Nassau, Bahamas: Favorite NON Tourist places -- Or where Locals might also go?

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Nassau, Bahamas: Favorite NON Tourist places -- Or interesting or good places where Locals might also go?


I'll be in Nassau, Bahamas on Friday 4/15/05 from 1:00am to 7:00pm.
(Have been here once before, and we did some of the sightseeing stuff such as Atlantis.)

I'm now on a hunt for:
1. NON Tourist spots -- where Locals might go and yet be also interesting or good to visit for us.
2. Maybe Tourist Spots -- but where a Local feels comfortable enough to be a tourist, too!

Do you have any favorite non-touristy spots you like to go here -- or maybe a spot you like to go where you don't "just" feel like a a tourist?


Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
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There are two places that come to mind within a reasonable distance. The first is arawak Cay's Fish Fry - you can grab lunch at one of the dozen or so local restaurants that make up this "" Heritage village".
Here's a menu for one of the spots to give you some idea.
http://www.bahamasgo.com/twinbrothers.htm
Additionally, the fish shacks at Potters Cay, under the bridge on the Nassau side, are a wonderful way to hang out with the locals and get the catch of the day and a cold Kalik. Maybe even sit in on a good game of dominoes. From port, just ask the cabbie to take you to Potters Cay.

For just hanging out for a drink, I like the Green Parrot at Hurricane Hole marina (Paradise Island). It's the "boating"crowd, but much easier to relax with then the mulitudes of tourist elsewhere.
Here's a nice site that might give you some clues.
http://www.bahamasfilm.com/nassau/
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Hi Scubagirrl,

Thanks for the great tips!

There was an old mention of the Fish Fry in chowhound*, much appreciated for the updated endorsement... It's something I definitely want to go to now!
* (http://www.chowhound.com/boards/intl...ges/20322.html)

I also would like to check out the fish shacks in Potter's Cay; sounds like my idea of fun too!

Regards and thanks again,
-RSS from SF-
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Hi Jeanne S -
Originally posted by Jeanne S
If money is no object go to Buena Vista for lunch - a cab ride
Thank you for the solid recommendation! ...Sounds like a great place for a real lunchtime getaway!.
Much appreciated and Happy Cruising! -RSS-
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Liberty 12/26/13-12/30/13 ▬ 4 n. W.Carib (Fort Lauderdale r/t - Cozumel)
Serenade 4/19/08-5/3/08 ▬ 14 n. Westbound Panama Canal (San Juan - San Francisco) •List ____/__. Monarch 10/10/08-10/13/08 ▬ 3 n. Baja Mexico: Last weekend in San Pedro! (Los Angeles r/t - Ensenada)
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