Planning a trip to The Bahamas and looking for fun things to do? Everyone knows about Atlantis, but there are so many other amazing things to explore in these beautiful Caribbean islands! Check out this list of things to do in The Bahamas besides Atlantis:
19 Things To Do in The Bahamas Besides Atlantis
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Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Center -Nassau, Bahamas
Located in the heart of Nassau, The Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre features over 4 acres of tropical gardens with a wide array of animal species. You can hand feed parrots, but be sure not to miss the world-famous marching flamingos!
I was lucky enough to get to march with them myself 😉
Gold Rock Beach – Lucayan National Park
Gold Rock Beach is located about 25 miles from Freeport and is part of The Lucayan National Park. At low tide, the shoreline of the beach spans for yards into the sea, and it is referred to as Grand Bahama Island’s “welcome mat.” Read more here.
Stingray City Bahamas – Great Stirrup Cay, Berry Islands
Located just a boats ride off Great Harbour Cay on Great Stirrup Cay, Stingray City in the Bahamas allows you to get up close and personal with rays! Learn more here.
Nassua Straw Market – Nassau, Bahamas
“Right in the middle of the high-end and boutique shops on Nassau’s Bay Street you’ll find the world-famous Straw Market. It’s home to handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs, and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry, and wood carvings—and all available at very reasonable prices, especially if you’re good at negotiating!” – from Nassau Paradise Island Website
Thunderball Grotto - Staniel Cay
“Located just west of Staniel Cay, this fantastic underwater cave system is great for snorkeling, diving, and wading. It is teeming with exotic marine life and a kaleidoscope of brilliantly colored coral reefs and fish, like yellow-tail snappers, Angel fish, Sergeant Majors and the like. The grotto’s mystique is heightened by the small, almost hidden entrance. It is advised to enter at ebb tide (low or slack tide) and snorkeling equipment is optional. At high tide, however, diving equipment is necessary.
The grotto got its name from the 1965 James Bond spy film “Thunderball,” which was shot there. It was also the site of another James Bond film, “Never Say Never Again” in 1983, also based on the Thunderball novel.” – from The Islands of the Bahamas Website
Cable Beach – Nassau, Bahamas
This world famous 2.5 mile long beach is known for its beautiful crystal waters and sand!
Lighthouse Beach – Eleuthera
“Lighthouse Beach is known for its endless miles of unspoiled, soft, powdery, blush-rose sand beach, considered to be one of the most magnificent beaches in The Islands of The Bahamas, and some say it even rivals Harbour Island’s Pink Sand Beach. This hidden gem teeters at the southernmost point of Eleuthera, on the Atlantic side of the island.” – from Bahamas.com
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park – Great Exuma
“The 176-square-mile Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park, created in 1958, was the first land and sea park in the world and is one of the most successful marine parks. It is the first “no-take reserve” (all fishing is prohibited) in the wider Caribbean. This stretch of pristine water, land and beaches is an ecological preserve and wildlife refuge famous for its breath-taking marine environment.” – from bahamas.com
Swimming with Pigs on Pig Beach - Exuma, The Bahamas
On of my favorite suggestions of things to do in The Bahamas besides Atlantis is the pigs in Exuma! Book a day trip to see these adorably cute swimming pigs on Exuma! For more info visit this website.
Sport Fishing in Bimini
If you’re into fishing, this is a must do when visiting The Bahamas! Bimini’s location right on the edge of the Gulf Stream is what earned its title as “Sport Fishing Capital of the World!” Learn more here.
Glass Window Bridge – Eleuthera
“One of nature’s true wonders, The Glass Window Bridge will certainly leave you breathless as you drink in the magnificent panoramic view. It is one of the few places on earth where you can compare the rich blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean on one side of the road and the calm Bight of Eleuthera (often incorrectly called the Caribbean Sea) on the other side, separated by a strip of rock just 30 feet wide.” – The Islands of the Bahamas website
What did you think about this list of things to do in The Bahamas besides Atlantis? Is there anything else you’d add? Let me know in the comments! Enjoy your time in the Bahamas, it’s a beautiful country in The Caribbean!
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