The Bahamas is one of the most exciting destinations you will ever visit. Very few people knew much about these islands before they got there, but will readily comment that they enjoyed every minute of their trip. It must be said that the Bahamas is a bit pricier than other Caribbean destinations but the unforgettable experience is worth every penny. Best of all, it is easy to find flights to the Bahamas that cost less than $400 per person.
Contrary to popular belief, there is a lot more to the Bahamas than what you see in Nassau or Freeport. The Bahamas is comprised of over 700 different islands and keys. The smaller islands are known as the family islands and many locals often joke that they only leave when it’s time to find a sweetheart. Each location is special in its own way. Hopping from island to island will be an experience unlike any other. Where else can you visit 4 islands in one day?
Bahamians are naturally kind, warm and very friendly. Many will go miles out of their way to help a stranger. English is the native language, but as with all Caribbean nations, some form of Creole will be widely spoken among the natives. Visitors enjoy listening to the sing-song of their voices as they speak in their usual animated manner. Bahamians speak with their hands and very expressive faces.
The food is amazing! When you visit, refuse to eat anything that is not a local dish for the duration of your trip. Rest assured that you will not be disappointed. Bahamians are huge seafood lovers and are very big on a form of shellfish known as conch. Most will admit that they were not too thrilled to try conch at first but they might eventually enjoy it since the locals prepare it in a variety of appealing looking dishes. Conch is included in salads, fritters, sandwiches and soup. Other famous local dishes include rock lobsters, souse, and a special type of mac and cheese.
The Bahamas is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the Caribbean. The magnificent Atlantis is chief among them. The palatial hotel is located on the famous Paradise Island, which is pretty close to Nassau. Guests enjoy taking hundreds of crazy photos of the aquarium and the many exotic creatures on display. If you are too scared to swim in the shark tank, you can still enjoy looking at the happy faces of the brave hearts in your tour group from the safety of the glass display.
Another noteworthy attraction is Blue Lagoon Island. The beach is amazing and is the center of many exciting beach parties. You can opt to dance like a crazy person for hours or you can relax on the beach and watch others make a fool of themselves. When you are finally able to drag yourself away from the water, you can begin the Dolphin tour. You will be thrilled as these amazing creatures play and splash about gracefully as they perform their many tricks. Just imagine getting kissed on the cheek by a playful dolphin.
From there, you can move on to Harbour Island. One of the best-kept secrets of this little island is the pink sand found on its beaches. You read correctly. Pink sand! This is one of the very few destinations on the planet where you can relax on a beach covered in pink sand. It goes without saying that most visitors first stop to take another couple hundred photos to share and brag about back home.
The Bahamas is often spoken of as a destination purely for romance. Rest assured that there is a lot more to do whether you’re single and ready to mingle or just looking for a good time. The Bahamas offers all the very best in surfing, sailing, snorkeling, diving and even parasailing. Your biggest concern is finding enough time for everything on your list.
Going back to work after this exhilarating experience is the hardest part of the trip. Many openly shed tears as they embark on their flight to return home. The warmth of the sunshine and breathtaking Caribbean see will be indelibly etched on your mind and heart.