With its hundreds of tropical islands, beach paradises, sunny skies and lively culture it’s no wonder that The Bahamas is considered to be many people’s dream vacation. Here are just a few of the many fun things to do in The Bahamas:
Relax on the Beach
What trip to a tropical island wouldn’t be complete without spending some time at the beach? The Bahamas has some beautiful beaches to chose from. There’s Cable Beach, Cabbage Beach, Gold Rock Beach, and Pink Sands Beach – these are just some!
Swim in Atlantis
As the background for all the best direct to VHS movies, every 2000s kid wanted to go to Aquaventure, the water park at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. The waterpark holds many pools, a lazy river, and of course the iconic Mayan Temple waterside.
Visit the Pirate Museum
Kids and history buffs alike will love the Pirate Museum of Nassau. The Bahamas was actually a hotspot for pirates back in the day, so there’s no better place to hoist the flag and walk the plank. The interactive museum holds exhibits of ship flags, Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and a replica of a pirate ship.
Scuba Dive or Snorkel
All over the Bahamas, diving and snorkeling experiences can be found. This is a great way to get up and close with the local wildlife from angel fish to sharks.
Swim with Pigs
Swimming with dolphins may be a cliche activity in beach vacations, so swimming with pigs should really shake things up. There is an island in The Bahamas, Big Major Cay, that is inhabited by pigs. The pigs love to swim in the ocean with visitors.
Those who feel more at home in the forest rather than the beach will not feel out of place in The Bahamas. Lucayan National Park offers hiking trails and boardwalks to look for local wildlife. One of the biggest draws is the many caves to explore. Deadman’s Cay Caves is another popular guided tour. Ironically, the cave has been used several times as a safe place for locals to go during severe storms.
Make Your Own Wine
The Bahama Barrels is a winery now located in what was once the oldest church in the Bahamas. Now, visitors can take tours, do wine tasting, and even make your own glass of wine. The Bahamas Barrels isn’t the only place to get your drink on. John Watling’s Distillery also offers tours and rum tasting.
Shop at the Marketplace
Nassau has the world-famous Straw Market. Historically, straw markets would sell hand-woven baskets and wood carvings. Now, it’s a great place to spend the day and pick up unique souvenirs. Port Lucaya is another marketplace to explore with live entertainment and about 40 stores.