Vacation in the Bahamas
The Bahamas are a tropical destination that many people dream of visiting. The Bahamas Islands offer their own unique culture, romantic history, and beautiful beaches that create much of its appeal. It became popular with pirates in the late 1600s and early 1700s because of the 700+ islands and shallow waters that made for prime treasure hiding. The Bahamas is well known for its amazing marine wildlife and warm beaches, but it has a lot to offer other than these.
The islands and cays offer some of the best snorkeling and diving in the clearest ocean waters in North America. Picture perfect beaches offer an ideal spot for an afternoon or two under a palm tree. The Bahamas are also home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world. One can easily get around this group of islands, with ferry boats and frequent flight facilitating access. Here a few tips for enjoying the Bahamas to the fullest on your vacation holiday.
It is known that some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are in the Bahamas and Cable Beach, which is located a few miles from Nassau lives up to that reputation. This beach is situated on the North coast of New Providence Island. This stretch of beach is home to a number of hotels and resorts and is a good spot for travelers seeking beachfront accommodations. Visitors appreciate miles of sugary white sand beach and waking up to views of turquoise water.
Nassau Straw Market
Nassau is a wonderful city, it is safe and well-marked, and you can explore the city by walking. There are lots of restaurants, shops, cafes sandwiched around the downtown core. The Nassau straw market is located on Bay St. is worth a visit to pick up handmade Bahamian straw gifts and crafts, as well as other wares. Tourists who like shopping can go there and bargain for the best deals and bring some souvenirs home.
Sandy Toes Beach
Just off the coast of Nassau, on Rose Island Sandy Toes Beach is located. You can only get there by boat, and this private island hosts full-day excursions as well as private events. Excursions include snorkeling, lunch, drinks, boat transportation at the private beach. As we know, the waters in the Bahamas are incredibly clear, but the waters at this beach are exceptional. Snorkelers and swimmers can expect to see a lot of marine life very clearly with very little effort.
If you go to Nassau, then your visit would be incomplete without a visit to Arawak Cay’s Fish Fry. It is located approximately a 15-minute walk west of Nassau’s downtown proper. There is a group of restaurants that include humble shacks alongside full-service restaurants. Here you can sample Bahamian specialties, like conch chowder, cracked lobster, snapper, conch fritters, grouper, and many other fish dishes.
Pirates Of Nassau Museum
Movies like Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean have planted many a dream in youngster’s minds about being a pirate. But many don’t know it was, in fact, a very real period in Caribbean history and Nassau was the center of pirate activity. The Skull & Crossbones flag bearing Pirates adds to the mystique of the Bahamas. The Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean history lasted from about 1690 to 1720 and heavily affected the Bahamas. Nassau, being its capital, hosted the largest concentration of pirates of any Caribbean island. The Pirate Museum is an interactive exhibit. Visitors can view and experience the colorful history of piracy in Nassau. They can see how pirates were executed, the type of weapons they used, and you can learn about pirate legends. If you have the family with you, then you must go to the Pirate Museum as they tend to enjoy the role-playing.
The first decision that all the visitors have to make is where to stay. Atlantis is a monster resort which lies just outside of Nassau on Paradise Island and connected to Nassau by a massive bridge. It is not only just a resort, but it is also a marine habitat and a water park. If you stay here, then you will have access to a variety of water slides in an area over 141 acres. This huge resort contains dozens of restaurants, several different hotels, the largest casino in the Caribbean, two major aquariums, and four beaches. Atlantis is also the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, and it is housing over 50,000 marine animals in 15 exhibit lagoons. On top of that, there is a full spa, a yacht, fishing charters, and an ocean-side golf course. You will have full access to the Paradise Island beach where the majority of the water sports activities take place. Remember that the hotel sells a limited amount of day passes for visitors to experience the water park, aquariums, and beaches.
Lucayan National Park
Lucayan National Park is located on the beautiful Grand Bahama Island. It is a 40macre park which is comprised of forests, lush mangroves, waterways, and sparkling white sand beaches. Lucayan National Park has one of the longest limestone caves in the world and has an extensive network of caves. Just two caves are open to the public, swimming is not allowed, and in specific locations, diving is allowed with a permit. Tourists will love Gold Rock Beach, especially at low tide.
Lighthouse beach is located on Eleuthera. You can enjoy miles of pristine white sand beaches anywhere from the Bahamas. But the beaches on Harbour Island and Eleuthera offer a better setting in our opinion. The white sand is tinged with pink coral sand and has such a soft texture. Lighthouse beach is known as one of the truly unspoiled, beautiful, and remote beaches. This beach is picture-perfect for a lazy afternoon in solitude.
The Bahamas is best for you if you love beaches and islands. There is a lot to see and do during a visit to the Bahamas. Start your tour visiting these places first, and you won’t be disappointed. Always try to behave well with the locals and don’t throw waste on th