Best Bahamas Attractions, Beaches & Resorts

As one of our featured destinations in 2024, we turn to a buzzing, vibrant and well-loved tropical escape…

Enter the Bahamas – a picture-perfect archipelago that many would define as the epitome of ‘paradise.’

When we mention the Bahamas, we can probably guess what you’re thinking.

Think turquoise waters lapping at your toes, powdery-soft sand between your fingers and all your worries fading away as you sip that sunset cocktail.

But, how much do you really know about this tropical paradise?

Did you know the Bahamas is comprised of a collection of over 700 stunning islands? Or that it’s home to the third-largest barrier reef in the world?

The Bahamas isn’t just about the idyllic scenery (although that’s pretty amazing). It’s a place where you can relax, explore vibrant Bahamian culture or even get your adrenaline pumping with the unique adventures the islands have to offer.

Originally inhabited by the Lucayan people hailing from South America in 800 AD – the Bahamas today is now a vibrant nation known for stunning beaches, friendly locals and rich cultural heritage.

The islands offer something for everyone – from luxurious resorts that offer world-class pampering to secluded retreats that ooze tranquillity. No matter if you’re a family, couple or solo traveller – this destination caters to all.

So, let us be your guide to all things Bahamas in 2024, making it an unforgettable trip.

1. Bahamas Tourist Destinations & Landmarks

While the Bahamas is famous for its stunning beaches, there’s so much more to explore.

Here are a few must-see tourist destinations and landmarks:

Nassau & Paradise Island

Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas is well-renowned for its charming architecture and historic sites.

Located on New Providence Island, the capital boasts 200 year-old forts like Fort Fincastle and neighbouring attractions like the Queen’s Staircase. Tourists can witness vast panoramic views from Fort Fincastle, explore the fort’s ramparts, cannons and underground passages. Or, alternatively - the Queen’s staircase – carved out of solid limestone rock in the 1700s, provides a direct route from Fincastle down to the bustling city of Nassau.

Nearby Paradise Island - is only a stone's throw away which offers world-class resorts and the iconic Atlantis resort.

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park

Our next Bahamas gem is Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park. Established in 1958 as one of the world’s first marine parks, the site protects the natural wonders of the Bahamas. Spanning over 174,000 acres – the park encompasses a breathtaking combination of marine biodiversity and vibrant coral reefs.

Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park is home to some of the world’s endangered species such as the Hawksbill Turtle, which thrives in this ecosystem. This critical habitat not only safeguards threatened species but also supports local fisheries and offers snorkelling and diving expeditions.

Blue Lagoon Island (Salt Cay)

Located just three miles from Nassau, Blue Lagoon, or officially known as ‘Salt Cay’ is another top-rated Bahamas tourist destination.

Home to the famous Dolphin Encounters program – the island offers a unique opportunity for tourists to interact with these playful creatures (don’t forget some sea lions, too!).

In addition to the vibrant marine life and activities, Blue Lagoon Island stands out because it is completely secluded and has remained pretty much untouched – leaving it a naturally stunning place to visit.

Bonefish National Park

A true spectacle for nature lovers (especially for fly fishermen) is Bonefish National Park. The park protects healthy mangrove ecosystems and offers a variety of birdwatching opportunities. Spanning 1,235 acres of coastal wetland – this natural wonder is home to Bonefish (giving the destination its name) – a prized game fish known for speed and agility.

Did you know – Bonefish National Park is also home to several shark species? But don’t panic - nurse sharks found in the park are docile creatures that are popular with snorkellers and divers.

These attractions are just a few examples of the delights the Bahamas has to offer, additional tourist hotspots include Dean’s Blue Hole, Lucayan National Park and Inagua National Park.

2. Best Bahamas Beaches

Now, it wouldn’t be a great guide to the Bahamas without mentioning its famous beaches.

The islands boast a treasure trove of beaches and coves, each offering its unique charm.

Imagine sinking your toes into the soft pink sands of Harbour Island’s Pink Sands Beach. Or, for a more lively scene, imagine yourself jetting off to Cable Beach on Nassau – where water sports enthusiasts carve through the waves and beach bars offer refreshing cocktails.

Here are some more of our top beach picks:

Pig Beach (Exuma Cays)

An encounter unlike any other awaits at Pig Beach. Located on Big Major Cay in the Exuma Cays, this stretch of pristine coastline is unlike any other. Here, a colony of friendly pigs call the waters home. Take a boat tour to this unique beach and witness these creatures splashing in the shallows or lounging on the soft sand. Want to take your trip even further? Go for a swim alongside the local inhabitants for the ultimate charming and quirky twist to your trip!

Lighthouse Beach (Eleuthera)

How about a serene escape? Look no further than Eleuthera’s Lighthouse Beach – a secluded paradise with pristine white sand and calm, clear waters ideal for snorkelling.

Cabbage Beach (Paradise Island)

Want to get involved in the action? Cabbage Beach is the ideal destination for sport lovers. With jet skiing, parasailers and kayaks gliding along the coastline – this tropical escape is no short of activities.

No matter your preference, the Bahamas truly have unforgettable beaches that will make you never want to leave.

3. Best Bahamas Resorts

The Bahamas offer a variety of resorts catering to different desires and types of traveller.

Atlantis Paradise Island is a world-renowned destination, featuring luxurious accommodations, water parks, aquariums, casinos and fine dining – perfect for a family adventure or indulgent getaway.

For couples seeking an all-inclusive escape with unlimited food and drinks – Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort or Sandals Emerald Bay is ideal.

While Sandals Royal Bahamian is known for its vibrant atmosphere and private offshore island access, Sandals Emerald Bay offers a more serene setting with elegant beachfront villas and an award-winning golf course.

For a more budget-friendly option, Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach is perfect for those seeking a beautiful beachfront location with all-inclusive amenities without breaking the bank.

Your Bahamas Escape Awaits

The Bahamas isn’t just a destination, it’s an experience. From vibrant coral reefs teeming with life to secluded beaches, this island paradise offers something for everyone.

So pack your swimsuit, start planning your adventure and make the Bahamas your next travel destination in 2024.

If you’re interested in booking a holiday to the Bahamas, or would like some travel advice, then don’t hesitate to request a quote today or get in touch with one of our travel experts.