Why The Bahamas should be your next Caribbean vacation destination
The Bahamas has a warm tropical climate with year-round sunshine. The country’s landscape ranges from jungle to beaches and coral reefs to rolling mountains. This is the perfect place for you and your loved ones to go on vacation, as it has something for everyone!
It is in fact made up of 700 hundred variously sized but mostly uninhabited islands. So naturally, there is a lot more to do than hitting the crystal white sand beaches or diving into the shimmering clear blue waters.
The Sites and Things to Do in The Bahamas!
Located in New Providence, the caves are said to have sheltered the original Amerindian inhabitants of the island.
Tour of Cat Island
From the breathtaking view from the top of cat island to old cotton plantations, to the almost two-centuries-old St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church this island is bursting with history. It’s also home to iconic leading man Sir Sidney Poitier’s childhood home!
Located on the island of Inagua and built-in 1870, this piece of history is still powered by kerosene and fully operational.
Wine & Cheese Pairing
It is available by appointment only, Monday to Friday @ 2 pm. The cost is $187.50 per person, and you must be at the age of 18 years or older.
Other things to do and places of interest.
- Stingray Experience
- Ardastra Gardens & Wildlife Conservation Centre
- Dolphin Cay
- City & Country Tour
- Flamingo Meet & Greet
- Bahamian Cooking Class (for example The National Dish of Bahamas)
- Yachting and Fishing
- Cownose Stingrays Experience
- Snubba, Scrubbing, and Snorkeling Adventures
- Happy Trails Horseback Riding
- The Retreat Garden
For the Birdwatchers!
The Abaco islands are home to the green Abaco parrot, an endangered species. It is the only bird in the Caribbean that nests in the ground.
On Eleuthera and Harbour Island water activities range from kayaking, parasailing, and surfing to jet skiing and snorkeling.
-If you’re a snorkeling enthusiast, The Exumas islands have some of the most colorful plant life and reefs.
Traveling Between Island
Small aircraft and Ferries traverse the islands regularly.
Places to Stay
With all these islands, there’s definitely a lot to do, and a lot of places to stay! A few suggestions:
- Abaco Inn
- Atlantis Paradise Island Resort
- Baha Mar
- Bay View Suites Paradise Island, Bahamas
- Browse Our Hotels
- Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort
- Cocobay Cottages
- Comfort Suites Paradise Island
- Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
- Grand Lucayan Resort
- Graycliff Hotel
- Harborside Resort at Atlantis
- Hut Pointe Hotel
- Margaritaville Beach Resort, Nassau, Bahamas
- Paradise Island Beach Club
- Rosewood Baha Mar
- Sandals Royal Bahamian
- SLS Baha Mar
- The Cove at Atlantis
- The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas
- The Reef at Atlantis
- The Royal at Atlantis
The crystal white sand beaches of the Bahamas
Beaches in Nassau
- Arawak Cay
- Cable Beach
- Cave Beach
- Jaws Beach
- Junkanoo Beach
- Love Beach
- Montagu Beach
- Saunders Beach
Beaches on Paradise Island
- Arawak Beach
- Cabbage Beach
- Cove Beach
- Paradise Beach
Best Time to visit
Mid-April to Mid-December if you’re looking to avoid peak season.
General Travel Tips Boaters Checklist
- Dock Reservations
- Coast Guard-approved safety gear
- Charts of The Bahamas for Navigation/GPS
- Make sure the engine and equipment are fully operational as well as appropriate spare parts
- The legal drinking age is 18.
- They drive on the Left
- If you want to bring your pet an import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources (Nassau) for all animals being brought into any island
For more information contact
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
P.O. Box N-3701
Or visit www.bahamas.com