19 Things To Do in The Bahamas Besides Atlantis

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:

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Traveling to the Bahamas

Before we jump into the best things to do in The Bahamas, here’s a little more info about traveling there first:

Do you need a passport to go to the Bahamas?

Yes! US citizens need a passport to travel to The Bahamas. No passport? Check out this list of tropical places you can travel without one: 14 Tropical Places You Can Visit Without a Passport

What currency does The Bahamas use?

The Bahamian dollar is the local currency, however, the US dollar is accepted on all the islands!

PS: Tipping is customary and expected in The Bahamas, typically 15% is the norm for service.

What should you pack for The Bahamas?

The Bahamas has beautiful tropical weather year-round! Check out this post for a packing list: What to Pack for a Tropical Beach Vacation

Do I need a plug converter for The Bahamas?

Outlets in the Bahamas are 60 cycles/120 volts so it’s compatible with American devices! Always double-check with the place you’re staying though.

Where should you stay in The Bahamas?

The Bahamas is home to so many beautiful resorts! Check out the list of best-rated ones here.

19 Things To Do in The Bahamas Besides Atlantis

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Things To Do in The Bahamas: Nassau

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 😉

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

Cable Beach – Nassau, Bahamas

This world famous 2.5 mile long beach is known for its beautiful crystal waters and sand! 

Things To Do in The Bahamas: Exuma

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

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

Things To Do in The Bahamas: Freeport

Taino Beach – Freeport, Bahamas

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.

Video above from  Steve Crawford YouTube Channel.

Things To Do in The Bahamas: Eleuthera

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

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

Things To Do in The Bahamas Cayes

Green Turtle Cay

“Named for the many green turtles found in the area, this long, narrow island is renowned for its unique, New England–influenced architecture.” Learn more about Green Turtle Cay here.

19 Things To Do in The Bahamas Besides Atlantis

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.

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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

Other Things To Do in The Bahamas

Inagua National Park – Great Inagua Island

Inagua National Parkm located on the Island of Great Inagua, is home to over 60,000 birds, including the West Indian Flamingo! Learn more here.

Dean’s Blue Hole – Clarence Town

This blue hole is located in bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, The Bahamas. Dean’s Blue Hole is the second deepest in the world with a depth of 202 metres! 

Horseback riding on the Beach

This is a great way to take in the beauty of the beaches in The Bahamas! Book a tour here.

Stuart Cove Shark Dive

Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure™ is a 2-tank dive program which introduces thrill seeking divers to wild sharks and provides you a close up look at these magnificent and misunderstood creatures. Learn more or book on their website

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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.

Sailing The Bahamas Islands

There are tons of companies that offering sailing tours in the Bahamas, check them out here.

Take a Food + Rum Tour

Experience the delicious cuisine of The Bahamas on a food tour (like conch salad pictured below)! Several companies offer tours, some including Rum tastings!

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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9 thoughts on “19 Things To Do in The Bahamas Besides Atlantis

  1. When I think of the Bahamas, Atlantis is in the middle of the top things to do there…😋

  2. The picture you used for “10. Lighthouse Beach – Eleuthera” is actually in Nassau – not Eleuthera. Lovely pictures though 😉 If you wan to experience the real Bahamas, then avoid Paradise Island and the Atlantis resort altogether.

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