Local knowledgeThe area around Lyford Cay is full of interesting things to do.
If you're a Member of the Lyford Cay Club then you can use all the amenities it offers: full service marina, championship Golf Course, Tennis courts, immaculate white powder beaches, three world class restaurants, water skiing... the list is endless.
If you want to explore outside the gated confines of Lyford Cay the island has much to offer too.
The obvious attractions of Atlantis and the new mega-resort Bahamar are renown internationally. Taxis can be booked from the Lyford Cay Club desk if you don't want to drive. Bahamar is approx. 20 minutes on Cable Beach; Atlantis approx. 45 minutes on Paradise Island. These resorts both offer full service casinos, restuarants, nightclubs, aquariums – everything you could want for a fun night.
There are also excellent local restaurants within a few minutes of the Lyford Cay gates:
Mahogany House (362 6669) is a five star restaurant serving modern Italian cuisine seven nights a week. It is attached to the new boutique hotel The Island House – both brain childs of Mark Holowesko and his daughter, Lauren. The hotel also has a sushi bar affording incredible ocean views. Mahogany House is open now, The Island House will open in 2015.
Blue Caviar (362 6030) is an excellent French restaurant just past the old gas station at Lyford Cay. It is open seven days a week and serves excellent fresh French food in a beautiful Balinese building. It has impeccable morning coffee with croissants, pastries and tarts.
The Captain's Table (362 4271) is an institution in Lyford Cay. It started as the low key restaurant for the yachting crowd and their staff. Now it has a loyal clientele of Lyford Cay residents who use it as a gather place throughout the week. Delicious local Bahamian food – try the Grouper fingers, the Conch salad and the Jerk Chicken salad. Very friendly staff.
If you want to escape Nassau then head out into the Family Islands. Flights to every inhabited island leave out of Nassau International Airport daily. The most popular island chains are the Exumas, the Berries, and the Abacos. Other popular islands are Long Island, Cat Island and Crooked Island. If you want to explore the islands by boat this can be arranged with a local boat captain. I am happy to help you arrange this.
Enjoy your vacation – it truly is better in The Bahamas!