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Caribbean Rum Cakes Make the Perfect Tasty Gift 

For many people, one of the most stressful parts of traveling is searching for the perfect souvenir to bring home with you. If you're looking for a treat that will transport you back to villas in the Bahamas with just one taste, head to a Tortuga International outlet and pick up an award-winning Rum Cake. 

Pothole Cruise Magazine, a publication that fills readers in on the best island merchants, restaurants and stops they may encounter in the Caribbean, recently selected the Tortuga Rum Cake as the "Greatest Caribbean Gift." Made from an original family recipe that dates back several decades, the dessert is a Caribbean staple that can bring happiness to any visitor. 

"I can't remember a time when I returned from the Caribbean without a Tortuga Rum Cake - or several," said Bill Panoff, the magazine's editor-in-chief.

Rum Cakes Earn a Prestigious Honor
This marks the ninth straight year the treat has been honored by the magazine - a testament to its rich taste and cultural significance. Its popularity is largely due to its extraordinary taste, which has remained consistent throughout the years and looks to stay strong for the foreseeable future. 

"We are honored to be named the 2013 Greatest Caribbean Gift and [be] recognized for nine consecutive years," said Marcus Simmonds, chief executive officer of Tortuga International. "Our team is dedicated to providing the finest quality products. We want to continue to earn this recognition for many years to come."

The Basics of Rum Cakes
If you're heading to the Caribbean, don't take the magazine's world for it - try a rum cake for yourself. The dense, fresh baked goods are slathered with a special glaze of Tortuga Gold Rum and have a distinctive taste that can bring joy to any palate. 

Tortuga International was originally founded as the Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd. in 1984, The Jamaican Observer reports. It began in the Cayman Islands before spreading to other neighboring Caribbean islands. Whether you're planning a stay at villa rentals in Barbados, the Bahamas or Jamaica, you can find one of Tortuga International's popular locations and grab a slice of this decadent treat. 

Travelers who plan on bringing the cakes home with them don't have to worry, as they can be vacuum sealed to preserve freshness, allowing vacationers to bring home their own little piece of the dessert without worry.

Thinking about an island getaway? Contact Island Hideaways today or call 800.832.2302 to speak with a villa agent who will help you find the perfect villa for all of your vacation needs.

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For many people, one of the most stressful parts of traveling is searching for the perfect souvenir to bring home with you.