Bahamas Travel Guide

Traveling to The Bahamas

Bahamas Travel Guide

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Are you looking for a place to visit for your next vacation that boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches as well as a rich history? Stick with us and find out just why The Bahamas should make it on your list when thinking about where to take you and your family on your next vacation. 

The Bahamas are unique for many different reasons which include amazing cuisine that is a mix of Caribbean and South American, 700 different islands that make up this tropical paradise, and so much more. The Bahamas has a population of just over 389,000 people and millions of tourists flood the Bahamas each year in order to experience what some would call “the closest example of Heaven on

Earth.” Let’s have a look at why The Bahamas should make it on your list when looking for a place to go on vacation. 

Best Places to Stay 

One of the most important parts about booking any trip is finding where you will be staying during your time there. Lucky for you, The Bahamas offers plenty of options. If you are looking to stay somewhere cheap such as a small hotel, or for somewhere more luxurious where you can appreciate beautiful and historic architecture, or for a house to rent out for total privacy, The Bahamas will be sure to accommodate. 

Bed and Breakfasts 

One way to save money while also being able to experience the culture of The Bahamas is staying at a bed and breakfast. These lovely little places to stay each offer a certain charm about them, with most of them being family owned, staying at a bed and breakfast when in The Bahamas will ensure a warm and friendly atmosphere. 

One great example of a lovely bed and breakfast is the Golden Palms B & B located in the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau. The Golden Palms B & B provides you with a comfortable place to visit that not only has a pool outside, but also very close to the beach. The Golden Palms B & B offers a deli and snack bar that are open for you to take advantage of as well. 

Another great example of a bed and breakfast in The Bahamas is the Coconut Palm Hideaway. The Coconut Palm Hideaway is located in the city of Nassau. This warm and friendly hideaway is not only a great place to settle down, but is also conveniently located near major attractions in Nassau such as the Queen Elizabeth Sports Center and the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas. The Coconut Palm Hideaway is also close by plenty of restaurants, making for a rather convenient place to stay. 

A wonderful and a more luxurious option for a bed and breakfast in The Bahamas is Ocean Tally. Ocean Tally is located in Gregory Town on its very own private beach. Ocean Tally offers many different amenities such as the private beach where you can enjoy a massage from one of the massage therapists. Ocean Tally has its very own spa, and of course, serves delicious breakfast that will fit right in with the paradise you will wake up to. Rooms are cozy and provide an oasis that will allow you to forget about all the trials and tribulations of life. 

Stay in any of these lovely options without breaking the bank.

The Bahama's Best Luxury Hotels 

If you are looking to treat yourself to the best of the best with a luxurious experience, The Bahama’s has options that will suit your fancy. All of these ritzy hotels have plenty to offer such as elegant dining, breathtaking architecture, beautiful landscaping, and an experience that will have you feeling like a king. 

One of the best places to stay when looking to pamper yourself is at the Fowl Cay Resort. The Fowl Cay Resort allows you to experience complete privacy with a private beach that allows a maximum of twenty-eight guests at a time. With this limit on the number of guests, you will experience a truly private beach that makes you feel like you are alone in a paradise with that special someone. To add to this lovely experience, there are three different beaches with a total of fifty acres for you and your partner to explore. The Fowl Cay Resort utilizes beautiful villas and provides fun excursions to give you adventure during your stay. 

Another great option in The Bahamas is at The Ocean Club. The Ocean Club is part of The Four Seasons Hotel and is nothing short of fabulous. On top of the extremely well-appointed rooms, The Ocean Club offers a lovely spa, both an indoor and outdoor fitness center, two swimming pools, a beautiful garden, and so much more. If you are looking for top tier luxury, The Ocean Club is an excellent option for you.

Staying in The Bahamas luxury hotels and resorts will allow you to not only have a fantastic experience, but also allow you to step foot in some of the country’s most historic and beautiful buildings. 

Places to See 

One of the most popular destinations when visiting The Bahamas is the city of Nassau. Nassau serves as the capital of The Bahamas and is often described as a primate city. Nassau is just as beautiful as the rest of the tropical paradise that makes up The Bahamas. There are plenty of places to shop at and restaurants in this city as well, all of which are fun to visit. There are also many things that people flock to Nassau to check out, such as: 

Atlantis Resort - Beautifully located on Paradise Island, Atlantis Resort takes center stage on the island and cannot be missed. This lovely resort offers many different things to enjoy, such as a waterpark, an aquarium, an entertainment complex, and much more. Atlantis Resort is perfect for families and people of all ages who are looking for a fun and luxurious place to stay. 

Nassau to Exuma Day Trip - a perfect way to add some more fun to your adventure in paradise, the Nassau to Exuma Day Trip is a favorite. This day trip entails going to Pig Beach and swimming with pigs as well as other excursions. 

