COVID-19 has us all dreaming of mai-tais and sandy beaches. The Bahamas has plenty of those. It’s almost impossible to go to the Bahamas and not relax on a beach in the sun.
But what about the people who want a little adventure? What about the people who want to see the Bahamas in a different light, something unique to their experience? What are they supposed to look for in the Bahamas?
If that sounds like you, buckle up, you’ve never experienced it like this! Discover the most unique and fun things to do in the Bahamas.
1. Water Sports
Most of the fun things to do in the Bahamas involve water.
If you’re in the Bahamas, you better be going in the ocean, or else I’m not sure what you’re doing in the Bahamas. Even if you can’t swim, there are water sports for you. Take a banana boat or a jet ski out on the surf.
For those into extreme sports, there’s water-skiing, parasailing, or scuba diving. If you’re into diving, there are some magnificent reefs in the Bahamas.
2. Conch Salad
Not all fun things to do in the Bahamas involve the water. There are also fun things to eat!
The Bahamas is known for its conch—a mollusk with a large shell. The salad contains the conch meat inside the shell, so don’t worry, you don’t have to bite into a conch shell.
The meat is cut with mixed vegetables and seasoned differently depending on the restaurant. The dish is a must when visiting the Bahamas.
3. Uncover Bahamian History at Nassau
Piracy is an essential piece of Caribbean history. From the late 1600s to the early 1700s, Nassau held the largest concentration of pirates. Uncover the types of clothing pirates wore, their weapons, and how the authorities executed them upon capture.
Another intriguing part of pirate history is the various myths and folklore that still live on today.
4. Snorkel Andros Reef
Watching a turtle glide through the ocean is one of the most beautiful things on earth, especially when you’re swimming next to one. Don’t be one of those people who insists on touching them, though. Nobody likes those people.
Andros Reef is the third biggest barrier reef in the world and is home to many different forms of wildlife. The reef is very close to the shore and easily accessible for snorkelers of all experience levels.
5. Explore Caves
The Bahamas is home to one of the most complex cave systems in the world. The Bahama’s caves are also some of the most diverse in the world, filled with sponges, lobsters, crabs, and shrimp.
If you’re an experienced diver, the Bahamas’ cave network has bottomless blue holes which can reach depths of over 300 ft.
6. Conch Fritters at Cricket Club Restaurant and Pub
Conch fritters are the perfect snack to go with a Switcha—the Bahamas national drink. If you’re looking to get a taste of what the Bahamas have to offer, head to the Cricket Club—which is known as the best in the country. The Cricket is also great for sports fans who insist on checking the scores on vacation (I know how that goes.)
Open seven days a week; the Cricket is a Bahamian staple. The Cricket’s balcony overlooks a cricket field, and on the weekends, you can watch local cricket teams duke it out, which is exciting even if you don’t understand what’s happening.
7. Drink a Switcha
I don’t know about you, but if I’m in an unfamiliar place, I have to get a taste of what the locals drink. You can tell a lot about a place by what they mix in their drinks, and the Switcha is a delicious beverage that packs a punch.
You may associate Bahama Mamas with the Bahamas, which is understandable, but I like to go for drinks with a little less notoriety.
Bahamians usually pair Switchas with a Bahamian dessert called duff, which reminds me of a tasty fruit-filled pastry.
The Bahamas is a great place for a Bachelor/Bachelorette party. Book yours today and drink Switchas to your heart’s desire.
8. Swim With the Dolphins in the Blue Lagoon
Located just offshore of Nassau, the pristine waters of the Blue Lagoon await, coaxing you with their turquoise shimmers. The Blue Lagoon offers a top-rated Dolphin Encounters Program.
The Blue Lagoon is accessible via a short ride on the ferry. You’ll be able to party with bottlenose dolphins in the middle of the ocean. How amazing is that?
If you’ve ever dreamed about accessing your inner Aeriel or Aqua-Man, the Blue Lagoon is the place for you.
9. Dive With Sharks
After cuddle time with the dolphins, you may be seeking a different type of rush. For those thrill-seekers, the Bahamas has many indigenous sharks. Don’t worry, no great whites.
Divers are not allowed to feed the sharks, but on the second dive, the divemaster feeds them with a pole spear. Seeing sharks feeding in their habitat is quite a fantastic sight and will make you feel closer to nature, even if it’s a little too close for comfort.
10. Visit Thunderball Grotto
There’s something special about visiting a place featured in two Bond films. Home of ‘Thunderball’ and ‘Never Say Never’ footage, Thunderball grotto is located west of Staniel Cay in the Exumas.
Thunderball Grotto is a must-see for all dive enthusiasts who crave saying “Bond, James Bond,” underwater.
11. Visit the Glass Bridge
The Glass Bridge is nature’s way of saying she’s better at art than we are. This gorgeous landscape features dark blue waters from the Atlantic and teal waters from the Bight of Eleuthra.
The narrow strip of rocks separating the two bodies of water allow you to walk along and feel like you’re walking on water. Unfortunately, the rock arch that used to hover over the narrow strip of land no longer exists. But the Glass Bridge is still one of the Bahamas’ most impressive beauties.
Atlantis makes you feel like you’re in a different world. It might be the most popular item on this list, but it’s famous for a good reason. The water slide is incredible, and it’s also home to the world’s largest open-air marine habitat, where you can see the marine life of all sorts.
Atlantis is genuinely one of the Bahamas’ most impressive spectacles.
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What are you waiting for, the many fun things to do in the Bahamas await. Its beaches are calling your name. You could be drifting off to sleep to the sounds of the waves crashing on the beach.
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