The Bahamas remain as one of the most visited destinations in the entire Caribbean region. With
all of its limitless offerings from unspoiled beaches, hiking trails, rich history, vibrant culture,
various recreational activities to mouthwatering cuisine, you’re stay will probably be a remarkable
one with all those experiences of a lifetime and wonderful memories that you’ll surely treasure.
Stay in one of the houses for rent in the Bahamas which truly offers a spectacular view of the
paradise and provide the ultimate relaxation that you’ve been wanting to experience.
It is made up of 700 islands scattered over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The Bahamas is an
ecological oasis and known for having the clearest water on the planet. There’s really something
fascinating about the powdery sands, shallow shorelines and the luminous waters connecting the
sea and sky in a unified horizon. Whether you have three days or a week, here’s how to spend
your Bahamas vacation.
1. Enjoy Caribbean beauty on Pink Sands Beach
Pink Sands Beach can be found on the east coast of Harbour Island, just a short trip if you’re
coming from north of Dunmore Town. Be mesmerized as you see how the luminous waters lap the
shoreline softly. On-site, there are some clutches of palm-topped umbrellas and sunbeds where
you can unwind. What’s more captivating here is the unusual color of the sand glowing in a soft
rose color under the Bahamian sun.
2. Swim with dolphins on Blue Lagoon Island
The Blue Lagoon Island, officially known as the Salt Cay, was a former hideaway for pirates and
later became a diver training ground. Be astounded as the stunning stretches of white sand that
line the shores welcomes you. There’s also the stony McCutcheon’s Tower which offers
comprehensive views of the Caribbean Sea plus an inland lagoon that are rich with wildlife and
will give you an opportunity to try various water sports activities.
And yes, it is home to the much-admired Dolphin Encounters program, permitting the visitors to
swim with the ocean’s most intelligent mammals.
3. Go beachcombing and caving in the Lucayan National Park
The Lucayan National Park is approximately 40-acre slab cut out of the southern coast of Grand
Bahama. It is a wildlife landscape which features mangrove swamps and beaches, weaving
boardwalks intended for bird watchers and wildlife seekers.
The protected area’s most amazing feature is its underground cave system which is considered as
one of the longest of its kind in the world.
4. Shop til you drop in Port Lucaya Marketplace
Don’t miss the Port Lucaya Marketplace. It is located on the harbor’s edge of Freeport on Grand
Bahama uniquely painted in classically Caribbean bright colors of pink, turquoise, yellow and
There are more than 40 boutique outlets selling local crafts and art pieces as well as countless
eateries and cafes, bars and even hole-in-the-wall food vendors.
5. Tour Eleuthera Island from head to toe
Eleuthera is known as one of the real natural jewels in the Bahamas. It features hidden coves to
explore. The spot like the Surfers Beach is an ideal place for wave seekers. There’s also something
in store for those horse riders. They’ll probably love seeking out the caves and the geological
creations that vent from the Whiteland down to Rock Sound.
6. Devour the Fish Fry on Arawak Cay
If you want to try the most authentic culinary experiences in the entire Bahamas, be sure to drop
by the Arawak Cay located just a short walk from the Western Esplanade of Nassau. Here, there’s
a cluster of barbeque joints and holes-in-the-wall vendors who conspire to cook up the legendary
Bahamian Fish Fry. They also serve a local conch salad and shrimp, typically finished off in a smoky
Carib rock oven. The best day to visit the area is on Sunday evening wherein local bands and
poetry reading grace the pavements and stages in the establishments.
7. Take in the views from Stocking Island
Stocking Island is noticeably different from many other postcard-perfect islets in the Bahamian
archipelago. It features soaring cliffs and scrubs topped boulders which makes it an ideal place for
a coastal hike and hilltop walk. Be enthralled by the dramatic views of the ocean and even the
pristine coves on the area.
8. Dive the waters around Andros
One of the perfect place to snorkel and to SCUBA dive is around the large Andros. It is home to the
third largest barrier reef on the planet. The island genuinely boasts a wide array of marine life. As
you dive deeper and see the colorful world under throughout the various dive spots, you’ll find
submerged shipwrecks where parrotfish, trumpet fish, speckled scorpionfish, blue tangs and
bigger underwater creatures can also be spotted.
9. Meet the rays on the Stingray Adventure
It’ll take 30 minutes by boat to reach shallow waters of Half Moon Cay which nestled between Cat
Island and South Eleuthera. It is indeed stunning, unspoiled and a far-flung spot where travelers
get the chance to meet the stingray.
The tour starts with a briefing on how to properly deal with the ray behavior as well as the
handling techniques. After that, they allow the participants to have a close encounter with the
barbed creatures. You can feed and pet them all in their natural habitat.
10. Sample the delights of John Watling’s Distillery
It is located on the famed and hallowed grounds of the Buena Vista Estates in historic downtown
Nassau. It is home to John Watling’s Rum also known as the Spirit of The Bahamas.
Regular tours of this site allow the travelers to walk through the manicured garden lawns and palm
beds towards the brewing halls. This is where the Bahamian iconic spirit with sugarcane and
firewater were made using barrels and crackling piles of coconut husks. And of course, there’s a
tasting room and also Red Turtle Tavern if you would like to purchase rum.
This post was written by Sam W. Sam is an a writer, blogger and world traveler that loves nothing more than being outdoors.