Camelot and Accra beach. Perfect for a scenic jog or a romantic afternoon stroll, this picturesque location offers fantastic views of the ocean and a great vantage point to take in the sunset. There are also a handful of eateries along the Boardwalk where you can enjoy a meal as well as a number of small coves where you can have a swim or work on your tan.
So if you are looking for things to do in Barbados, and want to experience the island local-style, Lickrish Food Tours suggests trying any, or all, of the above. If you do, you are sure to have a great time!