Ah….the perfect sound of sleepy waves, glistening turquoise water, and pristine white beaches are enough to lure anyone to this tropical haven. There are approximately 30 inhabited islands to pick up and go to, but each as their own special vibe. So for your next trip, ask yourself, which one is the right one for your mood?
Here are the most popular destinations (note Grand Bahamas did not make our list this time as it is still rebuilding from Hurricane Irma).
Nassau/New Providence Island
Besides being this country’s capital, Nassau, particularly its downtown area, is known for its nightlife, the touristy souvenir shops, and food shacks. Nearby however; is the very exclusive The Ocean Club, a Four Seasons resort where the James film Casino Royale was filmed. For those looking for more luxury, head to New Providence Island which is home to the relatively new development known as Baha Mar which houses five-star properties such as the Rosewood Baha Mar. Here there are also plenty of luxury boutiques and a very large casino. On the western tip of New Providence is the gated and very exclusive development of Lyford Cay. Consisting of 450 homes, there are estates that can be rented.
For most visitors who are not familiar with the Bahamas, there is an almost immediate association with Paradise Island. The main draw for travelers is the complex known as Atlantis Resorts whose upscale hotel The Cove at Atlantis is the place to stay. Guests can expect an array of restaurants, nightclubs, casino, and a waterpark housed within this development. Nearby, there are private villas as well.
If you consider swimming with pigs a WOW experience, then you should go. Obviously, this means you’re swimming with swine at Pig Beach (that’s really its name). There are less tourists here and the beaches are quite nice. We like the private island resort known as Fowl Cay where there are only 28 guests at a time. The property consists of villas situated on 50 acres of land and three beaches.
This gem of an island is beautiful and has no crowds. The hotels here are boutique and there’s plenty of rich history in its capital known as Governor’s Harbor. Enjoy a laidback vibe as you enjoy sunset cocktails, plenty of great seafood, and pink sands. Tip: The Cove Eleuthera is a celebrity hotspot.
Be mesmerized with Harbor Island’s richly beautiful pink sands. This remote island is an exclusive and secluded getaway. Known for its glitz and jetsetters, there are some wonderful boutique hotels to pick.
Ideal for that quick getaway, Bimini is ideal for a weekend. Stay in a villa and take in the lively beach clubs and water sports activities.