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.
Here are the best day trips from Nassau.
Powerboat from Nassau – looking to get away? Here it is on a silver platter. Take a powerboat to your own private island in the Exuma chain. There’s nothing like it in the world. With the wind whipping through your hair topping speeds of 60 knots, you’ll know the indescribable sensation that comes with speed. And then relax on a deserted island: explore its shores, kick the sand, relax on an abandoned beach and do whatever it is young people in love do – it’s all here and possible: it’s your own private island for crying out loud!
Sandy Toes, Rose Island – Snorkelers and water-lovers will adore this option. Sandy Toes is known for just that – beach, sun, fun, and relaxation. Spend the day snorkeling, kayaking, or striking up a game of impromptu beach volleyball. There’s a restaurant, activities coordinator, and floaties for rent. Think of Sandy Toes as your private resort that you’ve booked just for the day.
Harbour Island, Eleuthera – This adventure is a stretch to get to, but once there, it tops the list of places to escape to. Rated as one of the best beaches by Fodors, Frommers, The Travel Channel, and now Viator, Harbour Island is world-famous for its hard-packed crystalline clean diamond-pink sand that stretches for miles. Outlying reef makes for safe playtime in the water and excellent snorkeling. If you’re willing to spend the time getting here, then this is the beach destination escape you’ve been hunting for.