Long before Sandals Royal Bahamian was even a twinkle in Sandals Founder/COO Gordon “Butch” Stewarts eye, it was the site of a fairy tale romance between the former King of England, Edward VIII and his American born bride Wallis Simpson. So great was the scandal of their romance that King Edward was forced to abdicate his throne and was sent by Winston Churchill to be the Governor of the Bahamas. It was on the site of current day Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort that the lovestruck royal couple hosted many an opulent party at the Balmoral Club, now Sandals’ Crystal dining room, still bearing the art deco, supper club design of those past years.
It’s called a “Shaky Leg” and with generous amounts of rum (two kinds) and Kahlua, shaky legs are all about a grand time in the Bahamas. With a delicious history of potent cocktails, from the Goombay Smash and Bahama Mama to the Shaky Leg poured at a popular beach bar on Grand Bahama Island, the islands of the Bahamas are the hip and happening vacay destination for couples, families and everyone else looking for a tropical getaway, not too far from home.