Oistins Fish Fry – The Authentic Bajan Experience

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Oistins Fish Fry – The Authentic Bajan Experience

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Oistins Fish Fry is a must do activity for almost every visitor who comes to Barbados and is situated in the Oistins Bay Gardens, in Oistins town, on the south coast of Barbados. It is the most visited attraction on island appealing to both locals and visitor with equal intensity.

So why is Oistins so popular? Its authenticity intrigues its patrons… distinctly Bajan they say. Several operators serve up menus of varied fish and other seafood in a very casual atmosphere and at an extremely affordable price point.

Open every night of the week, it is, however, more patronised on Fridays and Saturday evenings. Regular patrons have their preferred vendors and tend to move between a few favourites. There are however plenty of options to choose from. Open grills and the welcoming aroma of fresh food permeates the air.  Beer is the popular beverage, but other options are also available.

The centre stage provides entertainment which varies. The music from the Dj permeates the air and this is peppered with the popular Karaoke performances. On Friday evenings there is ballroom dancing to the DJ oldies music.  Over on the northern side, you find several teams participating in the Bajan pastime of slamming dominoes (for hours on end), adding to the authentic nature of the experience.  One thing is for sure, a trip to Oistins Fis Fry will guarantee great food, awesome people, and unforgettable authentic experiences.

Oistin’s town is one of four recognized towns in Barbados. The others include Bridgetown, the capital; Holetown, where the first settlers arrived and Speightstown, a quaint area in the northern part of the island. Oistins is well known as a fishing village and every Easter Holiday weekend the annual Oistins Fish Festival is held, attracting thousands of people over the 4-day event.