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Everything You Need To Know For The Best Vacation In Bahamas

How Your Vacation Dreams Can Come True In The Bahamas

The first glimpse of tiny islands as your plane descends, a sip of cool water from a fresh coconut, a dip in the azure ocean and a pink flamingo sighting in the Bahamas are all memorable experiences. This is just the beginning, as every vacation day is full of iconic travel moments as you discover all the beautiful things Bahamas, a country of 700 Islands and days, has to offer.

The climate is blissfully balmy with locals who are happy to see you arrive in the paradise we call home. When it comes to luxury, the Bahamas does everything just right, from fancy resorts of Paradise Island and Cable Beach to chic shopping areas to curated tours around the 16 major islands. An abundance of nature and outdoor activities are all capped with excellent food and drink infused with tropical flavors. There are so many Caribbean islands to choose from, but the Bahamas throws out a sandy welcome mat that is hard to resist.

What To Do In The Bahamas

Beach Life: The pink sand beaches in the Bahamas are gorgeous, with clear blue water that astonishes visitors with how beautiful they are in real life. The white sand beaches are equally as wow-worthy and add in some pink flamingos and you have a picture-perfect scene. You might have heard about Exuma’s pig beach, an island where wild pigs roam around and are looked after by the locals and tourists who love to see the porkies running around the sandy shores.

Boat Trips: Island hopping, water sports, living the high life at sea as you bask in the sun on deck and fishing can all be part of your boat trip in the Bahamas. Speed boats can get into secluded areas that bigger vessels can’t reach and are great if you have a small group, while a private charter aboard a luxury yacht can make the perfect reunion when friends and family gather in the Bahamas for a vacation or special occasion.

Be Immersed In History And Culture: In the Bahamas, culture is all around, from local ingredients prepared the traditional way to the street art murals in Nassau to Junkanoo festivals and parades. Pick up souvenirs at Bahama Art and Handicraft, visit the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas and roam around Fort Fincastle with its old lighthouse and learn about the history and culture of the Bahamas along the way.

Enjoy Nature: From swimming in blue holes to hiking scenic mountain trails to exploring pristine beach areas, you are never far from Mother Nature’s blessings in the Bahamas. Not to mention the animals with sharks, stingrays, birds, iguanas, turtles, dolphins and more that you can see up close.

These are just some of the highlights that await the Bahamas holidaymakers. Spas, dining, entertainment, nightlife, shopping and hanging out with the locals are also part of the exciting package.

Here are our Top Picks for Hotels in Bahamas

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The Royal at Atlantis Bahamas

Atlantis Bahamas is home to the largest casino in the Caribbean, a 141 acre waterpark, the Mandara Spa, an 18-hole golf course, and 24 restaurants on-site.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel- Bahamas

A fun luxury hotel for everyone. Enjoy water sports, tennis, kid’s club, the largest casino, the Royal Blue Golf Course, shopping and the Baha Bay Waterpark.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Vacation Villas in Bahamas

Ocean West Boutique Hotel- Bahamas

A neoclassical hotel with views of the Atlantic Ocean, is close to Cable Beach, Ardastra Gardens, and the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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Here are Our Top Picks for All Inclusive Hotels to Stay in Bahamas

The Royal at Atlantis Bahamas

Atlantis Bahamas is home to the largest casino in the Caribbean, a 141 acre waterpark, the Mandara Spa, an 18-hole golf course, and 24 restaurants on-site.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel- Bahamas

A fun luxury hotel for everyone. Enjoy water sports, tennis, kid’s club, the largest casino, the Royal Blue Golf Course, shopping and the Baha Bay Waterpark.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Adults-Only Places to Stay in Bahamas

Dolphin Cove – Bahamas

A 36 unit-condo getaway for adults only. Take advantage of a marina, the on-site restaurant and more at Dolphin Cove.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Family-Friendly Places to Stay in Bahamas

Sandyport Beach Resort, Bahamas

Sandyport offers the best in privacy and tranquility, and facilitate various activities for those seeking something more exciting.

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Ocean West Boutique Hotel- Bahamas

A neoclassical hotel with views of the Atlantic Ocean, is close to Cable Beach, Ardastra Gardens, and the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

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The Royal at Atlantis Bahamas

Atlantis Bahamas is home to the largest casino in the Caribbean, a 141 acre waterpark, the Mandara Spa, an 18-hole golf course, and 24 restaurants on-site.

