Food

Bring Your Own Food  

Many guests ask us if there are any food items that they should pack and bring along with them.  This is a list of items we have taken ourselves and also other guests suggestions.  Please modify to your own needs, number of guests, if your travelling with kids, how much you will be eating out and how long your stay is.  

Any items left behind by guests Harriett leaves on a shelf in the pantry so most often there is a selection of spices, salt & pepper etc.

  • coffee & tea
  • pancake mix & syrup, jam
  • ketchup, salad dressings, mayonnaise & other favorite condiments
  • cereal or granola
  • crackers, chips, microwave popcorn and other snack foods
  • spaghetti noodles & sauce, rice
  • pepperettes & jerky
  • gluten free needs (they do have this in the grocery store but is quite pricy.)
  • dishwasher tablets, small container of laundry detergent, extra toilet paper (there will be a couple rolls in each bathroom but if staying an extended time.) Paper towels, aluminum foils, Ziploc bags.

There is a great grocery store in Oistins that really has everything you could need.  Just remember anything that has to be shipped in will be more expensive than you would pay at home, that is why we have listed some of those items to bring if you have room.  There is also a great outdoor fruit and vegetable market in Oistins that is very reasonable.  You will often see stands at the side of the road so that works great and lets you try the local produce.

Meat Permit

If you are staying an extended length of time or plan to relax at the villa and enjoy meals in a meat permit may be a good idea for you.  It is $25.00BBD and you can bring in 25lbs of meat.  You must declare it upon arrival and they will inspect it.  Make sure meat is left in its original packaging, we have found all they want to see is the seal (for us the Canadian seal) that it was inspected in the country you are coming from.  We have never had them weigh it, they generally have pulled out a couple items and that’s it. The online system to get a permit has been down for a few years now so if you would like one let me know and I can arrange to get that for you.

Home Cooking

We have a chef her name is Shadair that is available to come in and cook at the villa for you. You will read in the reviews section she is very popular, she will customize the menu to your liking. Her rate is very reasonable and portions very generous. Enjoy some authentic Bajan cuisine or a more traditional meal, she is very accommodating! As a gage for cost she charges $75.00US to prepare the meal (4 people) plus the cost of groceries. She can advise on a meal based on your budget too. We can pre-book her for you or you can arrange it through Harriett our property manager upon check in at the villa or anytime during your stay.

Welcome pack includes: 6 Pack of beer, bottle of rum, eggs, bacon, milk, bread, juice, 6 pack of coke, butter & cheese. Weekly maid service included and additional available.

     

Eating Out

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