Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Hundreds attend annual Coconut Festival held in Pelican Point
Easter Monday in Grand Bahama was a beautiful day and found many residents and visitors making the 30+ mile trip on the Grand Bahama highway east to the small settlement of Pelican Point for the annual Coconut Festival.
It was everything coconut, from the welcome shot of coconut rum at the entry gates to the wide array of food vendors catering to your every culinary need.
I tried out the Benny cake- a delicious coconut chunk cookie like sweet, held together with caramelized sugar- and of course a freshly cut coconut for the sweet coconut water and finally settled on the coconut shrimp with coconut rice with sweet corn for my husband and Fried Fish with coconut rice as my first option of cracked coconut lobster was completely sold out.
Amongst the visitors enjoying the holiday were local names like GB Chamber of Commerce President Peter Turnquest, new Lucaya PLP candidate Tanisha Tynes, Pelican point native and one of the founders of the Coconut festival, Cathy Laing.
Fun games and slides provided by Nesbitts and of course fantastic live entertainment performed by the the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Dance band and entertainmer KB closed the night.