Just like any other country, there is a list of things you should and shouldn’t do while visiting the Bahamas, so we’re here to help you stay on the locals’ good side with these 5 Things NOT To Do in the Bahamas.
1. Don’t Take a Taxi Without Negotiating a Fare
Most taxis don’t use meters like they do in other places around the world. This can make paying really tricky when you reach your destination. To avoid a sticky situation with your cab driver, make sure to negotiate your rate upfront.
2. Don’t Skip Conch
“Conch” makes most people think of a slimy, slippery snail. But it’s actually a mollusk and you can’t go to the Bahamas without giving it a try! We recommend the Twin Brothers seafood shack which has some of the best tropical cuisine you’ll ever taste!
3. Don’t Wear Beachwear Outside the Beach
Many areas away from the beach require a certain standard of dress. After you’re done going for a swim and getting your tan on, make sure to cover up when you’re in public areas.
4. Don’t Eat Unpeeled Fruits & Veggies
You’ll probably pass by many fruit stands, but you should definitely keep on walking. Visitors are advised to stay clear of veggies and fruits as the skins can contain pesticides.
5. Don’t Call the Locals By Their First Names
Bahamians are very formal when it comes to strangers. Handshakes are used to greet people, but they will always address you by your last name unless they consider you a close friend. You should do the same in return.
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