Eat your heart out in Barbados


There are several ways to immerse yourself in a new culture. You can visit museums, tour cultural sites or simply chat with the locals. But perhaps the heartiest way to experience a culture is through its food. And with the diversity of gastronomic fare sprinkled across the island, Barbados is the perfect destination for a culinary baptism of culture.

Sometimes referred to as the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Barbadians’ love of food is only surpassed by their adulation of the summer Crop Over festival.

Here are 3 of the top gastronomic ways to experience Barbados.

  1. Do a Rum Tour

Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery – founded in 1703 – is believed to produce the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Sample some of the finest spirits on this side of the world on the Mount Gay Signature Tour. Or the more adventurous can journey to St. Nicholas Abbey, which is not only a distillery but also a historic plantation house!

Book your rum journey now

  1. Go to Oistins Fish Fry on Fridays

The renowned Oistins Bay Gardens is a historic fishing village and weekly Friday night hotspot for fresh food and local entertainment. With several grills simultaneously firing up under the open night sky, there’s simply no other experience like it in the Caribbean!

Experience the Caribbean’s best fish fry

  1. Experience the Food and Rum Festival

Each November, Barbadians come together to celebrate culinary month with the Food and Rum Festival.

Perhaps what makes the Food & Rum Festival truly unique, is the way it combines top local chefs with some of the world’s best international chefs, for a fusion of flavours sure to tantalize every taste bud. Four days and nights of fine food, fine rum and fine friends await you in Barbados.

For details on this year’s chefs