Strewn out in stretched cays and specks of land between the shimmering beaches of the American Sunshine State, the verdant coastal mountains of Cuba, and the gorgeous Turks and Caicos, the iconic Bahamas remain one of the most coveted holidaying and travel destinations in the entire Caribbean region.
And with so much diversity, things to do and places to see on the menu (sandwiched between those local conch salads and fish fries, of course), it’s easy to see why! Islands like New Providence pulse with energy and action, colossal casinos erupt on Cable Beach and Atlantis booms with waterparks and luxurious sunning terraces.
Nassau, meanwhile, is riddled with colonial history and rum houses, which’s all balanced by the wild, wild depths of places like the Lucayan National Park and paradisiacal Eleuthera.
There are SCUBA opportunities amongst the barrier reefs, surfing beaches and hiking trails too, not to mention plenty of relaxing tropical sands to simply kick-back on and unwind!
Let’s explore the best things to do in The Bahamas:
1. Enjoy Caribbean beauty on Pink Sands Beach
Away from the booming resorts and gaudy casino complexes of Nassau, pretty little Pink Sands Beach offers a more quintessentially Caribbean experience.
It can be found on the less-trodden east coast of Harbour Island, just a short jaunt north of Dunmore Town.
The sea laps the shoreline softly, its rollers broken by walls of coral gardens and sand banks just a little from the shore.
There are small clutches of palm-topped umbrellas and sunbeds to unwind on, along with some of the island’s most enticing boutique hotels, all hidden amidst the dunes and blooms of manchineel that run along the back.
However, it’s the pink-hued sands that take the biscuit here, glowing in a soft rose colour under the Bahamian sun!