Fort Fincastle - A stunning place to visit, Fort Fincastle is a great place to learn more about The Bahamas history. Fort Fincastle dates back to the year 1793 when it engaged in an effort to stop the piracy in the area. You will marvel at the the massive cannons and sheer size of this fort. 

Another wonderful place to visit in The Bahamas is Harbour Island. Harbour Island is known to be a very luxurious island with its beautiful pink beaches. Harbour Island is a place where most people visit to have a relaxing time rather than an adventurous one. There is plenty to do at Harbour Island though, and you cannot help but smile when you find yourself basking in the sun while sinking your toes into the pink sand. 


One of the most important parts of any trip is collecting souvenirs to bring home. If you’re interested in shopping, there is plenty to choose from.

A great place to treat yourself is at the Port Lucaya Marketplace. The Port Lucaya Marketplace is an outdoor shopping center that is located in Freeport. The Port Lucaya Marketplace provides an open air shopping experience while also providing both entertainment and restaurants making it a great place to spend an entire day there. Stores range from boutiques to outlets to souvenir shops so you can be certain you will find something for you. 

The Nassau Straw Market is another excellent place to get some shopping done in The Bahamas. Straw weaving is a tradition in The Bahamas that has been around since the 1940s. There are plenty of different straw-weaved examples such as turtles or figurines and any straw-weaved item you purchase from the Nassau Straw Market will allow you to take a little bit of history home with you. 

Last but certainly not least, another great place to shop is at Festival Place. Festival Place sits at the Woodes Rogers Walk and is easily recognizable with its brightly painted orange and yellow walls. At Festival Place, there are plenty of things to enjoy such as plenty of souvenirs to shop from as well as live music and performances. 

Art, History, & Culture 

Maybe a trip to The Bahamas inspires you to deep dive into the culture and history of the island. You have plenty of options for this. From museums to street art, there’s an experience for everyone. You never know where the next turn will take you. Expect to encounter beauty wherever you find yourself in The Bahamas. 

If you enjoy visiting museums, you have a lot of options here, too. Choose from art, archaeology, music, science, history, and so much more. Visiting any one of the museums is a great way to fully immerse yourself and learn about the history of The Bahamas. 

Dining Options 

You simply cannot go on a trip without trying to experience some of the food that the culture has to offer. A great way to experience different food is by visiting local favorites. Wherever you find yourself in The Bahamas, finding a delicious local restaurant is a must. 

It does not matter if you are looking for an easy place to grab a quick bite or a place to enjoy some fine dining, these islands have it all. The Bahamas boasts some of the best places to enjoy tasty food so you will be sure to find something that you will enjoy. 

Throughout all of The Bahamas, you will find different kinds of food depending on where you are in the country. There is no need to worry though, because The Bahamas is not short of delicious eateries, so wherever you find yourself, there is always a good place to eat nearby.

Fine Dining 

If you happen to be visiting for a special occasion such as your honeymoon, an anniversary, or you simply appreciate fine dining, The Bahamas has amazing food. 

If you wish to indulge in a fine dining experience, a great option is Shuang Ba. Shuang Ba is a restaurant located inside of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Resort and is one of the most opulent restaurants out of the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar Resort’s eighteen different restaurants. As soon as you step through Shuang Ba’s doors, you will understand, with silk tapestries throughout as well as marble sculptures, Shuang Ba oozes Chinese luxury. Shuang Ba’s chefs are from China and its menu uses traditional methods to stay in line with its Chinese roots. 

Another great option for wonderful dishes is at Graycliff. Graycliff is located inside of the Graycliff Hotel in Nassau. This lovely hotel and restaurant have a rich history. The Graycliff Hotel is an 18th century mansion that was built by an infamous pirate. Graycliff gives you an opportunity to understand more of The Bahamas’ history as well as indulging in delicious French cuisine. Graycliff boasts high standards for its dishes and we recommend trying the restaurant's delicious lobster bisque as a side with your entree.

Casual Dining 

When looking for good food in The Bahamas, it is not hard to find, but a great place to look for tasty casual dining spots is at Atlantis Paradise Island. 

A wonderful casual dining option at Atlantis Paradise Island is Carmine’s. Carmine's is a fun family restaurant. Families will be able to enjoy a festive atmosphere that offers an Italian-themed menu. Carmine’s uses traditional Italian ingredients and serves big portions, ensuring that you get the most bang for your buck. The restaurant also hosts an array of delicious wines that are begging to be tried. Carmine’s is also known for their delicious desserts, so be sure to treat yourself and the kiddos to their delicious desserts such as their laden chocolate torte. 

Heaven on Earth 

When picking The Bahamas to visit for your next vacation, you have certainly picked the right place. With so many things to do, so many things to learn, and so many things to appreciate, visiting The Bahamas will be an experience that you will be sure to remember for the rest of your life. 

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