With more than 700 islands, the Bahamas are truly a remarkable gem. Each major island and town offer unique experiences and give you something new and exciting to enjoy every time you visit. Though parts of the Bahamas have been ravaged by recent hurricanes, the majority of the island still welcomes guests with open arms. And if you’re traveling there by private jet or seaplane, you’ll have even more options to extend your trip and get more from every moment you spend here.
Where to Stay in the Bahamas
The Bahamas is home to several high end resorts, including the iconic Atlantis that’s known by its two towering buildings connected by a bridge. This is the most family friendly resort you’ll find throughout the islands, complete with private beaches, multiple pools, fine dining, and the famous pyramid slides.
For a romantic, adults-only experience, Sandals Resort in Nassau offers an all inclusive experience and its own private island. The Cove in Eleuthera and SLS Baha Mar also offer exceptional accommodations, with miles of ocean views and plenty of privacy.
Things to See and Do
There’s no doubt that the Bahamas has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. But if you’re looking to do more than sunbathe, add the following activities to your bucket list:
Swim with Pigs
One of the country’s most well known activities, swimming with pigs is a must-do experience that other tourists say is well worth the price. The pigs are residents of Big Major Cay, located in the Exuma area of the Bahamas. And even though the island is completely devoid of human denizens, the pigs are just as friendly and excitable as golden retrievers. Loud snorts greet you as you arrive by boat, and the pigs will eagerly swim alongside you as you soak in the unspoiled natural scenery.
The Bahamas has a fantastic selection of underwater caves, wrecks, and reefs to explore. You’ll catch plenty of glimpses of local marine life, including sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, dolphins, and famous Nassau grouper. Many of the beaches here are also ideal for snorkeling for those who aren’t certified to dive.
Visit the Glass Window Bridge
Located on Eleuthera, the Glass Window Bridge is one of the most picturesque spots in the Bahamas, and that distinction is no easy feat in a place where gorgeous ocean views and marine life abound. This small strip of road and land is just 30 feet wide and connects Gregory Town and Lower Bogue. On one side, you’ll see heartacing churning waters, and on the other, the quiet calmness of the Exuma Sound.
Best Time to Visit the Bahamas
Peak season in the Bahamas is from mid-December through April. The water is still warm and the rainy season has come and gone. However, it also means higher hotel prices and more tourists to share the beach with. Hurricane conditions are likely from June through November, and some of the islands fell victim to Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian in 2019. However, many of the country’s main islands are still open for business and continuing to create relaxing vacation experiences for all who visit.
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