Take a dip in the world's clearest water
Comprising 29 islands and thousands of cays and islets, the Bahamas is a coastal kingdom of true beauty. Sunbathe on the pink-sand beaches, before exploring the marine life of the subacquatic; snorkelling here is an absolute must. Not your thing? Enjoy a round of golf on Paradise Island, or swim with dolphins on Blue Lagoon Beach.
Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis & Beach Resort
If you are looking for a luxury getaway in the Bahamas then Sandals Emerald Bay, just a short hop from Nassau, is the place for you. The resort features a championship 18-hole course designed by the legendary Greg Norman.
Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island
The Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Offshore Island, located off of Nassau's Cable Beach, is the perfect combination of intimacy and entertainment as guests can enjoy their own private offshore island.
Fish Fry on Arawak Cay
If you’re keen to discover an authentic piece of Caribbean culture in the Bahamas, be sure to make a beeline for the small but perfectly formed Arawak Cay, just a stone’s throw from the Western Esplanade of Nassau. Here you’ll find a string of barbecue spots and street food stalls which together make the Bahamian Fish Fry.
Sunday is the best evening to attend as this is when you’ll also be able to enjoy local bands, poetry readings, and other performances. Tuck into a hearty plate of fresh conch salad or shrimp with a rum punch cocktail before the dancing begins.
Port Lucaya Marketplace
Retail lovers rejoice! Port Lucaya in Grand Bahama is the ideal destination for shopping, and perusing stores and stalls. The marketplace is spread over 9.5 acres next to the picturesque waterside with access to a nearby taxi service and casino. So come prepared to let your hair down and part with a little spending money.
Whether you’re on the lookout for a new outfit, handcrafted souvenirs, duty-free bargains, or perhaps you just want to soak up the atmosphere - regardless, Port Lucaya has it all. To top off a busy day to perfection, seek out some live music and refreshments at one of the local watering holes.
Swim with pigs
If the picture-perfect, powder-soft sands of the Exumas islands weren’t enough to tempt you for a day trip, the wildlife certainly will! It’s not just fish, colourful birdlife and iguanas that roam free here, but at Big Major Cay, you’ll also be greeted by the boisterous bevy of pigs that have taken up residency on the island.
What began as five piglets in the 90s, is now a huge draw for visitors to the Bahamas. Swim with and pet these feral but friendly creatures in the beautiful Bahamian waters. Certainly a photo opportunity not to be missed.