Looking to plan an ideal bachelorette party for the bride to be? The Bahamas is an excellent choice for your celebrations! Nassau has casinos, nightclubs, booze cruises, beautiful beaches, great restaurants, and the best island vibes!
The Bahamas is a dream location for Instagram photos as well as the perfect place to build epic memories for a lifetime with your girlfriends.
When traveling to a foreign country it’s tough to know the hot spots, best beaches, things to do, etc. Now that you’ve stumbled upon Float Your Boat Bahamas, you’re going to get all the info you need! I will guide you in planning the best Bachelorette party in the Bahamas. Your bride will thank you and you will forever be remembered as planning the most epic bachelorette party!
Where to stay
Finding the perfect place to stay is one of the most important planning duties when traveling to the Bahamas. You must stay close to beaches, restaurants, etc. to make moving around simple and convenient.
Additionally, the place you choose has to be a vibe. It has to scream happiness, island vibes, and have a homey feel so that when you and your bride squad are hanging out at home you feel every ounce of those things.
6-8 person Bridal Posse
8-12 person Bridal Posse
12+ person Bridal Posse
Where to eat
Rolling with a large squad of girls requires some good planning, specifically when dining out. It’s important that you choose restaurants with the right vibe, that can accommodate you and your bride tribe. Eating out in Nassau can get quite expensive, so I recommend doing a combo of at-home meals + eating out. Here are my top suggestions for dining, from boozy brunches to quick take-out spots & local bars!
Below you will find some recommendations for cute little cafes with a good vibe. Great to grab a coffee & a pastry or a quick bite to eat.
This cafe is like a little escape to France. They have some amazing pastries, breakfast options, and great coffee. You don’t have to be staying at Bahamar to dine here, just park in guest parking and head on in!
They have a great patio and the indoor dining area is adorable.
This is one of the most consistent and delicious coffee places on the Island. They have great pastries and coffee! Whether you are dining for lunch or breakfast they offer delicious cooked to order food, a full menu for breakfast and lunch. The coffee and staff’s values are just as amazing, and this is a great convenient spot to grab some delicious food, ice cream, coffee, and pastries!
An “eyegasm” is the best word to use for quite possibly the most aesthetically pleasing place I have ever stepped foot into! This amazing coffee shop, covered in bright monkey wallpaper and decorated as if The Bahamas and Ernest Hemingway had a baby, will surely have you coming back time and time again! In addition to their amazing ambiance, their locally roasted coffee and locally baked pastries will have your mouth watering for days! From an Espresso Tonic to just a regular cup of joe, they have an extensive list of amazing coffees, all of which will not disappoint.
Located in the Boutique hotel of Island House, this is going to be a peaceful and relaxing experience all whilst enjoying a great breakfast and cappuccino. No matter what your choice of coffee or breakfast is, you will enjoy it here at the Yellowbell Coffee Bar! Sit outside and enjoy the luscious greenery and calm infinity pool while you sip your drink and enjoy this peaceful ambiance. Despite this being a hotel, the energy is always very calm. You will find a mixture of either tourists having a nice vacation breakfast or locals having meetings. They have a full breakfast menu here, as well as pastries.
This is your boozy brunch. Fun, exciting, mimosa pouring brunch options. They will definitely be more poppin’ during the weekends (Saturdays & Sundays). Some of them only serve brunch on the weekends so be sure to check ahead of time.
Yummy food, fun vibes, and endless cocktails can be found at these great brunch spots!
Shima is one of my favorites! Serving up delicious Thai food, paired with mouth-watering cocktails. This will be a high-end and expensive brunch, but your tastebuds will forever thank you for this delicious and beautiful dining experience.
“Breakfast with a view” is the best way to describe this spot. Its located on the pristine Cabbage Beach, at the Four Seasons hotel. If you know the Four Seasons brand, you know they do things well. From your standard eggs & bacon breakfast to delicious pancakes & waffles, this place has a great breakfast with an even greater view!
