While you're in the Bahamas, make sure you try some of the local delicacies, such as the seafood, meat and pea dishes, but be aware that main course tend to be quite spicy here. And wash it down with some exotic fruit salad and, if the mood takes you, a glass of Bahamian rum.
The islands' capital, Nassau, is home to a wide range of restaurants that serve both local and international dishes. Señor Frog's, a lively Mexican restaurant, is worth visiting if only for the fact that you can tell people you've been to a restaurant called Señor Frog's. The same could apply to Café Johnny Canoe, where the seafood - in particular the cracked conch - is very appetising.
With a proliferation of bars and clubs that seem constantly to be open, every night is party night when you’re on holiday in the Bahamas. Paradise Island is home to many venues, especially in the resort of Atlantis. Try an exotic drink at the beach bar at Cocktails and Dreams, or if you fancy a bit of a dance to some local music, head to Da Island. And check out some Bahamian stand-up comedy at the Jokers Wild comedy club.
You're also spoilt for choice on Grand Bahama Island. As well as being a hub of restaurants and public houses Count Basie Square, in Freeport, regularly hosts a number of events, including live music, karaoke and limbo dancing. Try a coconut-based drink at Rum Runner's Bar, or some localbeverages at Club Amnesia.