Four Foodie Feasts On A Bahamas Yacht Charter

The Bahamas is a true yachting paradise with clear, sunlit seas and perfect beaches. A Bahamas yacht charter is also a superb gourmet destination; whether you’re fine dining at a celebrity chef’s restaurant in Nassau or feasting on fresh grilled lobster, you dived for on the sandy sea floor.

By Sasha Leong • 21 August 2023

Indulge in ‘Michelin-Star-Chic’ at Dune

Location: Four Seasons Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Nassau. 

Hours: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, 7 days. Sunday Brunch from 12-3. 

Dress Code: Smart resort style

Michelin-starred French chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world’s most acclaimed celebrity chefs, and his restaurant in Paradise Island Nassau is a triumph.

Set in a colonial-inspired white building on a sand dune by the sea, Dune’s interior is warm and contemporary, with industrial lamps hanging down from exposed timber beams and wooden tables set on raw timber floorboards. A wall of floor-to-ceiling windows brings in expansive views of the turquoise ocean, but the restaurant maintains a cosy, luxurious intimacy. Alternatively, enjoy the sea breezes on the terrace dining area, or book Dune’s private ocean-view dining room for 40.

The menu offers Vongerichten’s trademark French-Asian cuisine, but in this case, it also highlights the exquisite local seafood and hints of Bahamian spice.

Highlights: Roasted Nassau Grouper, Bahamian Lobster Tail, Conch Salad, Lobster Pizza

Revel in the ‘Nobu Phenomenon’ at Nobu Atlantis

Location: Atlantis Casino, Paradise Island

Hours: 5-10 pm, Daily

Dress Code: Smart Casual/Dressy

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is famous for his innovative, wildly successful combination of Japanese and Peruvian cuisines. Now a global name, dining at Nobu at Atlantis Paradise Island is a must-do experience on a Bahamas yacht charter.

Nobu Atlantis is located just off the casino floor, and the energy and colour of the casino are reflected beautifully in the restaurant’s design. Low tables and stools at the entry give that Japanese design sense, while the restaurant is bathed in the casino neon glow of the door archway and dwarfed by an immense bar that rises to the high ceilings. In the main dining room, stunning light installations hang from the ceiling, while in the private dining room, shelves of bottles curve around a circular blue room. Head down to the sake cellar for a tasting, or dine outdoors on the terrace with views of Atlantis Marina.

Highlights: Black cod with miso, Wagyu beef. We recommend opting for the ‘Omakase’ menu, which translates to ‘I’ll leave it up to you’, giving the Chef free rein to select up to 10 dishes that are the best of the day. 

Dine on a Secret Sandbar

Location: At anchor off a sandbar in the Bahamas

Hours: Any time, any day. 

Dress Code: From swimsuits and shorts to evening gowns and tuxes — you decide!

Of all the superyacht experiences, a luxury sandbar picnic is among the ultimate guest-pleasers. There’s something magical about being delivered by tender onto a remote sandbar where a white cloth table awaits you, glasses and silverware glinting in the sun. The Chef stands by, grilling lobster with lashings of lemon butter, the stewardess fills up your champagne, and you sink your feet into the soft sand under the table, finding the cool layer underneath. 

Your only decision…is what time of day will it be? Would you prefer a daytime picnic, jetskis and kayaks pulled up on the sandbar, music playing, and water lapping quietly at the sandbar’s edge? Or perhaps you would prefer the drama and magic of a night-time sandbar picnic, with stars shining overhead, moonlight sparkling on the water, and the orange glow of lanterns the crew have staked around the sandbar to light your way. After dinner, crank the music up and enjoy a dance floor in the middle of the sea, looking back at your superyacht at anchor, lit up against the darkness.

Highlights: All of it. And why decide between day and night for your luxury sandbar picnic? On a seven-day charter in the Bahamas, you can always do both.

Get Swept Back in Time at Graycliff Restaurant

Location: Graycliff Hotel, Nassau

Hours: Lunch and Dinner, Afternoon Tea. 

Dress Code: Elegant Casual, Dinner Jacket Recommended (Evenings)

Graycliff Hotel was the Bahamas’ first 5-star hotel, and you can’t help but feel that expensive, ever-so-faded heritage when you dine here. Set in a colonial mansion dating back to 1740, the restaurant has a staggering 270,000-bottle wine cellar (the third largest private collection in the world), and the hotel also makes its own cigars and chocolates on-site. This setting has an old-world glamour, complete with servers in tuxedos and piano music in the parlour, making it quite a remarkable place to dine. There are five dining areas, including private dining in the wine cellar and at the Chef’s table and a garden gazebo.

The food is a delicate, well-executed combination of Bahamian and European cuisines. The restaurant also offers British afternoon teas and five-course Wine Luncheons. 

Highlights: Kobe beef, Kurobata pork, Nassau grouper. Finish your evening with a cognac and a hand-rolled cigar made on-site. You can also attend cooking, chocolate-making, and cigar-making workshops at the hotel and wine tastings.


There are so many gourmet experiences in the Bahamas, whether you want to live it up at celebrity chef restaurants or eat lip-smacking fish fry in a rustic beach bar.

Contact the charter team at Bluewater to create a culinary Bahamas yacht charter to suit your tastes perfectly.