7 Top Rated Places to Visit in the Bahamas ...


7 Top Rated Places to Visit in the Bahamas ...
7 Top Rated Places to Visit in the Bahamas ...

We know that The Bahamas has great beauty so our expectations of it as a holiday destination are rightfully, pretty high. We dream of a tropical paradise of perfect stretches of powdery sand, lapped by seas in sublime shades of blue contrasting with the green of swaying palm trees and it happens across 700 islands and 2000+ cays. But once you reach this destination, where do you go? Where are the top rated places to visit in the Bahamas?

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Discover Atlantis on Paradise Island

Discover Atlantis on Paradise Island The Atlantis hotel complex and water park on Paradise Island's Casino Drive seeks to recreate the ancient world of the legendary island of Atlantis. One of the best places to visit in the Bahamas for those who love rides, high-speed slides and water sports, the 141-acre site of Aquaventure will hold the greatest interest. The site boasts more than 20 pools, a mile-long Lazy River Ride and numerous slides and thrilling rides. The aquarium is also not what visitors will expect, for here swordfish and hammerhead sharks glide through the crystal clear waters of open-air pools rather than closed fish tanks. Entry to the entertainments and theme park is free for guests of the luxury hotel complex.


Go Fishing on Bimini

Go Fishing on Bimini Bimini Island is one of the best places to visit in the Bahamas if you like to wrestle with big game fish. Bimini comprises of a small cluster of islands, which lie ca. 45 sea miles east of Miami, Florida and are the closest to US mainland. Between March and September Bimini hosts deep-sea fishing tournaments, but if you don't like fishing there is an abundance of other stuff to do, such as snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing. Dolphin and shark dives are particularly popular here, but if you who love to see a magical underwater world go diving at the Sapona Wreck, Rainbow Reef and Victory Reef. Visit Bimini Museum to get a little background to some of the historic homes on the island. Famous author Ernest Hemingway came to Bimini several times and was inspired by his experiences, which found their way into his novels "The Old Man and the Sea" and "Islands in the Stream".


Diving on Andros Island

Diving on Andros Island The island of Andros boasts the largest landmass in the Bahamas’ archipelago and is home to the third largest barrier reef on Earth. It has some of the most wonderful dive spots in the world, including stunning underwater caves and freshwater blue holes, and vast wetlands. The island also boasts five national parks. Visitors interested in exploring nature can join thrilling guided excursions into the wetland habitats, mangrove swamps and forests. The island has several eco-resorts and boasts the Androsia Batik Factory, popular for its brightly colored fabrics depicting traditional Bahamian motifs.


Spot the Celebrity on Harbor Island

Spot the Celebrity on Harbor Island Harbor Island is particularly popular with the rich and famous of the international jet set and is home to the oldest settlement in the Bahamas. Harbor Island sported the first Bahamian Parliament and became home to English Loyalist settlers in the 1700s. Harbor Island is a popular day trip destination for holidaymakers staying in Nassau. Take the Bahamas Fast Ferries Catamaran and step back in time, when you reach Dunmore Town. It is dominated by historic Loyalist cottages, their garish pastel colors twinkling in the sun. Spend time at the pink sand beaches or go celebrity spotting at the chic resorts - wherever you go on Harbor Island, you'll see golf carts zooming around.


Shopping on Grand Bahama

Shopping on Grand Bahama Grand Bahama is the closest major island to the US and the northernmost of the Bahamian Islands. Popular with package holidaymakers and cruise ships, the island is not only home to the second largest city in the Bahamas but also features Port Lucaya Marketplace, one of the best places to visit in the Bahamas for souvenirs and gift shopping. Port Lucaya is always swarming with tourists and offers a great variety of bars, restaurants and entertainments. At the Marketplace you can shop to your heart's content. Jewelry and straw-made products are two of the main tourist draws here. Grand Bahama is also home to the planet's largest underwater system of caves and a wonderful place to come for diving and bird watching, as the island boasts three national parks which have an abundance of wildlife to offer.

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Diving at Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park

Diving at Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park was the first of its kind in the Caribbean and is one of the best protected marine habits in the region, offering divers some of the most spectacular seascapes in the world. The area is also very popular with sailing and boating people, who come here to enjoy the abundance of marine life, great quality anchorages and wonderful dive spots. The waters are so clear here that divers and snorkelers often have 100-foot and more visibility. The national park boasts many shallow coral reefs and shifting sand bars that are perfect for snorkeling.


Treasure Cay

Treasure Cay Treasure Cay Beach is one of the world's most beautiful beaches, featuring powder fine white sand and water so crystal clear and blue that it leaves you speechless. The beach is part of the luxury resort of Treasure Cay, one of most popular venues for fishing tournaments in the Bahamas. Treasure Cay Beach lies on the eastern coastline of Great Abaco Island, which is dominated by large condominium developments, high-end resorts and stunning private mansions. The resorts offer a fantastic nightlife, but also have great dive shops, a fabulous marina, tennis courts and there's even a golf course. Charter a boat to explore the coastline or join a boat tour to go bone fishing, one of the popular attractions of the Bahamas.

I can’t promise that you’d spot RiRi, but you can sure have some fun enjoying the Bahamas while you keep an eye out for her. Ready to book your vacation?

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