From Harbour Island try something new: Island hopping for lunch
Apr 30, 2018
Treat yourself to breakfast or lunch in Spanish Wells
Harbour Island is one of the jewels of The Bahamas, owing to its famous pink sand. While the island has a very diverse culinary scene with a range of down-home and fine dining restaurants, Harbour Island has a neighbour to the NorthWest that adds more options to munch your way through a beach vacation.
For a day-away excursion to sample the local cuisine in Spanish Wells, travel through North Eleuthera (you'll need a land taxi and two short water taxis) or take the Bahamas Ferries directly to Spanish Wells.
Places to eat when visiting Spanish Wells
Even though Spanish Wells is relatively small (approximately 131 acres), the number of restaurants on this quaint island makes up for its size.
The Generation Gap
The Gap Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The freshly cooked meals are very affordable. Breakfast items range from freshly baked pastry to continental items such as omelettes or pancakes. Baked goods such as homemade bread and johnny cakes are a favourite of many. Lunch and dinner provide American items such as hamburgers, steak, and chicken nuggets and traditional Bahamian option such as fresh cracked conch.
Location, location, location. The Shipyard Restaurant & Bar is located on the eastern tip of Spanish Wells, where a shallow ocean channel separates the Island from North Eleuthera. The waterfront views are breathtaking. Dinner while watching the sunset is a treat for almost all visitors. Menu items include tuna, steak and lobster bisque. The Shipyard also offers international cuisine such as pork griot, fish & chips, and watermelon gazpacho. If not for a meal, you can stop at Shipyard for the full-service bar.
Budda’s Snack Shack
Budda’s Snack Shack is a Bahamian restaurant, despite its Asian inspired name. The atmosphere is laid-back the decor, quirky and fun. A converted school bus serves as the kitchen. The multi-coloured outside seating area is covered, making it fit for all weather dining. Budda’s Snack Shack has signature Karaoke on Friday nights with live entertainment. The energy at this spot is vibrant and down-home. live music, and wines and spirits.
Other notable restaurants include Wreckers, Sandbar Beach Bar and Grill,