Are you looking for sunshine, waves, and the ocean? The Bahamas is a hop and a skip away from Florida! Although the archipelagic country had been hit by a hurricane last year, the Bahamas is now welcoming visitors again. You can easily hire a private plane charter from Fort Lauderdale, fly for less than an hour, and live your tropical island dreams.
Struck by a Hurricane
A few months ago in September 2019, the Bahamas, specifically the Grand Bahama and Abacos islands, had been hit by the strongest Atlantic hurricane to date. The hurricane only left devastation behind. The rest of the Bahamas’ 700 islands, however, remained untouched. You can explore these islands for your visit, but you still need to know when best to visit and what to do when you get there before you even book your plane tickets.
Time to Visit
For the optimum visiting times, consider flying to the Bahamas from February until mid-April. You can go within this timeframe to catch the most sun and to go with other tourists to the country. When you specifically want to join the party, you can go between March and April during the spring break season.
Islands to Go To
As to where to go, you can go to Paradise Island for an ocean-themed resort. Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, also offers much in terms of food, beaches, and sights to see. If you want to explore the many islands of the Bahamas, you can go island hopping!
Things to Do
Regarding the activities you can do, Paradise Island houses the Bahamas’ premium ocean-themed resort, the Atlantis Resort. You can stay there directly, or go on a day tour, and enjoy its vast 141-acre water park, filled with pools, waterslides, as well as a lazy river. You can also watch all kinds of marine animals in its open-air marine habitat. If you need a break from all the water, the resort also has a casino and a golf course.
In Nassau, on New Providence Island, you can watch more animals. There are 135 animals to be exact in the Ardastra Gardens Zoo & Conservation Centre. You can even get a chance to hand-feed parrots. Alternatively, you can see the historic site, the Queen’s Staircase. The Staircase consists of 66 steps carved out of limestone by 600 slaves. When Queen Victoria abolished slavery in the British empire, the local government named the Staircase in honor of the Queen.
Once you have finally finished exploring, you can relax and bask in the sun at the many beaches of the Bahamas. You can go to Cable Beach, in particular, for its proximity to downtown Nassau.
Finish the Day with Food
Do you want to eat? You can visit Arawak Cay that showcases the Bahamas’ local eateries. Have a taste of the country’s signature fish fry consisting of local fish such as conch, grouper, and snapper. Top your meal off with the famous Bahamian Guava Duff, a dessert that’s like a Chinese-style Swiss roll. As for drinks, you can try popular local cocktails like the Bahama Mama, Goombay Smash, or Sky Juice.
Book That Flight Now
Now that you know when to go, where to go, and what to do in the Bahamas, you can enjoy your dream vacation to the fullest. Book your flight now and have some fun in the sun!