 24 total views

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel- Bahamas

A fun luxury hotel for everyone. Enjoy water sports, tennis, kid’s club, the largest casino, the Royal Blue Golf Course, shopping and the Baha Bay Waterpark.

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SLS Baha Mar, Bahamas

Breath-taking pools, a gorgeous beach, a water park, a spa, and more. Book your vacation today and see what sets SLS Baha Mar apart from the rest.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Bed & Breakfast in Bahamas

Sandyport Beach Resort, Bahamas

Sandyport offers the best in privacy and tranquility, and facilitate various activities for those seeking something more exciting.

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Dolphin Cove – Bahamas

A 36 unit-condo getaway for adults only. Take advantage of a marina, the on-site restaurant and more at Dolphin Cove.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Destination Weddings in Bahamas

Sandyport Beach Resort, Bahamas

Sandyport offers the best in privacy and tranquility, and facilitate various activities for those seeking something more exciting.

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel- Bahamas

A fun luxury hotel for everyone. Enjoy water sports, tennis, kid’s club, the largest casino, the Royal Blue Golf Course, shopping and the Baha Bay Waterpark.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Accomadations in Nassau

Sandyport Beach Resort, Bahamas

Sandyport offers the best in privacy and tranquility, and facilitate various activities for those seeking something more exciting.

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Ocean West Boutique Hotel- Bahamas

A neoclassical hotel with views of the Atlantic Ocean, is close to Cable Beach, Ardastra Gardens, and the Lynden Pindling International Airport.

 20 total views

The Royal at Atlantis Bahamas

Atlantis Bahamas is home to the largest casino in the Caribbean, a 141 acre waterpark, the Mandara Spa, an 18-hole golf course, and 24 restaurants on-site.

 24 total views

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Hotel- Bahamas

A fun luxury hotel for everyone. Enjoy water sports, tennis, kid’s club, the largest casino, the Royal Blue Golf Course, shopping and the Baha Bay Waterpark.

 25 total views

SLS Baha Mar, Bahamas

Breath-taking pools, a gorgeous beach, a water park, a spa, and more. Book your vacation today and see what sets SLS Baha Mar apart from the rest.

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Pink Sands Resort- Bahamas

Sink your toes in the lovely pink sands at this stunning beachfront villa resort on Habour Island, Bahamas.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Accommodations in Exuma

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Dolphin Cove – Bahamas

A 36 unit-condo getaway for adults only. Take advantage of a marina, the on-site restaurant and more at Dolphin Cove.

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Stella Maris Resort – Bahamas

Visit the ideal vacation getaway on Long Island, Bahamas. Enjoy on-site restaurants, a beach bar, a marina, and a private beach.

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Here are Our Top Picks for Accommodations in Andros Island

Dream Villas – Bahamas

Nestled on Andros the largest of the Islands in the Bahamas is luxurious oceanfront Villas, delivering on peace and tranquility.

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The Island House – Bahamas

Nestled on New Providence Island, is the lavish and stand out Bahamian Resort, The Island House which boasts a private beach, a wine market and a spa.

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Getting to Bahamas

Flights: There are 20 international airports in The Bahamas, which accept regularly scheduled flights from all around the world. Every day, dozens of commercial flights from major gateways in the United States and Canada land in The Bahamas. Additionally, anticipate routine non-stop flights from London, Panama, and seasonal arrivals from locations throughout Europe. The Bahamas’ national airline is Bahamasair. British Airways  flies to Nassau from the UK. Airlines operating direct flights from the USA to the Bahamas include Delta and JetBlue. Silver Airways connects Fort Lauderdale with Bimini.

Travelers arriving in Nassau have quick connections to dozens of Out Islands via Western Air and commuter airlines such as Pineapple Air, Southern Air, LeAir, Titan Air, Maker’s Air, and Staniel Air. 

Private charter service is also easily accessible. The skies of Bahamas are usually clear and offer ideal flying conditions for private pilots.

Ferries: Take a ferry from West Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale and be at the Bahamas International Airport in as little as two hours.

Cruises: The Bahamas offer a large number of ports of call for cruise ships. Several cruise lines visit the Bahamas, including Virgin Voyages, Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Disney, Bahamas Paradise, Princess, Celebrity, Holland America, and Silversea Cruises.

Author:

Marva Munroe

Marva Munroe is an award-winning Caribbean wedding planning expert with extensive experience coordinating and producing international events for more than two decades. With a background in hotels and a familiarity with Bahamian hospitality contracts, this lifestyle and wedding expert not only produces polished parties, she and her team ensure the behind-the-scenes and travel elements go just as smoothly.

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