Shacking Up and Chowing Down

More than a dozen open-air, no-need-for-shoes shacks populate Grand Bahama’s sandy shores. Here, local cooks chop up fresh conch, fry up the day’s catch and dispense cold Kalik beer and Bahama Mama rum cocktails like there’s no real world beyond their beaches.

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You can start your beach shack-hopping just west of Lucayan Harbour, in the settlement of Eight Mile Rock, where a strip of lollipop-colored shacks known as Sunset Village specializes in fried chicken, stewed conch and the catch of the day.

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Billy Joe’s, an old favorite in Lucaya, specializes in grilled conch. Roasted conch and Gully Wash cocktails star at Tony Macaroni’s on silky-sanded Taino Beach. Next door, in Smith’s Point, Outrigger Beach Club is the place to nosh and sip. In William’s Town, check out barefoot places with names like Bikini Bottom and Toad’s on the Bay.

If you’re headed to the island’s East End, stop at Bishop’s Beach Club in High Rock for authentic cracked conch, barbecued ribs, broiled lobster, burgers and a superlative get-outta-town beach.

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