Travel Guide to the Islands of Bahamas

May 24, 2012 | Travel

Grand Bahama (Photo: tripadvisor.com)

When it comes to tropical resorts, nothing beats the world’s famous Bahamas islands. Composed of pristine islands, fine pinkish white sands, emerald crystalline waters, and lush green shade, the Commonwealth of Bahamas is a  paradise for people who are looking for a  perfect vacation getaway.  With a land area of 13,939 kilometers and a population of around 354,000, this country is located in the Atlantic Ocean just north of Cuba and southeast of Florida.

In Bahamas, you can spend time with nature in Abaco National Park, travel back in time in the historic Dunmore, watch the dolphins on Blue Lagoon Island and enjoy basking and splashing on the Grand Bahama, the 5th largest island in the country. The fun doesn’t stop at sunset. Cable Beach offers great party packages for you and your best buds. You can also test your luck in Nassau’s Atlantis Casino.

Things to do in Bahamas

It’s not just the beaches that make Bahamas a popular summer vacation destination.  The islands have everything from dive spots, golf courses, fishing grounds, nightlife, and hotels for you to check out.

  • Dive Sites – Discover the mystery of Nassau’s sunken ships hidden beneath the sea for 300 years. New Providence Island is known for its scenic wreck sites and spectacular underwater attractions. Shark Wall is one of their most-visited sites brimming with the most beautiful, magnificent corals. It’s also the place to see real live sharks up close. Other dive sites worth checking out is the Grand Bahama Island, Lucayan National Park, Long Island, Harbour Island, and Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, just to name a few.
  • Fishing Spots - Almost every island is teeming with schools of fishes from blue marlin, oceanic bonito, to blackfin tuna. If you’re looking for “the big one” Grand Bahama Island has it. Home of the biggest game fish on earth, the island is an ideal hunting ground for kingfish, barracuda, wahoo, yellow tail, grouper, and snapper. Other excellent fishing spots include Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay, and The Exumas.
  • Golf Courses – Tee off in Bahamas’ best golf courses. It’s a little bit more challenging here in Bahamas with lots of small ponds, water traps, and sand traps to watch out. Its greens are well-maintained, particularly the one found in the New Providence Island with a span of 6,453 yards. If you want to up the pace and golf all day long, try Ocean Club Golf Course in Paradise Island with an 18-hole, par-72 course.
  • Nightlife – Cable Beach has excellent nightlife activities compared to other beaches in Bahamas – and it’s much safer here too. Crystal Palace Casino is a jewel, equipped with an 800-seat theater for their dazzling nightlife extravaganzas and one of the largest casinos in the islands complete with all the games you never thought you’d find in this place. If you want to experience the flashiest nightlife, Paradise Island is the place to go.

With literally thousands of places to go in Bahamas, you’d certainly be coming back the next summer just to see other places that you might have missed. You might even consider staying here for keeps just to see all the beauty Bahamas has to offer.

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