Are you dreaming of escaping to a tropical paradise? The Bahamas offers pristine white beaches and calm turquoise waters that entice millions of tourists from around the globe. The nation is an archipelago, meaning it’s comprised of nearly 700 of islands that offer a stunning range of natural beauty. Whether you’re looking to relax by the sea or indulge in Caribbean culture, we’re going to break down the best places to stay in the Bahamas.
Situated just 60 kilometers southeast of the capital of Nassau, this region is a collection of approximately 365 tiny islands. The Exumas are suitable for those looking to escape the crowds in Nassau, as this area is way more laid back and private. Several Hollywood A-listers including Johnny Depp and David Copperfield own property in this area, as the tropical views and the tranquility create an irresistible luxury hideout.
If you’re a seasoned scuba diver or snorkeler, check out the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The crystal clear waters allow for nearly 10 meters of visibility on a good day, and enthusiasts can explore the different marine species and bask in the warm tropical waters.
If you’re thinking about staying in this region, we recommend checking out the Bluemoon Villa. This beachfront property is the ideal place to kick back and drink martinis by the beach all day. You may even spot a swimming pig, which is indigenous to the Exumas and gained worldwide attention through social media.
Nassau is the largest city in the Bahamas and attracts the largest number of tourists. Each day, several cruise ships dock in the port, so you’ll see foreigners from across the globe. There are tons of things to do in this city, which include checking out stores, museums, restaurants and colonial architecture featured around the downtown core.
If you’re interested in swimming with dolphins, take a quick boat ride to Blue Lagoon Island, where you can frolic with these friendly animals. It’s best to reserve a booking in advance with a tour company to ensure you get to see these marine creatures!
If you’re thinking about staying in Nassau, book the Windsor Beachfront. This suit is offered in the center of all the action but also features a stunning beachfront view of the ocean (as the name suggests). Not to mention it comes with 24-hour butler service to cater to your every need!
If you’re thinking about visiting Harbour Island, it’s a quick plane ride or a three-hour ferry from Nassau. The island holds historical meaning for the nation, as it’s where English Loyalists settled during the 18th century. It’s also where the first national parliament was created when the country gained independence from Great Britain.
Harbour Island is famed for its pink sandy beaches and numerous golf courses that dot the landscape. It’s also a great place to escape explore the history of the nation and fully immerse yourself in Bahamian culture and cuisine. If you’re looking for a place to stay in the area, we highly recommend staying at Rosalita. This sprawling property has a whopping six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a giant pool, and several sprawling gardens.
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