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Conch Salad, Carnival and Soca!

Thank YOU Bahamas Carnival Experience for inviting us to your beautiful island once again. Outside of the action packed (and not to mention star studded) concerts and fetes AND a parade (Road Fever) full of fun and bacchanal, that no one can complain isn't long enough (ever)... I was actually able to sqeeze in a trip to Porter's Cay for that freshly made Conch salad (wait for the Vlog) I waited an entire year for (thanks Daley), jump on board the most talked about Suits J'Ouvert cruise (epic) and spend an evening on the beach listening to some untold stories with Kes The Band. #goodtimes


Like every Destination Carnival, there are tons of places for us to still explore, nuff food and drinks to enjoy (I'm still yet to try Bahamas infamous Sky Juice), friendships to be made and not forgetting, an entire fete scene which we are yet to engage with. But hey, you keep life interesting when there's always something to look forward to, right? My only regret was not having my BTC sim card to do my usual FB Live stream of the Parade of the Bands. But definitely check out my BAHAMAS Highlight IG stories - @trinijunglejuice.


CARNIVAL Bahamas Carnival Experience (BCE)




Insomnia, Amnesia


SUITS Bahamas

Bahamas Mas Bands

Bahamas Masqueraders | @bahmasqueraders
Enigma Carnival | @enigmabah
Hypnotic Mas | @hypnoticmasband
Xtasy Mas | @xtasydamasband
Euphoria Madness | @euphoriamad242
Reckless Pirates | @reckless_pirates
Island Rhythms | @islandrhythmsmasband
Xtreme Carnival | @xtremejunkanoocarnivalband
JunkaBrations Carnival | @junkabrations
Karisma Bahamas Carnival Company | @karismabahamas
Barabbas Carnival Tribe | @barabbascarnivaltribe
Feeling Feteish




Thursday to Monday is suggest travel dates. BCE takes place in May, on the 1st weekend. The Parade of the Bands, or what they refer to as "Road Fever" takes place on the Saturday in Nassau, New Providence.

Parade Day / Road Fever

Saturday May 4th 2019


1 Bahamian Dollar = 1 United States Dollar. USD is widely accepted


26-29° Celsius, 83-86° Fahrenheit

TJJ Recommended Hotel

Breezes Bahamas | IG @breezesbahamas

Best places to stay

Search for hotels and accommodations in Nassau, New Providence area. I was also advised that Paradise Island, West Bay Street and Cable Beach Strip Arawak Cay Area are also good locations to stay. Breezes Resort All Inclusive was our home for the weekend, which was a stone throw away from Nassau's newest luxury resort, BahaMar. And there's the popular Atlantis. Airbnb is also an option.

Communication / Mobile Providers

The island's leading telecommunications company, BTC, who is also the presenting sponsor of the carnival.


There are several options to help you get around Nassau & Paradise Island. Rental cars, motor scooters, buses and taxis are the most common means of public transportation. A taxi ride to and from the airport can cost between $20-40 dollars.


Lynden Pindling International Airport, formerly known as Nassau International Airport, is where you're flying in and out of. Airport Code – NAS. Prefer to get there by sea? Well the good folks at BlueMonkey Bahamas provides All-Inclusive packages designed to eliminate the headaches when traveling to Nassau via Miami on board the Bahamas Carnival Cruise. For more details, visit



Cost of a 2 Piece Combo

$6.99. Using our KFC global standard, a 2 Pc. Chicken Combo, which includes individual side & medium drink, cost $5.99 in the US.

Local Food

Conch (pronounced "konk") is the national food of The Bahamas and a true Bahamian specialty. The most popular conch dishes are Cracked Conch, Conch Fritters and Conch Salad.
Breakfast - 1) Grits and your choice of steamed tuna, sausage, corned beef, ham. 2) Boil fish and 3) (Hot) Souse - chicken, mutton, sheep tongue.

Local Drinks

Kalik beer, Pink Sands Radler and Sky Juice (coconut water, gin, condensed milk, nutmeg, cinnamon).

Late Night Eats

Most places close at midnight, afterwards your best bet will be Esso "On the Run" gas stations. The places that may be open till midnight will be Bamboo Shack for your fish/chicken/conch snacks, Wendy's, Arawak Cay (Fish Fry commonly called) and Potter's Cay aka Under The Bridge.

TJJ Favourite Restaurants

Cricket Club – Get the Curried Shrimp!
McKenzie's at Potter's Cay – This is where I had my very 1st Conch Salad. Two main choices were 1) Scorched Conch - plain and simple raw conch, marinated for a few seconds in sour orange juice with onions and served immediately. And 2) Tropical Conch Salad - This conch dish adds fresh tropical fruits to a classic Bahamian dish. I went with Tropical, look out for my vLog.
Oh Andros at Arawak Cay - Fish Fry - conch fritters, cracked conch, conch salad, fish snack (fish and fries), conch snack (conch and fries)

Alcohol purchase

Alcohol is duty free so it's cheap and accessible.

Instagram @242carnival

Note: TJJ Recommends Events, Food, Mas Bands and Hotels based on where we have been and the services we have used. For events, we recommend the ones with a vibe of 9 or higher.


In recovery mode until the next Carnival. Bye Nassau.


Peace, Love, Carnival and Jungle Juice-ness,
The Carnival Ref aka Bad Since '89

Bahamas Carnival 2019

We Love Carnival ... We Know Carnival ... WE ARE CARNIVAL


Disclaimer: Professional and experienced TJJ Fet-a-lot-athon® Party Gurus have rigorously tested these Carnival grounds and are providing said recommendations based on the fundamentals that the audience is a healthy rum drinking islander. If while performing any of these actions you begin to feel any dizziness, fatigue or pain please stop and consult your physician immediately.


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