It’s Better in the Bahamas
The Bahamas are known for their breathtaking ocean views.
With about 2,000 islands, including the Cays, which are small islands formed on coral reefs, you won’t be disappointed.
There are three islands that will make your trip to The Bahamas an unforgettable experience:
1. Exuma, Bahamas –
With sapphire-blue water everywhere, Exuma island is an exotic collection of dream destinations. Footprint-free beaches and ultra exclusive resorts mark islands fit for celebrities and make this tropical paradise an absolute gem. The Exumas are also home to swimming pigs.
That’s right, swimming pigs!
Uncertain with how they got there, whenever a boat arrives pigs swim out to it and expect to be fed. The Exumas is a dream paradise everyone should visit.
2. Nassau, Bahamas –
An island, known for its warming sun and balmy breezes, Nassau has a tumultuous past. First settled by the English, the area was contested by England, France, and Spain. For many years, Nassau was a home base for notorious pirates, and it was burned to the ground by the Spanish on three separate occasions. Since 1740, however, visitors from all over the world in search of both relaxation and adventure have made Nassau their favorite destination. Paradise Island is among one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, only twenty minutes from the port of Nassau.
There are so many places in Nassau to make you not ever want to return to your destination, such as Lyford Cay, located only 15 minutes from the port of Nassau. The breathtaking views of Lyford Cay are available to only the smartest of travelers, residents, and celebrities as it is a gated community. Celebrities such as Johnny Depp and Nicholas Cage reside in Lyford Cay on their downtime and own private yachts which sit right in the water of the private community. The best way to enter this private paradise is to claim you’re “getting a drink” at the popular restaurant, Captain’s Table … Trust me, it works.
3. Cococay, Bahamas-
Even though this is a private island owned by the Royal Caribbean, it is absolutely breathtaking. CocoCay is located near Nassau in the Bahamas on a set of Islands named the Berry Islands. CocoCay was actually originally called Little Stirrup Cay, but after Royal Caribbean took over the lease, the island was renamed as Coco Cay.
These waters seclude this 140-acre tropical paradise in a manner that makes it one of the best private islands in the Bahamas. It is an exclusive port-of-call for the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and as such, is open to Royal Caribbean International as well as Celebrity Cruises, also owned by Royal Caribbean. The island is located about 55 miles north of the capital Nassau. Its rocky inlet on the northern edge provides a mooring base for tenders used to take cruise passengers ashore.
Gem of Nassau:
The Caves, Bahamas is located about six miles west of Downtown Nassau. This cave seems sketchy at first, but once you relax and let adventure settle in, the experience is well worth it. There is a tour guide usually around the cave explaining the history behind it, I met a guide named Shawn pictured below. He was explaining the wonders of growth in a tropical area like The Bahamas. This cave is about ten yards from the road, and you must crouch to enter as well as going down four steps. This cave is home to thousands of fruit bats each about the size of a mouse. Even though these bats are not aggressive, they don’t like too many loud noises. Keep your calm and carry on.
Nassau is a place where you have to let adventure take over to find the best places to make your trip worth it. Talk to locals, be nice, and stay curious.
Scattered like dabs of silver and green paint on an artist’s palette, the Bahamas are made for exploration. From pirates and blockade dodgers to rum smugglers, have all appeared on the country’s 700 islands and 2,400 Cays for centuries.
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