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Top Choice Bahamian in Nassau

Fish Fry

The colorful village of conch stands, bars, jerk joints and seafood restaurants at Arawak Cay, known collectively as the 'Fish Fry', is one of Nassau's great experiences. Come for conch salad, fried chicken wings, f…
Top Choice Factory in Nassau

Graycliff Cigar Co

Wandering into this cigar factory is like falling into 1920s Cuba. In a narrow, smoke-yellowed room with old-fashioned mosaic floors, up to 16 torcedores (cigar rollers) are busy at work, their fingers a blur as the…
Top Choice Museum in Nassau

Pirates of Nassau

Don’t even try to ignore the pirate pacing outside the museum: like any seafaring ruffian worth his peg leg, he had you in his sights the moment you turned the corner. But that’s OK – with its scale replica of the p…
Top Choice National Park in New Providence

Clifton Heritage National Park

Only narrowly saved from the developers' bulldozers in 2000, this coastal site bears witness to the whole spectrum of human habitation in the Bahamas. Comprising coppice wood, wetlands, beaches, Loyalist and slave-e…
Top Choice Japanese in Paradise Island

Nobu

Like every outpost of Nobu Matsuhisa’s empire, this restaurant deals exclusively in immaculately sourced and prepared Japanese food with judicious modern twists. Sushi and noodles are impeccable, but why not create …
Top Choice Italian in Nassau

Café Matisse

Hidden among downtown Nassau's historic government buildings, this dignified Italian is a delightful alternative to the nearby cruise-ship and duty-free scene. Grab a patio table in good weather and let professional…
Top Choice Museum in Nassau

National Art Gallery of the Bahamas

If you’re jangled by the chaos of Bay St, you'll find a welcome oasis inside the stately 1860s-era Villa Doyle: a grand art museum that's one of the gems in the Bahamian crown. The permanent collection focuses on mo…
Top Choice Bar in Nassau

Khyla's Island Philosophy

This tiny charismatic beach bar exemplifies all that is convivial and distinctive about Nassau, with an ebullient proprietress (Khyla), ever-welcoming locals and good tunes on the laptop. Sadly gutted by fire in 201…
Top Choice Bar in Nassau

Fish Fry

The unmissable nightly Fish Fry is not the only reason to spend a night or two in Arawak Cay. Sky-juice trailers, wooden beer shacks and more substantial establishments keep everyone oiled and easy, as multiple DJs …
Top Choice Fusion in Paradise Island

Dune

French-American celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten created the menu at this ultrapopular (and ultrapricey) fusion restaurant, floating atop a dune in front of the genteel Ocean Club hotel. The menu globe hops …