Known for their fun Sunday brunches, Cocoplum is an adorable restaurant with a whole island vibe attached to it. They are always inventing new and fun brunch options and brunch cocktails to keep you entertained. Your Instagram feed will be flowing with beautiful photos of their food & ambiance. Check out their back patio for the best vibes!
Latitudes is a great brunch option if you are in the Eastern part of the island. They have an extensive menu, from standard breakfast options to Bahamian classics like Stew Fish and Chicken Souse. The mimosas and cocktails will be flowing and you will have a great time!
Featured also in our Restaurants with a view post, The One & Only Travellers Rest has some amazing breakfast options, all to be enjoyed with a beautiful view! Take my word when I say this is the best chicken souse I have ever had! Travelers Rest is serving up breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am-11 am, add this one to your Bahamas Bucketlist, you won’t be disappointed!
A great spot for a cozy vibe, good food, and perhaps some live music on a Sunday morning. Studio Cafe is a little spot, cozy, spectacular views and nice vibes. You will enjoy the view, as you listen to live music and sip your mimosa!
Lunch Take Out & Casual Spots
The spots mentioned below would be perfect for something quick for take-out, or perhaps a casual affordable lunch. Burgers, pizza, jerk chicken, or Bahamian food, we got it all!
My absolute favorite pick-up spot. They have the best jerk chicken on the island in my opinion. You’ll need to call ahead and bring cash for your order. My go-to is the jerk chicken with boiled food (which is sweet potatoes and pumpkin boiled in seasoning and veggie broth, so good!) & plantains. Trust me on this one, you won’t be disappointed!
If you are going to go to the fish fry, then Grill Masters should be your stall of choice. The grill master also has some great jerk chicken. It’s spicy, its mouthwatering, it has that delicious mesquite grilled flavor to it. You can’t go wrong! The fish fry is also cash only, keep that in mind 🙂
This is a great, long-lasting classic Bahamian restaurant. Located right on the marina, this is a good place to have a good local Bahamian meal with a view. Usually serving up fresh fish, this is a go-to if you want an authentic Bahamian experience.
This is such a fun concept and the people over at Bahamian Bistro have really done an amazing job with creating a unique dining experience in Nassau. No matter what your tastebuds are itching for, Bahamian Bistro is sure to do the trick! They call themselves the “Food Archipelago” they have 8 different restaurants all in one kitchen. While all of them are good, given the subject of this post, we highly recommend the Bahamian Menu! Serving up breakfast, lunch & dinner, this spot is cute, fun and the food is delicious!
Spritz is a great little Italian spot in Sandyport, it faces a boat marina, you can watch the boats come in and out and see fish swimming underneath the docks while you eat. The sunset views are absolutely amazing, and the food is great as well! My go-to items to order are the hamburger, the Porchetta pizza, and the Lobster Ravioli, all are delicious! This is a great spot for a casual dinner, it’s usually packed, all the time, however, you can always get a table!
Twisted Lime is our closest option to a Sports style Bar. They have a huge menu, consisting of Bahamian items and American Bar food. There is usually has a good-sized crowd of Bahamians, its a louder, fun restaurant right in the Sandyport Marina.
If you visit the Bahamas and miss out on conch salad, you’ve done it all wrong! There are tons of places around the island for a good conch salad, one of my favorites being Dino’s. I choose Dino’s because of the music, the view and it is one of the best conch salads on the island! What is a conch salad you might be asking… picture a ceviche, but with conch instead of fish, conch is a little chewier, and they pull it out of a shell! My favorite is the tropical salad, they throw some pineapple and apple into it, giving it a light sweetness to break up the heat from the pepper! This is a must-try when visiting the Bahamas!
Tucked away in Coral Harbour, this is a great spot for a local experience and a Bahamian meal. They have great brunch on the weekends, and on Thursday nights they have live music. I love this spot because it’s a local favorite, has great food, nice people, and always has a good time.
