Visiting the Bahamas: Everything You Need to Know
Like most people, when you think of the Bahamas, you tend to think of a collection of islands nestled in lapping waters. While this is true, you might be surprised to learn that the Bahamas is made up of 700 unique islands spread over 100,000 square miles in the southwest Atlantic Ocean. Only 30 of these islands are currently inhabited, and each of these is worth exploring. You can easily travel from Nassau to the small islands, each of which has their own unique features. Most people tend to travel by boat or ferry, but you can also take flights from Nassau to the smaller islands.
With its picturesque sandy beaches and the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, travelers continue to flock to the Bahamas. The Bahamas is renowned for its impressive pink sandy beaches. In fact, one of the prettiest islands, Harbour Island, is regarded as one of the best pink sand beaches in the world. As well as being a relaxing beach break, the Bahamas capital of Nassau is known for its exciting nightlife, including luxurious casinos, duty-free shopping, water-sports such as scuba diving and more.
Bahamian food is almost worth your plane fare alone as the Bahamas makes for a foodie paradise. Bahamian food is an eclectic fusion of typical Caribbean fare and South-American food. The flavors are out of this world, which you can enjoy while relaxing in a traditional Bahamian restaurant. Of course, you’ll be washing down your dinner with a generous glass of rum. There is something for everyone, from cheap and cheerful cafes to luxurious restaurants.
The same ethos goes for where to stay. There are a plethora of hotels, from the luxurious Ocean Club and The Cove Atlantis to the more budget-friendly Butterfly Beach Hotel. Regardless of the “star level,” Bahamian hospitality tends to be impressive and customer focused, and you can expect elevated levels of service.
The weather is consistent all year around and you can expect temperatures of at least 60°F (if not more). There is a rainy season in the Bahamas (between May and June); however, the rainfall is not constant, and you can still enjoy everything that the Bahamas has to offer during this time.
Love to shop? You are not alone! There is an extensive array of shops, markets and craft centers where you can buy a vast range of products that can be purchased cheaply.
From beach parties to trendy cocktails at glamourous nightclubs to getting into the gaming action at the largest casino in the Caribbean, for adventures after dark, Nassau Paradise Island is the place to be. You must check out the Atlantis Casino. At 60,000 square feet, it’s also one of the Caribbean’s largest casinos, featuring 85 table games, over 700 of the latest slot machines in denominations from one cent to $100, tournaments and events. This glamorous casino features a winning combination of opulent luxury and a funky Caribbean atmosphere. If you are looking for an exciting nightlife, then Nassau ticks all of the right boxes!
If you are looking for a relaxing break with guaranteed sunshine all year round, a visit to the beautiful Bahamas should top of your list. Imagine relaxing on a beautiful, pink sandy beach gazing into the turquoise waters, sipping a delicious glass of rum and we are sure that you will be Googling flights to the Bahamas in no time. With the Bahamas, you can “dream big” can “travel big,” too!