Bahamas is exactly what many people associate with the Caribbean! Here you will find lush green islands, white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, crystal clear water suited for snorkelling. You will also find flashy hotels, casinos where you can spot celebrities and ports full of cruise liners! Whether you want to swim with dolphins or the famous pigs (Yes! Swimmin pigs!), Bahamas is surely a paradise-dream come true.
Bahamas capital, Nassau
The capital Nassau is located on the island of New Providence, and this is where the trip in the Bahamas starts for most people. In Nassau, nearly everything is unfortunately rather expensive. But if you have enough money, it is fun to people watch and play (or be) a luxury tourist for a day or a week. Fortunately, there are many other islands in the Bahamas, which together offer a more varied range of possibilities.
San Salvador is one of the easternmost islands in the Bahamas archipelago, and it was here Columbus first set his feet, when he discovered 'the New World'. The island is a true paradise with plenty of white beaches with crystal clear, turquoise water and perfect conditions for the ultimate recreational holiday. In addition, you will find many ruins and shipwrecks on and around the island, which clearly reflects its dramatic past. In the middle of San Salvador, you will find several beautiful lakes, which offers a fine alternative to the many beautiful beaches.
Eleuthera and Harbour Island
A few other highlights of the trip to the Bahamas, is the islands of Eleuthera and Harbour Island, both of which are straight out of an exotic dream; rich coral, white beaches, turquoise and deep blue water as well as charming villages and exotic pineapple fields.
We can also recommend the island Mayaguana, which is the most isolated and unspoiled of all the islands, as well as Bimini, offering the widest range of adventure such as kayaking and fishing.
Activities in Bahamas
A trip to the Bahamas can offer great entertainment and adventure on and in the water - primarily in the form of scuba diving and snorkelling. You should also explore sea around the islands by boat! Another option on the main island of New Providence is the 'People to People' experience. It is a great free program by the Bahamas, that allows you to get a deeper understanding of the Bahamas culture through the Bahamian people!