A Local’s Guide to Nassau, Paradise Island and the Bahamas

Do you like to combine world-class resorts with local culture and cuisine during your vacation? Have you been to Nassau and Paradise Island but felt guilty because you haven’t taken the opportunity to explore the surrounding area? After reading this blog, you will be inspired to take a little time out of your usual vacation to get a true taste of Bahamian life, including a trip to a famous conch stand, a popular beach bar and a stunning adventure to see some of the local marine life.


First stop is lunch at Dino’s Gourmet Conch Salad stand in the Gambier neighbourhood. Conch salad is a Bahamian staple, where the fish is simply marinated in citrus juice with onions, bell peppers and a kick of hot sauce. Dino’s take on the traditional recipe uses the very best local fruits to add a tropical twist. Whether you fancy a tangy apple or juicy mango to tempt your sweet tooth, you will leave wanting more!

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Sunset Cocktails: Everyone loves to combine a cold cocktail with a stunning sunset while on vacation. Khyla’s Island Philosophy on Junkanoo Beach is the perfect setting for authentic Caribbean cocktails mixed just the way you like it. Khyla’s renowned reputation for her warm and friendly hospitality has got people flocking from all over the island. Remember to go light or heavy on the rum!

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A Memorable Day Trip: We believe that a trip to the Bahamas is only worth it when you get the chance to visit the stunning Exumas. Synonymous with crystal clear waters, picturesque scenery and swimming pigs, the Exumas have so much to offer. At Ship Channel Cay, lemon, nurse and reef sharks, as well as stingrays come amazingly close to the shoreline. The Out Islands in the Northern Exumas are a world away from the resorts of Paradise Island, giving a lifetime of memories for every member of your family.

Ship Channel Cay
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From the 5th to 11th December, the Boatbookings Team will be reviewing the very best yachts for your next Bahamas charter at the 2014 Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Watch this space and keep up to date via Twitter for live reviews from the show!

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