Fancy Lunch Spots
These would be your “dress-up cute & treat yo self” lunch spots. Cute fun outfits should be worn as you have a fancy fun meal! These spots are more on the high end.
Island Bro’s will be your Frenchiest French experience in Nassau. From the food to the drinks to the owners, you will feel as if you just stepped onto French soil. The meat selection is by far my favorite, they have fresh and different selections of charcuterie and meat weekly. They are always bringing in new options and are always surprising us with delicious menu additions. The cocktails are delicious, they have a great wine selection and your meal will not disappoint you!
Yellow Bell is offering more of a snack vibe + great cocktails. Starting at 3 pm, daily, you can find delicious little snacks on their menu. But really, you go here to dress up in your best outfit and enjoy beautiful craft cocktails.
Cocoplum wins as far as most Instagrammable restaurant goes. The outdoor patio is covered with greenery, wicker chairs, and a tiki-type bar. They show old black and white movies from a projector in the evenings, they have delicious drinks and I have never had a bad meal. I would consider the food to be French with a Bahamian twist. The staff is friendly and I always leave satisfied!
Kyma is a delicious Greek/Bahamian restaurant, serving up an array of different, meats, fish, and tapas. Kyma has live music, great cocktails, and is always a good time! My favorite item on the menu is the Argentinian-style whole fish, with the delicious cilantro rice! They also have a great hummus sampler as an appetizer. You won’t be disappointed after this meal!
Social House is an upbeat sushi spot, serving delicious rolls and entrees. The vibe is always good whether you’re at the bar, or on the patio and the food is always amazing. Great drink options, delicious sushi, and always consistent with service!
The most vibe-filled dinners with upbeat energy will be found at the hotels. Of course, there are options outside of the hotels, but you just won’t get that party energy that you are most likely looking for to celebrate the bride-to-be. With this in mind, I suggest going to at least one of the below restaurants as your “all-out night” before hitting the club. Be prepared to dish out quite a lot of cash for these spots. All the restaurants in the hotels are quite expensive.
One of the cutest restaurants at Bahamar, Marcus is located on the beach and turns into basically a club after dinner hours. The food is decent, but the vibe is why you go. This would be my top choice for restaurants in Bahamar.
A cute Mexican-inspired restaurant, Costa is high-end, with a nice menu & a large selection of tequilas. Don’t go expecting the best Mexican meal of your life. You can expect a beautiful restaurant with amazing food presentation and great vibes.
Another top of mine, this steakhouse is a great option if you like steak! LOL, They have a great list of quality steaks and wine.
Katsuya is a sexy sushi place. Great sushi, party vibes, right in the thick of the Casino.
Everyone is familiar with the Nobu brand. Classic, delicious sushi, always a hype vibe at Nobu!
Nightclubs & Day Clubs
The only real nightclub/day club life operating these days can be found in the Hotels. Both the Bahamar & Atlantis Hotel offers nightclubs and Bahamar offers a day club as well on the weekends.
Looking for a bar to hit before dinner? Here are my top spots! Some are super-duper casual, some are a bit fancier. You will definitely find the perfect option for you and your crew!
Plantation is my go-to spot in the evenings when I have visitors in town. The vibes are always good, music is always bumpin’ and there is usually a good-sized crowd. Plantation is tucked away in a bunch of trees, surrounded by wild chickens running around, and very islandy décor. This is a perfect spot to grab a drink before or after dinner, or just to have dinner! The menu offers mainly bar food, and the cocktails are always STRONG! Plantation has a local vibe and you are sure to have a good time!
As mentioned before, this place is an eyegasm. In addition to their amazing ambiance, their craft cocktail menu will literally have your mind blown. Each cocktail has been crafted with extreme detail, from the cup to the ingredients and presentation, everything is perfect. The staff is some of the best people on the island, and the whole experience will be amazing. This is a must-do!
