Nestled in the Caribbean Sea and encompassing a chain of 700 islands and more than 2000 small cays. The Bahamas is well known worldwide as one of the greatest travel destinations, mainly because of its world-class resorts, pristine beaches and natural wonders. Join us on a journey in true paradise with the Top 9 Things To Do In The Bahamas.
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Surrounded by sun-soaked beaches and miles of crystal-clear ocean water. In Grand Bahama Island, there’s something for everyone. From newlyweds to families, sports enthusiasts to nature lovers. Swim with dolphins, gamble at the casino, shop at the Port Lucaya Marketplace, dive at the UNEXSO Dive Center or just enjoy the beach. In between make sure to visit the Garden of the Groves with exotic vegetation, ponds and waterfalls as well as birds and butterflies.
Lucayan National Park
The Lucayan National Park has great historical and cultural significance. The Lucayan Caverns—over 10 km (6 miles) of caves, caverns and charted tunnels—is one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world! Part of the protected park is Gold Rock Beach, which supports Grand Bahama’s mangrove ecosystem and features a spectacular variety of tropical vegetation. Source: grandbahamavacations
Blue Lagoon Island
Just 183 meter (600 ft) off the north shore of Nassau, Paradise Island is celebrated for its long stretches of pearly white sand. Spend a day relaxing on the beautiful Blue Lagoon Island, once a frequent stop for pirates and privateers, the island is now the perfect place for an excursion. Swim in the calm lagoon, relax on a pristine beach, observe friendly dolphins and sea lions at play or enjoy water sports.
One of the largest uninhabited islands is Andros Island. The island boasts of one of the largest barrier reefs in the world with unique coral formations stretching out more than 161 km (100 miles).
Cabbage Beach, located on Paradise Island, is a beautiful natural wonder. A spectacular 4,8 km (3 miles) stretch of powdery white sand and clear, aquamarine water. it is perfect for snorkeling or dipping your toes in the surf.
Atlantis, a luxury hotel (where you’ll find the best of the 11 Best Hotels in The Bahamas), aquarium, water park, and entertainment complex in Paradise Island is one of the top attractions in the Bahamas. Atlantis Resorts really redefine the concept of entertainment destination resorts. Uncover an underwater city, rub noses with a dolphin or whiz by sharks, or gamble at the casino after plunging down an 18 meter (60 ft) waterslide. The Atlantis is the most happening place on Paradise Island. Even if you don’t stay there, you will probably end up there to experience some of the hotel’s unique activities, so you might as well just reserve a room, trust us it’s worth it. If the main resort is fully booked during your dates, which happens frequently, the Atlantis also offers its own timeshare resort called the Harborside Resort which features complimentary shuttle services to and from the Atlantis epicenter. This colorful villa complex has its own on-site amenities such as outdoor ping pong and pool tables, an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a shuffleboard court. The spacious 1-3 bedroom timeshare villas are perfect for large families and groups with dining rooms, living rooms, A/C, TVs, and complete kitchens! If you prefer to travel on a budget as we do, it’s possible to stay at the Harborside for a fraction of resort pricing by renting a timeshare suite through a private owner.
Stretches for 4 km (2.5 miles) just a few miles to the west of Nassau’s harbor, Cable Beach is Nassau’s sexy, playful resort strip holding hotels from all-inclusive chains to boutique properties.
Harbour Island rests off the northeast shoulder of Eleuthera. The island is home to Dunmore Town, one of the quaintest, prettiest little communities in the country. Brightly painted homes shine in a subdued rainbow of subtle pastel hues. Harbour Island Bahamas is mainly famous for its 5.6 km (3.5 miles) of hard packed picture perfect pink sand beaches. Warm clear ocean waters provide excellent diving, fishing and boating while outlying reefs provide safe swimming and snorkeling. It is really one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The pink sands turn salmon-colored in the setting sun. The pristine quality of the water, the safe snorkeling and sheltered swimming.
Nassau and Bay Street
With a wonderful array of local shops and stores, Downtown Nassau is a shopper’s heaven. Check out the world-famous Straw Market, where unique souvenirs, keepsakes and handcrafted items are sold. Stroll down Bay Street, Nassau’s main thoroughfare, for a variety of shops, which sell everything from local handmade gifts to genuine Havana cigars. Or visit Festival Place for unique crafts, art and music. It’s all just steps away…and it’s all duty-free in Nassau. Source: nassauparadiseisland
Just So You Know…
- The name “Bahamas” comes from the Spanish “Baja mar” meaning “low tide” or “shallow sea”.
- The pink sand of Pink Sands Beach, on Harbour Island the Bahamas, comes from Foraminifera, a microscopic marine animal with a bright pink or red shell.
- Cuisine in the Bahamas is known for seafood, such as conch, rock lobster, land crabs, stew fish, and salt fish. Other commonly used ingredients include coconut, peas, and dumplings.
- English is the official language of the Bahamas. Other languages spoken here include Haitian Creole, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Continental French, German, Italian, Hindi, Tagalog.
- Although an independent nation, the Bahamas recognizes Queen Elizabeth II as the Head of State.
- The flamingo is the national bird of the Bahamas. Because of extreme hunting and attempts to take them off the islands, they became an endangered species.
- The Bahamas gets over 315 days of sunshine. It experiences a tropical marine climate that is moderated by warm waters of Gulf Stream.
- If you like snorkeling, you’ll love the Hartley’s Undersea Walk, you get to be up close and interacting with tropical Bermuda fish by using air pumped mask.
- Between December 26th and January 1st, the traditional Junkanoo festival takes place, with its famous lively parades. During this festival, the participants wear colorful costumes and dance to the rhythm of Bahamian music.
Get Some Culture:
- Pirates Museum – Fun and interactive museum about pirates. Board the pirate ship Revenge for an entertaining and educational history of pirates.
- Bahamas Historical Society Museum – With an extensive collection of historical, anthropological and archaeological artifacts.
- Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation – Dedicated to the study of slavery and over the years it has housed several renowned exhibitions.