I first visited the Bahamas in 1999 with my family and again in 2002 for my high school spring break. Of course, during my time there I visited the iconic Atlantis and enjoyed the pristine beaches. Unfortunately I have not been back as an adult, but I am looking forward to visiting again. In the meantime, please, if you have visited in recent years share some tips on where to stay, what to eat and what to do in the comments below!
where to stay
Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas
Atlantis is an ocean-themed resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Including the world's largest open-air marine habitat, a massive water park, several pools, and five miles of incredible beaches.
Hi, I am very impressed and fascinated with all of your travel. You are so inspiring! Just thought I’d drop a note saying thank you for telling the stories of your travel and if you are interested in visiting the Bahamas again, I’m happy to share the details of my travels there. I lived in the Bahamas for a year and a half with my husband and two young children during covid. During that time, we traveled to Nassau, Long Island, Great Exuma, Exuma Cays, Cat Island, and Andros. We lived on Harbour Island, which is off the coast of Eleuthera. Eleuthera is so beautiful and my absolute favorite island in the Bahamas (that I’ve been to). Many people like the Exuma Cays, which are special in their own way. For a trip to Eleuthera, I’d stay part of the time at a boutique hotel, The Other Side. Rent a car and explore. Highlights include Preachers Cave, Sapphire Blue Hole, Ben Bay beach, Glass Window Bridge, and Gaulding Cay beach. If you have time, a trip to the southern end to Lighthouse Point would be well worth it. There are many more adventures, but too many to list. There are over 100 beaches and most of them will be empty. Then I’d ferry over to Harbour Island and stay at The Dunmore hotel. It has an amazing vibe! I highly recommend at least having lunch there. Day trips are possible from the mainland Eleuthera if you don’t have too much time. The beaches on Harbour Island are known for their pink sand. The scuba diving is great in the area! It’s also fun to rent a boat and ride around in the bay. You can see sea turtles in bottom Harbour, snorkel cistern rock, see starfish off the coast of Grandfather’s beach, or relax with a picnic lunch on one of the beaches on Mann Island or Jacobs Island. There’s so much nature to see. I highly recommend it!
Thank you so much for sharing! This is an amazing list. I am very long overdue for a trip to the Bahamas. Even though I have been twice, I haven’t been in 20 years!