Top things to do

Top Choice National Park in The Exumas

Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

Founded as the world's first land-and-sea reserve in 1958, this stunning 283-sq-kilometer expanse of reef, cay and sea is world-famous among divers. Unfortunately (or fortunately, for its conservation) it's only acc…
Top Choice House in The Biminis

Dolphin House

Looking like Gaudí's tropical hobby, this astonishing house is the lifelong labor of Bimini historian and poet Ashley Saunders. Born on the site (all the surrounding houses belong to the Bimini Saunders), Ashley was…
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 Gardens in Freeport & Lucaya

Garden of the Groves

This 12-acre botanical garden is a lush tropical refuge on an island that’s otherwise mostly scrub pine and asphalt. A walking trail meanders through groves of tamarind and java plum trees, past cascading (artificia…
Top Choice National Park in North & Central Andros

Blue Holes National Park

Blue Holes – deep vertical 'caves' formed by karst limestone subsidence that fill with rain and seawater, forming unique ecosystems – are more abundant on Andros than anywhere else. This 40,000-acre national park co…
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 Bahamian in Freeport & Lucaya

Smith’s Point Fish Fry

Wednesday night at the Fish Fry is like a giant neighborhood party. Several beachfront shacks fire up oil-drum cookers and fry turbot, lobster and conch fritters for crowds of locals, who gossip the night away eatin…
Top Choice Bar in Green Turtle Cay

Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar

From the walls layered with business cards, photographs and personal messages to the devoted customers who've been coming since it opened in the ’60s, it’s clear that this bar is truly loved. A portrait of the origi…
Top Choice International in Governor’s Harbour

Tippy’s Bar & Beach Restaurant

This platonic model of the beach bar has a delightful ocean-facing deck and eclectic, welcoming timber decor inside. The restaurant specializes in globally influenced seafood dishes – coconut shrimp, Bahamian bouill…
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…