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Things to know about Bahamas

February 28, 2014 | By |

Brighter GETAWAYS Bahamas

Fun facts and popular activities for you to think about while you're planning your trip to the Bahamas.

What to experience at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas

Discovery Dining

Savour impressive and diverse cuisine with 18 unique culinary concepts brought to life at up to 10 restaurants per resort – all unlimited and all included.

Red Lane® Spa

Enjoy a seaside massage on Sandals Royal Bahamian's offshore island or a couple's treatment at Sandals Emerald Bay's award-winning spa. Indulge with unique body wraps, exquisite facials and more. (spa services are additional)

Butler service included in top-tier suites

Let personalized butler service cater to your needs. Enjoy Rolls-Royce airport transfers at Sandals Royal Bahamian and order breakfast on your private terrace or specialty drinks poolside, butler style.

Unlimited water sports

Top-of-the-line equipment and expert instructors are available at no extra cost. Try out windsurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and plenty more.

Experience your Luxury Included® Vacation at 15 Sandals Resorts in the most beautiful destinations across the Caribbean.

Where to stay

Sandals Royal Bahamian

Windsor Honeymoon Hideaway Swim-up Crystal Lagoon Zen Butler Suite

At the Bahamas' most elegant resort, your spacious suite opens to a coral stone patio, just steps from the Crystal Lagoon pool.

Sandals Emerald Bay

Royal Estate Beachfront Two-storey One-bedroom Butler Villa Suite with Pool

Reminiscent of a true Bahamian manor, this villa is a luxurious, sprawling beachfront retreat with a private pool, beach access, and butler service.

What not to miss

Sandals Royal Bahamian

Offshore Island

Escape to Sandals Royal Bahamian's offshore island, an isolated, lavish retreat with a seafood restaurant and beach perfect for lounging, only minutes from the main resort by ferry.

Sandals Emerald Bay

Sandals Emerald Reef Golf Club

This 18-hole course, designed by golf legend Greg Norman, is the Bahamas' leading golf resort and features six signature seaside holes on a breathtaking peninsula. (green fees apply)

FUN facts

  • The Bahamas' name originates from the Spanish word bajamar, meaning “shallow water.”
  • The Bahamas is an ecological oasis composed of 700 islands, with the world's third largest barrier reef.
  • Sandals Royal Bahamian was once a private club for 1940's high society such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Need to know

  • Language: English is the official language.
  • Electricity: 110-120 Volts (same as Canada)
  • Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD).The US dollar is also readily accepted.
  • Famous landmark: The Cloisters were built in France in the 14th century and eventually moved to Paradise Island.
  • Dish: Bahamian Rock Lobster with a side of pigeon peas, spiced rice, tomatoes and onions