Fresh Fish at Home

Most villas and even hotels will be happy to have you bring back a fish and cook it for you any way you would like. Hotels might charge a small fee but the chef at your villa will not. Follow these four steps to buying fish:

  • Be prepared. Bring some ice in a cooler or in a waterproof container so you can transport your fish home. This is crucial no matter how long or short the drive.

  • Use your nose. If fish smells fishy, it is. Fresh fish should not smell bad.

  • Use your hands and eyes. When picking your fish, be sure your fish has clear eyes and a firm feel. When fish start to go off, their eyes get misty and their flesh gets limp.

  • Get it gutted. Tell the seller to gut your fish for you; if you want it scaled, ask.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.