Here are some of our favorite Bahamian spots.
Dillet's Guest House
Built in the '20s, this cozy home-turned-inn has only seven rooms, but also what has to be the nicest, friendliest staff in all of the Bahamas.
Orange Hill Beach Inn
Situated on a 3.5-acre hilltop spread, this quiet country-style inn is just a quick cab or jitney ride from downtown Nassau. And the beach is only 100 yards away and offers fabulous snorkeling.
Owner Willie Armstrong serves as your host at this elegant and romantic downtown dining room with exquisite service and some of the best Bahamian and French cuisine on the island.
This hotel restaurant is located about 10 minutes away from Love Beach, and we think you'll love both the seaside locale and innovative California/Caribbean cuisine.
Mama Lyddy's Place
Want to know where the locals go? This unassuming spot, known for its authentic Bahamian cooking, from cracked conch to peas and rice. Dine in or takeout.
Bahamas Rum Cake Factory
The delicious rum cakes made here, and available in several flavors, make the perfect gift for the loved ones you left at home. They also stock Bahamian candies, hot sauces, and other packaged foods.
The 13,000-square-foot flagship store on Bay Street is a duty-free paradise, with everything from Omega watches to Waterford crystal.