The Bahamas: a wealth of beautiful options | New York Amsterdam News

It won’t cost you a fortune or much time either. What awaits is 700 islands, 30 of which are inhabited. No matter where you are in the Bahamas, it’s going to be beautiful, the water turquoise, the sand pink or white. So how do you decide which island to visit? Truth is, there’s no wrong choice. You’ll love wherever you go. Here’s a look at some of the special spots in the Bahamas.

Paradise Island/Nassau

Everybody’s talking about Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, which opened last year and set new standards in luxury. It is home to the first and only luxury ESPA spa, and at 30,000 square-feet, that’s a whole lot of room for pampering. Another boast—the largest casino in the Bahamas as well as the Caribbean. And there are direct beach views from the casino through massive windows and 20-plus food and beverage outlets. That’s not the only place where the eating is good. Any day of the week you can feast at the Arawak Cay fish fry, a stretch alongside the sea with colorful stalls, restaurants and food trucks. The down-home cooking includes conch fritters, conch salad, grouper, snapper, sides such as peas and rice, plantains, coleslaw, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, and other island fare. Drink a Goombay Smash, consisting of pineapple, orange, apricot and rum, or Sky Juice, made with fresh coconut water, gin and condensed milk topped with cinnamon or nutmeg. For another authentic sampling, do stop by Bahamian Cookin’ Restaurant and Bar. Treat yourself to a five-star dining experience you’ll never forget. Eat at Graycliff Restaurant in a historic colonial mansion.

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There’s plenty of action at Atlantis, the mega resort with a 141-acre waterscape, 11 pools, 4 miles of beach and an 18-hole oceanfront golf course, shops, restaurants, comedy club, casino and more.