Gluten Free Travel to Nassau, Bahamas
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2000. I am married with two daughters, a step-daughter and step-grandson. Following a gluten-free diet is becoming easier. Thanks to the efforts of many, the awareness and knowledge of celiac disease has increased in the last 10 years.View all articles by April Baxter
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Celiac.com 07/17/2010 - My husband and I recently returned from a trip to the Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. What a wonderful experience! The resort itself was beautiful but the people working there made the vacation special. Prior to our arrival, I contacted the General Manager, Jeremy Mutton, advising him of my dietary requirements. He promptly responded that I would be taken care of without any problems and had informed the appropriate staff.
Upon our arrival, I was greeted by the Executive Sous Chef, Seanette Brice, and the Food/Beverage Manager, Sieon Wintz, who catered to all my dietary needs. I was so impressed by their knowledge of celiac disease and how they took the necessary precautions in having all of my meals prepared. There are 9 or 10 restaurants on the property – most of them we dined at and they all were aware of my gluten free needs – the chefs would actually come out to speak with me prior to each meal – they often made a little something extra for my plate. The Italian Restaurant carried gluten free pasta; the pizzeria on the beach had a special pizza made for me with no cross-contamination; French fries were made in a dedicated fryer; desserts were made especially for me. Fresh fruit was plentiful as well every day. All meals/snacks were excellent. Seanette even offered to pack me a lunch the day we went into town to shop!
I highly recommend visiting this resort for a relaxing, gluten-free travel experience. I did ask if all Sandals resorts catered to gluten-free needs, but they could not speak on their behalf – each destination would have to be contacted.
The website is: www.sandals.com (Resort – The Royal Bahamian)
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