Created by the same guys from Bon Vivants, this place will give you a similar experience as mentioned above. The cocktail list is once again mind-blowing, as well as the presentation. Check out both and see which one you like better!
Your typical beach bar, and one of its kind in Nassau, Bahamas. This is a little beach shack, serving up strong cocktails with a jaw-dropping view of Love Beach. Come hang out, listen to music (sometimes live music on the weekends), and enjoy a great vibe. This is a good spot for nighttime or daytime. Super casual!
Whether or not daiquiris are your thing, you should 100% not miss out on this spot. Their pina colada is literally a dream. My favorite pina colada by far! And if you follow me on Instagram, you know I am a big pina colada critic. In addition to their pina, they have a great staff, who are engaging, fun, helpful, and super nice. The music is always going and you’ll have a great mixed crew of locals and tourists!
The Sunset Beach Club is a new Bar & Restaurant, open Thursday-Sunday, It is usually packed with the socialites of Nassau having a great time, enjoying a cocktail, and an amazing view (especially at sunset)! The Sunset Beach Club has an ambiance of a beach club in Europe, with a Caribbean Island Twist. It’s nothing like anything else in Nassau and is a must-see! I highly recommend getting a reservation or heading over early to reserve a table. You will not be disappointed in this one!
The Pink Shack is one of my favorite bars in the Bahamas, this little spot is so fun and the people that run it are absolutely lovely! The pink shack is located right off Bay Street, they are always serving you with a smile and have the best Sky Juice on the island! Sky juice is a Bahamian staple, consisting of coconut water, condensed milk, and gin, with a twist of cinnamon & nutmeg to spice it up, absolutely delicious! Stop by for a quick drink and some laughs with Bernie, the owner!
Most bachelorette goers are “ballin’ on a budget”. With that in mind, I highly suggest doing our Rose Island Excursion. Doing an excursion should be a higher priority than spending money on a nice dinner. Believe it or not, it’s going to be around the same price!
The great thing about the excursion is it’s 100% private for just you and your friends. Its ran by locals you can trust, who are fun and knowledgeable, and dedicated to showing you the best time out on the water.
Swim with turtles, snorkel beautiful reefs, hit a beach bar, and explore the beautiful untouched beaches of Rose Island. You won’t regret this memorable experience.
The price per person is about $150, the doesn’t include booze but I can definitely add it on as an option if you want.
We offer many different excursions; however, this is the best bang for your buck. If you are ballin’ period and don’t care about the budget, then Exuma should be your excursion of choice (Starting at $500 per person).
Check out my excursion page for more info!
Beaching is an important thing to have on your itinerary when visiting The Bahamas. Depending on where you are staying, I offer different suggestions. My two favorite beaches in Nassau are Love Beach and Cabbage beach.
Ideally, you would want to rent a house on the beach, then you don’t have to travel at all to get an amazing experience!
Check out my Best Beaches in Nassau blog post for more info on the best beaches.
Rolling around with a big squad is difficult, especially when there is drinking involved. However, having to call a cab every time you need to go somewhere is extremely inconvenient and will get quite expensive. I suggest 1 of 2 things.
- Rent a van- have one of the responsible members in your group be the driver. This will make your life so much easier.
- Hire a driver for the weekend and pay a base fee for them it will just make getting around so much better. Contact Lamont for a quote Email or 242-434-6868.
If you stay close to Bahamar you can walk, with minimum taxis but anywhere else will require a car, and regardless of your location I highly suggest having a car or hiring a driver for convenience.
Last-Minute Decoration Shopping
I highly suggest bringing the decor from wherever you are coming from. We don’t have too many options here and they will be much more expensive. If you do want to do some last-minute shopping, you can check out Home Fabrics for some last-minute decorations, napkins, balloons, etc.
Finally, if you need some great desserts whipped up, I have the contacts for you!
Erin- +1 (242) 825-5565
Vicky- +1 (242) 395-7723