The Top 8 Places to go in the Bahamas Travels with Bibi

The Top 8 Places to go in the Bahamas

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

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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

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 Treasure Cay in Abaco is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

The Abacos

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.

Long Island

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.

Final Thoughts

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?

Let me know by sharing your experience in a comment below.

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  1. Wow! As a third world village gurl, i have only came across with Bahamas in the books that I read. Though South america is next on my list, I will definitely include Bahamas now. 🙂

  2. So many great places to go! I would love to swim with the pigs. I’ve only been to the Bahamas for a few days here and there off a cruise ship. I’d really like to stay longer.

  3. I’ve always wanted to go to the Bahamas. We have two teen boys and they really want to go to Atlantis and just swim in the beautiful waters of the Bahamas as well. Maybe next year, our 20th anniversary:) thanks for sharing your tips!

  4. Reading this and seeing your photos makes me want to book a trip this winter. The Bahamas would be the perfect place to visit during the long Minnesota winter months! I appreciate the info on some of the best places to visit, with all the options it can be overwhelming to try to pick just one.

  5. I like the combination of popular attractions mixed in with some lesser known attractions. I think it’s good to have a mix when traveling to see a new place.

    1. Beautiful waters to snorkel in Nassau. When I spent six weeks there a very long time ago, we would have fresh conch for dinner on a regular basis after one of the native islanders would free dive to the ocean floor and pick some up for us.

  6. Great suggestions. We are not about the busy crowds, so we have cruised to Nassau, but never went ashore. Definitely need to check out some of these other islands.

    1. Nassau, and all the other islands too, are much fun with plenty of choice activities whether you desire the company of other visitors or solitude.

  7. Every time I’ve gone to the Bahamas, I’ve only ever gone to and stayed at Atlantis – thanks for these awesome tips! Bookmarking for the next time I go

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