The Association of Bahamas Marinas has collectively assembled an incredible variety of businesses and organizations to optimize your Bahamas experience. Whether you are looking to island hop on your own vessel, stay at your favorite location for a long weekend or extended period of time, or charter a private vessel and let a qualified team handle the details so you can relax and truly tap into an “island state of mind.”
Our Allied Members have a wonderfully diverse set of services, but today we are going to focus on your island food and beverage experiences.
If you are looking to stock up on beverages for the boat, 700 Wines and Spirits has over 60 locations across more than 12 islands, and is conveniently located “just around the corner”, no matter where you are. They are easily the best choice for must-have alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for every occasion and definitely a great source for those who love the beloved Bahamian beer, Kalik.
Also offered is Bristol, the leading purveyor of premium wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages in The Bahamas. Bristol is both a wholesaler and retailer with facilities in Nassau, Freeport, Abaco, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, and Great Exuma. Dock delivery is available on most islands.
For boaters and travelers looking for more of a concierge type experience, Island Purveyors is a wonderful asset to our The Bahamas boating community. Island Purveyors is based in Nassau and is ready to fulfill your needs with the best island life has to offer. From every day necessities to gourmet delicacies, floral arrangements, specialty services such as massage therapies, beauty services, event support, unique gift services and even aircraft transport.
For those who are looking to replenish or stock high quality fresh provisions, Solomon’s Fresh Market is your best option, with 2 locations in Nassau. With a commitment to high quality products, it is a great choice to ensure your vessel is well equipped and easily replenished.
Making a stop in Nassau? Be sure to check out Pirates Republic - the only craft brewery in The Bahamas. The owners were inspired to take a historical space and carefully renovate it into a truly authentic experience for great beer, craft cocktails, great food and even an event venue for special occasions and live music! They also offer a great space for private parties. Located opposite the Cruise Terminal, Woodes Rogers Walk.
If Exuma is your destination, Chat ‘N’ Chill is an absolute must! It was founded in 1998 as a day camp for people who live on their boats in Elizabeth Harbour. It is definitely a great place to hang out, enjoy tasty island food, ice cold adult beverages and local culture. You may even get to experience a pickup volleyball game. Word has definitely gotten around and the location has become world famous. Salt-encrusted travelers from all over will gather to experience authentic conch salad and the quintessential laid-back, bare-feet beach bar. It is the perfect place to honor the namesake and simply “chat and chill!”
ABM will continue to nourish the needs of boaters and those who enjoy island travel throughout the Bahamas. Be sure to tag us in your social media photos so we can to add you to our IG story and feature you for our Fan Foto Fridays!
The Association of Bahamas Marinas has more than 40 members, each helping the boating community and our marina industry. For more information, see: https://www.bahamasmarinas.com/allied-members.