Sunday, November 30, 2014

Disney Cruise Line Tortuga Rum Company in Nassau, BI of the parts of the Disney Cruise line you don't hear too much about are the activities and locations in Nassau for cruises that have that stop on their itinerary.  I'm guessing it's because this experience is shared by many cruise lines and general vacationers.  Well whatever it is, I just wanted to tell you about a place that in our two trips to Nassau was a must do for us.  The first time by request, the second time the only reason we got off the ship.

 Our first cruise on a Disney ship was in 2011 and we were on the Disney Dream, it was a blast.  We had never been on a cruise before and on this itinerary we stopped in Nassau for a day and Castaway Cay for two days and one day at sea.  We also had never been on the island of Nassau before so we did not have any set plans.  In fact the only thing we had set was a visit to the Tortuga Rum Cake factory.  Lesley's friend at work almost insisted.  He wanted a bottle of the flavored rum.  So we figured that and the Straw Factory, a local tourist stop for gifts would be our Nassau excursion for the day.

I did some research and the Tortuga Rum Cake factory is well know chain in the Caribbean.  They've got bakeries in the Caymans, Jamaica, Barbados and of course Nassau.  We were asked by a friend to stop there and get them a bottle of rum which they only sell at the stores.  They've got some great flavored rums.  Pineapple, vanilla, mango, pineapple and more.

The store itself is not far from the boat.  Maybe 3/4 of a mile as the crow flies.  It is on the corner of Frederick and Bay, right next to the Burger King.  You won't be able to walk past the Pirate standing outside their door.  It's amazing how many rum based products you can find in there.  Along with the rum cake, there was, of course, rum.  Many bottles of different flavors.  We bought Vanilla flavored rum for Lesley's friends and the sampler pack of rum and rum cakes for us.  They also had coffee and various marinades, barbecue hot sauces.   A real foodies destination. 

We just had the last Rum Cake the other day, so sad.  But it lasted well.  As the added bonus, the shop is very close to the Straw Factory as well.  So your day is not a total waste if you head out to the Rum Cake Factory.  If we end up back in Nassau, you can be sure we'll be stopping here.  Or at one of their other locations; Miami, Jamaica, Barbados, and St. Lucia.

If you've been at any of these locations or received this as a gift, leave a comment below. I really want to hear about it.