The Bahamas Etiquette
Etiquette Around the World
Dining Etiquette & Table Manners
- Arrive on time if invited to dinner; No more than 15 minutes late if invited to a barbecue or large party
- Dress well, like you are going to the office. Dressing too formally may be misconstrued as a lack of respect towards the host.
- If invited to a Bahamians house bring fruit, flowers, or wine for the house.
- Wait to be seated where you are told to sit.
- The fork is held in the left hand and the knife in the right.
- Meals are usually served in buffet style or family style.
- It is considered polite to finish everything on your plate.
- You should wait for the women to put their hand out first.
- It is rude to call someone by their first name if you just meet them, it is preferred to call them by their surname.
Some of their Foods
It is a white, peach-fringed meat. Usually eaten raw or in chowder.
It is a very spiny variety of lobster without any claws. It is usually broiled, minced, or In a salad.
It is usually served with dumplings and salt beef.