Vacationing in the Bahamas is always a pleasure; the proximity to the US gives you a tropical feel with a short travel time. The sun and beaches are spectacular, and activities, both indoor and outdoor are in abundance to suit all vacation tastes, whether your interest is golf, game fishing, or water sports.
The cuisine of the Bahamas is superb, as well, with tons of fresh from the boats fish and seafood like shellfish, lobster, and conch; tropical fruits, seasonings and herbs are widely incorporated in dishes. Mixed drinks with rum and local beers compliment meal service.
It's easy to find great food, but any meal experience is amplified by ambiance, and in the Bahamas, that often means scenic views from your lunch or dinner table.
Here's a rundown on some of our favorite restaurants in the Bahamas with great views:
Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar
A transplant from New Orleans, the world famous Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar, next to the British Colonial Hotel on West Bay Street features refreshing drinks, authentic Bahamian nibbles like conch salad and paninis. With a sweeping vista view of cruise ships coming and going and the beach, an afternoon or evening at Fat Tuesday can be an unforgettable part of your trip.
Blue Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
With beautiful views of Nassau on one side, and the Atlantis marina on the other, the Blue Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is one of the top seafood destinations for visitors to Nassau and Paradise Island. Considered a local institution with five star ratings, the menu features fresh local seafood, as well as beef, chicken, and French influenced appetizers and soups. Split the spectacular broiled to order Chateaubriand for two while catching a romantic sunset during dinner. The Blue Lagoon Seafood Restaurant is open from 5 PM to 10 PM Monday through Saturday.
The Poop Deck Restaurant
While vacationing in the Bahamas, you'll have a choice of two different scenic views at each location of the Poop Deck Restaurant. The original East Bay location features great views of the Nassau harbor, and the Sandyport location, just west of the Cable Beach hotels, is right on the sand and has an ideal perch for breathtaking ocean views. Discounted beverages are available for the 4 PM - 7 PM happy hour, and dining options include fish and seafood served the same day it's caught. That's fresh! Pasta, beef and chicken dishes are available as well as classic salads.
The Green Parrot
With four locations, the Green Parrot boasts great food, great prices and great views. Their main location, the Harbour Front Restaurant and Grill offers panoramic vista views of the Nassau Harbour to accompany their menu of small plates, burgers, sandwiches and barbecue specialties, like ribs, brisket and pulled pork.
Dining on every island of the Bahamas is a delight. Add spectacular views and you have a vacation memory that will stay with you for years, and add one of the many Bahamas tours.