If it's Friday night then you have to head to the Oistins Fis Fry — a family-friendly open-air seafood cookout. Soak up the sounds of infectious calypso music and the firecracker slap of dominos, and enjoy the mouth-watering aromas from the flowing grills
Wherever you visit in Barbados the people and the sunshine are bound to be what you’ll remember the most. A trip inland allows you to taste the real Bajan life and from sugar plantations to rum shacks, make sure you soak up the sights as you sample the roti.
We checked the thesaurus. We phoned a friend. But nope, we're still lost for words when it comes to describing the startling clarity of the waters that surround Barbados. You may have snorkelled elsewhere, but swim off the Bajan coast and you'll feel like you're flying.
For the ultimate Caribbean experience check out the Virgins Ahoy trip that takes you on a crewed catamaran ride along the exclusive West Coast – awesome
A party is known as a ‘lime’ to Bajans. And Oistins Fish Fry in Christchurch is one of the best ways to enjoy it. This fish market becomes a party venue on a Friday night where Calypso music, craft stalls and barbecued Bajan food make for an infectious atmosphere.
While it's tempting to stray no farther inland than your resort's beach bar, we highly recommend hiring some wheels and exploring the lush tropical interior. Visit imposing sugar mills and stately plantation houses, or just kick up some dust on a foodie tour.