From stunning beaches to expansive golf courses, the Bahamas offer the quintessential relaxing Caribbean vacation. From gorgeous historic attractions and bustling market places to divine diving spots and hiking opportunities, the Bahamas really does have it all!
Whether you’re looking for things to do with kids or you’re on the look-out for relaxing holiday on the beach with cocktails in hand, our guide covers it all.
Marine Habitat at Atlantis
The Marine Habitat at Atlantis offers a once in a lifetime chance to experience marine life like never before. With over 14 lagoons, countless caves and more than 50,000 marine animals, this giant marine life complex is a must-do when visiting the Bahamas.
Here you’ll get the chance to feed and pet stingray, swim with sea turtles and ride through an underwater tube in the shark habitat. Sounds like the perfect holiday activity, doesn’t it? It gets better!
You can also swim with the resident dolphins, meet a sea lion and experience the marine world in all its glory! This is the perfect daytime activity for the entire family.
Lucayan National Park
40-acres of mangroves, palm trees and white sand beaches makes this National Park a favorite on the island. The park is also home to the longest underwater limestone caves in the world as well as the impressive Gold Rock Beach.
You’ll need a few hours in the park to explore the underwater caves, swim at the secluded Gold Rock Beach and kayak around the island. We recommend spending the whole day at the park to really soak it all in. Who knows, you might even find yourself coming back for more.
Port Lucaya Marketplace
If you’re a fan of shopping, then this market is the place to be! With over 80 stores stocked with perfume, jewelry and hand-made crafts, this marketplace is sure to keep you busy for hours on end.
It is located at the Port Lucaya of Grand Bahama Island and is also home to over 30 restaurants where you can treat yourself to delicious food and live music. If you’re keen to party into the night, check out the karaoke nights on a Tuesday or try your luck at one of the slot machines at the Isle of Capri Casino.
Nassua Guided Bike Tour
This 3-hour guided bicycle tour will have you visiting 4 of Nassau’s leading tourist attractions. From mingling with the marking flamingos, to visiting the dungeon runs of Fort Charlottes, this tour is definitely worth it.
You’ll also be taken to the Junkanoo Beach where you’ll be treated to some of the of the clearest waters and whitest sands. Lastly, enjoy some fritters at The Fish Fry (a stretch of native restaurants, all featuring delicious Bahamian cuisine).
This tour holds a ten person maximum per group, infants 2- 5 yrs old are welcomed and tour for free.
The Queen’s Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, is a popular tourist attraction located in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex in Nassau.
It was hewn out of solid limestone rock by slaves between 1793 and 1794 and it is believed that it provided a direct route from Fort Fincastle to Nassau City. These steps were later named in honour of Queen Victoria, who reigned in Britain for 64 years from 1837 to 1901.
Located west of Staniel Cay, the underwater cave system is a haven for snorkelling, diving and wading. It is rich with exotic marine life and home to a beautiful array of colored coral reefs and fish.
The grotto’s mystique is heightened by the small, almost hidden entrance. It is advised to enter at low tide when snorkelling equipment is optional. At high tide, however, diving equipment is necessary.
The Bahamas are home to a treasure trove of beauty, history and mystic. Whether you’re an adrenalin junkie looking for your next hit or you’re simply looking to embrace a new culture, the Bahamas has it all.