Different Things to do in The Bahamas
If you’re lucky enough to be planning an upcoming trip to The Bahamas, you need to make the most of your dream holiday. Below, we share seven experiences that will make your stay in The Bahamas truly memorable and will undoubtedly quench your sense of wanderlust on these paradise islands.
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Swim with the adorable Exuma Pigs
We’ve all dreamed of swimming with dolphins, but swimming with pigs? Seriously? Well, in The Bahamas, you have a unique opportunity to share the warm, turquoise waters with adorable pigs at the aptly named Pig Beach. Just north of Staniel Cay, Pig Beach is home to the Exuma Pigs, which number between 20-25. ‘Big Momma’ is the star attraction, but all of her relatives are habituated, too, so you can interact with the entire family as you enjoy a day at the beach like no other!
Get wet and wild at Paradise Island
Not far from Nassau is Paradise Island, arguably the Caribbean’s most incredible water park. Home to numerous winding slides, splash pools, and lazy rivers, Paradise Island is the perfect place to let your hair down and enjoy the tropical weather that The Bahamas is renowned for. For adrenaline junkies, don’t miss the Leap of Faith – a cascade through a haunted Aztec temple that ends with a 15-metre drop under shark-infested waters before the big splash. It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Go caving in Lucayan National Park
People often think that the Bahamas is all about the pristine white beaches and turquoise coastal waters. But Lucayan National Park is a wild landscape of mangrove swamps and pine forests and is the perfect place for visitors to explore. Be sure to hire a guide and explore the vast underwater cave system that is among the longest and largest found anywhere in the world. Just don’t disturb the sleeping bats and other jungle creatures that you encounter along the way.
Shop ‘til you drop at Port Lucaya Marketplace
Located in the city of Freeport, Port Lucaya Marketplace is home to more than 40 boutique stores and quaint eateries, where you can sample some of the Caribbean’s most delicious cuisine. If you’re looking for souvenirs to take back to your loved ones, you will also find them here in abundance. Round off your afternoon shopping spree by gazing out across the marina or perusing the stunning collection at Leo’s Art Gallery to add a dose of additional culture to your dream trip to The Bahamas.
Try your luck at Atlantis Casino
The world-class Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island spans a seven-acre lagoon and is one of the most famous casinos in the world. You can try your hand at blackjack at Sea Glass or play craps at the Cove Pool while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding coast. There are also slots and other table games for everyone to enjoy throughout the huge casino, making a visit here a truly memorable experience for seasoned gamblers and newbies alike – even if your only casino experience comes from playing live dealer tables online.
Sip cocktails at the Pink Sands Beach
On Harbour island – one of the smaller islands of the archipelago – is the famous Pink Sand Beach. Stretching for 5km, the pink beach is a result of the crushing of foraminifera, a marine animal that mixes with the natural white sand when it expires. After bathing in the warm, turquoise waters, retire to one of the world-class resorts that line the beach and sip cocktails as you watch the Caribbean world go by – bliss!
Try authentic Caribbean cuisine at Curley’s
There are so many places in The Bahamas to indulge in fine dining and haute cuisine. But for a Bahamian culinary experience like no other, you need to sniff out Curley’s on the Fish Fry strip in Nassau. This no-frills eatery serves up conch fritters, fried plantain, and Bahama Mama cocktails by the half-pint. Make sure you arrive at Curley’s hungry, as the portions are enough to feed the five thousand!
For most people, a trip to The Bahamas is a once in a lifetime experience. We hope that you’re now ready to see the sites and experience everything this dream holiday destination has to offer this summer.