You Will Get Tropical Conch Salad When You Eat Local In Nassau
In Bahamas for 24 days and so looking forward to fresh fruit and seafood! The growing season in Canada is so short and unless you live on the coast, seafood is an expensive treat. Who would know we could get both and a great show with a quick stop at Arawak Cay in Nassau!
With the massive new BaHa Mar Resort on Cable Beach not yet open, staying out in that part of Nassau was quiet and relatively empty in February. Trips into downtown are planned around the cruise ship schedules. Checking the online cruise site let us pick the day with the least visitors crowding the downtown streets. With only one ship in port, it would be much easier to wander than later in the week when over 16,000 people all descended on one day.
With our downtown shopping quickly finished, we headed back to Cable Beach with a detour at Arawak Cay to eat local in Nassau with fresh conch salad. As a native Bahamian, our friend Derrick could be counted on to make the perfect choice of the wide range of shops. We perched on our stools and debated our options. Selecting the Tropical Conch Salad, we sat back to watch the show.
The onions were the first to fall victim to the lightening fast machete blade, followed quickly by green peppers and tomatoes for colour.
I didn’t make it much beyond a third of the container but that would mean more for later. As we sat at the picnic tables eating, we acted like an advertisement for the salad. Everyone stopped to ask what we were eating!
Where is your favourite spot in Nassau for conch salad? What other options are there to eat local in Nassau?