Made up of a string of over 700 islands, the Bahamas offers stunning golden beaches, breathtaking seascapes and some of the best seafood on the planet. It’s a paradise waiting to be visited. But with so many islands to choose from, how do you know where to go?
Travels with Bibi has you covered! The following 8 amazing island destinations are known as the top places to go in the Bahamas!
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Are you searching for an isolated stretch of sand for romantic sunset strolls or deep-sea diving among the coral reefs? Is it busy crowds and marketplaces that get you going or a quiet life fishing by the bay?
The Bahamas is located in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida, yet is part of the Caribbean, so many visitors go to experience the Caribbean lifestyle.
A lot of these selections refer to islands or collections of islands to help you to narrow down from a choice of hundreds. Island hopping is a fun way to explore, so head to the Out Islands if you want somewhere quieter.
The Bustling Bahamas
The huge Atlantis Resort dominates the skyline of Paradise Island
Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and is situated on Providence Island. It is the busiest place in the whole of the country, with the highest population and the most tourism. You can fly here from many international airports or arrive into the harbor on one of the top cruise trips. Nassau, being one of the most accessible destinations, is ideal for a day trip, great for a stay of a few days and shouldn’t be missed as part of a longer trip. It has charming markets, colonial architecture, and the Cable Beach as well as mega-resorts, restaurants and the lots of entertainment.
Blue Lagoon Island
It’s possible to take a trip to the Blue Lagoon Island from Nassau, which makes Blue Lagoon quite busy but also easy to get to. The place was once a giant salt marsh but has now been transformed into a lagoon with thousands of palm trees and marine life. What’s the big draw? Dolphin encounters, of course! They are likely here.
Atlantis Paradise Island
This world-famous luxury hotel and mega-resort is a metaphorical stone’s throw away from Nassau — you can see it from the shores. The resort recreates Atlantis in a sort of weird fantasy sea world with a massive aqua adventure — complete with slides, a lazy river ride and open pools with Hammerhead sharks roaming around. The Atlantis is not only a hub for entertainment but also offers world-class options for dining. The complex has a total of eight fine dining restaurants, which feature Bahamian cuisine with a Thai twist, South American as well as plenty of seafood. A roam around will also uncover a huge casino and poker room, which holds frequent high-roller events and regular games.
Grand Bahama Island
Situated furthest north of all the Bahamas islands, Grand Bahama offers pretty much everything you could want from a classic Caribbean adventure yet remains accessible and touristic with its array of hotels, resorts and golf courses. The capital of Freeport is bustling, but you can also find secluded beaches, explore three national parks and discover coral reef coves. There’s also a duty-free shopping market.
Out Island Hopping
Treasure Cay in Abaco is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
Located in an accessible part of the northern Bahamas, the Abacos are a 120-mile long chain of islands with beautiful pink sandy beaches, coral reefs and forests. Wildlife is abundant here, including birds like parrots, and the renowned swimming pigs, which you can often see bathing in the shallows. Great Abaco and Little Abaco act as the mainland area.
Eleuthera & Harbour Island
One of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas, this place has a lot of history, beautiful secluded beaches and enough resorts to keep the comfort-seekers happy. Take a trip out from here to Harbour Island, home to a population of only 2,000 people. There’s hardly anyone around here most of the time, so the beaches are quite pristine. This is the place to live out the romantic dream of Caribbean seclusion.
The largest island in the Bahamas, yet one of the least inhabited. Local life still prevails here, and the main attraction is bonefishing (fly fishing) in the many waterway channels and bays. This area has five national parks as well as the second largest coral reef in the western hemisphere. These are the islands for fishing and for snorkeling.
Divers can head out to Long Island, an 80-mile long stretch of coastal glory that offers both shallow and deep diving spots, including Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest in the world at 600 ft. Here turtles and seahorses seek refuge from the tides, and marine life is unique and abundant. It’s a cherished spot and a haven for divers. Long Island also offers fishing, sailing and yachting on the Atlantic side.
These top eight destinations in the Bahama Islands are amazing! The swimming pigs are so intriguing, and there’s much to love about island hopping in a warm, sunny climate. Have you been to any of these Bahama Island top places to visit?
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