Do you love to eat your way through each delicious vacation? Is trying local delicacies at the very top of your must-do list? Then enjoy planning an epicurean journey to the Bahamas with this list of yummy possibilities.
Day One: Crack Your Conch At These Bahamas Places to Visit
Conch is the national dish of the Bahamas, and something you definitely must try if you’ve not had it before. Head to Arawak Cay in Nassau for an authentic experience of Bahamian cuisine and try conch in a variety of ways: conch salad, conch fritters, conch chowder! A first-day meal of conch is an absolute must for a visit on your list of the Bahamas things to do.
Day Two: Roll Your Own
Cigars, that is! This unique tour offers participants the chance to learn the fine art of cigar rolling at the Graycliff Cigar Company, as well as sample some of the fine rum at John Watling’s Distillery. The Cigar Rolling Lesson and Rum Tasting Tour is available in either the morning or afternoon for your convenience, and will introduce you to the important Bahamian traditions of rum distilling and cigar making.
Day Three: Bites of Nassau
Nassau is a beautiful city, so why not take a walking tour? Tru Bahamian Food Tours offers a walking tour of Nassau that’s a culinary adventure like no other. Be introduced to local delights and popular spots, while taking advantage of your guide’s expertise to ask them any questions you may have about Bahamian cuisine. Enjoy six stops on this three-hour tour, where you’ll sample conch fritters, Bahamian-style baked mac n’ cheese, rum cake, and more. Special dietary restrictions can usually be accommodated with advance notice if someone tagging along has food allergies.
Day Four: Learn to Make Chocolate
At the fancy Graycliff Hotel, there’s much more on offer than just a place to stay! While the accommodations may be a bit too rich for your taste, surely the chocolate factory is right on point. If the process behind making the candy is of interest to you, among the Bahamas things to do you can partake in is a factory tour, a chocolate-making lesson, or participate in a chocolate & spirits pairing. Enjoy the exquisite smells, sights, and flavors of a chocolatier in full bloom!
Day Five: Sample Some Cocktails
It’s all in the name of research, right? On your quest among Bahamas places to visit for the perfect Bahamian flavors, you’re going to have to sample some drinks, as well. For those who prefer nonalcoholic, make sure to beat the heat with a glass or two of switcha, a Bahamian lemonade. But of course, rum is the star of the show here! The Bahamas was once a capital of rum production, and rum is still very important. Try some Sky Juice, a Goombay Smash, or the classic Bahama Mama.
Day Six: Take a Cooking Class
Now that you’re getting ready to try and replicate these great flavors back home, it’s time for you to learn from the experts. Tru Bahamian Food Tours offers a special private tour, the Authentic Bahamian Cooking Class & Lunch Experience, held in the kitchen of the five-star Graycliff. Learn how to use these delightful flavors and fresh ingredients to create your very own Bahamian masterpiece!
Day Seven: Catch Your Own
Everybody knows there’s no fresher way to eat seafood than to pull it out of the ocean yourself. Whether you just want to cast a line from the beach, potentially landing snapper or grouper, or want to try your hand at bonefishing, the Bahamian version of fly fishing, you’re in the right place. You could even just go snorkeling and pick up your own lobster (watch out for those claws!). Cook up your fresh catch back in the comfort of your very own vacation rental kitchen.
Get your taste buds in gear and get ready for a great epicurean getaway!