The Bahamas is an archipelago, famed for its clear blue skies, stunning beaches and tropical climate. Whilst it might be tempting to just sunbathe, swim and snooze at the hotel during your holiday here, it really is worth spending a few days exploring the local area, as there’s a wealth of amazing attractions to discover here.
Cabbage beach is the perfect place for a fun day out; the calm, clear waters are ideal for snorkelling and swimming, and dozens of amazing restaurants and glamorous casinos line the beach. The atmosphere is lively, with plenty of people bustling around throughout the day. However, if you would prefer somewhere a bit quieter and more peaceful, we recommend heading to either Lucaya or Xanadu beach.
Nature enthusiasts should not miss out on a visit to the Ardastra Gardens, which houses over three hundred species of birds, reptiles and mammals, as well as many species of flowers and plants. You’ll see some beautiful orchid varieties here, along with lots of carefully cultivated shrubs and trees. There is also a daily show, featuring flocks of trained tropical birds, which should delight children and adults alike.
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the main beaches, Away Holidays clients recommend visiting Blue Lagoon Island, which is just a short boat ride away from Nassau. You can enjoy a delicious meal of fresh seafood, sip on a tropical cocktail, or simply lie back in a hammock, and admire the crashing waves and swaying palm trees.
Lucayan National Park is another fascinating place; here you’ll find one of the world’s biggest charted underwater cave systems, as well as a number of white sand beaches, pine, palm and mangrove trees, and spectacular rock formations. If you’re feeling energetic, you can go on a cave exploration tour, or take a kayaking trip down the main creek.
Lastly, there’s Paradise Island’s Outdoor Aquarium. This place is home to hundreds of different species, including lobsters, green eels, jellyfish and sharks. There are also eleven lagoons that tourists can visit, via large tunnels; these tunnels allow people to see sharks, giant groupers and piranhas up close. Customers of Away Holidays add that this aquarium is even more beautiful in the evenings, as each habitat and pool is illuminated by soft, glowing lights.