about that big.â€
â€œWell, once you taste it, it goes quick.â€
Heading to the George Town airport to hop a flight back to New York, I thought back to this exchange. Talk dessert to me, and Iâ€™ll never forget it.
The conversation was with a Nassuvian describing his favorite Bahamian sweet, the national dessert known as guava duff. But it could have just as easily been about the Bahamas itself.
The Bahamas are big. Huge even. As in 700 islands, divvied into 14 regions. While both of the main islands, Grand Bahama or New Providence, are fine intros to the Bahamian way, if thatâ€™s as far as you go, you havenâ€™t seen much at all. The richest sights are in the Family Islands, called such because every local has roots there. These 12 regions are also referred to as the Out Islands. My travels took me from the outside in, starting with Eleuthera and ending with The Exumas.
Photo: Lone Tree – Harbour Island, Chrystal Parker