The Baha Mar dining situation is… a bit of a conundrum. Don’t get me wrong—it isn’t bad. It’s not that the restaurants are small or, worse, the portions are tiny. It’s not that the culinary options are limited or the food concepts aren’t creative. And it certainly isn’t because there are too few dining choices on the grounds of New Providence’s most dynamic resort. The conundrum is actually the opposite of everything I just said.
When I visited Baha Mar earlier this year, I felt overwhelmed by the restaurant options, because it was almost too hard to choose where we should eat each night. Costa’s combination of Mexican favorites and coastal concepts left me thinking about the grilled octopus with chorizo for weeks (and now again), while the breakfast at The Swimming Pig was so good that it made me return for dinner on the same day just so I could see if the restaurant is consistent (it is). And, honestly, I’d spend the day eating burritos from the El Jefe food truck if I could, because it would also mean another round of cucumber margaritas.
Speaking of the drinks—wow. So many restaurants offer so many creative craft and traditional cocktails, and each one was better than the next. One of Baha Mar’s many popular drinks is the Cloud Nine, which you can now make at home.
The Cloud Nine at Baha Mar
- 2 oz. Gin
- 3 oz. soursop juice (can be substituted with pineapple juice)
- 1 oz. coconut-infused syrup (can be substituted with simple syrup)
- 1 oz. lime juice
How to Make It:
Pour the ingredients into a shaker and strain them into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, fresh coconut and mint.