For me, the flavour of rum stirs up wonderful beach vacation memories. I really enjoy a good rum drink while getting some sun. But I also really needed to find a new, tasty one to switch to when I got tired of mint bits from mojitos getting stuck in my teeth (talk about not attractive). Enter the Bahamas rum punch.. fruity, refreshing, delicious, and loaded with vacation vibes.
I made sure to order more than one during my visit to the Bahamas last month. The flavours are sooo tropical and beachy. Drinking one now makes me think about warm breezes, sandy toes, and the sound of waves breaking on the shore. If only it had teleportation abilities..
I’ve had the privilege of visiting the Bahamas a few times now, and a few different resorts there. In this post I’ll give my aquatic recommendations, as well as share the recipe for Bahamas’ famous rum punch. If you are just here for the cocktail, feel free to scroll straight down to that part. 😉 You can check out my delicious, Nassau dining recommendations in my travel + recipe post for Coconut French Toast!
If you are going to the Bahamas looking for a beautiful beach, I recommend staying at The Ocean Club or The Cove at The Atlantis. Of course, being a Four Seasons property, The Ocean Club is luxurious. And you have quick access to their amazing One and Only beach bar.
The Atlantis has a couple beautiful, private beaches of their own. They were surprising quiet, as it seems most resort goers were attracted to the pools. I really question who designed their strange yellow & brown bonnet beach chairs.. but after a few rum punches I forgot to care.
If a nice beach is a priority for you, I recommend skipping Baha Mar. While they have a fun pool advantage, which I will mention below, they are set more inland with just a tiny and crowded beach strip.
Pools! Between the three resorts, there is such a difference when it comes to the pools. The Ocean Club has a beautiful pool set just off the beach. Go there for peaceful luxury.
The Atlantis property, while mostly swarming with children, has a nice adult only pool at The Cove. I have to hope that means less pee in there. However, a seagull snatched part of our lunch off a plate and dropped a chicken breast right in the water. So I guess we were swimming in chicken soup after that. Go there for a fun party vibe with nice, big day beds.
I was less impressed with the adult pool at SLS, Baha Mar. It was smaller and almost entirely shaded. However, there are other pools on the Baha Mar property that are fantastic for taking instagram worthy shots. These two pool photos are from there. (Yes, that’s a neat little aquarium in the back.)
The Atlantis has a pretty great aquarium on location. It was fun to check it out, and surprisingly almost empty. Once again, everyone seemed to be in the pools or tubing down their lazy river.
Unfortunately, they also have tamed dolphins in one part of the resort. I’m against keeping whales in captivity. It makes me really sad to know there are such beautiful, intelligent creatures serving life sentences for our own amusement. The BEST way to experience aquatic life is in its natural habitat.
Go snorkelling or scuba diving! Both of these activities are fantastic in the Bahamas. I myself am a diver. The Bahamas are home to some really cool ship wrecks that you can explore. And lots of sea turtles! Who else loves swimming along next to these gentle beings?
Now.. it’s time to get back to the Bahamas Rum Punch.
How to make Bahamas Rum Punch
Making this fruity, tropical drink is so easy! All you need is white rum, Malibu Pineapple, Campari, orange juice and pineapple juice.
Pour the white rum and Malibu Pineapple into a glass with ice. Top it with equal parts orange juice and pineapple juice. Then add a splash of Campari. Mmmm, brings me right back to the beach every time.Print
A famous rum drink recipe straight from the Caribbean. Delicious, fruity & tropical!
1 oz white rum
1/2 oz Malibu Pineapple
1/2 cup orange juice, no pulp
1/2 cup pineapple juice
splash of Campari
Pour white rum and Malibu Pineapple into a glass with ice.
Top with orange and pineapple juices.
Add a splash of Campari. Enjoy!
You may need more or less juice depending on the size of your glass. Just use equal parts orange and pineapple.
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