DEEP WATER CAY, BAHAMAS – Conch is the national dish of the Bahamas, prepared raw in lime juice, known as “scorched” or “cracked,” dipped in cracker crumbs and fried with a side of peas and rice. Deep Water Cay, a private island boutique resort just east of Grand Bahama Island, is proud to celebrate the tasty shellfish and its surrounding community by supporting the 41st Annual Conch Cracking Festival in neighboring McLean’s Town on Friday, Oct. 11. The property is sponsoring the event and encouraging guests to take advantage of the complimentary exclusive water taxi operating between Deep Water Cay and the festival grounds.
“The McLean’s Town Annual Conch Cracking Festival is truly one-of-a-kind and puts the vibrant Bahamian culture on full display,” says Deep Water Cay Outdoor Activities Director Muff Roberts. “This year’s event coincides with The Bahamas’ 40th anniversary as an independent nation and gives our guests the opportunity to experience authentic island life.”
The festival will feature fun for the entire family including local vendors, live music and of course, the Conch Cracking Contest, with separate divisions for locals and visitors. The goal of the contest is to crack the largest number of conchs within a specified time by hitting the shell with a sharp object and dislodging the mollusk with a knife or by hand. Awards and prizes are given out to male, female, amateur and visitor competitors as highlights of the festival.
Deep Water Cay, hailed as one of the world’s finest fishing destinations, is quickly becoming a favorite escape for anglers and tropical travelers alike for its secluded beaches, exciting water sport pursuits and true Bahamian hospitality. Accommodating up to 36 guests, the resort features both cottages and private home accommodations showcasing stunning waterfront views.
Rates including meals begin at $776 per person, per night. The Deep Water Cay Package, which includes accommodations, all meals and professional guided fishing with instructors begins at $2,369 per person. For more information about Deep Water Cay and reservations, call (888) 420-6202 or visit www.deepwatercay.com.
ABOUT DEEP WATER CAY
Deep Water Cay is a private island just east of Grand Bahama Island, 110 miles from Palm Beach, Fla. offering the ultimate in tropical seclusion for resort guests and private homeowners. For 2 1/2 miles a sandy lane runs the length of the island offering travel by golf/electric car, bicycles and flip-flops. DWC serves as a welcome respite from more complicated routines, for others it is an opportunity to pursue their passion for world class outdoor pursuits. For Deep Water Cay is both a storied lodge matured into a boutique sporting resort and an enclave for a few private homeowners that share a passion for the cay’s remarkable beauty, ambiance and Bahamian hospitality. For more information Deep Water Cay and reservations, call (888) 420-6202 or visit www.deepwatercay.com.