The holiday destination of the beach lovers across the globe, the Bahamas is a collection of 700 islands interspersed over a hundred thousand square miles of the mighty Atlantic ocean. This tourist attraction boasts of the most pristine water on the planet apart from the countless natural wonders spread across the numerous islands including the world’s third largest fringing barrier reef. Breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, a winterless climate year round and warm, hospitable Bahamians make the Bahamas an ideal location for an easy-paced vacation for everyone in the family. Home to the notorious pirates and the now abolished slavery trade, the Bahamas has come a really long way to become one of the most sought after tourist attraction, globally. English is the official language of the Bahamas and Nassau, one of the most popular cruise ships port in the Caribbean, is the capital located on the New Providence Island.
The Bahamas is a tropical paradise that beautifully blends the extraordinary marvels of nature and the bustling economy, sparsely populated with warm and friendly natives. It has plenty of unique destinations within its portfolio that feature regularly on the must-visit tourist attractions of the travel planners. The adventure travelers can enjoy fishing, boating, diving, snorkeling, sailing besides eco-tourism at one of their favorite locations in the Bahamas. Junkanoo, a street parade of music and dance is a popular and traditional festival of the Bahamas held in Nassau and some other settlements.
1. Andros Island
If you are on ecotourism, Andros Island should be on top of your list of natural tourist attraction to be visited. It is home to the world’s third-largest fringing barrier reef and mesmerizing blue holes. If you’re an eco-traveler, kayaker, bird watcher, hiker, snorkeler, diver or fisher, Andros should be your first stop when visiting The Bahamas.
2. Atlantis Paradise Island
Recreating the legend of Atlantis in a luxury hotel, Water Park, aquarium and an entertainment complex this salmon-pink structure dominates the skyline of Paradise Island. If you have travelled all the way to the Bahamas, there is no way you can miss this unique tourist attraction featuring wide expanse of adventure, high speed slides, open air pools, swimming areas, tranquil river rides and multitude of shops, restaurants and entertainment avenues.
Bimini Island, bestowed with miles of immaculate beaches is the closest Bahamian island to the US, located just 88 kilometres from the Florida coast. It comprises of the North Bimini and South Bimini along with several cays. Replete with fascinating history, Bimini Island assumes significant tourist attraction amongst the inquisitive travelers. It hosts several deep-sea fishing tournaments and is called, ‘Big Game Fishing Capital of The Bahamas’.
4. Elbow Cay
Elbow Cay is an old English Loyalists settlement located in the Abacos, a 120 mile long chain of islands. Owing to its historical heritage, this tourist attraction exudes the charm of a New England-style fishing village. Built in 1862, candy striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse has become a famous landmark in Hope Town. At 89 feet height, this lighthouse distinguishes itself to be one of the manually operated lighthouses in the world.
5. Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
Surrounded by sparkling blue waters, very sparsely populated, The Exumas are divided into three parts: Great Exuma, Little Exuma and The Exuma Cays. Located on the remote eastern edge of the Bhamas, The Exumas and the Sea Park are a Marine protected area. It is an exotic and untouched tourist attraction; home to the rich and famous. The seascapes are a visual delight with flawless coastlines, underwater wonders, abundant marine life and white sandy beaches.
6. Grand Bahamas
Located on the northernmost of the Bahamian islands, Grand Bahama is the preferred destination for package tourists and cruise ships. It is home to the three national parks and one of the world’s longest underwater cave systems. Port Lucaya has toppled Freeport the second biggest city from its title of the tourist attraction by offering the best shopping, dining, and entertainment avenues.
7. Green Turtle Cay
Green Turtle Cay is a five kilometer long island located east of Great Abaco, boasts of crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. A walk in the lanes of Green Turtle Cay transports you to the old times and the old world charm of British settlements. A laid back tourist attraction.
8. Harbour Island
Enchanting Harbour island is one of the oldest settlements in the Bahamas and has once been the capital of the country. Famous for its pink sandy beaches, Harbour Island has made it to the top rank as “The Best Island in the Caribbean” in year 2015 by Travel and Leisure Magazine. It boasts of tropical greenery and in case you are visiting the Bahamas, you just can’t miss this tourist attraction.
9. Long Island
Long island, a beautiful tourist attraction features magnificent cliffs, breathtaking coral reefs and calm beaches, all in one place. A perfect retreat for fishers, divers and boaters, Long island offers world-class bone fishing and soft pink- and white-sand beaches that slowly merge into tranquil turquoise waters. It is also home to Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest salt water blue hole in the world.
Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas, is a hub of all tourist activities and is located on the New Providence Island. It is a charming and lively city that blends the old world charm and culture with the modern amenities and lifestyle. Comfortable resorts, hotels, mouth watering restaurants, nightlife for the night birds, golf course, casino and an aquarium make Nassau, a true tourist attraction in the Bahamas.
11. Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay is located on the eastern shore of Great Abaco and has been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world on many occasions. It has an impressive stretch of soft sandy beach and clear water that charms the travelers and is the host to one of the most popular fishing tournaments in the Bahamas.