The Pearl of the Caribbean: The Bahamas
The Bahamas are home to jaw-dropping beaches, delicious cuisine and unmatched Bahamian Hospitality. The Island is filled with alluring views, and enchanting white sand beaches, making it the ultimate destination for a relaxing getaway! If you prefer the active lifestyle, hop on a day tour to Exuma to swim with Nurse sharks and the famous swimming pigs, spot green sea turtles snorkeling at Cable Beach or take a windsurfing lesson! The Bahamas is sure to meet your island fantasies!
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Where to stay in The Bahamas
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar
From pristine waters to authentic Bahamian service, this beachfront Bahamas resort provides stunning golf and tennis facilities, eight pools, water sports like snorkeling and kayaking, and a unique wildlife sanctuary.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
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Rosewood Baha Mar
The upscale pick of the three Baha Mar resorts, here you’ll find seclusion, romance, and guaranteed ocean views.
$125 hotel / resort credit.
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The Reef at Atlantis
A Mecca for family fun
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Things to do in The Bahamas
Boat tour to Exuma: Get the Perfect instagrammable picture swimming with nurse sharks. Hang out with the famous swimming pigs, feed giant iguanas and spot celebrity mansions on a must-do boat tour! Insider tip: do NOT forget your camera! The islands are stunning, and after working up the nerve to get up close and personal with the sharks, you will want a picture to remember that experience forever! (and to brag to your friends)
Sip fruity coconut drinks at the Tiki Bikini Hut: New guests are welcomed through the bar area with cow bells and music, we felt like celebrities! The Tiki Bikini Hut boasts calm water for swimming and high energy staff that make for a great afternoon on this beach! Walk along the locals shops, rent a beach chair or hut and enjoy a delectable lunch here!
Snorkeling at Cable Beach: Not only is this beach one of the best in Nassau, it has stunning crystal clear water perfect for snorkeling! People often spot Green Sea Turtles, eagle rays, stingrays and a wide variety of the Islands fish! Keep an eye out for the little critters on the reef, you may even see some starfish or some crabs.
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis: Atlantis itself is an impressive Vegas-style resort. But one of its coolest amenities is the Water park! Featuring 14 unique pools, Huge Exhilarating water slides and 5 miles of exquisite sand, there is something for everyone! While Atlantis Guests get free entry, day passes are available for non-Atlantis guests!
Swim with Dolphins at Blue Lagoon Island: Home to Dolphins, sea lions, stingrays and more, Blue Lagoon island is the perfect addition to your itinerary! Guests can get a hg from a sea lion, enjoy the local cuisine on the beach, take a scooter tour and more. You're sure to fall in love with this fascinating island.
Visit the Queen's Staircase: Calling all History buffs! The staircase consists of 66 steps carved out of limestone by slaves. Pay homage to Fort Fincastle and take in the lush scenery!
Pink Sands Beach: Located on Harbour Island, this captivating beach boasts blush colored sand straight out of a dream! Take in the views and enjoy a relaxing afternoon swimming and tanning! Don't forget to pose for the gram! ;)
Predator Lagoon Aquarium: This is not your ordinary aquarium, at Predator Lagoon, you can walk amongst some of the oceans most notorious predators. Take a break from the sun and check out the tunnel home to the many shark breeds and the ocean life native to The Bahamas!
Blue Lagoon Island
Places to eat & drink in The Bahamas
Le Petit Gourmet: Their Stuffed French Toast is a common favorite! Their motto is to not only feed the stomach, but the soul as well! BONUS: They cater to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diet restrictions as well!
Cafe Madeleine: Located at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, this French Bakery and Cafe has decadent dishes galore! Enjoy a Savory Smoked Salmon Bagel or a Filling Chia seed pudding! Take a French pastry to-go to snack on before lunch!
Lukka Kairi Waterfront Bar & Grill: This charismatic steakhouse boasts breathtaking views along the water! The seafood is to die for, and the ceviche is highly recommended! If you're not in a rush to eat, you'll love spending lunchtime at this upbeat grill!
Poop Deck: Don't let the name lead you astray! The dishes are enticing and seafood is fresh daily! Look over the harbor as you enjoy an easy-going experience!
Curly's Restaurant and Bar: If you've been dying to try the island's grouper, this is the spot! Curly's is a fantastic spot for authentic Bahamian and Caribbean food!
Social House Sushi & Grill: Not only does this hole-in-the-wall restaurant have the perfect dinner atmosphere, but the extensive range of dishes is the definition of food porn! Your mouth will be watering just by reading the menu!
Meze Grill: Wanting to eat in? Have some grilled octopus delivered to your door! If you are able to make it inside, enjoy the moody design while sipping on a delightful cocktail.
Oh Andros: A local favorite! Enjoy the Bahamian cuisine and immerse yourself in the local culture at this gratifying fish fry!
Twin Brothers: Another must-try restaurant for Authentic Bahamian and Caribbean cuisine. With locally sourced ingredients, this charming family-owned restaurant is perfect for a night on the town!
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