Top 10 Destinations in Bahamas
Top 10 Tourists Destination in the Bahamas
The Bahamas is an archipelago with sublime scenarios that attract tourists from all over the world. It has many tourists’ destinations with its exotic views of beaches, clear blue sea and tropical climate. The warm temperature makes the country a homely environment and a tropical paradise for the outsiders. Only 40 islands from the total 700 are now inhabited by the humans, wherein each island has its own distinct feature and charm.
Once a haven for pirates and loyalists, The Bahamas is now the gathering place for recreation and holiday for the rich and famous. There are great opportunities for sailing, snorkeling, diving and having world’s best water for boating and fishing in these islands. If you are visiting the islands around New Year time, you can enjoy the nation’s most popular festival that includes rhythmic pounding of drums and psychedelic costumes of Junkanoo.
Here are the top 10 tourists destination I would recommend to those planning a trip to these islands:
On the New Providence Island, the capital of the country attracts the tourist most. The city is one of the most popular cruise ship ports with grand resorts, museums, hotels, restaurants, bright-colored colonial buildings of downtown, shops for souvenirs and a lot of entertainments for visitors. The Cable Beach here, with its white sands basking in the glow of sunshine, lures the beach-goers and outsiders.
Long Island, which is located in the southern part of the archipelago, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas. It is 130 kilometers long and seven kilometers wide with a great contrast of sandy beaches and steep and rocky cliffs. It is a haven for boating, diving, and fishing. The most extraordinary attraction of the island is Dean’s Blue Hole which is the world’s deepest saltwater blue hole.
Bimini island is one of the closest islands to the United States, not more than 88 kilometers east of Miami, Florida. The fishhook-shaped cluster of islands is also known as the Big-Game Fishing Capital of the world. The popular deep-sea fishing tournaments are held here from March to September every year. There are also great opportunities for diving and snorkeling here. Other attractions found here include Sapona Wreck, Victory Reef and Rainbow Reef.
Grand Bahama is another popular tourist destination in the Bahamas and a great place for package tours and cruise ships. Freeport is the largest city in the country, but Port Lucaya has now replaced it as a great place for dining, shopping and entertainments. Port Lucaya Marketplace is where you can buy straw goods and jewelry. Though the island has quite a number of hotels and resorts, you can have the opportunity to get close to nature too as Grand Bahama has one of the world’s longest underwater cave system.
Blue Lagoon Island
Blue Lagoon Island is a great attraction for the tourists in the Bahamas. You can enjoy swimming in the calm lagoon water while relaxing on the beach, taking sips of tropical drinks, having delicious grilled lunch or lie lazily in your hammock and watching the coconut palms swaying in the wind. There are also various water sports to make your stay more exciting.
Andros island is the largest landmark in the Bahamas and it has the largest barrier reef in the world. It has become a popular place for divers because of the existence of many freshwater blue holes and underwater caves. This island is an ideal place for nature lovers, kayakers, snorkelers, divers, birdwatchers, hikers as well as newly-wedded couples and honeymooners.
Treasure Cay is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The stunning flour-soft sandy beach with its crescent shaped shore and aqua water attract the tourists most.
Bahamas Historical Society Museum
The showcases exhibited in this museum show the history of Bahamas - from the time of Columbus to the modern period. The Lucayan-Taino-Arawak artifacts here give visitors a glimpse of a distant past.
Lucayan National Park
Lucayans was the original inhabitants of the country and the park has taken its name from them. The park is heaven for divers because of the world's longest underwater cave system lying there. The park is enriched with palms, pines, and mangroves. Freeport's Lucayan National Park has the longest underwater limestone caves in the world. You can explore the caves and surprise yourself seeing the rock formation.
The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation
Vendue house is the home for The Pompey Museum of Slavery and Emancipation, which was once a place for slave auctions. Also, goods from the shipwrecks were sold here. This museum now works to showcase the history and culture of the Bahamas. Bahamian famous artist Amos Ferguson’s artwork is exhibited in this museum.