Stuck in paradise and need to escape? Sure, the Bahamas are quite beautiful, and there’s no doubt that there’s plenty to do in Nassau, but sometimes the sight of all that horizon speaks to something deep inside of us and we just need to jump on a powerboat and hit the water. Luckily, even though you’re on an island you have your options.
Just touched down in The Bahamas and looking for a good time? You’re in luck – Freeport is the answer. The history of Freeport is a relatively new one and things are changing as they happen, so to speak. What is now the second-most populated city in the Bahamas began as scrub and swampland until, in 1955, a Virginian entrepreneur acquired the land through a grant from the Bahaman government with free trading rights – hence, Freeport. That said, the town is now a bustling cosmopolitan center and ripe for the intrepid traveler. So what are you waiting for? Get on out there and see it already!
Any trip to the Bahamas is going to be a great vacation. But sometimes on our quest for that ever elusive word “relaxation,” we want to see and explore a little bit more than the ordinary. Part of the majesty of the Caribbean is getting to discover new islands, to feel the salty breeze on your face and to know the freedom that comes with having wind in your sails while embarking toward see some distant sand-filled island. This is island hopping in the Bahamas, and there are few places in the world where it gets as good as this.
From relaxing on the sun-drenched beach to trying your hand at one of the many island golf courses, you’ll likely have plenty of options with your time in the Bahamas. But don’t be fooled too quickly. Though the white-sand beaches and aquamarine waters of the Bahamas have their draw, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes of this small island nation – more than meets the eye.
Often thought of as simply pristine coastline and white sand beach, what makes the Bahamas famous, is more than idyllic beach beauty. Six very diverse ecosystems at work in this island nation, and all six of them can be seen in one spectacular little trip to Lucayan National Park. Pine trees, mangroves, ferns, swamp and orchids abound, and at Lucayan National Park, you can see some of what makes the Bahamas more than just a resort island escape.
We all have images of white sand and crystal blue water in our head when it comes to the Bahamas. For many, the island is a retreat which has nestled itself firmly in our heart; a sandy haven of fun and sunshine that we wouldn’t give up for anything. For others, the Bahamas is a romantic getaway of epic proportions, and thus even more special. And while romantic getaways are wonderful, sometimes we’re looking for something more to do as a couple than just sit around the hotel. Don’t worry – the Bahamas are great for romance and here’s why.