May 25, 2017 | By Amy Schwartz |
Imagine powdery white sands caressed by the bluest waters, all framed by towering palms and the Caribbean’s lush greenery… Sound like the perfect beach? You’ll find plenty here that are populated with sun seekers, or secluded and just waiting to be discovered.
City Sights & Cultural Corners
Explore Nassau’s history at Fort Fincastle and the Queen’s Staircase, discover Junkanoo music at Educulture Museum and sample signature Bahamian cuisine at Arawak Cay’s seaside Fish Fry. With chocolate and cigar factories, a history museum and artist studios, Graycliff Heritage Village also makes for a fun-filled day trip.
Get yourself an Aquaventure day pass and discover the world’s largest marine park, located at Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. It features a thrilling water slide and a mile-long river ride with high intensity rapids, as well as the Atlantis Aquarium, offering rock climbing and encounters with marine animals, including dolphins.
Historic Great Exuma & Little Exuma
Venture to George Town, in Great Exuma, to visit Wenshua Art Gallery, the Straw Market and St. Andrew’s Church. In Little Exuma, see what remains of an old cotton plantation, or head to the Salt Beacon and Tropic of Cancer Beach. The Hermitage and Steventon are home to historic tombstones and the golden statue of Pompey.
Exploring the Exuma Cays
Sail along the beautiful waters of the Exuma Cays. Visit Thunderball Grotto, swim with nurse sharks on Compass Cay, feed iguanas on Leaf Cay, watch the famous swimming pigs on Big Major Cay, and dive for gigantic starfish at Star Fish Bay. Go snorkelling and enjoy a picnic on a secluded beach, too!