Arguably one of the prettiest beaches in the Bahamas, Taino Beach is named for an ancient island tribe.
Miraculously it is also lightly developed at its east end, except when cruise ship buses arrive. Its long cove shape starts at a grouping of resorts on Jolly Drive. It continues eastward, edging the neighborhood known as Millionaire’s Row, where the island’s nicest homes resides.
Off of West Beach Road, you come to the Taino Beach main public access. You will find lots of parking, a nicely shaded playground, and a hilltop royal-palm-flanked memorial.
A number of restaurants and water sports concessions once catered to beachgoers at Taino Beach. Now it’s down to two. A beach club call Junkanoo has list of drinks thrice as long as its food menu. Tony Macaroni’s Conch Experience is a beach shack in the finest tradition where roasted conch, Gully Wash cocktails, and volleyball happen.
A short walk takes you to Smith’s Point, home of Wednesday night Fish Fry and a scattering of native restaurants.