The Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. To hold this title would be the envy of the region. Yet, through an unspoken understanding, this is what Barbados has been considered for years! With world-class restaurants, international food festivals – namely the coveted Food & Rum Festival – and a local cuisine to keep them coming back, Barbados is a foodie’s dream destination!
From street food and rum shops, to fine dining restaurants featuring Indian, Thai, Italian, Brazilian and French cuisine along with amazing contemporary fusions. The Barbados menu is an arresting one, as the island is home to an exciting variety of tastes, cuisines and accompanying ambiances that are somewhat shocking based on its geographical size. The island has its unique blend of international eateries with worldly cuisine juxtaposed with food vans filled to the brim with local fare and goodies. And, regardless of whether it is the former or the latter that draws them, visitors to Barbados’ shores embark on a goodie pilgrimage when they arrive, visiting different restaurants every night and coming away with vastly different experiences although the common thread is that the food is always exquisite and warming!
Food in Barbados is quality, and in our business is the villa vacation industry, it plays a decisive role when our guests choose their accommodations. While the island offers a bounty of dining options – from the plushest dining chairs to wooden park benches – the option to experience fine food in the comfort of your own villa is at your disposal. Therefore, when choosing a villa many foodie guests pay careful attention to what is available at the holiday home they will be staying at. Many guests are keen to learn and will ask for recipes, a cooking class or even a tour of the market. So, opt to have a chef on hand to create whatever suits your food mood, and rest assured that our culinary team has extensive experience in creating specialty meals such as vegan dishes, kosher meals and so on. To cap it all off, our Concierge team can rustle up masterful sommeliers to pair wines with any meal your heart desires.
But, for those who dare to don an apron and spatula during their stay, feel free to cook up a storm alongside our chefs – or alone – in a kitchen best equipped to your mastery level. Shown below are our top 4 picks villas with the best gourmet kitchens. And, to add even more charm to the foodie experience in Barbados, venture to the local markets, butcher shops and other suppliers while guided by the knowledgeable chefs and cooks on hand.
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