Whatever the case, conch is konk.
Once you've got down the proper pronunciation of conch, I'll tell you another thing you should know about the Caribbean. And that is this: Watch out for celebrities because there are so many of them in the Caribbean, you might get distracted and miss one. I know. It happened to me.
I was standing right next to one of Hollywood's most famous and beautiful stars while in a three-person line at a tiny grocery store on Grand Cayman and never even noticed her.
I regret to say that I cannot reveal her name because it may not really have been her, although everyone said it was her and, I must say, this woman looked exactly, precisely, unmistakably like her, well, from the back anyway, as that is all I saw of her, which I'll be getting to in a minute.
There's another and even better reason I can't tell you her name: She might sue me. You see, the story involves a guy she was with. Maybe the guy was a boyfriend. Maybe he was a husband. Maybe he was, as they say in Hollywood, "Just A Friend." I don't know. Whoever he was, as sometimes sadly happens to celebrities, the guy was a regular person. Normally, such an occurrence wouldn't be more than simply embarrassing or even endearing. But in this case, the guy also happened to be a jerk. Which is why I can't tell you her name. I don't want to open myself to possible litigation on the grounds of defaming a starlet's companion.