The Caribbean, and The Bahamas, often conjures up images of European merchants of old, swashbuckling pirates, and the sugarcane plantations and their ensuing rum production that had half the world clamoring for more grog. Nowadays, visitors often arrive on large cruise ships, stay for a day, and then motor out, while the locals keep on in their customs. But for the local, the Caribbean is less about cruise ships and more about abandoned beaches long forgotten by the forward progression of time, and more about the white sands and the sapphire water than the next club stop. If this is the Caribbean you’re looking for, then welcome to the Out Islands of The Bahamas.
Category: Local Recommendations
October 19, 2012
The smallest national park in the Bahamas, Peterson Cay National Park is a 1.5 acre protected area located off the southern coast of Grand Bahama Island. The national park includes the tiny uninhabited island of Peterson Cay and the surrounding marine environment. Only accessible by boat, Peterson Cay National Park is a popular destination for snorkeling, diving and watersports. The island is also home to a bird sanctuary.
August 24, 2012
The Islands of the Bahamas are home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. You’ll find everything from world-famous resort destinations to popular surf spots and unspoiled stretches of powder-white sand. Here are six of the best beaches in the Bahamas.
June 29, 2012
Conveniently located off the coast of southern Florida, the Bahamas are a favorite destination for travelers to the Caribbean. The port city of Nassau on New Providence Island is the capital and largest city in the Bahamas, and one of the most popular cruise destinations in the Caribbean. Nassau welcomes thousands of visitors each day with a wide variety of activities and attractions. Enjoy a bit of sightseeing in downtown Nassau, take a stroll along historic Bay Street and shop for souvenirs at the famous Straw Market before hitting the beaches.
May 4, 2012
Tropical undersea treasures abound underneath the clear azure waters of the Bahamas, home to the world’s third-largest barrier reef. An abundance of marine creatures, sea fans and all sorts of fish dart in and out of this colorful coral reef. Many of the best spots to see these creatures are right off the beach, including Dean’s Blue Hole, an underwater sinkhole that is the deepest blue hole in the world. Don’t forget to bring your underwater camera when you try our top 6 spots to dive and snorkel in the Bahamas.
November 4, 2011
What do the names Cable, Cabbage, Saddle Cay, Xanadu, Ten Bay, Pink Sands, Tahiti, Stocking Island and Cat Island have in common? They’re some of the Bahamas most famous beaches that you’ve probably read about in a novel or watched on your favorite travel channel. Indeed, with hundreds of beaches, it’s hard to pick the top beaches in Bahamas but here is an overview of a few which are especially popular among tourists.