At the top end, Caribbean dining stands toe to toe with anything on offer in major North American or European cities, not least because a trail of renowned chefs have made their way to the Caribbean to take charge of restaurants in the luxury resorts. The real joy, however, is discovering those unannounced roadside stalls and beach bars where the food combines with the surroundings to deliver the perfect experience.
Dine like a local
Cracked conch with rice and peas, or conch salad marinated in lime juice switches the stomach immediately to island time. Wash it down with a local Sands or Kalik beer.
Where to go:
The Arawak Cay fish fry in downtown Nassau is the place to go for authentic local food, while there are some excellent seafood restaurants also in Dunmore Town on Harbour Island. For upmarket Paradise Island.