Barbados on a budget. Make your holiday money go further!
Five great ways to save money in Barbados on food shopping
Barbados supermarkets can be expensive. Here are five ways to save money on shopping. Everybody loves a bargain and if you combine this with some interaction with the Bajans, you’re guaranteed to get the most from your trip.
You can get a bus to Bridgetown where some of the cheapest produce can be found near Cheapside or at Fairchild Street terminal.
1 Visit Cheapside Market. Open every Saturday morning for cheap fruit and vegetables. Cheapside Market is a bustling riot of colour and noise, full of interesting characters selling all sorts of produce, a lot of it local. It beats the supermarket hands down.
Great for photos of people (although ask permission first). There are also herbs, teas and strange local drinks to try, as well as souvenirs and gifts.
2 There’s plenty of fish in the sea As an island in the Atlantic, Barbados has always enjoyed fresh and cheap fish.
Dolphin (Maui Maui or Dorado not flipper!) is a sustainable and very tasty white fish.
Shop at the markets in Bridgetown (near Cheapside), Oistins, Payne’s Bay and Speightstown. Flying fish is the island speciality, but prices have increased as the fish have moved away.