Eating In

Stop at the street market in Speightstown for a great choice of fresh vegetables

Eating in is the new eating out

In Barbados, self-catering is easy with large modern supermarkets and fresh local fish, meat and vegetables widely available. Cater for yourself or take the easiest possible option by staying at a villa where a chef or cook is available each day.

Fish and Chips with a Bajan Twist – a Simple Flying Fish Recipe

by Mark Hammerton

Barbados is often known as the land of the flying fish and it is even depicted on the island’s one dollar coin. You will usually find fresh, filleted flying fish for sale at your local fish market in Barbados or, if the catch isn’t yet in, packets of frozen fish are also available at the local supermarket. It's easy to prepare yourself, fried with plenty of seasoning.

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Gourmet Food in the Heart of Holetown

by Mark Hammerton

The Chattel Village in Holetown is an attractive and popular area of town with a collection of boutique shops specialising in a variety of products, from souvenir essentials to jewellery and even Cuban cigars. At the centre lies Cafe Bar Carizma which is a popular spot for breakfast or a morning coffee and just behind lies one of favourite places, The Gourmet Shop.

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Bajan Fish Cakes – Become a Legend with this Simple Recipe

by Mark Hammerton

Bajan fish cakes are an island staple. You’ll find them for sale at the side of the road or as an appetiser in bars and restaurants across the island of Barbados. Of course, not all fish cakes are made equal – at least so would most who sell them have you believe. Follow this simple recipe and make your own fishcakes whilst staying in your villa in Barbados or once you get home.

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Mark & Lisa Hammerton

Mark and Lisa Hammerton

We are Mark and Lisa Hammerton and we are lucky enough to spend our time organising villa and apartment holidays to the wonderful Caribbean island of Barbados.

We have been involved with the travel industry for most of our working lives but fell in love with Barbados after many visits and ended up buying a second home there.

We would love to talk to you about the island and our selection of wonderful properties and, as our priority is matching the right property to your requirements, we will always be open and honest in what we have to say.

Mark & Lisa

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