Eat, Drink and Eat in Nassau, Bahamas

What to do in Nassau

Whether you want to bask on gorgeous powdery white beaches and swim in pristine turquoise waters, shop at luxury boutiques and local markets, enjoy some of the freshest seafood right out of the ocean or try your luck at the largest casino in the Caribbean, a new adventure awaits you every day and night in Paradise.

Here are a few of our options for fun and entertainment:

·         Entertainment – From live music at an intimate bar or trendy cocktails at an over-the-top nightclub to the gaming action at two of the largest casinos in the Caribbean: for adventures after dark, Nassau Paradise Island is the place to be.  With so many bars and lounges to choose from, there’s always somewhere in Nassau Paradise Island to soak up the sounds of a DJ, enjoy a fantastic glass of wine or share a quiet nightcap. While in the heart of Nassau, you can choose to experience the bubbly beverages of a colonial bar or pick up a new move on the dance floor.   Highlights:  Atlantis Casino, Baha Mar Casino, Aura Nightclub at Atlantis, Dragons Ultra-Lounge at Atlantis, Bond at Baha Mar


·         Unique Tours – Whether you’re looking to take an entertaining culinary adventure through downtown Nassau, experience Bahamian history via Segway or view our world-famous aquamarine waters by horseback, Nassau Paradise Island offers a wide range of unique tours and activities sure to delight and excite.


Taking a local tour or enjoying something a little out of the ordinary is one of the best ways to experience our Islands. Visit charming buildings, take in beautiful sights and learn a little about our history and culture. Whether you decide to stroll through the streets of downtown Nassau with map in hand or take one of our many expertly guided tours, a new adventure awaits you around every corner in Nassau Paradise Island!


Highlights: Blackbeard’s Revenge Pirate Ship; Sub-Bahamas, Horseback Riding; Nassau City Seeker (scavenger hunt); Shark Dive


·         Water activities -- On Nassau Paradise Island, you can board a 45-foot catamaran for a coral reef excursion, explore a shipwreck on a half-day scuba diving trip, stroll the bottom of a shark exhibit for a little face-to-nose time, or even try Snuba, which pairs the simplicity of snorkeling with the wonders of underwater breathing. Add in the Caribbean’s largest marine habitat and waterscape at Atlantis, and you’ll soon discover a world of wonderful water activities awaits you on Nassau Paradise Island.  Unique activities include banana boat rides and an all-inclusive water-sports cruise. Snorkeling gear, river tube floats, Hobie cats, canoeing and kayaks are available for rent. You can also go kite-boarding, para-sailing and water-skiing.


Highlights: Atlantis Yacht & Fishing Charters; Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas, Banana Boat Excursions; Barefoot Sailing Cruises; Flying Cloud Catamaran Cruises.


·         Shopping – Trying on the latest fashions in haute couture boutiques. Strolling down quaint streets to find the best souvenirs for your friends back home. Picking up the perfect gift for a loved one at a luxury boutique. Bargaining with vendors at a renowned straw market. When you’re in Nassau Paradise Island, a different shopping adventure awaits you every day.

Discover a wide variety of local crafts, jewelry, clothing, and other authentic items that reflect the culture and creativity of The Bahamas. From the stylish boutiques on Paradise Island and Nassau’s Bay Street to Bahamian stores and markets, you’ll be enthralled by our shops and products. Welcome to the wonderful world of shopping in Nassau Paradise Island!

Highlights: World Famous Nassau Straw Market; Bahama Crafts Centre; Marina Village; Craft Cottage Bahamas; Festival Place

* History and Culture

With a blend of British, Spanish, and West African influences, The Bahamas has a rich history and a cultural spirit unlike anywhere else in the world. Immerse yourself in the stories of rum-runners and pirates of long ago, or gallery-hop your way through Nassau’s most stunning artwork. Don’t forget your camera!

Highlights: Educulture Junkanoo Museum; Tour Parliament Square; Tour Government House, National Art Gallery of the Bahamas; Local Forts; Changing of the Guard

What to eat & drink in Nassau

Celebrity chef and fine dining, casual al fresco island meals, and quick-and-easy favorites: When it comes to delectable dining options in delightfully different settings, Nassau Paradise Island is sure to satisfy every appetite and every palate, no matter what you crave. Enjoy an array of flavors ranging from classic French and family-style Italian to Asian-fusion and traditional Bahamian cuisine—a wonderful combination of Spanish, West African, and British influences.

Our Bahamas restaurants include casual beachfront cafés, celebrity chef restaurants, seaside bars and grills, familiar fast-food spots, and authentic Bahamian experiences like The Arawak Cay Fish Fry on West Bay Street just outside downtown Nassau. All are set against one of the most beautiful backdrops in the Caribbean.

Some suggestions:

Sip Sip (The Cove at Atlantis) -- features seasonal dishes, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and commits to supporting local fishermen and farmers. The barefoot, Bahamian eatery's signature "Caribterranean" flavors shine through in their exclusive cocktails, created specifically for The Cove. Try one with the Spicy Conch Chili or the Grouper Reuben, and enjoy the view of Paradise Beach.

Frankie Gone Bananas – A fish fry experience at Atlantis’ Marine Village

Humidor Churrascaria (Graycliff Hotel, Downtown Nassau) -- enjoy unlimited offerings of decadently seasoned meats precisely cut and served tableside alongside a banquet-style buffet of tantalizing dishes, ranging from simple salads and bean dishes to savory vegetables, fresh fish and Brazilian specialties.

Tingum on the Sand (Rosewood Baha Mar) -- Fresh local seafood perfectly paired with a chilled glass of rosé and a stunning sunset view–is there a better way to wrap up a day in Paradise? Tingum on the Sand is a laid-back eatery with warm, welcoming Bahamian charm in a beautiful beach setting. Grilled grouper, cracked conch wraps, and a key lime tart are just some of the fresh, flavorful menu options to choose from. 

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