Bahamas Adventure Activities Travel Guide
Will this Caribbean destination suit the adventurer in you?
This Bahamas Adventure Activities Travel Guide is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the islands. We hope it will help you decide if this destination suits the adventurer in you.
The Bahamas in a nutshell
The Bahamas is one of the best Caribbean regions for diving and snorkelling. The archipelago consists of more than 700 islands that stretch south from the tip of Florida. Of course, the crystal clear waters are perfect for Caribbean sailing vacations as well as learning to sail.
The islands and cays of the Bahamas not only act as a magnet for honeymooners but also for photographers, celebrities and movie-makers. Nassau is a busy cruise-ship port-of-call. It is the capital of New Providence Island and where more than 60% of the population live.
Paradise Island (Nassau) is joined to New Providence Island by a bridge, and it’s a touristy hotspot with a fashionable marina. Additionally it’s full of olde-worlde charm, shopping, glitzy hotels and bustling casinos. Do take a gentle horse-drawn carriage tour in bustling Nassau too, it’s a great way to explore Nassau.
For a gambling holiday in the Bahamas, go to Freeport in Grand Bahama – it’s a gambling paradise. Moreover, there are also two top-notch golf courses on the island as well as historical fishing villages. There are also some ecological treasures and three national parks. In addition you’ll find endless beaches, amazing marine life and diving, as well as a huge underwater cave system.
You’ll also discover the third largest barrier reef in the world near Andros and a popular fishing haunt at Bimini. There are lovely pink sandy beaches on Harbour Island. There is challenging surf at Eleuretha, friendly sharks to stroke at Compass Cay, and exciting bone fishing in the Exumas.
Why visit the Bahamas
You’ll find plenty to do in the English-speaking very-American Bahamas. There are sophisticated restaurants as well as luxurious hotels and yachts. Furthermore, there’s glitzy gambling, superb diving, pretty pink houses and turquoise waters.
For children – they will love the dolphin and sealion encounters on Blue Lagoon Island three miles from Nassau. Further afield, you can also stroke the friendly nurse sharks at Compass Cay in the Exumas.
While you’re in the Bahamas
In Nassau duty free shopping is a MUST, as is buying something at the big straw market (there are small straw markets on many of the islands). Nassau is a busy cruise-ship port-of-call and the capital of New Providence Island where more than 60% of the population live. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around the capital, it’s a great way to see the pretty pink historical buildings.
Further afield, bone fishing in the shallows is a MUST for keen anglers: if you are looking for an exciting fishing holiday then head for the Caribbean. If you haven’t come face to face with a bone fish yet, just you wait… challenging fishing doesn’t get much better than this!
If you’ve got time, take a boat trip to the quiet Out Islands of the Bahamas – the region is a favourite of Active Caribbean for the amazing colours of the water.
Bahamas Adventure Activities Travel Guide – other pages
On other pages attached to this Bahamas Adventure Activities Travel Guide section you can check out all the things to do in the Bahamas. Find out about hotels and accommodation, and discover Bahamas wildlife either by following the links here or via the image links above.
There’s a page on Bahamas Carnivals, Festivals & Events too as well as a dedicated Bahamas Articles & Features page.
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