By day, it’s a fishing town in the Parish of Christ Church. By night, Oistins packs up with foodies piling their plates high with fish grilled to perfection on an open flame, servings of macaroni pie, a drizzle of island-made hot pepper sauce, and mounds of savory rice and peas—washed down with frosty cups of Banks Beer or a golden glass of the world’s oldest rum. Named after an unruly landowner, Austin, who frequented the many rum shops around the island, Oistins is 20 minutes south of Bridgetown and well worth the trip as it has the tastiest tuna, flying fish, and marlin on the south coast. Get there early to watch the turtles swimming alongside the fishing boats and stay awhile for a spin around the lively dance floor.
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