Grab a beach towel and don’t forget the sunscreen lotion! The Bahamas are subtropical, with a very similar climate to South Florida. Summers are hot and rainy, while winters are drier and warm. Average temperatures are warm all year round. With crystal blue water and pristine white sand beaches, The Bahamas are the perfect getaway for couples and families.
1. the MUST see… Sand. Water. Sun. Beaches are aplenty and there is always debate over which beach is the best. From Castaway Cay to Paradise Island, The Bahamas have beaches galore to explore. There are also many grottos and caves to explore as well. One thing is for certain; no matter where you go, you will have a great time.
2. the MUST eat… For couples, especially for a honeymoon or anniversary, go to Sapodilla. They feature several dining rooms, but the real experience is the private dining. With private cabana dining with your own personal chef and butler, you will feast on the finest of European and Bahamian Gourmet fusion cuisine.
3. the MUST shop… There are Straw Markets in just about every port of call. Yet the biggest is the one in Nassau. Straw Markets have handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewellery and wood carvings. Haggling is a must and expected!
4. the MUST stay… Could it be any other than Atlantis on Paradise Island? With several properties like The Cove, The Reef, Harbourside, Royal and Coral Towers to choose from, there is something to match every person’s dreams of what paradise is. Book early as the rooms fill up months in advance.
5. the MUST do off the beaten path… Literally get off the path and go snorkeling! Several islands in The Bahamas boast great snorkeling sights. Andros Island perhaps has the most to see including Blue Holes. And if you want an experience of a lifetime, head to the Caribbean’s most amazing natural attraction, ‘The Crack’. This is part of a 93-mile fracture that connects the world’s longest string of blue holes. This deep water-filled fault line’s current will make you feel like you’re flying amongst the fish.