The Bahamas are a beach lover’s dream come true. Vibrant blue waters and powdery sand beaches…what more could one ask for? In fact, the number one attraction of the Bahamas is the beaches.

Over seven hundred islands and cays make up the Bahamas. It’s considered a Caribbean location even though it’s actually located in the North Atlantic. But its location doesn’t really matter all that much for those looking for a relaxing beach paradise vacation.

The Bahamas has more to offer than just awesome beaches too. World-class snorkeling, diving, sailing, fishing, and boating are also available. So in between all of that relaxing beach time you’ll have plenty else to keep your vacation fun and exciting. The Bahamas also has its fair share of all-inclusive resorts. This is especially so in the tourist-heavy capital of Nassau.

Bahamas Nassau Atlantis resort harbour island bahamas Andros IslandAnd if busy tourist hubs aren’t your thing, that’s okay too. There are plenty of peaceful, less frequented islands to consider visiting. With quaint fishing villages and secluded beaches, these quieter Bahamas islands may be just the ticket to a romantic getaway. But what exactly can one do while visiting these Caribbean islands? Let’s take a look at some of the top things to consider checking out during a Bahamas getaway.

Don’t forget to grab yourself a Bahama mama when you arrive!

NASSAU

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This capital city always has something going on. It’s one of the most visited ports for cruise ships. Nassau definitely has plenty of things to explore and activities to discover. Of course there are plenty of shopping and dining options here. There are even some great museums to check out. Don’t forget to head to the colorful downtown area. Souvenir hunters will want to look for the Nassau Straw Market.

Those looking for a fun adventure should check out the day trip options to Blue Lagoon Island. Here you can swim with dolphins. Animal lovers should also check out the Conservation Center and the local zoo too. Nassau is also well-known for the popular Atlantis resort located on Paradise Island.

ATLANTIS RESORT

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Visitors could easily spend a week at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island and get quite a lot out of their Bahamas vacation. This all-inclusive resort is definitely luxurious. Even if you’re not into the resort type of stay, it’s worth explore just for the day.

Atlantic Resort has a water park, aquarium, entertainment complex, and hotel. The water park is pretty popular with its high-speed slides, long Lazy River Ride, and over twenty swimming areas. Visitors will also find plenty of dining and shopping opportunities on site too.

HARBOUR ISLAND

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It’s world-famous for its pink sand beaches and trendy, all-inclusive resorts. Harbour Island is also one of the Bahamas’ oldest settlements. The rich and famous like to hang out here. But it’s also a great place for those looking for a bit of relaxing paradise too. It’s definitely a quiet and scenic place. The only town is Dunmore Town. But there are plenty of beach-friendly options on the island. Snorkeling, diving, and fishing are popular here. And don’t forget about sun bathing on the beautiful pink sands.

ANDROS ISLAND

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This Bahamas island is definitely a snorkeler and diver’s paradise. That’s because Andros Island is home to world’s third largest barrier reef. There are plenty of underwater caves and freshwater blue holes to discover as well.

Andros Island is also a popular fishing destination. Fly-fishing in particular is widespread. Because Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas, there are also five protected national parks. Nature lovers can spend time exploring the various forest, mud flats, and mangrove swamps.

GREEN TURTLE CAY

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Green Turtle Cay has a bit of a nostalgic feel to it. It’s also a great beach hideaway for those looking for a scenic, quiet spot in the Bahamas. Golf carts tend to be the preferred mode of transportation here. Quaint, pastel cottages dot the beaches. You’ll find a few small shops and museums here and there.

Green Turtle Cay has beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. It offers great swimming, snorkeling, diving, and boating options. Bone fishing is also a popular pastime here.

TREASURE CAY

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The beaches of Treasure Cay often get voted as some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It’s located on the eastern short of Great Abaco. Here you’ll find powder-soft white sands and pristine blue waters. Treasure Cay is a popular tourist destination. Sunbathing is the pastime here. But there are also some all-inclusive resorts located there as well.

LONG ISLAND

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Bahamas Nassau Atlantis resort harbour island bahamas Andros IslandThose looking for a more off the beaten path Bahamas experience should check out Long Island. It’s located in the southern part of the archipelago. There are plenty of beaches to chill out on here. But the island also has other things to discover as well. Boating, fishing, and diving are popular on Long Island. It’s also home to the deepest saltwater blue hole in the world: Dean’s Blue Hole.

We’re not sure if this is where they originated but better whip up a long island iced tea while you’re there!