Destination guide

Trading sands for sizzling seafood in Oistins

If you're the sort of person that's happy to trade in the "best" beaches for the delights of grilled plantains, shellfish and red snapper cooked the Bajan way, lively blowouts with the locals and enchanting fishing towns, then Oistins holiday rentals could just be the perfect thing. Of course, on Barbados, the "best" beaches don't have a monopoly on white-flecked sands and aquamarine waters, which means you can still expect to be lazing in paradise just moments after rolling from your bed – the namesake Oistins Beach and lively Miami Beach are 2 of the best.

Things to do

Bridgetown and Oistins in one

One great thing about bedding down by the yellow bays and sizzling fish fries of Oistins is that you're never too far from the hustle and bustle of Bridgetown, the Barbadian capital. Just 25 minutes in the car and you're wandering UNESCO-tagged streets laden with colonial relics and English architecture. There are 2 museums that stand out. The Cricket Legends of Barbados is a place to hear leather on willow and explore the past of local sporting legends. The George Washington House is a preserved heritage home from the 1700s, where a president-to-be once trod.


The famous Fish Fry at Oistins

Ask the Barbadians what Oistins does best and they'll say straight away – "fish". Not only is it a working, breathing fishing town with all the great waters of the island's south coast to harvest, but it's also got a sprawling fish market, where you can snap up everything from prawns to lobsters at great rates. Then comes the legendary Oistins Fish Fry. Friday and Saturday nights see that culinary blowout of sizzling shrimp and shellfish go into overdrive. There's live reggae and chart tunes and just general good vibes all round. It's a Barbados must.


Tropical life in Oistins

December to March heralds the so-called high season in Barbados. It's a time filled with sunshine and daily means of around 25-30 degrees – you know, classic weather for hitting the white-sand bays or swigging cool rum punches in Caribbean surf shacks. Given the prime conditions for tanning and relaxation, it's hardly a surprise that most travellers also seek out their Oistins holiday rentals then. If you decide to come in summer, between June and October, be ready for some tropical storms and daytime rains.

Natural features

Life on the south coast in Oistins

Oistins marks the start of the Barbados south coast. More wild and windswept than its compadre around to the west, this is a land of rocky bays and grass-topped headlands that dip in and out of the Caribbean Sea. Near Oistins itself, things couldn't be more picture-postcard-perfect, like the beige-tinged Oistins Beach, or the long, yellow-white stretch at Miami Beach. Palm trees often cluster around the shoreline, offering much-needed shade, while there are rings of sponges and reefs running under the water nearby – just beware of currents.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Oistins

The nearest airport is in Bridgetown (BGI-Grantley Adams Intl.), located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Oistins?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,398 holiday lettings around Oistins. From 875 flats & apartments to 981 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oistins?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oistins:

  • Green Garden: 144 holiday homes
  • Wotton: 56 holiday homes
  • Sheraton Park: 19 holiday homes
  • Saint Lawrence Gap: 320 holiday homes
  • Brighton: 35 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oistins? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Oistins. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Christ Church Parish Church: 3,058 holiday lettings
  • Miami Beach: 3,052 holiday lettings
  • South Point Lighthouse: 3,064 holiday lettings
  • Oistin's Friday Night Fish Fry: 3,055 holiday lettings
  • Port St. Charles Marina: 3,052 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Oistins listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Oistins?

Yes, of course. offers 875 Flats in Oistins. Our other popular types of Oistins holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 981 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 373 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 56 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oistins?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,485 holiday homes with pool available in Oistins. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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