For the perfect romantic getaway, the annual family trip or simply. A sudden rush of wanderlust, go to the Bahamas for a crazy, fun-filled experience! Pack your bags, forget about the bills and present to your loved ones a trip of a lifetime!. The Bahamas, a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean are a great tourist destination that has something in store for every kind of travel enthusiast.
The top five places that you could visit are:
Visit the Atlantis Paradise Island for snorkelling, scuba diving, sigh speed water slides. The Blue Lagoon Island for the secluded private scenic beaches. The Tiki Bikini Hut for mouth-watering delicacies and flavoured drinks, as you bask in the warmth of the lazy sun. Visit John Watling’s Distillery to see and taste the highly famous indigenous Red Turtle rum that is typically Bahaman or the Queen’s Staircase, if you want to take a walk through the tinsel portals of history. Visiting Fort Fincastle and Pirates of Nassau Museum is a must, if you are a history buff. If you love wildlife photography, do visit Ardastra Zoo and Conservation Centre. Lose yourself amidst colourful cockatoos and truant squirrels. There are a host of beaches: parasail over the Cabbage Beach, go shark diving along the Junkanoo Beach.
You can watch the rugged shoreline of the Arawak Cay. Visit them to feel the salt of the sea against your tired skin and go for kayaking, canoeing, rafting, sunbathing or simply taking massages along the beach. Fort Charlotte, the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas, the Cloisters Nassau, and Christ Church Cathedral awaken the nostalgia and aesthetics in you. The old architecture and smell of antiquity, mixed with the smell of sunshine and rum transport you to the historiography of this archipelago. Do visit Nassau if you want to witness the amazing beaches and the outstanding architecture of the city.
Swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cay or visit the giant aquarium Predator Lagoon to get a taste of the prevalent wildlife. Laze around the typical Rose island while sipping on some John Watling vodka. Take a stroll in the beautifully landscaped Versailles Garden and French Cloister. Additionally,Visit Marina Village to pick up local handicrafts or stomp the largest outdoor aquarium in the world. Waterscape having forty waterfalls and underwater walkways for spotting fish. Embark on a sunset dinner cruise across Paradise Island with a loved one undertake a banana boat adventure. Though the waters surrounding this island! Overall, if you love the sand and the sea, definitely visit this place for a taste of the subliminal.
Eleuthera and Harbour Island
The Glass Window in Eleuthera is a classic geological formation shaped like a window that provide an unparalleled view of the ocean and the bay. The quaint secluded Lighthouse Beach is another favourite attraction. The Queens Bath, a famous hot spring and consisting of geysers is a major crowd-puller. The Bahamas Ocean Safaris are an imperative for anyone wishing to explore the Spanish Wells and the magnificent crawfish.
Famous beaches include the Rainbow Bay Beach, and Gaulding’s Cay where the usual sea sports await you, with delightful views of the ocean! Visit the Preacher’s Cave which is a cavern resembling a church and chronicling the history of the island. The Hatchet Bay Cave, a limestone cave adorned with graffiti and hanging bats and the Current Cut which are beautiful geological formations consisting of reefs. The Winding Bay is a heavenly beach, located on a half-moon bay and abounding with seafood, seaweed and sharks.
The Harbour Island is a small getaway spot lined with pink sand beaches, art galleries, museums. There is also a small Loyalist style cottages along Dunmore Town, the island’s only settlement. Golf carts for easy travelling and great food to munch on makes this small island a safe bet for travellers. Horseback rides across the beach and fishing ensure that the tourists have a great time here.
The greatest attraction is the Rainbow Reef where colourful Staghorn and Elkhorn coral can be seen. Known as the “Big Game Fishing Capital of the Bahamas”, walking along the Bimini Road is an experience in itself! Many postulate that the natural rock formations along the road are the ruined highway of the lost city of Atlantis. It is a fact puzzling to historians and geologists alike. The Stones of Atlantis and the Victory Reef are major attractions and so is the Tuna Alley. Which is an underwater wall reaching up to hundred feet in depth. It offers a spectacular array of marine life, like sponges and tropical fish.
The Bimini Bull Run is another noteworthy tourist spot where underwater expeditions are undertaken in protected cages with bull sharks swimming around. The Bimini Wall is a star attraction with the myth of the Atlantis surrounding the underwater wall that faces the Gulf Stream. Do visit if you want to taste a slice of myth and salty nostalgia.
Elbow Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Treasure Cay
Visit all the three magnificent cays for a truly incredible Bahaman experience. Explore the Tillo Cay Reserve, a sprawling eleven acre bird-habitat if you love nature’s music. The Wyannie Malone Historical Museum is a crowd-puller in Hope Town which resembles a typical English fishing village. However, if you have grown up reading Enid Blyton’s tales, visiting this cutesy little village is a must. The Green Turtle Cay is an ideal sport for the seekers of solitude; it is only five-kilometre long and provides many opportunities for talking long walks or simply admiring the simplicity of the little old Bahama-esque styled cottages. Bonefishing and swimming opportunities are aplenty the crystal-clear waters provide enough chances for fish viewing. However,These cays are brilliant travel destinations for the elderly who wish to remain close to the sea and simple rural settlements. Without indulging in hardcore water sports.
Though the Bahamas have a lot more to offer to compel you to return to them every summer. Visit them at least once in your lifetime to understand how you are in the giant sea of nature.