The Caribbean attracts millions of holidaymakers every year. But few destinations are as appealing as the Bahamas. Hundreds of islands and cayes make up the Bahamas with dozens of luxurious villas in Nassau to rent. Discover these top places to visit in this archipelago on your dream holiday to the Caribbean.
“Planning your dream vacation?
Hundreds of islands and cayes make up
the Bahamas — offering many luxurious
places to stay and things to do.”
History, culture and nightlife on New Providence Island
This is the Bahama’s main island and the location of capital city Nassau. The historical heart of Nassau dates back centuries, and you can watch the fishermen carry out the same routines and traditions as they have for centuries. Nassau is the centre of the Bahamas and gives a different perspective to staying in the high-end resorts along the coast.
Compared to the other islands, New Providence is the most developed. You’ll find a decent infrastructure, several classy restaurants and a thriving nightlife. If you want to relax along the coastline, head to Cable Beach. Almost every traveller will arrive in Nassau at the nation’s main airport. Spend a day or two at least to soak up the traditions and culture of the Bahamas.
Tropical birds and luxurious vacation rentals in The Abacos
The Abacos lies in the northern region of the Bahaman Archipelago and is made up of Great Abaco and Little Abaco. Outdoor enthusiasts typically enjoy their trip to this part of the Bahamas. You’ll find a series of white and pink sand beaches along the coast. Head into one of the national parks and hike through the jungle terrain. One of the highlights of Abacos is the countless birdwatching opportunities. Hundreds of tropical birds including parrots thrive on the islands.
Arrange a tour that takes you to the best vantage points. Pro tip: Hiring a guide will let you gain a deeper understanding of the unique ecology found on Abacos. Away from nature, the coasts have their own resorts and vacation rentals providing the ultimate level of luxury. We recommend travelling to this part of the Bahamas for couples, honeymooners and anyone with a passion for the outdoors.
Soak up Bahaman culture on Grand Bahama
Grand Bahama is the most popular region in the Bahamas. The developed tourist infrastructure provides all the convenience you need to experience the best of this island. Check out Petersen Cay National Park where you can go hiking, birdwatching and have a jungle experience. Or head to the coast and snorkel among colourful fish in the clear tropical waters. William’s Town is among the oldest settlements on Grand Bahama and still retains its historical charm.
What really makes this island special are the local ambassadors who happily show tourists around the island. You have a chance to meet and interact with the locals, something that’s more difficult in other parts of the Bahamas. We recommend Grand Bahama for an opportunity to immerse in the culture while exploring the natural beauty of the island.
Catch the biggest fish of your life on Bimini
Anglers from around the world flock to Bimini to take part in big game fishing. Three islands (North, South and East Bimini) make up the small island chain located a short distance from Florida. This is the fishing capital of the Bahamans and depending on who you ask, the entire Caribbean.
When you arrive, you can join a fishing trip which takes you out at sunrise into the calm waters. Relax on the deck, and before you know it, you’ll be pulling out enormous 15-kilogram whoppers. Bimini has decent infrastructure and a family-friendly atmosphere. Dad can spend his day out at sea while Mom and the kids can lounge on the beach and go snorkelling in the sea.
See the unique side of the Bahamas on Cat Island
Escape the crowds in the Bahamas and have an adventure on Cat Island. This is among the least visited parts of the Bahamas. While you won’t find many cats living out there, you will discover secret diving spots and hordes of baby sharks. Expect to face challenges getting to Cat Island – its remoteness is both a blessing and hindrance.
You’ll need to take several boats and possibly even a seaplane to reach the island. But when you do arrive, you’ll find a unique culture to the rest of the Bahamas. This reflects in the food, music and way of life.
Snorkelling, fishing and luxury on Andros Island
Andros Island is a snorkelling oasis. The island lies next to a 300 kilometre (186 miles) barrier reef that bursts with colourful corals. Get a snorkelling mask and swim over the surface to reveal thousands of tropical fish and a thriving marine eco-system. Aside from snorkelling, Andros has the affectionate nickname as the bonefishing capital of the world. Throw in secluded beaches and luxurious villas, and you have a thriving island.
But getting to the island is challenging. If you’re prepared to make an effort, you can expect second-to-none accommodation and the ultimate luxurious experience. Andros Island attracts holidaymakers from all walks of life including honeymooning couples, families and anglers.
The best spots in the Bahamas
The Bahamas has hundreds of islands, some with a better tourist infrastructure than others. You can go snorkelling in the barrier reef or fishing. Explore the island’s history and soak up the culture. Spend a night in Nassau to get a feel for what the Bahamas is like. And head to the more remote island for an adventure. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed luxury, fun and adventure.
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