Bahamas’ Best New Restaurants & Bars at Baha Mar

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Five Reasons to Visit Nassau Now

Baha Mar, the recently debuted integrated luxury destination on the island of Nassau in the Bahamas, is merging far-away flavors and celebrated local tastes with the recent and upcoming openings of an assortment of restaurants and bars. Guests can discover, dine, and drink at an extensive collection of casual and fine dining restaurants, pool and beachside lounges, grab-and-go outlets, and late-night bars all under one Bahamian roof. From new Caribbean outposts, to authentic Asian fine dining, Baha Mar brings a compelling new array of flavors to Nassau, injecting the island with innovative ingredients, cooking techniques, and global traditions.

“Baha Mar is brimming with spectacular new food & beverage experiences,” says Graeme Davis, President, Baha Mar. “The resort is putting the island on the map for food tourism, introducing visitors and locals to diverse cuisines, crafted cocktails, and exotic spirits.”    

Recent and upcoming food & beverage openings include:

•Cutting-Edge Cuisine by sbe: Lifestyle hospitality leader sbe opened SLS Baha Mar in mid-November along with three culinary and entertainment venues on the property including Cleo featuring shareable Mediterranean cuisine from Executive Chef Danny Elmaleh; Bungalow Pool Bar & Grill offering a playful selection of signature cocktails and lunch fare; and Monkey Bar, the signature SLS lobby bar, featuring an extensive wine and cocktail menu with light bites. Additionally, sbe opened its internationally renowned Katsuya in mid-August in the center of Baha Mar Casino, featuring Master Sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi's modern take on Japanese classics with design icon Philippe Starck's sleek and sultry interiors. Looking ahead to January, sbe will introduce Fi’lia by James Beard Award winner Chef Michael Schwartz showcasing honest Italian cuisine.  

•Authentic Chinese Fine Dining at Shuang Ba: Baha Mar is bringing elevated regional Chinese cuisines to the island, focusing on the primary Chinese methods of cooking from the North, South, Southwest and the East. The number 8 symbolizes fortune and good luck, and the 88-seat restaurant has designated chefs from multiple Chinese provinces, each specializing in one signature cooking method including dumplings, Dim Sum and Peking Duck. Guests are invited to explore traditional Chinese fare with a dedicated Baijiu menu featuring an extensive list of this ancient Chinese distilled spirit, the largest in the Caribbean.

•Regatta Buffet at Baha Mar: Baha Mar is introducing the ultimate buffet experience in the Caribbean. Featuring five cooking stations including made-to-order omelet stands, smoothie counters, rotisserie ovens, and an open-kitchen that showcases wood-burning grills, Regatta offers guests an array of global fare for breakfast and dinner.

•Conch Cooking at Da Conch Shack: Perhaps the most famed seafood of the Bahamas, guests can see how conch is harvested, prepared and sustainably served just steps from the sands at Baha Mar's Conch Shack.  Interactive, chef-led classes showcase how conch is traditionally prepared: scorched, citrus-laced and served in a spice-inflected salad along with a daiquiri or local beer.

•Bahamas on Tap at Swimming Pig: The recently opened modern riff on a British Gastropub features 24 beers on tap, many of them Bahamian favorites such as Kalik and Sands. Guests can experience guided tastings of an international collection of brews paired with locally inspired cuisine.


About Baha Mar
Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development being purchased by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The beachfront destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS Lux, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms. Additional amenities include 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean with over 100,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, 200,000 sq. ft. convention center, 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus Golf Couse and Golf Club, first ESPA flagship spa in the Caribbean, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking beach destination with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings located in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information visit

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