Bahama Mama

26 Sep

Welcome to the Bahamas!

There are 700 Islands of Bahamas sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean starting just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. With its clear, turquoise waters and its warm, white sand, the Bahamas is a true paradise. This was our first trip to the Caribbean and we were so excited! We stayed at the Sheraton Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

We had the most AMAZING time! Every day, we grabbed breakfast at the Caribe Cafe, sipped on Pina Coladas in hammocks, enjoyed lunch at the Dolphin Grill, and went snorkeling in the Caribbean waters. We explored downtown Nassau, visited the famed “Fish Fry,” and tasted local Bahamian food. We also spent a day at Atlantis on Paradise Island, which was absolutely incredible. If you’re ever in the Bahamas, you have to check it out!

The Bahamas offers cuisine from around the world. Most of the beach resorts offered Italian, Asian, or American fare rather than local cuisine. So what dishes are unique to the Bahamas? As the Bahamas is an island, seafood is a staple in the Bahamian diet, mainly conch, rock lobsters, and land crabs. Fish is also widely eaten in the Bahamas. Boiled fish and grits is a typical breakfast and stew fish is another local favorite. Coconut trees are abundant on the islands and naturally, coconuts are often used in Bahamian desserts.

Serving fresh conch on the water

During our vacation, we explored the culture and flavors of the Bahamas. Here are some of the dishes, both local and international, that we enjoyed on our trip!

Amici, A Trattoria

Amici, A Trattoria

Telegraph Bar

Telegraph Bar

Late Night Dessert

Amici, A Trattoria

Fresh Lobster Tail and Ravioli

Amici, A Trattoria

Conch Fritters, Poopdeck

Conch Chowder, Poopdeck

The Bahamas is an incredible vacation destination. Not only are the islands beautiful and relaxing, but they also have a rich culture that has been influenced by Europe and Africa. If you’re thinking of where to go for your next vacation, discover the Bahamas! There really is no other place like this on Earth. Until next time, Bahama Mama!

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