From impressive beaches to comprehensive golf courses, most recognize the Bahamas as are relaxing Caribbean vacation. There are well-known attractions and marketplaces in Nassau and Freeport.
Kid-friendly temptations like the water park at Atlantis, Paradise Island make this a great family stop as well.
The Bahamas’ year-round warm climate makes it a top spot for a relaxing holiday in the sun, with the beaches surveying the country’s crystal blue waters. Available seashores on the Bahamas’ 700 islands extend from water sports-focused strands at mega-resorts like Atlantis, Paradise Island to quiet sanctuaries on private islands. Some are excellent locales for snorkeling or horseback riding, while others are fit for lounging with a drink.
Gold Rock Beach in Lucayan National Park was highlighted in two “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies), Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island (named for its stunning blush shoreline, Cable Beach in Nassau, and Pig Beach. Here, you can visit and feed wild pigs, just some of the well-known shorelines available in the region.
Bahamas Boat Tours
Chartering a boat will allow you to try various activities, including fishing, diving, snorkeling, and bathing with wild pigs. Many excursions also allow access to private islands, where you can lounge on natural sands after relishing a picnic lunch on the shore.
Bahamas Diving & Snorkeling
Under the surface of the Bahamas’ waters extends lots of underwater reefs, caves, and sinkholes teeming with aquatic animals, like sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and Nassau grouper. As such, it’s somewhat surprising that visitors crowd to the islands to dive or snorkel. Many local beaches, resources, and private islands allow shallow areas that are perfect for snorkeling.
Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours
There are national parks on Grand Bahama Island, which is the old favorite. A 40-acre spread of palm, mangrove, and pine trees, Lucayan National Park also contains the impressive Gold Rock Beach, Burial Mound Cave, and Ben’s Cave. Caves are the world’s most comprehensive limestone cave underwater systems.
Boutique resorts of Kamalame Cay and Fowl Cay allow sea tours and swimming with dolphins. Meanwhile, those who visit by cruise ship through Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, or Royal Caribbean International have their way to their cruise line’s private island.
Atlantis, Paradise Island
Dispersed across Paradise Island, the Atlantis Paradise Island resort collection is the place to top-notch accommodations, a golf course, a casino, and multiple restaurants. In extension, other regular things, it offers 5 miles of white sand beaches with 11 swimming pools; Atlantis touts a 141-acre water park called Aquaventure, where you’ll find a lazy river, a Mayan-themed water playground, and eight waterslides.
Clifton Heritage National Park
This Nassau national park extends an excellent combination of historical and outdoor contributions. Positioned on the easternmost point of New Providence Island, Clifton Heritage National Park features beaches, significant cultural ruins, snorkeling opportunities, and green walking trails. As for snorkeling, this national park is home to coral reefs and the Sir Nicholas Nuttall Coral Reef Sculpture Garden, which features the world’s most giant underwater sculpture and an underwater prop from one of the James Bond movies. In addition, there is a village where Lucayans lived and slave quarters when the site was a plantation in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Pig Beach is the quirkiest and most impressive attraction in the Bahamas. Pig Beach is designated for the small community of pigs that describe this beach home. The pigs live hereabouts, take dips in the ocean, and are attached to the locals and travelers who make the trek to this isolated island. If you’re admiring how the pigs got here, no one positively knows. They aren’t indigenous to the Bahamas. They are supposed to have been dropped behind either by a seaman or a shipwreck.