Surprisingly, even though numerous Caribbean islands are typically grouped together when talking travel, each separate island has their own distinctive products, agriculture and cooking styles. Various liquors are the most well-known products produced in the Caribbean, but there are also many other local treasures that are also sought after by culinary professionals.
When cruising you will usually stop at a few different islands, so make sure to seek out traditional foods and products specific to each. See below for a few of my favorite Caribbean islands and food finds to look for.
Coffee: Mexico is the world's largest producer of certified organic coffee. There are many quaint coffee houses in Cozumel, not far from the port. Try a cup, then purchase a bag to take home.
If you have a grinder at home, definitely splurge on buying a bag of whole coffee beans since they will stay freshest the longest.
Virtual Hint: If you get a chance to enjoy a meal when on this island, don't miss the local delicacies of fresh fish, hot peppers and coconuts. It's a terrific and memorable experience for the whole family!
turks and caicos
Salt: Don’t leave Turks and Caicos without picking up their locally produced salt. It’s sold in many souvenir and specialty shops around the island. You’ll be able to find salts in the purest form to deliciously seasoned. Also look for luxurious perfumed bath salts that are perfect for relaxing after your vacation is over.
and don't forget!
And, of course, cruise on over to the Destinations section of the website for pictures and tips for when visiting these beautiful Eastern Caribbean and Western Caribbean islands.