8 Things to See and Do in the Bahamas Photo by: Bahamas Finder

8 Things to See and Do in the Bahamas

The island chain of the Bahamas is rich with history, culture and romantic legend that lends to its appeal. First settled by English Puritans, the Bahamas became popular with pirates in the late 1600s and early 1700s because of the vast number of islands (700+) and shallow waters that made for prime treasure hiding. This patchwork of islands and cays interlock its way through some of the clearest waters in the world- making it an ideal spot for snorkeling, diving and beach time. It’s also home to the third largest barrier reef in the world. It’s easy to get around this group of islands, with ferry boats and frequent flights facilitating access. Here are some notable attractions.

8. Cable Beach, Nassau

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are in the Bahamas, and Cable Beach lives up to that reputation. Cable Beach follows along the North coast of Nassau through New Providence. This stretch of beach is home to a number of resorts and hotels, so for travelers seeking beachfront accommodation, this is a good spot. Guests appreciate waking up to views of turquoise water and miles of sugary white sand.

Cable Beach, Nassau

7. Nassau Straw Market

Nassau is a wonderfully walkable city, that is safe and well-marked. There are lots of shops, restaurants and cafes sandwiched around the downtown core. For tourist shoppers seeking out bargains and souvenirs to bring home, the Nassau Straw Market on Bay St.  is worth a visit to pick up handmade Bahamian straw crafts and gifts, as well as other wares.

"Nassau straw market 1" by BrokenSphere - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Nassau straw market 1” by BrokenSphereOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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