Sophisticated seafood, innovative flavours and authentic Caribbean produce fused with worldwide gastronomies, the most exclusive restaurants in the Bahamas are delectably varied, exciting and inventive. A luxury yacht charter here offers the irresistible blend of extraordinary dining experiences and an equally breath-taking setting of palm-tree lined beaches meeting crystal blue shores. The restaurants with the best entrees, mains, drinks, views - the perfect package - have been carefully compiled by our team of experts below.
Perched atop a white sand beach and overlooking an expanse of crystalline waters, Dune serves unforgettably delectable cuisine of the world-renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Signature dishes such as raw sushi, succulent duck and lamb, and fascinating entrees incorporate a French-Asian fusion with elements of incredible Bahamian flavours and ultra-fresh ingredients from the property’s garden. This chic and minimalist restaurant offers a truly unexpected dining experience guaranteed to excite your taste buds. Dark-wood furnishings are interspersed with Asian-style lamps to create a sophisticated décor which demands an equally stylish dress code.
Location: One&Only Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas (00 1 242 866 552 0001)
Guests are welcomed through a distinctive glowing green archway to begin their ultra-hip Japanese dining experience. The high-ceilings and vast floor expanse provides lavish space for guests to be seated for dinner or simply relax for cocktails in comfort, even when at full capacity. The restaurant offers faultless dishes on the wonderfully varied menu. Sashimi, tempura, soups, noodles, sushi, an assortment of hot and cold dishes and heavenly desserts are just a few of the specialities that will be pleasing to your palate. Boasting an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere, Nobu is the ideal place to relax with friends and family whilst sampling incredible food.
Location: Nobu Bahamas Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas (00 1 242 363 3000)
3. Flying Fish
Arguably the Caribbean’s finest waterside dining, Flying Fish uses a blend of traditional and modernist cuisine techniques difficult to find in the Bahamas. With Chef Tim Tibbitts attention to detail, from the restaurant's décor through to the training of his staff and the food, your experience at Flying Fish will be always be memorable. The menu is constantly changing with the seasons reflecting Tibbitts sustainable philosophy, seafood is freshly caught and seasonal, whilst meats are raised from small local farms. Everything at this restaurant oozes quality and consideration, so for a dining experience that has been meticulously planned with skill and creativity, then look no further than the Flying Fish.
Location: 1 Seahorse Road, Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas (00 1 242 373 4363)
4. Treasure Sands Club
Situated at the north end of Treasure Cay Beach you’ll find a restaurant where you’ll be gazing across an idyllic crescent shaped bay of turquoise water and dazzling white sands. This picture-perfect location serves a delicious fusion of cuisine and an exclusive French wine collection hand-selected by the Caribbean’s top wine connoisseur. Ideal for stopping off for a little lunch relaxation on your luxury yacht charter, this beautiful venue offers a pristine Mediterranean influenced menu of fish and stone crab caught fresh from the surrounding waters garnished delicately with local organic vegetables.
Location: Treasure Sands Club, Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas (00 1 242 365 9385)
5. The Dunmore
Harbour Island is a little slice of heaven as people tend to stay away due how difficult it is to get to via foot, thus this is the perfect dining location on your yacht charter. The award-wining Chef Cindy Hutson has developed a menu that is unique to Harbour Island and whether you’re enjoying a bite to eat for lunch or looking for a more refined dinner, the food served is always to exceptional standards. The Caribbean inspired dishes are all incredibly fresh and creative with lobster, breadfruit fish tacos, and truffle fries to be tucking in to. The restaurant is styled to laid-black and old-fashioned Bahamian glamour, creating a thoroughly relaxing dining experience in the lunchtime Caribbean sunshine.
Location: The Dunmore, Harbour Island, Bahamas (00 1 242 333 2200)
6. Sabor Restaurant and Bar
With a marvellous view over the yachts glittering in Port Lucaya marina and the surrounding swaying palm trees, Sabor Restaurant is a hidden treasure on the island of Grand Bahama. The ambiance is a successful blend of casual and elegance for a warm and inviting dining experience in the balmy Caribbean evening. With the freshest ingredients infused with tropical spices the menu is designed to satisfy any palate, from speciality grilled flat breads with signature toppings, melt-in-the-mouth pasta dishes to a medley of Caribbean inspired sides and appetizers. The impressive bar menu dazzled with tempting cocktails and fine wines will make it hard to end the evening with dessert.
Location: Pelican Bay Hotel, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas (00 1 242 373 5588)
If Bahamian cuisine tantalises your taste buds, then take the time to view the wide range of luxury yachts available for charter in the Bahamas before talking to your preferred charter broker about planning an itinerary.