Nothing says “vacation in paradise” like a silky white sand beach and an umbrella drink in your hand, but The Islands Of The Bahamas also offer fantastic local cuisine, in addition to the refreshing cocktails. Whether you’re ready to indulge your taste buds or you’re trying to stick to your diet, the fresh seafood and local treats are essential parts of your Bahamas vacation experience.
With famously fantastic fishing throughout The Bahamas, it’s no surprise that there are several opportunities for you to catch your meal and have it served to you on the sand. If you prefer to be less hands-on in your dining, you can always work up a hunger by snorkeling, diving, boating, or just strolling along the pristine beaches.
Bahamians are all about the experience, and dining is another opportunity to kick back and celebrate with friends. Most restaurants on the islands will treat you like family, and there is no shortage of ocean-front tables for that perfect romantic evening. Of course, seafood is the main event, and if you’re trying to stay healthy, you can order your conch or Grouper broiled, steamed, or grilled. On the other hand, if you’re ready to take your vacation to another level, local spiny lobsters served dripping in butter always set the tone for a satisfying night.
Fish Fry to Five Star
A fish fry, ubiquitous throughout the islands, is a great way to meet new people and feel like you’re truly on a relaxing vacation. Arawak Cay has a popular fry, where you can find conch prepared a multitude of ways, from salad to cracked to fritters. The larger islands, like Nassau Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, offer a wide range of dining options, from beachside stands to a five-star restaurant experience.. Graycliff, housed in a historic mansion on Nassau, ,contains over 250,000 bottles of wine and isguaranteed to be an impressive date night. Vacationing on Grand Bahama Island? The Wednesday night fish fry at Smith’s Point is always a hit.
Other interesting dining options include Abaco Pizza on Great Abaco, which offers locally-sourced toppings such as conch and pineapple. Central Cat Island is proud of the authentic Bahamian cuisine served at Bachelor’s Restaurant, and Harbour Island’s Bahama Bayside Café is a hotspot for casual seafood. A detailed list of restaurants sprinkled throughout the islands can be found on The Bahamas.com web site, so you can pick a few interesting spots before you leave for your trip if you’d like to save yourself the hassle of choosing where to eat every night. The friendly locals are also always happy to point out their favorite haunts while you’re there, so planning in advance isn’t required by any means. Whatever your travel style, you’ll find something sumptuous to satisfy your cravings while you’re in The Bahamas.
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