Whether you are booked for a solo trip, family vacation, a romantic getaway or a fun exploration, the islands of the Bahamas have something for everyone. With breathtaking seascapes, bone-white sand, and crystal clear waters in brilliant hues of blue, the Bahamas and its chain of more than 700 islands holds a fun promise to tourists in need of tropical escape.
Here are some of the most immersive destinations and attractions– not to be missed.
Grand Bahama Island
Located at the northernmost part of the Bahamian islands, the Grand Bahama is known to be a popular destination for tourists, budgets notwithstanding. Freeport’s bustling capital is the second biggest city in the Bahamas. Port Lucaya is, however, the tourist hub for shopping, dining and boaters. At the Port Lucaya Marketplace, you will find travel souvenirs, jewellery and items made from straw.
The city is mainly crowded, but serenity can be found in places like underwater caves, as the Grand Bahama is home to one of the world’s longest cave systems. The three national parks, including the Lucayan national park, house many exotic and native flowers, waterbirds and fish. You can even book a date to play up close with dolphins. Enjoy nature walks? The Garden of the Groves plantings is a 12-acre paradise to wander.
Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island
This resort is Nassau’s most popular tourist attraction. It is an enormous property featuring three inviting beaches, a 141-acre waterpark known as Aquaventure, the Dolphin Cay, a casino, and more than six outdoor activities aquariums. The waterpark is family-friendly, boasts of high-speed water slides and has 11 swimming pools. At Dolphin Cay and beyond, explore a wonderful collection of more than 50,000 species of marine life in breathtaking sights
Pirate Museum, Nassau
In the heart of old Nassau, home to the most notorious pirates, an adventure awaits when you visit this interactive museum. Get drawn into the golden age of piracy and begin an experience by moonlight as you board a replica of a very realistic pirate ship in a mix of entertainment and history.
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
If you need an artsy and visual introduction to Bahamian culture, this is the perfect place to visit. Holding a variety of paintings, sculptures, and photographs, this museum showcases a range of art from local artists in exhibitions, through the art library and the National collection
Cable beach is the hotel district of Nassau and is the perfect place for people seeking exclusive, luxurious fun. The area features five first-class, luxe hotels lining the beach and has numerous fine dining spots and lively activities, including water sports
This island is perfect for family vacations because it is Disney’s private island in the Bahamas and the highlight of their Caribbean cruise. It has a family beach for all ages, a teen beach and a serenity beach for guests above 18; Castaway Cay provides many sights to choose from. Fun activities to indulge in includes jet skis, guided tours, parasailing, snorkelling and riding in banana boats.
Dean’s Blue Hole
On Long Island, this attraction is the second largest underwater chamber on earth. The saltwater pool is surrounded by cliffs and is 663 feet deep, making it perfect for diving or snorkelling on the surface
Notable mentions also include the Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre for nature lovers, the Exuma Cays and Sea Park for watersports; Bimini is known for its big game fishing and Downtown & Bay Street, the best place in the Bahamas for unhinged, duty-free shopping.