15 Best Things to Do in The Bahamas

By Dhruvalakshmi Paithankar on Aug 25, 2018
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If you are wondering whether it is safe to travel to the Bahamas, then know that it is one of the countries that has not been hit by the Coronavirus epidemic. No cases of COVID-19 are detected in the Bahamas till this date. The authorities in the Bahamas are taking all the steps to not let COVID-19 spread in the country and it is recommended to take precautionary measures while visiting the Bahamas. Also, we suggest that you check flight operations to and from the Bahamas as they might be affected amidst the virus outbreak.     

Note: The Coronavirus statistics mentioned in this article are based on the updated reports available on March 3, 2020. These figures will be updated depending on how the outbreak unfolds.

The Bahamas is an island country that has been stealing hearts with its striking beauty. Home to some of the luxurious resorts in the world, it is a great party destination. But, while time was busy turning the world into a modern abode, it forgot about some of the islands in the Bahamas. Combination of these tiny islands and fancy towns offer a plethora of exciting activities in the Bahamas. You will never have to wonder about what to do in the Bahamas as you will find numerous options to choose from. You can refer to this list of some of the best things to do in the Bahamas that will make your Bahamian trip unforgettable!

1. Have fun to your heart’s content at Paradise Island


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The first you notice about Paradise Island is the majestic Atlantis Resort. From a golf club to a casino and from a water park to a marine park, it has everything. The beautifully maintained Versailles Gardens and French Cloister will steal a piece of your heart. The water around the island is ideal for snorkeling, canoeing, and kayaking.

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2. Catch the sunset at Harbour Island


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Known for its pink sand beaches, Harbour Island is a perfect tropical getaway. Though it is a place with laid-back vibes, you would find several things to do in the Bahamas around here. Wander the lanes of the old town, take a dive in the clear water, and watch the spectacular sunset.

3. Swim with pigs at Pig Beach 


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Those who are looking for fun things to do in the Bahamas must visit Pig Beach. This uninhabited island is home to feral pigs and you can feed them and swim with them here. It will be fun because swimming with dolphins is too mainstream!

4. Enjoy water sports at Little Stirrup Cay


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Little Stirrup Cay, which is also known as CoCo Cay, is known for offering some of the best things to do in the Bahamas. After enjoying water sports, you can laze on the white sandy beach. Take a refreshing tropical drink and let the cool ocean breeze soothe you.

5. Go horseback riding on Little San Salvador Island


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If you want to enjoy different beach and water activities, away from all the hustle and bustle, then Little San Salvador Island is your destination. From glass-bottom boat rides to deep-sea fishing and from sunbathing to jet skiing, you will find numerous activities in the Bahamas here. Do not forget to go for a horseback ride as well.

6. Experience the tropical escape at Blue Lagoon Island


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Blue Lagoon Island is surrounded by deep turquoise water and hides charming lagoons amidst palms trees. This is the perfect tropical escape where you will find yourself on the pristine sandy beaches. This is the place where you can swim with sea lions and dolphins.

7. Go shopping at Nassau Straw Market


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Nassau Straw Market is an irresistible place that offers the exciting Bahamian shopping experience. No doubt, shopping here is one of the cool things to do in the Bahamas. The vibrant stalls full of handmade crafts, shell jewelry, and wood carvings will give you a chance to buy souvenirs for your loved ones.

8. Take a tour of Fort Fincastle


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Built in 1793, Fort Fincastle is one of the historic tourist attractions in the Bahamas. It was also used as a lighthouse and a signal station in the past. It is recommended to take a guided tour of this fort to understand the fascinating history it has witnessed.

9. Soak in the rustic beauty of Elbow Cay


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Elbow Cay is a hidden gem where you will find some of the best things to see in the Bahamas. Hope town is the main settlement here which is home to the 1860s lighthouse. You would love exploring this town as it is one of those places that take you back in time with its rustic charm. It also has a few luxury accommodations for travelers’ comfort.

10. Visit Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre


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Ardastra Gardens is a place that rescues and rehabilitated birds along with creating awareness about natural resources. Though it has more than 200 different bird and animal species, it is best known for having flamingoes. So, if you are looking for things to do with kids in the Bahamas, this is the place to be!

11. Go to Fort Charlotte


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Fort Charlotte in Nassau is one of the well-preserved structures in the city. Built in the 18th century, this is also one of the few British forts that are saved from the ravages of time. You will also get a chance to watch shows where actors dressed in period costumes tell you about the life in the past.

12. Have fun on Stocking Island


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Stocking Island is loved by travelers as it presents a great blend of relaxing atmosphere and lively beach vibes. This narrow island has some of the best luxury resorts in the Bahamas where you can pamper yourself and also has several sea caves and coral reef gardens that you can explore.

13. Taste local cuisine at Arawak Cay


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Arawak Cay is a little slice of paradise for foodies. It has the best places to visit in the Bahamas if you want to satiate your hunger with Bahamian seafood delicacies. It has many small eateries where fish fry and conch salad are a must try.

14. Dive into Dean's Blue Hole


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Dean’s Blue Hole, with a depth of 663 feet (202 meters), is one of the deepest holes in the world. It is a great place for adventure-seekers, as you can plunge into the water here. Spend some time at the spectacular beach that surrounds this hole.

15. Explore Lucayan National Park


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Lucayan National Park is marked by one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world. Exploring this exquisite park is one of the best things to do in the Bahamas. But, keep in mind that you need a permit to swim or dive in these caves.

So, now that you know how to spend a perfect vacation in the Bahamas, pack your bags and catch a flight right away!

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  • Dear Am citizens From Bangladesh, Now stay in Singapore I want visit the Bahamas can visit, Directly any Flight have in The Bahamas From Singapore, Please Update?

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    • I don't think there are any direct flights from Singapore to The Bahamas. All the flights come with a layover I guess. You can check out some leading flight booking platforms to know if any flights are available. 

  • how far is it from cruise ship port to the pirate museum in nassau? can you walk ?

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    • Yes, you can easily walk from the cruise ship port to the Pirate Museum as the distance between these two points is less than a mile away via Bay Street.

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  • `Taking 94 yr old Mother on Bahamas Cruise what would be some excurrions to take her on on or off ship

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    • Since most of the activities in the Bahamas might not be compatible for the elderly, few options remain. You can explore the various islands and relax at places like the Blue Lagoon Island, Little San Salvador Island, Stocking Island, Harbour Island, and Paradise Island. You can also go trying the local cuisines in there if she is a food enthusiast. 

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  • How far is Nassau from Atlantis

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    • Depending upon the route you decide to take, the distance between Nassau and Atlantis varies between 8 to 9 kilometers. 

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  • what are good restaurants to eat at in Nassau Bahamas.

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    • I think you will like Exagon Restaurant & Bar, The Bearded Clam Sports Bar & Restaurant, and Oh Andros. Places like Social House Sushi & Grill and Mahogany House are also good. 

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  • I am looking for a beach with pink sands and beautiful clear water. Any recommendations?

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    • As mentioned in the blog above, I have also heard about Harbour Island as home to the pink sand beach. 

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