Where Is Best to Stay in the Bahamas?
One of the biggest islands of the Bahamas by far, Andros has some beautiful expanses of mangroves, forests and contains many interconnecting cays and inlets. It might be one of the largest land masses, but if you’re looking for luxurious places to stay or amazing dive sites then look no further.
Andros is the least explored of the islands and it is also the most biodiverse. There are mangroves, swamps, wetlands and palm forests. There is even a pine forest though technically it is in the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re a wildlife photographer or want to see a variety of landscapes, this is the island for you. The birdlife on the island is also particularly stunning.
For divers, the island’s reef is host to the third-largest barrier reef in the world. It is home to a huge variety of beautiful and exotic sea life. You can find some of the best diving and snorkelling off the coast of Andros.
Serving as the busiest port and capital of the Bahamas, if you are looking for culture then look no further then Nassau. Founded in 1650 by the British, the island may be known historically for its connection to pirates including the infamous Blackbeard. There is even a museum dedicated to piracy.
The island is also home to the National Art Gallery, botanical gardens, several impressive forts, markets and some of the oldest Caribbean beach hotels. If you want to immerse yourself in the culture and history, then there is plenty to do.
If you are looking for a more family-based holiday there is plenty of things that everyone can enjoy, like a zoo.
For those wanting a bit more adventure, Nassau is the place to try various water sports like ket skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing. It is also an amazing place to go diving and snorkelling like the Blue Lagoon where you can see the brightly colored coral reefs.
The Exumas collection of island spans 200kms of the Caribbean waters. The majority of the islands are uninhabited or privately owned which actually are some of the best places to stay if you want a quiet getaway. If you prefer something a bit livelier the most populated is Great Exumas.
If you are looking to do a bit of island hopping or to explore beaches and have them all to yourself, you can take the Exuma Water Tours. These allow you to move between islands to see and experience the wildlife. You can visit the famous island with swimming pigs or one filled with iguanas.
If you want to totally relax then Eleuthera, is the island for you. It has miles and miles of beaches, including the very unique pink sand beaches. If you need to get around you can hire a car, bike, or even a boat. Alternatively, you really can do absolutely nothing here and just absorb the atmosphere to truly unwind.
There is plenty to get up to, much like the other islands. There are some good surfing beaches and dive spots. For the adventurous, there are also some fascinating underground cave systems to explore.
There is a huge variety of places to stay too. Whether you prefer a luxury getaway or want to visit one of the delightful guest houses, there are plenty of places to eat and drink. The best restaurant on the island is located near Pineapple Fields, called Tippys, and if you are there on a Friday its recommended you attend the fish fry at Governor’s House.
So Many Places to Choose From!
Obviously, these aren’t the only places in the Bahamas. But these four spots all have something interesting for you and your family to explore.
Ultimately where you stay depends on what you’re wanting to do, but we’re certain you’ll love any option you take.