The Bahamas rank as one of the top destinations for travel not only in the Caribbean, but in the world and for good reason. From its beauty to the culture and it’s amazing weather, these Islands truly are a tropical island paradise.
Made up of over 700 islands, cays and islets in the Atlantic, the Bahamas encompass an area of over 100,000 square miles beginning just 50 miles from the coast of Florida. Its location, its accessibility and its diverse options in terms of travel, make it one of the best and one of the fastest growing in the Caribbean. From snorkeling to fishing to shopping, Ultimate Excursions invites you to take a closer look with us at 5 of the must visit locations this top destination has to offer.
A great place to begin your journey, Nassau is the capital and largest city in the Bahamas. Home to roughly 70% of the entire population of the islands, it welcomes international flights from around the globe at Lynden Pindling International Airport, the primary airport for the Bahamas. While it is important to get out and explore the beauty and relative peace offered by other parts of the Bahamas, Nassau is an ideal place to begin your journey as it offers many diverse sites and areas of interest ranging from the Pirates of Nassau Museum, Fort Montague and Fort Charlotte, just to name a few.
One of the best ways to enjoy the Bahamas is by enjoying the food of the region and Arawak Cay is a great place to do just that especially during the Junkanoo Summer Festival. A paradise of Bahamian food, visitors and residents alike delight in the diversity of flavors here including conch, fried fish and other traditional foods. Arawak Cay is an artificial cay built in 1969, just off the coast of Nassau.
Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park
The Bahamas are renowned for their natural bounty including their Heritage Sites and parks protecting the rich diversity unique to this part of the world. One such site is the Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park. Established in 1958, this park is one of 25 protected areas managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Visitors here can enjoy the diversity of the region in its most pristine state. There is no hunting or collecting of any creatures here in this amazing ecosystem (http://www.exumapark.org/)
An award winning waterpark on Paradise Island, this waterpark has even recently been named one of the best theme parks in the world. Much more than just a waterslide or two, this popular resort/park features high speed slides, a massive mile long lazy river, over 20 pools and plenty of sharks and other unique and beautiful sea creatures. All set in an Atlantis theme, this is a park for all ages. (http://www.atlantisbahamas.com/)
Considered one of the Bahamas best kept secrets in the southern region, this cay is rich in history and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the peaceful tranquility the Bahamas are known for. From diving to fishing, historic tours to scenic beauty, there is something for everyone on Rum Cay including some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
The Bahamas offer visitors a variety of opportunities no matter what your budget. From luxury to affordable, find out what makes the Bahamas the perfect Caribbean destination for you.